Originally delivered on 10/26/2020 3:13 pm

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Oct 26 - 30

Week of Oct. 26 - Oct. 30, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 23 - Nov. 5
Virtual Book Fair
October 31
Fall Festival (Virtual)
Nov. 3No School (Election Day)
Nov. 4No School (Professional day for teachers)
Nov. 9No School (Professional day for teachers)
Nov. 9-Nov. 13
Salamander Stride & Spirit Week
Nov. 11PTA Meeting

The PTA is rolling out this weekly e-newsletter as a means of sharing information more quickly, and hopefully broadly, with 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.

Virtual Book Fair Oct. 23 - Nov. 5

Our school is hosting a Virtual Book Fair this Friday, October 23-Thursday, November 5.  

French and English books will be for sale!  

All books will be mailed directly to your home.  

Shop for English books

The Virtual Fair is a fantastic way to get books in the hands of your students to keep them reading at home.

All purchases benefit our school and earn rewards

Shop Book Fair exclusives, best-sellers, skill-builders and more.

Orders ship directly to your home.

Book-only orders over $25* receive FREE shipping

*Free Standard Shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free Standard Shipping (books) must be selected during Checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

o   Over 6,000 items to choose from through the Scholastic Store Online

o   Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get started.

English book sale link



Shop for French book

1. SHOP IN PERSON at Bonjour Books DC (in Kensington): 

3758 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 

**Be sure to mention SCES Book Fair at checkout!**


Face masks required at all times. Per Montgomery County Covid regulations, the store can only accommodate ONE FAMILY AT A TIME. As weekends tend to be very busy, we encourage in-person shopping during the weekdays.  In addition,  Bonjour Books has reserved the afternoons of Wednesday, October 28 and Wednesday, November 4 for private shopping appointments exclusively for SCES families. You may book an appointment here.  



Closed Monday 

Tuesday 10 am-5 pm  (closed 11:30-12:30) 

Wednesday  10-11:30 am  (closed 11:30am-5pm for private shopping) 

Thursday  10 am-5 pm  (closed 11:30-12:30) 

Friday  10 am-5 pm  (closed 11:30-12:30) 

Saturday 10 am-5 pm

Sunday 12-5 pm 


2. SHOP ONLINE at https://bonjourbooksdc.com/   

You can order any item available for purchase on the site. There are various recommendations for French immersion by grade: 

Beginning French Immersion Resources / Kindergarten / Grade 1 / Grade 2 / Grade 3 / Grade 4 / Grade 5  as well as additional collections.  


      • At checkout, in the "Discount Code" box, enter SCES-2020. (Please note no discounts will be applied to your order. This code allows us to track purchases so we can give back a percentage of all book fair sales to our school.) 

      • Continue to payment method and complete your checkout. Please note inventory stock levels may not be accurate during busy times at the store. Please allow up to 4 weeks for fulfillment on all items purchased online. 

      • Free shipping for orders over $25

        Need help? Email bonjourbooksdc@gmail.comor send a text message to 240-383-9163.

Salamander Stride 2020

Greetings Super Salamanders!


The Salamander Stride is right around the corner. For those of you new to Sligo Creek ES, The Stride is our largest, most important fundraiser of the year. It is typically a fun afternoon spent on our track running laps for pledges, but as we all know this year is a little different! This year's 'Stride will be a VIRTUAL EVENT held the week of November 9-13th.


This single event raises nearly all the money our PTA needs to fund both teacher equipment requests and a variety of events for the students throughout the year. Things like Cultural Arts Assemblies, Science Night, Socials, Mobile Science Lab, and Teacher Appreciation Week. Our Goal is to raise $30,000 to pay for the extras that make our school special!


How it works:

  • Students ask friends and family to donate money on their behalf (no wrapping paper sales!)
  • Donations can be made online. Please see links and instructions below! 
  • Anytime during the week of November 9th run, walk, stroll, or hop with your family to meet your Salamander Stride goal.  Your goal can be a mile- or beyond! Use a local trail, track, neighborhood, or where you live.
  • Get ready for a fun spirit week/prizes for the grade that raises the most money to celebrate the 'Stride! 

To set up your child's fundraising site, first you will need to register at:



Here's what you need to do: 

  1. Go to https://scespta. membershiptoolkit.com/home
  2. Click on the Log In button or the Registration button.
  3. If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
  4. Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  5. Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  6. Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.

Once your account has been created:

  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information forms.
  2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
  3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTA Membership, Spirit Wear, Volunteer Opportunities, and SALAMANDER STRIDE!  All of your SCESPTA needs in one convenient place! https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/Open_Forms
  4. Click on the form to create your child's Virtual Salamander Stride fundraising site!

If you wish to donate the old fashioned way you may mail checks made out to Sligo Creek ES PTA to:

Sligo Creek ES PTA

500 Schuyler Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please be sure to note your student's name, grade, and teacher on the memo line.

All donations received by November 20th will be counted towards prize totals!

Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 30

Get ready for a fun-filled afternoon of fall activities. 

All family members are welcome to join! 

Details will be sent directly from your child’s teacher.