Originally delivered on 2/22/2021 2:56 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Feb. 22 - 26

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Week of Feb. 22-26

Important Upcoming Dates:

Feb. 22  SCES Antiracism Parent Connection Meeting  
Feb. 23  SCES Town Hall @ 7 PM  
*log-in via your students' MCPS account.*   
Feb. 24    MCPS Return-to-School Conversation @ 6:30 PM    
Feb. 25  Coffee with Mr. Rand @ 8:15 AM    
*log-in via your students' MCPS account.*  
Feb. 26  Deadline for in-person/virtual school choice  
March 3  PTA Meeting @ 8 PM  
March 8  No school  
March 9-10  Asynchronous learning (no teacher support)  

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።    

በራሪ ወረቀቱን በአማርኛ ለማንበብ የ Chrome የበይነመረብ አሳሽ በመጠቀም ይክፈቱት ፡፡ በቀኝ ጠቅ ያድርጉ እና “ተርጉም” ን መርጠው ከዚያ አማርኛን ይምረጡ  

FAQs about School Re-Entry

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your questions with us last week. The compilation is online here and we have shared this document with Mr. Rand.  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Wlx89WyE_OsNwqlrbJMRUk1a-6QtSPcVZO77h0FOOw/edit?usp=sharing

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PTA co-president Rick Bacon created a list of FAQs and answers, which is posted on our website here.  

https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/reentryfaq  

DISCLAIMER: This FAQ was compiled by the PTA based on the best information available as of late Sunday evening, Feb. 21. These responses have not been reviewed or confirmed by SCES administration and are thus subject to change. This list does not include all of the questions received by the PTA. We will address additional questions once we obtain responsive information.  

Antiracism Parent Connection Group - Feb. 22 @ 8 PM

Topics to discuss:  

  • Implications of return to school  
  • Guidance to PTA re School Resource Officer removal

Countywide data shows significant differences in who is opting to return to school vs stay virtual. We'll discuss the implications and any related action items.  

Meeting Zoom link:   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89717901347?pwd=Z0U5TTFnT2tzMEw2bExFLzhqYU1yUT09

SCES Virtual Town Hall - Tuesday, Feb. 23 @ 7 PM

SCES Administration will host a Virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 PM.  

Virtual Town Hall Zoom Meeting  

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/3681261725?pwd=REI3bUx0UW8zSzYzTW0wa0RVNW5tZz09  

Meeting ID: 368 126 1725  

Passcode: 956561    

One tap mobile  

+13017158592,,3681261725# US (Washington DC)  

+16465588656,,3681261725# US (New York)  

 Dial by your location  

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)  

*Log-in via your students' MCPS account.*    

MCPS Return-to-School Conversation - Wednesday, Feb. 24 @ 6:30 PM

MCPS will host a virtual conversation for the community on the return-to-school plan on February 24 at 6:30 PM. The conversation will be streamed live on the MCPS website, MCPS TV, and on YouTube. Live Spanish interpretation will be provided. You can submit questions in advance by visiting www.mcpssubmitquestion.org.

Coffee with SCES Admin - Thursday, Feb. 25 @ 8:15 AM

Mr. Rand will host a Coffee Chat with SCES Administration on Thursday, February 25th at 8:15 AM. Please use the following link for that meeting:  

Join Zoom Meeting  

https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/j/3681261725?pwd=REI3bUx0UW8zSzYzTW0wa0RVNW5tZz09  

Meeting ID: 368 126 1725  

Passcode: 956561  

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,3681261725# US (Washington DC)

+16465588656,,3681261725# US (New York)

Dial by your location

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 368 126 1725

Find your local number: https://mcpsmd.zoom.us/u/kjcpSYUkv

SCES 3rd-5th Grade Antiracism Student/Parent Survey

If you haven't already, please fill out the school climate survey below and have your 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders do the same.  

This survey important to helping SCES progress along an antiracist continuum. The Data Committee spent a ton of time putting together a comprehensive, statistically rigorous survey that will inform the priorities of school administration, faculty/staff, and this parent advocacy group.  

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, or if you would like to get involved in the anti-racism group, please email toward-antiracist-sces@googlegroups.com.  

Looking for Easy Ways to Support our School?

Several opportunities to earn $ for SCES include the Harris Teeter TIE program https://www.harristeeter.com/tie/school-earnings and Coco Cola Give https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/. You can also select Sligo Creek Elementary School as your AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/) beneficiary and download the BoxTops app to your phone. More information follows:  


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).  

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

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

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Coca-Cola Give  

Through Coca-Cola Give, you can support SCES by donating your codes. SCES can use donated funds for extra-curricular activities including sports, technology, art and/or school supplies within our school. Search for Sligo Creek Elementary School at https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/. Scan code from your phone or enter code manually.  

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Harris Teeter  

Let the cashier know during check-out that you’d like to link SCES's account number (# 2010) to your Harris Teeter VIC card OR visit www.harristeeter.com to link your VIC card online. Once the account number (2010) is linked, every time you shop 5% of your Harris Teeter brand purchases will be contributed to our PTA.

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