Aug 17

This week’s Spark video: Use fun in the kitched to sharpen math skills!

Kids lose more math skills than any other subject over summer.

Any recipe uses math—from measurements to doubling a recipe—baking tasty treats teaches life and math skills.

Click the link below for fun ideas!

Math in the kitchen

Aug 09

This week’s Spark video: Every discovery happens when we’re curious.

Summer is a great time to urge your kids to ask questions. Stop to smell the roses and even discover the parts of a flower. Suffolk is full of natural resources within arm’s reach to make summer learning fun!  Click the link below for ideas.

Make summer learning fun!

Aug 08

Back to School Central

Click the link below for SPS 2017-18 school supply lists, back-to school orientation dates and times, school year calendars, school hours, student registration information, and more!

Back to School Central

Aug 02

This week’s Spark video: Nature Backpacks at the Suffolk Public Libraries

Sneak in some science, reading and exploring with your child this summer using the Nature Backpacks available at Suffolk Public Libraries. The backpacks are fully equipped with pocket guides, a magnifying glass, dip net and other materials for loads of outdoor fun!

Click the link below for information and ideas!

Nature Backpacks

Aug 01

Orientation- Thursday, August 31st

Orientation for grades 1-5, as well as Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rockett’s classes, will be held on Thursday, August 31st from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Students and parents should report to their assigned homeroom class to visit and meet the teacher.  Labeled supplies for students may be brought to school at this time.

Kindergarten orientation will begin promptly at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria.  Parents will have a brief overview by staff from 9 to 10 a.m. and then report to respective classrooms for meet and greet with their assigned teacher.

Call the school at 923-4251 for additional information.

Jul 26

2017-2018 Transportation Form Required

In order for Suffolk Public Schools to adequately plan for the 2017-2018 school year, parents/guardians must fill out the 2017-2018 Transportation Form.

If you did not complete this form before school ended,  we are requesting that you submit the attached form to the Transportation Department, at 120 Forest Glen Dr, Suffolk, VA, 23434.

You may also complete the attached form and email it to, or return it to your child’s school.

The forms were due by June 30, 2017, for currently enrolled students.  We will notify you only if we are unable to meet your request.

Any form received after August 11, 2017 will not be acted upon till September 20, 2017 in the order that they are received.


2017-18 Transportation Form to print — click here

Jul 26

This week’s Spark video: Movies and books… a perfect pair!

Movies bring books to life and adding this new dimension could help your child get ahead this summer. Kids who read only six books over summer maintain their reading skills.

Joining movies and books can encourage your child to read.  Click the link below for ideas!

Movies and books… a perfect pair!

Let’s get reading!

Jul 24

YMCA and Kidzone before- and after-school care at Creekside

To help families who have work hours different than school hours, Suffolk Public Schools has several on-site before- and after-school programs.  These programs are operated independently of Suffolk Public Schools, and charge tuition.

The YMCA and Parks and Recreation both offer programs at Creekside.

Click the links below for pricing and registration information.

YMCA Childcare Flyer

Parks and Recreation Kidzone Flyer

Kidzone “Drop In” Flyer



Jul 24

Complementary Early Drop-off program ending- no new enrollments for 2017-18

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school year for previously enrolled families as they transition to other childcare arrangements for the 2018-19 school year.

Please note, we will not be admitting new families this school year.

If you were registered last year, you may reapply for the complimentary Early Drop-off program again this school year. Spaces are limited and admission to the program will be based on need due to parent/guardian work schedule.

Currently enrolled families who are interested in continuing with the program should submit an application no later than August 18, 2017 and include verification that early morning drop-off is needed due to parent work schedules.  The application is available in the school office.






Jul 19

This week’s Spark video: Are you ready for some fruit fractions?

Kids lose more math skills over the summer than any other subject.  Bringing your kids (and math) into the kitchen for fruit fractions is just one way to stay sharp this summer.  Click the link below for some ideas!

Are you ready for some fruit fractions?

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