Sparling Newsletter

September 2022

Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year! We are excited to welcome you all to Sparling School! Sparling School is a Pre K to Grade 5 school and we are proud to serve our community. Our staff is excited to greet our Grade 1 -5 students on September 6th. You will find information in the newsletter regarding our Early Learning and Kindergarten orientation events happening next week.

Our newsletter contains lots of useful information including school calendars, powerschool information, how to sign up for online payments, and information on pick up/drop off locations. Please take some time to read through our first newsletter and if you have any questions please reach out to us in the office.

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2022/23 School Year.


Andrea Gutmann (Principal)

Jon Skinner (Assistant Principal)

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Kindergarten Information

Our wonderful Kindergarten Team will be reaching out to set up a date & time for your orientation. Please see the links below for the calendars for each class.

Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten with Alternating Friday

Orientation Day: September 7, 2022

First Full Day: September 12, 2022

Click Here for Monday/Wednesday Kindergarten Calendar

Tues/Thurs Kindergarten with Alternating Friday

Orientation Day: Sept. 8, 2022

First Full Day: September 13, 2022

Click Here For Tuesday/Thursday Calendar

Orientation is your day to come in and see the class with your child, their classroom, locker, etc...On the first day of school pick up and drop off will be the same procedure where students will enter the school with their teacher. At this time we ask parents not to enter the school with them to help support the routines we are building!

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Shine Bright Early Learning - PreSchool

Our Early Learning Program Lead is connecting with families to set up orientation dates and times for the week of Sept. 6. Classes start on September 12.

AM Program: 8:30 - 11:30

PM Program: 12:00 - 3:00

To help keep our hallways quiet during instructional time we ask that parents wait outside or in our front bootroom for pick up at the end of program. During dismissal times it is very busy in our front entry way with bus students. It is vital we are using the crosswalk when crossing the streets for the safety of everyone. Please refrain from parking in our bus lane at anytime.

Thank you for your understanding

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Entrance & Exits for Sparling School

Please see the map below which shows where each class enters and exits the building at the start and end of each school day. On September 6 we ask that students go to their assigned doors and look for their teacher who will be greeting parents and students outside. After the meet and greet teachers will be taking the students into the building to start their school day.

The front door will remain unlocked throughout the day and so we are asking all visitors to check in at the office as they arrive or if a student is arriving late. Our remaining exterior doors will be locked for the duration of the day. The safety of our students and ensuring learning time is honoured we ask that all visitors check in directly at the office.

Outdoor Supervision starts at 8:10am and our Afternoon Supervision ends at 3:15pm each day.

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Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Safety is of the upmost importance and the streets around Sparling School are very busy. We also have muitiple staff members who arrive and depart at staggered times in the day in our parking lot. You can refer to the map below which shows areas where you can pick up/drop off students safely. Also, it is of heavy importance that we ensure the following

  • Please do not use the staff parking lot for pick up or drop off at anytime
  • When crossing the street use the crosswalk at all time

We appreciate your support.

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First School Council Meeting - In Person or Virtual

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 7pm

5216 52 Avenue

Camrose, AB

Please join us in person or virtually for our first school council meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow parents and discuss topics of interest. Our School Adminstration team is also available to give monthly reports and take feedback from our community.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.