Week 35 - May 5 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation events.  Our campus was really filled with love and recognition for those who do so much all year long for each of our students.

Speaking of recognition, our PTA Volunteer Recognition luncheon is fast-approaching. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, May 14, at Toppers on Soledad Canyon Rd.  We will be having lunch at 11:15am, presenting awards to our amazing volunteers, and conducting our last PTA association meeting of the year.  Come meet next year’s PTA leaders and hear their plans for major events. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Remember also, this Friday is our Boots and Beauties Daughter Dance – May 10, 5:30pm in the MPR.  We will have a DJ spinning your favorite tunes and leading the kids in some great games.  There will be a photo booth to capture your best memories.  And we’ll be providing tasty food – all for the low suggested-donation price of $20 per person.  Buy your tickets now – the deadline is Monday, May 6, so we can plan appropriately for food!


Sulphur Springs’ Got Talent, our annual variety show, also has a couple of announcements. 

Winners will be contacted by Rose regarding the delivery of their prize.  If you would like to contact Rose Carradine McGee, she can be texted at 661-644-7779.

Rose and Gary would like to again give a huge thank you to the Sulphur Springs’ Got Talent cast, crew, and families.  The show sold out both nights and may just be our best yet.

4-Week Look-Ahead

This Week

  • 5/7, 9am – Coffee with the Principal in the MPR (NEW DATE)

  • 5/10, 5:30pm – Family Dance in the MPR (“Boots and Beauties” Western theme)

    • $20 admission donation covers entry to the dance, photo booth, and food!


Next Week 

  • 5/14, 11:15am – Last PTA Meeting of the Year at Topper’s Pizza – join us!

    • Celebrate this year’s amazing volunteers!

    • Meet your new Board members/officers for next year!

    • Preview the calendar for 2024-2025.  Share your thoughts/ideas!

  • 5/15, 4-7pm – SSPTA Restaurant Night at McDonald’s on Soledad Canyon

    • McTeacher Night, starring your very own teachers and Principal Palacios!

    • Come hang out in the PlayPlace, order a tasty treat, or just chill with friends.

  • 5/16 – Minimum Day, students will be dismissed at 12:45pm.


Week 3

  • Yearbooks are on sale until supplies run out!


  • 5/24 – SSPTA Mustang Store Set-up – Text Yuka (818-749-2203) to coordinate.  

Week 4

  • 5/27 – No School, Memorial Day

  • 5/28 – Possible Field Day, hosted by the PTA

    • If you are interested in getting involved, please email President@sspta.org.

  • 5/29 – SSPTA Mustang Store, 12:30-2:00pm

  • 5/30, 7:30am – School Site Council meeting on Zoom

    • The link will be available in that week’s Mustang Message (on Monday).

  • 5/30 – SSPTA Mustang Store, 12:30-3:00pm

  • 5/31 – SSPTA Recycling Drop-Off at all 3 valets (morning only)

    • New volunteers are always welcome!  8:10am-8:50am

  • 5/31, 9am – Spirit Assembly with 6th Grade Awards

  • 5/31 – SSPTA Mustang Store, 10:00-3:00pm

Table of Contents

1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!

2. List of Urgent Volunteer Needs

- Spring Carnival Replacement (Possible Field Day)

- Mustang Store

1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition

Thank you to all our PTA volunteers for your work this past school week on:  Teacher and Staff Appreciation (including numerous food donations, door decorations, and so much more!), Game Room (and Art Room!), the Great Artist Program, planning for this Friday’s Daughter Dance, and preparing for next week’s PTA Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon!  

Here are our amazing volunteers that the SSPTA would like to recognize right now: 

Adrienne Andalon (T)

Anabel Baqueiro

Angela Figueroa

Ani Boghosian

Ashley Pineda

Bailey Johnson

Caitlin Milio

Candice Murphy

Carmen Feliciano

Christine Inglis

Chrystal Ramos

Crystal Bennett

Danielle Vels

Deering Viola

Emma Villavicencio (T)

Emily Jones

Erin Riley (T)

Gloria Kamenos

Jada Dunn (T)

Jamie Fisher

Jen Heuseveldt (T)

Jennifer Issa

Jessica Coleman

Jocelyn Novelo

Julie Ramey

Karen Preciado

Katie Elford

Ken Newton (T)

Kim Sperling

Linda Hernandez

Lucy Nunez

LyNetta Shonibare

Maria Ortiz

Mette Regoli

Milena Akopyan

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Piunik Masihi

Portia Franklin

Rachel Hilton

Ritma Estupinan

Rochelle Perez

Rocio Carias

Rose Carradine McGee

Sandra Serrano

Sarah Scott

Shamsia Haque

Sophia Leao (T)

Tracy Ma

Vanessa Pineda

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!

And, to all our teachers and staff, Principal Katie Palacios, District Support Administrator Monica Rodriguez-Grubbs, and our front office personnel (Dionne Hinson, Holly Slocum-Reyes, and Gale Tripp):  Thank you for your support!

2. List of Urgent 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:

  • Possible Field Day (5/28), hosted by the PTA

    • If you are interested in getting involved, please email President@sspta.org.

    • We are looking into maybe having a DJ, playing some games, etc.

  • Mustang Store (May 29, 30, 31) – Yuka Kawasaki, Chairperson (818-749-2203)

    • 5/24 Set-Up – Text Yuka to coordinate the best time.

    • Wednesday, 5/29, 12:30-2:00pm

    • Thursday, 5/30, 12:30-3:00pm

    • Friday, 5/31, 10:00-3:00pm

    • Monday, 6/3, 9:00am-1:00pm and then clean-up

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

You can join our PTA with an $8 Membership at https://jointotem.com/ca/canyon-country/sulphur-springs-community-school-pta/join/register     

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!