final PTO Meeting of the 2012-2013 school year was held on Thursday,
May 2, 2013. All Members in attendance voted in favor to fill Officer
vacancies as follows: Treasurer Michelle McFall; Secretary Debby
Rhea; and Co-Secretary Wendy Lindeman.
Michelle McFall thanked all PTO Officers, Members, Committees, and
Principal Tina Burns for their hard work and invaluable contributions
to the PTO. It is the collective effort of PTO volunteers and members
that enables the organization to provide enriching experiences and
support to our students and teachers.
Michelle McFall introduced the new Board Officers for the 2013-2014
school year. They are: President Jenn Taylor; Vice President Pam
Rowell; Secretary Debby Rhea; Co-Secretary Wendy Lindeman; and
Treasurer Michelle McFall.
Upcoming assemblies and committee events were outlined
and a raffle was held. Kate Sell won a movie party for her son
Dylan's classroom (Mrs. Connors). For a complete account of the
meeting, please click here to read the
The PTO is in need of volunteers to chair
Fall Family Fun Night,
scheduled for Friday, October 11, and the Science & Art Fair,
scheduled for Friday, April 25 during the upcoming school year. 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 any of these
committees, please contact Debby Rhea at email@example.com.
Box Tops for
PTO's Spring Box Tops for Education Contest ends this Friday, May 10.
Box Tops from your favorite grocery products.
your Box Tops in baggies or sealed envelopes.
the baggie/envelope with your teacher's name and the number
of Box Tops (groups of 50 preferred).
your labeled baggie/envelope to the classroom teacher by
Friday, May 10.
winning classroom per grade will earn a cookie party!
50 Box Tops equals one (1) point for you classroom and earns $5
for the Sloan PTO!
If you have questions or would like to provide cookies
for the winning classrooms' parties, please
contact Box Tops Chair Myon Valentino at 724-327-5413.Thank you for
As a reminder to those who have volunteered to send in
food items, the carnival-themed Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon
will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8.
Please drop your food items off in the lobby before
11:00. Thank you for helping us treat our spectacular
teachers and staff members!
Taylor and Jeanine Snyder, Hospitality Committee Chairs
beloved Duck Race, which raises money for the American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life, will take place this Thursday, May 9th,
weather-permitting. If you would like to make a donation, please send
cash or a check made out 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
NED Show Assembly
May 13th, Sloan Elementary is bringing the high energy,
tons-of-fun NED Show to school to educate and wow our students. The
NED Show is designed to promote positive attitudes, better behavior,
and improved academic achievement through character education. NED stands
Never give up. (focus and
Encourage others. (kindness and shared learning)
Do your best. (diligence and excellence)
The NED Show uses humor, audience participation, magic tricks, and
yo-yos to deliver a hands-on, visual lesson that encourages children
to work hard in their classrooms and always "do their best"
at school. It also reinforces our district's Olweus anti-bullying
program by emphasizing the importance of good character and helping
others. After the assembly, yo-yos will be available for sale to
students so the concepts they learn can be reinforced and applied at
home and in their daily lives. Additional information about the show
and yo-yo sales will be coming home from the school's Administrative
Please join us at this year's Murrysville Relay for
Life as we celebrate survivorship and remember loved ones lost. As
Paint the Town Purple kicks off, let it serve as a reminder to RELAY!
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9 AM on 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 about this year's relay, please contact Team Sloan
Captain Chris Sadoski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724)
For those interested in helping the community and
fighting back against cancer in years to come, Murrysville Relay for
Life is in need of new volunteers and invites you to attend an
informational meeting tomorrow, May 8, at 5:30 PM
in the Franklin Middle School Cafeteria. If you cannot
attend the meeting, but would like to learn more, please contact
Christine Yocum at Christine.email@example.com or call
724-834-9081, extension 65283.
for supporting cancer research and awareness!
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!
May's Market Day paper orders are due to
Internet orders are
due by midnight on Thursday,
This month, shoppers can earn one free 1.25 lb. bag of
Quick 'n' Crispy Shoestring French Fries with a $40 purchase.
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 29th
in the Cafeteria from 3:15 - 4:30. We had 32 customers in April and
Market Day profits to date this school year total
$1801.02. Thanks for supporting the Sloan PTO through Market
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
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 participant's
names and contact information (phone number and email address). The
deadline for expressing interest is Friday, May 24th. ***Volunteers
will be selected on a first come, first served basis.***
Appreciation Luncheon / Snapology class
/ Lab Ratz class
rain date / 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
Grade Garden Club / Market Day pick up
and Tom Diez Assembly
of school / 3 hour 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great year!
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