Originally delivered on 12/14/2020 3:05 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Dec. 14 - 18

Week of Dec. 14 - 18

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 18
Coffee Chat with SCES Administration
Dec. 24-31  Winter Break   
Jan. 1Winter Break
Jan. 4School Resumes
Jan. 6PTA Meeting

This is a weekly e-newsletter compiled by the SCES PTA to share current and upcoming school events and other information important to our school community. Please subscribe directly under your profile on the PTA website and encourage all SCES families to sign up. If you have questions, contact communications@scespta.org.


The PTA Post is online here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/pta-post-newsletter


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Support Our Students and Families

SCES community, you are AMAZING. 

Your donations covered our school's winter coat drive for those families needing coats as the temperature drops. There are some hats, gloves and scarves remaining on the Amazon wish list, along with a few school supplies. 

Our greatest need now is grocery gift cards. 

To donate: 

1) Purchase a grocery gift card or VISA card from Safeway or Giant, or from our school's Amazon wish list. Make your selections and order the items to be sent to school to the attention of:  

Ms. Karen Hegerich, Sligo Creek Elementary School, 500 Schuyler Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

Items will be distributed to families on December 21, 2020. Please be sure to purchase through Amazon Smile, with SCES PTA as your recipient charity as well! 

Our wishlist is here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/LPX7PBANTA6D?ref_=wl_share  

2) Make a donation directly to the PTA, and we will use the funds to purchase items to give away. The PTA is a registered 501c3 and donations are tax-deductible. Many corporations will also match donations. 

Donate here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/16505524 

Family Needs Survey

Please fill out the survey below indicating any items your children need right now. 

Your responses will be kept 100% confidential and will go straight to Ms. Hegerich, our School Counselor. 

This survey will remain open as long as needed.  


Free Food and Flu Shots - Dec. 20

Sunday, Dec. 20 from 10 AM to Noon  

Safeway at 122210 Plum Orchard Drive, Ste 214, Silver Spring MD 20904  

Free Meals and Flu Shots  


Domingo 20 de diciembre de 10 a 12

Safeway en 122210 Plum Orchard Drive, Ste 214, Silver Spring MD 20904

Comidas gratuitas y vacunas contra la gripe


እሑድ, ታህሳስ 20 ከ 10 ሰዓት እስከ ምሳ

ሴፍዌይ በ 122210 ፕላም የአትክልት ስፍራ ድራይቭ ፣ እስቴ 214 ፣ ሲልቨር ስፕሪንግ ኤምዲ 20904

ነፃ ምግቦች እና የጉንፋን ምልክቶች


Dimanche 20 décembre de 10h à midi

Safeway à 122210 Plum Orchard Drive, Ste 214, Silver Spring MD 20904

Repas gratuits et vaccins contre la grippe  


Coffee Chat with Admin - Friday, Dec. 18 @ 8:15 AM

Zoom Meeting link:  


Meeting ID: 368 126 1725    Passcode: 956561  

Seeking 5th Grade Graduation, GeoBowl & World Culture Day Volunteers

The PTA Board will begin planning next semester's events later this week. Please contact Jennifer (events@scespta.org) or Brenna (communications@scespta.org) if interested in helping with:  

  • 5th Grade Graduation Committee
  • Geo Bowl 2021, and 
  • World Culture Day.   

We're still looking for someone to lead our Teacher Appreciation Committee's efforts as well.  

Joining a committee is a great way to connect with the SCES community and to make a difference for our school.   

Interested? Please contact events@scespta.org or communications@scespta.org.  

SCES Book Checkout

Check out up to three books from our school’s library collection and pick them up at the SCES car circle on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3 PM! 

Books will be checked out for two weeks and should be returned before additional books are checked out. Please return books from last school year, if possible (however, students will not be penalized for those books). 

Students can place a hold on books for pick-up until 6 PM on the Monday before the Wednesday pick-up. After that time, holds will be processed for the following week. 

A complete instruction page, courtesy of Ms. Elkins, is available online here: 


Sligo Creek Elementary & AmazonSmile

The holidays are approaching, and chances are you may place an order or two with Amazon. Our school benefits greatly when you select Sligo Creek Elementary School as your AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/beneficiary!  

Sign Up for AmazonSmile:  

1. http://smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.

3. Choose Sligo Creek Elementary School as your charity of choice.

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for http://smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.


Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app:

1. Open the App and find 'Settings' in the main menu.

2. Tap on 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the App.