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Sparks Elementary School

Hacienda La Puente USD

  • 15151 Temple Ave., La Puente, CA 91744 • 626.933.5100  • Principal Barraza • gbarraza@hlpusd.k12.ca.us 

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    Sparks Elementary

    OUR SCHOOL

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    ENROLL YOUR STUDENT - (626) 933-4335

    The Hacienda La Puente Unified School District invites you to enroll in our award-winning school district! 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aeries Online Enrollment is open for all new TK - 12 students. Click HERE  to start the Aeries online enrollment process. 

     

     

    2022 Pivotal Practice Award

    Teacher of the Year

    Congratulations, Mrs. Lina Bak!

    Congratulations Sparks Elementary School Teacher of the Year Mrs. Lina Bak. She is a proud graduate of John A. Rowland HS, Rincon Jr. High & Ybarra EL. Mrs. Bak earned her Bachelor’s in Graphic Arts Design degree at Cal State Fullerton and her Multiple Subject Credential from Biola University.

    Everyone at Sparks knows Mrs. Bak has a gregarious personality. She is always in a good mood, very creative, displays an excellent sense of humor & possesses a “determined” attitude.

    Mrs. Bak is our 1st year Gold Winning Science Olympiad Coach! Lina has been the Science Coach for over seven years at Sparks! She is loved by our Spark’s community of students, teachers and parents.

    Recently she shared with me, “…students need love, understanding and knowledge to help them discover their true potential.” Most recently, she was also honored as the November 2021 teacher of the month. BRAVO Mrs. Lina Bak, our Teacher of the Year!

    Principal Barraza Welcomes You!

    Welcome to Sparks Elementary School, home of the  2022-2023 honoree:  Home of the 2022 CA Pivotal Practice Award,  2021 District HLPUSD Teacher of the year, Mrs. Dina De La O-Johnson, and our own 2022-23 Teacher of the year is Mrs. Lina Bak!   

    Our Sparks faculty and staff have created school-grounded traditional school NPDL values and we are preparing our students to begin the preparation of a college-bound attitude.  Our teachers and staff are collaborative, innovative, and genuinely care for every child. We are continuing the construction of implementing NPDL.

    Our school's enrollment in TK-6 is very stable and growing.  We offer our parents FREE Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and Lunch along with the ASES/Boys & Girls Club after-school program from 2:05 to 6:00 p.m. Sparks Elementary is truly a remarkable school with exceptional students, parents, and staff.  It is an honor and privilege to work with all of you.  I look forward to a post-pandemic school year by providing your children with endless possibilities for growth.  Be advised, that Sparks teachers, staff, and administration are following HLPUSD, County of Los Angeles Public Health Dept. and CDE mandates, recommendations, and protocols to manage the pandemic we are all faced with at this time. 

    Be assured Sparks Elementary will continue to mitigate safety and healthy-minded practices to help our defense against Covid-19 and its variants. 

    Last year we added iPads and laptops along with hotspots to help navigate Lexia, Dreambox, AR, and the Canvas programs.  To aid our students, we have incorporated academic enrichment and intervention programs across the curriculum. 

    This year, we will continue to provide students with meaningful opportunities to deepen their knowledge of technology and increase their computer skills using their 1:1 classroom laptops integrated with the CA curriculum.

     

    CLASS TIMES:

    TK/Kinder, First, Second, & Third Grades:

    8:00 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.

    Fourth, Fifth, & Sixth Grades: 

    8:00 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.

     

    AFTER SCHOOL:

    Students must be picked up promptly.

    After School ASES Program: 626-855-1552  

     

    Doing Ordinary Things in Extra-Ordinary Ways ~

    Principal Barraza 

    gbarraza@hlpusd.k12.ca.us 

    2021-2022 DISTRICT Teacher of the Year! 

    MRS. DINA DE LA O-JOHNSON

    Congratulations Sparks Elementary School HLPUSD 2021 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Dina De La O-Johnson. Mrs. De La O is a proud graduate of La Puente High School, Sparks Middle School, and Sparks Elementary School. Mrs. De La O earned her master's degree in history from Cal Poly Pomona and her bachelor's degree with clear teaching credentials from the University of La Verne. 

    Everyone at Sparks knows Mrs. De La O has an enormous, gentle heart. She is creative, optimistic, and shares a good sense of humor, and possesses a "CAN DO" attitude. 

    Mrs. De La O is an active member of our site leadership team, SSC and NPDL. Dina is loved by our Spark's community of students, teachers, and parents. 

    Recently, she shared, "It's the 'aha' moments as I watch the children's eyes light up when they are learning. I love those moments!" 

    Most recently, Dina was honored by the LA Clippers teacher appreciation program. She was recognized as a teacher of the month. Bravo, teacher of the year, Mrs. Dina De La O-Johnson!

    Los Angeles County Office of Education 

    County of Los Angeles Commendation 

    Sixth-Grade Living Wax Museum

    DOING ORDINARY THINGS IN EXTRAORDINARY WAYS! 

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    Pivotal Practice Award
    Sparks Elementary School  has demonstrated innovation and exceptional work.
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    Gold Ribbon Award
    Sparks Elementary School was awarded the Gold Ribbon Award in 2016.
     
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    California Distinguished School
    Sparks Elementary School is a California Distinguished School.
     
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    Title 1 Academic Achievement Award
    Sparks Elementary School received the Title 1 Academic Achievement Award. 
    Our School

    About Us

    Sparks Elementary School is a dynamic community of students, teachers and parents where every student will learn the 6 C's (Citizenship, Character, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication) and apply those skills and encouragement to be successful in the 21st Century.

    Fast Facts

    Grades

    TK-6

    Student Enrollment

    467

    Principal

    Mr. Gilbert Barraza

    Superintendent

    Board of Education

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