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New!  Absence/Early Dismissal/Cash Forms



There are now pre-designed forms to make your note writing easier! If your child has an early dismissal, has had an absence, or is sending in cash, you can now use this handy form to send to school with your child.  This form will be available for download, click here on the PTO website.



PTO Meeting Reminder  



The second General Assembly Meeting of the year was held last Wednesday, November 13at 9:30 AM in the LGI. It was attended by President Jennifer Taylor, Vice President Pam Rowell, Secretary Debby Rhea, Treasurer Nancy Golembiewski, Principal Tina Burns, Assistant Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac, and 11 PTO Members.

Minutesfrom the September 13 meeting were approved unanimously, and Megan Ciaramitaro was appointed by the Board to fill the Co-Secretary vacancy.

Pam Rowell gave the Vice President's report, highlighting recent and upcoming PTO assemblies. Treasurer Nancy Golembiewski presented copies of the Year to Date Budget and reviewed income from recent fundraisers, which was followed by a general discussion about future fundraising ideas including a Zumbathon, Bingo Night, and opportunities to raise money at Hoss's, Chuck E Cheese, and Five Below.   President Jennifer Taylor discussed this year's budget as it relates to teacher grant funding.

Board Members and Committee Chairs in attendance gave recaps of recent events including Fall Family Movie and Fun Night, Excess for Recess, After School Programs, Wear a Hat for Cancer Day, and the Project Bundle-Up donation drive. Upcoming events (Staff Holiday Luncheon, Holiday Shop, Mrs. Hartman's Student Art Show, the Talent Show, and the opening of the new PTO-funded basketball court) were also highlighted.

The meeting culminated with special guest speaker Assistant Superintendent Mary Catherine Reljac. Mrs. Reljac shared her educational and work history with those present, discussed her multi-faceted job responsibilities within our district, and shared the district goals she and Dr. Piraino are focusing on. She also discussed the new standard for assessing school districts' effectiveness - the School Performance Profile.

For a more complete summary of the meeting, please click here.


Holiday Faculty 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 Faculty 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.


Market Day 



Market Day

Pick up for Market Day is Wednesday, November 20th from 3:15-4:15 in the cafeteria. Markey Day Your Way is now available: When you cannot make it to the sale you now have the ability to pick up your order at a convenient location near you. Close to work or home, at night or during the day, even on Saturday - you can have Market Day your way. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Pick Your Day, Time & Location on
  2. Place your order
  3. Pick up at your selected location

Many Options to Choose from Including Pick-up at Select GFS Marketplace Stores! Visit today!

Any questions, please contact Laura Pasqualini 724-519-7277 or or Pam Zimmerman 724-327-5410 or


Sloan PTO Winter Fundraiser   


PoinsettaDelivery for Sarris Candies and Beall's Greenhouse Poinsettia's and Pine D�cor is on Monday Nov. 25th in the LGI Room from 11 - 8. If anyone would like to help with the deliveries any time during Monday please contact Corin Young at or 724-217-5950.

Thank You!


It is all fun and games until... 


We run out of playground chalk...  again.  As you may know, the PTO designates a budget to provide playground essentials for the children to use at recess.  So far this year, we are pretty much out of moolah and the playground is still in desperate need.  Soooo....  we are starting a kind of Excess for Recess for OUTDOOR recess.  The playground could use sidewalk chalk, softer balls (nerf, grocery store balls, playground balls, foam balls, kickballs, etc), sidewalk chalk, rope jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops, skip-its, sidewalk chalk, frisbees, etc.  If you have these items sitting around, or stumble on a great deal in your holiday shopping, all donations are welcome and appreciated.  You can place your items in  the Excess for Recess bin just inside the front doors of the school.  THANK YOU! 

Excess for Recess  


We are always amazed at the generosity of our Sloan Families. 


Thank you to all of the donations we received for Excess for Recess.  We had many books, games puzzles and crafts for the staff to choose from.  Also a big thank you to Half Price Books who donated 5 boxes of books. 
Dates to Remember  



November 20

Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15

Third Grade Garden Club 3:30 - 4:30

Lab Ratz - 3:45 - 4:45


November 25

Winter Fundraiser Pickup in the LGI from 11 AM - 8 PM


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 9 - 12

Holiday Shop


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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In This Issue
Absence/Early Dismissal/Cash Forms
PTO Meeting Reminder
Holiday Faculty Luncheon
Market Day
Sloan PTO Winter Fundraiser
Playground chalk
Excess for Recess
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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