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!

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Please drop off holiday treats anytime on Dec. 19th or before 8:00 am on Dec. 20th.

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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.

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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 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 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.

Fall Carnival: Dia de la Fiesta

Save the Date! November 2, 2018, will be our annual Fall Ball, or Dia de la Fiesta!

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We will be holding an online auction again this year and have received some amazing donations! If you’re interested in donating an auction item (gift card/monetary donation, gift basket, event tickets….the possibilities are endless!), please send your donations to the school by Monday, October 22 with the attached form.

Donation Form

If you’d like to donate an item for a gift basket, please visit our Amazon Wish List for ideas.

To make the night a success, we will need volunteers. Sign up for a shift by clicking on the picture below.

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We can’t wait to see you all there!