Fall Carnival: Dia de la Fiesta

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

Dia de la Fiesta.jpg

Dia de la Fiesta-Spanish.jpg

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.


We can’t wait to see you all there!

National PTA School of Excellence


October 7, 2018

Dear Families, Administrators and Teachers:

The Silver Lake PTA knows that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders and community members is important to the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which grows partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being of all students.

At a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success, and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. We feel Silver Lake Elementary and the Silver Lake PTA can achieve that together—and the result will be national, state and community-wide visibility for the positive impact we are making together at SLE.

We need your help! As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families, administrators and teachers at two points in the school year—the beginning and the end. Your feedback will help National PTA generate a customized guide which will provide specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence.

Please take 5-10 minutes to reflect on your experience at this school and complete the attached survey. Mark an “X” in the box that most accurately expresses how you feel about your experience. This survey is completely anonymous. Please return this survey to the school by Friday, October 12th.

Survey – English

Does this sound like a PTA program you’d really like to help with? Join us! Contact Heidi Nesta, our PTA President, at slexdpres@silverlakepta.org to learn more!


nesta                                    cole

Heidi Nesta                                                           Dr. Shannon Cole

Silver Lake Elementary PTA President           Silver Lake Elementary Principal

Thank you for your continued support and collaboration as we work toward becoming a National PTA School of Excellence!

Intro Letter – English

7 de octubre, 2018

Queridas familias, administradores y maestros:

El PTA de Silver Lake Elementary sabe que contar con una alianza sólida entre nuestras familias, los líderes escolares y los miembros de la comunidad es importante para lograr el progreso de nuestros estudiantes y la escuela. Por eso estamos participando en el programa Nacional de PTA School of Excellence (Escuela de Excelencia), el que incrementa las colaboraciones entre PTA y la escuela para enriquecer la experiencia educativa y el bienestar general de todos los estudiantes.

En una Escuela Nacional de Excelencia de PTA, las familias se sienten bienvenidas y empoderadas para apoyar el progreso de los estudiantes, y el PTA es la clave junta para la continuar en mejorar la escuela. Creemos que Silver Lake Elementary y el PTA de Silver Lake Elementary pueden lograr juntos, y el resultado será visible en nivel nacional, estado y comunidad por el impacto positivo que estamos logrando juntos en Silver Lake Elementary.

¡Necesitamos su ayuda! Como parte del proceso, National PTA solicita la opinión de las familias, administradores y maestros en dos momentos del año escolar: al comienzo y al final. Su opinión ayudará al PTA Nacional diseñar un Guía hacia la excelencia personalizada que nos proveerá recomendaciones específicas para mejorar la colaboración de familias y escuela para alcanzar excelencia.

Por favor tómense entre 5 y 10 minutos para reflexionar sobre su experiencia en la escuela y completar la encuesta adjunta. Ponga una “X” en la casilla que exprese con mayor exactitud cómo se siente. La encuesta es totalmente anónima. Por favor envíe la encuesta completa a la escuela antes del viernes, 12 de octubre.

Encuesta – Español

¿Le suena como un programa de PTA en el que le gustaría colaborar? ¡Únase! Comuníquense con Heidi Nesta, nuestra presidenta de PTA, en slesdpres@silverlakepta.org para saber más.


nesta                           cole

Heidi Nesta                                                Dr. Shannon Cole

Silver Lake PTA Presidente                     Silver Lake Elementary Directora

Gracias por su apoyo y colaboración continuos mientras trabajamos para convertirnos en una Escuela de Excelencia Nacional de PTA.

Intro Letter – Spanish

Legislative Update

SLE PTA members,

First, thank you for being a member of the PTA and supporting your child’s education. I am happy to provide this brief update on current Legislative and PTA actions to support public education. Please take a few moments to read this and CLICK on the links. Especially the register to vote link if you aren’t registered. Also, you can review your registration at the same site.

1 – It is time to register to vote for everyone. You can register online here, but the form must be PRINTED AND MAILED into the county by October 9th. If it is not completed by the 9th you will not be allowed to vote in the November election.

• Early voting is October 22 – November 2

• Election day is November 6

Postage-paid voter registration applications (for new registrations or updates) are available at the Tarrant County Elections Center, all Tarrant County sub-courthouses, U.S. post offices, city halls, libraries and public assistance offices in Tarrant County…or, click the link below to view and print the online version of the voter registration application.

Voter Registration Application 

Voter Registration Application Form – Spanish

Voter Registration Application Form – Vietnamese

Print and return completed applications by mail or in person to:

Voter Registration

Tarrant County Elections

2700 Premier St.

Fort Worth, TX 76111-3011

2 – There is a candidate forum on OCTOBER 3rd, at 6:30pm at the Colleyville Event Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. Incumbents and Candidates for upcoming State Senate and State Representatives will be on hand to answer your questions. Please join us and let your voice be heard.

3 – One of Texas’s US Senate Seats is on the November Ballot. Click here to hear Sen. Ted Cruz’s and Beto O’Rourke’s comments to the State PTA’s questions on public education.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any assistance. One of our most valuable rights as citizens is our freedom to vote. Please ensure you are registered and then participate in early voting or go to the polls on November 6th.

In Service,

Gabe Griess, Lt. Col. (Ret.)