The Silver Laker

April 2023 Edition

No April Fools antics when it comes to our Black Tiger Pride!! Bring on Spring

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Our Black Tiger Pride Gnomes on the Roam made another appearance the week before Spring Break to see how our Silver Lakers were keeping that BTP going! Students earned special BTP Gnome on the Roam Tickets and on the Friday before break they were drawn out of our box for some cool gift cards courtesy of our Home and School League! Our BTP Gnomies said they might be back and to keep Living that Black Tiger Pride.

Morning Arrival

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

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

March 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!!


Our annual Jump-A-Thon was an enormous success yet again! Mrs. Angelo and the Silver Laker students set a goal of raising $2500 and they actually raised over $3500 for the American Heart Association! Thank you to everyone for contributing and for making a difference in the lives of others.

Cat in the Hat visits SLE

Silver Lake Elementary Fine Arts Fest

Mrs. Shelby Miller, Miss Bittner, Mrs. Zimmerman of HSL and all of the other wonderful volunteers deserve all the credit for such an amazing event for all of the Silver Laker Family! We had art on display, we had a book fair, we had snacks and we had live musical performances! We can't wait to see how we can make this even bigger and better for next year :)
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Art Sparks 2023: The Hummingbird

Once again our 3rd graders took part in the Art Sparks Performance with their 3rd grade counterparts across the District. I am incredibly proud of our Silver Lakers!
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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 Elementary School 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.

Parents: Please help us in monitoring students when playing after school. Our equipment was drawn/ written on underneath the slides in permanent marker. This could have been on a weekend so it might not have necessarily been a Silver Laker but I am hopeful that with staff and parent vigilance we can keep our equipment nice for a long time to come.

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:

April 5- 8:00 - 8:30 am- Pastries with Peeps (K-2)

April 6- 6:30pm- HSL Meeting

April 6- Marco's Pizza Night

April 12- 8:00 - 8:30 am- Pastries with Peeps (3-5)

April 14 (new date)- Talent Show

April 29- 9:00 - 11:00 am- Used Book Sale

April 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!

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 went home with your student.

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 14. 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 Kindergarten Team

Get to know: Mrs. Jessica Reichley

I was born and raised in McComb, Ohio and I am the oldest of three. My parents were both teachers and my dad was also an elementary principal. You could say that teaching is in my genes! I graduated from Bluffton University with a major in Early Childhood Education and completed my Reading endorsement at Heidelberg University.

I taught for two years in Northwest Ohio and moved to the Northeast Ohio area and have taught in both public and charter schools for the past fifteen years in Summit County. I have been a part of the Cuyahoga Falls school district since 2014 and love working at Silver Lake Elementary! I am excited to begin my seventeenth year in education!

I am married to my incredible husband, Kenton, and we recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary. We have two wonderful boys. My oldest son is Blair and he is 12 years old and a 7th grader. My youngest son, Jase, is 9 and a 3rd grader. They are so much fun and they keep me on my toes at all times. We also have a cat, Scarlet, and two rescue puppies, Ellie Bosa & Dobbins Njigba, who without a doubt make our family complete.

I am a huge football fan (Go Bears and Buckeyes!) and volunteer as a “team mom” for my son’s youth football team (Go Falcons!). I also help coach youth basketball each winter.

Get to know: Mrs. Angela Watson

Hello! This is my 19th year teaching in Cuyahoga Falls and my 19th year of teaching kindergarten. I began my teaching career at Preston working as an ISGI in kindergarten. I taught kindergarten for 2 years at Richardson. I moved to Silver Lake and I have been teaching kindergarten at Silver Lake for 16 years. Silver Lake is an amazing school and I love the staff that I work with!

Outside of school:

I have a wonderful family. My husband (Chris) and I are high school sweethearts. We have three amazing children. Amber 15, Kalie 14, and Bryce 12. My children are very active and are very much involved in school and sports. My husband and I enjoy watching our kids compete. We also love hiking, traveling, and hanging out on our patio at home.

Upcoming Dates


  • Return to School from Spring Break


  • Dr. Celico's State of the Schools Address 6pm @ the High School


  • 8:00-8:30 am HSL Event "Pastries with Peeps" for K-2
  • 3rd and 5th grade Ohio State Test: ELA Part 1

4/6 (Baseball-themed Spirit Day)

  • 3rd and 5th grade Ohio State Test: ELA Part 2
  • SLE Marco's Pizza Night
  • 6:30 pm Home and School League Meeting


  • No School


  • No School


  • 8:00-8:30 am HSL Event "Pastries with Peeps" for 3-5
  • 4th grade Ohio State Test: ELA Part 1
  • 5:30 pm Board of Education Meeting


  • 4th grade Ohio State Test: ELA Part 2
  • Boys and Girls Club: Early Pick Up Day (No Later than 5pm)


  • 3rd and 5th grade Ohio State Test: Math Part 1


  • 3rd and 5th grade Ohio State Test: Math Part 2
  • 5:00-8:00 pm CFCSD All-city Art Walk


  • 5th graders "Not Me I'm Drug Free" program with CFPD
  • District Early Release Day: 12:50pm


  • 4th grade Ohio State Test: Math Part 1


  • 4th grade Ohio State Test: Math Part 2


  • 5th grade Ohio State Test: Science Part 1
  • 5:30 pm Board of Education Meeting with Top Tigers


  • 5th grade Ohio State Test: Science Part 2

5/1-5/5: Staff Appreciation Week


  • 5th grade "Body Wise" program with District RN from Akron Children's