Originally delivered on 3/8/2021 9:34 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post March 8 - 12

Week of March 8 - 12

Important Upcoming Dates:

March 9-10Asynchronous learning (no Zoom)
March 12  Early release day  
March 15  Return to in-person school* 
March 29-31No school - spring break

*For students who selected to return in-person in Grades K-2, Grade 3 on A/B rotation, Asperger Program students, and students in Grades 4-5 with special considerations; all other students remain virtual. Students in Grades 4-5 who elected to return in-person will phase in starting April 6.

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  

Back-to-School Resources

The PTA put together a flyer for students regarding the return to school. It includes links to a book, a video, and a worksheet to help you talk with your student(s) about their concerns. It's on our website here: 


Additionally, here are a few resources gathered from the web by members of the PTA Wellness Committee:  

Resources for Parents/Teachers

French Resources  



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Transportation Information for Students Returning In-Person

VERY IMPORTANT:   Please complete this Google form, letting the school know how your student will be arriving and dismissing each day so we can get them home properly.  The bus transportation information link is included:  Transportation Google Form   

Mask-Wearing Guidelines for MCPS

Please go over mask-wearing procedures with your child and make sure that your mask or face covering is MCPS approved. If you choose to provide your child’s own face covering, please make sure it follows these guidelines (gaiter-style face coverings that fit securely are allowed in the building, but not at recess for safety).  Here is a video for staff and parents regarding MCPS mask wearing.

FAQs about School Re-Entry

The official FAQ shared by SCES is online here:  


Prior to the school FAQ being shared, the PTA posted one our website here.   


Shopping for masks, teacher supplies, hand sanitizer? Support SCES!

If you're grabbing last-minute supplies before the return-to-school or refreshing your home set-up for Zoom, please select Sligo Creek Elementary School as your AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/) beneficiary. Other opportunities to earn for SCES include the BoxTops app, Harris Teeter TIE program https://www.harristeeter.com/tie/school-earnings, and Coco-Cola Give https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/

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.  


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.


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.  


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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