Silver Lake Elementary

June 2022, VOLUME 5, ISSUE 9

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From The Principal


Greetings!


It’s hard to believe that we are approaching the end of the school year and that this will be the last newsletter of 2021-22. As I write this, I am reflecting on the many challenges we faced as a learning community this year at Silver Lake and as a greater community nationally and across the world. I am so proud of SLE students, staff, and families for their resilience in facing those challenges and persevering.


As you may have noticed, my monthly newsletter articles were written as an opportunity 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.


It’s in the spirit of transparency and collaboration that we have outlined the important goals and aspirations for being the best learning environment possible for your children, our students. Each year at this time we evaluate our goals and celebrate the achievements gained while also keeping an eye on the future and revising our plans for the upcoming year.


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.


Despite the challenges of returning after the pandemic, we have been fully committed to this important work and appreciate your partnership in the learning process. If you would like to offer any feedback regarding the school improvement plan or schoolwide goals, please reach out using the email below.


In closing, I’d like to add that it has been a pleasure serving the students and staff here at Silver Lake and I’m looking forward to continuing this journey next year. It’s great to be a Mustang!


In partnership,


Silver Lake Principal, Theresa Campbell

tcampbell@everettsd.org

READING NIGHT - JUNE 6th

Hello Silver Lake Families! Please join us for our first IN-PERSON Family Reading Night in over two years! We will be in the Silver Lake Elementary Library on Monday, June 6th from 6-7pm (right before the PTA Member Meeting). Join us for stories, treats, book giveaways, and summer reading information. We will also have a special guest, Mill Creek Sno-Isle Children's Librarian, Heather Orsen. Don't forget to wear your pajamas and bring a blanket for you to sit on with your family! We can't wait to read with you!

CHROMEBOOK RETURNS

Hello Silver Lake Families,


As we head into June, we are preparing for the collection of student devices. If your student has a Chromebook and charger assigned to them, we are asking that they be returned to the school on June 13th. This is the first time the district has been able to fully collect devices from students since 2020. Performing this collection will allow the district to be sure devices are cleaned and ready for the next school year. We ask that any Everett student device that you may have at home be returned on this day. After the devices are returned, they will be scanned into our inventory system over the summer. You will receive an automated email stating that the device has been returned when the scanning is complete.


Devices and chargers must be returned to the student's homeroom class.


If your student is participating in Summer Academy, they should keep their device for the summer and turn it in this fall. If you have a district-owned internet hotspot that you do not need during the summer, these may be returned as well. You may also continue to use a checked-out hotspot over the summer if needed for school-related use such as the Summer Program.

NEWS FROM ROBOTICS CLUB

Silver Lake Elementary had 18 students participate in the District Spring Robotics Competition on May 19 at North Middle School. Robotics is offered to 4th and 5th graders at Silver Lake Elementary both in the fall and in the spring. Students must apply to the club and commit to attending regularly, and even some additional practices, to code missions and solve problems. At the competition, one of SLE's teams, the RoboMustangs, came in 1st place out of 36 teams across the district; they scored the highest point total on their robot game. SLE's other team, Brick Busters, did not place, but they worked so hard and represented Silver Lake Elementary well! Coaches, Mrs. Bekris and Mrs. Sand, are very proud of both teams and all the hard work that went into all that they accomplished today and building up to the competition. If your student will be in 4th or 5th grade next school year, and would like to join the Robotics team, look for information about how to apply starting in early fall!
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From Silver Lake PTA

Happy June!


We are so excited for summer break! What a year it has been. PTA is looking forward to next year and bringing back all the events our Silver Lake community has known and loved.


At our May membership meeting we elected next year's incoming board. The positions are as follows

Michelle Chamberland- President

Frances Hartwick- Vice President

Jake Sand- Treasurer

Melinda Sullivan- Secretary


Before we get ahead of ourselves, we are pleased to announce that BINGO IS BACK!!!! We are so excited, we can hardly wait! There was a flyer sent out earlier with a list of donations needed for our winner's baskets. Please send donations in with your student and our Bingo chairperson, Serena Peterson, will arrange the baskets! Please see the flyer attached to our website, http://silverlakepta.weebly.com/. We will be having some snack foods and beverages, but unfortunately no pizza :( we know, we're sad too! Doors open at 6:30 with games starting at 7 pm. We hope to see you there Friday, June 10th! Cash only. **All children MUST be accompanied by an adult.**


PTA has a few yearbooks left! If you haven't ordered yours yet, it's not too late! You can order a yearbook through buytheyearbook.com and search for our school's number 705279. You can also send cash or check into your student's classroom with their name, your name and phone number as well as their teacher's name.


Please join us for our final member meeting June 6th at 7 pm. We will be meeting in the library and voting on next year's proposed budget. We will have a zoom option for those who choose that as well!


We do have some great volunteer opportunities coming up for bingo night and also our Financial Review Committee. If you are interested in either of those or would like more information, please reach out to Michelle at sleptapresident1@gmail.com

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From the Library

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The last day to check out library books will be June 10. All books will be due no later than June 17. The first class in each grade level to have all their books turned in will win a special treat from me! Please contact Mrs. Sand with any questions about lost or damaged books. 425-385-6908.


Also, don't forget to come to the Silver Lake Library over the summer to check out books. Stop by and say hi to Mrs. Sand. Summer Library will be on Wednesdays, starting on July 13 and ending on August 24. Hours of operation are 10am-1pm. If you have any questions about books or Summer Library, please email Cerra Sand at csand@everettsd.org.

FROM THE HEALTH ROOM

If your student has medication(s) or supplies in the Silver Lake Health Room, they will need to be returned to you before summer vacation. The last available time for you to obtain these items is Wednesday, June 22nd by 1:15 PM.


You can contact the Silver Lake Health Room at 425-385-6906 or bolson@everettsd.org with questions or to schedule a specific time.

It can be difficult to determine when not to send kids to school because of illness. Please use this chart when accessing your student's health concerns.

If your student is symptomatic with fever, shortness of breath, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell or has a cough(new, changed or worsening) and you would like to test for Covid -19 we have a supply of tests available for free. Please contact the SLE Health Room, we can send home or arrange for some home tests to be picked up at the SLE Office.

Stay well, stay safe.

Silver Lake Health Room

425-385-6906

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Natural Leaders

Thank you, SLE families for making the Natural Leaders Multicultural Night Zoom Dance Party was a success. Over 100 families attended. Many people were wearing their country headbands, munching on popcorn, and DANCING! Natural Leaders wants to say Thank you to Mr. Costa for being the best DJ!!!


This was a fun event and next year the Natural Leaders will host an in-person Multicultural Night. Our next planning meeting is June 9th, 2022 in the SLE library. Please come share your ideas and eat some pizza. Please let me know if you are planning to attend, so we will have enough food. mborcherding@everettssd.org. Hope to see you there!!!

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PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE BEFORE 3:00 PM WITH ALL TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

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