Originally delivered on 5/24/2021 3:36 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post May 24-28

Week of May 24-28

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 31  Memorial Day; No School   
June 1-8  SCES Book Share  
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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በራሪ ወረቀቱን በአማርኛ ለማንበብ የ Chrome የበይነመረብ አሳሽ በመጠቀም ይክፈቱት ፡፡ በቀኝ ጠቅ ያድርጉ እና “ተርጉም” ን መርጠው ከዚያ አማርኛን ይምረጡ   


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

SCES Antiracism Group Meeting Tonight @ 8 PM

The SCES Antiracism group's final Parent Connection & Action Series meeting of this school year will take place tonight (Monday evening, May 24th, @ 8 PM) via Zoom, and we'd love for you to join us.


We'll debrief the group's activities over the last yearstarting with the book club and morphing mid-year into a space focused on building connection and identifying relevant actionand then look forward to the year ahead.

Salamander on top of a pile of books
Annual Book Share Call for Volunteers & Books

The Annual SCES Book Share will take place June 1 and 3 as well as June 7 and 8 (to cover A and B weeks). In-person students will choose a book to take home while they are in school. 

Virtual students are invited to stop by school from 5-7 PM on June 1 or June 3 to pick out a book.*

  • Volunteers will help students "shop" for books. All of the books are free and the students really light up knowing they can pick a few free books to take home!  Please sign up for one or more shifts here (link also pasted below).  


  • For the book share to be a success, we need your gently used books. Please drop them off in the bin outside of school or contact Susie at 301-455-4487 for a pick-up if you have a bag or box or more to donate.

  • You can purchase used books to donate from thrift stores (Value Village and FOLMC bookstore in Rockville.) Graphic novels and series books are always popular. You may also consider buying new books from our local Black-owned bookstore, Loyalty Books (www.loyaltybookstores.com), to help make sure we are offering as diverse a selection of books as possible to excite our students and reflect their living experiences (or expose them to new worlds!).  

*Virtual students can pick up their World Culture Day packets during the evening hours of the Book Share.  

Summer School FAQ

Joe Shashaty, our MCCPTA delegate, kindly coordinated with Principal Rand and Ms. Perkins to create an FAQ regarding summer school. Please find it on the PTA website here:  


After reading the FAQ, additional questions may be directed to Yasmin_M_Perkins@mcpsmd.org; please consider copying Joe Shashaty at joe@shashaty.net, for later inclusion in the FAQ on our PTA site.

Image of globe surrounded by diverse children
World Culture Day 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021   |   2:00 - 2:45 PM

Zoom Meeting:


Meeting ID: 913 6762 0497

Passcode: WCD2021

World Culture Day is a Sligo Creek Elementary School tradition that enriches our students' awareness of their classmates and the world. While this year's event will differ from the full-day experience of a typical school year, we'll Zoom in to take a trip around the world, exploring the cultures of:

  • Burundi

  • Greece

  • Guyana

  • India

  • Jamaica

  • Poland

  • Venezuela, and

  • Vietnam.

Join us for music, art, geography, language, and more!

Additionally, each SCES student will receive a handout about culture from Ditto Kids magazine, created by a SCES parent, which aims to broaden awareness about different people and cultures. Several complete issues of Ditto Kids will be in each classroom at Sligo Creek and available in the media center. Virtual students are invited to stop by school from 5-7 PM on June 1 or June 3 to pick up their World Culture Day packets. 

Crayon drawing of red heart
End-of-Year Gifts to Staff

We often think about gifts for our teachers and staff as the school year comes to a close.  

The PTA is suggesting a different approach to this year's end-of-year class gifts.   

Please consider using the link below to contribute to a collective SCES staff giftthe refurbishment of the staff lounge for the 2021-2022 school year. The lounge needs a new microwave, updated furnishings, paint and decor; and possibly a new refrigerator with a hook-up to a water line to allow for water and ice to be dispensed.   

We hope to make class gifts more equal across SCES between FI, Academy, and other staff who work so hard all year long.  

Please consider giving here if you're able: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/form/m/142444

Final PTA Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM


Meeting ID: 441 142 5904

Passcode: 3e0iqL

Colorful raised hands with signs that say
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. 

Many thanks to Katie Ryan for volunteering to head up the "Painless Fundraising" committee. 

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.

Easy Ways to Support SCES

First, a HUGE THANKS to Katie Ryan for volunteering to help with these important sources of support for our school.

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.

Katie has also placed a box under the canopy by the car circle for Box Tops for Education. It will be located next to the book collection box for the SCES Book Share, so if you have any of the old clip-out BoxTops saved up, please drop them off at school for Katie.


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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