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Newsletter 11/22

posted 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!

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Winter 2017 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.

PARENT MATH NIGHT
Save the date for Parent Math Night on November 30th from 6:45-8:00pm. Parents are invited to participate in teacher led mini-workshops focused on better understanding your child's math curriculum. Each grade level will be holding their own workshops. Keep an eye out for more information from your teachers coming soon!

MOVIE NIGHT FOR MATH NIGHT
KidsCo will be hosting a drop-off Movie Night for Math Night featuring Cars 3 in the Media Center on Thursday, November 30th from 6:45-8:00pm in conjunction with Parent Math Night. The cost for this event is $5 per child. If you would like your child to attend this event while you are at Parent Math Night, the permission slip and money are due to your teacher or the main office by November 28th. Checks should be payable to KidsCo. 

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.

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

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.

Newsletter 11/16

posted by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

CLAIRE'S GOURMET PICK-UP IS TODAY!
Don't forget that order pick-up for the Fallsmead Claire's Gourmet fundraiser is TODAY from 3:25-7:00pm in the Teachers LoungeIf you have any questions, please contact fundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

GRANDPARENTS DAY
Grandparents (and other special adults) are welcome to join their grandchildren at school next Tuesday, November 21st!
 The Media Center will be open in the morning from 9:00-9:30am for a Meet and Greet/Q&A and coffee. From 9:30-10:30am, grandparents and visitors may go to classrooms. 

Following the classroom visits, as a special option, grandparents and their grandchildren can choose to have a professional family portrait taken by a Lifetouch photographer. Portraits will be taken from 10:30-11:00am in the Media Center. If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please fill out the Lifetouch order form and return it to your child's homeroom teacher, or bring it with you on Grandparents Day! All orders must be prepaid. If you have any questions, please contact grandparentsday@fallsmeadpta.org.

PARENT MATH NIGHT
Save the date for Parent Math Night on November 30th from 6:45-8:00pm. Parents are invited to participate in teacher led mini-workshops focused on better understanding your child's math curriculum. Each grade level will be holding their own workshops. Keep an eye out for more information from your teachers coming soon!

MOVIE NIGHT FOR MATH NIGHT
KidsCo will be hosting a drop-off Movie Night for Math Night featuring Cars 3 in the Media Center on Thursday, November 30th from 6:45-8:00pm in conjunction with Parent Math Night. The cost for this event is $5 per child. If you would like your child to attend this event while you are at Parent Math Night, the permission slip and money are due to your teacher or the main office by November 28th. Checks should be payable to KidsCo. 

FALLSMEAD PTA 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 Friday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please contact service@fallsmeadpta.org.

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

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.

MCCPTA COMBATING HATE DISCUSSION
MCCPTA will be hosting a panel discussion on combating hate on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30-7:30pm at the Carver Auditorium (850 Hungerford Drive). Join them for a panel discussion with partners and community groups who work with our schools to address and combat hate. The panel will share how students can be empowered to address these difficult issues, better understand their relationships with others, and increase their cultural understanding. All are welcome to attend. 

Newsletter 11/9

posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:10 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
You still have time to shop! The Fallsmead Wild West Book Fair in the Media Center closes this afternoon at 4pm, but our online sales will continue through November 26th.Books bought online will be delivered to the school when the online book fair ends and shipping is free. Click here to shop online! Thanks to all the volunteers who helped throughout the week! Questions about the Book Fair? Contact us at bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

PARENT MATH NIGHT
Save the date for Parent Math Night on November 30th from 6:45-8:00pm. Parents are invited to participate in teacher led mini-workshops focused on better understanding your child's math curriculum. Each grade level will be holding their own workshops. Keep an eye out for more information from your teachers coming soon!

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

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.

SCHOOL DIRECTORIES ARE IN!
The Fallsmead school directories are in and will be coming home in your child's backpack soon! All PTA Members will receive a directory. If you have not received your directory by Friday, November 10th, please email membership@fallsmeadpta.org.

SUPPORT FALLSMEAD WITH AMAZONSMILE
The holidays are approaching and it is easy to support Fallsmead Elementary School when shopping at AmazonSmile. Simply click here and you will be directed to the Fallsmead link. Remember to bookmark this link on your phone's browser and other computers. This program is only available at smile.amazon.com and not available on Amazon's phone app or through amazon.com.

Newsletter 11/2

posted Nov 5, 2017, 7:34 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Our first Family Movie Night of the school year is TOMORROW at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, so bring the whole family! Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. 

Also be sure to support Fallsmead Daisy Troop 33030 and their fundraiser for hurricane relief. They will be selling nut free snacks and baked goods at Movie Night and accepting donations for Greentree Elementary School in Houston. It's a great opportunity to give back! Questions? Please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AND PAJAMA PARTY
Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Next week's Wild West Book Fair is just a few days away! We are so excited! We hope your kids have been reading 20 minutes a day. Don't forget to have them turn in their reading challenge slip on Monday for a chance to win a voucher to the book fair. Also, be sure to mark your calendars for the Fallsmead Pajama Party on Wednesday, November 8th from 6-7:30pm. A flier is coming home with the details of all the book fair events for the week! 

To make the book fair a success we need a lot of volunteers during the school day and at the Pajama Party on November 8th. Please take a moment toclick here to sign up. Even the smallest amount of time will be helpful. If you have questions, please contact bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

PTA MEETING NEXT TUESDAY
Our next PTA meeting is next Tuesday, November 7th, at 7pm in the APR. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Melissa Brotman, who will be discussing irritability 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!

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy atybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

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

SCHOOL DIRECTORIES ARE IN!
The Fallsmead school directories are in and will be coming home in your child's backpack soon! All PTA Members will receive a directory. If you have not received your directory by Friday, November 10th, please emailmembership@fallsmeadpta.org.

SUPPORT FALLSMEAD WITH AMAZONSMILE
The holidays are approaching and it is easy to support Fallsmead Elementary School when shopping at AmazonSmile. Simply click here and you will be directed to the Fallsmead link. Remember to bookmark this link on your phone's browser and other computers. This program is only available at smile.amazon.com and not available on Amazon's phone app or through amazon.com.

Newsletter 10/26

posted Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

CLAIRE'S GOURMET FUNDRAISER
Don't forget that all orders for the Claire's Gourmet fundraiser must be turned in to your teacher by NEXT MONDAY, October 30th. Don't miss out on all of the delicious cakes, cookies, pizza, and other delectable goodies that are available to order! Order pick-up will be on November 16th at Fallsmead. The top selling class will earn a pizza party, and the top individual seller will win $100! Plus, if you sell 2 or more items, you will be entered into a raffle for an iTunes gift card. Questions? Please contact fundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

VARIETY SHOW REGISTRATION
Does your child love to perform? If so, encourage them to sign up for the 2nd Annual Fallsmead Variety Show! The event will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018. A registration link for kids who want to sign up to perform will be sent out next Wednesday, November 1st, at 8 pm. Email varietyshow@FallsmeadPTA.org if you have any questions! 

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AND PAJAMA PARTY
Throw on your jammies and join us for MILK AND COOKIES on Wednesday, November 8th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to celebrate the Scholastic Fall Book FairSpecial guest local author Laura Gehl will be reading from her book, "One Big Pair of Underwear," about TWO big bears who hate to share. The Book Fair will remain open late that evening for shopping. This year's Book Fair will run from Monday, November 6th, through Thursday, November 9th. 

Please click here to sign up to volunteer for the evening event or for any time during the week. If you have questions, please contact bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for our first Family Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 3rd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, so bring the whole family!

Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. Also be sure to support Fallsmead Daisy Troop 33030 and their fundraiser for hurricane relief. They will be selling baked goods and accepting donations for Greentree Elementary School in Houston. It's a great opportunity to give back! Questions? Please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

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.

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 7th, at 7pm in the APR. 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!

Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Melissa Brotman, who will be discussing irritability in children. Children pass through many phases of development as they grow up. It can be hard to know if a child is going through normal development or showing signs of something more serious. The following questions and topics will be addressed:
  • Common signs of irritability
  • How parents can help a child with severe irritability
  • What treatment options exist, such as cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Ongoing irritability research conducted at NIMH

Newsletter 10/19

posted Oct 19, 2017, 6:43 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

&PIZZA DINE OUT
Our first dine out of the year is next Monday, October 23rd, from 6-8pm at &pizza in Downtown Crown. &pizza will donate $2 per pizza to Fallsmead when you present this flyer on your cell phonewith your order (no paper flyers needed, just show it on your phone and save paper!). Feel free to share the flyer digitally with your local friends, family, and neighbors, too! Come out and help support Fallsmead! Questions? Please contactdineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

FIRST BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The first Box Tops submission deadline of the year is next Monday, October 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! Contact us atboxtops@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic "Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read!" is coming November 6th-10th! 
We are so excited for this year's Book Fair. On November 8th, we will be having an evening event with local author Laura Gehl, who will be reading her book "One Big Pair of Underwear." The Book Fair will be open late that evening, and we will be serving milk and cookies. Make sure your kids come in their pajamas!  

Please click here to sign up to volunteer for the evening event or for any time during the week. If you happen to be coming to Movie Night on November 3rd, please consider signing up to help set up the Book Fair that evening. If you have questions, please contact bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLAIRE'S GOURMET FUNDRAISER
The Fallsmead Claire's Gourmet fundraiser is now in full swing! This perfectly delicious fundraiser is just in time for Thanksgiving. Cakes, cookies, pizza, and lots of other delicious goodies are all available to order. All orders must be turned in to your teacher by Monday, October 30th. Order pick-up will be on November 16th at Fallsmead. The top selling class will earn a pizza party, and the top individual seller will win $100! Plus, if you sell 2 or more items, you will be entered into a raffle for an iTunes gift card. Questions? Please contactfundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

VARIETY SHOW REGISTRATION
Does your child love to perform? If so, encourage them to sign up for the 2nd Annual Fallsmead Variety Show! The event will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018. A registration link for kids who want to sign up to perform will be sent out on Wednesday, November 1st, at 8 pm. Emailvarietyshow@FallsmeadPTA.org if you have any questions! 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for our firstFamily Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 3rd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, so bring the whole family!

Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. Also be sure to support Fallsmead Daisy Troop 33030 and their fundraiser for hurricane relief. They will be selling baked goods and accepting donations for Greentree Elementary School in Houston. It's a great opportunity to give back! Questions? Please contact us atmovienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 7th, 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!

Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Melissa Brotman, who will be discussing irritability in children. Children pass through many phases of development as they grow up. It can be hard to know if a child is going through normal development or showing signs of something more serious. The following questions and topics will be addressed:
  • Common signs of irritability
  • How parents can help a child with severe irritability
  • What treatment options exist, such as cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Ongoing irritability research conducted at NIMH

Newsletter 10/12

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:30 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Yeehaw! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Fallsmead Elementary the week of November 6th-10th. The theme for this year's Book Fair is "Wild West Book Fair: Saddle Up and Read!" Be on the lookout for more details in the next few weeks. There will even be a special evening event for families with books, milk, and cookies! 

It takes a lot of volunteers to make the Book Fair successful. Please click here to sign up to help! There are lots of volunteer opportunities, and SSL hours are available. If you have questions, please contact bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLAIRE'S GOURMET FUNDRAISER
The Fallsmead Claire's Gourmet fundraiser is now in full swing! This perfectly delicious fundraiser is just in time for Thanksgiving. Cakes, cookies, pizza, and lots of other delicious goodies are all available to order. All orders must be turned in to your teacher by Monday, October 30th. Order pick-up will be on November 16th at Fallsmead. The top selling class will earn a pizza party, and the top individual seller will win $100! Plus, if you sell 2 or more items, you will be entered into a raffle for an iTunes gift card. Questions? Please contactfundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

&PIZZA DINE OUT
Our first dine out of the year is Monday, October 23rd, from 6-8pm at &pizza in Downtown Crown. &pizza will donate $2 per pizza to Fallsmead when you present this flyer with your order. Come out and help support Fallsmead! Questions? Please contactdineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

FIRST BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The first Box Tops submission deadline of the year is coming up on Monday, October 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! Contact us at boxtops@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for our first Family Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 3rd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, but pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. 

We are looking for a parent volunteer who will be willing to help with the popcorn machine on Movie Nights. If you can help, or if you have questions about Movie Night, please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

FIFTH GRADE CELEBRATION PLANNING MEETING
If you have a 5th grade student this year, please join us for a quick meeting to begin the planning process for the 5th grade promotion celebration. There are many roles to fill throughout the next 9 months, both big and small! We promise you that there is a job for anyone who is interested in helping. Without your support, time, and dedication, we won't be able to successfully host this important event. The meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, October 18th at 7pm in the Fallsmead Media Center. Come one, come all, and be ready to share your ideas. Hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contactfifthgradecelebration@fallsmeadpta.org.

WOOTTON FOOTBALL UPCOMING EVENTS
The Wootton Patriots Homecoming football game is this Friday, October 13th, at 6:30 PM versus BCC. This year's theme is Hollywood. Each class is sponsoring a float that will be on display in the parking lot near the stadium. Come early to check out the floats, have some dinner, and stay for all of the festivities! Click here for more information on this and other upcoming Wootton Football games, as well as for information on the upcoming Wootton Football 3k Color Run.

Newsletter 10/5

posted Oct 5, 2017, 7:59 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

COLUMBUS DAY OPEN HOUSE
Fallsmead Elementary's annual Columbus Day Open House is next Monday, October 9th, from 9:00-11:00am. Stop by the Media Center from 9:00-9:30am to meet our acting principal, Mr. Meiners, and to enjoy coffee and refreshments. Then drop in on your kids classes between 9:30am and 11:00am to get a glimpse into what your kids do every day at school! 

FIRST PTA MEETING, NEW PARENT WELCOME, AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year next Tuesday, October 10th, at 7pm in the Media Center. Childcare will be available. New Fallsmead parents, please join us before the PTA meeting at 6:15pm for the New Parent WelcomePTA volunteer training will also be offered from 6:45-7pm. We hope to see you there! If you have questions, please contact president@fallsmeadpta.org.

&PIZZA DINE OUT
Our first dine out of the year is Monday, October 23rd, from 6-8pm at &pizza in Downtown Crown. &pizza will donate $2 per pizza to Fallsmead when you present this flyer with your order. Come out and help support Fallsmead! Questions? Please contactdineout@fallsmeadpta.org.

FIRST BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The first Box Tops submission deadline of the year is coming up on Monday, October 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! Contact us at boxtops@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
Please be sure to check out the Fallsmead Wish List atwww.FallsmeadWishList.com. This is where teachers request needed items for their classrooms that the school doesn't have funding for. Items are always being added and all donations are tax deductible! If you have questions, please contact Jessica Kreiser atwishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.

CLASS DONATIONS
Room parents in each class plan Halloween, Valentine's Day, and end of the year celebrations. 

To help make these events successful, we are collecting voluntary $20 contributions to fund these activities.  

Checks can be sent to the following people via your teacher or the Fallsmead office: 
  • Grades K, 2, & 3 - Please make checks out to Sarah Weiss. Please write your grade on the check.
  • 1st Grade - Please make checks out to Jeff Faberman.
  • 4th Grade - Please make checks out to Kelly Scherr.
  • 5th Grade - Please make checks out to Sandra Zinzelmeier (for $25).
Please send checks in asap. Thank your for your donations! Questions? Please contact your teacher, your classroom room parent, or emailroomparent@fallsmeadpta.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for our first Family Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 3rd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, but pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. 

We are looking for a parent volunteer who will be willing to help with the popcorn machine on Movie Night. If you can help, or if you have questions about Movie Night, please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

DIRECTORY ACCESS VIA APP OR ONLINE!
Now that you have verified your Fallsmead ES Directory data, don't forget that all PTA members who verified their directory data can access the directory information - including class lists, student/parent/teacher info, and even school lunch menus and the school/PTA calendar - online or via app. Click here to find out how! If you haven't joined the PTA yet, please visit the Join the PTA pageon the PTA website to register online or download a registration form.

Newsletter 9/28

posted Oct 2, 2017, 8:29 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin

DONUTS WITH DAD TOMORROW
Our annual Donuts with Dad is TOMORROW at 8am! Dads (or any other 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! If you have any questions, please contact donuts@fallsmeadpta.org.

DIRECTORY VERIFICATION DEADLINE TOMORROW
Please be sure to take a few minutes to verify yourFallsmead Elementary School Directory data so that your information is complete and the way you want it. All information must be verified by TOMORROW.Contact membership@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

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.

LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE YOUR DIRECTORY AND RAFFLE WINNER
Did you know that you can access the information from the Fallsmead Elementary School Directory online or from a link 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 September once you verify your directory data. After that, it will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members. 

And please don't forget that only Fallsmead PTA Members receive a copy of the Fallsmead Elementary School Directory.  We will be ordering directories soon, so don't miss out! If you haven't joined the PTA yet, please visit the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. Questions? Contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org

Also, congratulations to Terri Liu, who won the last PTA Membership Raffle for the Fallsmead School Spirit Basket!

CLASSROOM DONATIONS
Room parents in each class plan Halloween, Valentine's Day, and end of the year celebrations. 

To help make these events successful, we are collecting voluntary $20 contributions to fund these activities.  

Checks can be sent to the following people via your teacher or the Fallsmead office: 
  • Grades K, 2, & 3 - Please make checks out to Sarah Weiss. Please write your grade on the check.
  • 1st Grade - Please make checks out to Jeff Faberman.
  • 4th Grade - Please make checks out to Kelly Scherr.
  • 5th Grade - Please make checks out to Sandra Zinzelmeier (for $25).
Please send checks in asap. Thank your for your donations! 

FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
Please be sure to check out the Fallsmead Wish List at www.FallsmeadWishList.com. This is where teachers request needed items for their classrooms that the school doesn't have funding for. Items are always being added and all donations are tax deductible! Questions? Contact Jessica Kreiser at wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.

FIRST PTA MEETING, NEW PARENT WELCOME, AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm in the Media Center. Childcare will be available. New Fallsmead parents, please join us before the PTA meeting at 6:15pm for the New Parent WelcomeVolunteer training will also be offered from 6:45-7pm. We hope to see you there! Questions? Please contact president@fallsmeadpta.org.

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.

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