SPES spring fair silent auction

Going once!  Going twice!  Sold!

Get into the action. 

Bidding starts now!


There are over 30 AMAZING lots to bid on for the SPES Spring Fair Silent Auction!

Tickets to Maryland Science Museum

Navy Football tickets

Unlimited classes at Club Pilates


and so much more!


Bidding starts now!  But check back often to make sure you are still the top bid.  Bidding will close at the Spring Fair (June 10th) at 7:45 PM. 


Find it all HERE


It's back!!!  


The SPES PTA is proud (and super excited) to present the


SPES Annual Spring Fair

June 10th

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM  


A family fun night of music, face painters, inflatable slides, obstacle courses, games, food, and more...


To find out more about admission, food, and volunteering click HERE




SPES Night at Rita’s Ice is Back!

Enjoy a sweet icy treat to beat the heat from your favorite guest scoopers...SPES teachers!


Monday, June 6th



Enter raffles for cool Rita’s prizes and more!

Proceeds benefit the SPES PTA

Chess club at spes

The PTA is thrilled to offer our first student enrichment club since the pandemic began! 


Welcome to Severna Park Elementary Chess Club where we will help you learn to play or improve your play!


What: Chess Club 

Where: Media Center 

When: Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., March 8th through May 3rd. 

Hosted by: Eoin Elliffe, Parent Volunteer and Chess Enthusiast


Over 8 sessions your student will learn such things as how to setup the chess board, how the pieces move, and fun game play.  


There will be prizes for the best moves, most improved, getting checks and checkmates and many more…. Come and join us - in the name of fun let the games begin!



Contact Beth Gillespie at Bkgillespie@gmail.com with questions or to join the WAITLIST.

help wanted!

Art Volunteer


Our Arts Instructor is looking for a parent volunteer to assist with the following:

1. Collect artwork from art class once a week.

2. Take photos of artwork (iPad can be borrowed if needed) from your home and upload to Artsonia.
3. Return the artwork the next week and pick up that week's art to take home and photograph.
If you have any questions about this volunteer position, please reach out to our Visual Arts Instructor, Brandi David at bndavid@aacps.org

we need you!

Membership Drive

Our fundraising from the Invest Drive is down $10,000 from pre-pandemic levels.  The good news is that we can still recover and continue to provide support for our students, teachers, faculty, and school facilities if more families join and make a tax-deductible donation to the PTA's Invest Drive.  Without additional support, we may not be able to offer fun programs this school year such as the Spring Fair, Boys' and Girls' events, and EEP clubs like chess, STEM, and the art club. 


How can you help?

Join the PTA and Invest in Your Child


So far this year, your PTA funds have:

  • Purchased HEPA air purifiers for every room (not covered w/ CARES Act funds) to help keep our students and teachers healthy and in the classroom. ($10,000)
  • Provided Amazon gift cards for every teacher to purchase classroom supplies. ($2,800)
  • Bought soccer goals for recess and scooters for PE to keep activity levels up. ($2,000)
  • Paid for the agenda books to help your students stay organized. ($1,700)
  • Enabled the volunteer-run Chessie program to help advance reading. ($200)
  • Organized activities like Spirit Wear sales and Bike/Walk-to-School Day to increase school pride and focus on wellness. ($3,000)
  • Planted 33 trees in the play area to provide much-needed shade as well as environmental benefit in the form of habitat and stormwater reduction. ($600)


Already joined the SPES PTA and Invest in Your Child campaign?  You can still help.  Make a tax-deductible donation.  Any amount helps!


To read more from our PTA President, DJ Gile click here

CHessie and bobcat book club is back!

We are excited to announce that the Chessie Reading Program and Bobcat Book Club will begin during the week of December 13-17th. We are looking for volunteers to help implement these programs throughout the course of the year! 

Get the details HERE

a month of spes spirit

Celebrate December with SPIRIT!

See the calendar HERE for December spirit day themes.

 the giving tree


Your generosity helped spread the holiday spirit with 99 gift bags being delivered to Annapolis Elementary.


ALL bags were "picked" from the tree.

“Pick” a name off the tree and help someone in need.

This year SPES has partnered with Annapolis Elementary to provide small gifts for children.  There are two ways to help.

Pick up a bag off the giving tree in the Atrium of the school.


Pick a child HERE.

For those who sign up online, we will coordinate bags to will be sent home with your child or picked up from Mrs. McCord's office.

Gifts should be between $10-20 and be able to fit in the bag so the receiving children can take them home in their backpacks.

Feel free to have your child get into the spirit and decorate the bag. 

All bags must be returned to the atrium by end of day Friday December 17.

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. McCord kmccord@aacps.org


December Membership Drive

  • First grade to reach 70% membership gets a Chick Fil A lunch
  • School gets to 80% membership donut breakfast for everyone!
  • School gets to 90% Principal Barnes and PTA Board Members will live stream jump into the Severn River...in January!

SPES teacher's favorites

Whether you’re searching for a holiday gift for your child’s teacher, or if you’d just like to show your child’s teacher some love throughout the year, these lists are a good place to start.
Below are the links to Google docs for both Amazon Wish Lists and Favorites Lists for each classroom and cultural arts teacher.
Please note: teacher information will be added as it is received by the PTA. If your teacher’s info is not yet listed, just check back in again at a later date.

Sneak a peek

Sneak a Peek may have been cancelled due to weather, but you can still get to know your teacher, see the class schedule, and learn teacher expectations.  Get even more information from Cultural Arts, Support Staff, and Principal Barnes too.










Check back for more information on Back to School night.  See you all on September 8th!

parent workshop video posted

Should I look at my 3rd grader's Google Classroom and check for missing assignments everyday? Do I need to sit next to my 1st grader all day while she is in her Google Meet to make sure she is paying attention to the teacher? How much time in the evening, and over the weekend, should my 5th grader be spending on completing his schoolwork? We all want to support our children so that they are successful at virtual learning, but are we actually helping? These questions were addressed at the recent SPES PTA Parent Workshop "How to Support Your Elementary Child During Virtual Learning".  If you missed it, don't worry, we recorded it and you can watch it at https://youtu.be/bID740bnqOQ.

amazon smile

Don’t forget to use Amazon Smile when shopping. Designate the SPES PTA as your non-profit and proceeds go directly to our school!  Instructions on how to designate the PTA are found here

New to SPES?

Is your family new to Severna Park Elementary School?  Reach out to the Welcome Committee at spespta20@gmail.com to learn more about the school and PTA.

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