Diversity Night

We had a wonderful, valuable dialogue with Dr. Tamika Hudson at Diversity Night on January 18. Dr. Hudson facilitated an interactive session regarding the value of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging for school age children and learning environments. She highlighted the relationship between a sense of belonging and the promotion of academic success. The event was outstanding and well worth your time! Watch it here.

School closure

As you all will have heard, Sylvan Park school is closed along with all MNPS schools until at least April 3.

Unfortunately, this means that Latin American Night (scheduled for March 26) has been cancelled.

Related Arts Supplies Needed

Related Arts classroom are still in need of hand sanitizer, facial tissues and disinfecting wipes. If you are able to bring in these donations, please enter your donation in the signup and bring to the front office to the box labeled ‘Related Arts donations.’ Thank you so much for your support!

Stock the Teachers’ Lounge

Let’s show our Sylvan Park staff how much we love them by filling their lounge with necessities and special treats! Please bring all items to the downstairs staff lounge on Wednesday, September 11. If you would like to bring non-perishable items early, please ensure that they are clearly marked “Teacher Appreciation” and drop them in the main office.

Sign up HERE or visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044eadaa2aa6fd0-stock5

Thanks for your help in showing our gratitude to our amazing staff!

Cooking Club Openings

The Cooking Club has 4-5 remaining spots available for families who would like to sign up. Cooking Club is open to students in K-4 and meets at Sylvan Park Thursday afternoons from 3 – 4 pm through Dec. 12. In Cooking Club, young chefs will prepare seasonally appropriate recipes to enjoy while learning methods and techniques they can apply to cooking with their families at home. Contact Holly at hmjennings@gmail.com to register.

New PTO Diversity Committee Bulletin Board

The PTO Diversity Committee has completed our first bulletin board of the school year! Throughout the year, we use this space to highlight the diversity in Sylvan Park and our world. We hope you ask your child(ren) about each display and utilize the messages as a starting point for family discussions. If you are interested in joining the committee to work this and other projects, email Valerie Cordero at valerie.d.cordero@gmail.com.