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Clothing Sale     



 The Clothing Sale Committee, along with the PTO, would like to thank everyone who purchased clothing items during our fall sale. We made a profit of over $850 for the PTO. It's been great to see everyone all decked out in their blue and gold attire throughout the school.


The PTO would also like to express our gratitude to Brooke Masten & Brenda Conner for the wonderful job they did in coordinating the sale and distributing the items. Thank you!



Project Bundle-Up    



 Thanks from Sloan PTO to everyone who donated to Project Bundle-Up. We raised a total of $785.00. The money was presented to WTAE at the student's assembly on Wednesday, November 13th. The assembly was a combination of both WTAE and the Carnegie Science Center. The students were so excited to see Mike Harvey, along with the Science Center, and enjoyed learning about various aspects of the weather and being spectators to a few cool experiments. We hope you were able to catch Sloan on the news that evening and that your kids got to see a glimpse of themselves and their friends on television. If not, here is a link to check out.


Lab Ratz       



The Lab Ratz after school program was a "positively charged" experience for all! Led by knowledgeable Lab Ratz instructors and assisted by wonderful parent-volunteers, Sloan students learned lessons about such things as polymers, sound waves, and mixtures and participated in experiments ranging from exploding balloons to dissection to DNA extraction. This five-week session was filled nearly to capacity with forty participants, representing all grade levels. By all accounts, it was a success!

The After School Programs co-chairs would like to extend a special thank you to every parent who so generously and patiently volunteered her time to help with this very hands-on, educational program. Your time and assistance is appreciated and recognized. Thank you.

Lab Ratz does not repeat lessons and experiments, so we hope to see new and familiar faces in the New Year. Please look in your child's folder in early 2014 for news and additional information on our next Lab Ratz session.


Carnegie Science Center Assembly 



The Carnegie Science Center will be coming to Sloan again on Wednesday, November 27th and presenting their "Space Encounters" assembly. The students will blast off into interplanetary space to experience comets, vacuums, life aboard the International Space Station, and walking on the moon. The assembly has been paid for by the McKenna Grant and will be a great way to start off the Thanksgiving break.

Staff Holiday Luncheon   



Oh the weather outside is frightful, but our teachers are so delightful.  Sloan's faculty and staff warm our hearts with their dedication to our children, now's the time to return the favor.  Our annual Holiday Staff Luncheon is December 4. Our Hospitality Committee will be looking for volunteers and food donations soon.  Keep your eyes open for a flyer in your child's backpack, or email Jeanine Snyder at or Joanne McClelland at for more details.



Holiday Shop   



Sloan Elementary PTO will be holding its annual Holiday Shop from Monday, December 9 through Thursday, December 12. The children love to shop for their friends and family from a wide assortment of gifts ranging in price from $0.50 to $8.00.  


In order to make this event a success, we are in need of volunteers with Level 1 Clearances to donate their time. Help is needed beginning at 9 a.m. for set-up on Friday, December 6 until it is finished, Monday through Thursday during teacher-designated time slots, ( and Friday, December 13 at 9 a.m. for clean-up. We would love to have your help! To volunteer, please contact your Holiday Shop Co-Chairs: Heidi Groth (412-956-9413 - and Megan Ciaramitaro (724-387-2100 -


Thank you!


After School Programs     




 Sloan PTO's After School Programs Committee invites students to to create a holiday craft on December 16th from 3:45 - 4:45.  The staff from the Crafty Shack will be on hand to assist students in making a Santa Bowl that will be glazed, fired, and returned to school in time for distribution before Winter Break.  Registrations and payment ($14.00) are due to school by December 6th.  For more information, please click here.


Sloan PTO Hoss's Fundraiser   




We are excited to team up with Hoss's Steak and Sea House on William Penn Highway in Murrysville to raise money for Sloan PTO. Please consider visiting Hoss's anytime on Saturday, December 14th, and Hoss's will donate 20% of your total check to the PTO. A voucher will be sent home with each student and also made available for downloading on our website at: All you have to do is present a hard copy of the voucher when ordering. It's that easy! One voucher will be good for an entire party. We look forward to seeing everyone there! 



Giant Eagle Apples for the Students    



Help Sloan 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 by registering online at

Click on the Savings tab, and select Supporting Our Schools. Our school ID is 988. Last year we earned enough points that Mrs. Stewart was able to select an iPad for the students to use. Please encourage family and friends to register under our ID also. For information, contact Laura Pasqualini at 412-886-0419 or



Target "Take Charge of Your Education" Program 



Apply for a Target REDCard or Debit Card in person. Then call 1-800-316-6142 to designate Sloan ID# 89648 to receive cash up to 1% of your purchases. Family and friends who designate our school will help increase our yearly checks. We received $758.31 from last year's transactions. Questions? Please contact Laura Pasqualini at 412-886-0419 or


GFS Fun Funds      



We are now accepting new applicants 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 (The closest is in Monroeville, behind Kohl's). Don't forget to mention Sloan PTO! You will receive a Fun Funds Card to use every time you shop, earning the school cash quarterly.



Vocelli Food Cards 



We are very pleased to announce that Sloan PTO will be selling Vocelli Food Cards again this school year! These convenient $10.00 cards include two BOGO pizza coupons, two BOGO gourmet subs coupons, and two BOGO breadsticks coupons. The cards are good for pickup orders only, at the Golden Mile Highway location. For each card you purchase, you'll be entered to win a Vocelli gift certificate for a free pizza! This 100% profit-making fundraiser is year-long. You can purchase a card at any time by sending cash or a check payable to Sloan PTO to school in an envelope marked "Vocelli" or by contacting Shelly Traphagen ( Thank you for your support! 

Birthday Books 



 Will your child be celebrating a birthday in December?  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.

Dates to Remember

November 27

Blue & Gold Day

PTO's Carnegie Science Center "Space Encounters" Assembly

One Hour Early Dismissal

Thanksgiving Break starts


December 3

Classes resume


December 4

Staff Holiday Luncheon


December 6

Holiday Shop Setup

Crafty Shack Santa Bowl Registration due


December 9 - 12

Holiday Shop


December 13

Holiday Shop Cleanup


December 14

Hoss's PTO Fundraiser


December 16

Crafty Shack Santa Bowl class 3:45 - 5:45


December 18 & 19

Sloan Winter Music Concerts


December 23

Winter Homeroom Parties

Winter Break starts


January 2

Classes Resume

Fifth Grade Musical Tryouts 4-5:00


January 16

Spirit Sales 8:45 - 9:00 AM


January 17

Spirit Sales 8:45 - 9:00 AM

PTO Meeting 9:30 AM


January 21

Mrs. Hartman's Student Art Show


January 29

Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15 




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Sandra Torres-Mart´┐Żnez
Sloan Elementary PTO Electronic Communications

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In This Issue
Clothing Sale
Project Bundle-Up
Lab Ratz
Carnegie Science Center Assembly
Staff Holiday Luncheon
Holiday Shop
After School Programs
Sloan PTO Hoss's Fundraiser
Giant Eagle Apples for the Students
Target "Take Charge of Your Education" Program
GFS Fun Funds
Vocelli Food Cards
Birthday Books
Dates to Remember
PTO Contacts
Jennifer Taylor President 
Pam Rowell VP  
Nancy Golembiewski

Debby Rhea Co-Secretary 

Megan Ciaramitaro Co-Secretary

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