Valentine’s Social Info

Due to school closing, the Valentine’s Social on 2/7 was canceled. Unfortunately, this event will not be rescheduled. However, we will proceed with candy gram sales this week as planned. 

If you pre-purchased tickets to the Valentine’s Social and you would like a refund, please email pto.spark@gmail.com to initiate the refund process. All money raised through donated ticket sales (non-refunded) and candygram sales will be used to purchase classroom instructional materials chosen by teachers. Thank you for understanding.

The PTO Diversity Committee is thrilled to announce a special event in honor of Black History Month! During the school day on Tuesday, February 4th, the Global Education Center will present a “Rhythms of Africa” performance in the auditorium featuring drumming and dance from the Mali empire. Be sure to ask your student(s) what they saw and learned when they get home that day.

Special thanks to the Tennessee Arts Commission for funding this collaboration
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Candy Gram Sales

The Sylvan Park PTO is hosting our annual Valentine’s Day Candy Gram Fundraiser!   
Here are ways to participate in Candy Grams this year:
1.  Decorate, fill out and send in the Candy Grams that were sent home in folders with payment for each one.
2. A table will be set up for Candy Gram orders before school Monday, February 10th – Thursday, February 13th.
Just a reminder that all funds raised go straight to the teachers for classroom expenses! 
Questions?  Reach out to Sarah Grace (sngrace@gmail.com)

Third Graders Explore States of Matter

The 3rd grade classes enjoyed some hands-on activities outlining properties of “States of Matter: solids, liquids, gases” during science lab this week. Here they are witnessing how gases take on the shape of their containers/surroundings and discovering what happens when chemical reactions help to change solids and liquids into gases.

Students in Ms. Rossberger’s 1st grade class study together the photograph “Outside Looking In” by Gordon Parks in preparation for a Paideia seminar. See the photo enlarged below.