Let’s Finish Our Fun Run Campaign Strong!

Let’s finish our Fun Run Campaign strong – we’ve only got a little over one week to go! Among other things, your dollars will assist other Panthers through our hardship fund, so let’s help each other out! Individual donations last week ranged from $5 to $1000 and every one of your donations helps contribute to our community.  If you haven’t donated yet, click here.  EVERY. DOLLAR. MATTERS.  We’re already getting excited about some experiences we can bring to our Sylvan park Panthers and if you have ideas on educational opportunities we could bring to Sylvan Park, please email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com

Walk to School Day – 10/5

Please meet at the front of the school at 7:45a.m. next Wednesday, October 5 for light refreshments!

  • Walkers follow normal drop off
  • Car riders are encouraged to park a few blocks away and walk in the front entrance
  • Bus riders will be dropped off around the corner and walked in by Coach Scott

Spirit Week is this Week!

Happy Spirit Week, Panthers! Post your pictures of your Panther in their Spirit Week Attire and give us a shout out! #SPSpiritWeek

Monday: Character Day

Tuesday: Wacky Tacky Day

Wednesday: Community Helper Day

Thursday: Fun Run!

Friday: No School

You Are Invited to Our Fun Run on October 6!

If you’d like to cheer on your student at the Fun Run on Thursday, October 6th, please sign in at the back playground. Have some extra time to help with set up, clean up, handing out popsicles, or cheering on kids for another grade?  Email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com for the time that you’d be willing to help volunteer! Students will run during their related arts times listed below:

K: 12:30-1:30

1st: 10:00-11:00

2nd: 11:00-12:00

3rd: 9:00-10:00

4th: 1:45-2:45

5th: 1:45-2:45

Paideia Seminar Wrap Up

We wrapped up our first school-wide seminar last week.  In this seminar, classes read the story, The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and discussed the ideas and values of identity, empowerment, and self-worth.  Students answered the question “Who do you choose to be?” for the post seminar activity.  Ask your child about this exciting and engaging learning experience.

James Bowling’s Brass Band Bazaar Returns September 24

It’s back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24, 2022, for the return of James Bowling’s Brass Band Bazaar in the heart of Sylvan Park. This FREE neighborhood festival recalls the founding of Sylvan Park, circa 1900, when a brass band and cannon fire heralded the establishment of what was then Nashville’s newest neighborhood. The event is named in honor of Sylvan Park’s original founder, James Bowling. 

Come and join us from 10a.m.-5p.m. at 45th Ave. and Murphy Rd. for music, food, local artisans, and fun for the whole family. More info: brassbandbazaar.com

A Successful PTO in the Park

Thank you to all who joined us at PTO in the Park last Thursday! It was great to see so many Sylvan Park families out together on a nice evening!

Only 2.5 Weeks Left to Reach Our Fun Run Goal!

We are over halfway to reaching our goal with 2.5 weeks left to donate! There are only two popsicle party weeks left to win your child’s classroom a party. Your Fun Run donations will be used to create a student hardship fund, ensuring that all Panthers have access to shopping at the book fair, field trips, and uniforms. Funds will also go to the purchase of a color printer and will bring unique arts experiences and assemblies to our school. Click here to donate today! You can also donate via cash or check by sending your donation directly to school!

First Paideia Seminar

Between September 6-16th, students will participate in our first school-wide seminar.  For this seminar, we are reading the story The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and discussing the ideas and values of identity, empowerment, and self-worth.  Ask your child about this exciting and engaging learning experience!

So Long, Summer! Bash at Richland Park

Join our neighborhood friends on Sunday, September 25 from 1-4pm for food, fun, and a supply drive to benefit Sylvan Park and Park Avenue schools!

Thank You For Your Help!

Thanks to all the parents who donated items for last week’s Stock the Lounge event! We are always excited to show our appreciation to our amazing staff and we couldn’t do it without our amazing families!

Fun Run Goals By Grade

Hopefully last week’s Special Edition Newsletter provided a lot of great information on the Fun Run, our goal, and sponsorship opportunities.  Big thanks to those who have donated so far! Kindergarten is leading all the other grades and hopefully you’re hearing from your student if they won a popsicle party last week! There are still 3 weeks to win before the run!

Starting next week we’ll be more focused on working towards our classroom goals.  The goal for most grades is $8,000.  Winners last week were based on sheer volume, so it’s working together as a community with both large and smaller donations that’s truly making a difference. We just ask that you do what you can and know that we appreciate ALL of you! 

If you have any questions about the campaign or the Fun Run itself, we’ll be at the PTO in the Park event on the 15th, so look for us and we’re happy to answer whatever questions you have!

Calling All Sponsors!

We are still accepting sponsorships for this year’s Fun Run! If you own a business or know someone who does that would be interested in sponsoring this year, please email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com to learn more about donor benefits.

Here’s What We Need From You…

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We’ve done the math! To make our $60,000 goal, every family would need to give $150 per child in attendance. Not all our families can make this gift, so please give more if you can. In the end, gifts of all sizes make a difference for our students, our teachers and our school!

Popsicle Party!

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You may have heard your kids talking about the friendly competition for fundraising within their grade. Each week, one class per grade with the highest donations for that week will win a popsicle party. Bragging rights are always better when accompanied by a cool treat. Donating today can help your child win a popsicle party for their classroom!