Volunteer Opportunities

In order to chaperone a field trip, volunteer in your child’s classroom, help in the library, or volunteer at a school event, you must complete a Volunteer Background Check EACH YEAR. Once you have completed the application, it will take two to three weeks to be approved. Complete the GCISD Volunteer Background Check here.

Once you are approved to volunteer, we hope that you will consider helping out in some capacity. We have many opportunities to volunteer, whether it be providing treats for the teachers, providing auction items for the Fall Ball Auction, working a booth at the Fall Ball, or helping out at Field Day, all sign-ups are done through SignUpGenius.  If you have not already done so, please take a moment to go to the SignUpGenius website and create an account. It is so easy! Just enter your name, email and a password. Once you’ve created a SignUpGenius account, you can click on the individual sign ups below to volunteer!

Field Day Concessions

As part of our fundraising efforts to fund the fifth grade field trip as well as experiences for other grade levels, we are hoping to have all concessions donated. If everything is donated, all funds raised in the sale of concessions will be able to go towards experiences for our children. 

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Field Day Volunteers

It takes a LOT of volunteers to make Field Day a success! Thank you so much for spending just ONE HOUR out of field day to make it successful for all of the students. I know your student will be proud to see you helping, and we all certainly appreciate it! Please note that this year the schedule is a bit different. K-2 will be participating in events from 8:30-11:30 and 3-5 will be participating from 11:30-2:30. If you would like to volunteer during your child’s scheduled concession/lunch time, that is noted on the schedule.

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

We had so much fun showering our teachers and staff with love this week! We created a calendar for them so they would know what to expect each day.

Teacher Appreciation

On Monday Michael Nesta, parent of third and fourth graders, provided his special recipe pancakes (both plain and chocolate chip). According to Dr. Cole they were “the best chocolate chip pancakes in the universe!” Mr. Nesta, Mrs. Selig, and Mrs. Sporrer were in charge of flipping pancakes, Dr. Cole took care of the bacon, and Mrs. Bouchelle and Mrs. Garcia did a little bit of everything to help. It was a delicious way to start the week! To carry on the breakfast theme for the day, we held a raffle that afternoon for Lemon Pound Cake and Banana Walnut Bread. Nine people went home with breakfast for Tuesday!


On Tuesday we set up a popcorn bar in the lounge with Skinny Pop (both plain and white cheddar), kettle corn, and a caramel and cheddar mix. There were also M&M’s, because you can’t have popcorn without chocolate, right? According to Mrs. Patti, “I am a popcorn fanatic so I was over the moon 😃 happy. ” When you think of popcorn, you think of movies, so that afternoon we had a raffle for movie gift cards to AMC. Three people have a date with the movies this weekend!


Wednesday Rita’s Italian Ice of Southlake & Bedford treated the teachers to Italian ice. They could choose from Georgia Peach, Mango, S’Mores, or Wild Black Cherry. So refreshing! It was a nice way to end a steamy day in Texas! To continue with the theme for the day, we raffled off six gift sticks to Steel City Pops. Yum!


We had scheduled a sign from Card My Yard Colleyville to be displayed on Thursday, but on Wednesday we received a note from Amy from that she wanted to bless us with an extra half day with the sign, so it went up Wednesday afternoon!


On Thursday we provided a taco bar for lunch. Alicia Milan, one of our talented parents, catered part of the lunch. We had several other amazing parents who provided all the fixings for the tacos along with a multitude of delicious desserts. Uncle Julio’s of Grapevine donated rice, chips, queso, and salsa, and Chicken Express of Grapevine provided both sweet and unsweet tea free of charge. It was a hit and the teachers were able to eat for two days! Fuzzy’s of Grapevine donated four gift cards for Thursday’s raffle.


Friday we treated the teachers and staff to Sonic drinks. Every teacher loves Sonic! Who doesn’t? We also set up a photo booth and they took some fun pictures! The teacher & staff appreciation committee even jumped in and took a picture….so fun!



Throughout the week we also provided little treats in their boxes: flair pens (You’ve got flair), gum (We couldn’t “chews” a better staff), and leis (Wear your lei and ride the wave into the weekend). We had so much fun treating our teachers and staff this week!

We are looking for BOOSTERTHON T-shirt sponsors for 18/19! Contact Jamie Schneider by May 31, 2018.

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We’re so excited to host a Fun Run (powered by Boosterthon) to help our school! Boosterthon is a fun, nine-day program that combines world-class character content with a highly-profitable fundraiser. Along with this program we’re hoping to provide each student with a FREE custom SILVER LAKE ELEMENTARY t-shirt to wear the day of the Fun Run event, at no cost to the student, school, or PTA.

In order to make this happen, we need your help! We’re hoping to partner with local businesses to help sponsor our effort. If you know of or are part of a business that would be interested in sponsoring shirts for our students, please forward them the attached sponsor form. Their name or logo will be displayed on the back of a shirt that will be worn by every student in the school. Not only will their support be helpful to Silver Lake Elementary, but also we believe it will bring more awareness to them and provide a profit in return. Parents also have a chance to sponsor the shirts and will have their family name printed for $250 sponsorship fee. We need a commitment from all sponsors by May 31, 2018 in order to supply all of our students with a shirt.

Thank you in advance for supporting our school through the Fun Run! If you have any questions, please contact me at jamie.schneider13@gmail.com.


Thank you,

Jamie Schneider

Fundraising Chair

Silver Lake Elementary PTA

2018/19 Nominating Committee Report

In accordance with the SLE PTA By-Laws we are publishing the nominating committee report for the 2018/19 school year. Please plan to attend the General PTA Meeting on Thursday, April 26th.

OFFICERS Oficiales
PRESIDENT Presidente Heidi Nesta
Co-President Presidente electo Lindsey Evans
VICE PRESIDENT (MEMBERSHIP) 1st Vice Presidente (Miembros) Nicky Wilson
TREASURER Tesorería Lesley Taylor
SECRETARY Secretaria Lisa Austin
PARLIAMENTARIAN de parlamentario (nombrado) Margaret Malzer

We still have opportunities for you to participate as a committee chair so please contact Angie Wilson if you are interested in any of the open positions.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH Extensión de la comunidad Tara Spegar
DIVERSITY Diversidad
FUNDRAISING Recaudación Jamie Schneider
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES Estilos de vida saludable
LEGISLATIVE Legislativo  Gabe Griess
VOLUNTEER COORD.-GLC/ROOM PARENTS Coordinador – Salón de clase Tessa Pfeil
VOLUNTEER COORD.-EVENTS Coordinador de voluntarios – Eventos
CEC LIASON Enlace de CEC Kristan Schilling
GCISD COUNCIL REP Delegado del consejo de GCISD Christy Harris
PRINCIPAL director de escuela Shannon Cole
COMMITTEE CHAIRS Director de comité/Coordinador de eventos
APPLE TREE Árbol de manzana Kelli Jo Walter
ARTS IN EDUCATION-REFLECTIONS Educación de arte/reflexiones Ellena Lee
Marissa Alvarado
BOX TOPS Box Tops para educación Kristan Schilling
DAD’S CLUB CHAIR Presidente del club de padres Jason Fanelli
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS Conciencia ambiental Christy Harris
FAMILY FUN NIGHT/MOVIE NIGHT Noche de diversión familiar/Noche de cine familiar Nina Schulte
FIELD DAY Monae Craik
HOSPITALITY Hospitalidad Margaret Malzer
LIBRARY COORDINATOR Coordinador de biblioteca Heidi Nesta
READ ONE-LEAVE ONE Lee uno deja uno Kimberly Hill
SCHOOL PACKS Paquetes de útiles escolar Laura Kupcunas
STAFF APPRECIATION Hospitalidad/Apreciación del personal Lisa Austin
STAR BUCK STORE Tienda de Star Bucks
TALENT SHOW Concurso de talentos
WALL OF FAME Pared de fama Xochitl Dorazco
WORKROOM COORDINATOR Coordinadora del cuarto de trabajo
YEARBOOK Anuario Angie Wilson
Yearbook Assistant Asistente de Anuario Lisa Austin
GRADE LEVEL COORDINATORS Coordinadores de niveles por grado
1ST GRADE Lisa Austin
2ND GRADE Lindsey Evans
3RD GRADE Tessa Pfeil
4TH GRADE Hilary Blazevic
5TH GRADE Lindsey Evans