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Message from the Board 


Out with the old...


On behalf of the PTO Board, thanks to everyone who attended our first meeting with special speaker District Superintendent Dr. Piriano. It was wonderful to see many new faces in the crowd, as he shared his vision for the District and allowed us a glimpse into the new era of Franklin Regional.


Another new kid on the block, Nancy Golembiewski, was elected as our new Treasurer at this meeting. Nancy's financial background is sure to be a tremendous asset to our fresh, new Board. Welcome, Nancy!


Of course, as we welcome the new, we wave goodbye to the old...


A tip of the hat to Larry Nicolette, our former Treasurer, who used his considerable accounting insight to advise the exiting Board through several daunting expenditures, most notably the new playground and basketball court. Thanks, Larry!


Last, but certainly not least, we bid adieu to our Interim Treasurer and exiting President Michelle McFall.  Michelle's pride in and dedication to the school, as well as the community at large, has left a big impression on our PTO family and left me with very big shoes to fill. She is still stuck with us, as she is volunteering for many committees this year, but for her service to the Board and all that she was able to accomplish as its leader, we say thank you, Michelle!



Jennifer Taylor     


Homeroom Parent   


 Parents that are interested in being a Homeroom Parent this year need to fill out the yellow form that came home with your child on Monday, September 16, 2013.  If your yellow paper did NOT make it home for whatever reason, you may print out here another copy from the PTO website and send in.  **Reminder: you will need to fill out a paper for EACH child/classroom that you would like to be considered a homeroom parent. 


Anyone that does NOT want to be a Homeroom Parent, but would like to help out with classroom parties, field day, etc..., please fill out forms also and check what you would like to help out with.


**ALL forms need to be returned to school NO LATER than Friday, September 20th to be considered for a Homeroom Parent.


The Homeroom Parents will be selected by the end of the month and we will then have a Homeroom Parent meeting to discuss responsibilities, pass out your volunteer lists, etc...


Kristen Sarnic and Shelly Traphagen


Market Day 

Market Day
Market Day paper order forms are due in the school TODAY, 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!   

Bake Sale  


Tonight is the last night of our first Bake Sale of the year during Open House. Thanks to all who donated sweet treats to last night's event! If you would like to contribute to tonight's success, additional home-baked or store-bought items would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off anytime during the day today on the catering rack situated in the lobby or brought in this evening prior to Open House getting started. Please kindly label goods that contain nuts. Thank you in advance for your contributions and support!  


Clothing Sale   


T Shirt 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     


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 



Student Directory


Directory Student Directory forms have been sent home.  As a reminder the forms are due back by Wednesday, September 18th.  If you need a copy of the form, please download it from the PTO website here.  Contact Megan Ciaramitaro with any questions.


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.   

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


Pam Rowell


Dates to Remember  


Book Fair Week: now through Friday, September 20

Today September 17:

Paper Market Day order forms due to school / Open House / Evening Bake Sale and Clothing Sale

September 18:

Student Directory Forms due

September 19:

Market Day internet orders due by midnight

September 20:

Wear a Hat for Cancer Day /

Homeroom Parent/Volunteer Forms due

September 25:

Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15

September 27:

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

October 3:

October 4:

KidStuff Books Fundraiser ends / Original Works begins

October 14:

Columbus Day (no school)

October 15:

Winter Fundraiser begins

October 23:

Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15

October 25:

Fall Homeroom Parties / Sloan PTO Family Movie Night

October 28:

Kid Kouncil's Turkey Cup Challenge begins

October 29:

End of the first 9 week grading period

October 31:

Winter Fundraiser ends / Original Works ends



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In This Issue
Message from the board
Homeroom Parent
Market Day
Bake Sale
Clothing Sale
Book Fair
Student Directory
Wear a Hat for Cancer
Dates to Remember
PTO Contacts
Jennifer Taylor President 
Nancy Golembiewski

Debby Rhea


Wendy Lindeman


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