Silver Gate Elementary

Week of June 13, 2022

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We made it! This year has been filled with triumphs (being back in school, getting to be with friends) and challenges (masking and mental health) and has required flexibility, patience, understanding from all of us.

I am proud to be the Principal here and work beside each of you and your wonderful children to make this year a success, despite the challenges. I have learned through the years how resilient and strong our school community is. Thank you for letting us help your child develop into an amazing little person! We are grateful.

I hope you and your family can take some time out this summer to enjoy our beautiful weather, spend quality time together , and make some lasting memories. Please stay safe and healthy!

Reminder: Tuesday, June 14th is a minimum day - 12:35 dismissal

4th Grade Promotion Update:

Our Fourth grade promotion ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 14, at 11:00 am on the Silver Gate blacktop.

Students are encouraged to dress appropriately for the promotion assembly. Gentlemen should wear clean, school appropriate shirts and pants, or shorts. Ladies may wear dresses if they choose, but they should be school appropriate, no full length or formal dresses, please. Also remember, no spaghetti straps, or straps less than 2 inches in width. No flip flops. Sandals may be worn for promotion if the students can traverse the stairs in them safely. No high heeled or heely shoes.

We are requesting that no more than four family members attend per household. Please make sure to be in your seats by 11 am so that we may start the ceremony as planned.

Thank you and we are looking forward to a great event.

Neighborhood Enrollment NOW OPEN:

Do you have a new Kinder student starting this Fall? Make sure you enroll online ASAP so we can make it official!

Important Dates for the Start of the New 22/23 School Year

Please mark your calendar with the following dates:

  • August 18 - The school office reopens for the new school year
  • August 26 - UTK-Kinder Meet & Greet - 2:00 pm - Families will join us in the Auditorium at 2:00 pm. There will be a short presentation then the teachers will invite their new students to take a look in their classrooms. Our amazing Friends of Silver Gate (FSG) ambassadors will be on site to help you get acquainted with the campus. They will also have Silver Gate spirit wear available for purchase.
  • August 29 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Bell Schedule
  • August 29 - September 2 - UTK-Kinder Min Days - The first week of school will be minimum days for our UTK - Kinder Students. They will be dismissed at 12:35 each day.
  • September 1 - Back to School Night - 5:15 pm
  • September 5 - No School - Labor Day


The tile project is a great way to commemorate your student's year at Silver Gate. Whether graduating fourth grade or just finishing TK, or any grade in between, leave your mark (tile, that is) on the wall at SGE.

Hot Spot Tile Project


😃 Around Campus ❤️


ST Math 100% students for to munch down on pizza this week! Way to go for being such great math thinker, puzzlers and problem solvers!

SECOND GRADE with the Rad Hatter:

Second graders got to wrap up the school year with the Rad Hatter! They turned paper grocery bags into fabulous designer-worthy hats with ribbons, feathers, stickers and their pure imagination. They designed, created and more than anything, had fun doing it while remembering the fun times they had this year!

Buzzing with a Master Beekeeper

A master beekeeper and her apprentice introduced us to the world of bees! They read books with tons of bee facts, let us try on beekeeper uniforms and use a bee smoker. We marveled at all the bees in the observation hive, moved nectar from cell to cell using a Proboscis (eye dropper) and built insects using models. We even got to ask the beekeeper bee questions and got to try honey!

Ms. Smarty Plants Assembly

Ms. Smarty Plants came to visit our Silver Gators this week to talk about water conservation. We learned about habitats, rainfall, drought tolerant plants, plant structures, pollinators and seed dispersals and most importantly how to save water at home and on our beautiful planet! We put on our nature goggles and were reminded that we are all Earth Heroes! Ask me to sing you the song she taught us…”With my own two hands.”

Smarty Plants Song:

4th Grade: Ice Cream Social and Yearbook Signing Celebration!

Chicken Soup with Wild Things


Sickness Protocol:

If your child is out sick, you will need to provide us with their negative COVID Antigen test results to return. With any of these symptoms:

  • Fever, Cough, Nasal congestion/Runny Nose, Sore Throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea

Your student may return 24 hours after symptoms are improving and no fever with a negative COVID-19 Antigen test.

  • Please send a screenshot or copy of the result to your school nurse or Renee' Erickson at

Upcoming Events:

6/14 - Last School Day/Min Day - out at 12:35pm

6/14 - 4th Gr. Promotion at 11:00am

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Running Club!

Come join the fun. Have your students get their wiggles out by joining the best club here at Silver Gate. Students run every morning from 7:20-7:40.

Stay Connected!!


I'm Glad You're Here!

Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here