Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 9/17

posted Sep 17, 2015, 8:03 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Sep 17, 2015, 8:13 PM ]
UPCOMING EVENTS
9/18: Back-to-School Bash 5:30 - 8 pm
9/23: No School
9/25: Donuts with Dad 8 - 9 am
10/2: Early Release
10/2: Cluster Night
10/6New Parent Welcome 6 - 7 pm & PTA Meeting 7 - 8:30 pm
10/9: Movie Night 6 & 8 pm
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A big thanks to Jessica KreiserStephanie Balian, and all of the parent volunteers for organizing tomorrow night's Back-to-School Bash! What a fantastic and fun way to start off the school year!


PTA MEMBERSHIP RAFFLES!
Congratulations to 
Judith Ginsburg, mom of Jolie Ginsburg in Mrs. Hong's 1st grade class, for being the winner of her very own Fallsmead parking spot for the second half of the school year!  You still have time to be entered into the raffle to win one of two custom Fallsmead fleece blankets!  Anyone who joins the PTA by 
September 22nd will automatically be entered.  The fleece blanket winners will be chosen on September 23rd.

If you haven't joined the PTA yet, click here to sign up online or to download the hard copy form.  No matter how little or how much time you have to dedicate to the PTA, we would love to have you join!
DIRECTORY ACCESS ONLINE OR VIA APP!
Did you know that you can access the information from the Fallsmead Elementary School Directory anywhere, any time, on the web or on your smartphone or tablet?

Visit hereto find out how!  All Fallsmead parents will have access to the App through the end of October once you verify your directory data (see below).  After that, it will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members.

It's almost time to verify your directory data!
Within the next week, you will be receiving an email from the PTA via A to Z Directories with information about how to verify your information for the upcoming Fallsmead Elementary School Directory.  Once you receive that email, please be sure to take a few minutes to verify your directory data so that you can be sure your information is complete and the way you want it.  Thanks!
FALLSMEAD PTA DISCOUNT CARD                 
There are food establishments, auto care establishments and even a personal care establishment participating on our discount card - please see the attached flyer for a complete list.

For only $20, you get unlimited use until September 30, 2016. If you'd like to purchase a card, just fill out the attached flyer and send in your check made out to Fallsmead ES PTA and the card will go home with your child - OR you can purchase your card at the Back-to-School Bash at the PTA table tomorrow eveningPlease contact Jennifer Derman with any questions. 
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES                   
Soccer, Chess, Art Brains, Electronics & Robotics, Foreign Languages, Basketball!  After school activities are now open for registration.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH                 
Mark your calendars for the Fallsmead Back-to-School Bash
TOMORROW 5:30 - 8pm!

Come to the school's first big event of the year! There will be a petting zoo, DJ, food trucks, face painting, mini golf, a moon bounce, inflatable games, teacher-student Bingo, and other super fun things to do! Please be sure to sign up to volunteer (both adults and SSL kids).  Can't wait to see you there!

There will be another opportunity to receive volunteer training before the Bash at 5:15 pm. Please meet Darlene Combs on the black top.
GOLF PUTTERS WANTED
Putters (both child and adult sizes) are needed for the Back-to-School-Bash miniature golf course. You can either send in putters to the front office or bring them to the event at 4:30 pm. Please be sure to label your putter so we can return it to you after the event and please sign up here so we know to expect your putter.
DONUTS WITH DAD                    
Save the date for our annual Donuts with Dad on Friday, September 25th at 8 am. Dads (or another special adult), are welcome to join their kids on the black top prior to school! Enjoy a sweet treat and plan to stay for morning announcements.

If you can help with setup and/or cleanup, please email Marika Mandych.
WOOTTON CLUSTER NIGHT                  
All Wootton Cluster families are invited to Cluster Night on Friday, October 2nd. We also would like to announce a very special commemoration to honor the memory of the late Dr. Michael Doran.  Kick-off is at 6:30 pm and students arriving by 6:00 pm may run out on the field with the Patriots.  A door prize is available for the first 200 cluster students and each student will receive a special treat (while supplies last).  Come join the excitement - football, cheerleaders, poms, marching band, concessions and more! You can download more info here.
 
In addition, this year we are "stuffing a truck" with a MANNA food drive.  We would like to stuff a truck full of groceries for the needy. Check out the needed items and plan to bring them with you as you cheer on the Patriots as they play the Clarksburg
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