SPARK Update: Prospective Parent Tours and Rising K Open House


Passing along the following from our friends at Springdale Park Elementary School:

Due to the overwhelming response SPARK has received for our prospective parent tours, we are modifying our tour schedule so we can accommodate everyone. No registration is necessary since we will make sure enough staff will be available to accompany guests and answer questions. We have had to change some dates in order for us to secure enough staff to help with the tours.

Our new tour dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, February 6th at 8:45 AM
  • Thursday, February 13th at 8:45 AM
  • Tuesday, February 25th at 8:45 AM
  • Tuesday, March 4th at 8:45 AM

Note: We have had to cancel the February 27th date.

When you arrive at SPARK, please go the main office first to sign in. After check in, please wait in the cafeteria until the tour starts. Please arrive on time – after 9:00, late arrivals will not be admitted.

Also, please mark your calendars for SPARK’s Rising Kindergarten Parent Open House on Tuesday March 11th at 8:45 AM. This is an opportunity for parents to hear from SPARK administration and kindergarten teachers about SPARK’s curriculum, the daily schedule for kindergartners, and visit a SPARK kindergarten classroom. We understand that children may need to accompany their parents to the open house but please note that this event is designed for parents.

We have received many questions about activities for rising kindergarten students and SPARK does hold a lunch for new students in the spring. We will post the information on our website and to the local preschools once we confirm a date.

SPARK also has kindergarten ambassadors – parents of current SPARK students who also have a kindergartner starting next year. They are a great resource for questions about SPARK. They will set up play dates for kindergartners to meet over the summer. Visit the Kindergarten Corner of the SPARK website for updates on activities. Our Kindergarten Ambassadors are Ida Centner ( and Heather Hallett (

You can also sign up for the SPARK newsletter SPARK-e, which provides weekly updates for SPARK parents. Visit to sign up.

When visiting SPARK, please allow plenty of time to park. Due to the expansion construction, there is no guest parking on-site. Please use side streets for parking. There is a walkway to SPARK from the DHUMC parking lot, although parking in the church lot is not permitted.

We are very excited to meet future SPARK parents at one of our scheduled events. We hope you can join us!

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