Originally delivered on 3/22/2021 2:42 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post March 22 - 26

Week of March 22-26

Important Upcoming Dates:

March 22    Antiracism Parent Connection Meeting  
March 29- April 5  
Spring Break - no school
April 6  Virtual learning for all students  
April 7  Virtual learning for all students (typical Weds schedule)
April 7PTA Meeting @ 7 PM 
April 8  4th and 5th graders in rotation A return in person  
April 12  4th and 5th graders in rotation B return in person  

Reminder: School remains virtual on Wednesdays for ALL students, including those who returned in-person. 

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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Antiracism Parent Connection Group - March 22 @ 8 PM

Please join us tonight for a conversation on Antiracism in the Hybrid Classroom. For this month's meeting, we'll discuss potential reasons for racial disparities in virtual vs. in-person learning. 

We'll look at the issue through the lens of the linked articles below, as well as create space to share observations and opportunities for more equitable instruction at SCES. 

Monday, March 22nd from 8:00-9:15


Meeting ID: 851 6294 8115

Passcode: 626618

We look forward to a lively discussion.

Alexa Spencer, Pavy Bacon, Ellen Mowry & Carrie Callaghan

(parent volunteers on behalf of the antiracism book club)

PTA Meeting - Wednesday, April 7 at 7 PM

Join us on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 PM for our monthly PTA meeting. Zoom link to come on April 5. 

Spring Break Travel

Please review this update from MCPS regarding travel, which was released on Friday, March 12, 2021: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/publicinfo/community/school-year-2020-2021/Community-Update-20210312.html


MCPS is strongly encouraging families and staff not to travel outside of Maryland and neighboring states at this time. If students or employees travel, they are strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of returning and should consider self-quarantining while awaiting results. We understand that many staff and families have already made plans to travel out of state during spring break. However, to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 in schools once people return from spring break, Tuesday, April 6 will be a virtual learning day for ALL students. Wednesday, April 7 will remain a virtual day as scheduled. Students scheduled to return on April 6 (Group 1.2) will return to buildings on Thursday, April 8.

We need YOU to make this Spring Special!
  • The GeoBowl planning committee hopes to hold this popular annual event in 2021. Email events@scespta.org to support planning and preparation for the GeoBowl.  
  • World Culture Day is in the early stages of planning. We have a committee leader and are looking for additional volunteers to help make an event happen this spring. It would be a Zoom-based assembly. Email events@scespta.org if you’re able to help.  
  • SCES PTA seeks a Teacher Appreciation Committee chair. Contact communications@scespta.org if interested.  
Easy Ways to Support SCES

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.  


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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