SPARK Registration

SPARK – Scripture, Prayer and Relationships for Kids. Sparking FAITH in Kids. 

SPARK is essentially Sunday School, but it doesn’t meet just on Sundays anymore.  The acronym SPARK has been adopted for both Sunday SPARK and Wednesday SPARK which are alike in content. 

Families can choose to enroll in SUNDAY SPARK or WEDNESDAY SPARK. 

On Sunday mornings either at 8:30 or 10:00 am.  Wednesday SPARK meets at 5:00 pm. 

Rally Sunday is September 9, 2018
Wednesday Class begins September 12, 2018 
 Sunday Class begins September 16, 2018 

Child Participant Information

Important Details

3-year-olds must have turned three by September 1, 2018. 

Enter grade for 2018-2019 School Year.
SPARK is for children 3 years old - 4th grade
Indicate SPARK  (only one) *
Sunday at 10:00 is NOW FULL!
Church Membership *

Household / Adult Contact Information

Relationship to Participants: *

Alternative Household Contact (OPTIONAL)

You MAY include non custodial parent information (or other adult info) if we'll need it. 
Relationship to Participants:

Parent Team of Volunteers

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The strength of our program lies in the hands of the AAA Adults and teens who work with our children.  AAA means those who are Authentic, Available and Affirming.  It is through these AAA servants that our children grow.  Faith is caught more than it is taught.   
OUR GOAL is ALWAYS is to HAVE MORE PEOPLE HELPING -- and EVERYONE carrying a little less of the load.  
   > WE NEED YOU to be a part of the team.  To make a difference in the lives of our children.  
   > Together we will SPARK the FAITH of our KIDS!
It takes over 75 people per week to make SPARK go.  
Please committ to at least two hours SOMETIME this YEAR.
Builiding a staff for SPARK is like building a machine.  
   >  We need enough of the right kinds of parts.  
   >  We need to gather the parts.  Put the machine together.  
   >  Oil the mechanisms so that each part understands their own role.  
   >  Sit back and enjoy as the machine goes into action and the lives of our SPARK KIDS are impacted.
   >  SPARK becomes meaningful and memorable for all involved. 
CHOOSE how you will volunteer?  
Indicate below:
PreK / KIndergarten Teacher Team
         Seeking AT LEAST two per room // each week
         A team of FOUR gives two persons every other Sunday off
         Lesson plans are provided.  Supplies are gathered by someone else
         Lessons are sent by email so that there is time for advance preparation. 
         Teachers meet their students as they are dismissed from worship and guide them to the room. 
1st - 4th Grade Shepherd
         Shepherds are the steady presence for the children.  
         Shepherds are NOT required to teach, but to assist the teacher.
         Each unit has three weeks & three lessons -- ART, CREATIVE STORYTELLING, COOKING
         Children are divided into groups.  Each group has a team of shepherds. 
         Two (2) shepherds per group.  Having two takes care of finding subs in absence.
         Shepherds meet the kids when they are discmissed from worship.  
         Shepherds know students by name, distribute nametags, help with bathroom breaks, assist the teachers
         Shepherds rotate to ART, DRAMA or COOKING along with their students each week.  
1st - 4th Grade Teachers
        Teachers teach the content of the unit.
        Lesson plans are provided.  Supplies are gathered by someone else. 
        Each unit is three weeks long.  Teachers commit to three weeks at a time.  
        For each unit we need an ART teacher, a CREATIVE STORYTELLING teacher, a COOKING teacher
        Each teacher teaches the same lesson for three weeks with a different group of children each week.  
        Teachers can teach for one unit - some units - every other unit.  
        Our goal is that NO teacher will need to teach ALL UNITS.  
        There are always times (and sometimes last minute) that subs are needed.  
        Teachers and Shepherds will be asked to find their own substitutes.  
        Volunteering here as a substitute means that your name and contact information will be on the sub list.
        For PreK-Kindergarten groups all parents are listed on the sub list.   
        Please volunteer to SUB if you are willing to be on call and sometimes at the last minute. 
        Please be prepared to say YES when called. 
Supply Buyers and/or Organizers
        New supplies are needed at the beginning of each unit.
        These are supplies specific to the projects of the unit.  
        Supply buyers and organizers gather supplies from FAITH'S supply closets and/or buy what is needed
        The expense is not taken on by the buyer, but by the congregation. 
        There are two teams needed (PreK - Kind)  AND  (1st - 4th grade) 
        These teams are activated the week before each new unit.  There are eight units per year.
Seasonal Teams
        Rally Day Carnival Team - September 9th
        Christmas Program Team - Late November - December 19th
               Drama Director, Costume Team, Props Team, PreK-Kindergarten Team, Etc. 
        Vacation Bible School Team - June
- Check as many as you wish.
- PLEASE check at least one!
- Remember many volunteers lightens the load
- We will assign according to need in communication with you!

Photo/Video Release

I consent to allow photos/videos of my child to be used per the above release. 

Liability Release

Release of Liability
I agree that Faith Lutheran Church and Sunday School teachers are not responsible for accidental injuries that occur during my child(ren)'s time at church.  I authorize such medical treatment as is necessary and such additional procedures as are considered necessary on the basis of finding during the course of medical examination.
By submitting this form I acknowledge that I have read and fully understood the above statements. *

Health Information

You may want to provide health contact information for your child, in case of an emergency.

Additional Information