Pick Up Passes: turn in 5/23/24

SP pickup cards

A quick heads up that we will be collecting all (all means all 😉 ) pick up passes on the last day of school (5/23). We plan to recycle them so, know that you will get them back next year with a new grade level sticker. Even if you have a 5th grader, or are not returning next year for any reason, please turn in all of your pickup passes.

These passes are expensive, so it is important that we collect as many of the passes as possible (check under you couch cushions, in between your car seats, get the pass back from grandma/pa etc.).

5/23/24, 11:30a dismissal, there will be a collection bin out front at walkers and one in the back for car riders.

Again, 5/23 please turn in all pick up passes. Thanks!

It’s Not Too Late To Purchase a Yearbook


If you purchased a Sylvan Park 23-24 yearbook already, our bulk order has been placed with Treering.

Treering does still offer a link to order (https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=1015257004414640 ). If the order is placed now then the yearbook will be shipped to your house rather than to the school in the main order. 

Our Treering “Passcode” is: 1015257004414640

Add Your Voice: Should High School Start Later?

alarm clock

We are a caring group of parents from various MNPS clusters who want to revive the conversation and action around starting Nashville Public High Schools later. We have the earliest high school start times in the nation. Most high schools in Nashville open their doors at 6:45am and start school at 7:05am.

There is a vast amount of research that shows that teenage mental and physical health, grades, sleep quality, learning ability, attendance, and even behavior improve when high schools start later. 

We have created this survey to get a sense of what other parents feel about this issue. We plan on sharing the results of this informal survey with the school board later this spring.

Thank you for taking a few minutes to tell us what you think, and whether you would like to join this initiative.

Background info & links:

2024 Spring Carnival, Friday May 17th. Tickets Available!

Sylvan Park Carnival

Bungee Jumping, Face-painting, Housey Bouncing, Pie-Facing, and so much more.

Buy a Wristband in advance for $8.00, Wristbands will be $10 at the door.

Foodtrucks on-site this year include:

  • Daddy Dog’s
  • Chai Noi Thai
  • Yayo’s OMG
  • The Sweetest So
  • Retro Sno


We need your help to make this event a success! And if that is not enough incentive, For every hour a volunteer signs up to help with carnival, your name will go in the hat to win one of 2 $50 amazon gift cards. Responsible high school students welcome!

Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!


When you’re purchasing the special edition Carnival 2024 shirts for your family, please also consider buying a shirt for your favorite faculty member! 

When you’re purchasing the special edition Carnival 2024 shirts for your family, please also consider buying a shirt for your favorite faculty member! 

Thanks to everyone who came out to support Parnassus, SP Elementary, and the joy of Reading!

Parnassus Books

Thank you to everyone who joined us in supporting Sylvan Park Elementary while indulging in the joy of reading. Your contributions help make a difference for our school, and we are truly grateful for your generosity.

From 3-6pm on April 20, 2024, the Sylvan Park PTO received 10% of all sales made at Parnassus Books. Whether you were searching for books for your kiddos, yourself, or some amazing signed editions for gifts, it was the perfect time to visit. We hope you took advantage of this opportunity, and we extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated. Your support means the world to us!

Parnassus Books, located in Green Hills, is an independent bookstore beloved by our community. Founded in 2011 by novelist Ann Patchett and her business partner, Karen Hayes, Parnassus offers an extensive and exciting selection of books, including fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, local interests, and the arts. We hope you found some wonderful reads to enjoy.

Congratulations to Lizzy Williams for receiving Teacher of the Year from Sylvan Park


Heroes were on display Thursday night as MNPS celebrated its Teachers of the Year, Support Employees of the Year, and Principals of the Year with awards, dinner, gifts, music, and photos.

More than 130 building-level Teacher of the Year winners, along with top support employees and principals, gathered at Music City Center with their family members, principals, and district leaders for the event.

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Lizzy Williams, Sylvan Park Teacher of the Year '23-'24
Lizzy Williams, Sylvan Park Teacher of the Year ’23-’24

Congratulations to the SP Chess Team: 4th Place in the State!

The Sylvan Park Chess Team placed 4th in the Tennessee State Scholastic Elementary Team Finals

The Sylvan Park Chess Team placed 4th of 14 in their team tournament which qualified them to participate in the state tournament in Cookeville on March 23rd, 2024.

The Sylvan Park Chess Team placed 4th in the Tennessee State Scholastic Elementary Team Finals in Cookeville this weekend.  They placed higher than any other elementary school in middle Tennessee.

Congratulations Avighna, Louis, Alex, Will, & Grant!

The Sylvan Park Chess Team
The Sylvan Park Chess Team: Avigna, Alex, Noah, Will, & Grant!

Sylvan Park Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Our Teachers are just ‘PLANE’ Awesome!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week come together… And mostly… thanks to the Teachers & Staff who do what they do each and every week.

Hattie B’s donated lunch and the teachers visited “Baggage Claim” on the last day of their travel week. 

Thank you to Hattie B’s for lunch on Friday and to HERO for coffee and Donuts on Monday.

Theresa Yarber and Sarah Grace
Teacher Appreciation Team

Cereal-ously, we appreciate your help in Stocking the Lounge. :)

March’s Stock the Lounge theme was “Our Teachers are Cereal-ously Awesome” with a cereal bar.

Our Teachers love this show of appreciation and love.  Thank you for all you do to make this possible!

Text me if you have any questions: 615-579-2806

Thanks so much!
Sarah & Theresa

Sylvan Park 3rd Annual International Night, March 26, 2024

March 26th, Sylvan Park is hosting an International Night

Join us as we celebrate what makes us who we are!

On March 26th, Sylvan Park is hosting an International Night to celebrate the diversity in our school. International Night is an opportunity for our students, families, faculty, and staff to experience the countries, cultures, and traditions found in our community. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

International Night at Sylvan Park
The event will be held in the back parking lot of the school from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024, 05:30 PM

4801 Utah Avenue, Nashville, TN, USA

Volunteers Needed! Are you interested in setting up a display featuring your heritage?

Dear Parents and Students,

We are looking for volunteers to host a table or trunk space! Everyone has a culture and a story to tell. Please share yours with us! Your space could feature a country, your genealogy, or your family traditions. (Please register by Wednesday, March 20th.)

Sylvan Park Book Week: We Love Reading!

Book Week

February 26- March 1st: A whole week to celebrate books and reading!!!!

Each day students are encouraged to dress up to show their love of reading and books.

Monday Feb 26 – “Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover Day” – Everyone wears their clothes inside out!

Tuesday Feb 27 “Crazy Sock Day” – We love books from our heads to our TOES!!! Wear crazy socks to show your book love. 

Wednesday Feb 28 – “Read ME Day” – Wear shirts, socks, buttons, stickers, anything with school-appropriate writing that can be read by everyone during the day.

Thursday Feb 29 – “Snuggle Up with a Book Day” for DEAR Time (Drop Everything And Read) – Wear pajamas to snuggle up with a book for “DEAR Day”. Classes will ,Drop Everything And Read for 20 minutes during the day.

Friday March 1- “Book Parade Day” – Come to school with your favorite book. Everyone is encouraged to dress as a favorite book character. We will parade out back around the track starting at 8:10.

Book Parade

On Friday March 1st everyone will bring their favorite book to show in the Book Parade. Students are encouraged to dress as the book character in the book they are carrying! It is not necessary to buy Book Character outfits, be creative and use items in your home like scarves, hats, or paper in new ways.

The Book Parade will be outside around the track behind the school. Families are invited to come to the parade and share in our joy of reading!

If you are coming to see the parade, please sign-in at the tables at the back of the school. 5th & 4th grades will lead our Book Parade starting at 8:10am, each grade level will join in, circling around the track. We anticipate the Book Parade ending around 8:30am.

Other Book Celebration Activities

At school we will have book riddles, a favorite book display, and more to celebrate the week.

Questions? Email Sylvan Park Librarian Kelly.Bulbulkaya@mnps.org