Stock the Teachers’ Lounge

Let’s show our Sylvan Park staff how much we love them by filling their lounge with necessities and special treats! Please bring all items to the downstairs staff lounge on Wednesday, September 11. If you would like to bring non-perishable items early, please ensure that they are clearly marked “Teacher Appreciation” and drop them in the main office.

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Thanks for your help in showing our gratitude to our amazing staff!

Cooking Club Openings

The Cooking Club has 4-5 remaining spots available for families who would like to sign up. Cooking Club is open to students in K-4 and meets at Sylvan Park Thursday afternoons from 3 – 4 pm through Dec. 12. In Cooking Club, young chefs will prepare seasonally appropriate recipes to enjoy while learning methods and techniques they can apply to cooking with their families at home. Contact Holly at hmjennings@gmail.com to register.

New PTO Diversity Committee Bulletin Board

The PTO Diversity Committee has completed our first bulletin board of the school year! Throughout the year, we use this space to highlight the diversity in Sylvan Park and our world. We hope you ask your child(ren) about each display and utilize the messages as a starting point for family discussions. If you are interested in joining the committee to work this and other projects, email Valerie Cordero at valerie.d.cordero@gmail.com.

Sylvan Park Partner Incentives Savings/Coupons

There are several ways you can support our school throughout the year!
1. By linking your grocery purchases at Publix and Kroger to Sylvan Park Paideia School, a percentage of every purchase is donated to our school.  The same goes for your Amazon purchases.  It only takes a few moments to link an already existing account (or to create a new account to link) to Sylvan Park.  

2. Did you know that saving your Coke product codes from plastic bottle caps, cardboard boxes, and Costco cases can help our school?  Same goes for Box Tops!  By simply bringing in the Box Top located on many name brand product packaging such as General Mills cereal, Lysol cleaner, Hefty trash bags, and MANY more, you can help our school!

3. Don’t know what to do with those empty printer ink cartridges or old cell phones and/or laptops?  Bring them to Sylvan Park! Recycling these items not only helps the environment but also our school!

Simply follow the instructions here to create/link your accounts to Sylvan Park and to learn more details about ways to support our school! While these donations may seem small, over the course of a year, they can add up to a significant amount. As always, thank you for your support!  And don’t forget to let your friends and family know too!

Weekly Spotlight: COKE

Save your Coke product codes from plastic bottle caps, cardboard boxes, and Costco cases.
How to donate Coke points to Sylvan Park School:
1) Go to:
https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ Follow the onscreen directions to donate to Sylvan Park (​make sure you select the Nashville ​ Sylvan Park Paideia) OR
2) Bring your codes into the front office at school and put them inside the “RED” Coke box.


City Saver Books Available

Sylvan Park is not officially selling City Saver books this year but never fear!!!  There are some books located in the front office for sale.  They are $25 per book.  Checks can be made out to Sylvan Park PTO if you’d like to purchase a book.  Happy Shopping! 

PNA Now Hiring

Do you know someone who loves kids? Maybe it’s you! Project Neighborhood Aftercare @ Sylvan Park Elementary is looking for energetic, patient, creative, kid-friendly, responsible people to help supervise our students after school. Hours are Mon-Fri 3:00-5:00. Candidates must be 18 yrs old to apply. Contact Yawanda McCord @ 615-238-5819 for inquiries.

First Annual Fun Run

We’re excited to announce our 2019-20 Fundraising Campaign, The Sylvan Park Panther Pride Fun Run! The action kicks off next week with a student Fun Run Pep Rally Friday, Sept. 6! 

Throughout September, the PTO will be collecting financial donations from parents, grandparents, neighbors, family and friends. We’re seeking monetary contributions earmarked for technology, books, supplies, recreational equipment and community and family events. The Panther Pride Fun Run Campaign will be the only time this year that we ask for donations for our school. 

The campaign will culminate in a school-wide Fun Run Friday, October 4th. All students and teachers will receive a free Fun Run t-shirt and have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Fun Run (with or without a donation). The Fun Run will take place on the outdoor track, during each grades’ Related Arts time.

Keep an eye out for more information to come home in your child’s folder next Fri, Sept 6th!

Coffee Cart Team

Are you looking for an EASY way to show your love and appreciation for our teachers? Join our monthly coffee cart team! We are looking for a handful of families to commit to bringing items for the coffee cart once a month, every month. For example, if you signed up for napkins, you would send napkins in once a month, September-May. Please contact Amanda Reynolds at amanda.r.reynolds@gmail.com if you are interested in participating.