WELCOME!

Welcome to the Fallsmead Elementary School PTA website. Here you will find the latest news about Fallsmead PTA events, activities, and programs. Check back frequently for updates!


FALLSMEAD PTA NEWS

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Don't forget to join the PTA! Find out how on the PTA Membership page!
  • Please note the following schedule change for the STEM after-school activities: STEM Classes: Budding Mechanical Engineers (Tues), Young Engineers (Thurs), and Friday (Girls Stem) will start NEXT WEEK!
  • We still need adult volunteers for this Friday's Back to School Bash!! If you can help, even for an hour, please sign up HERE.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL!– our young falcons kept up their skills and strategies by independently reading over the summer!!! They read a total of 338,144 minutes. This is the 2nd year in a row that we have won the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Way to go Falcons!

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Anyone who wants to volunteer in a classroom at Fallsmead this year will need to complete two types of volunteer training prior to volunteering. First, online Child Abuse and Neglect training must be completed. The online training can be accessed by clicking here. Once you take the online training, you will receive an email. Please bring this email with you to the front office on your first volunteer day.

Second, all volunteers must complete volunteer training provided by the PTA.  This training is valid for two years. Please contact volunteer@fallsmeadpta.org with questions or if you still need to get trained.





PTA NEWSLETTER 9/15/2016

DONUTS WITH DAD
Our annual Donuts with Dad is TOMORROW at 8am! Dads (or another special adult) are welcome to join their kids on the blacktop before school for donuts, coffee, and juice. Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child's face! This is in conjunction with a national program called "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" that MCPS is partnering with this year. 

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT!! Anyone who could help set up between7:00 and 7:30am would be most appreciated. If you can help, please contact Doyle Currey at vp4@fallsmeadpta.org.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Have you signed up yet for after school activities?! Classes are filling up fast so get your spot soon!Registration has been extended and will now be open throughTOMORROWClick here for the full schedule and registration information. Questions? Email Rebekah Jacobs.

TEACHER WISH LIST
The Fallsmead Teacher Wish List is up and running! Visitwww.FallsmeadWishList.com
to see items that your teachers would love to have in their classrooms. All donations are tax deductible and are used immediately, once purchased, to directly benefit your children! Questions? Contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org or 202-487-7757.

PTA MEMBERSHIP RAFFLES

Congratulations to Yunfei Wang and Liping Song, parents of Henry Wang in Ms. Keurzoneff's class, who won the second PTA Membership Raffle for a $50 iTunes gift card! 

You still have time to be entered into the last raffle to win the Fallsmead school spirit basket!  Just join the PTA by September 20th and you will automatically be entered. The Fallsmead school spirit basket winner will be chosen on September 21stIf you haven't joined the PTA yet, please visit the PTA Membership page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. No matter how little or how much time you have to dedicate to the PTA, we would love to have you join! Get the scoop. . .joining the PTA is sweet! Questions? Contact us atmembership@fallsmedpta.org.

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Mark your calendars for the Back to School Bash onFriday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be moonbounces, a petting zoo, food trucks, a DJ and dancing, and lots of family fun!

We need both adult and SSL volunteers for the Back to School Bash. Click here to be an adult volunteer or click here to sign up SSL volunteers. 

YEARBOOK VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The yearbook committee is seeking volunteers to help with the yearbook, particularly parents of kindergarteners, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th graders. If you are able to help, please contactyearbook@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALLSMEAD SCHOOL DIRECTORY VERIFICATION AND APP
Within the next week, you will be receiving an email from the PTA via AtoZ Directories with information about how to verify your information for the upcoming Fallsmead Elementary School Directory. 
Please be sure to take a few minutes to verify your directory data so that you can be sure your information is how you want it.  

Did you know that you can also access the information from the School Directory anywhere, any time, on the web or on your smartphone or tablet?  Click here to find out how!  All Fallsmead parents will have access to the App through the end of October once you verify your directory data.  After that, it will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members.