Week 39 - June 2 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,


Thank you for another wonderful year.  It has been my honor to serve as your PTA President for the past two school years, and I hope you have enjoyed all the activities and events we sponsored, funded, provided, and championed.

Next year’s board is already hard at work planning for a fun start to the school year.  You will find their contact information below.  If you would like to get more involved, please reach out.  We have a number of open positions available (like Membership and Hospitality), and we are always seeking help in others (like Communications).  We may also have room in the Secretary role if anyone is interested in joining the board and taking notes at meetings.  We also have chairperson/ leadership roles open for several events (like Reflections Art Show and Contest, Welcome Back BBQ, Recycling, Trunk or Treat, Spirit Wear, Sweetheart Breakfast, etc.), and we’re also looking for people who just like to help once all the planning is done.  We won’t make you be in charge if you don’t want to do that, but we love to know who our helpers are.  

Don’t be strangers!  We can’t wait to see you again.


Jessica Coleman

SSPTA President, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

PS – If you’d like to support our school before the year is out, we have two wish lists worth looking at:

Library Wish List - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WCK31V6Q6ZCJ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_4#

MakerSpace - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3AAMDW546M81I?type=wishlist


Thank you to all our volunteers from last Tuesday’s Mustang Day of Fun.  We couldn’t have brought such a wonderful day to the kids without you!

And thank you to all our volunteers who helped with the Mustang Store all last week and this coming Monday!  If your student has not attended Mustang Store, and they want to trade in their PRIDE slips for great prizes, this is their last chance of the year!  Open hours, when students can attend without their teacher/class, are Monday, June 3, 12:30-1:00pm.


4-Week Look-Ahead

This Week

  • 6/3 – Yearbooks are going home this Monday.

  • 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

Week 2-4

  • Happy Summer!  Our first PTA Meeting of the year will take place at 9am on the first day of school (right after the Principal’s Welcome Back).  We hope to see you there!

  • Welcome Back BBQ – Thursday, August 29 (save the date!)


Table of Contents

1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition – Thank you so much!

2. Contact Information for Next Year’s Board

3. Open Position Descriptions

4. Fun Summer Program – Free Bowling for Kids

1. Weekly Volunteer Recognition

Thank you to all our PTA volunteers for your work this past school week on:  Game Room (and Art Room!), the Great Artist Program, the Mustang Day of Fun, Mustang Store, and preparing for 6th Grade Promotion!  We couldn’t have done all that we did this year without all our volunteers – for this week, last week, and all the weeks this year!  

We had more than 130 volunteers helping out with various events this year.  Woo hoo!

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

Adriana Mata

Adrienne Andalon (T)

Alexandra Dumenigo

Andrew Tristan

Ashley Pineda

Bailey Johnson

Carmen Feliciano

Cassandra McCormick

Chrystal Ramos

Crystal Bennett

Daleen Narvaez

Daynabelle Anderson

Deb Ortiz

Deering Viola

Emily Jones

Erin Riley (T)

Gerry Snider

Gloria Kamenos

Happy Georgeson

Hrarpi Kevorkian

Jackie Ruiz

Jamie Fisher

Jeanette James

Jen Heuseveldt (T)

Jennifer Issa

Jennifer Salinas

Jessica Coleman

Jill Scott

Jilliann Miracle

Julia Dumenigo

Julie Ramey

Karen Preciado

Katie Bernards

Kelly Cullen

Ken Newton (T)

Kim Sperling

Kristin Barkhurst

Kristin Richardson

Laila Wardak

LaLainya Schurke

Lilliana our Lunch Lady

Malesha Brown

Maria Ortiz

Marlee Diaz

Mirta Anguiano

Myra Castro-Medrano

Nery Gallardo

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Piunik Masihi-Alladadi

Portia Franklin

Rachael Cooper

Ronnie Dilan

Rose Carradine McGee

Sandra Zamora

Selena Stires

Shamsia Haque

Shannon Binnard

Sophia Leao (T)

Susan Lee

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, and our front office personnel (Dionne Hinson, Holly Slocum-Reyes, and Gale Tripp):  Thank you for your support!

2. Contact Information for Next Year’s Board 

The President@sspta.org email address will also be monitored.

3. Open Position Descriptions for Next Year’s PTA

We have several leadership roles available for the next school year.  Please contact Kim or Chrystal (see above for their contact information) if you’d like to learn more or to sign up.

If you’re sort of interested but don’t want to commit to taking the lead role, please do let us know.  We can make sure you’re on our interested volunteers list for that event.  We can also pair you up with someone else who’s sort-of-interested if you might want to share the role.

  • Secretary (Officer Position on the PTA Board – to take notes at Board and Association meetings and prepare minutes)

  • Membership Chairperson (to answer questions from families about membership; to create a theme and advertise all that our PTA does)

  • Hospitality Chairperson (to provide snacks at meetings and to help with a feeling of welcome at all our events)

  • Volunteer Coordinator (to help the VP of Programs with contacting volunteers who are interested in participating and getting them organized)

  • Communications (to help write the weekly newsletter and make sure our message is getting where it needs to go – for social media, morning announcements, the website)

  • Room Parent Coordinator (to provide guidance to all our room parents so the kids in every class can have the best room parent experience possible!)

  • Welcome Back BBQ Volunteers (to work with the Board to welcome new families to our school and to welcome back returning families with a meal and fun activities)

  • Reflections Chairperson (to advertise the art contest, arrange for judges and awards, and put together the party to celebrate all our participants and winners)

  • Trunk or Treat Chairperson (to collect candy and organize families to host themed trunks and/or games) 

  • Recycling Chairperson (to organize drop-off days and transport bottles and cans to the local recycling center)

  • Spirit Wear Chairperson (to coordinate any new designs and to help families and staff order Mustang/Sulphur Springs items)

  • Sweetheart Breakfast Chairperson (to organize donations and volunteers for a small breakfast, maybe a photo op with cute props – on February 14)

You don’t have to commit now, but we would LOVE to hear if you are interested in helping out.  Some groups might want to get a head start over the summer!

Please reach out to Kim or Chrystal with any questions or to express your interest.

4. Fun Summer Program – Free Bowling for Kids

There is a program at our local bowling alley that lets kids bowl for free all summer.


Fine details:  

All participants must wear bowling shoes - rental shoes available. Not good for use with daycare outings, camps, business or club outings, or birthday party celebrations.

Purchased Family Passes are valid for use only during posted Kids Bowl Free times (11-3, M-F) and when bowling with a Kids Bowl Free child from your family. Valid for 2 Free Games Per Day, Per Person. Participating centers reserve the right to assign the number of lanes based upon the size of your group. 

Complete party must be present at the start of bowling. 
Not to be combined with any other offer. Based on lane availability.
All bowling to be completed by 3:00pm.

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!