Winter 2020 Club Registration

Registration for after school clubs for January- April/May will begin on Thursday, December 12th. Here are the different opportunities for your student after school by day offered. Registration will begin at 7 am by email that morning except for Marathon Kids, which is in person that morning. No registration will be valid before then to ensure equity for all students.

Monday
Let’s Build It
Enter the fascinating world of robotics. In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
January 27th – April 6th, no class 2/17, 3/16  3:05-4:05 pm
Email contact is registration@learningmeansfun.com

Tuesday: Chess Club (This is only open to current participants. Registration for Chess was for the entire year and already closed)

Wednesday
Young Rembrandts
The Young Rembrandts program provides the tools needed to succeed at drawing – a teaching tool from which the majority of learners prefer and ALL learners benefit! Our program works because it’s not only hands-on and visual…it’s simply fun. We take kids from thinking they’re not “artists” to knowing they can achieve this, and everything else, they put their minds to. Young Rembrandts will have 2 classes: one in the library and one in the art room at 3 pm.
Email contact is: Rebecca.farrell@youngrembrandts.com

Marathon Kids-Outdoor track
Marathon Kids is an after-school running club that occurs once a week February-April. Marathon Kids challenges students to complete the equivalent of a marathon over the course of 8 or 9 participation days. This club is open to all grades and abilities however the main objective is to RUN! Please be sure your child understands this and wants to participate before registering. He/she will need running shoes and a water bottle for every session. We run OUTSIDE so students must dress according to the temperature outside.

Spots are limited to 40 students per club day: Wednesday OR Friday from 3-4. Students MUST be picked up by 4 (or have appropriate aftercare PNA/McCabe). If any participating student gets three strikes for behavior, they may be asked to leave the club.

Registration will take place in-person before school on Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13 between 7:40a-8:10aONLY. We are only able to accept registration on those days. To register: Print out and complete a registration form, or fill one out at the registration table and and bring your $25 registration fee. Checks can be made to: Sylvan Park PTO.  Cost includes a t-shirt. Scholarships are available.
Contact Susan Finch and Russelle Bradbury at spmarathonkids@gmail.com for more information. 

Thursday
Habitat Kids Yoga Club (Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the library)
Looking for a way to move, stretch, breathe, and relax after a long day at school? Join Rebecca Kokubun to discover yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a way that is playful and FUN! Habitat Yoga classes include yoga poses and sequences, energy-releasing games, calming and focusing breathing exercises, and guided meditations. This club is great for kids who enjoy gymnastic activities, have extra energy, or have trouble focusing or self-regulating in stressful situations.
Email contact:jenn@habitatyoga.comTo sign up please register at MindBody by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/8yvkgz

Cooking club 
In Cooking Club, young chef’s will prepare seasonally appropriate recipes to enjoy while learning methods and techniques they can apply to cooking with their families at home. Meets in art room with 2 classes, one at 3 and one at 4 pm.
Email contact: hmjennings@gmail.com

Nashville Soccer United – Playground
Teaches the foundation skills of soccer in a fun “game” based approach. We emphasize technique, decision making (understanding) character, good sporting behavior and fun. Practice is at Sylvan Park Elementary starting Thursday, March 12, and games are at Glendale Elementary on Saturdays beginning Saturday, March 28.
Grades: K-2nd (3rd and 4th if they cannot make the other practices
For more information, visit www.clubhenry.com call 615-491-5989 or email NSU.earle.d@icloud.com.

Friday
Marathon Kids- Outdoor track
See Wednesday listing above for complete information.

4th Grade Revolutionary Era Journalists

Mrs. Eberle’s 4th grade class recently completed research projects on The Revolutionary War. Students dressed up as journalists from the time period to present their research. 
Pictured Left to Right: Eleck Fa, Brady Watts, Wittmer Jones 

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located in the stairway in the Kindergarten hallway closest to the gym. Labeled items will be hung on corner posts when possible. Fragile items such as the glasses pictured below will be turned in to the office. Come check before the holiday break!

New Location! – Neighborhood Tree Lighting

Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association will hold its first-ever holiday tree lighting ceremony on Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. will now take place at the corner of 44th Avenue and Murphy Rd. near Billy’s Corner. West End band students will launch the event playing holiday songs and Sylvan Park students will close the ceremony leading us in carols. This will be an opportunity for neighbors across Sylvan Park to get together to celebrate and to begin what will hopefully become a new holiday tradition. If your child is interested in singing with a group of Sylvan Park students, please meet at 5:50 to run through the songs at Billy’s Corner. We will sing Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Participation is open to all ages. Dress warmly and the tree lighting will go on rain, snow or shine.

Girl Scouts Fulfill Teacher Wishes

Sylvan Park Girl Scout Troop 672 donates wishlist items to the Related Arts classes! Mr. Burns’ Music classroom was in need of songbook binders and Ms. Williams’ Art classroom was in need of fresh art supplies. The troop is still working with Señora Poole and Coach Scott for their needs and plans to make those donations during the spring semester. The Girl Scouts wish everyone a safe and happy holiday break!

West End Drama Club Presentations

Two shows – one fabulous production. Come see The Merry Christmas Show presented by the 5th and 6th grade drama club followed by Sherlock Holmes and the Emerald of Alcazar by the 7th and 8th grade drama club. The entire production will run Dec. 11 and 12 starting at 6 pm. Tickets are $3/person or $15/family. Don’t miss it!

An array of exotic animals visited Sylvan Park last week delighting third graders after a unit on animal adaptations. See additional photos below.

Third Grade Creek Walk

Third graders practiced making scientific observations by examining specimen – living and non-living – at Richland Creek. Students also got extra time in nature, walking from school to the observation site and back. Thank you to parent volunteers who helped make it a safe field trip!