Winter Teacher Grants Approved

Do you ever wonder how the PTA money that is raised is actually put in to action? Funding Teacher Grants is just one of the many important line items in our budget. Teachers submit a grant request form with a maximum request for $500. The PTA Executive Board votes 3 times per year (Fall, Winter and Spring) with a goal of funding as many projects as possible that will further the educational experience for our Shooting Stars within our budget allotted for Grants.

We are pleased to announce the following 5 Teacher Grants were approved on January 12, 2018.

Heather Wood Pre-K Rug for Pre-K classroom
Sheri Thompson 4th Lion King Musical
Donna Morgan 5th Student Flexible seating
Danielle Jenkins 1st Happy Go Teach Conference
Cynnara Bivin PE 9 Square in the air

Make Joining PTA one of your Resolutions for 2018!

2017-2018 SLE PTA membership form.docx

Research shows students do better when their families are involved at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.  Whether you volunteer or not, and/or give financially in other ways, your PTA membership is an important indicator of your commitment to the work of the PTA and to the life of our school!

PTA members are eligible for a variety of discounts.  Please visit http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/member-benefits/ or http://www.pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3409   for additional information.  We are working to add benefits in the Grapevine area, if you have any businesses that you have a connection with, please let me know.  

PTA Website:  If you haven’t already, please bookmark our website, https://silverlakepta.org/ . We plan to keep the site regularly updated with news and information.

“WHAT IS PTA?: PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state who have a special interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education levels, and parenting skills. By joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state—over 770,000 strong across Texas.

WHAT DOES PTA DO? PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting and become informed on issues regarding children and youth. As a result, PTA members become better parents, teachers and citizens.

HOW IS PTA STRUCTURED? Most local unit PTAs meet at a school campus. Groups of local unit PTAs often join together to form councils. Above councils, there are 18 district presidents and a Texas PTA Board of Directors, made of up volunteers. The board sets policies for PTAs throughout Texas. A professional office staff in Austin supports the work of the association.

WHEN WAS PTA FORMED? Feb. 17, 1897 in Washington, D.C. Two thousand women and a few men met to discuss the nation’s future and the need for all caring adults to mobilize and to act on behalf of children. Thus, the National PTA was formed, soon followed by the Texas PTA in 1909.” TXPTA.org

 

 

 

PTA Reflections Visual Arts 2017-2018: Within Reach- 6 students move on to District.

23456549_1487237091311906_3520557524523558944_oThe 2017/18 PTA Reflections contest : Within Reach was an outstanding experience at SLE! We had sixteen (16) entries in the categories of Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography.  Six (6) were chosen to compete at the District Level: Aditya Assar, Ella Wilson, Zoe Fanning, Jackson Taylor, Lucy Allen, Jack Lovin.  Every grade level was represented this year and we are so proud of our shooting stars for channeling their creativity in paintings, photographs, and music. We will share the progress of those entries that moved forward in the next few weeks.