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Weekly Spiritridge PTSA CommUNITY Newsletter
June 20, 2016

PTSA Mission Statement

The mission of the Spiritridge Elementary PTSA is to support and strengthen the Spiritridge commUNITY and provide enrichment opportunities for our students. We facilitate information exchange between and among our parents, teachers, and students. We promote parental involvement and a strong partnership with the school, which is essential to the success of our students.

Upcoming Events

  • June 20  - Last Day of School (2 hours, 9:05-11:05)
  • September 1  - First Day of 2016 - 17 School Year
  • September 5  - No School! - Labor Day

 PTSA Board Positions Available

We are still seeking candidates for the following positions: Secretary and Membership Chair.  Many of the activities that enrich and enhance your child's learning, including classroom aides, curriculum enhancement, STEM activities, Family Science Week, Academic Challenge, Multicultural Night, health & wellness activities and many other experiences WOULD NOT EXIST without the PTSA.  By joining the PTSA Board, you have the chance to contribute meaningfully to each student at Spiritridge.

If you are interested, please email  
Staff Appreciation

Thank you Spiritridge Community for the year-round efforts supporting Staff Appreciation!  We ended the school year by providing a Jamba Juice Smoothie Day and a Trail Mix/Snack Attack Bar. Happy Summer!

Popcorn Friday

A massive thank you to all our popping and selling volunteers this year - we really couldn't do it without you.

Please look out for the Sign Up Genius link next year - we'd love to have your help again.

Have a great summer.

Cat and Tracy

Thank You Communications Team

This is our final newsletter for the school year.  A huge THANK YOU to our Communications Team who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the news to our Spiritridge CommUNITY. 
Panther Post Editors
Tricia Yong
Daphanie Wallace
Emily Taibl
Jody Jameson
Quang Nguyen
Jenny Bridge

Special thanks to the Spiritridge Staff, our PTSA Board Members, Program Chairs and the many parents who have given your time and efforts to help spread the news to our school.  

Susan Nguyen
VP of Communications, Spiritridge PTSA


Seeking Panther Post Editors for Next Year

Join the Communications team as one of the Panther Post editors for next year.
To help with publishing this newsletter, all you need is basic computer familiarity and an enthusiasm for sharing information a few hours every few weeks.

This is a great way to volunteer behind the scenes with a rotating turn at publishing the newsletter every few weeks.  Email if you would like to participate or want to learn more.


Community News:

Summer Camps and activities!

Looking for fun activities and summer camps?  Please see the PTSA webiste for details on many exciting options.

Have a wonderful and safe summer!
Spiritridge PTSA Website
Check out the Spiritridge PTSA website for information, forms, event happenings and other great information.

Visit the Newsletter page at for  Panther Post submissions.






Popcorn Friday - 

PTSA Membership

Congratulations to Spiritridge Elementary for receiving the WSPTA Platinum Membership Award for increasing our membership by 20% from last year.  Go Panthers! 
If you 
have already signed up for membership this year you should have received your membership card in your email. Please check your junk/spam folder to see if it ended up there.  Or you can email to have another one resent.
If you would like a copy of the Spiritridge Directory, please be sure to sign up for membership online.

Get Your Child's Name On the Spiritridge Reader Board!

Is your child's birthday coming up? Did you know that the PTSA offers a fantastic fundraiser all year long? Get your child's birthday on the reader board outside of Spiritridge! This makes for a perfect surprise and it's a great photo opportunity for your scrapbook. Simply e-mail ( or stop in the office in person to pay Linda Porter ֠with a check made out to the Spiritridge PTSA or cash.  It only costs $35.00!

Amazon Shoppers! 

Use this link and a percentage of your purchase with Amazon will go to our school!

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