Originally delivered on 9/6/2021 10:48 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Sept. 6-Sept. 10

Week of Sept. 6-Sept. 10

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 5:30-7:30 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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The PTA Post is online here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/pta-post-newsletter 

PTA Meeting - Sept. 9 at 6:30 PM

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.  

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 (this still needs to happen in person). Join us for that at 5:15 PM on Friday, Sept. 10!

Board members to be voted on as follows:

President - Rick Bacon

Vice President - Lisa Ferrugia Atkinson 

Secretary - Laura Lunardi

Treasurer - Laura Fruge

VPs of Academics - Farah Nageer and Nina Vucenik

VP of Events & Fundraising - Jennifer Meyer

VP of Communications - Brenna Thibault 

Welcome Back Party on the Playground

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

Flyer here

Join us for food trucks (Walk-up only; a portion of the proceeds to benefit the SCES PTA.)






Plus Daniel Riker, juggler and balloon artist, and games on the Sligo Creek Elementary School playground.

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

Please wear a mask!  

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Image of a white food truck with striped awning
Image of a green cornhole game with a blue beanbag suspended in air above it
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. 


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Thank You to Our Newest Volunteers

It is with much delight and gratitude that we introduce several new volunteers:

Birgit Berg is taking over for Ryan Parker as SCES PTA listserv moderator. Thank you so much, Ryan, for your diligence in keeping the information flowing for the past few years, and to Birgit for taking over in this important role. 

Helen Rubeiz plans to revive our long-dormant Instagram account. Thanks, Helen, for sharing images of our smiling salamanders (with permission of course) and other fun content relevant to SCES. Anyone want to tackle Twitter? Let me know! communications@scespta.org.

Tracie Siddiqui and Katie Ryan are teaming up to co-lead the Teacher Appreciation Committee this year. HOORAY! Our staff is so fortunate to have you and so are we.

Thanks to each of you for making this school community so special.

Interested in contributing your energy, time, and talent to our school? Attend the virtual PTA meeting on Thursday, and visit us at the Back to School Party on Friday! We can't wait to meet you.

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.

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