Silver Gate Elementary

November 14, 2022


This week we have our first round of Parent/Teacher Conferences of the year. During your conference your child's teacher will share work samples and assessment data in order to provide you with a full understanding of their present levels of learning and the growth that is expected throughout the year as they progress towards meeting or exceeding grade level standards. I encourage you to ask questions and engage in conversation with your child's teacher so that you walk away with a solid understanding of your child's strengths and areas of growth.
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Grateful for Silver Gate!

As we head into break, I want to take a moment to thank you all for participating in our month long Gratitude Challenge. I hope you all enjoyed taking a moment over the last few weeks to focus on life’s little blessings and give thanks for the relationships, experiences, and opportunities that make your lives unique.

I hope you all take some time during the break to complete week four of the challenge, to share, as a family, the things you appreciate about each other.

On behalf of the entire Silver Gate Staff, we wish you a very happy Fall Break and Thanksgiving. Please enjoy, and stay healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing you all back November 28th!

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Thank you Student Ambassadors!

Grateful for our fourth grade students who helped lead two of our school tours. The Leaders did a great job at expressing how school is great at Silver Gate.
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2022-23 STEAM

Annual Giving Fund

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FOGGY is a dad's group that was started five years ago by Patrick Russell. The dad's get together at a local bar or restaurant every few weeks to socialize, watch sports, hang out, and raise money for the school. In the past, the dads have raised money for school improvement, such as getting a flag pole for the campus. Here is the information for the first meeting.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Time:5:00 PM

Location: The Long Story Pub on Voltaire

Contact: Matt Mellos @

Or 619-654-0174

Matt is looking forward to meeting all dads for the betterment of our youth.#itsforthekids

Wellness & Mindful Center

Hello Silver Gate Families,

After Covid and distance learning, I felt the need to learn more strategies for supporting the wellness of my students and myself . I found Breathe for Change which is a yoga/social & emotional learning (SEL) program for educators. I am now 200-hour yoga and SEL certified and am working toward another 300-hour certification. I have been leading weekly Wellness Workshops for my 4th grade class and other classrooms who signed up last Spring. Now I am on a mission to bring more mental peace and stability to Silver Gate so Maria, Sharon and I have been working on establishing a Wellness Center on campus that would be open for the whole school. A container has been generously donated by a parent Mel Balwin who has a child in second grade. His company is Units/ Moving and Portable Storages, which will house all of the excess furniture that is currently occupying the bungalow room B5. Once we can clear out the location I will start converting it into a place where all Silver Gate classes can come for mindful movement, meditation, breathing lessons and overall restoration, if they are interested.

I appreciate the generosity of our community so we can continue to make your child’s (children’s) experience at Silver Gate the most well rounded and advantageous that we can. Establishing a new center will require materials and resources and I have written a Donor’s Choose to help get donations to establish this one of a kind center on our campus. I am requesting funds for things like yoga mats, blocks, bolters, blankets, eye pillows, a speaker, and other things to convert this into a soothing place for everyone at Silver Gate. I also plan to teach restorative yoga to the staff once a week after school in this location.

If you are excited about this, please start talking about it to anyone who might be willing to donate, especially other Silver Gate families. It really will have the opportunity to benefit the entire Silver Gate community!

The Donor’s Choose link is: Silver Gate Wellness Center . Thank you and I can’t wait to introduce your students to this new space for all of us!


Holly Johnson

Around Campus

Upcomimg Events

11/14 - 11/18 - Min. Days dismissal 12:35pm (Parent Teacher Conferences)

11-15 - Choice Window Closes

11/21-11/25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

12/5 - 12-9 - Book Fair

12/7 - FSG Meeting @ 6pm - 7pm

12/16 - Min. Day Dismissal at 12:35pm

12/16 - Spirit Day - Holiday Attire

12/19 - 1/02 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

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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.

Health questions contact our health office - Nicole Lopez at or 858-988-2200 ext. 3

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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