Auction 2018-February 28th 

UPDATE: The Auction and Beer Dinner raised $6,490 this year!!!  The first $5,000 will be allocated to our new longterm fundraising goal of a shade canopy for the recess field and the remaining funds will go towards general programming.

Auction: The online auction will run from Feb. 16 - Feb. 24 at

The live silent auction will be held before the dinner at McGinty’s from 6:00 to 7:30 on February 28th. ALL are invited to come even if you don’t have a ticket to the dinner! Come and enjoy happy hour and bid away!!

The Auction Booklet can be dowloaded.

The first $5,000 raised for the auction will be allocated to the longterm fundraising goal of a recess field shade canopy.  Additional funds raised will be allocated to the general fund.

Dinner: We are hosting the annual McGinty's 3 Course Dinner and Brookeville Beer Farm Beer Pairing and Auction on Wednesday, February 28, 2017.  Tickets can be purchased at:

Supper Club is Back in a Simplified Version!

The ever-popular Sligo Creek Education Foundation Supper Club is back!!!  Our organization works with local restaurants to make dining out and raising money easy. You get a night off cooking and cleaning, and the restaurant donates a portion of your dinner bill to the Sligo Creek Education Foundation.  You also get the benefit of building community.  It's a win-win!!!  You may opt to dine in or order carry out.  Currently we have our final event of the year scheduled on:

Tuesday, September 12th 6-10: Cava in downtown Silver Spring
Wednesday, October 18th 4-8: Chipotle in downtown Silver Spring
Wednesday, February 28th at 7:30: Auction and 3 Course Dinner and Beer Paring at McGinty's-Ticket information to coming soon!  See below for more information on the auction.

Please be sure to bring the flier with you (either a print out or on your phone).

This year the Sligo Creek Education Foundation intends to use money raised to support the new Outdoor Classroom Coordinator position, the Sligo Creek Newspaper Club and more.  

Thanks for participating in these past Supper Clubs:
October 19, 2016Lebanese Taverna 
Wed, Nov 16, 2016Burgerfi 
Wed, Dec 14, 2016: Pete's Apizza
Tues, Jan 24, 2017Chipotle
Wed, Feb 22, 2017: McGinty's
Tues, March 28, 2017: Gusto's
Tues, June 6, 2017: MOD Pizza

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and thank you for supporting our school!

Sligo Creek Read-A-Thon 2017

The 2017 Read-a-Thon has come to a class.  We raised $6,185.72 . In 2016 we raised $5,650.39.  Details of the event are provided below. 

Read-A-Thon Donations Online

Click the donate button on the right. Be sure to include the students name & grade in the "Note" section.

Funding & Fundraising

We began this project with $0 in the bank. Through our Supper Clubs and family donations, we’ve been able to raise nearly $6,000. Our plan is to seek donations from local businesses, apply for grants, and continue to do our Supper Club fundraisers with a goal of raising $10,000 this year.

If you want to show your support for these projects and help us make them a reality, please consider donating to the Education Foundation. If you would like more information, please contact Ronnie McGaskey at [email protected] 

How to Donate

Send a check made payable to the Sligo Creek Education Foundation to 500 Schuyler Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or send an envelope to school marked "Education Foundation."

All donations are gifts made voluntarily to Sligo Creek Education Foundation, a 501( c )(3) charity, with no conditions. Donors receive a tax receipt from Sligo Creek Education Foundation at the time of the donation. Donors who request refunds may not be eligible for tax deductions on their refunded donations.

Make a donation online by clicking below:

What does a donation support?

We welcome donations of any size! Every little bit helps us provide special opportunities and enrichment for students and teachers at Sligo Creek Elementary School. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year by applying for grants, seeking donations from local businesses, our Supper Club fundraisers and donations from families. 

This year we are trying to raise money to support these projects (and hopefully more!):

$1200 to support a new student run Newspaper Club

$6500 to support the Outdoor Classroom

Plus additional programming TBD

Can you help us make these ideas a reality for our school?