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SPARK Academy Newsletter - March 18, 2022

PTO needs our help!

Bundt cakes will be arriving on Wednesday, March 23. PTO needs volunteers to assist with delivery and pick up. Please use the link below to sign up.
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Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Opportunity

SPARK Academy has set aside a special time for K-3 spring parent/teacher conferences during March 22 & 24 from 3:30-6:30. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, please go to

Conference schedule link will be available through Monday, March 21st.

*School-aged childcare and Spanish translator will be available.

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Art Show includes PreK - 3rd grade artwork

Musical Performance featuring our First Graders

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Important Dates

March 23: Nothing Bundt Cake pick-up 1:30-4:30 (please bring your own boxes or bags)

PTO needs your help with Bundt cakes, please see the link to sign up

March 28-April 1: Spring Break

April 21: First grade field research to Adventure Science Center

April 25: Kindergarten field research to Gullion Farms

April 28: Third grade violin recital

April 29: Professional Learning Day (no school for students)

May 20: Field Day

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Preparing children for success begins early. Athens City Schools is proud to offer two Pre-K programs: Alabama First Class and Eagles Nest.

The Alabama First Class Pre-K is a program providing effective, high-quality, early childhood experiences that prepare children for school success and lifelong learning. ACS currently offers six First Class Pre-K classes: iAcademy at Athens Elementary (2), HEART Academy at Julian Newman (2), FAME Academy at Brookhill (1), and SPARK Academy at Cowart (1).

The Eagles Nest is an inclusive program that incorporates a mixture of exceptional needs students in a classroom with their traditional peers. The Eagles Nest is located at iAcademy at Athens Elementary.

Learn more and apply at
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Important COVID Reminders

  • Masks are recommended on all school buses.
  • Masks are recommended while indoors.
  • Maintain 3 foot distancing when possible.
  • Continue to practice good hygiene (make sure you have soap and hand sanitizer).
  • Continue with sanitization measures.
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2021-2022 School Calendar

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Never miss a weather alert, school closing or important update. Download the ACS mobile app to stay connected at all times. Use the app to can check calendars, lunch menus, and receive "push" notifications about school events and weather emergencies. Download the free app today at the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android devices. Search "Athens City School System."

Be sure to allow alerts, pushes and banners in your phone settings under "notifications" to properly receive notifications. In the app settings, please select the schools from which you wish to receive updates. Contact our office with any questions. 256.233.6600.

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