Specials

Art

Ms. Muhlheim is our fantastic art teacher.

Follow her on Instagram – @sparkartaps

Band / Orchestra

Instructor: Ms. Wade

Garden - Outdoor Education

Rooftop Garden Update:

The season has finally come for fall planting on our rooftop garden! Over the past two weeks, almost every student at Springdale Park visited the rooftop garden to plant in the garden with Ms. Mobley.

The seasonal garden was planted with sugar snap peas, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, and varieties of kale (thank you to the Wylde Center for our strong seedlings!) See the photos here: Seasonal Bed Planting
We also replanted our pollinator garden with over 80 plants that our honeybees and butterflies love (thank you to Riggins Nursery for the consultation and plant delivery)! See the photos here: Pollinator Garden Replanting

We look forward to caring for our seasonal garden until it’s time to harvest and taste what we’ve grown! Until then, you can enjoy locally-grown seasonal vegetables by visiting the farmers at the new Ponce City Farmers Market and visiting Murphy’s Restaurant to taste Chef Ian’s seasonal, locally-sourced dishes.
If you have any questions about our rooftop garden or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Ms. Mobley .

Media Center

Our media center promotes the effective use of ideas, information, and literature to develop lifelong love of reading for use and pleasure.

Hours – 7:30a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Media Specialist – April Woodward

Media Center Check Out Policies

  • Kindergarten students may check out one book per week.
  • Students in grades 1-2 may check out 2 books on their account for two weeks.
  • Students in grades 3-5 may check out 4 books on their account for two weeks.
  • There are no late fines. Students with overdue books will not be allowed to check out more until their account is clear.
  • Any lost or damaged book will need to be replaced for the full cost of the book and processing. Please make checks out to Springdale Park and write Library Account in the memo.

Birthday Book Club

The birthday book club is an annual tradition at SPARK. We have been able to supplement and build our library collection purchases with funds raised by book fairs and the birthday book club.

For a donation of $25, students will be able to select a new book purchase and place a nameplate with their name and year in the book.

Accelerated Reader Parties and Events:

Students love Accelerated Reader events! Accelerated Reader is a program to promote independent reading skills, where students earn points for reading books at or above their reading level and taking comprehension quizzes. The PTO supports the Media Center in organizing reading events and parties to recognize students that meet their quarterly goals.

If you are interested in volunteering, email us.

Helpful Links

APS Database

Atlanta Fulton County Library

Accelerated Reader

SPARK Circulation

Music

Check out Ms. Turgeon’s Music @ SPARK Blog.

Physical Education

Coach Harrison

Work in progress…

Spanish

SPARK is dedicated to providing our students opportunities to learn about other cultures through language exposure. At SPARK we believe that all students(Kindergarten – 5th) should be exposed to the Spanish language. Our wonderful Spanish teacher, Dr. Monica Waldman, will visit every class this year a minimum of 10 times to expose children to Spanish language and culture. Homeroom teachers have the option to participate in more Spanish throughout the year with their students if their schedule permits. We will continue to offer this to our students as we build our Spanish program.

Why is it important to learn Spanish?

  • There are over 400 million Spanish speakers world-wide.
  • With more than 33 million speakers, Spanish is the second largest language in the United States.
  • Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States, with the majority of them being Spanish speakers.
  • By learning Spanish, students will better be able to communicate with Spanish speakers.
  • Latin American countries are our most important trading partners.
  • Being able to speak Spanish greatly enhances your resume.
  • One can travel to a Spanish-speaking country and really get to know the culture.
  • As we grow older, our memory begins to fade. Learning a world language actually helps keep student’s memory sharp.