Marathon Kids

It’s the end of the school year! We’re thinking of you and the fun times we had at Marathon Kids during our short time together! To close out the season, the club will give the three teacher coaches, Ms. Kokubun, Ms. Doucet, and Ms. Teuten gift cards for their time and commitment to our club – thank you coaches! Any remaining club funds from the 2020 season after the gift cards and t-shirts will go towards the expenses of next year’s club. We would like to offer each family the opportunity to request a partial refund of $13 per participant (50% of $25 total club fee).  Refunds will be issued the week of May 25th via Paypal or check. If you would like a refund, please email your spmarathonkids@gmail.com no later than Sunday May 24th with the following information:

  • student’s name
  • your name
  • email
  • phone number 
  • Prefer Paypal or mailed check? 
  • If check, provide best mailing address

Marathon Kids is led and managed by parent and family Sylvan Park volunteers; leadership volunteers are always needed.  Please consider lending your energy and time to jump in and coach! Email anytime for more information! Thank you and best wishes and happy walks, jogs, runs and outside time with your kids and loved ones!

Time to Order School Supply Kits

Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Great news! We are offering a prepackaged school supply program this year. Supply orders include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day!

Visit http://www.shopttkits.com and enter Sylvan Parks account number: 79045. Please make sure you choose the kit for the grade your child WILL BE ENTERING in the fall. The sale is online only and the last day to order is 5/29. Questions? Contact carrie_a_harris@yahoo.com

Final PTO Meeting Minutes

The final PTO meeting was held Wednesday, May 6 via Zoom. To read the full business of the evening, view the minutes. Thank you to the following volunteers who will be serving on the PTO Board next school year:
President: Ruth Butler
VP/ Ex Officio: Theresa Yarber/Annette Ashley
Secretary: Casey Harvey
Treasurer: Chase Brannon/Tara McQuire
Teacher Appreciation: Natalie Goldsby/Christina Coldiron
Diversity: Kathy Hamilton/Sarah Laos
Communications: Lauren St. Marie/ Valerie Cordero
Fundraising: Jennifer Ervin
Volunteers: Sarah Grace/Whitney Denney
Community Relations: Tracy Eckert
Teacher Representatives: Jenna Myers (K-2), Amy Eberle (3-4), Lizzy Williams (Related Arts), Lisa Gorley (EE)
Principal: Elizabeth Goetz

Volunteer Registration 2020-21

Sylvan Park needs volunteers of all types to make each school year great. For those still interested in serving in a leadership role, we will have many chair positions open that do not require you to serve on the board. We welcome co-chairs. It is always fun to serve with friends! Reach out to Sarah Grace at sngrace@gmail.com if you are interested.

Sylvan Park Field Day 2020!

Sylvan Park’s first ever virtual field day is TOMORROW! Check out the flyer below for all the ways to participate. Post photos or videos of your student athletes in action and let the games begin!

Internet Access for Families

FREE AND DISCOUNTED INTERNET (HTTPS://WWW.MNPS.ORG/DIGITALTOOLS)

If you do not have internet access at home, several internet providers are offering free public wi-fi or discounted access for qualifying households.
·  Comcast Xfinity: Comcast Internet Essentials offers two months of free in-home internet to MNPS students and their families. (see attached flyer)
·  Free xfinity hotspots: Click the link to find a hotspot near you and to use select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
·  Charter/Spectrum: free public wi-fi for 60 days and free broadband for households with students through college age who don’t already have a subscription.
·  Find Charter/Spectrum public wi-fi hotspots. To enroll in free wi-fi for 60 days, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived. If your family receives benefits such as free and reduced lunch, you may qualify for a reduced cost account.
·  AT&T: is offering free public wi-fi for 60 days

State of the School & Votes

Tune in May 6 to hear Principal Goetz’s state of the school update and vote on the following items: 
1) A proposed conflict of interest addition to the PTO by-laws.
2) The proposed PTO board members for 2020-21
3) Proposed gift of this year’s unused PTO funds to the school budget
4) Approval of the 2020-2021 PTO Budget (will be shared at the meeting)

Proposed PTO Board for the 2020-21 School Year
President: Ruth Butler
VP: Theresa Yarber
Ex Officio: Annette Ashley
Secretary: Casey Harvey
Treasurers: Chase Brannon & Tara McQuire
Teacher Representative (K-2): Jenna Myers
Teacher Representative (3-4): Amy Eberle
Teacher Representative (Related Arts): Lizzy Williams
Teacher Representative (EE): Lisa Gorley
Teacher Appreciation: Natalie Goldsby & Christina Coldiron
Diversity: Kathy Hamilton & Sarah Laos
Communications: Lauren St. Marie & Valerie Cordero
Fundraising: Jennifer Ervin
Volunteers: Sarah Grace & Whitney Denney
Community Relations: Tracy Eckert
Principal: Elizabeth Goetz

For those still interested in serving in a leadership role, we will have many chair positions open that do not require you to serve on the board. We welcome co-chairs. It is always fun to serve with friends! Reach out to Sarah Grace at sngrace@gmail.com if you are interested.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82544702090?pwd=TXhEOTVxeFR1SmI3UkpIT1hwZkkyQT09 Meeting ID: 825 4470 2090
Password: SPPTO