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!
The PTA Board would like to recognize Ericka Bravo Rosette for all of her work on the Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Fall Ball! She earned the volunteer parking spot November 10-December 10 and a gift card!
Thank you Ericka!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Please join us for our annual Dads Club Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, December 15, from 9-11am! Bring your camera and take a picture of your child with Santa! A jazz band and the choir will be performing, and we will have a craft for your child to work on as well. The dads will be serving breakfast burritos with fruit, juice, water, coffee. $3 per person – kids eat FREE!
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 received 13 applications and it was difficult to narrow it down. We were able to award six grants for a total of $1,869.99!
Hannah Flanagan – Flocabulary for Vocabulary!
Tori Howell – Operation Mascot
Amy Hisel – Digging into Nonfiction & Informational Text
Robert Rain – Portable PA System
Danielle Jenkins – First Grade Readers
Tori Howell – Safety Patrol Needs Safety Too!
Two of the grants applied for fit into other budget lines, so we were able to fund those as well:
Margaret Malzer – New Poster Maker (Workroom Maintenance)
Shanon Cole – Tidy Front Porch (School/Classroom Resources)
The five grants that we were unable to fund will roll over into the next grant cycle.