33,235 Minutes Read!

Congrats to Sylvan Park students for 33,235 minutes of reading between August and October in the “I Believe in Nashville” reading challenge! As a district, we achieved our goal of one million minutes read! Thank you for promoting literacy and shout out to Ms. Calverly on her leadership and all that she does to inspire kids to read.

UniCycle Fall School Clothing Drive Saturday, November 7

Schedule a mini Fall cleanout and gather your student’s outgrown SSA and other schoolwear- we’re hosting a socially distant donation drive!  We’re accepting donations on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11am – 2pm in the Sylvan Park parking lot to fill our school closet and to collect items for UniCycle, the program that supplies school uniform items to closets throughout MNPS and direct to students in the Homeless Education Resource Office program. Grab your mask and drive on through!

We’ll take your collared shirts, khaki, navy, and black pants, shorts, skirts and dresses, leggings, Sylvan Park and WEMS spirit wear, and jeans of all sizes. We are also accepting jeans, joggers, t-shirts, and hoodies in middle and high school sizes for the West End Middle School closet and other non-SSA middle and high schools throughout MNPS.

You can drive through the parking lot to donate! Remember to wear a mask and toss items into the collection basket from six feet away! Volunteers will be onsite so that you don’t even have to get out of your car if that is your preference.

Thank you for your support – UniCycle distributed 20,000 items of school clothing last year to MNPS students and runs on volunteer power and your donations!

Fun Run Extended to October 25

In light of the recent back to school changes to virtual and in-person learning, this year’s Fun Run Fundraising Campaign has been extended through October 25th.  If you have not done so already, we encourage you and your child/children to participate by walking/jogging/running 1 mile anytime before Sunday, October 25th.  You may print your child’s participation completion certificate here.

Participation certificate

A reminder that not only is this a fun activity for our students, but it is also our school’s ONLY major fundraiser for the 2020-21 school year.  Any amount families and SP supporters are able to give not only goes a LONG way in redoing the bookroom, and also helps with non-budgeted purchases like playground enhancements, technology, etc.  There is no donation too small.  And do not forget to share the donation link with family, friends, and SP supporters.


And finally, If your student(s) did not yet receive their FREE purple Fun Run t-shirt please click here to complete a form and t-shirt pickup/drop off will be arranged. You do not need to complete the form if you have already picked up/received your child/children’s shirt. 

T-shirt form

Thank you for your continued support! Go Panthers! 

Russelle Bradbury and Jennifer Ervin

Approval of Air Purifiers for Cafeteria

Sylvan Park’s community approved the purchase of 4 air purifiers by the PTO for the school cafeteria. Combined with the existing HVAC systems, these purifiers will increase the air changes per hour to over 6, which would provide the highest air changes per hour recommended by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Healthy Schools report. The air purifiers will be installed in time for students’ return to the cafeteria this week.