Originally delivered on 8/30/2021 2:33 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post August 30-Sept. 3

Week of August 30-September 3

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 6 Labor Day (no school)

Sept. 7Non-instructional day (no school)

Sept. 9PTA Meeting (virtual)
6:30 PM  
Sept. 10  Welcome Back Party on the Playground5:30-7:30 PM  
Sept. 14Back to School Night (virtual)
6:30-7:30 PM  
Sept. 16Non-instructional day (no 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. We encourage all SCES families to sign up. If you have questions, contact communications@scespta.org.


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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   


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

Important Car Circle Updates for 2021
Illustration of new car circle pattern for 2021
First PTA Meeting of the Year

Thursday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 PM

Please join us for the first PTA Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year! All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Per MCPS guidance, our meetings will be virtual for now.

Ms. Nesmith will join us to discuss COVID-19 precautions and procedures at SCES, among other things.  

Join the PTA Zoom Meeting  

Meeting ID: 931 2147 1349
Passcode: SD6q4p  


We will host a second meeting just prior to the Welcome Back Party on the playground on Sept. 10 to officially vote in our slate of board members (yes, this still needs to happen in person; the logic of it all escapes me). Join us for that at 5:15 PM on Friday, Sept. 10!

Welcome Back Party on the Playground

Friday, Sept. 10 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for food trucks (Money Muscle BBQ and Fred’s Ice Cream), music, and games on the Sligo Creek Elementary School playground.

Get your PTA membership at the party or in advance, here! We'll have some t-shirts for sale, and will gladly answer your questions about volunteer opportunities and the PTA's goals for this year. 

Please wear your masks, as this may be a large gathering and we very much want everyone to be safe!  

Let's Keep the Party Going! Opt-In to COVID Testing.

The start of the school year feels AMAZINGLY exciting. We're all so grateful to be together again, in the school building. 

One of the ways we can keep our school community safe is to OPT-IN to COVID-19 testing. 

Please, be sure to fill out this form to do so. 


Welcome, Salamanders!

Here are just a few first-day-of-school pictures capturing the excitement of the morning. More will soon be up on our PTA website. Thanks for sharing your students' smiling faces with us!

Image of SCES families creating chalk messages on the black top
Chalk Artists at Work

It's an SCES tradition to meet up on the day before school starts to chalk "Welcome Back" messages around the school entryways. Thank you, fantastic chalk artists! Everyone really appreciated your warm greetings this morning.  

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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