Archives for January 2023

January 2023 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: December 2022 – Our students closed the school year with another magical annual Polar Express Pajama Party and a visit from Santa himself!

Mainspring is grateful to have a generous end-of-year gift from the Benton Family Foundation to support the quality programming and learning experiences of our deserving students. We would also like to thank Fortegra, our Miles for Mainspring 2023 Platinum Title Sponsors! We are so grateful for the support of our community!

Registration for the Miles for Mainspring 7 -Day Virtual Step Challenge is now OPEN and ends Tuesday, January 31, 2023! We’re raising funds to support an adaptive physical education program for our 55 special education students. The Miles for Mainspring 2023 Grand Prize Package includes a 3-Day Flagler Beach getaway for two in a private beachfront condo*, $200 gift certificate for spa services at Golden Magnolia Resort*, and a $15 gift certificate to Flagler Beachfront Winery. #MakingMyStepsCount. The event begins Monday, February 13, 2023. REGISTER NOW!!!

Mainspring staff, please reach out to Sabrena at [email protected] for a discount code.

If you are not participating in the step challenge but would like to purchase an event t-shirt and/or make a donation, please use the discount code “TSHIRTONLY”.


Please visit our Parent’s Corner for all forms listed below as well as all due dates, closures, and events for the 2022-2023 school year.

Tuesday, January 3rd- Tuition due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, January 10th- Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting in the cafeteria, 9:15am. More information about the PAC>

Monday, January 16th- SCHOOL CLOSED for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 17th–Extended Day and Tuition Payments due by 3:00pm 

Tuesday, January 24th – Completed Val Pal Questionnaires Due

Friday, January 27th – Special Olympics Flag Football and Basketball at the duPont YMCAVolunteer Time 11:00am-2:00pm, Actual Event Time 12:00pm-2:00pm


Tuesday, January 10th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

Friday, January 27th– Special Olympics Flag Football/ Basketball. Volunteers must be available between 11am and 2pm. Sign up here! In addition to the SignupGenius Any family friends, non-household family members, or community members not affiliated with our school must complete a volunteer application here.

Approved volunteers must be available to meet Ms. Lindsay, Mr. Dawson, and Ms. Sabrena at the DuPont YMCA no later than 11:00am for training! (Please let Sabrena know if you may be interested in helping with some heavier-lifting for setup from 9:45-11 [email protected] ! You can also indicate with a comment on the SignupGenius).

Location: duPont YMCA – 7373 Old King’s Rd. S, Jacksonville, FL, 32217

Volunteer time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Actual Event Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm


Parents, if you have not already, please join our MSA Parent Support Facebook Group here. Please join our MSA Community Group for volunteer, sponsorship, and donation opportunities here.


Robert F.-
January 4th

Ms. Liz M.-
January 5th

Adam W.-
January 9th

Ms. Dina 
January 9th

Killian N.
January 16th

Austin M.
January 23rd

Mr. Dawson
January 31st


Click here to view the schedule!


If you are interested in donating funds to our school, please click here. If you are interested in donating items to our school, please click here. If you are interested in volunteering at our school, please click here. Give us a call at (904)503-0344 or email our Director of Student and Community Affairs Sabrena Snow at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to set up a tour of the school!