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!

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.