Originally delivered on 5/17/2021 4:09 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post May 17-21

Week of May 17-21

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 31  Memorial Day; No School   
June 2  PTA Meeting  
June 4  World Culture Day at SCES  
June 9  GeoBowl  

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.


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The PTA Post is online here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/pta-post-newsletter 

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MCPS 2021 All-County Art Show

The Montgomery County Public Schools 2021 All-County Art Show is live on the MCPS Office of Fine Arts website. We’re so proud of the innovation and creativity students consistently demonstrated in our remote art classes. 

We invite you to enjoy and celebrate the lovely artwork included in the virtual gallery. Congratulations to the students from Sligo Creek Elementary School whose art was selected to represent our school!  

To access the show go to the link below:  


  • On the Fine Arts Portal click 'Elementary Schools'  
  • Scroll down to Sligo Creek  
  • Click on 'Sligo Creek' and Google slideshow will begin running  
Final PTA Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM


Meeting ID: 441 142 5904

Passcode: 3e0iqL

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PTA Positions Open

The PTA needs a few new Board Members and Committee Chairs for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please contact us before the June 2 PTA Meeting if you're interested in providing some greatly appreciated support to our school community. 

PTA Board Openings include:  

  • Secretary  
  • VP of Academic Affairs  
  • VP of Membership

Committee Chair Openings include:  

  • Kindergarten Playdates  
  • Listserv/Facebook Moderator  
  • Webmaster
  • 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.

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We Need Your Books!

Looking for a chance to de-clutter? The annual SCES Book Share is happening in early June. 

Starting this Thursday, there will be a bin under the canopy by the car circle for book donations. We need all kinds of gently used books to share with our students, particularly chapter books, French books, and graphic novels. (No board books or books with religious themes, please.) 

Each class at SCES will have a chance to stop by the book share for students to select a book to keep, and time will be set aside for virtual students to pick out a book, too. 

More details to come (including a call for volunteers), but for now, please take this opportunity to donate any books that your student(s) are ready to part with to SCES! 

GeoBowl 2021

GeoBowl will take place on June 9 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM via Zoom. Our organizing committee could use some assistance with technology. Please contact Jeremy Kanthor at jkantho@hotmail.com if you can help. 

Easy Ways to Support SCES

First, a HUGE THANKS to Kate for volunteering to head the "Painless Fundraising" committee. After years of service, Chi Nguyen stepped down last year and the position has been vacant since. Thank you, Kate!

Several opportunities to earn funds for SCES follow.

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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