Silver Gate Elementary

Week of 10/11/21


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Thank you to all of you for supporting this last two weeks of the Gator Run. Your students did a fantastic job raising funds for the school and learning leadership habits. All of you truly make a difference and we are extremely grateful of all the families generosity and support to the school. Also big shout out to all of the volunteers and to Cameron Lilley for organizing the t-shirts, the trophies, APEXLEADERSHIP and posting the events on instagram live. GREAT JOB SIVER GATE COMMUNITY!

Thank You to the SENESCALL FAMILY!

A very integral part of our successful Gator Run were the color coordinated t-shirts that were given to every student. It created a “sea of blue” on campus and the greatest sense of unity. Now EVERY child and staff member has Silver Gate Spirit Wear to rock. What an incredible gift from one of our very own Gator Families, the Senescalls.

Phil and Kirsten Senescall live in Ocean Beach with their three kids Jack (9), Hank (7) and Wendy (4). Jack is in 3rd grade with Mrs. Fairbanks and Hank is in 2nd grade with Mrs. LaBarre. Wendy attends Red Brick preschool. This is their third year at Silver Gate. They love being involved in their Ocean Beach/Point Loma community. They are members at the San Diego Yacht Club and Phil is on the board of Autism Tree Project Foundation here in Point Loma. Their oldest son, Jack, has autism and their family has turned his diagnosis into a passion for advocating for children and families with autism. Building a strong school community for Jack has helped him socially and helped the entire school community to be more aware and inclusive of children with special needs. We love supporting their school to make it a beautiful, inclusive environment for all staff and students. We hope you all love the Gator Run shirts and wear them and pass them down to future Silver Gators for years to come!

Phil’s company, Professional Maintenance Systems, is the largest and oldest janitorial company in San Diego. They clean for many large buildings, as well as schools, including Francis Parker, USD, and the YMCAs. With over a thousand employees in the area, they offer a lot of great jobs. They clean for a lot of great companies, and they do a lot to give back. Their mission giving supports children-related causes including Friends of Silver Gate, YMCAs of San Diego, The New Children's Museum, and Rady's.

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Besides having wonderful STEAM lessons and staff, our STEAM lab is looking amazing! With the support of Danielle Bolster, Amy Archer, Gilda Assenti and your donations, we continue to upgrade the STEAM lab. Please ask your students about their lessons and the wonderful environment that is being created in this space.
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Impact Aid Program Survey Form

Every student received this survey form and every student must return this form to school. If you do not work or live on any of the Federal Properties listed, please make sure your child's information is correct, sign and date the bottom, and return to your child’s teacher.

Counselor Read Aloud!

Thank you Mrs. Gomez for going in the classrooms and providing short social lessons to our students. This weeks read aloud book was, When Sophie Gets Angry...

Make-Up Picture day is Wednesday, October 13th for students who were absent!


Come to the front office and fill out a persmission slip to leave form and we will call your child out of their class to meet you up in the office. Please bring your ID to check them out early.

Thanks for your consideration and patience!

COVID Symptoms

If your child is experiencing one of these symptoms, do not send them to school. Please contact your primary care provider for further information and keep them home. Please follow the below links for drive-up COVID testing sites. Also, please call and notify our office.

Fever over 100 degrees


Shortness of Breath

Nasal Congestion/Runny Nose

Sore Throat



New loss of taste/smell


Muscle/Body Aches

Poor appetite

Have a Sick Child....Need a PCR COVID test?

If your child is out sick, you will need to provide us with their negative COVID PCR test results to return. See below for same day drive up testing options. The Front Street option in Hillcrest is the closest option to Silver Gate.

Drive-Up Testing Centers

  • Appointments are required! Please make an appointment by clicking the link or scanning the QR code below.

  • Please see list of locations and self-scheduling instructions.

  • Parents: If this is your first time your child is getting tested with UCSD, please fill out the Consent and Release of Information (ROI) form for your student to be tested. Please fill out in one sitting or use the save and come back later option.

  • Staff: If this is your first time getting tested with UCSD, please fill out the ROI Form. Please fill out in one sitting or use the save and come back later option.

Around Campus


There is still space available in the on-site after school programs. Sports, Lego Engineering, Spanish, Musical Theater, Dance, Crafts and more! Sign up for one, or more, of our after school programs. Click HERE for the current schedule then click on the program to view this session's flyer.

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Upcoming Events:

10/13 - Make-up Picture Day

10/21 - The Great California Shake Out at 10:21am

10/29 - Halloween Parade

10/29 - Wear your Halloween Costume to School


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I'm Glad You're Here!

Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here