Originally delivered on 6/1/2021 3:17 pm


Week of June 1-4

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 1-8  SCES Book Share  
June 2  PTA Meeting  
June 4  World Culture Day at SCES  
June 8SCES Antiracism End-of-Year Meeting
June 9  GeoBowl  
June 11  Memory Book Pick-Up for 5th Graders  

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 

Final PTA Meeting of the Year

Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM


Meeting ID: 441 142 5904

Passcode: 3e0iqL

SCES Antiracism End-of-Year Meeting

Before the school year officially ends, we invite all interested parents and guardians to join a meeting by Zoom next Tuesday evening (June 8) at 8 PM to review the results of the survey we circulated this spring to both parents and 3rd-5th graders, discuss takeaways, and make actionable plans in preparation for the coming school year.


Topic: SCES Antiracism End-of-Year Meeting

Time: Jun 8, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 819 7332 0770

Passcode: 417890

Please email Alicia Dupre with any questions (alicia_dupre@yahoo.com).

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

The Annual SCES Book Share is happening now: June 1 and 3 / June 7 and 8 (to cover A and B weeks for in-person students). 

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

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


*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, created an FAQ regarding summer school (updated on Friday, May 28). 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. This year we'll explore 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 (an incredible resource created by a SCES parent!), which aims to broaden awareness about different people and cultures. 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

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 new appliances, updated furnishings, paint and decor, and some general TLC.

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


Are you an interior designer, organizer, or stager (aspiring or pro)?

We're wondering if there might be a generous individual in our SCES community who would be willing to take a look at the Staff Lounge and give us a few tips for making the space more welcoming.

If that person is you, please contact Rick at president@scespta.org or Brenna at communications@scespta.org.

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.

Banner with Salamanders Congratulating Students
5th Grade Memory Book Pick-Up on June 11 from 4-6 PM

On Friday, June 11, from 4-6 pm, all 5th graders are invited to celebrate the end of the school year and to pick up their memory books outside at SCES. 

We'll have a backdrop for photos, and your 5th grade teachers will be present to cheer you on as you get your memory books, take photos, and celebrate safely together. (Masks required.) 

If 5th grade families would like to help out with music, food, and decorations, please contact Katie Stauss at katiestauss@gmail.com. Any donation is appreciated (by Monday, June 7 please), but contributions are *not* required.  

If you can't attend the memory book pick-up and celebration on June 11 (fingers crossed that you can!), we'll be sure to get every graduating student a book in class or by delivery, porch pick-up, or mail. 

- The 5th Grade Promotion Planning Committee  

SSL Information for 5th Graders

If you have a 5th grader please review this link for an overview on Student Service Learning (SSL). Current 5th grade students may begin earning SSL hours on June 17, 2021. For more information, see the following presentation:


Easy Ways to Support SCES

A big THANKS to Katie Ryan for volunteering to help with these important sources of support for our school. More ideas from Katie coming soon!

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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