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Greetings Samuel P. Massie Academy Family,

                  Welcome to the Fall season and the month of October. Our school motto is “Building a World Class Academy, Great by Choice”.

                  We had our Back to School Nights and there was standing room only. Thanks to all the parents who attended and had an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers.  As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.”

                  Please be respectful of our Kiss and Ride Policy for students being driven to school. Have your child ready to exit the vehicle when you enter the student drop off area. Please pay attention to the adults on duty as we are trying to move you in and out quickly while also keeping all students safe. Both elementary and middle school students are late after 7:45 AM and must obtain a late pass from the Main Office.

We are in the process of establishing a new PTA. We have a SPMA Facebook and a Twitter to keep you informed. Please purposefully plan to become an active member and attend quarterly meetings once our executive board is selected. If you would like to be an Executive Board member, please contact Ms. Davis or Mrs. Miller Main Office. More information will be shared shortly.

            Here are some valuable tips from a Parent’s Responsibilities Article identifying ways in which parents can guide, support and positively influences our students in education and in life.  Your support in the following areas will make a difference:

  • Having the student at school on time each day, ready to learn, with appropriate materials.  Talking with teachers on a regular basis about performance, homework assignments (ask for help, if necessary), and notify the school in writing when the student is going to be absent. 
  • Supporting teachers in their efforts by encouraging students to maintain strong study habits, read for pleasure, and exhibit positive behavior. 
  • Supporting school and school system rules for student behavior and ensure that the student is following the rules. 
  • Reading to and with the student daily and provide a variety of reading materials in the home. 
  • Asking the student each day about school, learning and homework. 
  • Supervising the student during homework. 
  • Limiting the amount of time spent watching television or playing video games. 
  • Taking family trips to museums, libraries, cultural events, etc. 
  • Becoming involved in school activities and organizations. 
  • Providing and updating the school with current information.  Include telephone numbers, address, immunization records, previous school reports and any information that may affect the student’s ability to learn or to behave.

Our Mid Atlantic Fall Fundraiser kickoff was on Friday, September 22nd and the packets were sent home with the students. The essential dates are written on the outside of the fundraiser envelope along with the flyer.  Please help support our school projects with this fall fundraiser. Money and order forms are due Friday, October 13th.

All stakeholders are essential to our school community as they are an integral part of the learning process. Through active participation and collaboration, we will work together to ensure student learning. I am reminded of the words Henry Ford once spoke, “Coming together is the beginning, Keeping together is progress, and Working together is success!”


Yours in education,                                                                                                                                              

Mrs. Michelle H. Pegram                                                                                                                                              



Thought: To live is not to learn, but to apply.

                    Ernest W. Legouve (1807-1903)






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