Face the Sunshine

Terry HarnessKeep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
~ Helen Keller

Negativity is such an energy drain, isn’t it? It spirals into anxiety and fear and judgement. Seems logical that we should just keep our faces to the sunshine, but life doesn’t always make that an easy choice for us. We can’t always choose our situation, but we can choose how we respond to it. It may be something we don’t like or don’t have control over but remember this: You don’t have to like the situation to find a positive solution for handling it. And it’s a teaching opportunity. When we find something positive even in a negative situation, we teach our students that good can often come from bad.

Hello SPARK Families!

We hope you had a wonderful week because we certainly have had a great one! We have had a wonderful time with our Color Run crew as they have provided a wonderful, uplifting, and enthusiastic spirit around SPARK. The positivity that they have generated around our school for our students and our teachers has been palpable and we are super grateful for all they have done. We hope to see you come join us for our 1st Color Run at SPARK. All parents are encouraged to come to the color run and cheer on your kids. We will have two tracks set up across Ponce de Leon in the “actual” Springdale Park. Color Run times are listed below.

8:15 – 9:15 – 2nd and 3rd Grade

9:30 – 10:30 – Kindergarten and 1st Grade

10:45 – 11:45 – 4th and 5th Grade

Also, don’t forget that you are invited to come to Thanksgiving Luncheon. Each year we have had a number of parents, friends and family join us for Thanksgiving luncheon and this year we have added another day of luncheon!! Luncheon dates are listed below. You may reach out to your child’s HR teacher for specific lunch times for these dates and you can view lunch dates and times by clicking here. You will receive an invitation on Thursday of next week. This is a positive and wonderful family event that we hope you are able to experience!

November 13th – Kindergarten and 4th

November 14th – 1st and 5th

November 15th – 2nd and 3rd

We are so grateful for all that you do for SPARK and we hope to see you at school soon!

Terry Harness