What’s Going On
Each month, SPMS PTA offers a free screening of a documentary to inform, inspire, or at the very least ignite conversations. We follow-up each film with an open Q&A with experienced, knowledgeable professionals from our community.
More Than Sad – Wednesday, February 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
This documentary screening is part of AFSP, a national suicide prevention program. The 26-minute film will be followed by brief presentation and Q&A with Natasha Prime, MSW, SPUSD’s School Social Worker and Child Welfare Counselor.
Information about the film and program can be found HERE on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.
A second screening will be held at SPHS, Monday, February 25 in the Library.
8th Grade Activities:
8th Grade Winter Formal — Saturday, February 9, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Avenue, SP. Tickets are $20 advance purchase only (no tickets at the door); available during lunch in the Quad until February 8. A signed permission slip must be provided before a student can purchase a ticket. “Semi-formal attire” is customary. Parents can contribute and volunteer HERE: www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FACA722A3FA7-8thgrade or contact the PTA 8th Grade Activities Chair: Tgavlak@gmail.com
Please join us as we talk informally with Mr. Kubela (and special guests) 8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria.
- March 15
- April 26
- May 17
SPMS Booster Club Sports Program :
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Helpful Information From Past Parent Forums:
PTA Forum on Teens & Stress with presenter Linda Esposito
PTA Forum on Common Core Standards
Is Your Child At Risk for Drugs? What’s a Parent to Do?
Previously Screened Documentaries
MAY I BE HAPPY, was presented in conjunction with SPEF, Friday, January 25, 2019 as part of a district-wide initiative to help students, staff, parents, and caregivers become more mindful and centered. Information HERE. Q&A afterward was with Dr. Trujillo and Christine Chin.
HE NAMED ME MALALA — was shown December 9, 2018. Open discussion afterward was with Dr. Deborah Peters and SPHS TEDx Co-President, Sydney Davis Denny.
ANGST— screened Wednesday October 17 (SPMS) and 29 (SPHS), 2018.
Q&A afterward was with Natasha Prime, MSW School Social Worker, Child Welfare Counselor; Heather Bland, MFT; and Tina Bradley Trujillo, PhD.
99 Coping Skills Poster –Following the screening of ANGST, this poster came to us as something that could be useful in times of stress. Hope it helps you too.
Were you able to attend ANGST? Want more info? Care to share your thoughts? Click here: Angst Movie Guide & Survey.
Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age was Friday, September 14, 2018.
South Pas D.U.D.E.S. partnered with SPMS PTA to present a special screening of Screenagers, Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary that examines how constant technological immersion, otherwise know as “screen time,” affects both the pyschological and emotional development of teens. Viewing the struggle on how much, what kind, and what limits to set on technology use from the point of view of children, parents, and professionals.
Visit http://www.screenagersmovie.com to revisit the trailer.
To further your conversation about screen time, check out the Parent Guide: