Highly vetted college babysitters & nannies, Support for Sylvan Park

Find, book, & pay background checked, college student sitters, and give back to Sylvan Park!

Wyndy is a babysitting app started by some Vanderbilt grads that has vetted sitters/nannies. Here is how to use it:

  1. Visit Wyndy.com to download the app
  2. Post a job and use the school code SylvanPark
  3. Wyndy will give back $5 of every completed job to the Sylvan Park PTO

Finding highly vetted college babysitters and nannies should be easy, affordable and take seconds. This is the mantra Wyndy has followed since the very first day. They also knew they wanted to create an environment that fostered trust and safety, which is why every Wyndy babsysitter and nanny is screened by a Wyndy team member, extensive background check and are verified as enrolled students by the National Student Clearinghouse.

For every completed job, $5 will be donated to Sylvan Park PTO.

Save The Date: February 29th Sylvan Park Annual Social

Save The DAte - 2024 social

We are excited to announce that, after a brief hiatus, our annual parent social has returned!  Save the Date for Feb 29, 2024

Every single parent, teacher and staff member is invited. During the social, we will be having a charity auction to help raise funds for our wonderful teachers and school. Any contribution you make, be it time, goods and services, or money, will have an impact on our children.

What: Food, Drinks, & Silent Auction
Where: 14Tenn Event Venue
When: Thursday, February 29th, 2024

We do need your help! 

We are in need of items for the charity auction. We’re looking for restaurant gift cards, vacation homes, staycations, photography sessions, big items, small items, anything you can think to contribute! Do you have an air bnb you’d be willing to donate? Sport memorabilia? Sommelier skills? Season tickets to Bridgestone or Nissan? Soccer tickets? Do you have friends who own businesses in town that might want to contribute? You can talk to your room parent or email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you, as always, for all your help.

PTO Collection for Sylvan Park Elementary Staff

Sylvan Park giving, staff

At this time each year, we gather your donations to show our appreciation to Sylvan Park’s superb staff. Please consider donating by Paypal.

Donations will be collected through December 15.

Don’t forget to include “Holiday Staff Collection” in the memo!

Sylvan Park will be hosting a Holiday Giving Tree to provide gifts to students whose families may be experiencing financial hardship. 

Holiday Giving Tree

Thank you to all who expressed interest in being a volunteer this year for our Sylvan Park Holiday Giving Tree!

We truly appreciate your generosity. The sign up genius is below. You are welcome to sign up for as many children/families/supplies/gift cards as you would like.  If the sign-up fills up, please email me and I will let you know about some additional needs. Once you have signed up, I will email you with the gift wish list for that child.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Meredith Middlebrooks, Sylvan Park School Counselor at 615-298-8423 x370311 or meredith.middlebrooks@mnps.org.

Gifts are due back any time before Dec. 8Please bring them unwrapped to the front office with the family name and child labeled (ex. Family B, child 2)

The PTO Holiday Gift Guide: Fantastic, personalized gift ideas that also support Sylvan Park.

Ideas for the Hard to Shop For

Need Ideas for Christmas That Will Leave Everyone Impressed?

Hate shopping?  Never know what to get a few folks on your list?  We’ll be sharing some gift ideas in our socials in the coming weeks so if you don’t follow us, go check out our account @sylvanparkpto!

Please share this with friends and family as well. The more that participate the more the school raises plus you get a nice discount too.

Everyone has the folks on their Christmas list that are near impossible to shop for.  They have everything… hard to impress… you know the drill.  We have some ideas below that will be sure to make them smile. 

BONUS: use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK at minted.com/holiday you get 20% off PLUS 15% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Win win! 


Magpie’s Children’s Clothing

Magpie’s curates the very best in baby, children’s, tween clothing, decor and beyond with a goal to bring JOY.

Use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK in store and online to get 10% off PLUS 10% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Valid 11/16 through 12/23.

Minted: Unique Art, Home Decor, Holiday Cards

Use FUNDRAISESYLVANPARK at minted.com/holiday you get 20% off PLUS 15% goes back to Sylvan Park.  Win win! 

Custom Art:  

Minted has TONS of these but cool way to lock in a milestone memory, trip or guaranteed win for all the moms/grandparents out there.  

Framed Lyrics:  

First dance, favorite song, lyrics from your annual grade performance, T Swift song from Era’s tour or movie.  So many options for a cool gift here!

Framed Campus:  

Meet your spouse at college?  Graduate just pick a college?  Get that MBA or do a special course?  This is perfect to memorialize that big milestone moment!  

Gratitude Journal:  

Life can be hard.  Gratefulness helps.  Good for anyone!  There are recipe journals and even kids journals in here which we’ll highlight next week!

Personalized Tote

Put a magazine, favorite book or pretty journal for a special gift!  TONS of patterns and sizes online

Good to be Kind

Nice with a charitable donation in someone’s name or in a kids room by their give/save/spend jars!

Belle’s Library, Personalized:  

Just in time for the book fair, create a reading nook with books from book fair the week of the 13th with fun new art!

Pouch Link:  

Great for those teenagers and or something fun to give a gift card in!