Help everyone stay warm this winter season by donating coats and winter appropriate school items to UniCycle!
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!
With Thanksgiving around the corner, we want to encourage you and/or your children to write a thank you note to a teacher or other staff member who makes their days at Sylvan Park fantastic. We have amazing teachers, administrative staff, custodians, cafeteria workers, paraprofessionals, and other support staff – let’s offer our gratitude!
Beginning in January, Sylvan Park will have a new choir, the Sylvan Park Singers! The choir will rehearse weekly after school on Mondays and is available by audition to current third and fourth grade students. Students in those grades will be bringing home an informational letter and a permission slip in the first three weeks of November. Students interested in auditioning must return the signed permission form by Tuesday, November 26. No student will be allowed to audition without this form. Auditions will be held during music class the week of December 2-6 and members will be announced before the winter break. This is an exciting opportunity for outgrowth from the K-4 music curriculum and a terrific addition to the other wonderful offerings available at Sylvan Park. More detailed information can be found on the music class website or by contacting me.
I would like to encourage all families to routinely visit the music class website, sylvanparkmusic.org, for more information about the music program as well as regular updates. Students can even find their current class songs to sing along with at home. You can also follow the music classes on Twitter:twitter.com/sylvanparkmusic. Our twitter has already been recognized by local NPR personalities, the district fine arts office, local vocal organizations, and the a cappella group Voctave. Join in on the fun!
Third graders conducted a lab Nov. 7 to complement their study of animal adaptations. Wonderful curious minds at work!
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be coming next week. Keep an eye out for the Book Fair flyer, which will be coming home soon. Details about the fair hours and our new eWallet payment method can be found at our fair website:
We are still in need of volunteers. Please sign up here:
First graders read Duck for President as part of a unit on understanding how voting is a part of American government. After reading it, students went to the library and to vote for whether they would choose Duck or Farmer Brown.
Sylvan Park is collecting new or gently used items for some school families affected by a home fire. To contribute, please see the signup of items requested. A box in the front office. Thank you!!
These second graders are exploring how a magnet attracts iron filings. They had a fine time identifying magnetic and non-magnetic objects. Next week, third grade students will test two models of the hooves of mountain goats and discover how mountain goats can run and jump so well on steep rocky slopes.
Parents who want to volunteer for a particular class, please sign up on the google doc.