Originally delivered on 4/12/2021 10:23 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post April 12-16

Week of April 12-16

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 12   4th-5th graders in rotation B return in person      
April 14  Material Distribution for virtual students, 12-3 PM  
April 16    No school - end of quarter grading  

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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Opt-In to Covid Testing

SCES did not have enough consent forms to submit samples for COVID-19 testing last week. The school will resume testing on Friday, April 23.  

If you already turned in a consent form for your student, you are not required to turn in a second one. Families who wish to opt-in to testing should complete the form. Click on the appropriate link below to access the English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, or Amharic documents.  

We've requested that SCES send hard copies home with students to return with signature. For now, however, you'll need to fill out the form and email it to Ms. Terry at Vanessa_L_Terry@mcpsmd.org.

  •  English Version  


  • Spanish Version   


  • French Version  


  • Portuguese Version  


  • Chinese Version  


  • Amharic Version  


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Materials Pick-Up for Virtual Students on Wednesday, April 14

Wednesday, April 14th SCES will distribute materials for quarter #4 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM for virtual students. In-person students will receive their 4th quarter materials at school. Mr. Rand will send more information about pick-up tomorrow.

MCCPTA 2021 Resolution on SROs

On April 7, MCCPTA adopted a resolution regarding School Resource Officers (SROs)Montgomery County Police Officers assigned to high school campuses and certain other schools.  A draft of the resolution, which generally advocated for the removal of SROs from MCPS campuses and a re-imagining of the program, was reviewed by our Towards an Anti-Racist SCES committee, who firmly supported it. This was echoed in an informal poll at our PTA meeting in early March.  


Press Release  

SCES MCCPTA representative Joe Shashaty stated, "...it is my sincere hope that the result of this resolution, which will be put to MCPS, the Board of Education, the Montgomery County Council and others, is a school environment that is safe, welcoming and fair to all students and families. I feel that the adopted resolution has that aim, and I hope that the leadership audience to whom it is presented will work to achieve it."  

World Culture Day is a GO!

We're thrilled to announce that World Culture Day will take place via Zoom on Friday, June 4th from 2:00-2:45 PM.

We need volunteers to make this happen!  

Our ambassadors (you!) will bring different countries and cultures into the Zoom classroom to share 5-10 minute long presentations.  

Think about activities that translate well to a virtual setting, such as: 

  • Teach a simple dance;  
  • Help students learn a few words in a new language;  
  • Cook a simple, traditional dish and share the recipe;  
  • Lead a coloring activity of the country’s flag or map;  
  • Share music or artwork;  
  • Focus on an interesting geographic element;  
  • Discuss the animal or plant life unique to your region. 

This should be fun for volunteers and students alike. We hope that everyone will walk away with a new nugget of information and an appreciation for a different country or culture.  

Interested in contributing to making this year’s WCD a success?  

Sign up here:  


Please contact farahnageer@yahoo.com if you have questions.

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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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