Sparling Newsletter

June 28, 2022

Dear Families

Summer has arrived! We are wishing all our families and students an amazing summer break and we are looking forward to greeting you all back on Sept. 6, 2022. Our office will be open on Aug. 30 @ 9am.

You will find in this newsletter:

  • Updated Staffing/Class Configuration Information
  • Supply Lists
  • Pre K Information
  • Bell Schedule
  • School Calendars

See you in September!

Mrs. Gutmann & Mr. Skinner

2022/23 School Staffing Information

Here is a look at our staffing for the upcoming school year! Please note there is a slight change to our Grade 4-5 class configurations at this time and all classes are tenative based upon fall enrollment. Teachers will be reaching out to families at the end of August to welcome you to a new school year.

Teaching Staff

Principal: Andrea Gutmann

Assistant Principal/Grade 5: Jon Skinner

Kindergarten: Mikala Syrnyk

Grade 1: Jody Schultz

Grade 1: Kiva Olson

Grade 2: Don Murphy

Grade 2/3: Wendy Muscarella

Grade 3: Renny Lowe

Grade 4: Cassandra Olsen

Grade 4/5: Colby McFeely/Justine Allen

Grade 5 & Literacy: Roxy Rybalka

Grade 5: Jonathan Skinner

Kindergarten/Grade 1 Team Teacher: Jessica Veale

Support Staff

Administrative Assistant: Joanne Johnston

Learning Commons Facilitator: Julie Schapansky

Custodian: Asun Snell

Rose Campbell

Lana Ingrao

Samantha Zemlak

Dawn Sehn

Linda Laporte

Cindy Valgardson

Megan Carstairs

Crystal Rasmussen

Jill Parsons

Anne Smith

Pamela Biswanger

Tara Mazur

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Pre K Information 2022/23

Success Starts Early

Battle River School Division offers 4-year-old PreK programming in Camrose (Ecole Sifton School, Jack Stuart School, Sparling School) and Tofield (C.W. Sears School).

Programs run four half-days per week (Monday - Thursday) with hours of operation varying from school to school.

Children with birth dates between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 may enroll in the 2022/23 program. (Programming for 3yr-old children who have met criteria for Early Intervention Support may be available. Contact us for information regarding whether your child may qualify.)

BRSD is in the process of applying to have its PreK programs licensed. In doing so, this will allow families to access the financial supports coming out of the Federal-Provincial child care agreement.


Pre-Kindergarten is a pay-for-use program.

A $150 payment is required at time of registration (this will be applied towards the final month’s fee payment). Placement in the PreK program is not guaranteed until registration payment is received.

Tuition Fee $225/month

Government of Alberta Affordability Grant -$75/month

Monthly Fee $150/month*Additional subsidy may apply

*Additional Subsidies

  • Families with a household annual income of less than $180,000 can apply directly to for a subsidy of $125 per month. (Some restrictions may apply.)
  • For children who have met specific criteria for Early Intervention Supports as outlined by Alberta Education, families will receive a $25/month subsidy.