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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”.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4DAFAE23ABFF2-special. 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. https://www.mainspringacademy.org/support-mainspring/volunteer/.

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

PARENT COMMUNITY

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY


Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


Miles for Mainspring 2023

Registration for the Miles for Mainspring 7 -Day Virtual Step Challenge ends Tuesday, January 31, 2023! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! (REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED 1/31/2023 12:00PM EST)

WHAT: Walk 10K steps a day for 7 days to support an adaptive physical education program for 55 special education students at Mainspring Academy. Jacksonville registrants who successfully complete their walks each day will be eligible to win a prize (valued at up to $200) in a daily raffle, pand a grand prize for completing all 7 days. 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*, $60 gift certificate to Golden Lion Cafe, and a $15 gift certificate to Flagler Beachfront Winery. #MakingMyStepsCount

WHEN: Miles for Mainspring begins Monday, February 13, 2023 at 12:00 AM EST and ends Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST.

WHERE: This is a remote event. Registrants may join the Miles for Mainspring Facebook Group to submit their proof of steps (beginning Monday, February 13, 2023), as well as to receive event updates. If you do not have a Facebook account, registrants can submit their name and proof of steps to [email protected]

CONTACT: Please contact Sabrena Snow, Director of Student and Community Affairs at [email protected] or (904)503-0344 for more information about Miles for Mainspring.

*Grand Prize Package services must be pre-booked and are subject to blackout dates.

ALREADY REGISTERED? PLEASE VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE EVENT RESOURCES BELOW!

  • CLICK HERE for Miles for Mainspring 2023 Contest Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • CLICK HERE to create your Facebook fundraiser for additional raffle entries*.
  • CLICK HERE for Sponsor Pledge Letter and Forms for additional raffle entries*
  • CLICK HERE to make a donation on our website form on behalf of a registrant**.

* Donations must be submitted to the front desk, by mail, or online by Tuesday, January 31, 2023. Facebook fundraisers must end by Tuesday, January 31, 2023. **Registrants or sponsors must please email Sabrena Snow at [email protected] to let her know a donation is being made on the registrant’s behalf, in order to receive raffle credit.

MILES FOR MAINSPRING T-SHIRT 2023

MILES FOR MAINSPRING CALENDAR

Sunday, January 1st – Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 Registration OPEN

Tuesday, January 31st – Miles for Mainspring donation pledge forms and collections for extra raffle entries due by 3:00pm

Monday, February 13th-Monday February 20th, 2023- MILES FOR MAINSPRING VIRTUAL STEP CHALLENGE

Monday, February 13th- Miles for Mainspring Launch Day

Monday- February 13th – Day 1 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 1 raffle winner announced Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday- February 14th – Day 2 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 2 raffle winner announced Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday- February 15th – Day 3 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 3 raffle winner announced Thursday afternoon.

Thursday- February 16th – Day 4 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 4 raffle winner announced Friday afternoon.

Friday- February 17th – Day 5 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 5 raffle winner announced Saturday afternoon.

Saturday- February 18th – Day 6 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 6 raffle winner announced Sunday afternoon.

Sunday- February 19th – Day 7 proof of steps due by 11:59pm. Day 7 raffle winner announced Monday afternoon.

Tuesday- February 21st- Grand prize raffle winner for registrants who completed all 7 days, announced by afternoon

MILES FOR MAINSPRING 2023 SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT

  • #MakingMyStepsCount Printable Blank Sign:
  • Miles for Mainspring 2023 Printable Flyer:

December 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: November 2022 – Thanks to the time and efforts of our Parent Action Committee (PAC) and Parent Volunteers, Mainspring Academy families gathered to celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious Bob Evans feast!

Mainspring is grateful to have received a Fall Grant from HEAL Foundation to enhance our sensory room and increase its level of functionality for our students. Our students and staff were so excited to see the new room after Thanksgiving break! We have also been notified by TEGNA Foundation that we have been awarded a grant to enhance our current lobby security system!

As we kick off the season of giving, please visit our Donation and Volunteer pages to explore how you can make an difference for our students at Mainspring Academy.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Thursday, December 1st- Tuition due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, December 6th- Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting in the cafeteria, 9:15am. More information about the PAC>

Friday, December 9th- Parent Fundraiser (Miles for Mainspring 2023) sponsorships and raffles due

Monday, December 12th– Holiday Headwear Day – Students and staff are encouraged to wear their most festive holiday hats, headbands, or ears!

Tuesday, December 13th – (Staff) Holiday Bake-Off – Staff will be bringing in their best homemade desserts for providers to try, then vote for a winner!

Wednesday, December 14th – (Staff) Door-Decorating Contest– Staff will be showing off their Holiday Door Decorations and judges will vote for a winner!

Thursday, December 15th – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day– Students and staff are encouraged to wear ugly Christmas Sweaters

Friday, December 16th – Polar Express Holiday Pajama Party & EARLY RELEASE 12:00pm (No Aftercare)– Students and staff are encouraged to wear their coziest holiday pajamas. Students will be gathering goodies while visiting the many fun stops on the Polar Express. Volunteers needed!

Monday, December 19th – Monday, January 2nd – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, December 6th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

Friday, December 9th – Parent Fundraiser (Miles for Mainspring 2023) sponsorships and raffles due

Friday, December 16th – Polar Express Holiday Pajama Party – Volunteers for goodie bag supplies, setup, table “stations”, and cleanup needed. SignupGenius TBD

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Sam B.-
December 4th

Mr. Casey-December 7th

Ms. Stephanie-December 12th

Tyler 
December 13th

Ms. Che
December 22nd

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


 

 

 

 

November 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: October 2022 – Mainspring Academy staff celebrated kindness, acceptance, and inclusion alongside Special Olympics Florida for the annual national anti-bullying campaign Unity Day 2022. Parent volunteers helped wrap up the month with a fun and spooky Trunk or Treat event !

We are excited to announce that HEAL Foundation has awarded the school a Fall grant for its sensory room enhancement project. The students will enjoy the fun sensory equipment to come!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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, November 1st- Tuition due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 1st- Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting in the cafeteria, 9:15am. More information about the PAC>

Wednesday, November 9th- Vision is Priceless Vision Screening (9:15-11:15am)

Tuesday, November 15– Extended Day and Tuition Payments due by 3:00pm

Friday, November 18th – Mainspring Academy Thanksgiving Feast, NO AFTERCARE

Monday, November 21st – Friday, November 25th – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK

Tuesday, November 29th- Giving Tuesday Schoolwide Fundraiser. Instructions HERE

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, November 1st– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

Friday, November 18th – Thanksgiving Feast – Volunteers for pickup, setup, serving, and supplies needed. SignupGenius TBD

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Michelangelo-
November 10th

Julia R.-
November 11th

Tanner-
November 14th

Ms. Laney
November 16th

Anish
November 18th

Jeremiah
November 18th

Amanda
November 19th

Ms. Paige
November 22nd

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


October 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: September 2022 – Staff and students celebrated Spirit Week expressing gratitude to our donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, and local law enforcement officers. We closed the week with Diversity Day, a showcase of foods from the many different cultures at Mainspring. Staff hosted a fun Zootopia-themed Parent Night Out to raise funds that will go towards an enhanced school security system.

Mainspring Academy is excited to have received a generous $50,000 donation from Fortegra Foundation which will provide many opportunities as we begin our expansion later this school year. We are also grateful to have received grant funding from Autism Speaks for an adaptive art curriculum from Indigo Art Therapy and Florida Autism License Plates for adaptive physical education from Adaptive Personal Training.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Monday, October 3rd- Tuition due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, October 4th- Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting in the cafeteria, 9:15am. More information about the PAC>

Monday, October 10th – SCHOOL CLOSED to students for Teacher Planning Day

Tuesday, October 11- Friday, October 14– SCHOOL CLOSED to students unless enrolled in Fall Intersession

Monday, October 17th – Extended Day and Tuition Payments due by 3:00pm

Wednesday, October 19th – Last Day of the Quarter

Thursday, October 20th – Open House (5:30-7:00pm)

Friday, October 21st – Back to the Future Day: Students and staff are encouraged to dress like they’re in their favorite decade.

Saturday, October 22nd- Saturday Service Day for “National Make A Difference Day (10:00am to 3:00pm)

Wednesday, October 26th – Halloween Candy due from all MSA parents. Each class will be assigned different candies/items. Treats will be for the school Trunk or Treat event, and not for the classroom. Candies must be individually wrapped for safety and sanitary reasons.

Amy’s Class
50+ pack of Skittles & 50+ pack of Airheads
Paige’s Class
50+ pack of Starbursts & 50+ pack of temporary tattoos
Jeff’s Class
25+ pack of mini fidget toys & 50+ pack of Nerds
Kim’s Class
50+ pack of gummy candies (individually wrapped) & 50+ pack of Jolly Ranchers
Lisa’s Class
50+ pack of Sour Patch Kids & 50+ pack of Twizzlers (individually wrapped)
Liz’s Class
50+ pack of Gummy Life Savers (individually wrapped) & 50+ flat-sealed lollipops
Callie’s Class
25+ Pop Rocks & 50+ pack of Laffy Taffy’s
Jenn’s Class
50+ pack of Now & Laters & 50+ pack of Dots (individually wrapped)
Sara’s Class
25+ pack of mini slime & 25+ pack of ring pops
Shermaine’s Class
50+ pack of Smarties & 50+ pack of stickers

Friday, October 28th- Flannel Friday: Students and staff are encouraged to dress in their favorite plaid/flannel shirts.

Monday, October 31st – Trunk or Treat

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, October 4th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

Saturday, October 22nd- Saturday Service Day for “National Make A Difference Day (10:00am to 3:00pm). Please email Sabrena at [email protected] to sign up!

Monday, October 31st – Trunk or Treat. SignupGenius HERE

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Aiden-
October 1st

Julia M.-
October 10th

Diana-
October 11th

Ms. Jen W.
October 13th

Taliyah
October 15th

Sadie D.
October 21st

Nathan
October 24th

Grace
October 27th

Riley
October 28th

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


September 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: August 2022 – Students were off to a great start l in the first few weeks of school! SMART Interactive Whiteboard installation is now complete and students are already taking advantage of this classroom tool to progress in their learning!

Parents, If you’ve been looking to have a night out while someone you trust watches the kids, you’re in luck! Saturday, September 17 from 4-7pm, Mainspring Academy staff will be hosting a Zootopia-themed Parent Night Out. Children will be able to enjoy the movie “Zootopia”, crafts, playtime, and dinner while you have a night out to yourselves! We are raising funds to enhance our school’s current security system. Registration will be a $50 flat fee for the night per child, with $15 for each additional child. Waivers and fees are due no later than Friday, September 9, 2022 by 3:00pm. Waiver and payment instructions been updated on the Parent Corner of our website under the “Parent Night Out” tab.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Thursday, September 1st – Look out for FES-UA

Thursday, September 1st –Tuition due by 3:00pm

Monday, September 5th – SCHOOL CLOSED for Labor Day

***SPIRIT WEEK 9/6-9/9***

Tuesday, September 6th –Spirit Day/ Show your Kindness Colors. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Mainspring Academy t-Shirts OR any outfit incorporating blue and green. Staff will decorate their doors with a blue and green theme with messages of gratitude for our donors, volunteers, and Board of Directors.

Wednesday, September 7th– Superhero Day. Students and staff are encouraged to dress like their favorite superheroes, or with t-shirts honoring their favorite superheroes! The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be visiting the school beginning at 10:00am.

Thursday, September 8th– Team Player Day and Kindness Challenge. Students and staff are encouraged to dress in jerseys or t-shirts representing their favorite sports teams! Each class will complete their kindness challenge in honor of our Board of Directors.

Friday, September 9th– Diversity Day. Students and staff are encouraged to dress representing their cultures. Parents and staff are invited to sign up to bring a dish from their cultures to share for all to try.

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Tuesday, September 6th – Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting in the cafeteria, 9:15am. More information about the PAC>

Friday, September 9th – Intersession (October 11-14) Deposit and Contract due by 3:00pm

Friday, September 9th – “Wild About Safety” Parent Night Out Waiver and Payment due by 3:00pm

Thursday, September 15th- Extended Day Fees due by 3:00pm

Friday, September 16 – Jacksonville Jaguars Spirit Day. Staff and students are encouraged to celebrate the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Homecoming Game by wearing their favorite Jags jerseys or t-shirts.

Saturday, September 17th – “Wild About Safety” Parent Night Out, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, September 23, 2022 – Fall Intersession Full Payment due by 3:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, September 6th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

Friday, September 9th- Volunteers will be needed to bring in dishes, serve, and clean up! Sign up HERE.

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jaelyn-
September 4th

Sam-
August 2nd

Olivia-
September 13th

Luke
September 15th

Molly
September 22nd

Ms. Jenn B.
September 29th

Ms. Dominique
September 30th

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


August 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: July 2022 – Thanks to the support of HEAL Foundation, our students had the opportunity to experience a fun STEAM Summer Camp Program dancing and painting with Champaint77 Mobile Paint Program, making tie dye shirts for their Mathletes obstacle course, and checking out dinosaurs at MOSH.

Our parent volunteers also worked very hard during our first Saturday Service Day of the year to beautify the school and prepare for our students’ first day!

We are excited to begin another wonderful school year!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Monday, August 1st – Tuition due by 3:00pm

Wednesday, August 10th – First Day of School and School Supplies due (parents will be receiving a list from their child’s teacher)

Friday, August 12th –School T-Shirt Order Forms and Cash/Check only due by 3:00pm

Monday, August 15th– Extended School Day Fees due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, August 16th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting and breakfast at 9:15am in the cafeteria. More information about the PAC>

Wednesday, August 17th – National Nonprofit Day and Staff Fundraiser Launch

Wednesday, August 31st – Special Olympics Florida forms due by 9:00am

Thursday, September 1st – FES-UA Quarter 1

Thursday, September 1st – Tuition due by 3:00pm

Monday, September 5th – SCHOOL CLOSED for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6th – Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting at 9:15am in the cafeteria. More information about the PAC>

  • Tuesday, September 6 – Friday, September 9, 2022 – SPIRIT WEEK
    • Tuesday, September 6 – Show Your Kindness Colors
      • Students and staff are encouraged to wear their Mainspring Academy t-Shirts OR any outfit incorporating blue and green. Staff will decorate their doors with a blue and green theme.
    • Wednesday, September 7- Superhero Day
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress like their favorite superheroes, or with t-shirts honoring their favorite superheroes! The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be visiting the school beginning at 10am.
    • Thursday, September 8 – Team Player Day and Kindness Challenge
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress in jerseys or t-shirts representing their favorite sports teams! Each class will complete their kindness challenge in honor of their chosen vendors.
    • Friday, September 9 – TBD – Diversity Day/Board Appreciation Event*
      • Students and staff are encouraged to dress representing their cultures.

Friday, September 9- Fall Intersession (Oct.10-14) Contract and Deposit Fee due by 3:00pm

Thursday, September 15- Extended Day due by 3:00pm

Friday, September 16 – Jacksonville Jaguars Spirit Day

  • Staff and students are encouraged to celebrate the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Homecoming Game by wearing their favorite Jags jerseys or t-shirts.

Friday, September 23, 2022 – Fall Intersession Full Payment due by 3:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, August 16th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria – A SignUpGenius will be created for breakfast items for the meeting. TBD.

Tuesday, September 6th- Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Jude-
August 2nd

Ms. Bianca-
August 2nd

Alison-
August 25th

Godfrey
August 27th

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


July 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: June 2022 – Our students and staff celebrated the start of summer by dressing up for Cruiseday Tuesday and cooled down with friends on Summer Splash Day for the last day of school.

Mainspring is excited to share the news about our new passenger van! Next school year, vocational classes will be able to engage in regular community-based learning, and all classes will be able to schedule more frequent fun outings. We are so grateful to our friends at Fortegra for helping to make these opportunities possible for our students!

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Friday, July 15th – Tuition due by 3:00pm (Card, check, money order, or cashier’s check only)

Friday, July 22nd – Updated Immunizations and Physical forms from no earlier than the year 2021, Birth Certificates, completed Student Enrollment Packets, and completed Extended School Day Forms due no later than 9:00am

Saturday, July 30th – 10:00am-3:00pm Saturday Service Day for First Day of School Prep (Volunteers needed, see below)

Monday, August 1st – Tuition due by 3:00pm

Wednesday, August 10th – First Day of School and School Supplies due (parents will be receiving a list from their child’s teacher)

Friday, August 12th –School T-Shirt Order Forms and Cash/Check only due by 3:00pm

Monday, August 15th– Extended School Day Fees due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, August 16th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting and breakfast at 9:15am in the cafeteria. More information about the PAC>

Wednesday, August 17th – National Nonprofit Day and Staff Fundraiser Launch

Wednesday, August 31st – Special Olympics Florida forms due by 9:00am

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, July 30th, 2022, 10:00am-3:00pm – Saturday Service Day for First Day of School Prep – Volunteers will be needed to help touch up the school! This is a great opportunity for anyone that needs to get a head start on your 10 parent participation hours for the upcoming school year. 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. Future Saturday Service days will be scheduled for: 10/22 for National Make a Difference Day, 12/3 for International Volunteer Day, and 4/22 for National Volunteer Week. Please put your name on the volunteer list by emailing Nicole at [email protected]. We will email additional details that week!

Tuesday, August 16th– Open Parent Action Committee (PAC) Meeting , 9:15am in the cafeteria – A SignUpGenius will be created for breakfast items for the meeting. TBD.

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ms. Liz
July 1st

Teddy-
July 1st

Miles-
July 12th

Eliza
July 16th

Ms. Nicole
July 17th

Ms. Amy
July 20th

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY
Click here to view the schedule!

SUPPORT MAINSPRING ACADEMY

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!


June 2022 Newsletter

MAINSPRING ACADEMY: May 2022 – Making Strides for Autism toured the school, then generously gifted 5 sensory bags to classrooms, which included noise-canceling headphones, weighted lap pads, sensory toys, and PECS cards.

Parents and students came together to celebrate Mainspring teachers and staff for Teacher Appreciation Week 2022. They decorated the teachers’ curriculum room, provided a large breakfast, sent kind notes from home, gifted movie snack kits with Redbox gift cards, and painted flower pots!

Families attending Mainspring Academy for the 2022-2023 School Year,

Please remember that updated physicals and immunizations will be due prior to the 1st day of school in August. Along with your enrollment forms we will send over the summer and first tuition payment in July, your child may not come in the first day until these have been given to Nicole. Appointments at doctor’s offices typically fill up fast for summer for physicals and immunizations, so please make appointments early! Physicals and immunization dates can be no older than from the year 2021. If you need an update, you should have gotten an email from Nicole. Next summer, physical and immunization forms can be no older than from the year 2022, so it may even be worth it to go ahead and get this done regardless. For some parents, a new appointment may not be needed and you may simply need to call your doctor’s office and ask if you can pick up an updated form.

Please remember Mainspring does not provide these forms. The forms are called the “Florida Certification of Immunization DH-680” and “State of Florida School Entry Health Form”. New parents, if your child has a religious exemption from immunizations, we will need a copy of this on file. Here are links to what they look like. Your doctor’s office should already be keeping these on file internally: (Physical Form), (Immunization form). Thank you!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, June 3rd – Summer Camp Week 2 (6/27-7/1) payment due by 3:00pm

Friday, June 10th – Summer Camp Week 3 (7/11-7/15) payment due by 3:00pm

Tuesday, June 14th – Cruiseday Tuesday. Celebrate the start of summer by dressing up like you’re on your way to a tropical vacation!

Wednesday, June 15th – Remaining Parent Participation Balance Fees due by 3:00pm

Wednesday, June 15th – Last day to close parent accounts for the 2022-2023 school year. Remaining tuition, extended day, and other payments due by 3:00pm

Thursday, June 16th – LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Summer Splash Day Celebration, 11:00am-2:00pm. ***THERE WILL BE NO AFTERCARE***

Friday, June 17th – SCHOOL CLOSED FOR TEACHER PLANNING DAY

Friday, June 17th – Summer Camp Week 4 (7/18-7/22) payment due by 3:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Friday, June 17th- 10:00am-2:00pm Summer Splash Day – Volunteers will be needed for setup, the event, and cleanup. Items are also needed. Please sign up here!

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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Ms. Callie
June 3rd

Connor L.
June 4th

Ms. Lindsay-
June 6th

Colten
June 11th

Turner
June 28th








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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!