Week 22 - Jan 28 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

We are still seeking candidates for PTA leadership roles for the next school year.  We specifically need a PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, TREASURER, HISTORIAN, and FINANCIAL REVIEWER.  For more information on any of these positions, please see the attached Board Position Descriptions.

If you are interested in being considered for a position on the PTA Board, please send a letter of interest (with your name, the grade(s) of your student(s), which position(s) you are interested in, and any relevant qualifications) to the Nominating Committee at mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.  Nominations are requested THIS WEEK, so do it now!

Board positions flyers
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4-Week Look Ahead

  • 2/1 – PTA Election Nominations are Due!  To be considered for a PTA leadership position for the next school year, email mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.

  • 2/14, 8am – SSPTA Sweetheart Breakfast, in the MPR

  • 2/16 – NO SCHOOL, Long Weekend

  • 2/17 – Founder’s Day, celebrating the founding of PTAs

  • 2/19 – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

  • 2/21 – SSPTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle 

  • 2/22 – MINIMUM DAY, students are dismissed at 12:45pm

  • 2/23, 8:15-8:45am – SSPTA Recycling Collections at Drop-Off

    • New volunteers can just show up at 8:10am to help!

  •  2/23, 9am – Spirit Assembly

Please note:  The Spring Carnival is at risk of cancellation.  We do not currently have a Chairperson, nor any willing people to be a team of key volunteers to pull this together.  If we do not have this team in place within the next two weeks, the Carnival will not happen.  If you are interested in saving the Carnival, email President@sspta.org ASAP!

We also desperately need volunteers for Game Room.  If you are interested in coming to school once a week, 12:15-1:35pm, to play games with the kids at their lunch recess, please email the Chair, Daynabelle Anderson, at daynabelle@gmail.com.  The kids LOVE it!


Table of Contents

1. Nominate Yourself for a PTA Leadership Position for Next Year

2. Sweetheart Breakfast 

3. Special Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!

4. List of Volunteer Needs


1. PTA Leadership Nominations Are Open

We elect officers each year for a one-year term, and no one may serve in the same position for more than two consecutive years.  So, we’re always looking for new leaders!

We are currently seeking candidates for all PTA Board positions for the 2024-2025 school year:

  • President – master organizer

  • Vice President of Programs – party planner

  • Treasurer – money handler

  • Secretary – notes taker

  • Historian – volunteer appreciator

  • Financial Reviewer – 2nd set of eyes on the money

If you would like to know more about a specific position, please see the attached Board Position Descriptions document.  You may also reach out to any current PTA Board member.

If you would like to serve as a PTA leader for next year, please email that information to the Nominating Committee at mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.  Let them know which position(s) you are most interested in, and they will work to make a great slate.

Nominations are requested by February 1, so don’t delay!  Send in your statement of interest today.  mrschrystalramos@gmail.com

Remember, you need to be a PTA member for at least 30 days in order to be eligible to vote in our elections (the next one is March 12 at 1:30pm) or to serve in a leadership position.  So, sign up now!


There is no commitment of any kind when you become a member.  You do not have to volunteer.  You do not even have to attend any meetings!  Though we hope you’ll do both!!!

You can drop a check or cash off at the school office ($7 per person) with a note including your name, email address, and phone number along with a list of who you would like to sign up as members and the names and teachers of your children at Sulphur Springs.

Or you can sign up online at:  https://jointotem.com/ca/canyon-country/sulphur-springs-community-school-pta/join/register.  $8, with the extra $1 covers the additional fees charged by credit card companies and the cost of the Totem software.


2. Sweetheart Breakfast

Join your fellow Mustang families in the MPR on the morning of Wednesday, February 14, for a sweet time.  ;)  The SSPTA will be hosting a light breakfast (think bagels, muffins, donuts, fruit) from 8:00am to 8:30am, and there will also be a LOVEly photo op for students and their friends and families.  Non-student siblings are welcome at this event.

Please plan to arrive early so you have plenty of time to enjoy the provided food and the wonderful company of friends and family.  Non-students will be asked to leave the campus before the start of the school day (8:45am).

We are seeking donations of food and beverages for this heartwarming event, and we are delighted to have helpers for set-up, serving, and/or clean-up.

To sign up, please visit our SignUpGenius link online at 



3. Special Volunteer Recognition

SSPTA would like to recognize these amazing volunteers for their willingness to donate their time to our student body!  Thank you for all the energy you bring to our community!

Adrienne Andalon (T)

Angie Figueroa

Bailey Johnson

Chrystal Ramos

Claudia Pineda

Daynabelle Anderson

Deering Viola

Emma Villavicencio (T)

Erin Riley (T)

Gary Laramore

Heidi Wiglitton

Jada Dunn (T)

Jeanette James

Jen Heuseveldt (T)

Julie Ramey

Karen Fidaleo

Karen Preciado

Ken Newton (T)

Kessa Taylor

Kim Sperling

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Portia Franklin

Rose Carradine McGee

Shamsia Haque

Sophia Leao (T)

Yuka Kawasaki

Yukari Louden

Yvette Spencer


(T) = A special thank you to our teacher members who are actively volunteering to support, run, or lead various PTA programs and special student opportunities.

And, to all our teachers and staff, Principal Palacios, Assistant Principal Terrazas, and our front office personnel:  Thank you for your support!


4. List of Volunteer Needs

We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following areas.  If you would like to donate your time, regardless of the amount, please reach out to the contact listed:

  • Game Room (ongoing) – Our volunteers who were running this fun activity with the kids during lunch time had stuff come up and can’t make it.  We are seeking people who can come once a week, 12:15-1:35pm, to play games with the kids.  If you are interested, please email the Chair, Daynabelle Anderson, at daynabelle@gmail.com.  

  • Talent Show (March/April) – Contact Rose McGee (818-818-9628) or Kessa Taylor (K.TaylorMoore@gmail.com) to get more involved.

    • We need contacts with business owners who might be willing to donate construction materials (plywood, 2x4s, paint, etc.) and with anyone who might have lavalier or headset microphones we could borrow.

    • We are also seeking a volunteer who could help with filming and/or editing the students’ performances.  (We can probably get access to a camera or two, but we need someone who can use it and then ideally do something with the recording so we can share it.)

    • And, of course, we need people to help with make-up and hair, to supervise the kids backstage, and to help with our sound system.

  • Spring Carnival (May) – This event requires a dedicated team of volunteers to coordinate food vendors, games, and fun activities for a fun family night.   The Spring Carnival is at risk of cancellation.  We do not currently have a Chairperson, nor even a team of willing people to be key volunteers for this event.  If we do not have this team in place February 15, the Carnival will not happen.  If you are interested in saving the Carnival, email President@sspta.org ASAP!


Ways to Connect with PTA:  


If you would like to know more about what the Sulphur Springs PTA does for our school, please check out:  https://www.sspta.org/pages/about-us

Email President@sspta.org with any questions!