The Silver Laker

March 2023 Edition

March can come in like a Lion or a Lamb but at Silver Lake we will keep rolling with our Black Tiger Pride

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We loved having Board President Gomez and Board Member Schaefer visit with Dr. Celico on the final day of February. They were able to see all of the AMAZING that was happening at Silver Lake Elementary!


Doors will continue to open at 8:30am, regardless of temperatures so plan accordingly. Thank you for all you do for our Silver Lakers!!

Reminder: the tardy bell rings at 8:45am.

February Top Tigers

Each month two students will be recognized at a Board Meeting for being Top Tigers. Top Tigers are exemplary in their character traits and their effort. What an honor it is to be recognized by your teachers at a Board Meeting. Proud of these Silver Lakers for all of their Black Tiger Pride!!
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February Kindness Challenge

The month of February has come and gone. Silver Lake students have worked hard to ensure our tree was in full bloom ready for March and Spring.

Playground Use Outside of School Hours

Before School, we ask that no students be on the playground sets as there is not any supervision outside until the bell rings at 8:30am to allow students into the building.

After school, once students have joined their parents/guardians and are in their care and under their supervision, students may be on the playground sets. Again, this is an issue with supervision and we do not want anything to happen to our little Black Tigers.

Parents with students picking up younger siblings (HS or MS students): please have conversations regarding how they should not be playing on the equipment when our day is still in session. I understand that older students get out earlier but that becomes a disruption to the end of the day here. I appreciate all of you help with this matter.

Lost and Found

Is your child missing a coat? A sweatshirt? Multiple items? They might be here in our lost and found. If there is something missing please have your child look here. If you know of something that is missing please call the school and describe it so we can see if it is here. If you'd like to set up a time after school to come check it out, we can set that up too. We just want to make sure all of these nice items find their way back home :)
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Home and School League

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Dates to Remember:

March 2- 6:30pm- HSL Meeting

March 2- Marcos Pizza Box Night

March 7-9 - Scholastic Book Fair

March 8- 5:30-7pm- Art Show and Music Showcase in conjunction with Book Fair Family Night

March Event Info

HSL Monthly Meeting- Join us at this month’s meeting! We will be voting on the executive board for the 2023/2024 school year as well as planning upcoming events. We would love to see you there!

Marco's Pizza Box Night- Order your dinner from Marco's and have your pizza delivered in a box designed by your very own student! Ordering a salad? Have four kids and only need two pizzas? No problem! Marco's will still give you each box made by your student, even if it's empty. Silver Lake's boxes will ONLY be available at the Stow location on Darrow Rd.

Sarris Spring Candy Fundraiser- HSL is bringing back a fundraising favorite. Sarris offers a wide selection of chocolate and candies to choose from. Keep an eye out for the catalogue and information coming home with your student.

Book Fair and Family Night- Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair starts on March 6 with a preview day for the students. Each student will be able to make a wish list for their shopping day on March 7. Then join your peers for the Book Fair Family Night from 5:30-7pm on March 8. Family Night is held in conjunction with the Art Show and Music Showcase. Your students have worked hard to show off for you, so join in on the fun!

Upcoming April Events

Talent Show- Start working on your hidden talent and join us for our Silver Lake Elementary Talent Show! This fun night is sponsored by HSL and we can’t wait to see the students shine. You will receive more information about time and sign up soon. Mark your calendar for April 13. Please note on the original HSL calendar, this event was scheduled for March 23 but was rescheduled to accommodate the ArtSparks performance.

Pastries with Peeps- Each student is encouraged to bring a "peep" in their life that is special and important to them. HSL will provide a morning treat along with coffee and juice. Come share in a special time with your student before school starts. This event will be held in the school gym from 8-8:30am on the following dates:

April 5- Kindergarten through 2nd grade peeps

April 12- 3rd grade through 5th grade peeps

Used Book Sale- The Silver Lake Elementary Library would like to welcome you to our first ever used book sale! Make room for your new Book Fair purchases by cleaning out your old books and donating them to Silver Lake. We are accepting donations through Friday, April 21. You can drop off items in the plastic tote at the front door of the school. Then come shop the used book sale on Saturday, April 29 from 9-11am at Silver Lake Elementary. You can look forward to coffee, snacks, surprise guests, celebrity book readings, and a raffle basket. Proceeds will go toward purchasing a book vending machine. Don't miss out!

From the Clinic

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*Any parents wishing to have their student take medicine at school need to bring the medications to the clinic. Medications (prescription or over-the-counter) need to be in an unopened box as well as not be expired. Our School Medical Assistant will have a form to fill out.


Please keep your student home if they have a fever, are vomiting or have diarrhea.

*To return to school, your child must be 24 hours fever free without medication and 24 hours vomit and diarrhea free.

*Please contact the Clinic at 330-926-3811 ext. 502876 with any questions.

Silver Lake Staff Spotlight

Meet our Paraprofessionals!

Get to know Mrs. Sara Baskette

Hello! My name is Sara Baskette. I am the new paraprofessional here at Silver Lake. I work with grades K- 2. This is my 11th year teaching. I have taught preschool for the last 10 years.

Outside of work i love spending time with my husband Mike and our two children. James is 3 years old and Shannon is 8. Shannon is a third grader here at Silver Lake. I also have two dogs named Allaina and Flynn. I love to read and craft on the weekends. I am a huge baseball fan!

Get to know Mrs. Kathie Davis

This is my 21st year in Cuyahoga Falls City Schools and my 15th at Silver Lake. I graduated from The University of Akron and worked for a local chemical manufacturing company for several years. When my first daughter was born I became a stay at home mom until my youngest daughter started first grade. At that point I started working for the schools because I love working with children

I have been married to my husband Jack for 34 years. Our daughters are both married now and we are expecting our first grandchild in December! We have one dog spoiled dog.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends and taking trips to the beach.

Get to know Mrs. Sharon Motta

This is my 7th year working for Cuyahoga Falls Schools. Before this I was a Registered Dental Hygienist for 20 years. I’ve always loved working with children. It is amazing to see them grow and succeed every year.

I have been blessed with my awesome husband Gary and two sons. My oldest son Lou is currently serving in the Marine Corps. My youngest Rocco is a Junior at Firestone High School and is very passionate about powerlifting. I enjoy hiking, camping, riding my bike and being outdoors.

Meet our Music Teacher!

Get to know Mrs. Shelby Miller

I am a music teacher by day, music maker by night! I grew up watching my dad perform with his band and caught the ‘music bug’ myself when I saw Wicked in 5th grade. My whole life was changed for good!! I graduated from Kent State in 2017 after studying music education and jazz studies and began teaching at Cuyahoga Falls in 2018. I’ve been here ever since! My biggest goal as a teacher is to foster a love of music in all of my students.

When I’m not teaching, I am probably writing and performing! I’ve been writing music since I was 12 and perform with my band all over Northeast Ohio. My music is on all streaming platforms and you can even hear me on the radio– 91.3 The Summit! I play the ukulele, piano, and saxophone. I had vocal cord surgery in 2015 and couldn’t sing for over a year! I’m so thankful to have my voice now. Your children will tell you that’s why I teach with a microphone! Gotta protect those vocal cords!

I am married to my middle school sweetheart, Jimmy. We met in 5th grade and have been together ever since! We have the cuddliest teddy bear for a dog, our goldendoodle– Beesly. We are certifiably obsessed with her. We’re also mega fans of the Office. I love baking, traveling, hiking, and thrifting!

Meet our Art Teacher!

Get to know Miss Lauren Bittner

I have been enjoying making art with my students since I graduated from the University of Akron in 2014. I worked at St. Vincent Grade school for two years, and this will be my 6th year teaching in Cuyahoga Falls!

When I’m not at school, you can probably find me somewhere outside, making art with a variety of art mediums, taking photos, or spending time with my Family and Friends. My family includes my Fiance Christian, his two children; CJ and Charlotte, my dog Leo, and my cat, Luna!

Upcoming Dates

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  • 1st Day of Women's History Month


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Crazy Socks Day]
  • Silver Lake Elementary Marco's Pizza Night
  • Home and School League Meeting 6:30pm


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Wear Red Day]
  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Red/Black/White or Stripes Day]
  • Book Fair Preview Day at School
  • HS Students performing Aladdin for our Silver Lakers


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Dress as Royalty or Wear Green]
  • Book Fair Shopping Day at School


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Wacky Wednesday]
  • 5th Grade trip to CFHS for Band presentation
  • Silver Lake Elementary Fine Arts Fest! (Art Show, Music performances, Book Fair Family Night). 5:30-7:00pm
  • Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Wear a shirt with an Inspirational Message]
  • Book Fair Make-Up Day at School


  • Silver Lake Read Across America Spirit Week [Wear your favorite school, college or team shirt]


  • Daylight Saving Time starts (Spring Ahead)


  • End of Quarter 3: No School for Students/ Staff PD Day


  • 3rd Grade Art Sparks Morning Rehearsal
  • Board of Education Meeting with Top Tigers 5:30pm


  • 3rd Grade Art Sparks Day Show 11:45am start time at CFHS
  • 3rd Grade Art Sparks Night Show 6:30pm start time at CFHS


  • Spring Break (No School)


  • Return to School


  • No School