Fall Break Begins Friday

There will be no PTO newsletter over Fall Break. We’ll see you back at school on Monday, October 17 and our newsletter will be back in your inbox on Tuesday, October 18. Have a great fall break, Panthers!

West End Coffee

Calling all 5th grade parents! Join us in the library on Tuesday, 10/25 at 8:15am for coffee and conversation to learn more about West End Middle School from their principal, Mr. Stephens.

Fun Run Update – We’re Almost There!

We know, we know, this is the 500th post about donating to the Fun Run. But this is it – the final countdown! For those of you who donated already, thank you! For those of you who donated a second time, thank you! For those of you who reached out to family and friends, thank you! And if you haven’t, now’s the time!  From the hardship fund to learning experiences to getting teachers the things they need to creating an environment where our students do their best work – this funding makes all the difference. We sure do love our community and appreciate anything you can do.  Every dollar counts! Go Panthers!

Let’s Finish Our Fun Run Campaign Strong!

Let’s finish our Fun Run Campaign strong – we’ve only got a little over one week to go! Among other things, your dollars will assist other Panthers through our hardship fund, so let’s help each other out! Individual donations last week ranged from $5 to $1000 and every one of your donations helps contribute to our community.  If you haven’t donated yet, click here.  EVERY. DOLLAR. MATTERS.  We’re already getting excited about some experiences we can bring to our Sylvan park Panthers and if you have ideas on educational opportunities we could bring to Sylvan Park, please email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com

Walk to School Day – 10/5

Please meet at the front of the school at 7:45a.m. next Wednesday, October 5 for light refreshments!

  • Walkers follow normal drop off
  • Car riders are encouraged to park a few blocks away and walk in the front entrance
  • Bus riders will be dropped off around the corner and walked in by Coach Scott

Spirit Week is this Week!

Happy Spirit Week, Panthers! Post your pictures of your Panther in their Spirit Week Attire and give us a shout out! #SPSpiritWeek

Monday: Character Day

Tuesday: Wacky Tacky Day

Wednesday: Community Helper Day

Thursday: Fun Run!

Friday: No School

You Are Invited to Our Fun Run on October 6!

If you’d like to cheer on your student at the Fun Run on Thursday, October 6th, please sign in at the back playground. Have some extra time to help with set up, clean up, handing out popsicles, or cheering on kids for another grade?  Email pto.spark.fundraising@gmail.com for the time that you’d be willing to help volunteer! Students will run during their related arts times listed below:

K: 12:30-1:30

1st: 10:00-11:00

2nd: 11:00-12:00

3rd: 9:00-10:00

4th: 1:45-2:45

5th: 1:45-2:45

Paideia Seminar Wrap Up

We wrapped up our first school-wide seminar last week.  In this seminar, classes read the story, The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and discussed the ideas and values of identity, empowerment, and self-worth.  Students answered the question “Who do you choose to be?” for the post seminar activity.  Ask your child about this exciting and engaging learning experience.

James Bowling’s Brass Band Bazaar Returns September 24

It’s back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24, 2022, for the return of James Bowling’s Brass Band Bazaar in the heart of Sylvan Park. This FREE neighborhood festival recalls the founding of Sylvan Park, circa 1900, when a brass band and cannon fire heralded the establishment of what was then Nashville’s newest neighborhood. The event is named in honor of Sylvan Park’s original founder, James Bowling. 

Come and join us from 10a.m.-5p.m. at 45th Ave. and Murphy Rd. for music, food, local artisans, and fun for the whole family. More info: brassbandbazaar.com

Only 2.5 Weeks Left to Reach Our Fun Run Goal!

We are over halfway to reaching our goal with 2.5 weeks left to donate! There are only two popsicle party weeks left to win your child’s classroom a party. Your Fun Run donations will be used to create a student hardship fund, ensuring that all Panthers have access to shopping at the book fair, field trips, and uniforms. Funds will also go to the purchase of a color printer and will bring unique arts experiences and assemblies to our school. Click here to donate today! You can also donate via cash or check by sending your donation directly to school!

First Paideia Seminar

Between September 6-16th, students will participate in our first school-wide seminar.  For this seminar, we are reading the story The Me I Choose to Be by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley and discussing the ideas and values of identity, empowerment, and self-worth.  Ask your child about this exciting and engaging learning experience!