Sylvandale's Leadership students lead the way in making Teacher Appreciation Week a very special event. Everyday of the week teachers received personalized gifts and goodies. They distributed uplifting notes of appreciation, decorative containers with teacher supplies, delicious personalized cookies and candy bars. And, for the Grand Finale on Friday, they provided freshly cooked, hot and fluffy pancakes for teachers and staff to enjoy. Their thoughtful notes and gestures of kindness expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the teachers who have taught them so much this school year. Teachers and staff alike were moved by their thoughtfulness and creativity in making this year so very special for us all.
On Saturday, May 4, Sylvandale Middle School discovered the power behind a community of volunteers. Comcast and NBC Bay Area partnered up together and provided a Comcast Cares Day with around 300 volunteers, ages 5 to 60. They focused on various campus beautification projects. Both the gym and the library were cleaned from top to bottom. The garden was raked clear of debris and weeds, the beds prepared for planting, and we even received brand new tools we can now use to maintain that project. All volunteers received T-shirts and a free breakfast and lunch. It’s truly awesome that a one-day event like this can literally renew the appearance of a school like Sylvandale. The students and staff at Sylvandale are deeply grateful.