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!

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:

McCabe Community Center afterschool program for children ages 6-14

McCabe Community Center

McCabe Community Center offers an afterschool program for children ages 6-14.

.To secure a spot for your child in this program, be sure to sign up at the McCabe facility. Act quickly, as spaces are limited and fill up fast. You will also be required to sign the permission form for Sylvan Park (ask for one at the front desk or from your child’s teacher).

Home Room Parents Needed

Are you looking for a rewarding way to be involved at Sylvan Park?

The PTO needs a Home Room Parent (HRP) for each classroom. HRPs are a tradition at Sylvan Park! This role serves as a liaison between teachers, parents, and the PTO board.

Please consider volunteering for this most rewarding role for your child’s classroom this year.

Email your child’s teacher if interested!

Stay in the Know! Subscribe to the Sylvan Park Google Calendar

For the latest information on school and PTO events, check out our PTO calendar!

Use this link to subscribe to the calendar:

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left, next to Other calendars, click Add +  From URL.
  3. Enter the calendar’s address.
  4. Click Add calendar. The calendar appears on the left, under “Other calendars.”

Art Class Wish List

Art room wish list

While school supply shopping is on the brain (& tax-free!) this weekend, please consider supporting our wonderful Art teacher, Ms. Williams, by visiting her Amazon wish list and sponsoring an item or two. 🎨

Help us stock up the Art Room and promote kindness! Students earn kindness points for their class by showing kindness to themselves, each other, the teacher, materials, and the art room. When they fill up their kindness chart, they earn a free art day where I put out a lot of fun activities and supplies for them to use!

All Metro Nashville Public Schools students will receive no-cost meals during the 2023-2024 school year

MNPS kids having lunch

All Metro Nashville Public Schools students will receive no-cost meals during the 2023-2024 school year thanks to the support of the MNPS Board of Education and the federal Community Eligibility Provision program.

And, while student meals are no cost, families who may quality for free and reduced meals, and whose students are not attending a CEP school are encouraged to submit a Meal Benefits Application because qualification helps connect families to things such as:

  • discounts for fees associated with college applications
  • scholarships and fee discounts for SAT, ACT and AP tests
  • greater federal reimbursement to provide for program improvement

Introducing This Year’s Teacher Appreciation Team

Teacher Appreciation Team


Hi from Theresa Yarber and Sarah Grace! We are so excited lo be the TA chairs this year. We believe that Sylvan Park teachers are the best in the district and we look forward to pampering them this year with your help!

We are charged will selling up catered meals for our amazing staff, keeping the lounge stocked each month with special treats and monthly staples, and organizing Teacher Appreciation Week the spring. Please look for monthly updates from us in the PTO newsletters.


Each month will have a different stock the lounge theme. In order to simplify the process, will be sending out a signup genius bimonthly. We will ask for things flat will go will our theme as well as the basics. Help us stock the lounge and show our teachers how much we appreciate them with an Apple Bar for August AND a Coffee Bar for September.  


We want to make it as easy as or possible for you to show your love to our amazing teachers. That is why this year, we will offer a QR code to donate money as an alternative to picking up items and dropping them off at the school. –>>

Thank You!!

Car Rider Arrival & Dismissal Procedures

Please review this arrival and dismissal map to prepare for dropping off and picking up your child. Please also remember to be attentive and be patient – the first few days are always a bit slow but we all adjust quickly!

Earn Money for Sylvan Park While You Shop at Publix

Public partners - apple and pencil

Support Sylvan Park with Publix Partners.

Publix Partners helps you support your favorite school every time you shop. Publix donates a portion of your eligible purchases to the school of your choice.*

Families – earn money for Sylvan Park when you shop at Publix! You must have a free Publix account linked to our school to participate.

Tip: When you register for an account, be sure to use your actual phone number. Each time you check out at Publix, you must enter your phone number into the credit card machine to link your purchase to Sylvan Park. Try to remember to do this when you shop!

OR Link up your profile with the Publix App. You can use the app complete your checkout with transactions automatically being attributed to Sylvan Park Paideia Elementary School PTA (see below)

To link your Publix account to Sylvan Park:

  1. Log in.
  2. Click “your account icon in the upper right corner
  3. On your account page scroll to “My Publix Partner”
  4. Search for and select Sylvan Park Paideia Elementary School PTA