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Happy 2017 from the PTO!

Don't forget, PTO meeting on January 17th at 7:00 pm with a trifecta of Special Guest speakers!

In order of presentation:

(1) The Blackburn Center will be presenting an overview of their agency and the presentations that will be given to the students in their classrooms throughout the year.   To learn more about Blackburn Center in advance of our meeting, please visit

(2)  Chelsea Carnahan (Enhanced SAP Liaison) and  Jennifer DiFulvio (Supervisor of Support Services) will review the  Student Assistance Program (SAP) process and their roles.

(3)  Melanie J. Lambie (PHR  Human Resources Specialist) and Marlena Buterbaugh (Director of Human Resources) will review  substitute teacher emergency permits. 

Immediately following the presentations, we will hold an abbreviated PTO general assembly meeting. 

We hope to see you there! 
Box Tops Contest Coming Soon!

Don't forget to start saving your Box Tops for our Box Tops contest that will run from February 6th - February 17th. Please neatly cut the box tops from the packaging and place them in envelopes of 25-50 labeled with the name of your child's teacher.

Box Tops labels can be found on product brands such as General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Huggies, Ziploc, Scott, and Hefty to generate cash rebates for Sloan.

Backpacks 2 Go Food Drive
February 6-17

This program i s sponsored by our Franklin Regional School District  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.     This program was developed in response to ongoing student needs with no weekend access to the school breakfast and/or lunch program. 

Each classroom is encouraged to fill a grocery bag  during the food drive to help stock the pantry, which is located at Heritage!   Gift cards to local grocery stores, cash donations or checks payable to HERITAGE PTO will also be helpful.  More information will be coming home with your child in the coming weeks.  Each grade will be assigned specific items to donate. 

Volunteer Thank You's


A special thanks to the volunteers who helped with the Fall and Winter Parties, Holiday Shop and Spirit Sales!

Holiday Shop Volunteers:  Lindy Anderson, Tiffany Baird, Selena Barefoot, Carianne Bernadowski, Siobhan Bogler. Alisa Braho, Bobbie Brocious, Monica Bush, Nina Carozza, Patricia Collamer, Brenda Conner, Lindsey Cyproswki, Paula Fetsko, Hillary Fetzner, Diane Fulton, Christin Gorajczyk, Dana Greenbaum, Joseph Klein, Mercedes Klein, Brooke Magilson, Jennifer Majors, Brooke Masten, Patricia Maxwell, Amy Mayberry, Diane Miller, Patricia Mitchell, Rachel Oates, Laura Pasqualini, Jennifer Paterline, Aimee Petrucci, Amy Popies, Beth Quinn, Kirstine Robinson, Michelle Rogers, Heather Rusiewicz, Christine Sadoski, Susan Salata, Theresa Schleger, Melinda Siegel, Amy Speranza, Sarah Starnett, Vanda Tappan, Kelly Thomas, Kirstin Vinton, Jodi Vollero, Megan Weinman and Carla Williamson.

Fall and Winter Party Volunteers - Jennifer Abusomwan, Kathleen Anderson, Lindy Anderson, Seema Arkaguld, Debbie Arena, Amanda Aukeman, Marlo Ayres, Tiffany Baird, Selena Barefoot, Sarah Battaglia, Carianne Bernadowski, Kara Bertucci, Nichole Bertucci, Siobhan Bogler, Amy Brian, Shona Brice-Kohlman, Lori Brickner, Bobbie Brocious, Laura Brockenbrough, Rochelle Capets, Nina Carozza, Patricia Casella, Erin Christopher, Patricia Collamer, Jessica Conner, Brenda Connor, Jennifer Copeland, Joelle Corna, Lindsey Cyproswki, Beth Davis, Stephanie DiNatalie, Jennifer Donath, Hilary Fetzner, KellyJo Florida, Diana Fulton, Lettie Gabriel, Angela Giles, Paula Goldstrohm,   Christin Gorajczyk,  Dana Greenbaum, Christina Haritan, Missy Heider,  Raine Hickey, Allison Hlopick, Mark Iampietro,  Kristen Ionnaou,  Karen Izaguirre,  Janelle Johns-Tutera,  Melissa Julius,  Candice Kane,  Kelly Keefe,  Tracey Kitay,  Mercedes Klein,  Jessica Kratofil,  Christine Kuzmkowski,  Kerri Lavery,  Kristen Lemke,  Maria Lombardozzi,  Jen Lunden,  Desiree Luzader,  Lauren Mannetti,  Christie Manzewitsch,  Brooke Masten,  Patricia Maxwell,  Amy Mayberry,  Joanne McCelland,  Jennifer Michalek,  Sonia Miller,  Rachel Mizener,  Amy Mooney,  Nancy Morcos,  Vera Murphy
Stephanie Neuschwander,  Christie O'Toole,  Johanna Otremsky,  Tammy Paoli,  Jennifer Paterline,  Jennifer Pechar,  Paige Perry,  Jeri Phillips,  Melissa Pottinger
Autumn Prince,  Rahat Rasheed,  Kris Reese
Gia Regelski,  Michelle Retzer,  Kristine Robinson,  Michelle Rogers,  Jaclyn Russo,  Christina Sadoski,  Susan Salata,  Sarah Samek,  Michela SantaMaria,  Jamie Schall,  Theresa Schleger,  Jamie Schneider,  Alicia Sikora,  Mandy Sliva,  Wendy Smith
Christa Snyder,  Jeanine Snyder,  Marie Snyder
Amy Speranza,  Kristen Stackiewicz,  Sarah Starett
Sabrina Sudol,  Natalie Swensson,  Shannon Talerico
Vanda Tappan,  Jennifer Taylor, Chris Traggeser, Heather Trettel, Carrie Van Soest,  Stephanie Venters, Kati Virostek, Jodi Vollero, Stephanie Weaver, Melissa Weber, Megan Weinman, Gwenn Whiteford, Carla Williamson, Catherine Anderchak, Shelly Ansani, Christy Azzarello, Lynda Baker, Vijeta Bharat, Avani Bhatt, Amy Bowser, Monica Bush, Tracy Carr, Patricia Conrad, Sabina Dabre, Jamie Donkin, Mia Evankovich, Paula Fetsko, Tish Fowkes, Jill Gimbel, Holly Graboski, Lori Hall, Crissy Hanchey, Christine Hoffman, Alecia Hoy, Sarah Hurney, Wendy Hutchinson, Kayleen Irwin, Kendra Kitko, Patty Klenoshek, Rebecca Klobucher, Karen Kozlosky, Melissa Love, Ying Lu, McCrae Martino, Adrienne McElhinney, Estelle McGrath, Diane Miller, Patricia Mitchell, Jennifer Muraco, Stephanie Murray, Susanne Novelli, Rachel Oates, Johanna Otremsky, Laura Pasqualini, Aimee Petrucci, Jamie Pirollo, Lisa Prasad, Amy Ranier, Erica Raver, Courtney Reese, Deborah Reitz, Pam Rowell, Heather Rusiewicz, Kaitlyn Sacherich, Christine Santercangelo, Jessica Sinclair, Jamie Slone, Frank Stackiewicz, Jamie Terrana, Kelly Thomas, Megan Tomley, Tricia Underwood, Kirsten Vinton, Laura Walker, Amy Walters, Bobbie Watt Greer, Lorii Wiley, K.C. Williamson, Gyna Wohlers, Stephanie Work, Rebekah Yohe, Deana Zeek.

Spirit Sale Volunteers - Chris Sadoski, Laura Pasqualini, Monica Bush, Nancy Golembiewski, Patricia Mitchell, Kristy Robinson and Susan Salata.

Call for Board Members


As a reminder, all Sloan PTO Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are expiring at the end of this school year.  All positions are open for the next school year, and the transition period usually starts right after the voting meeting in May.  If you are interested in learning more about what is involved in being a Board member, we encourage you to reach out to the person who is currently holding that position.  Joining the Board is a great way to get involved and make a difference. This level of involvement certainly gives you an appreciation for the operational aspect of the school and district; it's rewarding, it's important, and it's even fun! 
Becoming involved sooner rather than later will make for a much easier transition. Also check out

Franklin Regional High School Playschool Program Registration


The Franklin Regional High School Playschool program is now accepting applications for the spring 2017 session.  Playschool is a preschool age play program that is open to any child who is 3, 4 or 5 years old. This program serves as a learning laboratory for the Child Development II students at the high school.  It is a wonderful program where preschool-age children and high school students learn from one another.

The spring session will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:55-10:35 a.m. We limit the number of students for each day, so please sign up early.  The spring session will being on February 21st. If you need any further information about the program, please contact Sheila Connolly at 724-327-5456 x5113 or  
For more information on the program format and for the application, please go to:

Dates to Remember


January 16:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NO SCHOOL

January 17:  PTO General Assembly Meeting, 7:00 pm, in the LGI. Guest Speakers: Blackburn Center, SAP Program and Substitute Teacher Emergency Permits

Feb 6-17: Box Tops Collection

Feb 6-17: Backpacks 2 Go Food Drive

Feb 14 Valentines/Spring Parties Grades  K/1/2 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM; and Grades 3/4/5 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

Feb 20: President's Day - NO SCHOOL

March 2 & 3: 5th Grade Musical Performances

March 9 & 10: Spirit Sale

March 15: March Math Madness & PTO Bake Sale

March 20-24: Spring Book Fair

March 21: PTO General Assembly Meeting, 7:00 pm, in the LGI

March 24: Science Event/Science & Art Fair and PTO Bake Sale


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Monica Bush
Sloan Elementary PTO Electronic Communications

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