Von: Sloan Elementary PTO [ptonewsletter@windstream.net]

Gesendet: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 6:30 AM

An: ptonewsletter@windstream.net

Betreff: Sloan Elementary PTO E-News | May 21, 2013


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Volunteer Clearances

It has recently come to the attention of the PTO that some volunteer clearances cannot be accounted for. While this appears to be primarily related to Level 2 Clearances, the issue may be more prevalent than that. Therefore, we're suggesting that those of you who have submitted clearances may wish to check with Sloan Secretary Felicia Dusetzina (fdusetzina@franklinregional.k12.pa.us) to be sure that they are on record in the office before your next volunteer activity - whether that will be this year or some time next school year.


Additionally, for those of you who have not yet obtained clearances, but plan to, we recommend that you make copies for your own records before submitting them to the school. We will be working with next year's Committee Chairs to formulate a system for double-checking that clearances for their volunteers are on file with administration if those volunteers have served in more than one capacity at school. We thank you for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.Links to the district's Volunteer Policy and Clearance Forms may be found here http://www.franklinregional.k12.pa.us/sloan/volunteerinformation.asp.




PTO Vacancies

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 kafking@hotmail.com.




Market Day Market Day

May's Market Day paper orders are due to school tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22. Internet orders are due by midnight this 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 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.


Thanks for supporting the Sloan PTO through Market Day!




Bus Driver Appreciation Day

The 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!


This 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 bethmccormick12@comcast.net with the participants' names and contact information (phone number and email address). The deadline for expressing interest is this Friday, May 24th.  ***Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis.***


Thank you!




Third Grade Garden Club Garden Spade

The Third 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 bellhaven@mac.com, so she can properly plan for the meeting. Thank you!




Dates to Remember 


May 21 - 24 

Deer Valley


May 22 

Fifth Grade Farewell Planning Meeting 1:00 PM LGI Annex / Paper Market Day order forms due


May 23 

Internet Market Day orders due by midnight


May 24 

Deadline for volunteering for Bus Driver Appreciation Day


May 29 

Third Grade Garden Club / Market Day pick up


May 31 

Field Day and Tom Diez Assembly


June 3 

Bus Driver Appreciation Day during morning bus arrival


June 6 

Fifth Grade Farewell


June 7 

Last day of school / early dismissal




Tcursorhe 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 ptonewsletter@windstream.net. Have a great year!

Sandra Linnemann
Sloan Elementary PTO Electronic Communications

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In This Issue

Volunteer Clearances

PTO Vacancies

Market Day

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Third Grade Garden Club

Dates to Remember


PTO Contacts

Michelle McFall President 

Larry Nicolette Treasurer

Debby Rhea Co-Secretary 

Jenna Heberle Co-Secretary 



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