SPMS Athletic Boosters Newsletter 04.14.2024

Coming Soon: Our Annual Election Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30pm in the school library. Those in attendance at the meeting will be (1) electing next year’s Executive Board and (2) proposing an adopting a budget for next year’s booster club operations. All booster members are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting!

As for the election, the booster club’s nominating committee has proposed the following slate of candidates to next year’s Executive Board:

President: Megan Gardener
Vice President: Stella Jang
Treasurer: Ingrid Sanchez
Secretary: Jake White
V.P. Fundraising: Janis Oretega

(Principal and Athletic Director positions are not elected)

In addition to these Executive Board positions, there are a number of Director positions that are elected by next year’s Executive Board and serve on the overall Board of Directors. If you haven’t already, please let us know if you have any interest in serving one of these Director positions next year:

Membership Chair: Keep track of boosters memberships and reach out to families utilizing the sports programs to encourage them to join.
Fundraising Director(s): Assist with fundraising activities such as ice cream sales, dine out scheduling, spirit wear sales, corporate matching gifts.
Teams Coordinator: Work with the athletic director to create competitive teams rosters and send out initial communications, expectations, and schedules to parents of kids on each team.  Team parents will be assigned to take over communication throughout the season.
Intramurals Coordinator: Create and maintain the intramurals permission form (a google form).  Create a flyer to introduce each new intramurals activity throughout the year.
Communications Chair: Send out the weekly newsletter and other announcements. Can be completed  at home in pajamas while watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Technical training is provided but it’s a piece of cake (which you can eat in your pajamas while sending out the newsletter).  No writing necessary; all newsletter content is provided by the President.

Questions about open positions? Contact Erik Gammell at [email protected].

All City Track Meet Needs YOU!

The All City Track Meet is coming up and we need just a few more volunteers and items for our big weekend! Remember… all proceeds benefit SPMS sports, so LET’S DO THIS!

The All City Track Meet Snack Shack Fundraiser!
Friday 4/19 & Saturday 4/20



Please help us out where you can! Your donations and volunteer hours help carry on this beloved South Pasadena tradition.

We STILL NEED TWO PARENTS AND TWO STUDENTS to volunteer to work the event! Here is a link to the Signup Genius:


(*students must be grade 6 or older to volunteer)

Last Week’s Results

04/11/2024 Boys Volleyball v. First Ave., (W) 25-11; 25-20

Next Week’s Games and Matches

04/16/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Oak Ave., 3:30 (AWAY)
04/18/2024 Boys Volleyball v. Foothills., 3:30 (AWAY)

New Intramural: Ultimate Frisbee

All grades and abilities are welcome to stay after school on Mondays and Wednesdays for Intramural Sports.  Following spring break, we are bringing back Ultimate Frisbee!  Just remember to fill out the proper forms in advance if this is your first time joining us.

Never Too Late to Join Boosters. 
Did your student played on a competitive team this year?  Is your student on the Boys Volleyball or Co-ed Track and Field teams?  Has your student played an intramural sport, including ultimate frisbee, basketball, and dodgeball?  If so, we ask that you join Boosters today!  As we continually say, unlike the high school, the middle school’s athletic program is almost 100 percent funded by booster memberships, along with some business sponsorships and community fundraisers.  Membership is only $60, and that donation provides your student and others the opportunity to play in sport, be on campus with friends after school, receive coaching, wear a school uniform, use new equipment, have referees at games, have a season-end pizza party, have bus transport for our Cross-Country and Track and Field teams, etc.   All of these things cost money and would not be possible without booster support.  It only takes a couple minutes to become a member, and you can do so by clicking HERE. Thank you!

Introducing the Raise Right Program 

Click HERE to enroll

Once enrolled it’s simple to purchase the gift card through the app and use it to buy everyday items from groceries, hardware, clothes, coffee, etc. Participants can use the app to search for participating retailers. I’m going to encourage all on the board to try it out. I’ve sent it to a few folks, but I’m the first to buy a card and start purchasing.

 Merch Sales  

Sell Ice Cream to Support Sports and 8th Grade Activities 

Volunteer to help  HERE .