Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Terry HarnessDear Springdale Park Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I hope you and your family have had an opportunity to enjoy your summer vacation and these hot summer days. We are looking forward to the start of a new school year and before we know it school will be back in session!

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 1st. As we move closer to this day, I hope that our new and returning students and families are as excited as I am about all of the great teaching and learning that will be happening at SPARK. All summer long, we have been preparing for the return of our SPARK students while ensuring that our new school year will be an engaging and rewarding experience for your child’s emotional, intellectual, physical and social well-being. As principal, I look forward to working with the best students, teachers, staff, parents and community in Atlanta Public Schools while introducing new initiatives such as; Family Focus Nights and our school year theme of “Be SPARK”.

I have included information below outlining specific details related to our Sneak Peek, New Parent Orientation, and Back to School Night events. Please mark your calendars, as we look forward to seeing you there!

For parents of returning students to SPARK, please access the parent portal via our school website to review your child’s assigned homeroom teacher. You can access this information through the Infinite Campus link located on the left side of the SPARK homepage. For parents of Kindergarten or new students to SPARK, you will receive your parent portal access at Sneak Peek.

New Parent Orientation
New Parent Orientation is on Friday, July 28th from 9:30 am- 10:30 am in the cafeteria. All new parents to SPARK are encouraged to attend.

Sneak Peek
Sneak Peek for all new and returning SPARK students, as well as their parents and guardians, will be held Friday, July 28th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in various locations throughout the school. At Sneak Peek you will be able to do the following:

  • collect room assignments and meet/chat briefly with your child’s teacher
  • receive transportation information(bus, carpool, walker information)
  • receive meal program information
  • sign-up and pay PTO membership dues
  • receive parent portal login information & purchase SPARK spirit wear, etc.

Back to School Night
Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 24th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will highlight the wonderful things that our teachers will be teaching throughout the school year, the high level of expectations we will set for our students and ways in which you can support your child and our teachers in their efforts.

SPARK would love to have you help with Sneak Peek and Back to School Night. If you are interested in volunteering to help with these events, please reach out to our SPARK PTO!

As we continue to prepare for the first days of school, we look forward to working with and meeting each of you. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and I look forward to seeing you soon.

Mr. Terry Harness