Originally delivered on 6/7/2021 9:48 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post June 7-11

Week of June 7-11

Important Upcoming Dates:

June 7-8  SCES Book Share  
June 8SCES Antiracism End-of-Year Meeting
June 9  GeoBowl  
June 11  Memory Books & Celebration for 5th Graders  
June 16Final Day of School (half day)

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.


Para leer el boletin, de click con el boton derecho del raton (mouse). Elija "traducir" seleccionando "espanol". Use el navegador the internet Google Chrome o MIcrosof Edge.  


Pour lire la newsletter en français, ouvrez-la à l'aide du navigateur Internet Chrome ou Microsoft Edge. Faites un clic droit et choisissez "Traduire" puis sélectionnez le français.  


።berarī werek’etuni be’āmarinya lemanibebi ye Chrome yebeyinemerebi āsashi bemet’ek’emi yikifetuti ፡፡ bek’enyi t’ek’i yadirigu ina “terigumi” ni merit’ewi kezīya āmarinyani yimiret’u።    

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 

Illustration of hands holding a book with trees, clouds and a sun rising from the pages
Book Share Ends Tomorrow (June 8)

Hooray for a successful SCES Book Share! 

Thanks to Susie Leong for organizing, and to volunteers Lindsay Addington, Emily Bleimund, Carrie Callaghan, Meghan Conaghan, Marlo Greer, Hannah Guedenet,  Carmina Lamare, Jennifer Meyer, Susanne Mount. Farah Nageer-Kanthor, Jennifer Sullivan, and Rebecca Weaver.

During the final day of the book share, Tuesday, June 8, students are welcome to pick out extra books. Virtual students who weren’t able to visit last week, please stop by to "shop" any time from 9:45 AM - 3:20 PM.

Speaking of books ...

Illustration of boy hugging a pile of books with a heart floating over the books
Summer is for Pleasure Reading!

... and reading to keep up those valuable skills students worked on all year, so that they are ready for the next grade.  

To encourage students to keep reading throughout the summer, SCES is promoting a Summer Reading Bingo board and Reading Log!  

You can find copies in French and English on the SCES website, as well as right here. Students who turn in their completed Bingo board will get a reading ribbon and certificate in the fall.  

Happy Summer Reading!

English Summer Reading Log 

French Summer Reading Log

K-2 English BINGO

K-2 French BINGO

3-5 Enligh BINGO

3-5 French BINGO

SCES Antiracism End-of-Year Meeting

We invite all interested parents and guardians to join a meeting by Zoom on 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).

Image of globe surrounded by diverse children
World Culture Day 2021

We experienced our first virtual World Culture Day last week! 

Thank you to our incredible presenters:  

Burundi – Aline Niyonkuru  

Greece – Maria Paleocrassas  

Guyana – Farah Nageer-Kanthor  

India – Pavy Bacon  

Jamaica – Sean Bruce  

Poland – Bart Maczynski  

Venezuela – Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera   

Vietnam – Phuong-Dai Nguyen  

And a special thank you to Farah Nageer for your tremendous leadership. You pulled off a major event during a pandemic, the students loved it, and we all learned something new. 

Bravo, bem feito, ਬਹੁਤ ਖੂਬ, sophos, बहुत बढ़िया, dobra robota, big up, làm tốt, and trè bon!

Banner with Salamanders Congratulating Students
5th Grade Celebration June 11, 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 at SCES. Masks will be required for both kids and adults.

Toastmasters, amateur DJs, all who embrace the microphone: we could use an MC for the evening! If interested email Kelly at kvaena@gmail.com.

If your child’s dismissal routine will change for Friday, please write your teacher and the attendance secretary to let her know (Robyn_N_Saunders@mcpsmd.org).

RSVP by Wednesday via the link below so that we can ensure plenty of pizza, treats, and water. A group of parents is planning a Clap Out starting around 4:45 PM, so please be on the playground by then if your student would like to participate. 


We look forward to celebrating with you on Friday!

- The 5th Grade Promotion Planning Committee  

Summer School FAQ

Joe Shashaty, our MCCPTA delegate, created an FAQ regarding summer school (updatedon Friday, May 28). Please find it on the PTA website here:  


At the PTA Meeting last week, Mr. Rand stated that he hoped to share updates on staffing and availability of summer school classes tomorrow (Tuesday, June 8). 

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. 


As of Monday, June 7, we've raised $3,695 toward the staff lounge refresh and plan to also give each staff member a $25 gift card. We hope to make class gifts more equal across SCES between FI, Academy, and other staff who work so hard all year long.  

Thank you for showing your support and appreciation!

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

Would you be willing to take a look at the staff lounge and give us a few tips for making the space more welcoming?

Please contact Rick at president@scespta.org or Brenna at communications@scespta.org.

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PTA Positions Open

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

Thanks to Katie Ryan for volunteering to lead the "Painless Fundraising" committee, and to Veronica Elizalde McCartt for heading up the Kindergarten welcome committee. 

PTA Board Openings:  

  • Secretary (*critical*) 
  • VP of Academic Affairs  
  • VP of Membership

Committee Chair Openings include:  

  • Listserv/Facebook Moderator  
  • Webmaster
  • Staff Appreciation   
  • ... and more!  

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

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

Easy Ways to Support SCES

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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