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PTO Meeting

The next General PTO Meeting will be held tonight, Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria. All Sloan families and staff are invited and encouraged to join us. We'll be covering usual business as well as reviewing some important policy and procedural courses followed by the PTO's Officers, Committee Chairs, and Co-Chairs. We will also review protocol for Members who require clearances or who would like access to the PTO website for publication purposes. Just as our children review material in their classes to recall and retain the information they need to move forward, as students in our organization, review is a great learning tool for us too. We look forward to seeing you there and to holding another raffle. One lucky attendee will win a movie and popcorn party for his or her child's/student's class.



After School Programs

As a reminder, the Crafty Shack Easter Egg Box class will take place after school on Monday, March 11th for already registered students. Questions may be directed to the After School Chairpersons. Thank you!


Cede Klein: 412-841-3907 and/or

Chris Kuzmkowski: 724-961-5109



March Math Madness

Although not a PTO-sponsored event, we are happy to encourage our families attend an evening of problem solving, logic, and number sense fun at Sloan's March Math Madness on Wednesday, March 13th. Student/adult pairs will be randomly assigned to multi-grade level teams and given one hour to complete as many puzzles and math problems as possible. The night will be capped off with a Math Auction and the awarding of prizes to members of the winning team.


The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, March 8th. If you would like to sign up to participate or to volunteer on the night of the event, please click here for more information.


Let's make this year's March Math Madness another slam dunk!



Mark Your Calendars for Sloan Science Night 2013!

On Friday, March 22nd, Sloan's rooms and hallways will once again be lined up with science experiments, demonstrations, games, and hands-on learning st ations for a fun evening of "Sensational Science!" Last year's Science Night was attended by nearly 500 participants and staffed by more than 50 visiting demonstrators and teacher, student, and parent volunteers. We hope this year will be no different. Please look for more information coming soon.


Spring Fundraiser

As a reminder, pick up for Sarris Candies and Gongaware & Parry Easter flowers will be on Tuesday, March 19th from 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM in the LGI. If you can donate a portion of your time to assist with order pick up, it would be greatly appreciated. Interested volunteers and those with questions should contact Spring Fundraiser Chair Corin Young at (724)733-7037 or email


Third Grade Garden Club Garden Spade

The Third Grade Garden Club will be meeting on Wednesday, March 20th, 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. If this will be your child's first meeting, s/he will need to bring a completed Student Information Sheet which can be found here.

Please RSVP to Gardens Co-Chair Kim Bell at, so she can properly plan for the meeting. Thank you!



Market DayMarket Day

Would you like to have a delicious and easy dessert for Easter dinner? Look no further than Market Day to choose from more than 10 varieties of pies and cakes, most of which are just thaw and eat!


March is Bonus Days for Desserts, a fundraiser that increases our sales profits. The more pies and cakes we sell, the bigger the profit! If we sell over 100 desserts, we will earn 30% cash back on our sales rather than 15%. Please follow the instructions on the back of the order forms that were sent home with your children and return them to school by March 13th. Make checks payable to Sloan PTO.


Pick up for all Market Day and Bonus Day Desserts will be on Wednesday, March 20th in the Sloan cafeteria between 3:15 and 4:15 p.m.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact your Market Day Chairs:

Laura Pasqualini: / 412-886-0419

Pam Zimmerman: / 724-327-5410.


Thank you!



Spirit Sales

The next Sloan Blue and Gold Spirit Sales will be on Thursday and Friday, March 21st and 22nd. Kindergarten, first, and third graders should plan to shop on Thursday. Second, fourth, and fifth graders should plan to shop on Friday. (Note: Due to the third grade field trip, third graders should shop on Thursday.)


Sloan Paw

Please instruct your children to shop at the table closest to their classrooms on their way into the building as the busses drop them off. Stickers, tattoos, pencils, pencil toppers, and beads will be available at this sale and are priced below $1. Swim bags will also be available for $8. If you can spare some time to help at a Spirit Sale, please contact Chris Sadoski at Everyone is invited to wear their purchases and school colors on Spirit Days. GO PANTHERS!



Dates to Remember


Tonight, March 5 

PTO Meeting at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria


March 7 and 8  

Visiting Author


March 8 

Extended deadline for March Math Madness registration and volunteering


March 11

The Crafty Shack Easter Egg Box Class


March 13

Market Day orders due / March Math Madness


March 15

Science and Art Fair registration forms due


March 19

Spring Fundraiser pick up 10:30 - 8:00 in the LGI


March 20

Third Grade Garden Club and Market Day pick up (3:15 - 4:15 in the Cafeteria)


March 21 and 22

Spirit Sales


March 22

Science Night


March 26

Spring Homeroom Parties


April 4

PTO Voting Meeting 9:30 AM in the LGI

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, and on our Facebook page at If you have any questions or comments contact me at Have a great year!
Sandra Linnemann
Sloan Elementary PTO Electronic Communications

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In This Issue
PTO Meeting
After School Programs
March Math Madness
Science Night 2013
Spring Fundraiser
Third Grade Garden Club
Market Day
Spirit Sales
Dates to Remember
PTO Contacts
Michelle McFall, President 
Larry Nicolette, Treasurer

Debby Rhea, Co-Secretary 

Jenna Heberle, Co-Secretary 



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