Greetings and welcome to the Sligo Creek Elementary School community. We are so happy you are here. The mission of the PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The SCES PTA does this by sponsoring academic, cultural, athletic and interpersonal development events and by providing resources to fill the gaps and enhance the MCPS experience.



PTA Post May 31- June 9

5/31/2023 1:33 pm

May 31- June 9

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 2 Hershey Park 4th and 5th Grade
June 6 Instrumental Spring Concert 7pm
June 7 PTA Meeting- Zoom 7:30pm
June 7 & June 9 Book Share
June 14 5th Grade Evening Party at 6-8pm
June 15 5th Grade Promotion and reception at 10am
June 16 Last day of school- early release at 1:20pm


To ensure that you receive the PTA Post, please subscribe directly under your profile on the PTA website. We encourage all SCES families to sign up. Previous issues of the newsletter are available on the PTA website here:

We encourage all Sligo community members, including parents, guardians, teachers, staff, and family members, to join the PTA. You can join the PTA via the PTA website at 

If you know community members who would be interested in but did not receive this newsletter, please forward!


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The PTA Post is online here: 

Minutes from PTA Meetings are posted online here:

Final PTA Meeting this School Year on Wednesday June 7 at 7:30 on Zoom

Please join us for our final PTA meeting this school year as we recap this school year.  The like to connect is:

Meeting ID: 931 2147 1349  
Passcode: SD6q4p  


We are always looking for more families to get involved.  If this is something that sounds interesting to you, please reach out to  There are lots of small ways to help support all the PTA does.  We hope to see you there!

It's Book Share Season!

It's Book Share Season! 

We need your BOOKS and your HELP!


Please join us this year on Wednesday, June 7 and Friday, June 9 for our annual book bonanza. Each year we send every SCES child home with free books to read for the summer, all donated by our wonderful community.


We still need books -- especially advanced French books.  Book donation boxes at the large covered entrance below the staircase by the car circle. You can also drop books off directly at Carrie Callaghan's house - please contact her for her address at (Only books in English or French that are appropriate for elementary students please; no religious or religious holiday books permitted.)


We also particularly need your help for the Book Share itself! Please sign up for a shift to help kids find their perfect summer read, or help us set up ahead of time. The set-up and clean-up can count as service learning hours for any older students who need volunteer time.


Volunteer here:


More Upcoming Events at SCES
  • Fri., 6/2 - Field Trip to Hershey Park (4th and 5th Grade Chorus and Band) 
    • Here is a link to the slideshow presentation that Ms. Hochkeppel presented in the Hershey Park Open House Meeting held on April 18th. Please be advised that the times on the Trip Itinerary Slides are subject to change closer to the trip date.
  • Tues., 6/6 at 7pm Instrumental Music Concert
  • Wed., 6/7 Final PTA Meeting of School Year
  • Wed., 6/14 - 5th grade Graduation Celebration from 6pm to 8pm(SCES Outdoor Classroom – rain location will be in the SCES Gym)
  • Thurs., 6/15 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Reception @ 10am
    • A little tradition SCES has is to recruit a number of 4th grade parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles & caregivers to help in making this day special, if you’re a current 4th grade family, you can sign up here to help
  • Fri., 6/16 - Last Day of School (Early Release at 1:20pm)


We had a wonderful STEAM Fair

The children has so much fun at the STEAM Fair learning from 

  • Mad Science
  • Panda Programmer
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • UMD, Clark School of Engineering
  • Ellen Mitchell, Bennett Frank McCarthy Architects
  • SciTech2U
  • Wheaton High School Robotics Team
  • Chris Meyer
  • Friends of Sligo Creek
  • Compost Crew

A huge Thank You to all our volunteers that helped make this special event happen, especially Farah Nageer and Jennifer Meyer

Stock the Staff Lounge

Please help us show appreciation for our amazing teachers by providing snacks and drinks to Stock the Staff Lounge!

Please sign up here:

Items can be dropped off or mailed to Katie Ryan, co-chair of the PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee (along with Tracie Siddiqui) who will coordinate delivery to school. Please contact her at or 240-676-2543 for the address.  If you would like to have items shipped, please check out this Amazon wishlist for items that can be sent directly to Katie:

Thank you!


Platinum SCES Sponsers
Gold and Bronze SCES Sponsors
Gold SCES Sponsor
Information regarding Special Education at MCPS

Here are some resources for families regarding Special Education at MCSP

-S.E. main page for general info:

-And the special education family resource center:

Easy Ways to Support SCES

Scan Receipts for BOX TOPS  

1. Download the BOX TOP$ for Education App  

2. Select Sligo Creek Elementary School (zip code 20910).  

3. Look for the BOX TOP$ logo when shopping.  

4. Scan your grocery receipts within 14 days of purchasing.



Mabel's Labels  

If you find yourself needing some personalized name labels, please consider supporting this fundraiser, and the PTA will earn 20% from your purchase! Your labels will ship to your house for free. They're great for lunch boxes, backpacks, clothes, shoes -- you name it!  

To purchase, go to and search for "Sligo Creek ES PTA." 

This fundraiser will run continuously, so it will be there whenever you have a labeling need.

AmazonSmile, BoxTops, CocaCola GIVE and Harris Teeter logos
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Time to order your 2022-23 yearbook!

4/27/2023 3:10 pm

Yearbooks are back! The PTA is accepting online orders for the 2022-2023 Sligo Creek ES Yearbook. The cost to purchase a yearbook is $25.00. The last day to purchase a yearbook is May 5, 2023.


The PTA will ensure that all 5th graders receive a yearbook. Orders do not need to be placed for 5th graders, but donations to help offset costs are appreciated. 

Order Your Yearbook Here!


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Sign Up To Volunteer for FIELD DAY!!!

4/26/2023 8:42 pm

Mr. Brinson will be holding the annual SCES field day coming up next month - Thursday May 11th for grades K-2, and Friday May 12th for grades 3-5.  He would love to have many volunteers to help out! 
Please consider giving your time to support this great activity.  If you cannot come for an entire shift, just note in the comments when you are available.  No specific volunteer training is required for this event.
Thank you!
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Spring After School Activities

3/14/2023 12:37 pm

All the after-school activities for Spring 2023 are now available for registration on the kiddo website. Here is the link: Every club will be held on the same day as the winter session. Creative Adventures Art class will not be returning, but there are places for grades 2-5 in the Roundhouse Theatre program also on Mondays, or there's a pottery art class available on Thursdays. If you have any questions please contact

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Spring Session Registration is now open for the Sligo Creek Striders!

3/8/2023 10:56 am

Would your child enjoy running with friends after school?

The PTA-sponsored Sligo Creek Striders after-school run club will:

  • Introduce students to running as a lifelong form of exercise with a focus on participation and self improvement. 
  • Improve social emotional skills and provide opportunities to socialize and bond with other young runners.

The Sligo Creek Striders are gender and ability inclusive for grades K-5. 

We will meet Mondays from 4-5pm at the school track

The Spring Session will run from Monday March 20th until May 22nd. *Note there will be no practice April 3rd or 10th due to spring break.

Cost for the 8 week run club will be $35 and will include a t-shirt and an end of season celebration.


If your child is interested you can sign up here. Spots are limited based on the number of coaches.


We are also recruiting coaches. Can you help? Prior experience running and coaching is NOT necessary! Please email with any questions.
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World Culture Day is coming up March 24 and we need You!

3/8/2023 10:43 am

Our  school's annual World Culture Day event is coming up in a month's time. World Culture Day (WCD) is a parent led and PTA supported schoolwide that we have organized since 2016. WCD showcases the different countries represented in our school community and introduces students to different cultural practices with the goal of nurturing understanding, curiosity, tolerance, respect for each other and for people who come from different countries and/or have different cultural practices than our own. 


Over the years, we have had a combination of parent/family presenters and embassy partners who present to all students during the course of a school day, sharing art, music, clothing, artifacts, food, geography, language, and other aspects of their countries and cultures. 


We invite volunteers to sign up via this SignUp Genius. If you're new to SCES and/or would like to find out more about the event, please email


And, if you, or someone you know, would be interested in sponsoring the event, please check out sponsorship details towards the bottom of the PTA Post and reach out to with any questions. Thank you SCES community!

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Winter Afterschool Enrichment Opportunities

1/6/2023 2:54 pm

Visit to register today! 

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Afterschool Enrichment at SCES

9/4/2022 5:26 pm

Afterschool Enrichment Flyer 2022

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First Day of School 22-23!!!

8/29/2022 7:06 pm

We are so excited to be back at school.  Here are some wonderful pictures of our students chalking the school and getting it beautiful for our return and lots of happy smiles on the first day back.  We hope it's a safe, fun, calm, and wonderful year for our students, teachers and staff.



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School Spruce Up Gratitude

8/3/2022 6:31 am

A huge thanks to Dara Goldberg, Amanda and Rob Hill, Tony Irish, John Kent, Vero Elizalde McCartt, Elisabeth Oppenheimer, Jolyn Russell, and incoming K parent Lauren (whose last name I didn’t catch, but how amazing is that? Not even at school yet and already at work!) for power washing and painting.

It looks incredible! So thankful for the willingness of this community to get their hands dirty.
Before and After Pics

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