Join Us! FSG 2012/2013 Calendar of Events (Word file)
FSG Vision Statement
To support Silver Gate Elementary School in becoming an acknowledged leader in the kind of educational excellence and community involvement that creates outstanding citizens and life-long learners.
FSG Mission Statement
With passion, respect,and integrity, Friends of Silver Gate is dedicated to the support of an inspiring environment at Silver Gate Elementary School that promotes excellence in academics and excellence in character. Ongoing, vigorous fundraising efforts will support the implementation of enriched educational programs and the maintenance of superior facilities. Sponsorship of school wide events will promote a welcoming and inclusive environment that inspires families to fully participate in their children's educational experience and invites the surrounding community to share our vision of educational excellence. FSG will collaborate with similar stakeholders in the Point Loma cluster to promote the continual improvement of the educational experience in the entire cluster, thereby offering all Silver Gate students the opportunity to become outstanding citizens and life-long learners.
FSG Core Values
If values define behavior,then each of these core values can become a part of the culture of behaviors that FSG has chosen to support.
Value 1 - Integrity:
The connection between values, beliefs, and principles; and the manifested actions, behaviors and outcomes.
Value 2 - Respect:
An openness to include others ideas and beliefs with humility, equality and compassion.
Value 3 - Passion:
The drive to do something greater than yourself.
Value 4 - Motivate/Inspire:
The creation of a welcoming environment that conveys passion and enthusiasm for action and achievement.
Value 5 - Maximize Potential:
Envisioning what Silver Gate can be, and creating a process to reach that vision, both individually and collectively.
FSG Three Year Performance Goal Plan
Goal One: Citizenship
To promote the development of good citizenship through values education.
Goal Two Communication
To develop an internal communications plan that promotes strong parent networks for information sharing, volunteering, giving and overall coordination among families; and to develop an external communications plan that builds partnerships with our community, with our cluster schools, with local business partners and with the media.
Goal Three: Curriculum
To promote the expansion, enhancement and enrichment of the Silver Gate curriculum in ways that elevate Silver Gate beyond the expectations of the San Diego Unified School District and California state testing standards.
Goal Four: Partnerships
To implement Family-School Partnership Programs that involve 100% of Silver Gate Families in programs that support a strong, sustained partnership among families, teachers, and the administration that lead to a strong foundation for student success and life-long learning.
Goal Five: Facilities
To create ongoing programs and fund-raising that support ongoing improvements in school facilities that promote safety, beauty, and a comfortable work space for students, staff, and volunteers.
Goal Six: Educational Progression
To ensure a smooth transition between the elementary, middle and high school years which continues the academic, character and emotional growth begun at Silver Gate and helps to unify the cluster in its pursuit of excellence in academics and excellence in character.
Goal Seven: Fundraising
To fund the Silver Gate Strategic plan through the combination of existing and proposed fundraising programs by raising a total of $1mm over the next five years.
When are the FSG meetings?
FSG meets monthly on campus. In order to accommodate all schedules, meeting times alternate between morning and evening, 7:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively every 1st Wednesday of the month. Times are subject to change.
How do I become an FSG member?
FSG is a non-membership organization. We invite and encourage parent, teacher and community involvement so that each matter can be considered from all perspectives.
Who decides how FSG funds are spent?
A quorum of the 13 FSG Board members votes on all matters. Advisory votes from parents, teachers and community members attending each meeting are considered by the FSG Board.
How Can I Get Involved?
Volunteers are the heart of our organization. We accept any and all help we can get! From small jobs to chairing an event, there are many ways to help!
How do I become an FSG Board Member?
Nominations for the FSG board are accepted in March. The FSG Board prepares and posts a slate of officers, which is presented at the April FSG meeting. The Board will then meet and vote on the slate. The new board is announced at the May meeting.
FSG needs your support!
Please make a donation towards the enhancement of the quality of education for all children at Silver Gate Elementary. Make your tax deductible donation online or mail a check to:
Friends of Silver Gate
1499 Venice Street
San Diego, California 92107
Attn: Annual Giving Fund
Federal Tax ID#: 33-0514705
Silver Gate Elementary is a wonderful place for our children's education. We hope you support our school by becoming involved with FSG. We welcome new ideas, talents and volunteers to help make our school the best place it can be for our children!