Openings Remain in Select Clubs

A few after school clubs have spots for additional students to join in the fun this year.

Habitat Kids Yoga Club3 spots left! Thursdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Register at MindBody by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/8yvkgz  

Cooking Club 3 spots left! Thursdays at 3 or 4
Email contact: hmjennings@gmail.com

Let’s Build It – January 27th – April 6th, no class 2/17, 3/16  3:05-4:05 pm
Email contact is : sdummer@learningmeansfun.com

Marathon Kids TUESDAY SESSION ONLY – email spmarathonkids@gmail.com ASAP or by Monday Jan 20th

Nashville Soccer United – grades K-2 Thursdays 3:30-4:30 on Playground starting March 12
For more information and registration please click HERE www.clubhenry.com

Sylvan Park Social Earnings

Better late than never! We wanted to let you know about the great success of the Sylvan Park Social this year. The fundraising effort netted over $11,000. Those funds will go into the PTO’s operating budget. The PTO uses that money to support the children, staff, and community of Sylvan Park throughout the year. Thanks to all of the many parent volunteers and teachers who made this year’s event such a success. A special shout out goes to the solicitations team for securing over 140 auction items! And to Lizzie Williams and Sarah Grace for spearheading this year’s art projects.   

Save the Date: PTM Game Night

Join fellow Sylvan Park families for a potluck and game night at Preston Taylor Ministries Tuesday, DATE at 6 pm. This night is always a hit and a great opportunity to get to know each other outside of the school setting. PTO provides a main dish and each grade will be asked to bring a particular side item. Stay tuned for further details!

Coming in February…

Friendly school-wide competition for Box Tops!

The classroom contest will be Monday, February 3 through Friday February 21, 2020.We are competing with Eakin Elementary and West End Middle schools to see which school can collect the most this year! Please ask your neighbors, family and friends to start saving Box Tops for you today! Please DO NOT bring in Box Tops before February. General Mills pays us 10 cents per Box Top. Our school goal this year is $1,000! Every Box Top counts!

How to participate:
Box Tops are located on many name brand product packaging such as General Mills cereals, Lysol cleaner, Hefty trash bags, and MANY more. Cut out and collect as many Box Tops as possible at home or from friends, family and neighbors. Put your Box Tops in an old envelope, bag or rubber band. Bring Box Tops to school in February and place in your classroom’s Ziplock Box Top bag!

Helpful hints:
Please count the number of box tops and write the total number of tops on the outside of the envelope/bag- this saves volunteer counters time!    
* Make sure NOT to cut off the expiration date. 
* Please check box tops before turning them in and make sure they are not expired.  The earliest date of eligible Box Tops is 3/1/2020. We cannot get any money for our school with expired tops. 

REMEMBER: Box Tops are transitioning to be  digital and you can now scan your receipt using a mobile app. They are fading out of cut off Box Tops. Note to our seasoned collectors, do not be frustrated with lower numbers available.

Download Apple app here. Download Google play app here. For a list of all eligible products, click here.  

Marathon Kids Club

Reminder: Marathon Kids will not start until the first week of February.
Tuesday Feb 4
Weds. Feb 5
Friday Feb 7

Marathon Kids will be offered on a third day, Tuesdays! Special thanks to parent volunteers, Jennifer Ervin and Sarah Norberg, for stepping up to lead! We have a few remaining slots for Tuesday only. If you are interested in learning more or registering your student for Tuesday only, please email spmarathonkids@gmail.com ASAP or by Monday Jan 20th.

All registered Marathon Kids should have received communications Friday Jan 10. If you registered and did not receive this email, please email spmarathonkids@gmail.com and we will troubleshoot. The next round of communications will be emailed the week of January 20th. 

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for our Sylvan Park running club, Marathon Kids– we are exciting for an awesome 2020 season!

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Valentine’s Social Feb. 7

We will have our annual Valentine’s social on Feb. 7. We will send a flyer home for tickets for the social and candy gram/carnation sales in advance in folders the week before the event.  We will be selling candy grams and carnations from students to their classmates and teachers and delivered on 2/14. All of the proceeds go to the teachers to use in their classrooms.

This social is primarily run by teachers but we do need some parents to help with setup, cleanup and miscellaneous jobs. Please sign up here: Valentine’s Social 2020.

2019 Sylvan Park Fun Run fundraiser update

We were thrilled to raise $55,113! This is substantially more than amounts raised through INVEST campaigns in previous years. Based on teacher input, this money was used to update and increase classroom technology. These purchases have been made yet MNPS must format them. We are hopeful we will have them in classrooms by March.

Fun Run Purchases:
5 sets of 23 laptops (one set per grade)
5 computer carts (one per grade)
15 Ipads (some EE, RA)
15 Ipad covers
15 Ipad earbuds
Headphones for 23 computers on 3 carts (3rd and 4th use their own)
6 laptops (EE)
Intervention Curriculum: Hands on Equations (Math) X2

This totals around $50,000.
Our treasurers are working hard to come up with a technology plan for maintaining up-to-date classroom technology over time. We hope to begin budgeting annually for technology updates so as not to have to repeatedly dedicate the majority of our Fun Run funds to this purpose.

Thank you for investing in our school!

Free Workshops on Tech and Kids

Parents Who Fight has two free workshops for parents who want to learn more about keeping their kids safe online.
Saturday, Feb. 1 at Flewellyn Baptist Church in Springfield, TN from 9:30-11:30 am
Monday, Feb. 3 at Crieve Hall Elementary School from 6-7 pm