Greetings and welcome to the Sligo Creek Elementary School community. We are so happy you are here. The mission of the PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The SCES PTA does this by sponsoring academic, cultural, athletic and interpersonal development events and by providing resources to fill the gaps and enhance the MCPS experience.



Welcome Back Party

9/3/2021 12:05 pm

You're Invited! 

SCES Welcome Back Party 

Friday, September 10 |  5:30-7:30 PM on the SCES Playground

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 Snippet from Welcome Back Party flyer

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Let's Tidy the Outdoor Classroom!

8/26/2021 3:46 pm

Outdoor Classroom Image


9:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Sligo Creek ES and Silver Spring International MS are lucky to have a large Outdoor Classroom, located in the interior courtyard of the shared building. After the long pandemic closure, it needs our attention! We look forward to students being able to use this outdoor space as much as possible.
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School Supply Lists

8/19/2021 1:47 pm

Colorful image of supply list with check boxes and pencil


School Supplies:
• 2 boxes Crayola crayons - 24 count
• 1 box #2 pencils
• Scissors - blunt tip
• Glue sticks - 8 pack
• Crayola markers
• Black dry erase markers (Expo)
• Headphones for computer
• 1 Primary composition notebook (blank on top, lined on bottom)
• 1 regular composition notebook
Classroom Donations:
• Clorox wipes
• Kleenex
• Hand sanitizer
• Pump soap
• Ziploc bags (gallon, quart, or sandwich size)
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Welcome to SCES Interim Principal Ms. Nesmith

8/6/2021 10:33 am

Photo of Stephanie Nesmith, interim principal for SCES

The Sligo Creek Elementary School (SCES) PTA extends a warm welcome to Ms. Stephanie Nesmith, who will be joining SCES as interim principal for the 2021–2022 school year. 

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8/3/2021 3:34 pm

Salamander with title "10 Things to Do to Start the Year off Right"

1.  Join the Sligo Creek Elementary School (SCES) PTA Listserv. To subscribe, send an email to If you're on Facebook, join our Facebook group here.  

2.  Assist your student(s) with their summer reading:  English Summer Reading Log  | French Summer Reading Log  |  K-2 English BINGO  |  K-2 French BINGO  |  3-5 English BINGO  |  3-5 French BINGO  

3.  Replenish your student's face mask supply. Face masks will be required in MCPS buildings for the 2021-2022 school year, regardless of vaccination status. It helps to put a few extra masks in backpacks in case the one your child wears to school gets wet or dirty throughout the day. Order soon! Some manufacturers are delayed in shipping or low in inventory. 

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COVID Info from MCPS (July 30, 2021)

7/30/2021 11:02 am


The Headlines

  1. As of today (July 30, 2021), MCPS will not be conducting COVID testing in any schools for either staff or students.  
  2. As of today, there is no requirement for a COVID vaccination for staff or students. It is also not allowed to ask the vaccination status of staff or students. 
  3. As of today, MCPS has removed all COVID protocols (capacity, distancing, hallway movement, bus capacity, etc.) EXCEPT for mask-wearing while indoors. 
  4. As of today, MCPS has not shared any COVID quarantine protocols or exposure rules. The Department of Health and Human Services will provide these. If a school is made aware of a positive COVID test through either self-reporting or Montgomery County contact tracing, a message will be shared with the school if needed.   
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Talent Wish List for the PTA

7/29/2021 3:32 pm

Wish List illustration with check boxes and a hopeful little rainbow

  • Do you love throwing a party? We have immediate openings for committee members to help our Vice President of Events, Jennifer Meyer, plan the Welcome Back Social, scheduled for September 10 (date to be confirmed by SCES) on the school playground. This is an outdoor event for our entire school and the first chance we've had in a year and a half to come together as a community! Be a part of the excitement. Contact Jennifer at  
  • Are you a sender of kind notes, a thoughtful gift-giver, an energetic champion of others? You could lead our Staff Appreciation Committee. We're all committed to finding meaningful ways to appreciate our incredible staff at SCES. Still, it really helps to have that ONE person who can lead the way in rallying the community and planning how to best support our staff. Are you that person? Please get in touch with Rick Bacon, Lisa Ferrugia Atkinson, or me for more details on leading this vital PTA Committee.
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Playdates for SCES Kindergarteners & 1st Graders

7/15/2021 12:00 pm

Salamander saying "hello" and text that says "Welcome to our newest salamanders!"

Flyer in English  |  Flyer in Spanish

Come out to meet other incoming kindergarten families and chat with school veterans at the following playdates:

August 21 at 10:00 AM and August 25 at 5:00 PM
SCES playground, behind the school and to the left, 500 Schuyler Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Your 2020-2021 PTA By the Numbers

6/15/2021 9:41 am

Collage of brightly colored numbers

72 soccer balls  

10 weighted blankets  

40 jump ropes

200 face shields  

144 bottles of Microban (“Lysol”) Spray  

5 forehead thermometers   

115 bags of mulch  

5 Bluetooth speakers  

3 computer monitors  

320 boxes of tissues  

864 pieces of sidewalk chalk  

225 meals from Nando’s  

200 clear masks  

1,250 N95 masks    


soccer goals donated to SCES by the PTA  

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Summer School FAQ

5/19/2021 10:49 pm

Backpack on top of books with sunshine in the background

Updated 7-2-2021

The FAQ, below, represents our best understanding of 2021 Summer School for Sligo Creek Elementary School (SCES) and, where mentioned, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).  Authoritative information would have to come from SCES or MCPS staff.  Websites can be found at:


MCPS --   &   

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