Summit Performing Arts Resource Committee (SPARC)'s mission is to promote the performing arts, recognize student achievements and continuously enrich programs/ productions through advocacy, financial support and education initiatives in Summit Public Schools.

For 22 years and counting, SPARC has been at the forefront in our community providing financial and hands-on support to nurture our students’ creative talents and interests in theater, forensics, and dance. SPARC has contributed over $550,000 in grants, $60,000 in 2017-2018 alone, to the Summit Public Schools' programs.

Your support makes it possible for our students across elementary, middle and high school to participate in award winning performing arts programs -helping performers fulfill their craft while building character, fostering creativity, collaboration, teamwork and confidence.

SPARC supports:

  • Elementary schools’ theatrical performances
  • LCJSMS STEP Genesis, TEDx,Theater/Technical Theater, Drama Club, workshops
  • SHS Theater/Technical Theater, Speech & Debate, Cabaret,
  • Director’s Showcase, Workshops, Senior Salute/Scholarships

Your involvement and financial support keeps these programs thriving for all our students. Please become a member of SPARC and join us for all the wonderful fundraising events!

Officers for 2018-2019

President: Gloria M Ron-Fornes (

VP/Communications: Nancy Halper (

Development: OPEN

Treasurer: Jesse Reyes (

Secretary: Kristin Lumelleau

School Liaisons for 2018-2019:

Brayton: Rachel Petrella

Franklin: Amanda Grainger

Jefferson: Sarah Curale

Lincoln-Hubbard: Heather Grondin

Washington: January Hagan

LCJSMS: Nicolette Angelos-Noss

SHS: Stacie Collins

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SPARC is a non-profit charitable corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Our address is PO Box 462, Summit, NJ 07901. Tax exempt number: 36-4579175

Key 2018-2019 Dates


General Meetings:


September 24, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm, Brayton

October 22, 2018 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Franklin

November 12, 2018 7:30pm-9:00pm, Jefferson

January 14, 2019 7:30pm-9:00pm, Lincoln-Hubbard

May 6, 2019 7:30pm-9:00pm –

Annual ReorganizationMeeting (location TBA)


SPARCtoberfest: October 20, 2018,The Grand Summit Hotel, Time TBA

SPARC-Quartet Shopping Event: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm

SPARC’s Murder Mystery Event: Friday, January 25, 2019, Elks Lodge, Time TBA

Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, March 30, 2019, SHS Cafeteria (reserved w BOE)

Senior Salute: May 20, 2019, SHS Cafeteria (For SHS Performing Arts Students and Music Students and their families) – THIS IS NOT a fundraiser.

Meet the Performing Arts Coaches and SPARC Celebration: June 10, 2019 – SHS Library, 6-8pm