5th Grade Committee

Welcome to 5th grade! The 5th Grade Committee is responsible for organizing and managing the many events that occur throughout a student’s senior year at SPARK. During the events throughout the year, we aim to strengthen the connection between the students and families, raise money for specific events and the class trip, and serve the community. We develop a budget and work closely with the PTO to ensure that all activities are financially efficient and organized.

Our newsletter and emails will inform you of 5th grade activities only. Please make sure you are receiving the weekly SPARK-e and reading your teacher emails for news covering school and classroom activities.

5th Grade Newsletters

March 12, 2018
February 5, 2018
January 17, 2018
November 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
September 14, 2017
August 7, 2017

5th Grade Trip Info

5th Grade Trip Behavior Expecations
5th Grade Trip Packing

Ocoee Retreat Center, TN
May 14-16, 2018

*Chaperone Meeting: All Chaperones are asked to attend the meeting on Monday, April 30th at 8:00am at SPARK. Contact Courtney with any questions.

The Student Behavior Agreement Form and Packing List are attached to this email and available online. Parents and Students need to sign the form and either email to Lisa Malaney or send into school. Further information regarding the trip will be sent home at the beginning of May.

Contact Lisa Malaney or Courtney Stombock with trip questions.

5th Grade Trip Registration and Payment

Annual 2-night trip for 5th grades to Ocoee, TN.

​​Complete the registration form and payment online if possible. You may complete and send the permission and waiver forms via email. Or print out everything and put it in an envelope marked “5th Grade Trip/attn: Beth McCormack” and give to your student’s homeroom teacher or to the main office.

5th Grade Class Trip Permission Form
Ocoee Waiver
Chaperone Information
Packing Information
APS Medication Form
Ocoee Payment Form 2018 (español)

5th Grade Dues

5th Grade Dues will be $35 per student. This includes payment for the 5th Grade Senior T-shirt, which will be worn to numerous events throughout the year, and will help fund some events, such as the 5th Grade Dance, Movie Night and Awards Banquet. Please also consider sponsoring a student. All students will receive a T-shirt.

To be successful, we will need support and help from you. Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered for committees. Below is a list of the events that occur throughout the year. Please contact us if you are interested in Co-Chairing or serving on a committee. We truly appreciate our volunteers!


Beth McCormack
Laura Rebillot

5th Grade Class Trip

An overnight 5th grade trip to Ocoee Retreat Center in Tennessee. May 14-16, 2018

Lisa Malaney
Courtney Stombock

Awards Day Luncheon

The Awards Day Luncheon will be held just after 5th Grade Awards. This is a family event.
Rosa Arriaga

Basketball Challenge

The Basketball Challenge is a friendly game with 5th graders vs. their parents and teachers. Tickets are sold at the event and concessions are sold by 4th grade parents.

Andrea Jennings

Community Service Project

A project to give back to the community.


A dance for the 5th Graders to be held at SPARK in the evening.  This is a drop-off event.

Katie Bradley

Fall Social/Luncheon

A Fall Social or Luncheon for 5th graders to be held during their school day.

Stephanie deRijke

End of Year Party

An end of year party for the 5th graders during the school day.

Room Parents

Hat Day

5th Graders collect $1 from any SPARK student who wish to wear a hat to school for the day.

Inman Transition

Provide transitional information to students and parents in preparation of moving to Inman.

Tahmida Shamsuddin
Mary Stouffer

Movie Night

A social night for the 5th Grade students to gather together for a movie, pizza and popcorn at school in the evening with concessions. This is a drop-off event. Volunteers will be needed.

Molly Paulson
Courtney Wagner

Skate Night

A social night for the 5th Graders to go roller skating in the evening. Skate Nights will be located at Glenn United Methodist Gym.


A market of goods sold by the 5th graders usually once a month and at special events.  Customers are the whole student body.


Valentine’s Day Flower Sale

Sale of carnations and roses for students to present to friends and teachers.

Dawn Bell
Maria Zufall


Create, sell, and distribute the SPARK yearbook.

Holly Painter
Lisa Marie Smith

Yearbook (5th Grade Section)

Coordinate and proof all 5th Grade ads, baby pictures, collage page, and class pages for the yearbook.

Holly Painter
Lisa Marie Smith

Important Dates

There are no upcoming events at this time.