Meet & Greet Mrs. Whiteside

As you know, Mrs. Nicole Whiteside will take over as interim principal on Monday, April 15th. The Silver Lake PTA would love for you to join us for a Meet & Greet with Mrs. Whiteside on Tuesday, April 16th, from 5:30-6:30. Bring your own drinks and join us for pizza (free!) and Bingo. It promises to be a fun evening!

Como saben, la Sra. Nicole Whiteside va ser nuestra directora provisional el lunes, 15 de abril. El PTA de Silver Lake le encantaría invitarlos en unirse con nosotros para Saludar y Conocer con la Sra. Whiteside el martes, 16 de abril, de las 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Por favor traiga su propia bebida y únase con nosotros para pizza (gratis) y Bingo. ¡Les prometemos tener una noche muy divertida!

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Spring Grants Awarded

Do you ever wonder how the PTA money that is raised is actually put into action? Funding Teacher Grants is just one of the many important line items in our budget. Each grant cycle (Fall, Winter, Spring) we award approximately $2,000 in grant money. Teachers and staff submit grant applications with a maximum request of $500, and the PTA Executive Board reviews the applications with a goal of funding as many projects as possible within the allotted budget. This cycle, we were able to award $2,034 in grant money! Congratulations to our Spring Grant Recipients!

Cynnara Bivin, PE – Field Day/Replacement Equipment

Francisco Cepeda, Counselor – Beautify the SLE Garden

Amy Hisel, Second Grade – Magnets: A Sticky Situation

Donna Morgan, Fifth Grade – Flexible Seating

Becky Sporrer, Librarian – Summer Reading

Sheri Thompson, Kindergarten – Super Magnet Lab Kits

 

Winter Grants Awarded

Do you ever wonder how the PTA money that is raised is actually put into action? Funding Teacher Grants is just one of the many important line items in our budget. Each grant cycle (Fall, Winter, Spring) we award up to $2,000 in grant money. Teachers and staff submit grant applications with a maximum request of $500, and the PTA Executive Board reviews the applications with a goal of funding as many projects as possible within the allotted budget. This cycle, we were able to award grants for all of the applications received! 

Becky Sporrer – Explicit Vocabulary in Color!
Francisco Cepeda – Shooting Stars Make a Difference
Marlee Walkup/First Grade – Books to Build Relationships & Vocabulary
Tovah Rasoi/Second Grade- Nonfiction News

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!

Friday, September 14 – Boosterthon Fun Run

We need your help in making our Boosterthon Fun Run a success! We will need volunteers to mark laps on lap stickers and pass out water during the fun run. Sign up for a time slot by clicking the sign up icon below!

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Friday, November 2 – Fall Carnival: Dia de la Fiesta

The Fall Carnival, or Dia de la Fiesta, will be Friday, November 2, from 6-8 pm. We will need volunteers to make the night a success! If you’re interested in helping out, please sign up by clicking the sign up icon below!

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Wednesday, November 14 – We’re Thankful for Our Teachers (Thanksgiving Luncheon)

The Silver Lake PTA will be providing a Pot Luck Lunch for the teachers and staff to show how thankful we are for them on Wednesday, November 14th. Please consider donating an item for this event. The PTA will be proving the main course, so we just needs sides, desserts, etc. The first lunch is at 10:30, so please make sure your food is there by 10:00 am on 11/14 (note on your signup when you will deliver your food). If you’re interested in helping out, please sign up by clicking the sign up icon below!

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Thursday, December 20th – Teacher Treats

As we are approaching the holiday break, we would like to treat our teachers and staff to some tasty holiday treats! PTA will create a hot cocoa bar and would love your help to provide a variety of holiday cookies. So bake a dozen of your favorite cookie recipe or pick up your favorite store bought cookies. Our teachers and staff will love it! As always, thanks for your help!

Please drop off holiday treats anytime on Dec. 19th or before 8:00 am on Dec. 20th.

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Thursday, January 3 – Main Event Spirit Night

The Silver Lake Elementary PTA is hosting a Main Event Spirit Night and we need your help! We need volunteers to work our check-in desk to welcome our guests to the FUNdraising night and remind them to turn in their receipts before they leave. SLE will receive 20% back on all receipts collected in our FUNdraising box that is located at the check in table.

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