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

September 14, 2017
August 7, 2017

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.

Lisa Marie Smith

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

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.


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 Graders and their families to gather together for a movie and popcorn at school in the evening with concessions. This is not a drop-off event.

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.

Rebecca Holmes


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

Class Trip

An overnight trip for the 5th Graders to Wahsega.

Lisa Malaney
Suzanne Scully


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

Oct 20

5th Grade Movie Night

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nov 16

An Introduction to Inman

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dec 13

5th Graders Visit Inman

December 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Feb 14

Valentine Flower Sale

February 14, 2018 @ 7:15 am - 8:00 am