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Message from the Board


It's amazing how quickly two years can pass!  At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, when we came together to plan and prepare for our term as a Board, we could never have foreseen all that would transpire.  From the very, very bottoms, to the tippy, tippy tops, we have come together as a group, as a PTO, and as a community to support our kids, our teachers, and our school.  It's been a fun run working closely with the staff at Sloan, getting to know so many of you, and developing a tight friendship between us, but now it is time to pass the torch to a new group.  How exciting it will be for us to watch them run with it!


Thanks to all of you who volunteered, cheered, chaired, and supported "our" PTO.  We literally could not have accomplished anything without you, and we hope that you will continue to lend your support to our incoming Board as they set out to put their own mark on the PTO.  Please welcome President Kelly Thomas, Vice President Lisa Fellner, Co-Treasurer Tonee Girdis (who joins existing Treasurer Nancy Golembiewski), and Secretary Monica Bush.  It is a wonderful feeling to be leaving this incredible organization in their capable hands! 


Have a wonderful summer,


Jenn Taylor

Pam Rowell

Nancy Golembiewski

Debby Rhea

Megan Ciaramitaro



Mother & Son Night

The Mother & Son Night Kickball Tournament was attended by well over 100 mothers and sons.  

Much appreciation for everyone's patience while clerical issues were sorted out.  We hope everyone enjoyed Kona Ice and the Photobooth.  Special thanks to 

our two dads for coaching and our high schooler for pitch

ing the entire evening.  Extra special thanks to the maintenance team who cleaned up at the end of the evening!



Relay For Life



Each year, I am in awe of the creativity, passion, and generosity on display at Murrysville's Relay for Life.  This year was no exception.  Murrysville youth, businesses, and organized teams came out in droves to celebrate life through laughter and enjoying one another's company, mourn those who have lost their fight with cancer, and raise money to support those Relay For Life who still fight (To view pictures of the event, click here).


Team Sloan raised $2691.53 which included Duck Race donations and individual team fundraising efforts.  Many thanks are extended to all the families and teachers who supported this worthy cause through donations and/or attending the event.  Your generosity is overwhelming!  I'd like to recognize and give special thanks to our team members who walked for Team Sloan: Carianne Bernadowski; Kelly Thomas; Monica Bush;  Renee Gorczyca; Tricia Mitchell; Kara Bertucci; Lori Hall; Wendy Lindeman; Dennis Murphy; Pam Rowell; and Jennifer Taylor.  I was proud to walk beside them in our community fight against cancer and look forward to next year!  If you or a loved one needs help in your fight against cancer, please go to to take advantage of the support programs offered by the American Cancer Society.  Best wishes for a healthy and happy summer!


Chris Sadoski

Team Sloan Captain 




Bus Driver Appreciation Day


Bus Driver Appreciation Day on June 1st was a success! We heard lots of stories and

saw wonderful pictures of our students and their families spreading thanks to our bus drivers. Their warm hellos and bright smiles are a testament to th s pecial skills required to perform an often thankless task.
Until next year...Beep Beep!






Market Day


We had 21 customers for the May sale and earned $173.20. Total Market Day earnings for this school year are $1341.39. 


There is no sale in June, but we do have a July Truck Sale on Wednesday, July 15th at 4:45 PMPlace your orders online by 11 PM Wednesday, July 8th, and you can pick your items up from the Market Day truck outside of the Sloan Cafeteria.  


Market Day

You can also support Sloan PTO this summer by shopping online at Market and either picking up your order at another nearby school or a Gordon Food Service store (GFS).  You can also shop for Market Day products in GFS stores. Just be sure to mention Sloan PTO!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pam Zimmerman at or 724-327-5410 or Laura Pasqualini at or 724-519-7277.


Thanks to all our customers!



Excess for Recess


Excess for Recess will be back next fall!  We'll need donations of gently used board games, puzzles, books, Legos blocks and building toys, computer games, flashcards, and card games. We will also collect items for outdoor recess such as sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, hula hoops, and skip-its.  Please keep us in mind over

games the summer.  In the fall, we'll set up a "store" and give the teachers vouchers to use to select items for their classrooms.  Donations can be dropped off in the school Lobby.   If you have any questions, please contact your Excess for Recess Co-Chairpersons:


Laura Pasqualini



Pam Zimmerman





Giant Eagle Apples for Students


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 Giant Eagle . Click on the Savings tab, and select Supporting Our Schools. Our school ID is 988 . Please encourage family and friends to register under our ID also.  For information or questions, please contact Corporate Contributions Chair Laura Pasqualini at 724-519-7277 or

Target Take Charge of Your Education


Would you like to support Sloan PTO by simply shopping? Apply for a Target REDCard or Debit Card in person. Then, call 1-800-316-6142 to designate  Sloan ID# 89648 , and Sloan PTO will receive

cash back up to 1% of your purchases. Family and friends who designate our school will help increase our profits, so please spread the word. If you have questions, please contact Corporate Contributions Chair Laura Pasqualini at 724-519-7277 or Thank you! 


GFS Fun Funds Program


Would you consider becoming a new applicant for the Fun Funds Program through GFS Marketplace Stores? To support Sloan PTO, go to, and sign up for a Fun Funds Card. Our ID number is 2305956. You can also sign up at the Customer Service Center inside any GFS store. Don't forget to mention Sloan PTO! You will
receive a Fun Funds Card to use every time you shop, earning the PTO cash quarterly. If you have questions, please contact Corporate Contributions Chair Laura Pasqualini at 724-519-7277 or Thank you!

Recycling Program


Would you like to support Sloan PTO and be a good steward to the environment at the same time? Donate your used laser and inkjet printer cartridges, cell phones, laptop computers, tablets, and cameras, and earn new technology, recreational equipment, and/or cash for Sloan. We accept all brands, including generic items. It's simple!  Just leave your items at the Greeter's desk . If you have any questions or need to make arrangements for large items or quantities, please contact Corporate Contributions Chair Laura Pasqualini at 724-519-7277 or .

Dates to Remember




June 15 - 19:  Writers' Camp


July 8:  Online Market Day orders for the Truck Sale due by 11:00 PM


July 15:  Market Day Truck Sale order pickup at 4:45 outside the Cafeteria


August 3 - 7:  Elementary Summer Math Camp


August 12:  New Student Orientation / Kindergarten Meet and Greet


August 27:  First day of school


September 7:  Labor Day


October 12:  Columbus Day/Professional Development Day


November 6:  Parent/Teacher Conferences


November 25:  1 Hour Early Dismissal


November 26 - 30:  Thanksgiving Break


December 24 - January 3:  Winter Break


January 18:  Martin Luther King Day (no school)


February 15:  President's Day (no school)


March 21 - 28:  Spring Break


May 30:  Memorial Day


June 8:  Last Day of School




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PTO Contacts
Jennifer Taylor
Pam Rowell
Vice President 
Nancy Golembiewski

Debby Rhea  


Megan Ciaramitaro Co-Secretary

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