Sunday Night Call Week 1-23-23

Good Evening Sierra Madre Parents & Students, this is Mr. Newsom with some important information about the upcoming week at our middle school

SMMS Parent Workshop “How to Help Our Children Handle Stress & Anxiety”: Tuesday, January 24
This Tuesday night at 6:00pm, SMMS will be hosting a virtual Parent Workshop provided by Young and Healthy.  Please make certain to join us for this special opportunity to add to your skillset in supporting your student.

How to help our children handle stress and anxiety: Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. Some stress is healthy, it motivates us to learn, helps us to focus, and pushes us to explore outside of our comfort zone. When the stress that we experience becomes greater than our ability to handle that stress or greater than the resources that we have to address our stressors, that is when we are at risk for toxic stress, burnout, and anxiety. Join this discussion to learn to recognize the warning signs and some things that we can do learn how to handle stress and anxiety.

  • What is stress?
  • What is anxiety?
  • Is stress ever a good thing?
  • Identifying the warning signs
  • Skills to navigate stress and anxiety

All meetings can be accessed using the following Zoom Link:

Honor Roll Assemblies: Thursday, January 26
This Thursday morning we will celebrating our students’ achievement with three grade level Honor Roll Assemblies for everyone who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the Fall Semester.  We are truly proud of your accomplishment!

“Into the Woods”: Friday, January 27
This Friday morning our 6th & 7th grade students will travel to the Civic Center for a special matinee performance of PUSD Allstars “Into the Woods”

8th Grade Star Gazing Event: Friday, January 27
This Friday night from 6:00-8:00pm, we will be hosting our annual 8th Grade Star Gazing Event

For information about all of these events and more, please be certain to visit our school website at and like us on Facebook as well.

Have a wonderful evening, and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.