The MNPS Virtual Afterschool Clubs are free and voluntary classes that children and teens can take to learn a wide variety of standards and skills. They are designed to be enriching and fun, and they range from reading to coding to preparing a child for college to learning sign language. Participants can join at any time and access as many clubs as they wish daily.
AfterSchool Enrichment Solutions is also offering several virtual classes for a fee. Classes are beginning this week and run through mid-December. More information can be found at https://www.afterschoolenrichmentsolutions.com/
There’s still time to complete your Mr. C’s Reading Challenge! Your panther can log any independent reading done from October 19-December 7th on Beanstack to earn virtual badges and help our school win a cookie party from Tiff’s Treats. Once they have logged 180 minutes, they will have completed the challenge! In addition, Ms. Calverley is holding a drawing from all “finishers” every week to win a free book or poster. Find the Beanstack app in Clever to log your minutes. Here’s a video if you need help!
If these glasses belong to your student, please contact the school.
Congrats to Sylvan Park students for 33,235 minutes of reading between August and October in the “I Believe in Nashville” reading challenge! As a district, we achieved our goal of one million minutes read! Thank you for promoting literacy and shout out to Ms. Calverly on her leadership and all that she does to inspire kids to read.
Schedule a mini Fall cleanout and gather your student’s outgrown SSA and other schoolwear- we’re hosting a socially distant donation drive! We’re accepting donations on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 11am – 2pm in the Sylvan Park parking lot to fill our school closet and to collect items for UniCycle, the program that supplies school uniform items to closets throughout MNPS and direct to students in the Homeless Education Resource Office program. Grab your mask and drive on through!
We’ll take your collared shirts, khaki, navy, and black pants, shorts, skirts and dresses, leggings, Sylvan Park and WEMS spirit wear, and jeans of all sizes. We are also accepting jeans, joggers, t-shirts, and hoodies in middle and high school sizes for the West End Middle School closet and other non-SSA middle and high schools throughout MNPS.
You can drive through the parking lot to donate! Remember to wear a mask and toss items into the collection basket from six feet away! Volunteers will be onsite so that you don’t even have to get out of your car if that is your preference.
Thank you for your support – UniCycle distributed 20,000 items of school clothing last year to MNPS students and runs on volunteer power and your donations!
With the weather changing and some students returning to in-person learning, it’s a great time to order Spirit Wear! Please be sure to provide your student’s name and teacher when ordering. If your student is not back at school, please add the “ship to home” option to your cart.
With MNPS facilities currently closed to anyone but MNPS staff and students, the West End Middle PTSO created a video tour for prospective families. West End Middle is our pathway middle school for zoned families and open to lottery families through the Optional Schools application process.
In light of the recent back to school changes to virtual and in-person learning, this year’s Fun Run Fundraising Campaign has been extended through October 25th. If you have not done so already, we encourage you and your child/children to participate by walking/jogging/running 1 mile anytime before Sunday, October 25th. You may print your child’s participation completion certificate here.
A reminder that not only is this a fun activity for our students, but it is also our school’s ONLY major fundraiser for the 2020-21 school year. Any amount families and SP supporters are able to give not only goes a LONG way in redoing the bookroom, and also helps with non-budgeted purchases like playground enhancements, technology, etc. There is no donation too small. And do not forget to share the donation link with family, friends, and SP supporters.
And finally, If your student(s) did not yet receive their FREE purple Fun Run t-shirt please click here to complete a form and t-shirt pickup/drop off will be arranged. You do not need to complete the form if you have already picked up/received your child/children’s shirt.
Thank you for your continued support! Go Panthers!
Russelle Bradbury and Jennifer Ervin
Look for information from your student’s teacher.
All community members are invited to the October 27th virtual PTO meeting. Click here for an outline of the discussion and for more information about our guest speaker.
Meeting ID: 893 1254 7905