Originally delivered on 2/1/2021 5:18 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Feb. 1 - 5

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Week of Feb. 1-5

Important Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 3
3rd Quarter Materials Pick-Up 
Feb. 3PTA Meeting @ 8 PM
Feb. 12No School - Professional Day
Feb. 15No School - Holiday

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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PTA Meeting Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 8 PM

Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 8 PM.  

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/4411425904?pwd=MDhyVVlpOFZDNW1LL1dpd1RZM1c4UT09  

Meeting ID: 441 142 5904  

Passcode: 3e0iqL  

Toward an Antiracist SCES 3rd-5th Grade Student/Parent Survey

The parent-led group, Toward an Anti-Racist Sligo Creek Elementary School, is committed to move our school community along a specific anti-racist continuum. One of the most important early steps is to understand how students and parents in the SCES perceive the climate in the school community.     

We have created surveys for parents as well as for students in grades 3-5. We are asking all parents to help make sure they and their children in grades 3-5 complete the survey. Parent surveys are available in English, Spanish, French, and Amharic. Student surveys are available in English, French, and Spanish.    

Please know we will be collecting these data anonymously, in order to make recommendations and decisions regarding the school's curriculum and policy, and to advocate on behalf of students and families like yours. Your individual responses will not be shared with the school, or with any other third parties.     

Here are the links to the surveys:  

Parents:https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_77Etx83F9rEK9Xn  

Password: Sligo20  


Students (Grades 3 to 5):https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0kCF8bO0nvptr01

Password: Sligo20  


If you have any questions about this process, or if you would like to get involved in the anti-racism group, please feel free to contact us directly via email, at toward-antiracist-sces@googlegroups.com.  

SCES Material Distribution for 3rd Quarter

The initial distribution of third quarter school materials will be next Wednesday, February 3.  Pick-up is from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm.   

SCES will distribute Academy materials to the side of the school, by the cafeteria. French Immersion materials will be issued in the car circle.

MCPS HS Student-Led Groups Offering Free Virtual/Remote Tutoring to K-8 Students

MCPS High School student-led groups are providing free virtual tutoring to K-8 students across the county. These student tutors have either an MCPS faculty or non-profit SSL sponsor and have been through a formal interview process. Tutors have also taken the MCPS Volunteers and Contractors: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, online training course.

Many of these student-led groups have posted their services on a platform called Kiddo (https://www.kiddo.us/), which provides families looking for free learning support a single place to search and register for those services. 

Families can also contact the student-led tutoring services directly:  

Stepping Stone Tutoring- Led by Montgomery Blair HS students: https://www.steppingstonetutoring.org/  

Montgomery County Virtual Tutoring Project- Led by Clarksburg HS students:  https://sites.google.com/view/moco-virtual-tutoring/home?authuser=0  

SparkStars Tutoring- Led by Montgomery Blair/Richard Montgomery HS students:  https://sparkstarstutoring.weebly.com/  

Centro de Asistencia Social y Orientación - Led by Montgomery Blair and Richard Montgomery HS students:  https://www.casodc.org/ 

Generation Z Tutoring- Led by Richard Montgomery HS students:  http://rmhsgenerationz.weebly.com/  

Aurora Tutoring- Led by Walter Johnson HS students:  https://auroratutoringmcps.wixsite.com/my-site  

NOTE: the student-led programs operate independent registration sites, but have joined this central platform. Kiddo is a local Montgomery County startup that is completely free to use for all families and service providers. It was built with the intention of being a central space for families and local enrichment service providers to connect, with a core social mission around driving extracurricular programming accessibility to underserved communities.  

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact ssl@mccpta.org.  

School Reopening Plan

On January 12, the Board of Education met to determine if health metrics could be met by February 1 for a safe return to in-person learning. It was decided that school will remain virtual until at least March 15, 2021. For more details please see: https://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/board-of-education-votes-to-remain-in-virtual-learning-until-march-15/  

On Wednesday January 20, Governor Hogan held a press conference with School Superintendent Karen Salmon,  to express a desire to see Maryland schools open no later than March 1, 2021. 

https://governor.maryland.gov/2021/01/21/governor-hogan-state-superintendent-call-on-maryland-schools-to-reopen-for-in-person-learning-by-march-1/  

The following day, County Executive Marc Elrich delivered a response to Governor Hogan’s press conference:  

https://montgomerycomd.blogspot.com  

Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent, Jack Smith, also issued a brief response  to Governor Hogan's challenge:  

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?pagetype=showrelease&id=10525&type=&startYear=&pageNumber=&mode=  

Many questions still exist concerning our schools reopening soon. Any new information will be posted on school listserv.  

Family Needs Survey

Please fill out the survey below indicating any items your children need (clothing, food, school supplies). 

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.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQpb3bS_is85RGb_AkoBliL1U1NiP9vvchbl6KkpSYIpFK3A/viewform  

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. 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.  

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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).  


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