Weekly Newsletter

Week of 12/5/22


This Week

December 7: Career Day

December 7: Half Day

Save the Date!

December 13: Makeup Picture Day

December 15: Latino Parent Partnership Meeting

December 15/16: 6th Grade Field Trip

School Pictures

Sligo MS student portraits orders have been fulfilled. If you pre-purchased photographs, these have been sent home with the students. If you have not received your order please contact Freed Photography.

If you did not purchase in advance, it's not too late! You should have received an email from Freed Photography with your student's private gallery information. If your have not received this (check your spam too), please contact them at support@freedphoto.com or call 301-652-5452

6th Grade Field Trip

The 6th Grade Field Trip to National Geographic Museum in Washington DC will be on Dec 15th and 16th. Mrs. Armstrong's 2nd, 5th, 6th and 7th periods will go on Dec 15th and Mrs. Armstrong's 1st period and all of Mr. Young's classes will attend on Dec 16th.

We will engage in 3000 years in Egyptian history using cinematic projections and light displays as well as visual galleries that highlight the life of King Tut, his tomb and the Ancient Egyptian afterlife.

The cost of the trip is $17.25. Lunch will be at Westfield Wheaton Mall food court, you may bring your own lunch, or you may opt for a bag lunch from the cafeteria. Please indicate your choice on your permission slip. Your field trip can be paid for in cash or check directly to Mr. Young or Mrs. Armstrong. You can also pay online on the Sligo Middle School website. Money for all students is due by Friday November 18, 2022.

Please let Mrs. Armstrong or Mr. Young know if you have any questions.

Career Day

Are you a professional or do you know a professional who would like to inspire our students to learn more about careers? If so, please click on the link below and return the flyer by November 18th.


Free Flu Vaccination Clinic

Montgomery County will hold a free flu vaccination clinic for children from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Dennis Avenue Health Center, located at 2000 Dennis Ave. in Silver Spring. Children ages six months to 18 are eligible to receive vaccinations at the clinic.

See more information here.

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Winter Athletics

Registration for middle school athletics will be conducted through the ParentVUE Portal. Registration for Winter Boys and Girls Basketball will open on October 31, 2022 at 12:00 noon. The ParentVUE online registration portal, available in English and Spanish, incorporates all required paper forms and documents into an internet-based platform that can be accessed using a secure ParentVUE Portal login. Parents/guardians are also able to scan and upload their student's physical, as part of the registration process. The first day of try-outs will take place on Tuesday December 6th.

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Extracurricular Activities

Sligo MS is proud to host a robust offering of after-school activities, clubs, and athletics this year! Please review the link here to view all of the opportunities for students to get involved. This information is also present on the Sligo MS Website under the “After School Info” tab.

Please note the activity sponsor, dates, times, and location of each club. Some activities (Interscholastic Athletics, intramurals, and certain clubs) require permission slips, which students can ask the sponsors for. Any club requiring a permission slip will inform students at the first meeting. All grade levels are welcome in each activity, with the exception of the Interscholastic Athletics teams, which are for 7th and 8th grade students only. Please reach out to the activity sponsor or coach with any specific questions you may have.

Limited MCPS transportation is provided for activities on Tuesdays-Thursdays. Your bus stop may not be your regular bus stop. Please review the after school buses here. Speak with your students about their method of transportation home and how they will get home from activities safely.

We are looking forward to a great year of after-school activities!

Personal Mobile Device Policy

Personal Mobile Devices (PMD) such as cell phones, tablets, wireless headphones, handheld gaming systems, etc. will not be used during the school day. Students should expect to keep devices out of sight upon arrival, or keep their devices at home. PMDs can be used after school or after-school activities. Parents will be asked to pick up devices used during the school day.

Parents and caregivers, we appreciate your support in helping our students stay engaged in learning. If you need to send a message to your child during school hours, please contact the main office at (301) 287-8890. We are happy to relay messages to students during non-instructional times.

Below are useful parent resources about kids and personal mobile devices.