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

Fundraising Update: 18/19 Budget Funded!

Each year, SLE PTA focuses our Fundraising efforts to fund the approved budget for the school year by November 1st. We are pleased to announce that our results with the 2nd Annual Boosterthon Fun Run and the Fall Ball: Dia de Fiesta, have achieved that important milestone!

Throughout the year you will see Spirit Night events that will help us support our community and raise additional funds that will allow us to support our students and teachers outside of what is planned in our line item budget.

We sincerely appreciate your support in making Silver Lake THE Place to Be!

Fall Ball follow up: What an awesome evening!

On October 27th, many students and families enjoyed a fun evening of playing carnival games, dancing and learning about the Day of the Dead by tasting special goodies made specifically for this holiday by some of our awesome parents, all while having fun wearing their costumes.

Our silent auction included experiences donated by teachers and staff at SLE, the community, and several generous parents. It was a GREAT success and raised $4679.85. All of this money will be used to help support our SLE Students, Teachers and Staff this school year! Thank you for your generosity and showing your love for our Shooting Stars!


Can’t wait to see you at Fall Ball Friday, October 27th 6-8 pm!

Happy Fall, y’all! Join us at the SLE Fall Ball where you can show off your costume or your natural beauty and have fun with your friends. While there you can:

Dance to the tunes of the DJ

Play carnival games for prizes

Eat from the concession stand

Enter a raffle for prizes

Donate to teacher’s Wish lists

You will also be able to bid on some very special prizes like special experiences with some of your teachers, parking spots, front row seats at PTA sponsored events, name your grade’s hallway, and some other very special prizes!

Entry to the Fall Ball will be free, but we do ask that families bring canned food or non-perishable items to kick off our Fall Food Drive. Tickets will be on sale at the event for the carnival games, concessions, and raffle. More info to come on the auction.

To volunteer to help during the Fall Ball, please contact Pam Tink at