Wednesday, October 4th is National Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day

Join us Wednesday, October 4th for National Walk to School Day. There will be light snacks, drinks, an official finish line, and more fun as we celebrate at the front of the building before school! Not normally a walker? That’s ok, everyone can participate! 

  • Walkers: Please walk from home like usual! 
  • Bus Riders: Will be dropped off at a nearby church and walk the rest of the way with school staff. 
  • Car Riders: We encourage you to join a walking group from McCabe Park or Richland Park! Just park at either park, as we will have volunteers at those locations who will lead a walking group to the school. Please arrive at either park at 7:15AM to join one of those walking groups. Or come later to simply walk on your own!
  • Parents – please do not drop off your children to walk (even with a group) – please join them in walking to school. 

You can participate from any of the above-listed locations, or simply pick a spot nearby and walk the rest of the way! Now let’s get some family exercise, together!

Appreciation Notes For Teachers.

Thank You Teachers

By now you should have received an email from your room parent requesting that you send in a note of appreciation for our teachers. 

Each grade level was assigned a theme.  These notes are due no later than Wednesday afternoon. These notes should be to all teachers at Sylvan Park, not just your homeroom teacher.  If you would like to email your note instead or have any questions please email Theresa Yarber at  Be sure to include your theme word if you send a note.

Teacher Appreciation: “Espresso” Our Thanks

Teacher Appreciation

We were able to “Espresso” Our Thanks to our teachers on Friday by bringing in Java Breeze to make coffees and smoothies!  We were also able to stock the lounge with bagels, spreads, biscotti and lots of other snacks!

Thanks to all who donated!

“Why” Behind Our $120,000 Goal

Why 120,000

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

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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