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

Thursday: NSU Soccer, Spring

Nashville Soccer united

Kindergarten to 4th Grade Leagues

Thursdays 3:30-4:20 pm @ Richland Park
*(Any Kindergarten or 1st grader in Sylvan Park Elementary after care will be picked up at the school by NSU staff and walked to Richland Park for practice. Those that stay in Sylvan Park Elem. after care will be walked back after the practice session. Please select the 3:30-4:20pm Sylvan Park Elem. Aftercare practice option on your registration so the coaching staff is aware. )

Kindergarten & 1st grade = 4 practice options.

2nd, 3rd & 4th grade = 4 practice options.

  • 1st practice = Week of March 18
  • 1st game = Saturday, March 30
  • Last game = Saturday, May 18

Saturday Games

Location:
Glendale Elementary

800 Thompson Ave
Nashville, TN  37204

Separate leagues for Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade & 3rd/4th grade

Get Plugged into Sylvan Park and more involved in your child’s school!

Interested in becoming more involved in your child’s school or merely getting to know some of your fellow Sylvan Park Parents?

Please RSVP and join us at one of the meeting times below for more information:

February 7th at 10am – contact Kimberly Linfert at 615-715-3914 for RSVP and address

February 13th directly after drop off (8:15 am) in the auditorium – no RSVP needed

March 6th at 7 pm – contact Cassie Lefevre at 859-630-9676 for RSVP and address

*If none of these dates work for you, but you are still interested in learning more, please reach out to pto.spark@gmail.com.

Stock the Lounge for February & March

It’s time to give our teachers some LOVE and show them how LUCKY we are to have them! 

February’s Stock the Lounge theme will be “Beach in a Blizzard” with a fun ice cream sundae bar.  March’s theme will be, “Our Teachers are ‘Cereal-ously’ the Best!” with a cereal bar!

Please consider donating an item or if you’d rather we do the shopping, you can donate money here!  Please deliver any items to Sarah Grace at 4104 Utah Ave no later than February 7th.  Thank you!

Mon & Tues: SP Marathon Kids, 3 – 4

Marathon Kids is a RUNNING CLUB that meets once a week and is led by Coaches thrilled to get your children excited about running.

Kids will hear volunteer led talks about running, learn appropriate stretches and warm-ups, and run laps on the path at the school playground. This will prepare them to participate in and truly enjoy the Music City Marathon – Kids Rock Run in April. (separate registration is required for the Kids Rock Run and information will be provided on this closer to the event)

By registering for Marathon Kids you agree to the Code of Conduct below:

Marathon Kids Code of Conduct

1. Students will participate in daily club activities as defined by club leaders.
2. Students will treat their peers and club leaders with respect.
3. Parents/caregivers will arrive on time for pick up. There will be no after club student supervision.

Two strikes against the code of conduct guidelines will result in removal from the club without reimbursement.

Sylvan Park Social and Silent Auction: Tickets Now Available

Sylvan Park Elementary Social + Silent Auction

Join us on Thursday, February 29th, 7-10pm, at the beautiful 14TENN building in the Nations.

Tickets:

  • Early bird tickets are $50 per person until February 15th, then $75.
  • Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live entertainment, and silent auction access.
  • Help us provide free tickets for faculty, staff, and families in need with your donations.

Silent Auction:

  • Explore exciting auction items starting February 5th.
  • Online bidding opens February 26th, running until 9:30 PM on the event night.
  • Funds raised enhance classrooms, technology, student events, and support those in need.

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

If you are unable to afford a ticket and wish to attend, please contact meredith.middlebrooks@mnps.org 

Alive’s FREE Youth Group Grief Support

Alive’s FREE Youth Group is for any child or teen in Middle Tennessee ages 4-17 who have experienced the death of someone significant.

Alive’s FREE Youth Group is for any child or teen in Middle Tennessee ages 4-17 who have experienced the death of someone significant.

Each session includes dinner, grief education, games, and activities that allow youth to cope with loss, while connecting with peers in similar circumstances.

Youth Group Meets:
January 30 – March 26, 2024 (no session March 12 due to Spring Break)
On Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

GriefSupport@AliveHospice.org | 615-963-4732

Weds & Thurs: Nature Explorers Club, 3-5pm

Dirty shoes

Sylvan Park Nature Explorers Club

Wednesdays and/or Thursdays August 23rd to October 5th

MARCH 20TH- MAY 16TH

DISMISSAL UNTIL 5PM

3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADES

Children are welcome to attend both days!

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

Wednesday: Sylvan Park Rally Cats Tennis Club, 3:15 – 4:15p

Sylvan Park Rally Cats Tennis Club

A beginner’s youth tennis program for all grades

GET ACTIVE, HAVE FUN, AND MAKE FRIENDS WHILE LEARNING TO PLAY TENNIS!
Offered for all grades and equipment is provided! 

Sylvan Park Elementary School
Wednesday Afternoons on the school blacktop next to the playground

Session 1 / March 6, 20, 27, April 3 / (rain make-up = April 10) / Team ID: 7042470526

Session 2 / April 17, 24, May 1, 8 / (rain make-up = May 15) / Team ID: 7042470543

3:15- 4:15 pm
Price: $80 (per session)

February 8th, 6pm: Diversity Night Speaker Series

Diversity Night 2024

February 8th, 6pm: 3rd Annual Diversity Night Speaker Series brings a panel discussion about LGBTQ+ Identities: How to support young people through their journeys.

This support starts with educating and supporting the parents/caregivers and educators about these identities so children feel comfortable to talk about their own process as well as their peers’ process.

Date: 02/08/2024 (Thu.)
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm CST
Location: Childcare in the gym/Event in the library

This is a sign-up for Sylvan Park Diversity Night childcare/pizza. Childcare will be available for elementary-aged children at least 5 years old in the gymnasium.  

What is Diversity Night?

Diversity Night is an opportunity for the EDI (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) chairs on the PTO Board to invite parents/caregivers and educators at Sylvan Park Elementary to educational discussions around diversity and inclusion. This occurs one night per year and childcare (and pizza) is provided. We believe it is important for parents/caregivers to come to a space where they can learn with an open heart and be part of discussions with minimal distractions. 

Previous topics in the series include: 

  • The Value of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in School-aged Children Learning Environments
  • Understanding Neurodiversity in Learning 

Congrats to Logan Eggleston as NCAA Woman of the Year

Logan Eggleston led Texas to the 2022 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship title and was named Most Outstanding Player

We would love to extend a special congratulations from our Sylvan Park Family to the Egglestons as they celebrate Logan’s amazing accomplishment.

Logan Eggleston played D1 volleyball for University of Texas and majored in Business Management. She developed the Developing Neighborhood Athletes Fund, which raises money and funds sports opportunities for underprivileged youth in Austin, TX. Of 619 student-athletes nominated for this award, Logan was announced the winner on January 11th of the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year. 

She is currently working toward her master’s in sports management from Texas while playing professional volleyball for Galatasaray Sport Club in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Monday: Ukulele Sprouts 🌱 Club – Sylvan Park Paideia, 3 – 4

Grades K-2nd SPRING 2024 Ukulele Sprouts 🌱 Club - Sylvan Park Paideia (MONDAYS at 3p)

Grades K-2nd SPRING 2024  / MONDAYS at 3p, $375.00

Presented by The Nashville School of Traditional Country Music, Ukulele Sprouts Club introduces all of the fundamentals of playing stringed instruments using the best kids instrument ever – the ukulele! No previous musical experience is required.

In Ukulele Sprouts, we use traditional and original folk songs created on the uke to add essential motor skills seamlessly; we also teach by ear – no practice book necessary!

This class is an effortless way for your child to become musically fluent in a short amount of time; they soon will be able to continue with ukulele or move to other stringed instruments with ease.

Start Week: January 22nd
$375 for 15 club dates
Grades K-2