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Visit from WTAE Action Weather and Carnegie Science Center Next Week
O Wednesday, February 10th , WTAE Action Weather will make a school visit to Sloan.  A WTAE meteorologist and a Carnegie Science Center representative will present a one-hour weather program including some cool weather experiments for our students.  Students can wear any Franklin Regional or blue and gold clothing that day as well. Watch for highlights of our school's visit that evening on Action  News  Channel 4 at  5pm and 11pm . Let's hope for favorable weather conditions that day!
Box Tops Contest Reminder

Sloan PTO's Box Tops for Education Winter Contest will begin Friday, February 5th and end Friday, February 19th!
  • Collect Box Tops from your favorite grocery products.
  • Put your Box Tops in baggies or sealed envelopes.
  • Label the baggies/envelopes with your teacher's name and the number of Box Tops(groups of 50 preferred).
  • Give your labeled baggies/envelopes to the classroom teacher by Friday, February 19th
You can view the flyer that was sent home here.
Crafty Shack After School Activity - Paint a Bunny Plate

Sloan PTO After School Programs invites students to join us after school to create a seasonal  craft. The staff from The Crafty Shack will be on hand to assist students in making a Bunny Plate after school on Friday February 26th from 3:45-4:45 pm for a cost of $14.00. Projects will be glazed and fired at The Crafty Shack and returned to school for distribution to students. The registration form can be found here and MUST be returned no later than February 12th. 

We need 6 parent volunteers to keep this program running. Please sign up below. We need you to arrive at school by 3:15. If you have any questions,please call Cede Klein @ 412-841-3907 or Jodi Vollero @ 412-576-7323. 

Science Extravaganza Fun Night

Mark your calendars: on  Friday, April 8th from 6;00-9:00pm, we will combine the Science & Arts Fair AND Science Night into one explosive event! There will be  hands-on experiments, interactive games, demonstrations, displays, prizes, and of course, the awesome projects completed by our very own students.  Its NEVER TOO EARLY to start thinking about what you want to submit. Information & Forms will be sent home the week of 2/15, and will be due 3/11.

Sloan Food Drive for the Backpacks to Program, February 8-19

How Can You Support the "Backpack-to-Go" Program to help our children? Please donate to the Sloan food drive! Our goal is to collect wholesome meals and snacks that a child can prepare themselves if necessary. 

ach classroom is encouraged to fill a grocery bag during the food drive to help stock the pantry (see flier for more information. Your should also have received an email from your child's teacher). Gift cards to local grocery stores and cash donations will also be helpful. Please have your children bring in the donations that will be collected in bags in their 
classrooms or feel free to drop off donations anytime during school hours with the greeter. 

The "Backpacks-to-Go" Program is sponsored by our FRSD community which includes our PTO, teachers, students and their families, and area friends. The program is coordinated by the school counselors and parent volunteers. We provide a backpack filled with easy-to-prepare meals and snacks for weekends to our children.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact school counselors Laura Wurzell or Julie Fikejs. 

724-327-5456; x3244, x3250

your support!

Giant Eagle Apples for Students

We currently have 429 supporters and total points earned for this year are 935. Please register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card. Points for your purchases are automatically accumulated.  Anyone with an Advantage Card can sign up and designate our school, so please tell your family and friends. 

Sign up at and designate our school using Sloan's school code  0988. 

Any questions, please contact Laura Pasqualini at or 724-519-7277. Thanks for your support! 

Spirit Sales Thank You

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the January Spirit Sales. A special thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Patricia Mitchell, Kara Bertucci, Kelly Thomas, Sue Salata, Marlo Ayres, Elaine Yarabinetz, Jenn Taylor and Deb Rhea. The next sales are scheduled for March 10 and 11 where we will be selling swim bags for $8.  GO PANTHERS!!!

Birthday Books

Will your child be celebrating a birthday in  February?  One unique way to commemorate your student's special day is with a Birthday Book from Sloan Library!  For just a $6.00 donation toward the book's cost, your child can choose from our new book section on the Birthday Book Shelf AND be the very first one to check it out!

Your child's selected book will include a personalized dedication plaque, and a picture of him/her holding the book will go up on Sloan's Birthday Wall outside the Library. For a Birthday Book Form and additional information, please click  here, or visit the Library Resources section of Sloan's webpage.

Proceeds from Birthday Books go toward the purchase of more books for our Library collection!

Dates to Remember



February 5-19: Box Tops Contest 

February 9:  PTO Meeting at 7 pm in the LGI 

February 10: WTAE and Carnegie Science Center Weather Assembly  

February 15:  NO SCHOOL

March 3:  5th Grade Musical performances at 5:45 and 7:00 pm

March 4: 5th Grade Musical performance at 6:00 pm

March 10-11:  Spirit Sales

March 18:  
Spring Parties

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