Originally delivered on 12/21/2020 1:30 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Dec. 21 - 25

Week of Dec. 21 - 25

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 24-31Winter 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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።berarī werek’etuni be’āmarinya lemanibebi ye Chrome yebeyinemerebi āsashi bemet’ek’emi yikifetuti ፡፡ bek’enyi t’ek’i yadirigu ina “terigumi” ni merit’ewi kezīya āmarinyani yimiret’u።  


Pour lire la newsletter en français, ouvrez-la à l'aide du navigateur Internet Chrome ou Microsoft Edge. Faites un clic droit et choisissez "Traduire" puis sélectionnez le français.  

Revised Reopening Plan from MCPS

The MCPS Board of Education voted to delay the return of small groups of students from Jan. 12 to Feb. 1. More information is provided at the link below.  


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Thank you for Supporting SCES Students and Families

SCES community, THANK YOU. 

Your donations covered our school community's immediate need for coats, hats, scarves and gloves as the temperature drops. You also gave grocery gift cards to everyone who expressed interest going into the holiday break. The first round of collections this year met many needs, and for that we're so grateful.  

The challenges faced by those who are unemployed or underemployed due to Covid and social inequities will not disappear over winter break. If you're able to donate to assist families at our school, please do so at any time. We'll keep you posted as to when we plan to make the next round of distributions.

The PTA is a registered 501c3 and donations are tax-deductible. Many corporations will 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.  


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Help GeoBowl & World Culture Day Happen!

A 4th grade parent whose student LOVED participating in the GeoBowl last year has stepped up to help plan the 2021 virtual event.   

If you want to ensure that the GeoBowl happens, please contact Jennifer (events@scespta.org) or Brenna (communications@scespta.org) and we'll put you in touch with our 2021 lead volunteer. We could use your creative thinking to brainstorm what GeoBowl might look like this year--particularly if you have expertise with technology that could work for a quiz show format. With your support, we can make this happen!   

We're still looking for someone to lead our Teacher Appreciation Committee's efforts and to help plan a virtual World Culture Day as well. We have a potential lead on World Culture Day, but one volunteer can't do this alone. If you can help, please let us know.   

Interested? Contact events@scespta.org or communications@scespta.org.  

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Salamander Stride Winners

1st Place- Kindergarten (Mme Johnson)  

2nd Place- First Grade (Mme Anderson)  

3rd- Fourth Grade (Mme Ekani-Raze)  

4th- Third Grade (Mme Buche)  

5th- Second Grade (Mme Keundjou)  

6th- Fifth Grade (Miss June)  

We raised $16,754, which funds core PTA programs such as academic support for our teachers (through reimbursement for their supplies and professional development); special educational events; and community events. While we fell short of our fundraising goal, we're still hoping to make some exciting events happen in the new year (GeoBowl, a virtual Mad Science Assembly, and a virtual World Culture Day to start!).   

A big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Salamander Stride.   

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First Student Newspaper of the Year

The first 2020-2021 issue of our student-written newspaper, The Sligo Creek Gazette is out! Congratulations to all of the students who worked hard to produce The Gazette, and thanks to Mrs. Miller and the Sligo Creek Education Foundation for supporting their efforts.


Middle School Magnet Program Presentation Tonight

Attention 5th Grade Families:   

The Parent Presentation for Eastern and Takoma Park Middle School Magnet Programs will be live on the MCPS Website tonight, December 21, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (English), 7:00 p.m. (Spanish). We will provide the link to the recording to SCES families who cannot attend this meeting.

AmazonSmile & BoxTops

Looking for some easy ways to support our school? Select Sligo Creek Elementary School as your AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/beneficiary and download the BoxTops app to your phone. 

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.  


Scan Receipts for BOX TOPS  

1. Download the BOX TOP$ for Education App  

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

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

4.  Scan your grocery receipts within 14 days of purchasing (does need to include total -- does not need to include payment information).