Volunteer Readers Requested

Parents and friends of Sylvan Park are invited to be guest readers during Read Across America Week March 2 – 6. Please visit the signup here to choose a time. Questions? Contact Rae Finnie at rae.finnie@mnps.org.

PTM Game Night 2020

Sylvan Park kindergarten students and friends enjoyed a game of Twister at last week’s family game night with Preston Taylor Ministries. 

Fourth graders get serious about having fun.

Gardening Science

First graders studied seeds in Science lab Friday before planting some in the school garden.

Kindergarten Kindness

Kindergarten students get excited about kindness reading with Ping by Ani Castillo with Ms. Finnie

Family Game Night at Preston Taylor Ministries

PTM Game Night is an annual family potluck night at Preston Taylor Ministries. The event allows Sylvan Park families to enjoy time with one of our valuable community partners. PTO provides a main dish; families are invited to bring sides and desserts. See the flyer for details about what to bring and where to go!

1st Grade Food Drive

First graders read Boxes for Katje, a book about a young girl living in Holland after World War II. Her family and neighbors patch their old worn clothing and go without everyday items like soap and milk, until an American girl, Rosie, starts sending care packages to Katje. This books shows that no matter the age, anyone can make a difference. The first graders hosted their own canned food drive and donated the items to families in need in our community, showing them that even at their age they can make a huge difference!

Catered Lunch for Teachers

Thanks to the PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee for organizing a catered lunch from Daddy’s Dogs for teachers last week.

Second Grade Biography Projects

Ms. Hunt’s second graders composed biographies of famous Americans and created bottle buddies in the likeness of their chosen person.

Diversity Committee Survey

We want to hear from YOU. Please fill out this short demographic survey, which will help us understand the needs of our diverse community. You will also have the opportunity to let us know if we can highlight your family on our Diversity bulletin board! The survey should take less than 5 minutes to complete. Sylvan Park Paideia Diversity Survey for Parents

This month’s performance of West African drumming and dance was awesome! Our students enjoyed participating in the show and celebrating the heritage of African Americans during Black History Month. Special thanks to the Global Education Center and Tennessee Arts Commission for making it possible.

2020 Census Affects School Funding

Efforts are underway to conduct the 2020 census in order to have a count of the population living in the United States. The federal government has designated Census Day as April 1; when completing the census, respondents will have to note where they are living on April 1. Before April 2020, households will receive information packets and invitations to participate via mail.

Families are encouraged to fill out and submit the census information. The census can be submitted online, via phone, or mail. It is also crucial to note that information identifying individuals is not supposed to be shared with other government agencies.

The population counts from the census determine the poverty level of our district, which is a factor in our Title I allocation. For children who are not counted in our district, our allocations could be impacted for the next 10 years! It is critical that as many households in Nashville as possible submit the forms.

Kindergarten Dreams

Ms. Hobgood’s Kindergarten class shared their dreams after a seminar on Martin Luther King, Jr. See more dreams below.