Sparling Newsletter

March 1, 2021

Dear Families,

We had our first taste of spring weather last week! The students were excited to be back outside playing after the cold snap! It has been busy here at Sparling with tons of learning happening. A few highlights include:

  • Whole school literacy writing activity
  • Tower Garden is built and ready to go
  • Grade 5 building projects
  • Kindergarten letter hunters were on the look out for letters around the school

This newsletter we have a few Numeracy Ninjas and Literacy Leaders to celebrate too!

Literacy Leaders

  • Zane A in Grade 1 for reading a book to Mrs. Gutmann
  • Cynthia in Grade 4/5 for some amazing writing

Numeracy Ninjas

  • Hayden in Grade 2 for using math strategies
  • Ella and Noella in Grade 1S for some wonderful subtraction work

Along with recognition in the newsletter, we also recognize students daily in our morning annoucements and they come to the office to pick a prize. It is a highlight for our students and therefore important students arrive to school on time. The beginning of our day starts with announcements, leader awards, and then literacy is happening in all the classrooms. Thank you for you support ensuring your child arrives to school on time each day!


Andrea Gutmann

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Literacy Matters!

Just take a few minutes each day and practice a few sight words! If you want to take a picture or video of your child practicing their sight words, please send them to We love to celebrate our Sparling Star Learners in newsletters, social media, and on our daily announcements.


that, good, out, ran, she, so

Grade 1

may, old, open, round, some

Grade 2

call, made, many, tell, these, wash

Grade 3

today, start, warm, try, together

Syllables are an Important Part of Reading!

To read and spell students need to know the syllable types. This makes decoding and encoding easier. There are only 5 vowels (6 if you count y), but they make several sounds! Knowing these types of syllables helps to narrow down what sound to make.

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Staff Parking Lot and Crosswalk

Please ensure you are using the crosswalk when arriving or leaving school. It is vital we model this for our students as we have a very busy intersection.

As well we need to ensure we are not dropping off or picking up from the staff parking lot. Our staff arrive at staggering times so we need to ensure they are able to access the parking lot safely.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Grade 4 -6 Writing Challenge: Try At Home! Bring Your Work to Mrs. Gutmann or Mr. Skinner for a Prize!

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Early Dismissal @ 2:03pm - March 4

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