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

West End Happenings

Attend West End Middle’s “State of the School” address by Principal Dr. Young Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 pm.

Multicultural Night is Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Families are invited to bring a potluck dish representing their culture. The event will also include crafts, games and a performance by the Nashville Public Library’s puppet truck.

Updated Club Information

Below are the available details about remaining spots available for clubs running Winter/Spring 2020. New details are in red under each club name.

Monday
Let’s Build It
Registration is still open without a wait list for Let’s Build It. Enter the fascinating world of robotics. In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
January 27th – April 6th, no class 2/17, 3/16  3:05-4:05 pm
Email contact is registration@learningmeansfun.com

Tuesday: Chess Club (This is only open to current participants. Registration for Chess was for the entire year and already closed)

Wednesday
Young Rembrandts
Sixteen spots remain for The Young Rembrandts program. This art club provides the tools needed to succeed at drawing – a teaching tool from which the majority of learners prefer and ALL learners benefit! Our program works because it’s not only hands-on and visual…it’s simply fun. We take kids from thinking they’re not “artists” to knowing they can achieve this, and everything else, they put their minds to. Young Rembrandts will have 2 classes: one in the library and one in the art room at 3 pm.
Email contact is: Rebecca.farrell@youngrembrandts.com

Marathon Kids-Outdoor track
Marathon kids is currently full. If you would like to be on the waitlist please email spmarathonkids@gmail.com. If a parent volunteer would like to be in charge of opening a third day we will reach back out to you. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this has caused. 

Thursday
Habitat Kids Yoga Club (Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the library)
Nine spots remain in yoga club! Looking for a way to move, stretch, breathe, and relax after a long day at school? Join Rebecca Kokubun to discover yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a way that is playful and FUN! Habitat Yoga classes include yoga poses and sequences, energy-releasing games, calming and focusing breathing exercises, and guided meditations. This club is great for kids who enjoy gymnastic activities, have extra energy, or have trouble focusing or self-regulating in stressful situations.
Email contact:jenn@habitatyoga.comTo sign up please register at MindBody by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/8yvkgz

Cooking club 
In Cooking Club, young chef’s will prepare seasonally appropriate recipes to enjoy while learning methods and techniques they can apply to cooking with their families at home. Meets in art room with 2 classes, both meeting at 3.
Email contact: hmjennings@gmail.com

Nashville Soccer United – Playground
Teaches the foundation skills of soccer in a fun “game” based approach. We emphasize technique, decision making (understanding) character, good sporting behavior and fun. Practice is at Sylvan Park Elementary starting Thursday, March 12, and games are at Glendale Elementary on Saturdays beginning Saturday, March 28.
Grades: K-2nd (3rd and 4th if they cannot make the other practices
For more information, visit www.clubhenry.com call 615-491-5989 or email NSU.earle.d@icloud.com.

Winter 2020 Club Registration

Registration for after school clubs for January- April/May will begin on Thursday, December 12th. Here are the different opportunities for your student after school by day offered. Registration will begin at 7 am by email that morning except for Marathon Kids, which is in person that morning. No registration will be valid before then to ensure equity for all students.

Monday
Let’s Build It
Enter the fascinating world of robotics. In this exciting STEAM program, students will design, build and test their very own robots under the guidance of an experienced AES instructor. Projects include remote control cars, claws, cranes, crawlers, and battle bots. Educational components include gear ratios, mechanical design, electronics, and robotics engineering. No previous experience is necessary, just a desire to have fun, build, and learn. Each student will receive an award on the last day of the session, and have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts to demonstrate their learned skills!
January 27th – April 6th, no class 2/17, 3/16  3:05-4:05 pm
Email contact is registration@learningmeansfun.com

Tuesday: Chess Club (This is only open to current participants. Registration for Chess was for the entire year and already closed)

Wednesday
Young Rembrandts
The Young Rembrandts program provides the tools needed to succeed at drawing – a teaching tool from which the majority of learners prefer and ALL learners benefit! Our program works because it’s not only hands-on and visual…it’s simply fun. We take kids from thinking they’re not “artists” to knowing they can achieve this, and everything else, they put their minds to. Young Rembrandts will have 2 classes: one in the library and one in the art room at 3 pm.
Email contact is: Rebecca.farrell@youngrembrandts.com

Marathon Kids-Outdoor track
Marathon Kids is an after-school running club that occurs once a week February-April. Marathon Kids challenges students to complete the equivalent of a marathon over the course of 8 or 9 participation days. This club is open to all grades and abilities however the main objective is to RUN! Please be sure your child understands this and wants to participate before registering. He/she will need running shoes and a water bottle for every session. We run OUTSIDE so students must dress according to the temperature outside.

Spots are limited to 40 students per club day: Wednesday OR Friday from 3-4. Students MUST be picked up by 4 (or have appropriate aftercare PNA/McCabe). If any participating student gets three strikes for behavior, they may be asked to leave the club.

Registration will take place in-person before school on Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13 between 7:40a-8:10aONLY. We are only able to accept registration on those days. To register: Print out and complete a registration form, or fill one out at the registration table and and bring your $25 registration fee. Checks can be made to: Sylvan Park PTO.  Cost includes a t-shirt. Scholarships are available.
Contact Susan Finch and Russelle Bradbury at spmarathonkids@gmail.com for more information. 

Thursday
Habitat Kids Yoga Club (Thursday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in the library)
Looking for a way to move, stretch, breathe, and relax after a long day at school? Join Rebecca Kokubun to discover yoga, meditation, and mindfulness in a way that is playful and FUN! Habitat Yoga classes include yoga poses and sequences, energy-releasing games, calming and focusing breathing exercises, and guided meditations. This club is great for kids who enjoy gymnastic activities, have extra energy, or have trouble focusing or self-regulating in stressful situations.
Email contact:jenn@habitatyoga.comTo sign up please register at MindBody by clicking this link: http://tiny.cc/8yvkgz

Cooking club 
In Cooking Club, young chef’s will prepare seasonally appropriate recipes to enjoy while learning methods and techniques they can apply to cooking with their families at home. Meets in art room with 2 classes, one at 3 and one at 4 pm.
Email contact: hmjennings@gmail.com

Nashville Soccer United – Playground
Teaches the foundation skills of soccer in a fun “game” based approach. We emphasize technique, decision making (understanding) character, good sporting behavior and fun. Practice is at Sylvan Park Elementary starting Thursday, March 12, and games are at Glendale Elementary on Saturdays beginning Saturday, March 28.
Grades: K-2nd (3rd and 4th if they cannot make the other practices
For more information, visit www.clubhenry.com call 615-491-5989 or email NSU.earle.d@icloud.com.

Friday
Marathon Kids- Outdoor track
See Wednesday listing above for complete information.