SPARK Smart Start

School Year 2017 – 2018

Welcome to SPARK! Your successful school year starts here. Before you begin the first day of school, make sure you know your plan for each of the following items. Use the following to keep it in one place.

STUDENTS

With the help of your family, by the end of Sneak Peek on July 28th, you should be able to answer all of these questions:

  • When do I need to be in my classroom each day? ___________
  • How will I get to SPARK? ______ Bus Route # _____ time   ____Car ____ Walk/Bike
  • Is my bag tag ready? (Fill in/update bag tag, attach to backpack before the first day)
  • Who is my homeroom teacher? ___________________ Where is she/he? _____________
  • Did I bring my school supplies? If I didn’t order a school supply kit already, bring the supplies to my teacher at Sneak Peek. View school supply list.
  • What is my plan for lunch? ______ Bringing lunch     _______ Buying lunch in cafeteria
  • What is my plan for a healthy snack? ____________________
  • How will I get home? _____ Bus Route # _____ time   _____Car             ____ Walk/Bike

 

FAMILIES

To get the most out of this year at SPARK, please make sure you plan for the following:

  • Sign up for the SPARK-e newsletter. Everything is in this informative, weekly SPARK-e newsletter: dates, reminders, and involvement opportunities!
  • Sign up for My School Anywhere SPARK’s online directory.
  • Be Involved.  Volunteer in your child’s classroom, at SPARK events, or on committees.
  • Before Day 1, arrive to Sneak Peek on July 28th at 11:00am. Follow signs to enter the cafeteria through the courtyard. Sneak Peek will be your one stop shop for all things SPARK (transportation tags, after school activities, spirit gear, wellness questions, etc.). Classrooms open shortly after the start, so you have time to visit the tables while you wait to meet your teacher.  Bring cash, check, or card for food, SPARK spirit gear, and PTO Supporter memberships.
  • Mark your calendar, and plan to attend these events in July and August:
    • 7/27 10:00am-4:00pm Parent Work Days: designed to help get SPARK ready for Day 1! Sign up now!
    • 7/28 9:30-10:30 Orientation for Parents of New Students (@ SPARK Cafeteria)
    • 7/28 11:00am-1:00pm Sneak Peek
    • 8/1 Day 1 of School 8am-2:30pm!! Please join us at SPARK to take photos of the kids as they go into school –paparazzi style! — then stay for our traditional Coffee & Kleenex social at 8:05am in the cafeteria.
    • 8/24 5:00-8:00pm Back to School: for parents only!

Important Dates

Fri 28

New Parent Orientation

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Fri 28

Sneak Peek

July 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Aug 01
Aug 24

Back to School Night

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aug 01

First Day of School

August 1, 2018