Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 10/15

posted Oct 15, 2015, 4:08 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Dec 15, 2015, 2:17 PM ]
UPCOMING EVENTS
10/16: No School
10/20: Safe Tech for Schools Meeting 7 pm
10/22: 1st Wootton Feasibility Study Meeting
10/23: First Box Tops Deadline
10/30: Halloween Parade & Class Parties
11/2: No School
11/3: PTA Meeting 7 pm
11/4: 2nd Wootton Feasibility Study Meeting
11/11 - 11/12: Early Release Day & Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/9 - 11/12: Book Fair


SAFE TECH FOR SCHOOLS
Could the industrial strength wireless system in our children's classrooms be linked to health risks? Find out why the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling on our government to reassess wireless safety standards.

Presenters will share why scientists around the world are calling for safer wireless radiation standards. Learn how 
Chromebooks can be used safely in classrooms. 

Safe Tech for Schools Maryland 
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
at Bells Mill Elementary School, Potomac
7PM, Room 149 

Click here for more info.
WOOTTON FEASIBILITY STUDY
Wootton is scheduled to be revitalized/expanded starting in 2019. This year is their feasibility study and there are going to be several working sessions to get feedback from Wootton stakeholders. The meeting dates are as follows and all are in the Auditorium:
 
Thursday, October 22nd @ 7 pm
Wednesday, November 4th @ 2:45 pm
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 7 pm
PTSA Final Presentation Tuesday, December 15th @ 7 pm
DON'T FORGET ABOUT BOX TOPS
Cut Box Tops, bring them in to school, and make money for Fallsmead! Turn in your Box Tops by the first deadline of
October 23rd. The top grade will win a prize!
THE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IS COMING TO FALLSMEAD!
We are excited to present a "Reading Oasis" fromNovember 9th through the 12th in the Media Center. Stay tuned for more details about special activities during the fair, including a used book drive sponsored by the Girl Scouts.

Contact the bookfair team here if you would like to volunteer for this great event!
CLASSROOM WISH LIST
A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents who have paid for 3 items on the Classroom Wish List so far: Tape for the Media Center to extend the life of books, Mrs. Grant's kindergarten website domain, and 8 decks of math cards for the 2nd grade! Please visit the website to see the items still needed for the 2nd grade class and Mrs Fox's 5th grade class.
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. Please contact Jennifer Derman with any questions. 
DIRECTORY ACCESS VIA APP OR ONLINE!
Don't forget that you can access the directory information - including student/parent/teacher info, class lists, and even school lunch menus and the school/ PTA calendar - online or via app. Visit here to find out how!

All Fallsmead parents who have verified their directory data will have access to the apps through the end of October.  After that, they will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members.
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