About SPNA

The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

About Sylvan Park

Welcome to Sylvan Park! We hope you love this neighborhood as much as we do. Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions for newcomers to learn more.

Friday, October 20, 2006

School Open House Nov. 9

Sylvan Park Paideia Elementary School (map) is hosting an open house on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Here's more information from Judy Beasley:
Think all public schools are alike? Don’t know where to send your preschooler to kindergarten? Still waiting to hear from a private school? Then please join us to meet Mrs. Evalina Cheadle (Sylvan Park principal) and the kindergarten teachers, as well as current and past Sylvan Park parents. Call the school office at (615) 298-8423 for more information.

Paideia schools offer a unique approach to active learning. Paideia's two-fold goal is to teach all students to think, and to enable all adults in students' lives to see themselves as life-long learners. To this end, the Paideia classroom combines three instructional techniques: didactic instruction, coaching of academic skills, and Paideia seminar discussion. Together, these three types of instruction have been proven to enhance the literacy, problem solving, and thinking skills of students at all grade levels and abilities. Paideia is also known to enhance school climate and culture, leading to a safer overall environment for learning. For more info, visit www.sylvanparkschool.org or www.paideia.org.

PAIDEIA (py-dee-a) from the Greek pais, paidos: the upbringing of a child.
This Wikipedia entry on the paideia concept also has some good information.

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