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Newsletter 9/21

posted Sep 22, 2017, 7:07 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The deadline for signing up your 1st through 5th graders for Fall After School Activities is TOMORROW 
(kindergarteners can start in the winter). Some classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, so don't miss out! 

There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking (for grades 1-3 only), Basketball, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Mad Science Secret Agent Lab, and so much more. . .there is something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

STAFF APPRECIATION DONATIONS NEEDED!
The PTA will be hosting a "Pop Into Fall" event for our wonderful teachers and staff in early October, which will include a popcorn bar with an apple cider station and a teacher/staff raffle.

The Staff Appreciation Committee needs your help to make this successful!! We are looking for donations of bags of specialty popcorn, fresh apples, apple cider, and other seasonal items to raffle off for staff. Click here to sign up to donate! Donations can be dropped off from September 28th through October 1st. Questions? Please contact staffappreciation@fallsmeadpta.org.

PTA MEMBERSHIP RAFFLES
Congratulations to Sarah Weiss, who won the second PTA Membership Raffle for a $40 Amazon gift card! If you haven't already joined PTA, it's not too late!!! You still have time join to be entered into the last raffle to win the Fallsmead School Spirit basket! Just join the PTA by September 27th and you will automatically be entered. The basket winner will be announced on September 28th.   

Please visit the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. Remember, you should still join the PTA even if you don't have any time to allocate to the PTA. Your membership alone will make a difference for your children. Please join the PTA and help us grow! Questions? Contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org
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DONUTS WITH DAD
Save the date for our annual Donuts with Dad on Friday, September 29th 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 donuts and put a smile on your child's face!

Any moms who are willing to help out at this event would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers would need to arrive at 7:30am and the event runs from 8-9am. If you can help, please contact Doyle Currey at donuts@fallsmeadpta.org or 240-643-9502!

BE A ROOM PARENT
Please consider helping your child's teacher by volunteering to be a Classroom Parent! Classroom Parents help out in a number of ways, including
updating parents on important school/class events and planning classroom parties. It is a wonderful way to meet the kids and parents in your child's class. To volunteer, please contact Nicole Copeland at roomparent@fallsmeadpta.org with your name, email address, child's name, grade, and teacher if you are interested. Thank you for volunteering, it makes a difference!

FALLSMEAD SCHOOL DIRECTORY VERIFICATION AND ONLINE/MOBILE ACCESS
By now, you should already have received 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 your information is up-to-date. Contactmembership@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

Once you have verified your information, you can 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 online directory through the end of October (once you verify your directory data). After that, it will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members.

LAST CHANCE TO ADVERTISE IN THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL DIRECTORY
The Fallsmead Elementary School Directory will be going to print soon. If you would like to advertise in the directory, please click here and here see pricing information. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Thompson at jennifer@atozdirectories.com or 443-618-3984.

Newsletter 09/14/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 8:45 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
We are looking forward to seeing you all TOMORROW NIGHT from 5:30-7:30pm at the Back to School Bash. There will be moonbounces, a petting zoo, food trucks, a DJ and dancing, and lots of family fun. Dont miss out on this great back to school party!

WE STILL NEED LOTS OF ADULT VOLUTEERS FOR THIS EVENT! Please click here to sign up! If you have questions, please contact bash@fallsmeadpta.org.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING TOMORROW
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 PTAThe next PTA training session will be held TOMORROW, September 15th, from 5:15-5:30pm in the Staff Lounge right before the Back to School Bash. This training is valid for two years. Questions? Please contact volunteer@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The deadline for signing up your 1st through 5th graders for Fall After School Activities is next Friday, September 22nd 
(kindergarteners can start in the winter). Some classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment, so don't miss out! 

There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking (for grades 1-3 only), Basketball, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Mad Science Secret Agent Lab, and so much more. . .there is something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

PTA MEMBERSHIP RAFFLES
Thank you to everyone who has already join the PTA, and congratulations to Sirimal Mukerjee, the winner of the first PTA Membership Raffle for 4 tickets to Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival!
The next raffle
 for the $40 Amazon gift card will be held on September 21st for anyone who has joined the PTA by September 20th. You can join the PTA today and be the next winner!!

If you haven't already joined, please join us by visiting the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. You can also pick up a form from our PTA Bulletin Board near the front office. No matter how little or how much time you have to dedicate to the PTA, it all makes a difference for your little ones, and we would love for you to join! JOIN THE PTA AND HELP US GROW!!!!!! Questions? Contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org
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DONUTS WITH DAD
Save the date for our annual Donuts with Dad on Friday, September 29th 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 donuts and put a smile on your child's face!

Any moms who are willing to help out at this event would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers would need to arrive at 7:30am and the event runs from 8-9am. If you can help, please contact Doyle Currey at donuts@fallsmeadpta.org or 240-643-9502!

BE A ROOM PARENT
Please consider helping your child's teacher by volunteering to be a Classroom Parent! Classroom Parents help out in a number of ways, including
updating parents on important school/class events and planning classroom parties. It is a wonderful way to meet the kids and parents in your child's class. To volunteer, please contact Nicole Copeland at roomparent@fallsmeadpta.org with your name, email address, child's name, grade, and teacher if you are interested. Thank you for volunteering, it makes a difference!

RESERVE YOUR FALLSMEAD SCHOOL DIRECTORY
Did you know that only Fallsmead PTA members receive a copy of the Fallsmead School Directory
(which will be coming out some time in October)? The directory is packed with valuable information such as class rosters and student contact info. . . everything you need to set up those all-important play dates for your kids!  Visit the PTA Membership page on the PTA website for information about how to join the Fallsmead PTA.

Newsletter 9/7/2017

posted Sep 8, 2017, 1:06 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Mark your calendars for the Back to School Bash next Friday, September 15th from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be moonbounces, a petting zoo, food trucks, a DJ and dancing, and lots of family fun!

We still need LOTS of 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. If you have questions, please contactbash@fallsmeadpta.org.

HELP US GROW. . .JOIN THE PTA!
THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us grow by joining our PTA this year! Did you know that by joining our PTA, you are also joining the Maryland and National PTA? Collectively, our Maryland PTA is one of the largest child advocacy groups, and your membership supports not only your own child, but also strengthens the larger community of Maryland interested in advocating for public education for all children in our state.

If you haven't already joined, please join us by visitingthe Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. You can also pick up a form from the PTA bulletin board in school hallway near the front office. And don't forget.... when you join the PTA by September 13th, you will be automatically entered in a raffle to win 4 tickets to Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival. Joining the PTA is easy! Questions? Contact us atmembership@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Fall 2017 Session are now open for registration for grades 1-5 (Kindergarten can start in the winter). There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking (for grades 1-3), Basketball, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Mad Science Secret Agent Lab, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone!Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Questions? Contactafterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

LEARN ABOUT CUB SCOUTS
Fallsmead's Cub Scout Pack 1753 is holding a "Join Scouting Night" TONIGHT from 7-8pm in the Fallsmead ES APR. You may also attend the first Pack meeting in the Fallsmead ES APR on Thursday, September 28th from 7-8pm to see what it's all about. If you would like to attend either event, or have any questions, please contact Erin Markowitz at (301) 762-5646 orecmarkowitz@aol.com.

Newsletter 8/31/17

posted Sep 2, 2017, 3:44 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2017, 1:05 PM ]

HELP US GROW. . .JOIN THE PTA!
THANK YOU to everyone who has already joined the PTA this year! We can't do everything that we do without you! Your dues and donations are the only way we can afford all the great PTA events, activities, and programs throughout the school year.

If you haven't joined already, please visit the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. And remember, when you join online, you can also verify your directory data, order extra directories, donate to the PTA, and even register your grocery rewards cards, all at one time. If you have questions, please contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org!

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Fall 2017 Session are now open for registration for grades 1-5 (Kindergarten can start in the winter). There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Basketball, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Mad Science Secret Agent Lab, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

BOO HOO BREAKFAST
The PTA invites all kindergarten and new Fallsmead parents to attend our annual Boo Hoo Breakfast next Tuesday, September 5th just after school starts in the staff lounge. Grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and meet some new Fallsmead families! Questions? Contact boohoo@fallsmeadpta.org.

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Mark your calendars for the Back to School Bash on Friday, September 15th 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. 

LEARN ABOUT CUB SCOUTS
Fallsmead's Cub Scout Pack 1753 is holding a "Join Scouting Night" on Thursday, September 7th from 7-8pm in the Fallsmead ES APR. You may also attend the first Pack meeting in the Fallsmead ES APR on Thursday, September 28th from 7-8pm to see what it's all about. If you would like to attend either event, or have any questions, please contact Erin Markowitz at (301) 762-5646 or ecmarkowitz@aol.com.

Newsletter 8/24/2017

posted Aug 24, 2017, 11:21 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Welcome back to school! The PTA is gearing up for another great year at Fallsmead Elementary! We have many fantastic events and enrichment activities planned for the school year. Be sure to check out the PTA's Back to School Summer Newsletter, the weekly PTA email newsletter, the PTA Website at www.fallsmeadpta.org, and our PTA Facebook Page for the latest updates!

OPEN HOUSE AND SCHOOL TOOL BOXES
This year's back to school Open House will be on THURSDAY, August 31st from 11am to noon! Don't forget to stop by the PTA table to renew your PTA membership for the year. We will have spirit wear for sale too! 

Note: If you purchased a School Tool Box for your child at the end of the last school year, it will be waiting for your child in his/her classroom during the Open House on August 31st. Questions about your tool box? Contact toolbox@fallsmeadpta.org

HELP US GROW. . .JOIN THE PTA!
The summer is almost over and it is time for us to get ready for the upcoming school year! Thanks to our upgraded and simplified online PTA registration process, you can easily join the PTA and verify your directory information all in one step! It is an easy one-stop-shop for joining the PTA, verifying your directory data, ordering extra directories, donating to the PTA, and even registering your grocery rewards cards. Visit the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to find out more! Questions? Contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Fall 2017 Session are now open for registration for grades 1-5 (Kindergarten can start in the winter). There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Basketball, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Mad Science Secret Agent Lab, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

BOO HOO BREAKFAST
The PTA invites all kindergarten and new Fallsmead parents to attend our annual Boo Hoo Breakfast on Tuesday, September 5th just after school starts in the staff lounge. Grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and meet some new Fallsmead families! Questions? Contact boohoo@fallsmeadpta.org.

BOOK FAIR CO-CHAIR NEEDED
The PTA is looking for a co-chair for the Fallsmead Scholastic Book Fair November 6th-10th in the Media Center. The Book Fair is a great week-long event where families can buy affordable high-interest books for their children and Fallsmead classrooms. This is an awesome way to get more involved at Fallsmead! If you can help, please contact president@fallsmeadpta.org.

GIRLS ON THE RUN
Fallsmead now has a Girls on the Run Team for 3rd-5th grade girls for the Fall (better late than never!). Registration for Fallsmead's Girls on the Run team for the fall session will open TOMORROW, Friday, August 25th at 10am.Click here to access the registration page or for more information.  

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Mark your calendars for the Back to School Bash on Friday, September 15th 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. 

Newsletter 4/20/17

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:49 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS NEEDED!
 Are you interested in getting more involved at Fallsmead? We 
have several open PTA Committee Chair positions for 2017-2018:
  • Fundraising Chair(s)
  • Room Parent Coordinator
  • Book Fair Chair(s)
  • Service Projects Chair(s)
  • Grandparent's Day Chair
  • Restaurant Fundraisers Chair
  • Spirit Wear Chair
  • Science Fair Co-Chair
Click here for more information about each of these positions. There are positions available for people with a little or a lot of time, so there is something for everyone!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rebekah Jacobs at president@fallsmeadpta.org.

LAST FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
 The last Family Movie Night of the year is TOMORROW at 6:30pm to watch Sing. Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale. As always, there's no admission fee - but show your giving spirit and bring a non-perishable good for donation to Manna Food Center. Contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org with questions or to volunteer.

MINGLE WITH MOMS
Save the date for our annual Mingle With Moms (or another special adult) on Friday, April 28th at 8:00am on the blacktop in the back of school! Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child's face! Questions? Contact 

ATTENTION PARENTS WITH INCOMING FALL KINDERGARTENERS!
 Do you have a child who will be starting at Fallsmead as a Kindergartener in the Fall? If you have a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2017, and you haven't done so already, please be sure to contact the office to schedule an orientation date for your child. Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th.  There will also be a parent-only Parent Information Seminar on Friday, April 28th at 9:15am. If you have any questions, please call the office at at 301-279-4984.  

SPRING FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 It is only one month until the Spring Fair on Friday, May 19th!!! We've got it all: DJ, soccer, food trucks, dessert, games, bouncing, face painting, and more! It's $10 per child for unlimited games, bouncing, and more! Bring cash for wristbands and food. To help make this event super successful, we need both adult and SSL volunteersClick here to be an adult volunteer or click here to sign up SSL volunteers. The Spring Fair Committee would appreciate it!

SAVE THE DATE FOR TACO TUESDAY!
Save the date for Fallsmead's first ever Taco Tuesday on Tuesday, May 23rd from 5:30-7:30pm! Come have a taco dinner with your favorite Fallsmead friends! You will enjoy chicken, beef, or veggie tacos with rice and beans and chips and salsa, all served to you by the Fallsmead teachers and staff. Keep an eye out for more information about this fun (and yummy!) night in the coming weeks!

WOOTTON CHEER CLINIC
 The Wootton Varsity Cheer team will be holding a Cheer Clinic for K through 8th graders on Saturday, May 13th from 9:00am to noon at Shockwave Allstars. Participants will be broken up into age groups and will learn age-appropriate routines which will include cheer, dance, jumps, and age appropriate supervised stunting. The cost is $45 per participant. All are welcome; no cheer experience necessary!! To register, you must mail in the registration form and payment no later than May 5th

WOOTTON BASEBALL COMMUNITY DAY
 Wootton High School Baseball's rescheduled Baseball Community Day is Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00am to 12:30pm at McCracken Baseball Field at Wootton High School. The day will be filled with lots of fun events including baseball skills clinics for boys and girls administered by Wootton players. The clinic is free!

Newsletter 4/6/17

posted Apr 25, 2017, 7:48 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

PTA BOARD MEMBERS AND CHAIRS NEEDED!
 Are you interested in getting more involved at Fallsmead? We are in need of a parent (or two!) who would be interested in serving on the PTA Board for the 2017-2018 school year as Vice President of Special Events (or Co-Vice Presidents if you would prefer!). Click here for more information about this position. 

We also have several open Committee Chair positions for 2017-2018:
  • Staff Appreciation Chair(s)
  • Room Parent Coordinator
  • Book Fair Chair(s)
  • Spirit Wear Chair
  • Service Projects Chair(s)
  • Fundraising Chair(s)
  • Grandparent's Day Chair
  • Restaurant Fundraisers Chair
  • Science Fair Co-Chair
Click here for more information about each of these positions. There are positions available for people with a little or a lot of time, so there is something for everyone!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rebekah Jacobs at president@fallsmeadpta.org.

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Registration closes on April 10th for After School Activities for the Spring 2017 Session, so be sure to sign up soon! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Lego Robotics, Chess, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings.

Please note that the Friday K-2 Tiny Chefs Cooking: Restaurant Creation class will be 6 classes, not 8 (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2).  The cost will be $140 for the session. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
 The school currently has hundreds of coats and other items in the lost and found, and the Fire Marshal has indicated that the school will not be allowed to keep them stored in the hall. The school will be donating any remaining items to charity a few days after spring break, so please be sure to retrieve your lost items now!

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS!
The time to buy a 2016-2017 yearbook is quickly slipping away! Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112317 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. The deadline for all orders is April 16, 2017. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase after this deadline so order yours today! Please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

LAST FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
 Mark your calendars for the last Family Movie Night of the season! Snuggle up for Sing at 6:30pm on Friday, April 21st. Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale. As always, there's no admission fee - but show your giving spirit and bring a non-perishable good for donation to Manna Food Center. Contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org with questions or to volunteer.

MINGLE WITH MOMS
Save the date for our annual Mingle With Moms (or another special adult) on Friday, April 28th at 8:00am on the blacktop in the back of school! Start your day with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child's face! Questions? Contact 

ATTENTION PARENTS WITH INCOMING FALL KINDERGERTENERS!
 Do you have a child who will be starting at Fallsmead as a Kindergartener in the Fall? If you have a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2017, and you haven't done so already, please be sure to contact the office to schedule an orientation date for your child.Kindergarten orientation will be held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th.  There will also be a parent-only Parent Information Seminar on Friday, April 28th at 9:15am. If you have any questions, please call the office at at 301-279-4984.  

WOOTTON BASEBALL COMMUNITY DAY
 Wootton High School Baseball's rescheduled Baseball Community Day is Saturday, April 22nd from 11:00am to 12:30pm at McCracken Baseball Field at Wootton High School. The day will be filled with lots of fun events including baseball skills clinics for boys and girls administered by Wootton players. The clinic is free!

Newsletter 3/30

posted Mar 31, 2017, 3:21 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

PTA MEETING NEXT WEEK
Our next PTA meeting will be next Tuesday, April 4th, at 7pm in the Media Center. Babysitting will be available from 7-8:30pm for children ages 4 and older. Children must be toilet trained to participate. Come and find out what is happening with your PTA!

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Spring 2017 Session are now open for registration! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Lego Robotics, Chess, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Registration closes on April 10th, so sign up early to ensure your child's spot in class! 

Please note that the Friday K-2 Tiny Chefs Cooking: Restaurant Creation class will be 6 classes, not 8 (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2).  The cost will be $140 for the session. Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

AUCTION ITEMS AVAILABLE
Thank you to all who attended last Friday's Gala and Silent Auction! The event was a huge success - everyone had an amazing time and we raised a lot of money for Fallsmead!
 
There are a small number of items left from the event. Please check out the list here and contact the Silent Auction Committee at 
silentauction@fallsmeadpta.org if you are interested in purchasing any of the available items. All proceeds will go directly to the school!
 
We truly appreciate your support. We thank you, your kids thank you, and the Fallsmead community thanks you!

LAST FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for the last movie night of the season! Snuggle up for Sing at 6:30pm on Friday, April 21st. Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale. As always, there's no admission fee - but show your giving spirit and bring a non-perishable good for donation to Manna Food Center. 

IT'S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!
Now's the time to purchase your child's 2016-2017 yearbook! Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112317 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. The deadline for all orders is April 16, 2017. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase after this deadline so order yours today! Please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

CINDERELLA COMES TO WOOTTON HS
Tickets are now on sale for the Wootton Center of the Arts presentation of "Cinderella" on March 24th-April 2nd at Wootton High SchoolClick here for more information about the show and about how to get tickets.

A special Princesses and Pirates Party will be held for elementary and preschool kids on March 30th at 4:30pm in the Wootton Auditorium Lobby prior to that night's performance. There will be snacks, crafts, activities, and a chance to meet the cast (and get a picture with Cinderella and the prince before the show!). Click here for more information, or click here to sign up for the party! 

MCPS AUTISM EDUCATION FORUM
The 9th Annual Extraordinary Minds in MCPS Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:30-9:00pm at Julius West Middle School. The focus of this Forum is to learn how students with autism are educated in MCPS.  Click here for more information.

MOCO STUDENT ARTS SHOWS
The MCPS Elementary and Middle School Arts Fair will be held April 25th-30th at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg.  Click here for more information.  

Also, on Saturday April 29th, the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will hold its 6th Performing Arts Festival on the Rockville Town Square Stage from 11:00am to 7:00pm The festival will feature 37 performances by students providing a variety of dance and musical entertainment from dozens of MCPS schools.  

Newsletter 3/23

posted Mar 24, 2017, 5:51 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Spring 2017 Session are now open for registration! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Lego Robotics, Chess, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Registration closes on April 10th, so sign up early to ensure your child's spot in class! Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

TOMORROW'S KIDS NIGHT IN CANCELLED
The KidsCo Kids Night In, Parents' Night Out DJ Dance Party originally scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to low enrollment. If you have any questions, please contact KidsCo at (301) 740-9600. 

CINDERELLA COMES TO WOOTTON HS
Tickets are now on sale for the Wootton Center of the Arts presentation of "Cinderella" on March 24th-April 2nd at Wootton High SchoolClick here for more information about the show and about how to get tickets.

A special Princesses and Pirates Party will be held for elementary and preschool kids on March 30th at 4:30pm in the Wootton Auditorium Lobby prior to that night's performance. There will be snacks, crafts, activities, and a chance to meet the cast (and get a picture with Cinderella and the prince before the show!). Click here for more information, or click here to sign up for the party! 

IT'S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!
 Now's the time to purchase your child's 2016-2017 yearbook! Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112317 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. The deadline for all orders is April 16, 2017. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase after this deadline so order yours today! Please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

MCPS AUTISM EDUCATION FORUM
 The 9th Annual Extraordinary Minds in MCPS Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 5th from 6:30-9:00pm at Julius West Middle School. The focus of this Forum is to learn how students with autism are educated in MCPS.  Click here for more information.

WOOTTON BASEBALL COMMUNITY DAY
Wootton High School Baseball is hosting Baseball Community Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at McCracken Baseball Field at Wootton High School. The day will be filled with lots of fun events including baseball skills clinics administered by Wootton players! The clinic is Free! Click here for more information about the clinic and Wootton Baseball.

MOCO STUDENT ARTS SHOWS
The MCPS Elementary and Middle School Arts Fair will be held April 25th-30th at Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg.  Click here for more information.  

Also, on Saturday April 29th, the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations will hold its 6th Performing Arts Festival on the Rockville Town Square Stage from 11:00am to 7:00pm The festival will feature 37 performances by students providing a variety of dance and musical entertainment from dozens of MCPS schools.  

Newsletter 3/16

posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:28 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Spring 2017 Session are now open for registration! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Lego Robotics, Chess, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Registration closes on April 10th, so sign up early to ensure your child's spot in class! Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

LAST CALL FOR GALA TICKETS
 TOMORROW is the last day the PTA will accept checks for tickets to the upcoming Gala and Auction!
 We will not be able to accommodate any ticket sales after this time. Do not miss out on this amazing event!

Click here to view a list of the wonderful donations we have to bid on. As you can see there are many, many items that you are sure to secure a great deal on!

The Gala will take place next week on Friday, March 24th from 6:30-10pm at Glenview Mansion! In addition to the auction, this fabulous adult only event also includes great food, drinks, and dancing! Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Checks should be made out to the Fallsmead PTA and sent in to the front office in a sealed envelope marked Fallsmead Gala.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the school to purchase much needed technology for our classrooms and fund PTA sponsored activities.

Questions? Contact silentauction@fallsmeadpta.org.

KIDS NIGHT IN, PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
 Do you need childcare for the Gala and Silent Auction? KidsCo is sponsoring a DJ Dance Party on Friday, March 24th from 6:45-9:30pm in the Fallsmead ES APR. Kids will enjoy a fun night in with their friends while their parents enjoy their night out at the Fallsmead Gala. In addition to fun and games, a pizza dinner will be provided too. The cost is $20 per child. Please click on this flyer for more details and for registration information. 

IT'S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!
 Now's the time to purchase your child's 2016-2017 yearbook! Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112317 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. The deadline for all orders is April 16, 2017. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase after this deadline so order yours today! Please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

EDUCATION BUDGET MEETINGS
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, 
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and President of Montgomery College Dr. DeRionne Pollard are hosting a series of upcoming Education Budget Meetings throughout the county to discuss topics such as how education budgeting decisions are made, what the 
county is doing today to get ready for FY18 and beyond, and what opportunities residents have to influence budget decisions.  Meetings will take place from 6:30-8:30pm at the following locations:
  • 3/22 Walter Johnson High School
  • 3/29 Richard Montgomery High School
Click here for more information.

WOOTTON BASEBALL COMMUNITY DAY
Wootton High School Baseball is hosting Baseball Community Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at McCracken Baseball Field at Wootton High School. The day will be filled with lots of fun events including baseball skills clinics administered by Wootton players! The clinic is Free! Click here for more information about the clinic and Wootton Baseball.

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