Sparling Newsletter

Oct. 19, 2021

Dear Families,

We have a quick mid-October newsletter to communicate a couple important items! These include school picture day reminder, Halloween information, and an important update from BRSD. At this time Sparling School is no longer considered a respiratory outbreak and we encourage all our families to continue to utilize the Daily Health Checklist.

Thank you to all our parents who came out or joined virtually to our School Council meeting. Our next meeting will be the AGM and we would love to see you there! This is a great opportunity to meet Mr. Skinner and myself, ask questions or talk about any concerns.

Lastly, Sparling School will be offering a hot meal once a week to our students at no charge. This is part of the Alberta Education Nutrition Grant. We encourage you to still send lunches on those days in case your child chooses not to eat the hot meal provided. This Friday will be a Pancake Breakfast and we always include a gluten free option!


Andrea Gutmann

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On Oct. 28 our school will be celebrating Halloween and we want to ensure a safe and fun day for our students. Our wonderful staff will be planning some afternoon activites and crafts to enjoy and students are asked to arrive in their costumes for the day. We are asking families to consider the following as you prepare for this day

  • Students need to be INDEPENDENT with their costume and this includes going to the bathroom.
  • Students need to arrive in costume and we encourage minimizing any accessories as we want to make sure all items make it safely home for the weekend
  • Keep costumes simple so students can move freely during recess and gym
  • At this time we ask that no inflatable costumes are sent

Lastly, we ask that no treats are sent to share with friends or with the class at this time. We will be providing a couple pre-packaged treats for our students to enjoy on behalf of the Sparling Staff.

We will be sending home a permission form to post pictures and take video of a Halloween parade to share with our community. Please ensure you return this signed to your teacher.

Thank you for your support and understanding!