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Newsletter 2/15

posted Feb 15, 2018, 12:26 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS!
Calling all scientists! TheFallsmead Science Fair will take place on Friday, March 16th, from 6-8pm. Students in all grades (K-5) are able to participate. Students can enter themselves, or with a group! Click here to download a registration form. All registration forms must be turned in to your teacher by Friday, February 23rd, in order for your name and project to be included in the program. Questions? Contact sciencefair@fallsmeadpta.org

NEXT BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The next Box Topssubmission deadline is Friday, February 23rd. The grade with the most Box Tops will win a prize! The more Box Tops we collect the more money we get for our school, so keep on collecting. Each box top = 10 cents!!!! That's free money for our school! If you have any questions, please contact boxtops@fallsmeadpta.org.

IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR CHILD'S YEARBOOK!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 Fallsmead Elementary School yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale for $20. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. 

Students' nicknames can be included in the yearbook. If your child would like to have their nickname under their picture, please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org

CERTIFIKID GIVES PROGRAM
Fallsmead is now participating in the CertifiKID GIVES program! Sign up for free on CertifiKID.com, and use promo code FALLSMEAD at checkout to receive a discount of 80% off  farms, festivals, holiday events, activities, classes, entertainment, unique gifts, restaurants and more!. You will receive an extra $5 off your purchase of $30 or more, and Fallsmead ES will receive $5 as well!  Click here for more information. Questions? Contact fundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, March 6th, at 7pm. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Erin D. Berman, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, who will be discussing anxiety in children. Babysitting will be available from 7-8:30pm for children ages 4 and older. Children must be toilet trained to participate.

CLASSROOM ITEMS NEEDED!
There are lots of items that the teachers and the school still need on the Fallsmead Wish List! Please look at the Wish List and see items that teachers want for their classrooms. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be enjoyed by your children. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org!

FROST STEAM AND CULTURE NIGHT
Everyone is invited to attend the Robert Frost Middle School STEAM and Culture Night event on Thursday, March 1st, from 6-8pm at Robert Frost Middle School. Participants will enjoy science and technology displays and interactive experiences. Also, learn about different cultures by food tasting, dance, music, and a whole lot more. You don't want to miss this cool and exciting event!

Newsletter 2/8

posted Feb 8, 2018, 1:25 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

POTOMAC PIZZA DINEOUT TONIGHT
Our next dineout is TONIGHT from 4-9pm at Potomac Pizza Traville. Potomac Pizza in Traville will donate 20 percent of all sales when you dine in, carry out, or call for delivery. You may either bring this flyer or tell your server that you're supporting Fallsmead Elementary. Please come join us for great foot, good company, and to help support Fallsmead! If you have any questions, please contactdineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
Fallsmead's International Festival is THIS SATURDAY, February 10th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. This annual Fallsmead festival includes tables representing countries from all over the world, international food samples, and cultural performances. We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! Questions? Please contactinternational@fallsmeadpta.org.

CALLING ALL SCIENTISTS!
Calling all scientists! TheFallsmead Science Fair will take place on Friday, March 16th, from 6-8pm. Students in all grades (K-5) are able to participate. Students can enter themselves, or with a group!Click here to download a registration form. All registration forms must be turned in to your teacher by Friday, February 20th, in order for your name and project to be included in the program.Questions? Contact sciencefair@fallsmeadpta.org

NEXT BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The next Box Tops submission deadline is Friday, February 23rd. The grade with the most Box Tops will win a prize! The more Box Tops we collect the more money we get for our school, so keep on collecting. Each box top = 10 cents!!!! That's free money for our school! If you have any questions, please contact boxtops@fallsmeadpta.org.

IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR CHILD'S YEARBOOK!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 Fallsmead Elementary School yearbook!Yearbooks are on sale for $20. Online ordering is easy atybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. 

Students' nicknames can be included in the yearbook. If your child would like to have their nickname under their picture, please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org

VARIETY SHOW PICTURES NEEDED
Do you have pictures to share of Fallsmead's Variety Show last month? If so, we would love to have them for the yearbook! Please send any pictures that you have to yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org. Thank you!

CLASSROOM ITEMS NEEDED!
There are lots of items that the teachers and the school still need on the Fallsmead Wish List! Please look at the Wish List and see items that teachers want for their classrooms. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be enjoyed by your children. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org!

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, March 6th, at 7pm. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Erin D. Berman, a Clinical Psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, who will be discussing anxiety in children. 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!

Newsletter 2/1

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:27 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Our first Family Movie Night of the new year is TOMORROW at 6:30pm!Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Captain Underpants with the whole family. Admission is free, but show your giving spirit and bring a non-perishable good for the Manna Food Center. Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
To celebrate the diversity at Fallsmead, our annual International Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Please click here to sign up to host a country table or do a performance. Both parents and students are welcome for the performance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Festival! Questions? Please contact international@fallsmeadpta.org.

POTOMAC PIZZA DINEOUT
Our next dineout is next Thursday, February 8th from 4-9pm at Potomac Pizza Traville. Potomac Pizza in Traville will donate 20 percent of all sales when you dine in, carry out, or call for delivery. You may either bring this flyer or tell your server that you're supporting Fallsmead Elementary. Please come join us for great foot, good company, and to help support Fallsmead! If you have any questions, please contact dineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLASSROOM ITEMS NEEDED!
There are lots of items that the teachers and the school still need on the Fallsmead Wish List! Please look at the Wish List and see items that teachers want for their classrooms. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be enjoyed by your children. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org!

MCPS LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS
MCPS language immersion programs are available by lottery for students entering Kindergarten through fifth grades. These programs are full-day programs, where students who are accepted are enrolled K-5 in the programs' schools instead of their home school. Click here for more information about the program, the languages taught at the various sites, and the application process. Applications are accepted from February 1- May 4, 2018.

NEXT BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The next Box Tops submission deadline is Friday, February 23rd. The grade with the most Box Tops will win a prize! The more Box Tops we collect the more money we get for our school, so keep on collecting. Each box top = 10 cents!!!! That's free money for our school! If you have any questions, please contact boxtops@fallsmeadpta.org.

Newsletter 1/25

posted Feb 2, 2018, 9:26 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Our first Family Movie Nightof the new year is Friday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm!Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Captain Underpants with the whole family. The event is free. Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
To celebrate the diversity at Fallsmead, our annual International Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Please click here to sign up to host a country table or do a performance. Both parents and students are welcome for the performance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Festival! Questions? Please contact international@fallsmeadpta.org.

POTOMAC PIZZA DINEOUT
Our next dineout is Thursday, February 8th from 4-9pm at Potomac Pizza Traville. Potomac Pizza in Traville will donate 20 percent of all sales when you dine in, carry out, or call for delivery. You may either bring this flyer or tell your server that you're supporting Fallsmead Elementary. Please come join us for great foot, good company, and to help support Fallsmead! If you have any questions, please contact dineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLASSROOM ITEMS NEEDED!
There are lots of items that the teachers and the school still need on the Fallsmead Wish List! Please look at the Wish List and see items that teachers want for their classrooms. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be enjoyed by your children. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org!

ROCKVILLE STUDENT ART SHOW
The City of Rockville, in partnership with the Rockville Art League, will be holding its Annual Student Art Show in February. The art show is open to all K-12 Rockville students, and all submitted artwork will be displayed. Art delivery and registration is on Sunday, February 4th, and the opening reception is on Sunday, February 11th. Click here for more information about how to participate. 

Newsletter 1/18/2018

posted Jan 19, 2018, 6:10 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

VARIETY SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT!
The second annual 
Fallsmead Variety Show is TOMORROW at 5:30pm! Act 1, starring K-2, will start at 5:30pm sharp (performers should arrive no later than 5:15pm). Act 2 with the 3rd through 5th graders will start at approximately 6:30pm (performers should arrive by 6:25pm). Pizza will be for sale at the event, and we will also have flowers/buttons for sale, so please bring cash! Questions? Contact varietyshow@fallsmeadpta.org. Come out and help support all of our fantastic performers!

MELLOW MUSHROOM DINEOUT
Our Mellow Mushroom dineout in Rockville Town Square is NEXT MONDAY AND TUESDAY, January 22nd and 23rd, from 5-10pm each night. 

Mellow Mushroom will donate 20 percent of all sales when you bring this flyer or show it on your phone. Come out and help support Fallsmead! Questions? Contact dineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLASSROOM ITEMS NEEDED!
There are lots of items that the teachers and the school still need on the FallsmeadWish List! Please look at the Wish List and see items that teachers want for their classrooms. Donations are greatly appreciated and will be enjoyed by your children. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Our first Family Movie Night of the new year is Friday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Captain Underpants with the whole family. The event is free. Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
To celebrate the diversity at Fallsmead, our annual International Festival will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Please click here to sign up to host a country table or do a performance. Both parents and students are welcome for the performance. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Festival! Questions? Please contact international@fallsmeadpta.org.

Newletter 1/11/18

posted Jan 19, 2018, 6:07 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

VARIETY SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual 
Fallsmead Variety Show on Friday, January 19th at 5:30pm. Purchase tickets ahead of time to guarantee your spot! Don't wait to buy! Click here for more details, and submit your form/payment to your teacher. We also need volunteers to help with the Variety Show. If you can help, please click here to sign up. Questions? Contact varietyshow@fallsmeadpta.org.

SCIENCE FAIR CHAIR NEEDED!
We still need a Science Fair coordinator for this year's Science Fair, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 16th. Without a coordinator, we will not be able to run this amazing event! Please email president@fallsmeadpta.org if you can help.

MELLOW MUSHROOM DINEOUT
Mark your calendars for our Mellow Mushroom dineout in Rockville Town Square January 22nd and 23rd from 5-10pm each night. 

Mellow Mushroom will donate 20 percent of all sales when you bring this flyer or show it on your phone. Come out and help support Fallsmead! Questions? Contact dineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Our first Family Movie Night of the new year is Friday, February 2nd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Captain Underpants with the whole family. The event is free. Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. If you have any questions, please contact movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

STUDENTS CAN GET MS OFFICE FOR FREE
Did you know that MCPS students can downlaod 
Microsoft Office for free? The Maryland Department of Education and Microsoft have entered into a collaborative partnership that allows all students to get the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, at no cost. Click here for more information!

MCPL COMIC CONVENTION
The Montgomery County Public Libraries will be holding their second annual comic convention, MoComCon, on January 27th from 11am to 4pm at the Silver Spring Library. This event, which is open and accessible to all, will include a variety of panels, workshops, programs, displays, exhibits, and cosplay - all free of charge. Click here for more information. 

Newsletter 1/4/18

posted Jan 5, 2018, 5:57 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 6:06 AM ]

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting is next Tuesday, January 9th, at 7pmin the Media Center. Mrs. Silverstein will be discussing the proposed FY2019 MCPS operating budget. 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!

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Now is your last chance to sign up for After School Activities for the Winter 2018 Session! Some classes will be starting next week, so don't delay! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Coding, Chess, Junior Business, and so much more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Visit the PTA website or click here forregistration information and a full schedule. Questions? Email afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

SCIENCE FAIR CHAIR NEEDED!
We are looking for a Science Fair coordinator for this year's Science Fair, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 16th. Without a coordinator, we will not be able to run this amazing event! Please emailpresident@fallsmeadpta.org if you can help.

VARIETY SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Tickets are on sale now for the second annual 
Fallsmead Variety Show on Friday, January 19th at 5:30pm. Purchase tickets ahead of time to guarantee your spot! Don't wait to buy!Click here for more details, and submit your form/payment to your teacher. Questions? Contactvarietyshow@fallsmeadpta.org.

WOOTTON BOYS BASKETBALL EVENTS
The Wootton Boys Basketball team would like to invite everyone to the Wootton Community Basketball game on Friday, January 5th at 7:15pm vs Clarksburg and the Wootton Community Day Basketball Clinic on Saturday, January 6th from 10:30am-noon. Click here for more information! They look forward to seeing everyone there for a fun family night at the game and free basketball clinic the next morning!

Newsletter 12/21

posted Dec 22, 2017, 9:49 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
Now is your last chance in 2017 to purchase Fallsmead Wish List items! Many items are so close to being fully paid for! Please check out the Fallsmead Wish List and purchase needed items for the school and your child's classroom. Please consider donating toward one or more of these items to support your kids and Fallsmead Elementary! If you have any questions, please contact wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Winter 2018 Session are now open for registration!
There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Coding, Chess, Junior Business, and so much more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Visit the PTA website or click here forregistration information and a full schedule. Questions? Email afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

NEXT PTA MEETING
Mark your calendars for our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 9th, 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!

Newsletter 12/14

posted Dec 22, 2017, 9:48 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

ADOPT A CLASSROOM CHARITY DRIVE
Please support the Fallsmead PTA's Adopt A Classroom Charity Projectto support Greentree Elementary School in Houston, Texas, a school that was heavily affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are accepting cash and checks (payable to Fallsmead PTA), as well as donations and gift cards (Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc.) to buy school supplies and other essential items. Donations will be collected by the Fallsmead office until TOMORROW, December 15th. If you have any questions, please contact service@fallsmeadpta.org.

MoCo HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING PROGRAM
This holiday season, Fallsmead will again be accepting families from Montgomery County Social Services to participate in the Holiday Gift Giving Program. We have all ranges of ages and sizes of kids that need clothes, shoes and socks, toys, books, arts and crafts, etc. Please be sure to stop by the school office to sign up for your donation items!! The deadline for donations is next Monday, December 18th. Thank you in advance for helping out those in need in our area who might otherwise not be getting any gifts. Questions? Please contact Sarah Cook at donations@fallsmeadpta.org.  

FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
The holidays are coming up, and the season of giving is a perfect time to help out the Fallsmead teachers and staff! Please check out the Fallsmead Wish List and purchase needed items for the school and your child's classroom. Please consider donating toward one or more of these items to support your kids and Fallsmead Elementary! If you have any questions, please contact wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Winter 2018 Session are now open for registration! 
There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Coding, Chess, Junior Business, and so much more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Visit the PTA website or click here forregistration information and a full schedule. Questions? Email afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

MCCPTA BUDGET WORKSHOP/STATE FUNDING BRIEFING
MCCPTA is holding an Operating Budget Workshop/State Funding Briefing on Wednesday, December 20th, at the Carver Educational Services Center Auditorium (850 Hungerford Drive) (time TBA). The workshop will focus on how the MCPS budgeting process works, how budget changes may affect schools, and how state funding affects MCPS.
There will also be an update on state funding formulas that are being considered. Any PTA member who is interested in learning more about how funding affects staffing and school programs may attend. If you plan to attend, please click hereto sign up. 

STEM CURIOSITY ACADEMY
Saturday School's STEM Curiosity Academy is a STEM-focused, hands-on learning experience for grades 3 to 5. Classes are on Saturdays from 8:30-11:30am starting in February at the following High Schools: Einstein, Northwest, Rockville, Sherwood, Springbrook and Wheaton @ Loiederman. Click here (English) or here (Spanish) for more information.

Newsletter 12/7

posted Dec 7, 2017, 7:25 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
The holidays are coming up, and the season of giving is a perfect time to help out the Fallsmead teachers and staff! Please check out the Fallsmead Wish List and purchase needed items for the school and your child's classroom. Lots of new items have been added recently, including some for almost every grade! All items directly benefit your children and are a wonderful donation to the school. Please consider donating toward one or more of these items to support your kids and Fallsmead Elementary! If you have any questions, please contact wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Winter 2018 Session are now open for registration!
There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Coding, Chess, Junior Business, and so much more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Visit the PTA website or click here for registration information and a full schedule. Questions? Email afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALLSMEAD PTA CHARITY DRIVE
Please support the Fallsmead PTA's Adopt A Classroom Charity Project to support Greentree Elementary School in Houston, Texas, a school that was heavily affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are accepting cash and checks (payable to Fallsmead PTA), as well as donations and gift cards (Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc.) to buy school supplies and other essential items. Donations will be collected by the Fallsmead office until Friday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please contact service@fallsmeadpta.org.

MoCo HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING PROGRAM
This holiday season, Fallsmead will again be accepting families from Montgomery County Social Services to participate in the Holiday Gift Giving Program. We have all ranges of ages and sizes of kids that need clothes, shoes and socks, toys, books, arts and crafts, etc. Please be sure to stop by the school office to sign up for your donation items!! The deadline for donations is Monday, December 18th. Thank you in advance for helping out those in need in our area who might otherwise not be getting any gifts. Questions? Please contact Sarah Cook at donations@fallsmeadpta.org.  

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