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Board Vacancy 



The PTO currently has an opening on the Board for a Co-Secretary. This person would work closely with existing Secretary, Debby Rhea, to manage PTO documents and communications, take meeting minutes, serve as a Board Buddy to several committees, and attend monthly Executive Board Meetings and bi-monthly General Assembly Meetings. Interested parties or those with questions should email


Student Directory


Directory The 2013 - 2014 Sloan Student Directory has been sent out. If you requested a copy (either hard or electronic) and you did not receive a copy, please contact Student Directory chair, Megan Ciaramitaro at 


Kidstuff Book  



The KidStuff Book fund raiser is officially over.  If you have not already done so, either return a payment of $25.00 for the book that was sent home with your child, or please return the book to the school.  Remember, using just a few coupons from this book could save you more than the $25.00 cost of the book!


Winter Fundraiser 


Our Winter fundraiser is here, and we are very excited to announce that we are selling

SARRIS CANDIES & BEALL'S POINSETTIAS & PINE DECOR, for the Holidays! The sale will run Oct. 15th through Oct. 28th. Please turn in order forms and payment on Oct. 28th in an envelope marked Sloan PTO. Delivery will be November 25th in the LGI Room at 11 am - 8 pm.

Profits from this sale will benefit your child by providing funding for educational enrichment opportunities such as, Field Trips, Assemblies, Teacher Grants and much more.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer on delivery day, please contact Corin Young at 724-217-5950 or


We thank you for your support! 


Market Day 



Market DayBack to school savings are back again this month with special trial pricing on 3 top sellers! Choose from Naked Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Cheese Pizza Eat-zzas™ or Seasoned Salmon, all on sale AND $2.00 off!

Along with these great offers, when you make a purchase of $40, you'll receive a FREE 1 lb. of Broccoli Florets. Plus with a $90 online purchase, you'll receive a 4 pack of ChicNSteakes when you enter promo code OCTBONUS. Now that's a top rated meal deal too good to pass up!

It's easy. Simply place your online order at by Thursday, October 17th . Every purchase you make gives back to our school. All paper orders are due at the school by Tuesday, October 15th.

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


Thank you for your continued support of Sloan PTO!  


Third Grade Garden Club


Garden Spade To view information on the Third Grade Garden Club please click here.

Family Movie Night



Friday, October 25 ** 6-9 pm

Join together with your Sloan friends at this year's Fall Movie & Fun Night! Crafts, Pictures, Snacks, Fortunes and Movie PLUS Dress in costume* as your favorite character and join in the Parade!


Awesome Schedule of Events:

6:00 pm - Arrival to Cafeteria

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Craft, pictures and snack. Special Visitor ~ Your Favorite Fortune Telling Principal!

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm - Costume parade around the school.

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm - Arrival in the LGI, get your seats, get your popcorn!

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm - Watch Hotel Transylvania (1h 31 m) (Rated PG)

 8:45 pm - 9:00 pm - Depart


RSVP Required! By October 18:

RSVPs are very important! We need to know how many to expect so that we have enough supplies available.

Send back the RSVP slip that will be in your child's backpack next week or E.mail:

Make sure to include your family's name & # of kids, # adults attending.

Volunteers are needed; let us know if you can help!


 *Parents, please ensure costumes are appropriate for event 

**Please bring blankets or mats for LGI Movie Viewing 



After School Programs



As we prepare for the first of several After School Programs (ASP) this school year, please observe the following guidelines designed with student safety in mind:

*Please identify who will be picking up your child from the After School Program where indicated on the permission slip. If the identified person cannot be present on a particular day of the ASP, please send in a note with your child to be given to the ASP chairperson or designated parent-volunteer. Proper ID may be required.

*Please do not remove your child from the program or class without properly signing him/her out with the ASP chairperson or designated parent-volunteer.

*Please pick up your child at the time listed on the ASP information sheet and/or permission slip.

Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to maintain a safe and orderly after-school experience for Sloan students. Should you have any questions, please call ASP co-chairs Cede Klein at 412-841-3907 and/or Jodi Vollero at 412-576-7323. 
After School Program Reminders:                             
*Lab Ratz --- October 23 through November 20 (registration due no later than October 18).
*Crafty Shack pumpkin plate
--- November 8 (registration due no later than October 25).


Lab Ratz   



Please click here to view the Lab Ratz after school program flyer!


If you have any additional questions, please contact Jodi Vollero at 412-576-7323 or Cede Klein at 412-841-3907  



Original Works  


Please remember that the Original Works Artwork program is currently running here at Sloan Elementary. The deadline to turn orders in and get products back before Thanksgiving is: October 28, 2013. The Original Works Artwork program allows children to create something special and have their artwork forever on display on mugs, ceramic plate, t-shirts, cards, garden flags, night lights, magnets, cellphone cases, etc... Did you also know that you can use a photo that you've taken? Do you have a favorite picture from vacation by the beach, of a sunset, the kids/family? As long as the photo isn't taken by a professional, you can put it onto any Original Works Artwork merchandise. Also, this unique and fun fundraiser is not limited to your children here at Sloan, it is GREAT for the whole family. Please get in touch with Shelly Traphagen at and she can get you extra packets. The school office also has extra packets for the taking. The PTO website: has links for art ideas and also a link directly to the Original Works Artwork website. If you get time, please check out this video from Original Works Artwork on their fabulous program.




Project Bundle-Up    




On November 13th, a WTAE Meteorologist along with the Carnegie Science Center will be coming to Sloan Elementary for an assembly. 

We would like to thank them for coming by collecting monetary donations for Project Bundle-Up.



WTAE Project Bundle-Up puts warm coats and gloves on local children in need.  Help keep our children warm this winter season.  The money you help us raise benefits thousands of your friends and neighbors across Western Pennsylvania. 



Please send your donations in an envelope marked with your students name, teacher & Project Bundle-Up.  If sending a check, please make it payable directly to Project Bundle Up.  All donations should be sent in by Friday, October 25th.  Once again, the classroom that collects the most donations will be able to place their personal items in the I Spy Table located in the lobby.


Blue & Gold Day will be on November 13th to show WTAE our school spirit!  



Dates to Remember

October 15:

October 17: Penguins Black & Gold Day / Internet Market Day orders due

October 18: Family Movie Night RSVP deadline

October 21-25: Red Ribbon Week

October 22: Health Screenings

October 23: Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15 / Third Grade Garden Club 3:30 - 4:30 / Lab Ratz 3:45 - 4:45

October 25: Fall Homeroom Parties / PTO Family Movie Night/ Crafty Shack Registration Deadline

October 28:  Kid Kouncil's Turkey Cup Challenge begins

October 29: End of the first 9 week grading period

October 30: Lab Ratz 3:45 - 4:45

October 31: Winter Fundraiser ends / Original Works ends

November 1: Project Bundle Up donation deadline

November 6:  Third Grade Garden Club 3:30 - 4:30 / Lab Ratz 3:45 - 4:45

November 8: Excess for Recess / Crafty Shack Class 3:45 - 4:45

November 12:  Kid Kouncil's Turkey Cup Challenge ends

November 13: PTO Meeting 9:30 / PTO's WTAE Assembly / Lab Ratz 3:45 - 4:45

November 25: Winter Fundraiser Pickup in the LGI from 11 AM - 8 PM

November 20: Market Day Pickup 3:15 - 4:15 / Third Grade Garden Club 3:30 - 4:30 / Lab Ratz - 3:45 - 4:45

November 27: Blue & Gold Day / PTO's Carnegie Science Center Assembly / One Hour Early Dismissal

December 4: Staff Holiday Luncheon


December 9- 13: Holiday Shop

December 23: Winter Homeroom Parties 

January 2: Classes Resume / Fifth Grade Musical Tryouts 4-5:00 




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In This Issue
Board Vacancy
Student Directory
Kidstuff Book
Winter Fundraiser
Market Day
Third Grade Garden Club
Family Movie Night
After School Programs
Lab Ratz
Original Works
Project Bundle-Up
Dates to Remember
PTO Contacts
Jennifer Taylor President 
Pam Rowell VP  
Nancy Golembiewski

Debby Rhea Co-Secretary 

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