If you have any of these items, would you be willing to lend them to the school for use in the Wizard of Oz set?

  • Corn stalks
  • Wooden crates (large)
  • Rocking chair
  • Fake leaves
  • Fake flowers
  • White foam core
  • Plywood
  • Green fabric (emerald city)
  • Black fabric
  • Red fabric
  • Cot or small bed frame light weight
  • Small light weight night table
  • Burlap large pieces
  • Pinwheels for munchkin land
  • Green tinsel
  • Silver tinsel
  • Any fencing possibly picket
  • Large amounts of raffia
  • Wooden decorative barrels
  • Hay bales

Thank you in advance for your support!

Souper Bowl of Caring

During the Friday morning carpool line, the Middle School students will be collecting spare change and other small monetary donations to place in the soup bucket of your favorite team.  All donations collected will be given to Deep Well.  Show your Panther or Bronco spirit by donating to this worthy cause and giving back to the island community.


Dear Parents,

The suspicious person [referred to in last night’s email] was detained this morning when he was spotted at All Saints Episcopal School on the island.  While he was detained at the BCSO station this morning, our Trespass Order was served.  Though we do not anticipate his presence on our campus, police will continue to be present and monitor the grounds.  The front door will stay locked.  Please use the doorbell when arriving after 8:30.
Until we receive any additional information, please note that the school will hold indoor recess tomorrow.
Tonight’s WSAV news report mentioned that the man in question was charged with kidnapping and sexual assault in Canada.  This was supposedly stated by the man to a school staff member.  It has NOT been confirmed by the BCSO investigation.
I know that a situation like this brings many emotions to the forefront.  Each family must make decisions that meet their own personal level of comfort.  For some, that may mean to keep a consistent schedule.  For others, that means to wait for more news.  In that regard, school absences will not be counted this week.
Our focus is always on the safety, emotional health, and learning environment provided to the children.  We will stay true to that in all our school decision-making.  Our community works best when we openly communicate.  Please do not hesitate to call me with questions or concerns.


Head of School
Sea Pines Montessori Academy
9 Fox Grape Road
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


Again this year, SPMA has partnered with The Sea Pines Resort for 8 weeks of Golf Instruction for our Lower and Upper Elementary students.  The golf lessons take place on Tuesdays starting February 2nd. The Hooked on Golf Curriculum is attached here.  Please review and note on your calendars the Golf Tuesdays.

The Tuesday schedule is as follows:

9:00 am to 10:00 am – Manatees Group 1 *(4th years)

10:00 am to 11:00 am – Manatees Group 2 *(5th & 6th years)

11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Moonshells

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Mudpuppies

Each of the classes will depart from school 15 minutes prior to their start time and will return 15 minutes after their lesson is finished.


Due to the short week, there will be no Fitness on Tuesday, January 26th or Thursday, January 28th.

Also, please remember that Thursday, January 28th is an 11:30 am dismissal for Preprimary and Primary and a 12:00 pm dismissal for Lower and Upper Elementary and Middle School and there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, January 29th.  Parent/Teacher conferences are being held Thursday afternoon and all day Friday.  If you have yet to sign up for your conference, please do so.  Available time slots for each classroom are posted in the school lobby.



Help support our 6th graders with their annual Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) trip and our Middle School students with their Washington, DC trip.  All proceeds from the Pizza Friday fundraiser help offset the students’ expenses for these trips.

Your support is greatly appreciated.



Sign up sheets will be in the school lobby Friday, January 15th.  Please come in to sign up for your child’s conference by Tuesday, January 26th.

Also, please make a note that school will dismiss at 11:30 am (Preprimary & Primary) and 12:00 pm (Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary & Middle School) on THURSDAY, January 28th and there is NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, January 29th.

Thank you!



In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2016, SPMA will be closed on Monday, January 18th.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 19th.  Enjoy your long weekend!