Have you ever wondered how we raise money and where that money goes? This graphic is a breakdown of everything that happened last school year. As you can see we received the majority of our income through the Fun Run, Fall Ball (Silent Auction), and Spirit Nights. These all look very different this year and may not even happen. However, a lot of our expenses will still be occurring regardless of what the year looks like. Our staff still gets reimbursed for supplies they buy, we fund staff grants and senior scholarships, insurance and licenses are still needed, experience week supplies are still occurring, and any other staff appreciation or Family Events that we can try and make happen. We know this year is different for everyone and we appreciate any support you can give the PTA to continue to help Silver Lake Elementary.
It is time to show your school spirit whether you are in-person or remote! Buy a Silver Lake Shooting Stars Yard Sign today! Pre-Order today and when they are ready; there will be a designated drive-by pickup time that will be emailed to you. Signs are just $20 and can be ordered at: https://bit.ly/SLEYardSign
Our Dad’s club creates the awesome Christmas parade float, does Breakfast with Santa, has get togethers, and so much more! If you want to be part of it, make sure you go to the informational meeting this Wednesday at Wise Guys. You can also support the Dad’s Club by eating at Wise Guys anytime between Monday and Wednesday this week.
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