Week 27 - Mar 3 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

Remember to send in your Book Fair money (cash in a labelled envelope or money deposited online through Scholastic’s e-Wallet program) for this week.  Students should have attended a preview with their class and come home with a list of items they would like to purchase, so you have an idea of how much to send in with them.  If you’re not sure when your student is going with their class, check with their teacher.

  • You can visit the Book Fair (with or without your student), in Room 4, when you are on campus for your teacher conference(s). See our open hours below.
  • If you would like to volunteer, we still have a couple of open shifts. Help our students pick out books and see great smiles on their faces – plus, it helps our library!


  • You can also purchase books online (now through March 13); we earn 25%.


Lastly, if you have a student (or know someone in the community) who would like to perform on stage at our Multicultural Fair on March 22 (5-7pm), please be sure they have submitted a short video highlighting what they can do to the event chairperson; performance videos are due this Friday, March 8 – please upload them to https://bit.ly/42rrQtS.  If you would like to represent a culture/country, or if you have any questions about this event, about performing, etc., please email Daynabelle Anderson at daynabelle@gmail.com.


4-Week Look Ahead

  • 3/4-3/7 – Scholastic Book Fair, run by the PTA; volunteers needed!


  • 3/5 – MINIMUM DAY, students are dismissed at 12:45pm
    • Teacher-Family Conferences
  • 3/7 – MINIMUM DAY, students are dismissed at 12:45pm
    • Teacher-Family Conferences
  • 3/8 – NO SCHOOL, Teacher-Family Conferences
  • 3/8 – Due date for videos for performing at the Multicultural Fair
  • 3/12, 1:30pm – SSPTA Annual Meeting and Elections. All are invited!
    • We will be meeting in Bungalow 41, and a Zoom option will be available.
  • 3/20 – SSPTA Restaurant Night at Chuck E Cheese, after school through the evening
    • Please bring your flyer or mention our school.
  • 3/22, 5pm – SSPTA Multicultural Fair and performances, in the MPR
  • 3/22 – Due date for 6th Grader Baby Pics and 6th Grader Yearbook Ads
  • 3/25-3/29 – SSPTA Presents Women in History Week
  • 3/28, 7:30am – Site Council meeting, via Zoom
    • Request the link from Ms Palacios if you would like to attend.
  • 3/29 – SSPTA Recycling Drop-Off at all 3 valets (morning only)
    • New volunteers are always welcome! 8:15am-8:55am
  • 3/29, 9am – Spirit Assembly


Table of Contents

  1. Newsletter Survey (last chance)
  2. Special Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!
  3. List of Volunteer Needs


  1. Newsletter Survey (last chance)

This newsletter takes a lot of time and energy to put together each week.  Please complete the survey to let us know what you appreciate and what we should change.


  1. Special Volunteer Recognition 

Here are some of the amazing volunteers the SSPTA would like to recognize right now:

Adrienne Andalon (T)

Bailey Johnson

Chrystal Ramos

Daynabelle Anderson

Deering Viola

Emma Villavicencio (T)

Emily Jones

Erin Riley (T)

Gary Laramore

Heidi Wiglitton

Jada Dunn (T)

Jen Heuseveldt (T)

Julie Ramey

Karen Fidaleo

Karen Preciado

Ken Newton (T)

Kessa Taylor

Kim Sperling

Mellissa de Conza

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Portia Franklin

Rose Carradine McGee

Shamsia Haque

Sophia Leao (T)

Yuka Kawasaki

Yukari Murase-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.  You guys are awesome!


Mustang Store volunteer recognition.

We had terrific parents and volunteers to support the Mustang Store!!  Special shout out to Jillian Miracle for donating toys & stickers to the store.

Without their generous help, we could not have opened up the store for three days. SSPTA is so lucky to have them ❤️

    ◦    Jilliann Miracle

    ◦    Alejandra Polanco

    ◦    Christina Mackey

    ◦    Piunik Masihi

    ◦    Laila Wardak

    ◦    Marlee Diaz

    ◦    Malesha Brown

    ◦    Carmen Feliciano

    ◦    Kelly Cullen

    ◦    Jennifer Issa

    ◦    Mirta Anguiano

    ◦    Gloria Kamenos


And, to all our teachers and staff, Principal Palacios, our new Assistant Principal, and our front office personnel (Dionne, Holly, and Gale):  Thank you for your support!


 List of Volunteer Needs

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

  • Book Fair (March 4-7) – Our Book Fair Chairperson is now working full-time! She needs help with everything:  setting up on February 29, previewing the store (helping kids pre-select what they would like) March 1, manning the “store” and checking kids out with their purchases (March 4-7), and packing things up on March 8.  We don’t need anyone to commit to all of these days and hours, but we would love for as many people as possible to commit to an hour or two over the course of the week.  If you can pitch in, please contact Julie Ramey at JulieRamey@yahoo.com or sign up online at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F084BA4A722A7FD0-47835728-book
  • Multicultural Fair (March 22) – This will be the second year of our amazing multicultural fair, sharing some of the cultures of our school with our students. Last year, we had tables representing Argentina, Japan, Peru, and the Philippines.  If you would like to host a table for a country (educating students about local foods, clothing, music, customs, etc.), please be in touch with Daynabelle Anderson (daynabelle@gmail.com). 
    • If you don’t want to commit to hosting a table/country but would still like to help in some way, we would love that too! Email Daynabelle, and she’ll help you figure out the best way you can contribute.
    • We are also considering an evening component where students, families, or groups could perform – music, dance, song, etc. If you know of someone who might be interested in doing that, please contact Daynabelle.
  • Women in History Week (3/25-3/29) – A different chef will be presented each day. We have scripts, costumes, and goodies for the kids.  What we need is volunteers to come into the classrooms, present a famous chef, and have a great time with the kids.  If you’re ready to sign up, contact Mellissa de Conza at mellissadeconza@gmail.com.
  • Talent Show (April 22-26) – Contact Rose McGee (818-818-9628) or Kessa Taylor (TaylorMoore@gmail.com) to get more involved in our talent/variety show.
    • We need contacts with business owners who might be willing to donate construction materials (plywood, 2x4s, paint, etc.) or headset mics.
    • 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 edit the recording so we can share it with families online – or on DVD.)
    • 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 during rehearsals and shows. Even if you can’t commit to every rehearsal and show, please let us know where you can help!
  • Game Room (ongoing) – We have a volunteer coming once a week to play board games with the kids, and we have another volunteer coming once a week to do art projects with them. This is during their lunch recess time, so approximately 12:15-1:35pm.  If you would like to help with these activities, or if you would like to run your own activity during this time, please email the Chairperson, Daynabelle Anderson, at daynabelle@gmail.com, to coordinate.  The PTA has board games available if you would like to do those with the kids, and we may have some budget to support new activities if you wanted to add something (like organized field games or Spanish conversation); just let us know! 

Ways to Connect with PTA:  https://www.sspta.org/pages/ways-to-connect-with-sspta

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!