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SPARK Academy Newsletter - February 11, 2022

Book Fair Information

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Don't want to send cash? Use e-wallet, it's like a gift card for students. You can also purchase them for teachers for classroom donations!

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

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Book Fair Dress Up Days/Info

Monday- “SPARK a LOVE of Reading” Wear your best for Valentine's Day or wear pink

or red

Open shopping for parents and children during morning or afternoon carline

Tuesday- “Words are magic” Wear a shirt with words

We LOVE Mom! Shop with Mom during morning or afternoon carline

Wednesday- Which do you like best?

Dog Man- wear blue

Pete the cat- wear red

Neither- wear black

A GRAND day! Grandparents Day- ALL DAY

Thursday- Which do you like better?

Cat in the Hat- black

Grinch- green

We LOVE Dad! Shop with Mom during morning or afternoon carline

Friday- We Love SPARK! Wear your SPARK class shirt or black and gold

Open shopping for parents and children during morning carline. Book Fair closes

at 2:00.

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Nurse Lori needs......

Nurse Lori is in need of new underwear in sizes small, medium, large. We are also in need of new or used pants in size 8 for both boys and girls.

Congratulations Kingston!

Congratulations to Kingston Smiley! His artwork was chosen to represent Spark Academy in the Youth Art Month exhibition at the Huntsville Museum of Art!
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Dino and Dragon Stroll

CV Events invites you to the Dino and Dragon Stroll, an interactive walk-thru dinosaur and dragon experience! The Dino and Dragon Stroll features life-like and life-size dinosaurs and dragons, with some standing over 28 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long. This event will be held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville on March 19 and 20. CV Events is offering FREE TICKETS to our Athens City Schools students! For more information, including showtimes and tickets, visit To redeem your FREE student ticket, enter "ATHENS" in the promotion code box. Adult tickets can also be purchased in advance for $24.99. A Sensory Friendly ticket option is also available. All tickets must be purchased in advance and are available now at

CV Events partners with community food banks to STOMP OUT HUNGER, with a goal of feeding over one million families a year. In an effort to give back to the community, donation bins will be available at the entrance of the Dino & Dragon Stroll. CV Events asks all attendees who are able to bring a non-perishable, canned food item to donate toward STOMP OUT HUNGER.

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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 Dates

Now- March 22: PreK registration

February 14-18: Book Fair

February 14: Third grade Field Trip to Cook's Museum

February 21: President's Day

February 22: Picture Day (Individual pictures and Class pictures)

February 23: Second grade Field Trip to Cook's Museum

March 28-April 1: Spring Break

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Important COVID Reminders

  • Masks are required on all school buses.
  • Masks are recommended while indoors, especially these first few weeks back.
  • 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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Get the ACS app!

Get the Free App Now!

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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