“Why” Behind Our $120,000 Goal

The Sylvan Park’s 2023/24 INVEST Campaign Target = $120,000

We can’t meet this goal without our whole community. We’ve got a bold goal this year but we’re confident we can reach it with your support

For the past several years Sylvan Park has benefited from a much-needed instructional interventionist, which provides crucial support for students who are not at grade level. This position was previously supported by federal COVID relief funds that will end soon.  If we do not fund this position ourselves, we will lose it and the benefit it brings to Every Single Child at our school

In addition to the funding the interventionist position, INVEST Campaign funds will be used to continue to provide for community events, teacher / classroom needs, our hardship fund and more. 

Pizza Party in the Park with the PTO


Come join us at Richland Park after school on Thursday September 14th. Pickup a Pizza dinner from Hometown Pizza, and meet the members of the Sylvan Park PTO while your kids enjoy their classmates, playground, and open spaces of Richland Park.

Hometeam Pizza will generously donate a portion of every purchase to support the Sylvan Park PTO.

Thursday, Sept. 14
6:00- 7 :00 P.M.

  1. Order from Hometeam Pizza for a delicious dinner in the park!
  2. Pick your PIzza up from Hometeam. Hometeam is located in the Citizens Kitchen . It’s a blue and green building by the McDonald’s on Charlotte and 47th Ave, a quick walk away from Richland Park.
  3. Join other Sylvan Park families and the PTO for a family picnic at the Richland Park Pavilion.
Home Team Pizza

Thank You for Meeting up at Hero Doughnuts!

Thanks to everyone who came out and had a pastry with us on Saturday, September 9th HERO DOUGHNUTS & BUNS. Events like this offer space to meet outside of school, support local businesses, and raise money for our school.

Much thanks to Hero for donating a percentage of all sales to Sylvan Park PTO

Visit them at https://www.herodoughnutsandbuns.com/

Calling All Sponsors!

Calling All Sponsors

We do one large fundraiser a year and the time is now!

As we dream big to support our vital school positions, create hardship funds, drive innovative learning experiences and fund teacher ideas to improve the way in which we teach and serve our students, we need your help.

Do you own a business or know someone who does?

We’re looking for sponsors, at a variety of different levels. If you own a business or know someone who does, we’d love to hear from you!

For more details on promotional and marketing benefits, reach out to:

Thanks in advance for your generosity and support of our school!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Stock the Lounge this month! 

“You’re Awesome to the Core” themed snacks, treats and drinks!

Thank you to everyone who donated to Stock the Lounge this month!  We were able to show our faculty some love with  “You’re Awesome to the Core” themed snacks, treats and drinks!  

There is still time to donate to September’s stock the Lounge.  If you’d like to do so, you can sign up here:

or Venmo Sarah Grace with the QR code:

Sarah Grace Venmo
Sarah Grace Venmo
There is still time to donate to September’s stock the Lounge.  If you’d like to do so, you can sign up here:

Sylvan Park Rally Cats Tennis Club, Wednesday 3:15 – 4:15p

Sylvan Park Rally Cats Tennis Club

A beginner’s youth tennis program for all grades

Equipment is provided!

Sylvan Park Elementary School
Wednesday Afternoons on the school blacktop next to the playground

September Session- Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
October Session- Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8

3:15- 4:15 pm
Price: $80 (per session)


Let’s Code It Digital Design Club, Mondays 3:05 – 4:05p


Digital Design – Your child will have a blast designing video games and animations in this exciting STEM program. Our innovative approach to coding is sure to spark your child’s interest in computer science, using a kid-friendly, intuitive, block-based programming system called Scratch, developed by the MITMedia Lab. The fun filled curriculum hones important skills related to problem solving, attention to detail, creativity, storytelling and critical thinking. Classtopics include conditional statements, cloning, variables, loops, control structure, object-oriented design concepts and data structures.

Schedule: 9 Mondays, September 25th – November 27th, 3:05-4:05 PM (No class: 10/9)

Course Code: SYL9.25.23

Nature Explorers Club, Weds & Thurs

Dirty shoes

Sylvan Park Nature Explorers Club
Wednesdays and/or Thursdays August 23rd to October 5th

Come with us after school, to explore the woods, fields, and creek along the greenway.

3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

Teachers pick students up at school at dismissal, and families pickup at 5pm at Richland Park Greenway

NSU Soccer, Thursdays

Nashville Soccer united

Kindergarten to 4th Grade Leagues

In-Town League: 1 practice/week + 8 Saturday games

Kindergarten & 1st grade = 4 practice options.

2nd, 3rd & 4th grade = 4 practice options.

1st practice = Week of August 28

1st game = Saturday, September 9

Last game = Saturday, November 4

Separate leagues for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade & 3rd/4th grade

Anticipated Practice Options for Fall 2023: Thursdays 3:20-4:10 pm @ Sylvan Park Elementary

Stage Stars Club, Wednesday 3:05 – 4:05pm

Kids on stage

Dramarama- Does your child have a “dramatic side”? You might have a budding Stage Star in your family! Our drama class introduces students to the craftof stage acting with a skilled theater instructor. During this exciting class, students will learn theatrical skills, improv basics, and participate in interactivedrama games. This class provides opportunities for students to have fun, express themselves, gain confidence, and interact with others, all within the context of theatre arts.

Schedule: 9 Wednesdays, September 27th – December 6th, 3:05-4:05 PM (No class: 10/11, 11/22)

Course Code: SYL9.27.23

Smart Start Art Club, Tuesdays 3:05-4:05pm

children painting

Outer Space- Every child is an artist” – Pablo Picasso. Explore your artistic side with Smart Start Art from Afterschool Enrichment Solutions. Blast off yourimagination, explore faraway galaxies, and meet outrageous space creatures! Discover your creativity and imagination as an artist, developing fine motorskills, style, and vision as we explore different artistic techniques through a variety of inspiring projects. Sketch and draw, shade and color, cut, glue, fold…create! See your imagination come to life! Learn about great artists from throughout history and the present day, through a weekly featured artist and fun, exciting games.

Schedule: 9 Tuesdays, September 26th – December 5th, 3:05-4:05 PM (No class: 10/10, 10/31)

Course Code: SYL9.26.23

Sylvan Park Chess Club: Tuesdays 3:05 – 4:05 PM

2023-24 Sylvan Park Elem. Chess Club

Dates: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Oct. 3, 17, 24 – Nov. 7, 14, 28
– Dec. 5, 12 (2nd Semester) Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 – Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
– Mar. 19 and 26 – Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (27-weeks)

Who can join the club?  Students in 1st – 5th Grades

Why chess? 

Chess is fun and competitive, but it also offers lasting educational benefits such as enhanced problem solving and logical reasoning skills, increased attention span, improved patience and self-esteem, and there is direct correlation between chess and increased math and reading standardized test scores. It’s so much more than just a game! 

Chess Club has reached capacity for the fall semester, stay posted for spring semester registration.


McCabe Community Center afterschool program for children ages 6-14

McCabe Community Center

McCabe Community Center offers an afterschool program for children ages 6-14.

.To secure a spot for your child in this program, be sure to sign up at the McCabe facility. Act quickly, as spaces are limited and fill up fast. You will also be required to sign the permission form for Sylvan Park (ask for one at the front desk or from your child’s teacher).

Join Us for a Back to School Bash & School Supply Drive 8/13 at Richland Park

Join us for a day of fun

Join us for a day of fun! Bring an item to donate to support Sylvan Park neighborhood schools!

School Needs:

LOTS of Clorox wipes

Teachers / Classrooms:

  • post-it chart paper (chart paper that sticks at the top)
  • tissue boxes
  • paper towels
  • post it notes – any size/variety of sizes
  • card stock – white and colors
  • Elmer’s bottle glue
  • washable markers – thick and thin
  • crayons – for related arts
  • thin expo markers for students – not the thick ones teachers use
  • sentence strips – white and colors
  • individual pencil sharpeners like you would use with colored pencils
  • construction paper – 9×12 – variety of colors
  • band-aids
  • ink pens – any and all colors

From Park Avenue:

  • Bulletin border
  • Elmer’s gluesticks
    Stickers for positive feedback