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

PTO Needs You!

2021-2022 Open Board Positions:

Vice President – Supports the President as needed, first of a two year term with the second year serving as President.

Treasurer-in-Training – Assists the Treasurer in maintaining a record of expenses and income, duties divided as needed. First of a two year term with the second year serving as Treasurer. 

Community Relations – Markets the school, organizes tours for prospective families, fosters relationships with other Hillsboro Cluster school support organizations.

In addition these open Board positions, there are several other volunteer needs for next year. Please contact PTO.spark@gmail.com for more information.

Support Sylvan Park Student in Poetry Contest

We are pleased to announce that we’re ready for the next phase of Belmont’s 12th Annual Elementary School Poetry Contest. Thomas Middlebrooks (grade 3) is one of the five finalists. The finalists worked with local songwriters, and wrote songs from their poems.  They have been recorded and uploaded to Belmont’s website and are available for listening and voting!

You can go to: https://www.belmont.edu/sl/family_literacy_day/poetrycontest.html to hear the songs and vote for your favorites! They’re all great and deserve a listen.


Daddy’s Dogs Restaurant Night TONIGHT!

Tonight is our spirit night with Daddy’s Dogs!  You may place your order in advance using this link: https://daddysdogsnash.square.site/.  Just be sure to specify the time you’ll be picking up!  Daddy’s Dogs will donate 20% of food sales purchased back to our school so be sure to come out and show your support!  Please note there’s a $6 kids meal available when ordering at the restaurant (not available online for delivery/pickup).