Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 10/6

posted Oct 7, 2016, 9:31 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 9:39 AM ]
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Fallsmead!
Ahoy matey! We are excited to present a "Bookaneer Book Fair: Where Books are the Treasure" from October 24th-27th in the Media Center.Click here to visit the online book fair! Stay tuned for more details about special activities during the fair, including a used book drive sponsored by the Girl Scouts.

WE NEED LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT! If you are able to volunteer, please click this link and sign up. Questions? Contact us atbookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

COLUMBUS DAY OPEN HOUSE
Mark your calendars for theFallsmead Columbus Day Open House next Monday, October 10th, from 9:15-11:15am. Stop by any time to get a glimpse into what your kids do every day at school! More information will be coming home from the school soon.

SIGN UP FOR THE VARIETY SHOW!
Sign-ups for the First Annual Fallsmead Variety Show on Thursday, January 19, 2017will open NEXTTHURSDAY, October 13th at 10am. Only 10 acts will be accepted per grade level, so space is limited! If your child wants to perform individually or with a group, he/she must sign up.Click here for more information. Instructions on how to sign your budding star or stars up for this fun event will be coming soon! Contactvarietyshow@fallsmeadpta.org with questions.

FIRST BOX TOPS DEADLINE
The first Box Tops submission deadline is coming up on Friday, October 14th. 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 top = 10 cents!!!! That's free money for our school! Contact us atboxtops@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Get ready for our first Family Movie Night of the school year on Friday, October 21st, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Kung Fu Panda 3 with the whole family. The event is free, but pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. Questions or want to volunteer? Contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

FAMILY BINGO CO-CHAIR NEEDED
The PTA is looking for someone to co-chair Family Bingo Night on Friday, November 18th from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a fun event to plan and is a great way to get more involved at Fallsmead! If you can help, please contactvp3@fallsmeadpta.org.

ART ROOM PARENT HELPER NEEDED
Mrs. Touchette is seeking a parent who is willing to come in once a week for 1-2 hours and assist with preparing materials and displaying artwork. You can come whenever it is convenient for you. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Touchette atPatricia_P_Touchette@mcpsmd.org.

WOOTTON CLUSTER NIGHT
All Wootton Cluster families are invited to Cluster Night at the Wootton football game on Friday, October 14th. Kick-off is at 6:30pm. The first 200 cluster students will receive a special treat (while supplies last). Click here for more information.
 
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. Click here to check out the needed items and plan to bring them with you as you cheer on the Patriots.

DIRECTORY ACCESS VIA APP OR ONLINE!
Now that you have verified your Fallsmead ES Directory data, 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. Click here to find out how!  All Fallsmead parents who verified their directory data will have access to the App through the end of October.  After that, it will only be available to Fallsmead PTA members.  If you haven't joined the PTA yet, please visit the PTA Membership page to register online or download a registration form. 
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