West End Coffee

Sylvan Park parents are invited to a morning gathering with administrators from West End Middle School Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 am in the Sylvan Park Library. This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our zoned middle school and ask questions of leadership. Sylvan Park families who live out of the zone (lottery families) do get preference in admission to West End Middle. See you all there!

Staff Seminar: Project Based Learning

The notes posted above are staff writing responses from their Paideia Seminar on Project Based Learning. Engagement in such projects can excite students as much as their favorite extracurricular activities. The exercise helped staff launch their Paideia focus for this year, which is Paideia Projects!

STEM Club Begins in October

Your child will explore the field of robotics through a series of exciting and dynamic lessons. Students will learn about mechanical engineering as they construct and use robots to complete tasks and engage in competitions. A variety of topics will be covered including gear ratios, electricity, rotation, friction, force, transmitters and LEDs.

This course gives students the opportunity to experience the captivating world of robotics in an inviting and fun environment. No previous experience is necessary; both new and returning participants are welcome! Each participant will receive an award on the last day of the session and will have the opportunity to earn Energy Belts by demonstrating their learned skills.

The club will be held Mondays from Oct. 14 through Dec. 2. Register using course code SYL10.14.19 or view the flyer for more information.

Special Events Next Week!

Next week is FULL of special events your child will want you to know about. Here’s an overview but read on for additional details:

Starting Monday, students are invited to dress in a different theme each day for Spirit Week.
Tuesday is Spirit Night at ML Rose
Wednesday is Walk to School Day
Thursday is West End Parent Coffee
Friday is the Panther Pride Fun Run

See additional details for each event below.

Upcoming Events

Fall Picture Day – Tuesday, Sept. 24
Spirit Night – Tuesday, Oct. 1 at ML Rose
Walk to School Day – Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 am Sylvan Park Church
West End Coffee – Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8 am (library)
Panther Pride Fun Run – Friday, Oct. 4
Fall Break – Oct. 7 – Oct. 11
No School – Friday, Oct. 18 (professional development day)

Girl Scouts Interest Meeting Tomorrow

The Girl Scouts of Middle TN will have a Family Interest Night meeting on Wednesday, 9/18, in the cafeteria starting at 6:00 pm.This recruitment/information meeting is for any interested scouts that are not currently registered (i.e., Kindergarten families, families new to Sylvan Park).

Popsicle Party for Fundraising Leaders

Classes with the highest donations to the Panther Pride Fun Run Campaign enjoyed popsicles Friday. Read below for class standings and the overall status of fundraising week one.

Box Tops for Sylvan Park

Box Tops for Education is going digital!

This year, there will be two ways to save money for Sylvan Park School:

1) Cut out and collect Box Tops located on many name brand product packaging such as General Mills cereal, Lysol cleaner, Hefty trash bags, and MANY more. Recycle the box, bring the Box Top in! Have your child put the Box Tops in the Ziplock Box Top Bag in their classroom.
Tip: ​ Please only bring Box Tops with expiration dates past ​11/01/19. ​ We cannot get any money for our school with expired tops.

2) Starting summer 2019, Box Tops is going digital and you will be able to scan your receipt using a mobile app. Download Apple app​ or Google play app. Visit boxtops4education.com to view eligible products and how to get credit from online stores.

PTO in the Park

Bring a picnic dinner, visit with other Panther families, and learn what’s happening at school. Our PTO meetings are open to ALL parents and caregivers! This event is a community gathering for both children and caregivers.