The PTO is in need of volunteers next year to chair
Fall Family Fun Night, scheduled for Friday, October 11, and the Science
& Art Fair, scheduled for Friday, April 25. Fall Family Fun
Night is a fun kick-off event that celebrates our Sloan community and
the beginning of the new school year. The Science & Art Fair is a
special opportunity for our children to showcase their creativity,
grasp of the scientific method, and artistic skills. Both are
historically meaningful events, and we'd like for the tradition to
continue. We are also looking for a volunteer to serve as Co-Chair with
Jodi Horvath on the Kindergarten Welcoming and New Student
Orientation Committee, as Jodi will be moving on from Sloan at
the end of next school year. If you are interested in chairing any of
these committees, please contact Debby Rhea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appreciation Luncheon Wrap-Up
You! Merci! Danke! Grazie! Xie Xie! Maholo!
There are so many ways to say thank you, but in the Hospitality Committee, our favorite way is with food.
Last Wednesday's Teacher Appreciation Luncheon was amazing thanks to
contributions from so many of you. Some of the comments we heard were
"I look forward to this lunch all year," "This is my
favorite day of the year," and "We just appreciate you
doing this so much." Check out some pics
received a wealth of special dishes, some of which were donated
anonymously and unexpectedly, so thank you if you weren't on our
volunteer email list. The teachers enjoyed everything so much that
they want recipes! If you are willing to share yours, please email it
so they can be collected and forwarded along.
thanks are due to those who really got their hands dirty setting up,
cleaning up, and serving. Kudos to Wendy Lindeman, Michelle McFall,
Joanne McClelland, Laura Pasqualini, Annette Smiach, Sandra
Torres-Martinez, Pam Rowell, Jeanine Snyder, Paige Perry, Uzma
Abbasi, and Debby Rhea. Thank you also to Jamie Pirollo for the
AMAZING balloon sculptures which were the ooh and ahh moment of the
party and Jen Boyer for her wonderful carnival games. Lastly, a most
special thanks to Co-Chair and the Queen of Theme, Jeanine Snyder.
Please continue to help support her events as she and Joanne
McClelland take over the Hospitality committee next year.
overall THANKS (for an even dozen)!
Taylor, Hospitality Chair
Thank you to all of the families whose Box Tops
donations helped to make this fun and simple fundraiser such a
success! In the course of just 5 days, a total of 4,100 Box Tops
were collected, raising an additional $410.00 for the Sloan
PTO and bringing the year's total profits to $2655.00!
Thank you also to Mary Beth Renze for her invaluable help with
counting the Box Tops. The following winning classrooms each earned a cookie
K - Adams
3 - Dolny
and enjoy your cookies!
clipping and saving up your Box Tops for next year's contests!
Valentino, Box Tops Chair
NED Show Yo-yo Sales
Yesterday, our students learned wonderful lessons
about never giving up, encouraging others, and doing their best
during The NED Show assembly. As a reminder of these lessons, yo-yos
are being sold through next Monday, May 20. To purchase
a yo-yo, please complete the order form that was sent home, and send
it with your child to school by the due date. Checks should be made
payable to "Sloan PTO." Please note that
students are under no obligation to buy yo-yos.
Children will receive their yo-yos at dismissal time a
few days after receipt of their order forms. Students will be
instructed to keep their yo-yos in their book bags until they reach
home. Kindly remind them of this rule. When your children get
home, please help them adjust their strings, and practice some
tricks. An instructional paper will accompany the yo-yos.
The Sloan Administrative Team and the Sloan PTO
Our beloved Duck Race, which raises money for the
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, will take place
tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15, weather-permitting. If
you would like to make a donation, please send cash or a check made
payable to the "American Cancer Society" to school in an
envelope marked "Duck Race." For event details and a
donation form, please click here.
you for your generosity and support!
Hall, Kara Bertucci, and Amy Popies, Duck Race Co-Chairs
Please join us at this year's Murrysville Relay for
Life as we celebrate survivorship and remember loved ones lost.
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 AM this Saturday, May 18 at
the High School track, followed by the Survivor Lap at 4 PM
and the Luminaria Ceremony at 9 PM. Many other fun activities
will take place in between. Please check out the Relay website (klick here) for a
complete schedule of events.
to "Team Sloan" may be made online via the website or sent
to school in an envelope marked "PTO-Duck Race." Please
make checks payable to the "American Cancer Society."
Monetary donations will also be accepted throughout the event.
information, please contact Team Sloan Captain Chris Sadoski
or (724) 327-9396.
for supporting cancer research and awareness!
Market Day paper orders are due to school next Wednesday,
May 22. Internet orders are due by midnight next
Thursday, May 23. This month, shoppers can earn one free 1.25 lb.
bag of Quick 'n' Crispy Shoestring French Fries with a $40 purchase.
Additionally, internet customers can earn a free 4-Pack of ¼ lb. Beef
Patties with an online purchase of $90 using Promo Code:
MAYBONUS. Pick up will be on Wednesday, May 29 in the
Cafeteria from 3:15 - 4:30. We had 32 customers in April and earned
$242.79.Market Day profits to date this school year total $1801.02.
for supporting the Sloan PTO through Market Day!
Driver Appreciation Day
majority of our children travel safely to and from Sloan on a school
bus most days. From the first day of school to the last, we entrust
our children's safety (on the roads and inside the vehicles) to the
professionals driving the buses and vans that serve our school. Not
only do they provide a transportation service, but also smiling faces
that help our children leave home to begin their days and comfort to
parents. They are responsible for managing large groups of children
in close confines and bringing our precious children back home to us
at the end of the day (in all weather!). For all of these reasons and more, we have
Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
year, Bus Driver Appreciation Day will be held on Monday, June 3
during morning bus arrival. All Sloan students will participate
in making cards for the bus and van drivers during Art class. We are
also extending an invitation to students to help make the celebration
extra special by signing up to make hand-held signs, line the
sidewalk to greet the drivers as they arrive, and/or deliver treat
bags to them. We also invite parents to assist in supervising our
cheering kids during this time. Due to safety concerns, there will be
a limit to the number of participants. Adult and/or student
volunteers will need to be at Sloan at 8:15 AM. If interested,
please call or text Bus Driver Appreciation Day Chair Beth McCormick
at 724.961.9646 or email email@example.com with the
participants' names and contact information (phone number and email
address). The deadline for expressing interest is next Friday, May
24th. ***Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first
Grade Garden Club
Grade Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, May 29, from 3:30 p.m. until
4:30 p.m. Please have
your children bring a snack
and a note
granting them permission to stay after school to
attend the meeting, and dress them in clothes appropriate for an outdoor class
if the weather permits.
Please RSVP to Gardens Co-Chair Kim Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org, so
she can properly plan for the meeting. Thank you!
/ Last Snapology class
May 20 - 24
Grade Farewell Planning Meeting 1:00 PM LGI Annex / Paper Market Day
order forms due
Market Day orders due by midnight
for volunteering for Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Grade Garden Club / Market Day pick up
and Tom Diez Assembly
of school / early dismissal
Sloan PTO E-News is intended to help keep you up to date with what is
going on at Sloan. It will be coming to your inbox, as needed,
usually once a week during the school year. You can also find more
information anytime at the new and improved Sloan PTO website, www.sloanPTO.com
and on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/187086531382069.
If you have any questions or comments contact me at email@example.com. Have a great year!
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