Science Lab Signup

Science Friday’s are off to a great start. Please choose a time to volunteer with your child’s class, or with a class that fits in your schedule. Parent volunteers help allow these labs to happen!

Last Friday 4th graders studied waves with the help of “screaming balloons” (inflated balloon with small hex nut inside), sound waves transmitted from elbow to ear, giant slinkies, and more.  Watch this fun Youtube video with your child about building a wave machine!

In the aftermath of this science fun, we need someone with high spatial IQ to untangle slinkies.  If you could do it, slinkies that need this are on floor of science room.  Thanks!

Parent Seminar on Restorative Justice

Parents practiced conducting a Paideia seminar discussing Restorative Practices, an approach to behavior managment adopted by Sylvan Park.

The rules and goals above help guide discussions and teach respectful communication. Students participate in roughtly 10 seminars each school year.

Tree murals provide a script for students involved in conflicts to work through the issue together. The restorative approach emphasizes finding an appropriate resolution rather then simply punishing a wrongdoing.

Sylvan Park Fall Fest/Movie Night

The Sylvan Park Moms Club and Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association will be hosting their annual Fall Fest/Movie Night this Saturday, Nov. 2! Events start at 3pm and the movie begins at 6pm. This year’s movie is Toy Story 4! We will have food trucks, games, inflatables, face painting and more! The event is free and open to the community.

Panther Pride Fun Run: We did it!

We reached our fundraising goal! Congratulations Sylvan Park school and community! THANK YOU! All students enjoyed celebrating the end of the campaign at the Fun Run. Fun Run recap and details will be shared in a school-wide email coming soon! 

4th Grade Play Practice Begins

Sylvan Park Fourth Graders will be presenting The Lion King for our musical this year!  Play practices start this week with our Introduction to Musical Theater on Tuesday, October 15th from 3-5pm.  Any 4th grade student interested in being part of this year’s production should attend.

Teachers Courtney Hobgood, Keisha Williams and Margaret Williams participated in TPAC Disney Musicals in Schools Professional Development in September. (Amy Eberle not pictured.)

Box Tops Due Oct. 22

NOW is the time to turn in the Box Tops you have been clipping for Sylvan Park. Please turn in all box tops by Oct. 22 to the front office in a bag labeled with the number of box tops inside. Make sure the expiration date is after Nov. 1 in order for the school to receive credit.

Box Tops for Education going digital. A new app allows you to scan (take a picture of) your grocery receipt and give direct credit to your school. Download the Apple app or the Google Play app to ditch the scissors and get started. Products participating will have this non-snippable logo:

As an incentive to get people converted to the new scanning method, from now until November 15, all receipts scanned into the app with box tops on them enter our school into a contest toward a $20,000 school makeover.

For the first time this year, Sylvan Park is planning on holding a WHOLE SCHOOL competition with Eakin Elementary and West End Middle. The school with the MOST earnings by May 15 will win a whole school incentive. 

Paideia Seminar at PTO Meeting

Please join us for our next general PTO meeting Tuesday, October 22nd 6-7pm. Our Sylvan Park Paideia team will walk us through a Paideia seminar. This meeting is so helpful in understanding what makes our school so unique.Childcare and Pizza is provided. Please RSVP to Ruth Butler at

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