Seven Locks PTA
Kindergarten Parent Coffee
Wednesday, August 29th
Kindergarten parents: Please join Principal Megan Murphy and Teacher Staff Development leader Susan Brown for an informal coffee in the Seven Locks All-Purpose room on August 29 at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Murphy and Brown will be happy to offer general information about school and field questions-- no issue is too small.
New Families Reception and Orientation
Thursday, August 30th
at 1pm (New Families Only)
Open House - Meet your Teacher!
at 2:15pm (All are welcome)
Do You Want To Know Which Teachers Your Students Will Have This Year? Come to the SLES Open House at 2:15 p.m. at Seven Locks on August 30. Class lists will be posted and teachers will be on hand in their classrooms to greet their students. New to Seven Locks? Join us right before at 1:00 p.m. for our New Families Orientation. You'll get to meet other new families and some of the PTA Board as well as faculty.
First Day of School
Tuesday, September 4th
September 12th (Grades K-2)
September 13th (Grades 3-5)
More information will be coming soon about these nights, but please save the dates on your calendar.
Back to School Picnic
(Rain or Shine!!) This is a not-to-miss event. Pack your own picnic dinner or purchase dinner from one of our vendors. Your kids will love to catch up with their friends and meet new ones while they are dancing the night away to the DJ. Kindergarteners should wear their blue SLES Kindergarten shirts. You also will have a chance to purchase your Spirit Wear for the year at the picnic so bring your credit card or check book.
Looking for Buddy Families
We need Buddy Families for our New Seven Locks Families - We have several new families entering Seven Locks this year. Please consider serving as a Buddy Family for one of these new families. Our new families look to our Buddy Families to navigate them through the first several weeks of school. Many new friendships are made through the Buddy Family program, so if you are interested, please contact Arun Narayan with any questions!
Looking for Hosts for our Parent Grade Level Socials!
Consider hosting a Parent Social. These socials are typically held on Friday and Saturday nights in September, October and early November. As a host, you just open up your home to other parents in your child's grade. It's a potluck event and the PTA will reimburse you for any paper products you purchase. These are rare opportunities for parents to get together and socialize without kids. Typically we get about 50 parents or so at these events (although we'd always love more!!) . Please consider hosting one of these socials in your home. If you are interested, please email Sienna Johnson and let her know you'd like to host and what grade level.
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Here's the scoop!!
Join the PTA and Verify Your Information Today!
I scream, you scream...it's time to join the PTA! Join now and help your child win an ice cream party for their entire class! There will be a winning class per grade level. You also have a chance to win an Amazon or Potomac Pizza gift card. You must sign up for the PTA by Sept. 30th to be eligible for the drawing. But... HOW DO I JOIN?
We've made it easy to join the PTA and verify your school directory information at the same time. On July 26, you should have received an email from the SLES PTA Membership Co-Chairs regarding the PTA Directory. In order to be listed in the Seven Locks PTA Directory, you will need to VERIFY your information by following steps outlined in that message. During this process you can JOIN and DONATE to the PTA.
Click, click, DONE! Cross this off your back-to-school checklist right now. If you didn't receive the email or just can't find it (we've been there!), please email the Co-Chairs, Emily or Lisa and we can help!
Seven Locks Needs Some Volunteers Who Rock!:
Are you interested in volunteering to help with upcoming activities at SLES? There are many different areas where help is needed - ranging from large events, to tasks that require very little time commitment. If interested, please contact Sienna Johnson find out more! The PTA will appreciate your help, other parents will appreciate your help, but best of all - your kids may even appreciate your help!
Looking for Enrichment Activities before and after school for your child?
Be on the lookout for enrichment class information - Each year, SLES PTA offers SLES students several different enrichment classes before and after school. We are once again coordinating with FLEX Academies who will be managing these classes for the SLES PTA. There will be some really great offerings, so keep an eye out for an email about these enrichment classes soon. They fill up fast, so consider signing up right away!
Girls on the Run Sign Up
GOTR is returning to Seven Locks Elementary School this Fall! GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. It teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Starting the week of September 17th, the team will meet at SLES every Tuesday and Friday from 8:00am to 9:15am. Registration for the Seven Locks team begins on August 23rd HERE. Please contact Erika Schwartz with any questions.