Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 2/11

posted Feb 25, 2016, 12:20 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 12:20 PM ]
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The PTA is in need of a leader or co-leaders to organize this year's International Night. This is a beloved event at Fallsmead which will not take place unless there are volunteers to organize it.

Please consider giving some of your time to this fun and educational event for our kids, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, March 6th. Please email here if interested.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL BUDGET MEETINGS
A few weeks ago, we included information regarding the importance of supporting the 2016 - 2017 Budget Proposal for Montgomery County Schools. It is critical that we receive the full funding requested to ensure that we do not see further cuts to resources and increased class sizes. The County Council is holding several budget hearings in the coming weeks. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and vocalize their support of the proposed budget. Each meeting will take place from 6:30 - 8 pm:

2/17 - Montgomery College (BE Building, Rm 151)
2/24 - Albert Einstein High School
3/9 - Gaithersburg High School
3/16 - Magruder High School
3/23 - Wootton High School

For more information, please click here
FALLSMEAD SCIENCE FAIR
The Fallsmead Science Fair will take place on Friday, February 19thStudents in all grades (K - 5) will be participating. Come show your support for all our budding scientists!
BOX TOPS COLLECTION
Mark your calendars, the next Box Tops collection date is February 19th. The top grade will once again win a prize! 
SCHOOL DIRECTORY APP CONTEST
Want to help win $500 for our school or a $50 gift card from Bed Bath & Beyond for yourself?

Simply log in to the AtoZ Directories App between now and March 15th (using the same login and password that you used to verify your directory data). Not only will this allow you to access all of the great information from our school directory anywhere any time (plus the school lunch menu, calendar, and links to driving directions, phone numbers, and texts!), but AtoZ Directories will also award $500 to the school that has the highest percentage of parents using the App through March 15th, and five lucky parents who used the App during this time will win a $50 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card! 

If you don't have the App yet, click here to find out how to get it.  And although only PTA members can access the App, you can still join by clicking here. Let's all use the App to make our lives a bit easier and help our school win! 
COACHES NEEDED FOR GOTR
Coaching for GOTR is very rewarding! As a coach you will prepare and educate young girls in grades 3 - 5 for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living, and inspire them to realize their limitless potential! Coaches do not need to be runners or have experience working with youth. Please contact Randi Mack if you are interested in being a coach. 

The GOTR Spring Session begins March 7th and the GOTR Montgomery County 5K will be held on May 22nd.

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