Originally delivered on 8/23/2021 1:27 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post August 23-27

Week of August 23-27

Important Upcoming Dates:

August 23 First Grade Playdate - 5 PM  
August 24Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social 3-4 PM
August 25Kindergarten Playdate - 5 PM
August 27  Open House (details below) - 2-3 PM 
August 29Chalking "Welcome Back" Messages at SCES
August 30First Day of School!

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 

Illustration of popsicles and ice cream bar
Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social


On the SCES playground, 500 Schuyler Rd, to the left of the school and to the back

Meet the Sligo Creek Elementary School leadership team, including Interim Principal Ms. Stephanie Nesmith. Drop-in between 3-4 PM on Aug. 24 to say hello and share a cold treat!

*This event is outside on the playground and not all teachers will be present. The Aug. 27 Open House from 2-3 PM is when families will have a chance to go into the school to see the classrooms and meet teachers.*

Sligo Creek Elementary School Open House


Grades K, 3, and 5 are invited to arrive between 2-2:30 pm

Grades 1, 2 and 4 are invited to arrive between 2:30-3 pm

This event is for families and students and is a chance to find your classroom(s), meet your teacher(s), and drop off supplies for your student.

(Dropping off supplies on Aug. 27 isn't necessary, it's just a handy way to get them to school so that your student doesn't have to carry them on the bus or in their backpack.)

Illustration of boy hugging a pile of books with a heart floating over the books
Playdates for Kindergarten and First Grade Students

Come out to meet other incoming kindergarten and first grade families and chat with school veterans at the following playdates:

First Graders - August 23 at 5:00 PM

Kindergarteners - August 25 at 5:00 PM

SCES playground, behind the school and to the left, 500 Schuyler Rd

Image of SCES families creating chalk messages on the black top
Chalking "Welcome Back" Messages

It's a Sligo Creek Elementary School tradition to meet up on the day before school starts to chalk "Welcome Back" (or "bienvenu") messages around the school entryways. Join us at 10 AM on August 29 (weather permitting) to send out some positive vibes as the school year commences. 

Photos of bright, inspirational artwork painted by Ms. Brooking in SCES bathrooms
Speaking of Positive Messages, Check this Out!

Ms. Brooking, our 5th grade team's lead teacher, was busy this summer adding positive affirmations to the student restrooms around school. They look bright, welcoming, and are full of good vibes. How lucky are we to have talent like hers around to inspire our students (and us!)? 

Newly Beautiful Staff Lounge

While we're unveiling school updates and beautifications, please take a moment to admire the gorgeous STAFF LOUNGE, refurbished and painted by your PTA board this summer. Particularly impressive are the ceiling tiles, hand-painted by none other than Rick Bacon, PTA President. Rick also installed a new sofa, coffee station, refrigerator, and a microwave cart with no fewer than THREE microwaves. No waiting in line at staff lunchtime anymore! 

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this effort as part of our year-end gift to staff last year.

Welcome Back Breakfast for our Fabulous SCES Staff

Mr. B had the music pumping and there was great energy in the room this morning as staff met to prepare for the year. Thank you Jennifer Meyer for shopping and setting up this lovely spread, and Lisa Ferrugia Atkinson for helping with clean up.

Would you like to help show staff lots of appreciation and support this year?

We really need a Staff Appreciation Committee lead! 

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

Outdoor Lunch Status

The PTA has been working on an outdoor lunch proposal. Members of the board met with Ms. Nesmith last week to present her with some ideas. We have 50+ volunteers willing to assist with outdoor lunch and our hopeand Ms. Nesmith's intentionis that we will be able to get students outside on as many days as possible. 

Ms. Nesmith and staff are still determining what the exact lunch scenario will be. The Parent Q&A that Ms. Nesmith offered is online here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rrFeXN4nOQXpCQPPILJtWHjQ47FZZlWnmZb_o5M-b8w/edit.

Particularly if you plan to assist with outdoor lunch monitoring, please ensure that your volunteer status is up-to-date by taking the required MCPS training, online here: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/#Volunteer.  Be on the lookout for a specific sign-up from the PTA once we know exactly what volunteer power is needed (and when) for school lunch.

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.


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.


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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