Originally delivered on 4/27/2021 9:46 am

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post April 26-30

Week of April 26-30

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 3-7  

Staff Appreciation (details next week)

May 3
Flood SCES Staff Email with Love

May 4
Staff Lunch provided by the PTA

May 5
Send Love to our Specials Teachers 

May 6
Restock the Staff Lounge

May 7

Thanks a Bunch

May 5    
PTA Meeting

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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Staff Appreciation Week is May 3-7

Flyer Here (includes Specials Teachers' emails)


Monday, May 3rd  

Send an email to a staff member (or more than one!) about your favorite memory from this year or a note of thanks and appreciation.


Tuesday, May 4th  

PTA provided staff lunch.


Wednesday, May 5th  

Send love to our specials teachers: take a photo doing art, music, athletics and email it to SCES specials teachers.


Thursday, May 6th  

Help us restock the staff lounge with some delicious treats. Drop off at the car circle Thursday morning at 9 AM. There will be a cart in front of the building.  

Sign up to indicate what you're bringing here:



Friday, May 7th  

Thanks a bunch! Bring in a flower (store-bought or from your garden) for your teacher or another staff member, or draw a flower and send a virtual bouquet.

Megaphone with callout saying
PTA Positions Open

The PTA needs a few new Board Members and Committee Chairs for the 2021-2022 school year.  

PTA Board Openings include:  


VP of Academic Affairs  

VP of Membership  

Committee Chair Openings include:  

Kindergarten Playdates  

Listserv/Facebook Moderator  

Mobile Science Lab  

Painless Fundraising (BoxTops, loyalty cards, CocaCola, AmazonSmile)  

Staff Appreciation   

... and more!   

(See our website here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/committees)  

If you are interested or would like more information to consider, please contact Lisa Ferrugia Atkinson at vicepresident@scespta.org.

Sample class page layout for 5th grade memory book
Photos Needed for the 5th Grade Memory Book

We're working on a memory book for our 5th grade SCES students. We'd love to share a photo of every student on their class page. To do that, we need a portrait from you!  

The portraits don't need to be fancy or professional, just a decently up-close photo of your student taken within the past year. Phone pics are fine! Even a decent selfie would do.  

Along with the photo, please include your student's first and last name and their classroom teacher's name.  

Thanks so much for helping create a sweet momento for our students!

Bright blue and green globe
Virtual GeoBowl 2021

The GeoBowl is a Sligo Creek tradition where teams of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders compete on their geographic knowledge. If your child is interested in participating in GeoBowl 2021, please fill out this survey. The scaled-down event will run in English only, and will focus on one continent vs. the typical two. Once we determine if there is sufficient interest, we'll provide study packets to participants (digital; hard copy upon request) and assign teams across each grade level. 


All the best, 

GeoBowl 2021 Organizers 

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World Culture Day is a GO!

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 such as: 

  • Teaching a simple dance;  
  • Helping students learn a few words in a new language;  
  • Cooking a simple, traditional dish and sharing the recipe;  
  • Leading a coloring activity of the country’s flag or map;  
  • Sharing music or artwork;  
  • Focusing on an interesting geographic element;  
  • Discussing the animal or plant life unique to your region. 

This should be fun for volunteers and students alike!

Interested in making this year’s WCD a success?  

Sign up here:  


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

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.

AmazonSmile, BoxTops, CocaCola GIVE and Harris Teeter logos
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