Originally delivered on 6/14/2021 2:52 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post June 14-16

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Week of June 7-11

Important Upcoming Dates:

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.

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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.  

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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. 

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።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   

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

Your 2020-2021 PTA By the Numbers

40 jump ropes

72 soccer balls  

10 weighted blankets  

200 face shields  

144 bottles of Microban (“Lysol”) Spray  

5 forehead thermometers   

115 bags of mulch  

5 Bluetooth speakers  

3 computer monitors  

320 boxes of tissues  

864 pieces of sidewalk chalk  

225 meals from Nando’s  

200 clear masks  

1,250 N95 masks    

and  

soccer goals donated to SCES by the PTA  

11 virtual events hosted  

1,000+ books gifted during the annual Book Share  

82 wishes granted via the SCES Giving Tree, ranging from office chairs to hand puppets   

93 donations to the Staff Appreciation Fund  

51 room parents   

90+ volunteers  

26 staff reimbursements (each year, the PTA offers up to $100 to part-time SCES staff, $150 for full-time staff, and $200 for specials staff to cover classroom expenses)  

130 memory books given to 5th graders and their teachers  

33 issues of the PTA Post published  

97 members joined the PTA  

While it's fun to see the numbers—our community never ceases to amaze!—and to celebrate what we've accomplished, what the numbers can't fully capture is the heart of SCES, and that heart is HUGE

Keep an eye out for issues of the PTA Post starting in late August (you can subscribe directly on the PTA website here:   https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/user_subscriptions). When we begin our membership drive for 2021-2022 PTA Members, please join!  

Our community grows stronger by the year, and that happens thanks to each of you.  

Your 2020-2021 PTA Board,  

Rick, Akbar, Lisa, Ryan, Tony, Laura, Deborah, Jennifer, and Brenna


Jumble of brightly colored numbers
Group of 5th Grade Girls at celebration
Akbar and Paul serve cupcakes at 5th Grade Celebration
Group of Boys at 5th Grade Celebration
Aidan King runs through clapping parents at 5th Grade Celebration
Leslie F with certificate at 5th Grade Celebration
Ms June's class in front of SCES banner at 5th Grade Celebration
Congratulations 5th Graders!

All 5th graders were invited to celebrate the end of the school year and pick up their memory books on Friday. Despite the rainy weather, we saw almost all of our 112 fifth-grade families, and it was a joy to share some outside, fully-masked time together before moving on to middle school. 

Fifth-graders, we'll miss you so very much! Thanks for the many talents, thoughts, and gifts you've shared with our community during your time at SCES.

Charles holding Memory Book at 5th Grade Celebration
Signing Books at 5th Grade Celebration
Group photo from 5th Grade Celebration
Students walking during Clapout at 5th Grade Celebration
Two students hugging in masks at 5th grade celebration
Students walk through clapout line during 5th Grade Celebration
Virtual Summer Institute for Male Students

The BOND Learning and Leadership Institute is an enrichment opportunity for male students (Grades 4-12) in Montgomery County Public Schools. This experience will develop and advance students' leadership skills as well as their personal awareness as social-emotional learners. 

Due to the scarcity of men of color in education, this is a unique opportunity for male-centered teaching and learning for our male students. 

Topics offered for Summer 2021 include:

For more information and to enroll, visithere:

Link also pasted below:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14yGAYD6t9OI2Alg2Iusl3T2pOGApmfdixi-4kYFIVfM/edit?ts=60c0b09f#slide=id.gdd6382167d_0_909

Book Share SUCCESS

Did you see those book share numbers above?! Our students and teachers received approximately 1,000 books over the past few weeks thanks to your generous donations. 

Thanks for kicking off summer reading with an excellent selection of books!

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

To encourage students to keep reading throughout the summer, SCES offers 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

Colorful raised hands with signs that say
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.

Thank you Room Parents!

A huge thank you to our 2020-2021 Room Parents, who helped us navigate a unique school year. It takes time and dedication to build community during a pandemic. We couldn't have done it without you! 

Farah and Jennifer, Room Parent Coordinators  


Kerry Dingle

Al MacDonald

Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

Monica Olego

Dara Goldberg

Laura Douglas

Tracie Siddiqui 

Aundrea Stevenson

Nathalie Pascoal-Tanner

Mr Guedenet 

Diana Sannino-Quintuli

Genevieve Laskey

Elizabeth Shaw

Alice Koethe

Kelly McCullough

Nicole Barrett 

Christina Vanderbloemen

Laura Hennen

Katie Ryan

Birgit Berg

Farah Nageer-Kanthor

Holli Jones Kimbrough

Megan Rook-Koepsel Parker


Sara Montanez

Katie Kinsey

Jenny Tharp

Kotrina Ozbek

Andrea Maertens

Carmina Galvez

Roxane Holton

Lindsay Addington

Jennifer Meyer

Kotrina Ozbek

Pavy Bacon

Amy Dawson Taggart 

Meghan Conaghan

Joanna DeLucia 

Abby Borkin

Amanda Gendron

Alexa Spencer

Farah Nageer-Kanthor

Chi Nguyen

Ellen Parkhurst 

Meredith Dedolph

Taylor Bhola

Janee Caslin

Julia Begley

Kelly Vaena

Anna Janson

Katie Stauss

Wendy King

Lyudmila Bond


Virtual Academy Application Process

The 2021-2022 Virtual Academy Application process opened on June 2, and will close July 2. MCPS will provide an in-person, five-day-a-week schedule for students in the fall. They will also offer a full-time virtual learning program for students in kindergarten through Grade 12. All families who feel this virtual program will be a good fit for their child are encouraged to apply.

Parents/guardians can submit an application by July 2 by:

  • Applying on ParentVUE. 
  • Dropping off a paper application and supporting documentation at the summer school office, located in Room 110 at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville, between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Emailing the application form and supporting documentation to MoCoVirtual@mcpsmd.org.

For more information and to complete an application, visit: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/virtualacademy/.  Parents/guardians can also send questions/comments to MoCoVirtual@mcpsmd.org.


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.  

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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.

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Mabel's Labels  

If you find yourself needing some personalized name labels, please consider supporting this fundraiser, and the PTA will earn 20% from your purchase! Your labels will ship to your house for free. They're great for lunch boxes, backpacks, clothes, shoes -- you name it!  

To purchase, go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for "Sligo Creek ES PTA." 

This fundraiser will run continuously, so it will be there whenever you have a labeling need.  

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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.  

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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, Harris Teeter and Mabel's Labels logos
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