Dine & Donate

By DINING at these restaurants on the designated dates and mentioning SLE PTA, you are DONATING to the PTA! We can’t wait to see you there! Some restaurants require you to either show an electronic copy of a flyer or bring a printed copy. If so, it is noted on the schedule.dineanddonateAugust

8/26  #CheddarFriesForACause @ Snuffer’s Southlake, 5 pm – 8 pm                               *Present this flyer when dining.

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September

9/5  Doughlicious Grapevine, 3 pm – 9 pm

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9/20 Eat Wings, Raise Funds @ Buffalo Wild Wings Grapevine, 11 am – 11 pm

 

October

10/2 Do Good With Burritos @ Chipotle Grapevine, 4 pm – 8pm

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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!

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

FAQs

Research shows students do better when their families are involved at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.  Whether you volunteer or not, and/or give financially in other ways, your PTA membership is an important indicator of your commitment to the work of the PTA and to the life of our school!

PTA members are eligible for a variety of discounts.  Please visit http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/member-benefits/ or http://www.pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3409   for additional information.  We are working to add benefits in the Grapevine area, if you have any businesses that you have a connection with, please let me know.  

PTA Website:  If you haven’t already, please bookmark this website, https://silverlakepta.org/ . We plan to keep the site regularly updated with news and information.

WHAT IS PTA?

PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state who have a special interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education levels, and parenting skills. By joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state—over 770,000 strong across Texas.

WHAT DOES PTA DO?

PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting and become informed on issues regarding children and youth. As a result, PTA members become better parents, teachers and citizens.

HOW IS PTA STRUCTURED?

Most local unit PTAs meet at a school campus. Groups of local unit PTAs often join together to form councils. Above councils, there are 18 district presidents and a Texas PTA Board of Directors, made of up volunteers. The board sets policies for PTAs throughout Texas. A professional office staff in Austin supports the work of the association.

WHEN WAS PTA FORMED?

Feb. 17, 1897 in Washington, D.C. Two thousand women and a few men met to discuss the nation’s future and the need for all caring adults to mobilize and to act on behalf of children. Thus, the National PTA was formed, soon followed by the Texas PTA in 1909.” TXPTA.org

Hay investigaciones que demuestran que estudiantes hacen mejor cuando sus familias están involucradas en la casa y en la escuela.  Las calificaciones son más altas. La puntuación de exámenes aumenta. La autoestima crece. Escuelas mejoran. ¡Si se ofrece como voluntario o no, o si da económicamente de otras maneras, su membresía con la PTA es un indicador importante de su entrega al trabajo de la PTA y a la vida de nuestra escuela!  

Miembros de la PTA están elegibles para recibir varios descuentos. Favor de visitar http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/member-benefits/ o http://www.pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3409  por más información.  Estamos trabajando en añadir beneficios en el área de Grapevine, si tiene contactos con algún negocio favor de dejarnos saber.

Sitio de Web de la PTA: Si no lo han hecho, favor de añadir la pagina a favoritos https://silverlakepta.org/.  Pensamos en tener el sitio al corriente con noticias e información.

¿Qué es PTA?

La PTA es una organización compuesta de padres, maestros, y otros por el estado que tienen un interés especial en niños, familias, y escuelas.  La membrecía de la PTA es tan diversa en cultura, niveles educacionales, y habilidades de padres. Al unirse con la PTA, un miembro automáticamente forma parte de la organización de apoyo para niños más grande del estado, más que 770,000 a través de Texas.

¿Qué hace PTA?

La PTA trabaja para los niños.  PTA se junta, estudia problemas, apoya a maestros, sirve de voluntario en las escuelas, asiste talleres en la crianza de los niños y se informa en asuntos con respecto a los niños y jóvenes.  El resultado, miembros de la PTA se convierten en mejores, padres, maestros, y ciudadanos.

¿Cuál es la estructura de PTA?

La mayoría de las PTA se juntan en las escuelas.  Grupos locales se juntan para formar consejos. Sobre los consejos, hay 18 presidentes de distrito y un consejo de administración de Texas, formada por voluntarios.  El consejo pone pólizas por Texas. Una oficina profesional en Austin apoya el trabajo de la asociación.

¿Cuándo fue fundada PTA?

El 17 de febrero, de 1897 en Washington, D.C. 2000 mujeres y algunos hombres se juntaron para discutir el futuro de la nación y la necesidad de que los adultos se movilizaran y actuaran para el beneficio de los niños.  Así se formo la PTA Nacional, en 1909 la siguió la PTA de Texas. TXPTA.org