For Parents


What's Happening: Behind-the-Scene Updates on Spark Summer Learning


Registration is full for K-2! We still have spots available for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, but hurry they won't last long! Plus menus are now live. 


The Spark team has been busy setting up at our new location. St. Matthew's is located in the center of Lincoln with lots of big trees to provide shade for outside activities. We're giving away a free week of camp! If you haven't already, like our Facebook page and tag friends on our giveaway post pinned to the top of our newsfeed. We've extended the deadline to get entered to tomorrow, so don't delay! Also check your inbox, we'll be sending out an email with Spark updates tomorrow.


Lots to talk about. First things first, Spark has a new location! Due to Adams Elementary and all other school buildings remaining closed to the public summer, we have decided to move to our alternate location. St Matthew’s Episcopal Church located near the center of Lincoln at 2325 S 24th St, Lincoln, NE 68502. For additional updates check our latest email sent out last Friday.


New start date! Spark will begin June 22. The weekly themes will remain the same as planned for June 22-July 31. If you have questions please reach out to us at, we're here to help. 


If you haven't already, please fill out the parent survey sent out last Saturday! Your input will help guide us as we make decisions. We are working with LPS to see if groups will be able to use the facilities or if they will close the schools completely over the summer. Look for an email on Friday that gives updates on criteria for opening, start time and more about location. If you are not on our email list, please let us know by emailing 


The Spark Committee met yesterday to discuss next moves. Please watch your inbox for a parent survey this weekend!


Having a plan A, B, C, D and E, that's how much we want to has Spark this summer! That's also why we are holding off making a decision to the last possible moment. We will notify you all with our decision by Friday, May 15.


As of right now summer is still on! We are busy working on plans that include more handwashing, additional custodial staff, smaller ratios and a back-up location should Adams Elementary and LPS buildings remain closed for the summer. 


Spark Staff onboarding begins today! While it's different from last year, all of the meetings are happening via Zoom as of right now, we've found an awesome group of individuals we can't wait to introduce you to. 

This week is full of finalizing interviews and hiring staff. All of our staff have a background in education. While some might be pursuing a degree others are familiar faces you would see at LPS during the school year. 


We spent the week looking at and updating our Spark Summer Learning training manual for team members to ensure we cover the all of the pertinent info regarding COVID-19.