Week 5 - Sept 4 - PTA Newsletter
Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,
We hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Holiday. As September unfolds, we want to make sure you're well-informed about the upcoming happenings. Please mark your calendars for the important dates in our 4 week lookahead below. Our students are getting ready for Constitution Day and our 1st Spirit Assembly on September 15th! Have your student(s) join us in celebrating that day by dressing up in the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue as we come together to remember our nation's history and showcase their school spirit. Stay tuned for an exciting month ahead!
Keep reading to uncover how you can get involved, establish connections, and show your support.
Ways to Connect with SSPTA:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sscspta
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sulphur_springs_pta/
SSPTA Website – www.sspta.org
Become a PTA Member -https://jointotem.com/ca/canyon-country/sulphur-springs-community-school-pta/join/register
PTA Newsletter (Current and Past Versions) - https://www.sspta.org/pages/pta-newsletters-archive
President Email – President@sspta.org
Communications Email – email@example.com (new email)
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
Here’s everything you need to know:
4-Week Look Ahead
- 09/04 – Labor Day (Federal Holiday - No School)
- 09/12 – Fall Picture Day
- 09/14 – Minimum Day (12:45pm Release)
- 09/15 – Constitution Day/ 1st Spirit Assembly (Student(s) Dress in Red, White, and Blue)
- 09/20 – Restaurant Night – Scooter’s Jungle (5:30-7:30pm)
- 09/26 & 09/28 – Goal Setting Meetings/ Minimum Days (12:45pm Release)
- 09/28 – Goal Setting Meetings/ No School
Table of Contents
- List of Volunteer Needs
- Spirit Wear (Deadline 09/04)
- Restaurant Night – Scooter’s Jungle (09/20)
- Reflections Art Show and Contest (Deadline 10/06)
- Mustang Roundup – Save the Date (10/07)
- Yearbook Sale
- Forms/Flyers Access – ParentSquare
- Website Language Preference
- PTA Google Calendar
- List of Volunteer Needs
We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following areas. If you are available and would like to donate your time, regardless of the amount, please reach out to the contact listed:
- Mustang Roundup – Event Co-Chairs, Victoria Skornia (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jennifer Salinas (email@example.com)
- CRV Recycling – VP, Programs, Victoria Skornia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mustang Store – President, Jessica Coleman (President@sspta.org)
- Restaurant Night (Scooter’s Jungle) – Chair, Karen Fidaleo (email@example.com)
- Crayon Initiative – Prior Chair, Jennifer Salinas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Reflections/Art – Chair, Claudia Pineda (email@example.com)
- Subcomité de Familias que hablan español – Presidenta, Claudia Pineda (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Upcoming: Trunk or Treat (10/27) – Co-Chairs Nicole Carruth & Kimberly Sperling (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 👕 **Show Your School Spirit with Spirit Wear!** - Deadline 09/04
Final notice! All orders must be placed by 09/04, so don’t delay! Our students love having their Mustang Pride wear for the spirit assemblies, to show their school pride. Orders are expected to be delivered to school before Fall Break and will be sent home with students. (If you would like to make alternative delivery arrangements, please contact our President, Jessica Coleman at email@example.com.) While there may be another ordering period, we do not anticipate it being until Spring. https://www.stepinhouse.com/product-category/sulphur-springs-elementary-23-24/
- Restaurant Night – Scooters Jungle (09/20)
Mark your calendars for a night of family fun and community spirit! Join us on September 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, for our first SSPTA Restaurant Night of the year – at Scooter's Jungle. Get ready to bounce, laugh, and enjoy quality time with fellow Sulphur families while supporting our school. As the kids revel in the excitement of the inflatables, families can enjoy food, drinks, and engaging conversations that strengthen our school community. This event is more than just a night out – it's a chance to come together, create memories, and show our support for our students. Let's make this evening unforgettable and show the power of our PTA in action!
More details will be released in the next newsletter and a flyer will be sent home after Labor Day with your student.
- Reflections (Art Show and Contest) – Deadline 10/06
Reflections registration is open! An informational flyer was sent home last week with your student(s), including a link to the online application packet, which includes requirements for each of the categories of art that may be submitted (Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts) and which highlights this year’s theme: I am HOPEFUL because….
Please note: The theme must be incorporated in each piece of art, and students are required to explain how their art relates to the theme. If participating in the contest portion of this event, around one-third of the judges scoring specifically focuses on how well the artwork expresses the theme.
If you have any questions or if you would like to request a paper copy of the application packet, please contact our Chairperson Claudia Pineda (firstname.lastname@example.org). There will also be an informational and Q&A Zoom meeting, in English and in Spanish, coming soon. If you would like to participate in either of those meetings, please contact Claudia.
Reflections submissions should be turned into the front office; the deadline for consideration is Friday, October 6th. All artworks will be displayed around campus, and there will be a celebration and awards ceremony on October 19th. Register your student today! The flyer is available on ParentSquare (instructions below in item #7).
- Save the Date: Mustang Roundup (10/07)
Get ready to saddle up for an incredible night of fun at the much-awaited Mustang Roundup, coming your way on October 7, 2023, from 6 PM to 10 PM at River’s End in Canyon Country. This adults-only affair is more than just an event; it's a rollercoaster ride of laughter, excitement, unforgettable moments. It is our largest fundraiser of the year and allows us to fund most of our programs for the school year, ensuring that each student has an opportunity for enrichment and fun. Our Auctioneer/ MC, Benjamin Serio will guide you through a live and silent auction brimming with incredible treasures waiting for your bids. Prepare yourself for a fun wine and liquor pull; whether you decide to share it with friends or keep it all to yourself, the most important thing is to have a wonderful time savoring the experience. Before you dance the night away to the Future X-Husbands, your taste buds will be treated to a mouthwatering BBQ feast that's nothing short of legendary. Yummy desserts will leave you dreaming for more from Gigi’s Sweethearts. With ice-cold beer, a tantalizing selection of non-alcoholic beverages, and a welcoming atmosphere, the Mustang Roundup is your ticket to an evening of pure exhilaration. Plus, it benefits our kids! Ticket prices go up $10 after 09/08 and all ticket sales will close after October 2, 2023. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Mark your calendars, rally your posse, and gear up for a night you won't want to miss!
- Purchase Mustang Roundup Pre-Sale Tickets here: https://www.sspta.org/collections/events/products/mustang-roundup-october-7-2023
You will find additional details about the food options, what your ticket includes, additional rules and information, overnight parking, and dry camping ($30/nt) available at the link above.
- SSPTA is looking for donations for the live and silent auction: any kind of product, service, or experience that you, or someone you know, would be willing to contribute. If you have a donation in mind, please contact our co-chairs Victoria Skornia or Jennifer Salinas, and they will arrange a pick-up or other details.
- We are also looking for volunteers: to help solicit and pick up donations, to set up the day of the event, and to help during the event with the raffle(s), auctions, check in, and cleanup. A sign-up genius will be shared, or you can reach out to our event chairs to communicate your interest and availability. Any time you can give to the event will be very much appreciated!
Our event co-chairs can be reached for event questions, food choice options, donations, volunteer opportunities, etc.: Victoria Skornia (email@example.com) and Jennifer Salinas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As seen on Facebook groups, Santa Clarita Foodies and Acton/Agua Dulce REAL Community News: Rivers End is located at 13130 Soledad Canyon Rd, just up the road in Bee Canyon. It was originally an RV park but has since grown into an amazing outdoor event space, one that is truly beautiful and captures the essence of our local community, surrounded by trees, a creek, and a pub that serves mouthwatering food, non-alcoholic drinks including non-alcoholic beer, and draft and bottled beer, ciders, and seltzers—and it’s within about 5 minutes from our school!
- Yearbook Sales
Yearbooks for the current school year are on sale now! Each image, every caption, and all those candid moments encapsulate a year's worth of growth, laughter, and shared experiences. The yearbook isn't just a book; it's a vessel that holds a piece of each of us, a time capsule of friendships and achievements. Don't miss out on the chance to hold these memories in your hands – secure your student’s copy of the yearbook today for only $20 with custom personalization to ensure that the echoes of this year resonate for a lifetime.
The deadline for free personalization is January 1, 2024; then the price increases to $25. We’ve received inquiries from multiple people regarding personalization. There is a small amount of space for text on the cover, 2 lines of approximately 15 characters each, ex: name, grade, etc. Please keep in mind we cannot accommodate special punctuation, and we do not have control over the line break.
A flyer was sent home last week with a QR code to purchase, you can access the flyer on ParentSquare (instructions below in item #7), or you can purchase here: https://www.sspta.org/collections/yearbook
- Forms/Flyers Access - PTA Website
We will be posting forms and flyers on both our SSPTA website (link to be shared next newsletter) and ParentSquare, during the week they are distributed to students. If you are unable to locate a form or flyer that you need, please contact email@example.com. From the Parent view of ParentSquare, forms and flyers can be found by selecting More in the bottom right, Media (the 4th option), and Files on the top right.
- Website Language Preference
We’ve been making updates to our website to make it more engaging and to provide useful, current information. With our user-friendly interface, you can effortlessly choose your preferred language, ensuring that you can navigate and interact with our content in a way that feels most comfortable to you. Your satisfaction is our priority, and providing language options is just one of the many ways we aim to enhance your visit. Check out the changes we’ve been making, and ensure the website is set to your preferred language in the top right corner drop down list. https://www.sspta.org/
- PTA Google Calendar
The PTA Google Calendar, available on the PTA website – Calendar tab, can be added to your Google personal calendar. This way you can stay informed on upcoming important dates and have any changes updated automatically! Once you have added us to your Google calendar, you can link that to your Outlook or other email applications. If you have any questions on setting this up, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to have fun at our first restaurant night of the year at Scooter’s Jungle, buy your yearbooks, register your student for Reflections, and plan for a fun adult oriented night by buying your pre-sale tickets for Mustang Roundup.
Jennifer Salinas, SSPTA 2023-24 Communications Chair
email@example.com (new email); c. 661-607-5387 (voice & text)