Silver Gate Elementary

March 20, 2023


Have a Great Week!

It was a sea of green last Friday, and the leprechauns left their mark on campus as we all celebrated Saint Patrick's Day. Some classes left me a fun sign and cards in my office as they heard that it was my favorite holiday!

The first official day of spring is tomorrow, and Spring Break is right around the corner! It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of March, time really is flying! Aside from trying to catch leprechauns, our students were busy last week focusing on the wildly important by working on writing assignments, practicing presentations, and doing science experiments to name a few things. We have much to do and learn before we leave for break on Friday.

On Tuesday please have your students ROCK their mismatched favorite Socks. As we celebrate World Down Syndrome day on Tuesday. Please watch the below video with your students.

Please show video to your kids!!

World Down Syndrome Day Video for Kids

FSG Nominations!

FSG is looking for dedicated individuals that are interested in getting more involved! We are accepting nominations for our 2023-2024 board and committee positions now and hope you will consider joining the team. Descriptions of each of the positions as well as a nomination form can be found at the links below. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have, we would be happy to connect you with someone that can offer their experience in the role.
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Yearbook's are now on sale. Click on link below to buy yours today!

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Are you returning to Silver Gate next year? Please fill out the Enrollment Survey to let us know.

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


Hello parents of rising UTK students!

Universal Transitional Kindergarten enrollment is currently being processed by the District, and parents can expect to be contacted on or near April 3, 2023 with an offer of enrollment.

As a reminder, pre-enrollment into the school of residence is prioritized by date of birth. If your school of residence reaches capacity before your child is seated, you will be offered a seat in the next nearest school with space available.

Choice seats will only be offered after all residents are accommodated, with priority for siblings of concurrently enrolled Choice students. Choice enrollment offering will also be made on or near April 3, 2023.

If you have questions please visit the UTK Information webpage at, … or contact Neighborhood School and Enrollment Options at (619)260-2410, or your school of residence.

Thank you.

Neighborhood Schools and Enrollment Options


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UTK — 2nd grade STEAM

UTK STEAM: Animal Unit

Our littlest Zoologists explored sharks and made shark fossils with clay and real shark teeth.

Kinder STEAM: Weather Unit

Kinders investigated the sun and built a UV bead mini person then were challenged to build a Lego shade structure fur the UV bead person. Each structure was tested with a UV flash flight.

1st grade STEAM: Plants Unit

Our Botanists learned all about leaves then created art with leaf rubbings.

2nd grade STEAM: Life Science

Soon we will be adding to the Silver Gate 2nd grade Butterfly Garden! So this week the students did some serious weeding. Highly recommend this work crew! ;)


Sumer School HOTLINE!!

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



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

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Upcomimg Events

3/21 - Spirit Day - Rock the Socks - World Down Syndrome Day

3/22 - 3/24 - MINIMUM DAYS - Dismissal at 12:35pm

3/27-3/31 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

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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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