Hattie B’s Spirit Day, May 17th

Save the Date for our Spirit DAY with Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Monday, May 17th.  The Hattie B’s West Nashville location has graciously offered to donate a portion of ALL sales throughout the WHOLE day back to Sylvan Park!  That’s 11am until 11pm!!!  So plan to grab some lunch for the office, or pick up some hot chicken for dinner, on Monday, May 17th.  This is our last restaurant event for this school year- you won’t want to miss out!

May 4th Final PTO Meeting

In addition to the important votes needed to wrap up this year, Ms. Goetz will join and give an update on the last few weeks of school as well as information about this summer.
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84464761958?pwd=Y2ttWWFBYURYaHdOOGV4L3hCNHZIZz09
Meeting ID: 844 6476 1958Passcode: 081545
Proposed 2021-2022 PTO Executive Board:

President – Theresa Yarber

Vice President – Emily Fisher

Ex Officio – Ruth Butler

Treasurer – Matt Grace

Treasurer-in-Training – Jenn Morse

Secretary – Lacey Burke

Fundraising – Jennifer Ervin & Russelle Bradbury

Volunteers – Sarah Grace

Teacher Appreciation – Christina Coldiron & Natalie Goldsby

Diversity – Sarah Laos

Communications – Amanda Reynolds

Community Relations  — Annette Ashley

Teacher Representatives — Lizzy Williams (Related Arts), Jenna Hahn (K-2nd grade) & TBD (3rd-4th grade)

Principal — Elizabeth Goetz

Proposed By-Law Amendment to Article 2.6 (c) and (d):

(c)  The PTO shall maintain a Reserve Fund equal to 20% of the current fiscal year Operating Expenses (the Budget less earmarked Fundraising Expenses) or $5,000, whichever is greater (the “Reserve Amount”). The Reserve Fund shall be held in interest-bearing account separate from the PTO’s general funds.

i.   Any interest from the Reserve Fund may be transferred to the PTO’s general operating account(s) or reinvested.

ii.   If the balance of the Reserve Fund exceeds the Reserve Amount for any reason, the Board may elect to transfer the excess to the PTO’s general operating account(s). 

ii.   Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, the Reserve Fund may be used for expenditures as approved by a Board vote followed by a full PTO vote.

iii.  If at any time the Reserve Fund contains less than the Reserve Amount all fundraising earnings except for designated under Article 2.6(b) (Earmarked Funds) shall be deposited in the Reserve Fund until the balance reaches the Reserve Amount.

(d)  In addition to the Reserve Fund, the PTO shall strive to preserve a reasonable balance at the end of each fiscal year, to be used by the next year’s PTO as a starting point for the following fiscal year; and,

Current By-Laws https://www.sylvanparkschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/pto-bylaws-2020-2021.pdf

Countdown to Kindergarten

April 22, 2021, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Event Link: www.mnps.org This Live Event that will feature information sessions on how to register for MNPS kindergarten and apply for Pre-K. The virtual fair will also feature breakout sessions from MNPS departments who will provide information to support your child’s transition to kindergarten and an opportunity for families to ask questions. The Fair will end with a special read-aloud for families presented by the Nashville Public Library. The library will also be providing literacy tips to help get your family ready for kindergarten. The virtual Fair Live Event will be live from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All sessions will be recorded and can be viewed after the event.

School Supply Kits

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! Once again, we are offering a pre-packaged school supply program this year. Supply orders include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved and are delivered directly to your child’s classroom by the start of school in August. 

Not only do you save time and get all the supplies your teachers requested in one easy order, but our school receives a percentage of your order. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early, help support our school and enjoy a summer day!

Simply order online at www.shopttkits.com. Enter our school’s account number 79045.  Place your order by May 28, 2021. Order the box corresponding to your student’s grade level in the Fall. Questions? Contact Theresa Yarber at tsyarber@gmail.com

Promising Scholars Program

Registration is now open through May 5th for the Promising Scholars program, which is a no cost learning camp provided by MNPS for students entering K-12 grade. Visit https://www.mnps.org/summer for more information and to apply.