Highly vetted college babysitters & nannies, Support for Sylvan Park

Find, book, & pay background checked, college student sitters, and give back to Sylvan Park!

Wyndy is a babysitting app started by some Vanderbilt grads that has vetted sitters/nannies. Here is how to use it:

  1. Visit Wyndy.com to download the app
  2. Post a job and use the school code SylvanPark
  3. Wyndy will give back $5 of every completed job to the Sylvan Park PTO

Finding highly vetted college babysitters and nannies should be easy, affordable and take seconds. This is the mantra Wyndy has followed since the very first day. They also knew they wanted to create an environment that fostered trust and safety, which is why every Wyndy babsysitter and nanny is screened by a Wyndy team member, extensive background check and are verified as enrolled students by the National Student Clearinghouse.

For every completed job, $5 will be donated to Sylvan Park PTO.

Save The Date: February 29th Sylvan Park Annual Social

Save The DAte - 2024 social

We are excited to announce that, after a brief hiatus, our annual parent social has returned!  Save the Date for Feb 29, 2024

Every single parent, teacher and staff member is invited. During the social, we will be having a charity auction to help raise funds for our wonderful teachers and school. Any contribution you make, be it time, goods and services, or money, will have an impact on our children.

What: Food, Drinks, & Silent Auction
Where: 14Tenn Event Venue
When: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

We do need your help! 

We are in need of items for the charity auction. We’re looking for restaurant gift cards, vacation homes, staycations, photography sessions, big items, small items, anything you can think to contribute! Do you have an air bnb you’d be willing to donate? Sport memorabilia? Sommelier skills? Season tickets to Bridgestone or Nissan? Soccer tickets? Do you have friends who own businesses in town that might want to contribute? You can talk to your room parent or email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you, as always, for all your help.

PTO Collection for Sylvan Park Elementary Staff

Sylvan Park giving, staff

At this time each year, we gather your donations to show our appreciation to Sylvan Park’s superb staff. Please consider donating by Paypal.

Donations will be collected through December 15.

Don’t forget to include “Holiday Staff Collection” in the memo!

12/4 Order Moe’s Fajita Kit Family Meal Kit and Support Sylvan Park.

Moes Southwest Grill

Make Monday December 4th Moe’s Monday!

Purchase Moe’s Southwest Grill’s most popular family-style meal kit for pick-up at the location nearest to you on 12/4 and up to 25% of your purchase will be donated back to Sylvan Park Elementary!

Deadline to order: 2PM on 12/2/23.

Use the link below to order and you’ll pick up your kit at the front of the school Monday December 4th at 3pm.

Don’t wait, order now!

Sylvan Park will be hosting a Holiday Giving Tree to provide gifts to students whose families may be experiencing financial hardship. 

Holiday Giving Tree

Thank you to all who expressed interest in being a volunteer this year for our Sylvan Park Holiday Giving Tree!

We truly appreciate your generosity. The sign up genius is below. You are welcome to sign up for as many children/families/supplies/gift cards as you would like.  If the sign-up fills up, please email me and I will let you know about some additional needs. Once you have signed up, I will email you with the gift wish list for that child.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Meredith Middlebrooks, Sylvan Park School Counselor at 615-298-8423 x370311 or meredith.middlebrooks@mnps.org.

Gifts are due back any time before Dec. 8Please bring them unwrapped to the front office with the family name and child labeled (ex. Family B, child 2)

Stock the Lounge: December & January

Calling all bakers and cookie lovers! 

It’s Stock the Lounge time and we need your help!  For our December STL, we are setting up a cookie swap and hot chocolate bar.  In January, we are doing a Fresh New Year Salad Bar.  Please consider signing up to bring cookies or another staple for the lounge OR let us do the shopping for you and help us fill up the salad bar by donating via paypal.  

Our Teachers love this show of appreciation and love.  Thank you for all you do to make this possible!

Text me if you have any questions: 615-579-2806

Thanks so much!
Sarah & Theresa

The PTO Holiday Gift Guide: Fantastic, personalized gift ideas that also support Sylvan Park.

Ideas for the Hard to Shop For

Need Ideas for Christmas That Will Leave Everyone Impressed?

Hate shopping?  Never know what to get a few folks on your list?  We’ll be sharing some gift ideas in our socials in the coming weeks so if you don’t follow us, go check out our account @sylvanparkpto!

Please share this with friends and family as well. The more that participate the more the school raises plus you get a nice discount too.

Everyone has the folks on their Christmas list that are near impossible to shop for.  They have everything… hard to impress… you know the drill.  We have some ideas below that will be sure to make them smile. 

BONUS: use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK at minted.com/holiday you get 20% off PLUS 15% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Win win! 


Magpie’s Children’s Clothing

Magpie’s curates the very best in baby, children’s, tween clothing, decor and beyond with a goal to bring JOY.

Use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK in store and online to get 10% off PLUS 10% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Valid 11/16 through 12/23.

Minted: Unique Art, Home Decor, Holiday Cards

Use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK at minted.com/holiday you get 20% off PLUS 15% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Win win! 

Custom Art:  

Minted has TONS of these but cool way to lock in a milestone memory, trip or guaranteed win for all the moms/grandparents out there.  

Framed Lyrics:  

First dance, favorite song, lyrics from your annual grade performance, T Swift song from Era’s tour or movie.  So many options for a cool gift here!

Framed Campus:  

Meet your spouse at college?  Graduate just pick a college?  Get that MBA or do a special course?  This is perfect to memorialize that big milestone moment!  

Gratitude Journal:  

Life can be hard.  Gratefulness helps.  Good for anyone!  There are recipe journals and even kids journals in here which we’ll highlight next week!

Personalized Tote

Put a magazine, favorite book or pretty journal for a special gift!  TONS of patterns and sizes online

Good to be Kind

Nice with a charitable donation in someone’s name or in a kids room by their give/save/spend jars!

Belle’s Library, Personalized:  

Just in time for the book fair, create a reading nook with books from book fair the week of the 13th with fun new art!

Pouch Link:  

Great for those teenagers and or something fun to give a gift card in!

Magnet School Conversation

Magnet School Conversation

District 8 Board Member Erin O’Hara Block will hold a community meeting at Hillsboro High School on Monday, November 27 from 6:00- 7:00pm to discuss a proposed change in Board policy for pathways from academic magnet middle schools to academic magnet high schools.

Hillsboro High School, Community Room
Monday, November 27th
6:00 – 7:00 pm

Curriculum Night: Nov 14th from 5:15 to 6:30 pm

Curriculum Night Flyer 2023

Curriculum Night – Nov 14th from 515 to 630 pm (book fair will be open!)

Puppet shows in the Auditorium at 5:15pm and 6pm with Centers in the Cafeteria from 5:15pm – 6pm.

No food will be available due to use of the cafeteria this year. 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Sylvan Park Library Nov 13-16

book fair 2023

Calling all Book Lovers!  The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Sylvan Park Library very soon.  Come shop for all your favorites or for all your favorite readers November 13-16. 

If you can help set up, tear down, or help with running the book fair during the busiest times, we need you!  Click the link to sign up.  See you there!

See you there! For more information and to set up your eWallet: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/sylvanpark

Photos from 2023 Trunk or Treat

Trunk of Treat 2023 Best Costume Winners, Related Arts

Thank you to everyone who helped to make 2023’s Trunk or Treat a success!

Trunk or Treat was held in the school parking lot on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-7:00. Thank you to all of our volunteers and our incredible teachers!!

Related Arts snagged the coveted “Best Costume” award for their portrayal of “The Addams Family.”

2023 INVEST Campaign: We Made It!

We started this year with the most ambitious fundraising goal that we have ever had… And we made it!

Thank you so very much, we could not have made it without the generous support of each and every member of our Sylvan Park Elementary Community. Your generous donations have helped to fund the instructional interventionist, a position which provides crucial support for students who are not at grade level, and benefits all Sylvan Park students.

Special thank You’s to Jenn Morse, Jamie Hess, Ashley Ryan, OscarAnderson, Leah Monica and Jon Wright for a STRONG INVEST campaign 

A huge Thank You to all our business sponsors:

Laps, Bubbles, Popsicles, & Medals… A Fabulous 2023 Fun Run

We had a fabulously successful 2023 Fun Run!

The students came out by grade during their related arts period, decked out in their fancy new shirts. After Coach Scott led everyone through warm up, the runners were off. Making it all the way around the track and through the ballon arch marked the completion of a lap. Four complete laps earned a medal, popsicle, and bracelet.

Thank You to Everyone who helped to make this such a great event!

Fun Run Shirts are available for $12

Fun Run T-Shirt