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PTO Meeting Summary

The 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.


President 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. 


President 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 Minute.


PTO Vacancies

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 kafking@hotmail.com.




Spring Box Tops for

Education Contest

Sloan PTO's Spring Box Tops for Education Contest ends this Friday, May 10.

  • Collect Box Tops from your favorite grocery products.
  • Put your Box Tops in baggies or sealed envelopes.
  • Label the baggie/envelope with your teacher's name and the number of Box Tops (groups of 50 preferred).
  • Give your labeled baggie/envelope to the classroom teacher by Friday, May 10.
  • One winning classroom per grade will earn a cookie party!
  • Every 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 your support!




Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

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!


Jenn Taylor and Jeanine Snyder, Hospitality Committee Chairs




Duck RaceDuck Race

Our 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.


Thank you for your generosity and support!

Lori Hall, Kara Bertucci, and Amy Popies, Duck Race Co-Chairs




The NED Show Assembly

On Tuesday, 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 for:   


Never give up. (focus and persistence)
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 emphas
izing 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 Team soon.




Relay for Life Relay For Life

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. 


Donations 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. 


For more information about this year's relay, please contact Team Sloan Captain Chris Sadoski at chris@sadoski.org or (724) 327-9396. 


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.yocum@cancer.org or call 724-834-9081, extension 65283.


Thank you for supporting cancer research and awareness!




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!




Market Day Market Day

May's Market Day paper orders are due to school Wednesday, May 22nd.

Internet orders are due by midnight on Thursday, May 23rd.

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 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 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 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.***



Dates to Remember 


May 8

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon / Snapology class


May 9

Duck Race / Lab Ratz class


May 10

Box Tops Contest ends


May 13

The NED Show assembly


May 15

Duck Race rain date / Last Snapology class


May 16

Last Lab Ratz class


May 18-19

Relay for Life


May 20 - 24

Deer Valley week


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 29

Third Grade Garden Club / Market Day pick up


May 31

Field Day and Tom Diez Assembly


June 3

Bus Driver Appreciation


June 6

Fifth Grade Farewell


June 7

Last day of school / 3 hour 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

PTO Meeting Summary

PTO Vacancies

Spring Box Tops

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Duck Race

The NED Show

Relay for Life

Third Grade Garden Club

Market Day

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Dates to Remember


PTO Contacts

Michelle McFall President 

Larry Nicolette Treasurer

Debby Rhea Co-Secretary 

Jenna Heberle Co-Secretary 



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