March 2022 Newsletter

February 22, 2022

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: February 2022 – Mainspring Academy students danced the day away and celebrated friendships with a fun Valentines Day Sockhop and Val Pal gift exchange.

During Random Acts of Kindness Week February 14th-21st, 2022, we set the #MilesForMainspring2022 7-Day Virtual Step Challenge, a parent-led fundraiser to support the $10,000 goal for music therapy for the 50 special education students at Mainspring Academy. 50 total registrants participated in the event and 23 successfully completed the 7-day 10,000 step challenge! Thanks to our registrants and amazing event sponsors, we surpassed our fundraising goal. Mainspring awarded seven daily prizes for event winners and announced participant – Officer Kenny Smith – as the winner of the $1,000 Disneyworld Orlando Grand Prize.


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, April 1st – Intersession (May 9-13) Registration fee and contract due

Friday, April 8th – Intersession remaining fees due

Monday, April 11th – Summer Camp (June 27-July 22) – Registration fee, contract, and application due

Friday, April 15th – SCHOOL CLOSED to staff and students

Monday, April 18th – SCHOOL CLOSED to students for Teacher Planning Day

Saturday, April 23rd – Saturday Service Day for National Volunteer Week (10am-3pm) – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sunday, April 24th – HEAL Autism Walk at the Jacksonville Zoo, 7:30am – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Click here for more information.

Friday, April 29th – Special Olympics Track and Field (12:00pm-2:00pm) – VOLUNTEER GROUPS NEEDED (from 11:00am-2:00pm) – duPont Family YMCA 7373 Old King’s Rd S, Jacksonville, FL, 32217


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

Saturday, April 23rd- Saturday Service Day for “National Volunteer Week”. – Volunteers will be needed to help touch up the school! This is a great opportunity for anyone that needs to make up parent participation hours. It is also a great opportunity for any families with employee, mission, sport, school, or other groups that need volunteer credit. In addition, we get many comments from parents who enjoy the opportunity to get to know other parents and staff and build a sense of community. We highly encourage families and staff to attend. Help will be needed in general school cleaning and organizing, painting, moving furniture, building furniture, patching holes, minor repairs, hanging décor, and helping any teachers who may need it in their classrooms. Please contact Sabrena at [email protected] if you or your group are interested in being put on the list! The next Saturday service days will be scheduled in July as we approach and prepare for a fresh new school year. Date TBD.

Sunday, April 24th – HEAL Autism Walk at the Jacksonville Zoo, 7:30am – Join Mainspring staff, students, and parents as we walk together to support HEAL Autism at the Jacksonville Zoo. This is not a Mainspring event, but HEAL has helped Mainspring provide trikes, classroom iPads for each teacher, sensory equipment, and funding for camp programming to our students through the years. If you are interested in walking with us to support our friends at HEAL, please register on their website here. (Registration may not open yet until closer to the event, but please keep checking and email [email protected] to let us know you’ll be walking with us!)

Friday, April 29th – Special Olympics Track and Field . 12-15 volunteers will be needed to run each station and calculate scores. Volunteers must be at the location no later than 11:00pm and help with cleanup at 2:00pm. Please contact Sabrena at [email protected] if you or your group are interested in helping!

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.


March 21st

March 25th

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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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