Seven Locks PTA

​​​​​​​​​​Mark Your Calendar​​

January 17 - Counselor Coffee

January 19 - Reading Incentive Sheets Due

January 20 - No School!

January 23   - Spelling Bee Elimination Rounds

January 27 - No School/SLES Skating Event

February 6 - Spelling Bee Finals

February 8 - SLES Winter Concert

February 9 - Literacy Night

February 24 - Movie Night 

April 1 - SLES Foundation Spring Fling

  • Sign up to help coach a Girls on the Run Team- (see more info in the next column) Email Kristine Pokress  at if you are able to help by Monday, January 23rd.​​
  • Support the Defeat DIPG Superhero Sprint & 6K Sunday May 28, 2017 at Montgomery Mall (in memory of former SLES Student Michael Mosier). Sign up for the SLES Team at or help raise funds for the SLES team at





Don't Miss The Next Counselor Coffee - Tuesday, January 17 - Please join Mrs. Steinberg, School Counselor, and other parents in this open roundtable  discussion with Tory Joseph, from the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), who will discuss the topic of Positive Discipline.  Parents will learn ways to move away from punishment and towards using encouragement, consequences, limits and agreements, for any approach to discipline that stimulates cooperation and self-restraint. RSVPs are encouraged but not required.  Please RSVP to


Skate Night - January 27 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. at Cabin John Ice Rink - Join your friends at the Cabin John Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852, for a fun afternoon of skating. SLES has negotiated a discounted price of $7 per skater. No need to RSVP, just show up for the fun!  Contact Christine Leung with questions at


Girls on the Run (GOTR) needs volunteer parents and/or staff coaches in order to return to SLES for the Spring season - GOTR is an amazing program, for girls in 3rd to 5th grade. WE NEED PARENT OR STAFF VOLUNTEERS to make this happen. You do not need to be a runner - walkers are welcome too!  Kristine Pokress, a previous GOTR Coach, has agreed to be the Site Liasion/Lead Coach and Noelle Chadwick, has volunteered to Coach. There must be a least three (3) coaches present at each lesson, so we need YOU. The program must have at least two (2) additional volunteer coaches for the spring season to be a success! Find out more info about the Volunteer Coach positions here. Please contact Kristine Pokress  at if you are able to help by Monday, January 23rd.​​


SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 1st, SPRING FLING for the SLES Foundation at 7pm!  The SLES Foundation is hosting it’s annual fun filled Spring Fling on April 1st at 7pm at the home of Diane and Ali Tabatabai.  Save the date for this parent only night.   The theme this year is a Spring Fiesta!  We’re looking for more parents to join our event committee and most importantly 1 to 2 additional Co-Chairs to join Kaushika Patel who has already volunteered.  Share your talents & have fun!  Contact to volunteer


WE NEED YOU!  The PTA utilizes almost 100 volunteers to implement our programs each year.  Many of our volunteers will be “graduating” from SLES.   If you think you can help out with our PTA initiatives, please contact and share your interests with Amy Quackenboss at



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