Marathon Kids Club

Reminder: Marathon Kids will not start until the first week of February.
Tuesday Feb 4
Weds. Feb 5
Friday Feb 7

Marathon Kids will be offered on a third day, Tuesdays! Special thanks to parent volunteers, Jennifer Ervin and Sarah Norberg, for stepping up to lead! We have a few remaining slots for Tuesday only. If you are interested in learning more or registering your student for Tuesday only, please email spmarathonkids@gmail.com ASAP or by Monday Jan 20th.

All registered Marathon Kids should have received communications Friday Jan 10. If you registered and did not receive this email, please email spmarathonkids@gmail.com and we will troubleshoot. The next round of communications will be emailed the week of January 20th. 

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for our Sylvan Park running club, Marathon Kids– we are exciting for an awesome 2020 season!

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Valentine’s Social Feb. 7

We will have our annual Valentine’s social on Feb. 7. We will send a flyer home for tickets for the social and candy gram/carnation sales in advance in folders the week before the event.  We will be selling candy grams and carnations from students to their classmates and teachers and delivered on 2/14. All of the proceeds go to the teachers to use in their classrooms. **Girl Scout cookie sales will be CASH only at the Valentine’s Social.

This social is primarily run by teachers but we do need some parents to help with setup, cleanup and miscellaneous jobs. Please sign up here: Valentine’s Social 2020.

2019 Sylvan Park Fun Run fundraiser update

We were thrilled to raise $55,113! This is substantially more than amounts raised through INVEST campaigns in previous years. Based on teacher input, this money was used to update and increase classroom technology. These purchases have been made yet MNPS must format them. We are hopeful we will have them in classrooms by March.

Fun Run Purchases:
5 sets of 23 laptops (one set per grade)
5 computer carts (one per grade)
15 Ipads (some EE, RA)
15 Ipad covers
15 Ipad earbuds
Headphones for 23 computers on 3 carts (3rd and 4th use their own)
6 laptops (EE)
Intervention Curriculum: Hands on Equations (Math) X2

This totals around $50,000.
Our treasurers are working hard to come up with a technology plan for maintaining up-to-date classroom technology over time. We hope to begin budgeting annually for technology updates so as not to have to repeatedly dedicate the majority of our Fun Run funds to this purpose.

Thank you for investing in our school!

Free Workshops on Tech and Kids

Parents Who Fight has two free workshops for parents who want to learn more about keeping their kids safe online.
Saturday, Feb. 1 at Flewellyn Baptist Church in Springfield, TN from 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, Feb. 3 at Crieve Hall Elementary School from 6-7 pm

West End Happenings

Attend West End Middle’s “State of the School” address by Principal Dr. Young Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 pm.

Multicultural Night is Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Families are invited to bring a potluck dish representing their culture. The event will also include crafts, games and a performance by the Nashville Public Library’s puppet truck.