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What is the Sligo Creek Education Foundation?

Parent volunteers created the Sligo Creek Education Foundation in 2014 to raise additional funds to support Sligo Creek Elementary School. The Education Foundation is a not-for-profit organization focusing on long-term programs and projects. We work closely with our partners—the PTA and school leadership —to identify ways to enrich the educational experience.

The Foundation was born out of the successful fundraising efforts of the Outdoor Classroom. As we researched other education foundations in Montgomery County, we realized that a foundation can be a great asset to the school.  The 2015-16 school year is our first year of funding projects and we are excited to begin our work!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

We would like to introduce and welcome the new Sligo Creek Education Foundation Board. The following individuals have graciously volunteered to serve the local school community:

· President : Camille Parker

· Vice-President: Chris Richardson (returning)

· Treasurer: Dunia Sinnreich (returning)

· Secretary: Malia Hale (returning)

· Outdoor Classroom Liaison: Monica Nermark (returning)

We are excited for a great new year of fun and enriching programs at Sligo Creek! The Sligo Creek Education Foundation (SCEF) is a non-profit that works in partnership with the PTA to fund programs and infrastructure projects that do not fall under the guidelines of PTA spending. SCEF was originally founded to support a multi-year grant to fund the Outdoor Classroom.

This year there are some exciting new developments in the Outdoor Classroom. We will be developing a pilot program with first grade students where we create lessons to complement what students are learning in science that week and reinforce it in the Outdoor Classroom. Sun, moon, and stars here we come! We will continue to hold the Garden Club for 4th and 5th grade students, work with the Asperger’s program weekly, and welcome the 4th grade outside in late fall for three sisters and sunchoke harvesting. It’s a fun and exciting fall – if you would like to volunteer, please email Laura Volk [email protected]

SCEF also funds the Newspaper Club, the Young Entrepreneurs Club, and a 2nd Grade STEM Club for Girls. Do you have a program you would love to run at Sligo Creek? Consider submitting a program proposal for funding consideration. We are looking for some new board members to join the SCEF. If you are interested in joining or want more information about the SCEF, please email [email protected]

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Contact Camille Parker: [email protected]