Sparling Newsletter

Oct. 6, 2021

Dear Families

October has arrived and we sure have enjoyed the wonderful fall weather this year. With colder weather approaching it is a great time to dig out those warmer coats, gloves, mitts, and toques! Remember this Thursday is Early Dismissal at 2pm and we will be providing a FREE pizza lunch for ALL students including a gluten free option for those that need. Sparling will be adding a free hot lunch option weekly moving forward which is supported by the Alberta Nutrition Grant schools receive.

Thank you to our community for supporting the recent switch to At Home Learning for our Pre K - Grade 2 students. We recognize this isn't easy for families and appreciate the support as we continue to navigate the pandemic. At this time Sparling school continues to be on Respitory Illness Outbreak due to abseentism rates and cases of COVID connected to our school. Our status will be re-evaluated at the end of the week. Please review the Daily Checklist each morning and if your child is feeling unwell follow the steps indicated on the checklist. The checklist includes information regarding household close contacts and recommendations. In addition to what is already in place at our school, it has been made clear to us in our verbal notifications from Alberta Health Services on Friday of last week that an outbreak school should not be:

- participating in sports events with other schools

- taking field trips to indoor locations or to outdoor locations that have other people

and should be:

- strictly reducing visitors to their building.

- giving additional attention to hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, masking, distancing, cleaning, etc.

Our School Council meeting is also upcoming on October 12 at 7pm. We will be offering both a virtual and in person option! We need your help and participation! At each council meeting the school team provides a report, seeks input on plans moving forward, and answers questions you might have. It is also an opportunity to discuss the COVID protocols and procedures and address any concerns or questions. This year we are also planning for an August, 2022 playground build and we would love to share the plans with you and get your input! Please see the detailed information below in the newsletter.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please contact us at the office anytime.


Andrea Gutmann


Literacy Idea For At Home

Learning Letters on the Go! All you need is a paper plate, marker, and scissors. Have your child find the letter and fold it down! You can practice with uppercase and lowercase letters or if your child knows their letters already change to sight words!!

Check out the pictures!

Numeracy Idea For At Home

All you need is lego, playdough, and a cookie sheet. Pick a number and have your child build it with lego or use the lego to press dots into the playdough. Best part is you can pick a wide range of numbers!

Check out the picture!

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Support Sparling At Save on Foods!

Just a reminder that you can support the Friends of Sparling fundraising efforts when you shop at Save On Foods! Simply ask for a duplicate receipt for Sparling at the till! All proceeds go towards our Friends of Sparling fundraising group to support Sparling!


Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 7pm

5216 52 Avenue

Camrose, AB

We need you!! Our school council will be meeting in person at our Learning Commons! We will be sharing information about school start up, updates on our playground build, and the school administration team will be available to answer questions. If you cannot attend in person we will also send out a virtual meeting link if you wish to tune in that way!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.