- finances the field trips and related bus needs for each grade?
- organizes and funds the monthly school assemblies?
- pays for the 5th grade farewell and the busing for the Deer Valley trip?
- funds Field Day, the Duck Race and our Family events?
- contributes money toward events such as Math Madness & Science Olympiad?
- purchases the student planners that are provided for grades 3-5
ithout the financial support of our families, friends and community thru fundraising, we risk losing our enriching programs, events and activities. The number of fundraisers has been
, and we will focus on ONE PRIMARY FUNDRAISER and continue with several TRADITIONAL FUNDRAISERS.
. Last year's first ever Dance-A-Thon was a tremendous success, raising almost $12K in the spring, even after all other fundraising events throughout the year. This year, we've moved the event to the FALL (to ensure we raise the money to support our needs throughout the school year) and have a goal set on raising $16,000. Please keep this in mind as you consider your pledge and consider seeking pledges from others such as relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
We will continue to offer several traditional fundraisers that provide a good or service to the parents & students, while Sloan receives a portion of the proceeds. These include:
Fall Book Fair - our Monster book fair just wrapped up on Friday, 9/18 and was a monstrous success. The children love visiting the book fair during their library time to purchase books. Families can donate a book to their child's classroom or the library, and Scholastic donates new books to our library based on sales volume. The Book Fair will return in the SPRING and Kindergarten classes will attend.
going on RIGHT NOW
; this is your ONE opportunity to purchase Franklin Regional/Sloan apparel. DEADLINE is 9/25 and this will not return again until next Fall. Order forms were sent home with the students last week AND can be found on the PTO website
Questions? Contact Sue Salata at
- this is our opportunity to promote school spirit and the first one just ended! The students are able to purchase spirit items such as pencils, stickers, water bottles, terrible "panther" towels, stampers, blue& gold beads, and much, much more. This event is LOVED by the students and will return on January 14th & 15th and March 10th and 11th.
- this is a
school-wide collection of Box Tops from product brands such as General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Huggies, Ziploc, Scott, Hefty, etc. to generate cash rebates for Sloan. Start collecting NOW for our drive that will occur February 5th through 19th. Don't forget to ask friends, relatives and neighbors to collect too! The more we collect, the more we cash we earn.
DOUBLE YOUR DONATION - did you know that many employers offer "corporate matching gift programs" for primary education? Local participants include: Alcoa, BNYMellon, PNC Bank, Highmark, Heinz, PPG Industries, Westinghouse, and the list goes on. This is an opportunity to increase your donation at no cost to you - check your employee website or ask your HR department. Many companies will direct you to doubleyourdonation.com, and with a couple of clicks, you are 2x as generous!
CORPORATION CONTRIBUTION PROGRAMS - do you have a Giant Eagle Advantage Card?...a Shop-N-Save Perks card? ....a Target Red card? .....are you an Amazon or Amazon Prime member? If you answered yes to any - or ALL - of these, did you know that Sloan can earn cash, goods and/or services from all of your purchases? All you have to do is register your rewards card/credit card/account and link it to us!
Earning points is simple! Check out more information on the programs below, or visit http://sloanpto.com/premium-programs/ for more information and "how-to" flyers. You may also contact Laura Pasqualini, Corporate Communications Chair at 724519-7277 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly Thomas at email@example.com
PLEASE SUPPORT SLOAN BY ENROLLING TODAY!
Did you know that you can help Sloan PTO earn credits to purchase school equipment just by shopping at Giant Eagle or Get Go Stores?
Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card by calling
1-800-742-7753 or register online at
. Click on the Savings tab, and select Supporting Our Schools. Our
school ID is 988.
Target Take Charge of Your Education
Would you like to support Sloan PTO by simply shopping?
Sloan PTO will receive up to 1% cash back on your purchases
Link your Target REDCard or Target Debit card in by calling 1-800-3196-6142 and designate
Sloan ID# 89648
or by logging into your account at
Shop-n-Save Perks earn Sloan PTO "seeds" toward funding assemblies right here at the school, through organizations like the Pittsburgh Zoo and Carnegie Science Center.
Our ID is 313.
Register your card here:
NEW this year!! Amzon Smile is a CASH rebate program just like Target, for Amazon and Amazon Prime users. Did you know an Amazon member spends an average of $650 per year, and an Amazon Prime member spends an average of $1500 per year? Show me the money!!
Please designate Sloan Parent Teacher Organization in your account.
Dates to Remember
September 23: Dance-A-Thon Parent Info Letters and Student Pledge Forms Sent Home
Fall Family Fun Event 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Deadline for Clothing Sale Orders
Blue and Gold Day for Students
September 27: Monster Book Fair Online Order Deadline
September 30: Josh & Gab Anti-Bullying Assembly
October 12: No School, Columbus Day/Professional Development Day
October 16: First Collection for Dance-A-Thon Pledges
Blue and Gold Day for Students
October 23: Second Collection for Dance-A-Thon Pledges
Dance-A-Thon and Fall Classroom Parties
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