Open PTA Positions (updated)

As of April 11, we still have several open positions for the 2016-2017 school year at Silver Lake Elementary. An application came home in your student’s folder last week.
CEC Liason
Healthy Lifestyles
Arts in Education
Creative Problem Solving/DI
Environmental Awareness
Family Fun Night
Student Phone Book
Pre-K Grade Level Coordinator
Kindergarten Grade Level Coordinator
4th Grade Level Coordinator

GCISD Founder’s Day Luncheon

The Council of PTAs for our district hosted the annual Founder’s Day Luncheon to raise funds for high school senior scholarships and recognize outstanding leadership and support among the district’s administration,  teachers and parents.

Two of our Silver Lake teachers received scholarships from Dr. Schroeder of Schroeder Orthodontics through the GCISD Education Foundation.

Erin Gerdes received the grant for third across the district.


Marissa Payne recieved the award for fifth grade across all schools in the district

Our PTA Board donated a Life’s A Beach gift basket that raised $120, more than it’s worth! The event as a whole hit a new record, raising more than $4,000. A special thanks goes to the Tink family for their silent auction contribution of a St. Maarten time share that raised an additional $450!


As a first-time PTA attendee, I had no idea what to expect. I really enjoyed the energy from all the volunteer PTA councils, but also the district administration who really seem to value the support. It was a great way to better understand how significant of an impact our PTA is making for our students to have a great school experience. 

– Carrie Mamantov, Campus Excellence Committee Delegate, SLE Executive Board

Yearbook Sales End March 11

Time is running out to buy your 2015-16 Silver Lake Yearbook!! The cost is $25 per book and you only have until March 11!!!

Go online today at and put in order number 20935. You may also send orders in via your child’s folder or turn them in to the front office. Print out the attached order form or there are extra forms in the front office.

Attention All 5th Grade Parents!!

Show your child how proud you are of them with a 5th grade recognition ad in the yearbook!! The cost is $10 per ad. 1/8 page ad includes one photo and your personal message (up to 70 words). See attached order form for instructions. Money & ads must be submitted byFebruary 28th!!

We need your photos for the yearbook

Did you attend a school event and take tons of pictures? Please send photos via your smart phone!! Download the eshare app and send photos directly. Enter school code silverlake (all lower case, all one word). If you have a problem with the eshare app you can email photos to me at

It’s never too early to start planning for the next school year!! The Yearbook is up for grabs next year! Please consider taking on this project for Silver Lake!!

Announcing the Yearbook Art Winner

Mrs. Salinas-Alvarado has been working with our students on a K-5th grade art contest for the cover of the yearbook. This year’s theme was Silver Lake Elementary…An All-Star Experience.

Judging occurred last week and the winner is second grade student Shayna Landry! In addition to having her art on the cover she will receive a free yearbook. We also had a first place runner up from each of the other grades. These students will have their artwork displayed on the back cover of the yearbook. The winners are as follows: 

  • Kindergarten- Haydon Kupcunas
  • First Grade- Stephanie Esquivias
  • Third Grade- Jordan Blazevic
  • Fourth Grade- Laura Miranda
  • Fifth Grade- Claire Stringfellow


Great job Shooting Stars!
Sheri Haygood & Patti Stuart
2015-16 Yearbook Advisors

Community Discussion with State Board of Education

State Board of Education representative, Pat Hardy would like to invite you and your staff to join her along with other SBOE members, Donna Bahorich, SBOE Chair, Ericka Beltran, and Tincy Miller on February 16, 2016 at the Region 11 Education Service Center to attend a community conversation on the next generation of assessments and accountability. The community dialogue will include parents, business leaders, educators, and students. The information gathered will be shared with the recently appointed state committee called The Next Generation of Assessments and Accountability. 
February 16, 2016

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Region 11 Service Center

Registration is required. Please share this information with your local PTA, business community, and your staff.