Tiger Today Newsletter October 8, 2018

Brought to you by South Pasadena High School Parent Teacher Student Association

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 9 & 10 – Late Start Days

Tuesday, October 9 – Road Trip Nation / Best Fit Colleges, Best Fit Careers Tour, at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium

Thursday, October 11 – Community Coffee at 8:30 am

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Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22 & 24 – Late Start Days

Monday, October 29 – PTSA Meeting at 6:00 pm, and Screening of “Angst” at 7:00 pm, in the Auditorium.

Naviance Update                                                                                                  Special THANKS to Ms. Ng and the counselors for guiding parents through Naviance at our forum. The web based tool is available to students and parents for self-discovery, academic planning, college preparation and career exploration.

If you missed the meeting, IT’S OKAY!

Parents who have never used Naviance, please email your student’s counselor for a login and password, then sign into Naviance.

For those of you with existing logins and passwords, sign in like before.

For step by step instruction and information on the features of Naviance, go to the SPHS Counseling Web Site.

Email your counselor with any questions.

Please join us for our next PTSA Meeting on Monday, October 29 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium. This will be followed by our next PTSA Forum, including a screening of the documentary “Angst.”

As of 2011-2012, more than 1 in 20, or 2.6 million, U.S. children aged 6-17 years had current anxiety or depression that had previously been diagnosed by a health care provider. (Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics).  Angst is a 43-minute film that explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.

SPHS PTSA & SPMS PTA have joined together to bring this film to the South Pasadena community in TWO SEPARATE screenings. Parents, students, all are welcome! Appropriate for ages 10 & up.

Then join our special guest – Natasha Prime, MSW School Social Worker and Child Welfare Counselor – to answer your questions & talk about resources in our schools & district.

REGISTER for EACH DATE you will attend so that we can get an accurate count. You can come to one or both events:

For the SPMS screening on 10/17, register HERE.
For the SPHS screening on 10/29, register HERE.


All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six categories: Dance/choreography, Literature, Photography, Film production, Music composition, or Visual arts.

Visit https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections for more information or to enter. Deadline is October 31.

The SkillsUSA chapter at the High School is holding a used shoe drive to benefit the American Soldier Network and third world families. They are seeking donations of gently used shoes which will be shipped to developing nations where they will be refurbished and or recycled to provide jobs. Proceeds will come back to California to benefit local veterans in the form of mental health support programs to help them cope with re-entering society.

Donation boxes will be located at all school sites, and at the High School main office, and room 613. All donations need to be completed by October 31st. No flip flops please.

For additional information contact Sandra Matson-Fennell, SkillsUSA advisor at (626) 441-5820 extension 2613


Penny Aboud created this guide to share information about what to do before, during and after an earthquake. It is a Girl Scout Silver Award project. Download the guide here.

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