Silver Lake Elementary

May 2022, Volume 5, Issue 8

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From The Principal


The purpose of this communication is to increase awareness of the mission, priorities, and values at Silver Lake Elementary.

Silver Lake Elementary School, in partnership with families and community, is dedicated to preparing each student for academic, social, and personal success through individualized, relevant, rigorous, aligned, and engaging instruction through the lens of equity.

Another important goal in our School Improvement Plan is focused on increasing student achievement in ELA (reading and writing). Using REACH curriculum for ELA and following the Science of Reading, students are improving their reading and writing skills every day. It’s wonderful to see the growth students have made since the beginning of the year.

Throughout the month of May, Silver Lake students in grades 3-5 take Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) online assessments administered in math and ELA. Students in 5th grade also take the science assessment. This follows state and federal law, but also serves as an opportunity for our students to show what they have learned and the growth they have made throughout the year. We encourage all students to do their very best on the tests. See the information included in this newsletter to help your child be prepared on their testing dates. You can also find more information on the SBA testing here.

May focus: Increase ELA Achievement-Ensure 3rd Grade Literacy

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The (full) Silver Lake Elementary School Improvement Plan (SIP) can be found on the SLE Website in the bottom right-hand corner (Quick Links) section.

In partnership,

Silver Lake Principal, Theresa Campbell

From The Assistant Principal

Spring is in the air....and so is SBA! It’s the time of year when our third, fourth, and fifth graders get to show what they know! Below is the assessment schedule for the month of May. Here are some important reminders:

- When scheduling appointments, please try to avoid a day that your student is testing

- Please get to school on time, as testing begins in the morning

- If you do know of a day that your student will be absent or late, and it is on a testing day for your student, please let your teacher or the office know in advance

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Thank you so much for supporting your student!

Larissa Fuller, Silver Lake Elementary Assistant Principal

From The Counselor

Hello SLE Families!

This has been a busy month with a lot of social-emotional learning. It has been so much fun working with your students. Please ask them what Mrs. Surowiec has been working on with them when I come to their classrooms. 😊

Kindergarten – The teachers are presenting Kelso’s Choices to their students. This curriculum teachers the students strategies for how to solve small problems and when to get help from adults.

1st Grade – We just finished up our Protection Unit! The students learned Ways to Stay Safe and the 8 Never-Never Rules!

2nd Grade – Today was Week 1 of the Protection Unit. This week the students learned the Ways to Stay Safe and the 8 Never-Never Rules.

3rd Grade – We finished up the Bullying Prevention Unit as a class and started small groups teaching about Resiliency and Changing Families.

4th Grade – We finished up the Bullying Prevention Unit and met as an entire grade in the cafeteria to practice Sportsmanship skills! It was so much fun! Please ask your student what encouraging statements they learned to help support their friends during recess.

5th Grade – We finished up the Bullying Prevention unit and are going to meet again as a class to work on how to make ethical decisions using the PIE strategy.

If you have any questions about what we are learning, or would like to discuss how I can support your student, feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you!

Carrie Surowiec

School Counselor, M. Ed., ESA

Silver Lake Elementary


Multicultural Night Zoom Dance Party- May 12th

Hello, SLE families.

Natural Leaders is hosting a Zoom Dance Party as our Multicultural Night event. We will be passing out a baggie with information and goodies. Inside the baggie is a sticker of a country and a strip of paper. Directions in the baggie will show you how to create a headband to represent the country you were given. Come listen to music, dance, and enjoy!

We hope to see you there. May 12th 6 – 7 PM via Zoom Meeting ID: 978 7370 0266

Passcode: mustangs

5th Grade Parents

As June quickly approaches, we are beginning our planning for our 5th grade Moving Up to Middle School ceremony. If you are interested in volunteering to help school staff and PTA with the planning and production of this important event for your student, please contact Jill Miller at

Parking Lot Safety and Etiquette

School parking lots can be an incredible busy and hectic place in the morning when children arrive and, in the afternoon, when it’s dismissal time. Ensuring that no one gets hurt is our #1 concern, but it requires everyone’s participation, including parents.

We’d like to remind you of a few important parking lot and safety measures to help the parking lot flow smoothly and keep everyone safe:

· No running, horseplay or goofing off in the parking lot.

· Use properly marked crosswalks and follow safety patrol instructions.

· If parking in a handicap space, please make sure your placard is properly placed.

· Drive slowly and be aware of children that may forget and dart in front of cars.

· Please pull all the way forward in the pickup/drop off lane.

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