Silver Gate Elementary

May 1, 2023

Have a great week...

We had a fabulous week last week at Silver Gate! Thank you Mrs. H. and students for celebrating Earth Day and Poem in your Pocket at our Monday Assembly. I appreciate all you do for our students. We are racing to the end of the year, so please scan the bulletin slowly as you do not want to miss any information or events.


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Last week’s Scholastic Book Fair was definitely “Out of this World”!

The students had a wonderful time shopping for books, exploring the different genres, and discovering new titles to read.

Silver Gate receives 50% of the profits generated from the sales which means that we can continue to purchase the monthly Scholastic magazines for each student. The Scholastic magazines are a fantastic resource for every grade level that also includes an online component.

In addition, the Scholastic dollars we earned from this fair will be used to purchase new books for the library, classroom and library rugs, library furniture, bookmarks, pencils and library rewards. This is a great way to support our school’s literacy initiatives and provide our students with more opportunities to learn and grow through reading.

We want to express our gratitude to Astronaut/Librarian Mrs. H, Tracy Rebelo and all our wonderful volunteers who helped make the book fair a success. Without their hard work and dedication, we would not have been able to achieve such a positive outcome.

If there is any money left if your child’s e-wallet, you can use that balance to purchase books through the Scholastic website through April 30 or it can be rolled over to the next book fair, which will be in December.

Thank you again for your support!


Please support our implementation of Leader in Me by taking the survey. It is one of the requirements for having the program and it gives us your feedback. The survey will take less than 15 minutes of your time. I really appreciate your support in this.

Around Campus!


State Testing Begins May 15th

Each year, students in 3rd and 4th grade at Silver Gate Elementary participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). This year, your child will take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics in grades three and four. We will start testing on Monday, May 15th and go through May 25th. Here are a few important things to know:

  • May 15th -19th will be ELA Testing
  • May 22nd-25th will be Math testing
  • Students will test during the morning before recess.
  • All tests are untimed. Students needing extra time to complete their test will have time during our make-up sessions at the end of each week.
  • Students may not have cell phones or smart watches with them during the testing session, these items will be kept in backpacks or locked in a secure cabinet for the duration of each testing session.
  • Please ensure your children are in school and on time each day.

Information for 4th Grade Families from Principal Irwin

4th Grade Families,

Come have fun at our informal in-person breakfast for incoming 4th grade families! Principal Irwin, Asst. Principal Simon, and Friends of Dana and Correia Directors will share all of the exciting ways Dana parents are involved with their child’s experience at the middle level. Our Parent Breakfast is scheduled for May 24, 2023 from 9-10:30 AM.

Click this link to view our parent breakfast flyer.

Click this link to explore other ways you can learn about Dana Middle.

We are excited to have you join us in 2023-24!

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Character Builders registration

Click on the links below for more information reagrding Character Builders before & aftercare.

If you haven't filled out the enrollment survey please click button below...

Believe it or not, we are already thinking ahead to next year! In order to plan our classes for the 2023/24 school year, we need to have some idea of our expected enrollment count for August 2023. Please take this survey below and let us know if you will be returning and if your 4th grader will be going to Dana Middle School. If you have enrollment questions contact Renee' Erickson at

23/24 Enrollment Survey Form

Please let us know if you are returning in 23/24


Sumer School Application

Please fill out the Summer School Application and turn it into the front office so they can tag your student for summer school.

Sumer School HOTLINE:

Do you have questions? Call the hotline 858-810-7310

2023 Level Up Summer SCHOOL Application

FIll this out and bring it to the front office



Please do not send your child to school when they are sick.

When your child must be absent for any reason, please call the office at 858-988-2200 by 9:00 a.m. every day of non-attendance, giving the exact reason for the absence. You can also email Renee Erickson at

If your child is out sick please let us know what the symptoms are so we can keep track. Also, if you need any home COVID tests please contact the office.

Health questions contact our health office - Nicole Lopez at or 858-988-2200 ext. 3

Upcomimg Events

5/1-5/5 - Staff Appreciation Week

5/3 - FSG Meeting 6:00 pm

5/10 - Band Concert for Families (on the turf) 6:30pm - 7:00pm

5/19 - Spirit Day - Wear a funny T-Shirt

5/26 & 5/29 - Memorial Weekend/No School

Other Important Links!

Running Club STRIDE APP!

Please download app to your phone to keep track of your students laps.


In order to improve our communication, FSG purchased Konstella which is the hub for all of the Silver Gates news, events, sign-ups and more! Check out the app, loaded to your phone and stay connected.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email me, Tracy Rebelo, or Renee Erickson.


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