Fall 2016: Exciting Changes at SSL

Fall is right around the corner, and there are exciting changes coming to Sparkle Spot Learning! We look forward to new staff, a new space, and new classes.

New Staff

SSL welcomes Julie Gjording and Cate Hannan to our team. Julie G will be taking on new students for individual learning in all subject areas including a focus on reading, writing, and spelling.  Cate will be using her knowledge of handwriting pedagogy to offer services to students needing individual learning in handwriting, spelling, and writing. Finally, we actively searching for the perfect middle school teacher to add to our team.

New Space

The Sparkle Spot Learning Loft is under renovation. The charming facility is being transformed into a welcoming space that will house Sparkle Spot and community group learning.

New Offerings

Fall 2016: Sparkle Girls! A Social Friendship Group

October 2016: Mother-Daughter Weekend Workshop

Coming Soon: Parent Talks

Coming Soon: Homework Club

New 2016 Mother-Daughter Weekend Workshops

Mother-Daughter Connections Weekend Workshop

Join other moms and girls to spend quality time thinking and talking about effectively navigating the social and emotional challenges typical of girls in elementary school. Topics include how our brain affects our personality and feelings, emotional regulation, and relationships. The complexities of friendship will be discussed, along with how to empower girls (and moms) to deal with the unkind behavior of peers. The workshop in active, social, and engaging.

 Third and Fourth Grade Girls and their Moms

  • Friday, April 29 (moms only, 7-9pm)
  • Saturdays, April 30  (9am-3:30)


  • Workshop only: $250.00 per mother-daughter pair
  • Workshop with an additional individual parent coaching session: $300.00
  • Workshop and coaching will take place at Sparkle Spot Learning Center, 5505 30th Ave NE, Seattle 98105
  • To sign up, email Julie at or call 206.271.6808



Fall 2015

Sparkle Spot Fall Term begins Monday, September 14, 2015. I look forward to seeing some longtime students and welcoming several new families.

Below are the services available this school year:

If you are interested to learn more, please email me: