variety show

Step right up and get ready to witness the greatest show on earth.  Yes, it is that time of year once again for our SPES children to show off their myriad of talents.  Truly this is a VARIETY Show. Obviously this year's Variety Show has to be done quite differently than usual. The committee has decided to give students the opportunity to record an act and submit it to be compiled into this year's virtual show. We will take all of the acts and compile them into one video file that will be available in all Google Classroom Homerooms on Friday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Video Submissions are due by May 17th.  Check out the Variety Show page for more information!


PARENT WORKSHOP

     In honor of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month, the PTA, in collaboration with SPES school counselor, Mrs. McCord, and SPES school psychologist, Mrs. Jones, hosted another Parent Workshop - “I want to be inclusive, but I don’t know how” – A glimpse into what it is like to raise an autistic child.  

 

    

 

 

Need to explain autism to children?  The video below is a great way to start the conversation.

 

 

 

Additional Information about Autism can be found at:

     Autistic Self Advocacy Network: https://autisticadvocacy.org/

     Rise for Autism: https://riseforautism.org

 

If you would like to view the slides used during the workshop, click on the link below:
Autism Parent Workshop Slides


pta general membership meeting

We hope you will join us for our PTA general membership meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, May 12th via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89976901654?pwd=aG5BU1dRZkRuSlRkTVZQWG41azlXUT09. At this meeting, we will be voting our new Executive Board into office. 


Yearbook Submissions

This year, ALL SPES students will get the opportunity to be photographers and caption writers for the school yearbook!  Please encourage your students to document special school events, such as Spirit Week, holiday celebrations as well as any other school related activities including dance company and human relations committee.  The First Day of School, Spirit Week, Halloween & Cultural Arts are just a few of the categories that will need candid photos.

  


parent workshop video posted

Should I look at my 3rd grader's Google Classroom and check for missing assignments everyday? Do I need to sit next to my 1st grader all day while she is in her Google Meet to make sure she is paying attention to the teacher? How much time in the evening, and over the weekend, should my 5th grader be spending on completing his schoolwork? We all want to support our children so that they are successful at virtual learning, but are we actually helping? These questions were addressed at the recent SPES PTA Parent Workshop "How to Support Your Elementary Child During Virtual Learning".  If you missed it, don't worry, we recorded it and you can watch it at https://youtu.be/bID740bnqOQ.


pta offering directory for free

This year we realize the importance of staying connected with the community, so the PTA is providing the directory as a free online service to all SPES parents. The Directory can be accessed by creating an account on this website, or updating your information from previous years.  


ledo pizza and fro yo fundraiser

Join us for dinner at Ledo Pizza and dessert at Fro Yo to support the SPES PTA.  Bring in this flyer at Ledo's or enter the code 306-159-855 online, and mention SPES at Fro Yo and and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PTA.  Ledo's and Fryo Yo nights will be the first Wednesday of every month. 

 


amazon smile

Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile when shopping. Designate the SPES PTA as your non-profit and proceeds go directly to our school!  Instructions on how to designate the PTA are found here

New to SPES?

Is your family new to Severna Park Elementary School?  Reach out to the Welcome Committee at spespta20@gmail.com to learn more about the school and PTA.

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