Originally delivered on 11/30/2020 11:33 am

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Nov 30 - Dec 4

Week of Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 2  
PTA Meeting    
Dec. 3  
MCPS Survey Closes**      
Dec. 24-31  Winter Break   


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.

MCPS Virtual vs In-Person Parent Choice Survey

Be sure to complete the Montgomery County Board of Education survey to indicate if you'd prefer for your child to remain exclusively in a virtual learning environment or engage in a combination of in-person and virtual instruction once it is deemed safe to do so. The survey closes this Thursday, December 3.  

Any family that does not make a selection will automatically default to the virtual-only experience.  



Family Needs Survey

This has been an especially challenging year for many families in our community. Please fill out the survey below indicating any items your children need right now. Your responses will be kept 100% confidential and will go straight to Ms. Hegerich, our School Counselor. 

The PTA has funds dedicated specifically for this purpose. Please let Ms. Hegerich know what would be helpful to your family. This survey will remain open as long as needed.  


SCES Staff Giving Tree

The Giving Tree is an evolving wish list of items requested by SCES staff to help them succeed during this season of virtual learning.   

From a wireless mouse to a desk chair, you've been incredibly generous in granting more than 50 wishes to our teachers over the past few weeks!   

Thank you, thank you, thank you.   

We have over 60 items left on the Giving Tree, so if you're able, please take a moment to select an item and have it delivered to your teacher or another SCES staff member. If possible, it's best to coordinate delivery directly with the teacher who requested the wish list item, although deliveries can be made to school as well.  


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PTA Meeting - Wednesday, Dec. 2 @ 8 PM

Our monthly PTA meeting is this Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 8 PM. 

Join Zoom Meeting:   


Meeting ID: 441 142 5904   

Passcode: 3e0iqL 

Select SCES for Amazon Smile Shopping

The holidays are approaching, and chances are you may place an order or two with Amazon. Our school benefits greatly when you select Sligo Creek Elementary School as your AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com/beneficiary!  

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. Start shopping!

5. 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.

Where are the Report Cards?

Locating your child's report card on ParentVUE is a bit of a puzzle. 

We don't pretend to understand the mysterious ways in which ParentVUE works, but we can tell you this much...you won't find report cards under the "Report Card" menu option.

Look under "Documents" on the left side; it's the very last menu item with a little chart icon next to it. You should see a link there titled "20-21 MP1 Report Card" that will take you to your child's report card for the first quarter. 

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Coffee Chat with Administrators - Thursday, Dec. 17

Do you have questions for our fearless leaders?   

The next Coffee Chat will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 8:15 am.    

A zoom link will be sent closer to the date. 

Salamander 'Stride Donations Close Dec. 31.

The Salamander Stride raises nearly all the money our PTA needs to fund Cultural Arts Assemblies, Science Night, Socials, Mobile Science Lab, and Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as fulfill teacher grant requests.   

We made it just over halfway to our goal of $30,000, with $15,949 in donations as of Nov. 30. Thank you! If you or your friends and family would still like to donate, the forms are open until Dec. 31.