Originally delivered on 12/7/2020 11:05 am

SUBJECT: SCES PTA Post Dec. 7 - 11

Week of Dec. 7 - 11

Important Upcoming Dates:

Dec. 24-31  Winter Break   
Jan. 1Winter Break
Jan. 4School Resumes
Jan. 6PTA Meeting

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.


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


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Support Our Students and Families

Students and families in our SCES community need school supplies, groceries and winter weather gear. Can you help?

There are two ways to donate: 

1) Purchase items from our wishlist and we will distribute them to students and families who need them. Make your selections and order the items to be sent to school to the attention of:

Ms. Karen Hegerich, Sligo Creek Elementary School, 500 Schuyler Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 

Items will be distributed to families on December 21, 2020. Please be sure to purchase through Amazon Smile, with SCES PTA as your recipient charity as well! 

Our wishlist is here: www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/LPX7PBANTA6D?ref_=wl_share  

2) Make a donation directly to the PTA, and we will use the funds to purchase items to give away. The PTA is a registered 501c3 and donations are tax-deductible. Many corporations will also match donations. 

Donate here: https://scespta.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/16505524 

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.  


Seeking 5th Grade Graduation, GeoBowl & World Culture Day Volunteers

Whether we're virtual or hybrid, the next few months will offer some opportunities for celebration and horizon-broadening to SCES students. We need volunteers to head up our:

  • 5th Grade Graduation Committee
  • Geo Bowl 2021, and 
  • World Culture Day. 

We're still looking for someone to lead our Teacher Appreciation Committee's efforts as well.

Joining a committee is a great way to connect with the SCES community and to make a difference for our school. 

Interested? Please contact events@scespta.org.

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.

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 17 at 8:15 am.    

Mr. Rand will share the Zoom link.