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Meeting Reminder     


The new Executive Board is looking forward to seeing you tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the LGI for our first General Assembly meeting. Our new District Superintendent, Dr. Jamie Piraino will be speaking. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear his plans for the district and ask any questions you may have.


We also plan to bring to a vote this year's budget, as well as some minor grammatical changes to our PTO Bylaws. In the interest of time, we will expedite this process by not going through the document change by change at the meeting. If you are interested in comparing the original and edited documents before the vote, please see the links below.


Many Committee Chairs will also be on hand for those interested in volunteering this year.



If you have any questions, you may email Jennifer Taylor at 

The original Bylaws document CLICK HERE 

The updated document CLICK HERE



Clothing Sale   


The first Clothing Sale for the school year is scheduled to take place from now through September 27th.  Order forms will be sent home with children this week and can be submitted to homeroom teachers or completed and turned in during Open House nights on September 16th and 17th.  All checks must be made payable to "Sloan PTO."  Clothing items will be available for viewing from now through September 20th in the display case in the lobby at school. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up on apparel for "Blue and Gold Days," scheduled regularly throughout the year, and to support our school. 
If you have any question, please contact our co-chairs: 
Brooke Masten

Brenda Conner    




 Spirit Sales 2013    


Sloan PawThe purpose of Spirit Sales are to promote school spirit. Our children look forward to these throughout the year. Our first sales will take place THIS Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, September 11, 12, and 13, from 8:30 to 8:45 AM. Sale sites are located at the Kindergarten Ramp and near the LGI. Students should plan to shop at the table closest to their classrooms on days assigned by grade. We offer pencils, stickers, panther pencil toppers, temporary tattoos and bead necklaces. (Students may buy a maximum of two necklaces.) Most items are under $1. Morning Spirit Sales are for children only. Franklin Regional towels are available at the fall sales and swim bags are available at the spring sales.


Additional Spirit Sales are planned for January 16/17 and March 13/14. To volunteer to man the sale tables, or for any other questions, please contact me. See you at the Spirit Sales!


Chris Sadoski

(724) 327-9396

PTO Spirit Sales Chairperson 



Book Fair


Walk like an Egyptian....straight to the Sloan Book Fair! From September 16 through September 20, 2013, during their regularly scheduled library time and during Open House on Sept. 16th and/or 17th, Sloan students will take an exotic journey to Ancient Egypt, where they will have the opportunity to discover (and purchase) literary treasures at every turn!  


If you are sending money, remember that all items are subject to 6% sales tax, so please include this in your check or payment. Please make checks payable to "Sloan PTO" and include your phone number. Change will be given for checks made out in excess of the amount of purchase.


Profits made at the Book Fair benefit the PTO, as well as our school and classroom libraries, by allowing us to add the newest and finest titles to our collections. Plus, the Book Fair gives you a rewarding and memorable opportunity to be involved in our school and with our children. The Book Fair is an exciting and wonderful way to help children associate reading and books with fun, instead of just homework.


Please look over the Scholastic Book Flyer sent home with your child to preview some of the books offered at our Book Fair, including many of this season's big hits.

REMINDER: Kindergarten will not be visiting the Book Fair this Fall, but will do so in the Spring.


BONUS: Check out our website!


Please consider volunteering during your child's library visit and/or during set-up, clean-up or during Open House nights. The students greatly appreciate having help finding and selecting books during the Fair. To volunteer, CLICK HERE.



All for Books

One of our goals this year is to put more books into the hands of students and on the shelves of classroom libraries. Please look for the All for Books slips sent home with the Scholastic Book Flyer (or CLICK HERE to print yourself) and donate just $1. All signed book slips will be displayed at our Book Fair. All money collected goes directly to purchasing more books for our school! We thank you for your participation in this effort!


For any questions or concerns, please contact Book Fair Co-Chairpersons Kate Sell at, Jodi Vollero at, or Robin Wareham at 



Bake Sale  


We will be holding our first Bake Sale of the year during Open House on Monday, September 16th & Tuesday, September 17th. We're looking forward to an evening of sweet treats and will need donations.  Home-baked or store-bought items would be greatly appreciated in order to make it a success.
Donations can be dropped off anytime during the day on both September 16 &17 on the catering rack situated in the lobby or brought in those evenings prior to Open House getting started.  
Please kindly label goods that contain nuts. Thank you in advance for your contributions and support!    

If you have questions or would like to help staff the Bake Sale tables, please contact the Bake Sales Chairpersons:   



Kara Bertucci  


Pam Rowell    






Market Day


Market Day
Market Day paper order forms are due in the school by Tuesday, September 17. Place your order online at by midnight Thursday, September 19. Pick up is in the cafeteria between 3:15 - 4:15 p.m on Wednesday, September 25.  


Check out the great promotions this month. Right now you can save $2.00 on each of the three top sellers, ChicNSteakes, Supersweet Corn and French Toast Sticks. With a $40 purchase, receive FREE Nesting Glass Bowls and with a $90 online purchase, receive both the Nesting Glass Bowls and a FREE 4-pack of Cheese Pizza Eat-zzas!



Any questions or to help volunteer at pick up: please contact, Laura Pasqualini at 412-886-0419 or or Pam Zimmerman at 724-327-5410 or

Thank you for your continued support of Sloan PTO! 





Wear a Hat for Cancer       

 This day-long event will raise vital funds to help benefit children being treated for cancer.   Students may make a $2 minimum donation in exchange for wearing a hat to school on Friday, September 20th. All donations will directly support the needs of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. It is a fun day for the students and teachers at Sloan, while supporting a wonderful cause.  Donations should be placed in an envelope marked "Wear a Hat for Cancer Day" and submitted to your student's teacher. The classroom with the most donations will get to be the first students ever to redesign the I Spy table in the school lobby. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Chairperson of Wear a Hat for Cancer.


Pam Rowell


Dates to Remember  



PTO Meeting at 6:30 in the LGI, with guest speaker Superintendent Dr. Piraino

September 11:

Spirit Sales 8:30 - 8:45

September 12:

Spirit Sales 8:30 - 8:45

September 13:

Spirit Sales 8:30 - 8:45 / KidStuff Books Fundraiser begins

September 16:

Book Fair (daytime and PM) / Open House (grades 2 & 4) / Bake Sale / Clothing Sale

September 17:

Paper Market Day order forms due to school / Book Fair (daytime and PM) / Open House (grades 1, 3 & 5) / Bake Sale / Clothing Sale

September 18:

Book Fair (daytime) / Student Directory Forms due

September 19:

Book Fair (daytime) / Market Day internet orders due by midnight

September 20:

Wear a Hat for Cancer Day

September 25:

Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15

September 27:

Homeroom Parent Meeting 9:30 in the LGI / Clothing Sale ends

October 4:

KidStuff Books Fundraiser ends / Original Works begins





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In This Issue
Meeting Reminder
Clothing Sale
Spirit Sales 2013
Book Fair
Bake Sale
Market Day
Wear a Hat for Cancer
Dates to Remember
PTO Contacts
Jennifer Taylor President 
Pam Rowell VP  
Michelle McFall Treasurer  

Debby Rhea Co-Secretary 

Wendy Lindeman Co-Secretary 


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