West End Middle Virtual Information Session, December 3

Attention 4th grade families: Find out what awaits you next year at West End Middle School by attending a virtual information session on Thursday, December 3, at 6 PM. You’ll hear about academics, extracurriculars, and the caring, supportive community at our neighborhood middle school from principal Trey Stephens and West End teachers, students, and parents. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. To receive a login link to this online event, you must register at westendptso.org/info.

Checking Your Student’s Progress in Schoology

Today marks the mid-point of the 2nd Quarter. This year, Progress Reports will not be mailed home, unless the student currently has a D or F in a course. Parents can check their student’s progress in Schoology. Last night, Ms. Goetz hosted a meeting explaining how parents can use Schoology to check their student’s grades. You can view the recording of the meeting or download a pdf of instructions from the District. (You must sign into an MNPS account to view the pdf.) You can also watch the district’s video called “Staying Informed: Checking Your Student’s Progress in Schoology.”

Save the Date: Nicky’s $10 Pizza Night, December 3

Nicky’s Coal Fired has graciously offered to sponsor a $10 pizza night for all Sylvan Park families, teachers, and staff on Thursday, December 3rd. We’ll provide you with a carryout link that you can use to order takeout and in turn, Nicky’s will donate 20% of food sales purchased through the link back to our school. So mark your calendars and be sure to support our generous sponsor.

Virtual Afterschool Programs

The MNPS Virtual Afterschool Clubs are free and voluntary classes that children and teens can take to learn a wide variety of standards and skills. They are designed to be enriching and fun, and they range from reading to coding to preparing a child for college to learning sign language. Participants can join at any time and access as many clubs as they wish daily. 

AfterSchool Enrichment Solutions is also offering several virtual classes for a fee. Classes are beginning this week and run through mid-December. More information can be found at https://www.afterschoolenrichmentsolutions.com/

Mr. C’s Football Reading Challenge

There’s still time to complete your Mr. C’s Reading Challenge! Your panther can log any independent reading done from October 19-December 7th on Beanstack to earn virtual badges and help our school win a cookie party from Tiff’s Treats. Once they have logged 180 minutes, they will have completed the challenge! In addition, Ms. Calverley is holding a drawing from all “finishers” every week to win a free book or poster. Find the Beanstack app in Clever to log your minutes. Here’s a video if you need help!