LAST WEEK to Order School Supplies

Friday is the last day to order school supply kits! The kits contain all the supplies Sylvan Park teachers have determined students will need for the year. Be sure to select the grade your child WILL BE ENTERING in the fall. The sale is online only. Orders will be waiting for your child on the 1st day of school. Order online at: http://www.shopttkits.com and enter Sylvan Parks account number: 79045. 

Questions? Contact carrie_a_harris@yahoo.com.

Drive-Thru School Items Pickup

Student items pickup day on May 21 will be drive-thru style. Please display a tag with your child’s first and last name and grade level. Families of students in Kindergarten through grade 2 will drive through the back parking lot; those with students in grades 3 and 4 will drive in front of the school. *If you have children in both grade spans, you will need to drive through both locations.

Pickup times are staggered by student last name:
8-10am A-F 10am-12pm G-L 12-2pm M-R 2-4pm S-Z
Everyone must stay in their vehicles. Staff will be stationed outside and grade level teachers will bring students’ items out to your car.

Please make every effort to retrieve your child’s items Thursday, May 21. For those unable to come May 21, a very limited number of staff will be present at the front of the school from 8-10am Friday, May 22.

Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet apart. If you must walk/bike, there will be X’s 6 feet apart on which to wait. This is a quick pickup time, a quick hi/bye, not a teacher conference time. Teachers and staff are happy to talk or answers questions virtually.

Medications distribution will be in front of the building and handled on an individual basis by Yawanda and Ali. Your child’s personal items from the classroom will be brought to you with the medications.

If you have library items or laptops to return, there will be boxes for those at the front of each car rider line. You will need to complete a form if you are returning a laptop to Sylvan Park.

Lost and Found items will be held until the building re-opens.

Show Your Panther Pride!

Break out the markers, balloons, streamers and smiles. You’re invited to show your Sylvan Park spirit with whatever resources you have on hand. Post a message for teachers in the window of your car. Use the leftover streamers to wave out the window. Enlist your kids to use household items to decorate your vehicle and/or dress up in Sylvan Park style for Thursday’s drive thru pickup of school items. Let’s ring in summer with Panther pride!

Library Items Due Aug. 5

Returning School Library Items
Families will have until August 5, 2020 to return library items, however, you may return your MNPS library books on personal belonging pick up day. We will have collection bins labeled for library items as part of the pick up line. To see what books your child has currently checked out:

  • Go to http://www.library.nashville.org 
  • Click on the orange “My Account”  button in the top right corner
  • Enter your child’s 190# for the Library Card Number
  • Enter the MMDD of your child’s birthday for the PIN
  • A list if both NPL and MNPS books will be displayed. All MNPS library books have a 10 digit item number beginning with two letter (example: QQ00305012). 

You may also return any MNPS library items to any Nashville Public Library branch over the summer. Please contact Laura.calverley@mnps.org with any questions about library items.

Marathon Kids

It’s the end of the school year! We’re thinking of you and the fun times we had at Marathon Kids during our short time together! To close out the season, the club will give the three teacher coaches, Ms. Kokubun, Ms. Doucet, and Ms. Teuten gift cards for their time and commitment to our club – thank you coaches! Any remaining club funds from the 2020 season after the gift cards and t-shirts will go towards the expenses of next year’s club. We would like to offer each family the opportunity to request a partial refund of $13 per participant (50% of $25 total club fee).  Refunds will be issued the week of May 25th via Paypal or check. If you would like a refund, please email your spmarathonkids@gmail.com no later than Sunday May 24th with the following information:

  • student’s name
  • your name
  • email
  • phone number 
  • Prefer Paypal or mailed check? 
  • If check, provide best mailing address

Marathon Kids is led and managed by parent and family Sylvan Park volunteers; leadership volunteers are always needed.  Please consider lending your energy and time to jump in and coach! Email anytime for more information! Thank you and best wishes and happy walks, jogs, runs and outside time with your kids and loved ones!

Time to Order School Supply Kits

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! We are offering a prepackaged school supply program this year. Supply orders include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day!

Visit http://www.shopttkits.com and enter Sylvan Parks account number: 79045. Please make sure you choose the kit for the grade your child WILL BE ENTERING in the fall. The sale is online only and the last day to order is 5/29. Questions? Contact carrie_a_harris@yahoo.com

Final PTO Meeting Minutes

The final PTO meeting was held Wednesday, May 6 via Zoom. To read the full business of the evening, view the minutes. Thank you to the following volunteers who will be serving on the PTO Board next school year:
President: Ruth Butler
VP/ Ex Officio: Theresa Yarber/Annette Ashley
Secretary: Casey Harvey
Treasurer: Chase Brannon/Tara McQuire
Teacher Appreciation: Natalie Goldsby/Christina Coldiron
Diversity: Kathy Hamilton/Sarah Laos
Communications: Lauren St. Marie/ Valerie Cordero
Fundraising: Jennifer Ervin
Volunteers: Sarah Grace/Whitney Denney
Community Relations: Tracy Eckert
Teacher Representatives: Jenna Myers (K-2), Amy Eberle (3-4), Lizzy Williams (Related Arts), Lisa Gorley (EE)
Principal: Elizabeth Goetz

Volunteer Registration 2020-21

Sylvan Park needs volunteers of all types to make each school year great. For those still interested in serving in a leadership role, we will have many chair positions open that do not require you to serve on the board. We welcome co-chairs. It is always fun to serve with friends! Reach out to Sarah Grace at sngrace@gmail.com if you are interested.

Sylvan Park Field Day 2020!

Sylvan Park’s first ever virtual field day is TOMORROW! Check out the flyer below for all the ways to participate. Post photos or videos of your student athletes in action and let the games begin!