Waste Pro Recycling Truck Visits SPARK!

Thank you to Yvonne Douglas of the APS Facilities Department for sending the Waste Pro Recycling truck out to visit our school! The classes that correctly sorted their trash for the SPARK Recycles Challenge last week were invited to come see the truck. Students learned about where their recyclables go after they put them in their classroom recycling bins. They also got to meet their driver and see the truck in action!

The winning classes were:

1st Place – Ms. Bryant’s Class
2nd Place – Ms. White and Mr. Smiley’s Class
3rd Place – Ms. M, Ms. Perry, Ms. Lockwood, and Ms. Thurman’s Class

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Family Day for Thanksgiving Lunch

This Thursday, November 20th the SPARK cafeteria will have their annual Family Day for Thanksgiving Lunch.
The menu this year includes…
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Broccoli Cheese and Rice Casserole
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Sweet Potato Souffle
  • Southern Style Collard Greens
  • Baked Spiced Peaches
  • Freshly Baked Rolls
The fall harvest items on this menu are incredibly nutrient dense! One serving of broccoli has 220% of your daily value of Vitamin C, an antioxidant and tissue-builder; One serving of sweet potatoes has 377% of your daily value of Vitamin A, important to healthy vision; and one serving of collard greens has 858% of your daily value of Vitamin K, essential to your body’s blood clotting capabilities.
We hope you’ll join us for our healthy Thanksgiving Lunch in the SPARK Cafeteria!
  • Kindergarten / 10:25 – 10:55
  • 1st Grade / 11:15 – 11:45
  • 2nd Grade / 10:50 – 11:20
  • 3rd Grade / 10:00 – 10:30
  • 4th Grade / 12:05 – 12:35
  • 5th Grade / 12:25 – 12:55
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Garden Update: November 14



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Throwback: 1 Year Ago Today


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Stewart Center: November 11





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Foreverfamily Dinner: November 11



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Compost Update: November 10

We are now 4 weeks into our composting program at Springdale Park. So far, we have diverted 160 lbs of green waste from Georgia landfills!


SPARK students (and teachers and custodial staff) are doing a great job adjusting to the new routines of sorting their trash in the cafeteria, reducing the waste they are contributing to the landfill, specifically their food scraps, compostable lunch trays, and paper boats.

Our compost bin has been picked up by Compost Wheels weekly and they have been composting our food scraps for us offsite. This program ensures that 100% of our food scraps are composted into useable soil rather than our program being limited by the capacity of our space and resources at the school.

In the spring, Compost Wheels will deliver the compost back to the school cutting down in our costs of maintaining our garden and showing the kids exactly how we are closing the loop and creating less waste by using our “trash” to turn into “treasure.”

This service with Compost Wheels is $27.00/week for a 32 gallon bin, picked up once each week. We are only funded through the end of this week. Please consider joining our list of sponsors!

Current Sponsors:

  • Jennifer Tardelli / October 14 – 17
  • Teresa Groshans / October 20 – 24
  • Jennifer Goldbeck / October 27 – 31
  • Ana Rosa Covaria / November 3 – 7
  • Cameron Stoeckel / November 10 – 14
  • Ida Centner / November 17 – 21
  • Derek Tubbs / December 1 – 12
  • Brooke Haman / December 15 – 19
  • Jesse Cole / January 5 – 9
  • Hayley Lalsingh / January 12 – 16
  • David Johnson / January 19 – 23
  • Heather Dominey / January 26 – 30


To donate, please go to http://springdaleparkelementary.org/wp/ (and fill in “Mobley” under “Teacher Name” so the funds can be allocated appropriately). Thank you for supporting our compost program at Springdale Park!

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Dragons on the Move

“Dragons on the Move” is a parent-led, free Fun Run training program for SPARK students to prepare for our November 14th Fun Run. They meet every Tuesday and Friday morning at 7:15 in the astro-turf courtyard in the weeks leading up to the Fun Run.

Thank you so much to parent, Sara Zeigler, for leading this healthy activity for our kids!


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Giana’s Cotton!


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SPARK Students Live on CBS46!

Today, Springdale Park students had the opportunity to be on live TV on “Atlanta Unplugged.” The segment focused on the Captain Planet Foundation helping Georgia students get hands on in gardening lessons. Drew Gossett, Sophia Vempala, and Anita Williams spoke about their experiences in their garden and kitchen lessons as Chef Linton Hopkins demonstrated a delicious meal using garden ingredients.

Read more and see the video here: http://www.cbs46.com/Clip/10832909/captain-planet-foundation-chef-linton-hopkins#ixzz3Ilnvi4zX




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