February 2022 Newsletter

January 26, 2022

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: January 2022 – Mainspring Academy was featured in First Coast News’ “The Buzz” in preparation for the upcoming Miles for Mainspring 7-Day Virtual Step Challenge, taking place February 14th-21st, 2022. Athletes Aiden Postemski from Middleburg High School, former tight end Gary Barnidge of the Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns, Nick Washington of the Florida Gators, and Rutgers Scarlet Knight’s Isaiah Washington voiced their support for the fundraiser; and Mainspring Academy students and staff created signs encouraging supporters to “Make their steps count”.

#MilesForMainspring2022 7-Day Virtual Step Challenge is a fundraiser to support the $10,000 goal for music therapy for the 52 special education students at Mainspring Academy. Registrants who successfully complete their walks each day will be eligible to win a prize (valued at up to $200) in a daily raffle, and a grand prize (valued at up to $1,000) for completing all 7 days — with additional entries added for every $50 they raise in personal fundraisers for the school.

Registration ends Monday, January 31, 2022. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION.


Monday, January 31st – Miles for Mainspring registration end date, extra t-shirt orders, and end date for Facebook Fundraisers/ alternative donation collections for extra raffle entries due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, February 1st Open enrollment for new students

Tuesday, February 1st Val Pal Questionnaire trade

Tuesday, February 8th- Friday, February 11th- NO SCHOOL unless enrolled in Intersession

Monday, February 14th- Schoolwide Val Pal Exchange, Valentines Day Sockhop, and Miles for Mainspring Launch Day – (Please wear “Miles for Mainspring” T-shirts (or Mainspring Academy school T-shirts if you don’t have one) AND your favorite socks)

Monday, February 14th-Monday February 21st, 2022 – MILES FOR MAINSPRING VIRTUAL STEP CHALLENGE

(Monday- February 14th – Day 1 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 1 raffle winner announced Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday- February 15th – Day 2 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 2 raffle winner announced Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday- February 16th – Day 3 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 3 raffle winner announced Thursday afternoon.

Thursday- February 17th – Day 4 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 4 raffle winner announced Friday afternoon.

Friday- February 18th – Day 5 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 5 raffle winner announced Saturday afternoon.

Saturday- February 19th – Day 6 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 6 raffle winner announced Sunday afternoon.

Sunday- February 20th – Day 7 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 7 raffle winner announced Monday afternoon.

Tuesday- February 22nd- Grand prize raffle winner announced for registrants who completed all 7 days, by afternoon)

Monday, February 21st – NO SCHOOL for President’s Day

Tuesday, March 1st – 2022-2023 Enrollment Contracts and half of 2022-2023 registration fee due

Wednesday, March 2nd – Read Across America Day (Students and staff are encouraged to dress up like their favorite storybook or comic book characters (or with t-shirts representing their favorite storybook or comic book characters))

Friday, March 11th- SCHOOL CLOSED to students for Teacher Planning Day

Monday, March 14th – Friday, March 18th – SCHOOL CLOSED to staff and students for Spring Break

Tuesday, March 29th – Spring Picture Day Group 1 – TBD

Wednesday, March 30th – Spring Picture Day Group 2 – TBD


Monday, February 14th – Parents needed to help donate Valentines Day Decorations for Valentines Day Sockhop

Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th – (1) parent needed to help facilitate Spring Picture Day (9:00am-12:00pm)

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.


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February 10th

February 15th

February 26th

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If you are interested in donating to our school, please click here. For our community supply wishlist, please click here. For our Amazon wishlist, 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!


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