Week 36 - May 12 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

It was wonderful to see so many of you on Friday night at our Boots and Beauties Dance.  There were a lot of special memories made, and we thank all our attendees for making it such a fantastic time.  This year’s event was co-chaired by two of our very own teachers, and they are hoping to hand off what they have learned to another parent who might want to take the lead.  If you are interested, please let Kim Sperling, Chrystal Ramos, or Jessica Coleman know.  (Email President@sspta.org or text Chrystal at 512-800-3672.)

THIS TUESDAY, we have our SSPTA Volunteer Recognition Luncheon as well as our last PTA Meeting of the year.  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.  

  • Congratulate our Founders’ Day Award recipients.  Teachers who have received Founder’s Day Awards (or SSPTA Volunteer Awards) will be honored on May 24 at the morning AR Assembly.

  • And get your name on the list to help with activities and planning in the Fall. 

We look forward to seeing all of you there!


4-Week Look-Ahead

This 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.


Next Week 

  • Yearbooks are on sale until supplies run out!


  • 5/24 – SSPTA Mustang Store Set-up – Text Yuka (818-749-2203) to volunteer and coordinate times that work for both of you.  


Week 3

  • 5/27 – No School, Memorial Day

  • 5/28 – Mustang Day of Fun, hosted by the PTA

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

    • We are in need of a pop-up tent for shade, if you have one we can borrow.

  • 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

    • PTA Founder’s Day Awards for Teachers

  • 5/31 – SSPTA Mustang Store, 10:30am-3:00pm


Week 4

  • 6/3 – SSPTA Mustang Store, 9:00am-1:00pm; then clean-up (for the year!)

  • 6/6 – Last day of school; MINIMUM DAY, students are dismissed at 12:45pm

Table of Contents

1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!

2. List of Urgent Volunteer Needs

- Spring Carnival Replacement (“Mustang Day of Fun”)

- Mustang Store


1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition

Thank you to all our PTA volunteers for your work this past school week on:  the Boots and Beauties Dance (especially our teachers Jada Dunn and Sophia Leao who co-chaired this special event), Game Room (and Art Room!), the Great Artist Program, and preparing for next week’s Annual PTA Meeting and our Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon!  

Thank you to the school for honoring so many of our volunteers as well as other volunteers who help out around school on a regular basis at Thursday’s School Volunteer Breakfast.  The food was delicious, and the companionship was top-notch.

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

Adrienne Andalon (T)

Bailey Johnson

Chrystal Ramos

Deering Viola

Emma Villavicencio (T)

Emily Jones

Erin Riley (T)

Gary Laramore

Gerry Snider

Jada Dunn (T)

Jen Heuseveldt (T)

Jessica Coleman

Julie Ramey

Karen Preciado

Ken Newton (T)

Kim Sperling

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Portia Franklin

Rose Carradine McGee

Scarlet Montoya

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!

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:

  • Mustang Day of Fun (5/28), hosted by the PTA

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

    • We are looking into having a DJ, playing some games, possibly doing some water-based activities, maybe providing a sweet treat, etc.

    • We need at least two pop-up tents to borrow.

  • 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!