Welcome Back!

Back to School Letter, August 2017  Back to School Letter, Spanish, August 2017 

Dear Sligo Creek Families,

We are in the middle of a busy summer. As you may have heard, we are getting a new HVAC system which is every exciting for those of us who have been too hot or too cold depending on the season. We all are going to be much more comfortable this year! 


We will be sending the Back to School packet electronically this year. The PTA will be sending information in the mail. The supply list for each grade is posted on our website. Bus route information will also be posted on line once it is received from transportation. Other important information will be included in my electronic communication to you. 

We are excited to share with you our new staff members for the coming year. Please welcome the follow teachers: 

Ms. Faith Glasford, Kindergarten, Mr. Juan Orellano, 3rd grade, (additional position) Mme Stefany Buchi, 3rd grade (French Immersion), Ms. Eunice Bruce 4th grade, Ms. Elizabeth Lusk 5th grade, Ms. Mary Donegan, Upper grade special education (Asperger’s program), Ms. Monica Taliani, primary grade special education (Aspergers’s program), Ms. Cynthia Philips, special educator Home School Model, Dr. Brenda Delany, art teacher, Ms. Holly Cullum, part time art teacher, Mr. Scott Sibert, part time pe teacher, Ms. Debbie Cascia, attendance secretary. 

We wish the best to Ms. Hartke who has moved to Drew Elementary School, Ms. Shaska who will be working at Sequoyah Elementary School, and Ms. Perkins who will be serving Kemp Mill Elementary School as their Math Content Coach. Mme Denamiel has relocated to France. Ms. King will be teaching art at Walter Johnson High School. Ms. Clay will be teaching at Diamond Elementary School and Ms. Golden has taken childcare leave. Ms. Perez has taken a position at Glen Haven Elementary School. Ms. Demouy will be teaching 5th grade at Leleck Elementary School. Ms. Lahens-Lefler is now on childcare leave. Mr. Marc James will be the building service manager at Rock Creek Valley Elementary School. Ms. Bouma has accepted a full time position at Burtonsville ES. Ms. Araceli Ramirez has accepted a position at Forest Knolls Elementary School. Mr. Josue Villardo has accepted a position at Oakview Elementary School and Ms. Joletta Humpert has accepted a position at Highland View Elementary School. While we are happy that some have moved closer to home, we certainly will miss them at Sligo Creek. 

You will receive a postcard from your child’s teacher during the week of August 21, 2017. If for some reason you do not receive that information by August 29, 2017, please call us. This may mean that we may not have your current address. We hope that you will be able to join us at our Open House on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 2:30-3:15 pm. Your child will have an opportunity to meet their new teacher, visit the classroom and visit our outdoor classroom. 

KINDERGARTEN READY FOR SCHOOL NIGHT will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 pm Childcare will be provided. 


Please pay close attention to your specific time. 

Grades 1-2 ONLY Thursday, September 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm. 

Grades 3-5 ONLY Thursday, September 14th from 7:30-8:30 pm.


We do have a new phone system and our new number is 240-740-2800. Please make a note of the change. We will continue to provide you with information as we move closer to the opening of school. Enjoy the remainder of the summer with your family. We look forward to the coming school year with great anticipation of the new year.

Diantha R. Swift