Pennies for Patients:

 Our school has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for blood cancer! We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can! Over the next 3 weeks, March 27- April 10 our school will be working towards raising as much money as possible to help fight blood cancer.  Please bring in your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to support this important cause.  We will be having a kickoff assembly on March 27th at 10:00 a.m.


HopeFest 2019 at National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) also known as Greentree Shelter (6301 Greentree Road, Bethesda)

on April 6, 8:30 to 2:30 with training on March 30.  

HopeFest is an annual event in which foster parents come for training. During this day long event, the children are entertained on the grounds with a carnival filled with games, food, music, and arts and craft while their parents attend the conference in the nearby building.This year, Seven Locks is assisting with the event by manning four arts and craft stations. There are opportunities for families to help serve lunch, assist with egg hunts and field games as well as chances for 5th graders to man some of the activity stations.  5th graders manning an activity station will need to have an adult supervising. Last year about 60 kids attended this event. NCCP will provide a light breakfast and lunch for volunteers. There is a mandatory volunteer training session on Sat 30 March from 11 am to 1 pm on site. To sign up and to see the new volunteer opportunities available,  please visit
here  
For more information about NCCF, please visit:  https://www.nccf-cares.org/

Join the "Seven Locks Rocks for Michael" Team

for the 4th Annual Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K

Please join the Seven Locks Rocks for Michael team for the 4th Annual Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Montgomery Mall. Register and Join Our Team by clicking this link.If you would like to donate to our fundraising page, click here. Early bird prices in effect through February 28.

This race was created in memory of 6-year-old Seven Locks student Michael Mosier, who battled a brain tumor called DIPG during his kindergarten year before passing away in May 2015. Michael’s little sister, Lila, is now in 1st grade at Seven Locks.  All proceeds go to childhood brain cancer research through Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation, the nonprofit founded in his name.  
If you have any questions about joining the Seven Locks Rocks for Michael team, please contact
Christa Thorpe We hope to see you there!


Mind Yeti for Seven Locks Students

Has your child come home talking about MindYeti?  MindYeti is an online resource program that brings mindfulness to kids. Through funding provided by the Seven Locks Elementary School Educational Foundation's grant program, Mrs. Steinberg has re-newed a subscription to MindYeti for SLES! While some of our teachers use MindYeti in the classroom, any SLES family can have access to the MindYeti program. If you are interested in using this fantastic program at home, please feel free to email Mrs. Steinberg (laurie_m_steinberg@mcpsmd.org) for information on how to access this program.  


Looking for Future Kindergartners!

We are starting the planning process for Kindergarten Orientation.  Students may attend kindergarten in the fall if they are 5-years-old by September 1, 2019. If you have a child who will be coming to kindergarten at Seven Locks this fall, please contact Linda Kurinsky at Linda_N_Kurinsky@mcpsmd.org. Please share this information with friends and neighbors. Our Kindergarten Orientation will take place later this spring.





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Community Service - Watershed Cleanup

April 13

Multiple Locations

10am-2pm

Every year, Little Falls Watershed Alliance (LFWA) joins forces with the Alice Ferguson Foundation to help clean the entire Potomac River watershed. No need to stay the whole time.  Come for an hour or two, come on time, come late, leave early or stay the entire time.  LFWA will provide bags and gloves.  Come prepared to get muddy!  Bring grabbers if you have some to reach trash in trees and other hard to get spots. Pre-approved for SSL hours for MCPS. 

Locations and Signups:

​Bethesda Pool Sign-up (Hillandale and Little Falls Parkway)

​​Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park Sign-Up (Willard Avenue and River Road). 

​Little Falls Stream Valley Park Sign-Up

(Little Falls Parkway and Mass Ave)


Kindergarten Orientation

May 14 and 15

We are starting the planning process for Kindergarten Orientation which will take place on May 14 and May 15. Students may attend kindergarten in the fall if they are 5-years-old by September 1, 2019. If you have a child who will be coming to kindergarten at Seven Locks this fall, please contact Linda Kurinsky at Linda_N_Kurinsky@mcpsmd.org. Please share this information with friends and neighbors. Our Kindergarten Orientation will take place later this spring


Summer Concert

May 30th

7pm


5th Grade Carnival

June 7th

9:30am- 3:30pm


5th Grade Promotion

June 13th

6:30-8:30pm

Deadline to pre-order school supplies for next year

June 14th

This program allows parents to order pre-packaged supplies for SLES students, and have them delivered directly to school, saving a trip to the supply store. You are not required to order your supplies through SchoolKidz. To order, go to www.shopttkits.com and use Account #40113 for our school. Email Erika with any questions. 

Shop using this Amazon link to earn money for SLES! Get all your same discounts, but  help the school earn money while you shop...

Upcoming Events


Fourth Grade Parents Needed at Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Seven Locks has a tradition whereby 4th grade parents help at the 5th grade promotion ceremony so that all 5th grade parents are able to enjoy this end of elementary school right-of-passage with their families. In keeping with this tradition, we are looking for 4th grade parents to volunteer at this year's 5th grade promotion which will take place Thursday, June 13, 5:45pm. This is also a great opportunity for middle school and high school students to earn SSL hours. Sign up here