Newsletter 09/14/17

posted Sep 18, 2017, 8:45 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin
BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
We are looking forward to seeing you all TOMORROW NIGHT from 5:30-7:30pm at the Back to School Bash. There will be moonbounces, a petting zoo, food trucks, a DJ and dancing, and lots of family fun. Dont miss out on this great back to school party!

WE STILL NEED LOTS OF ADULT VOLUTEERS FOR THIS EVENT! Please click here to sign up! If you have questions, please contact bash@fallsmeadpta.org.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING TOMORROW
Anyone who wants to volunteer in a classroom at Fallsmead this year will need to complete two types of volunteer training prior to volunteering. First, online Child Abuse and Neglect training must be completed. The online training can be accessed by clicking here. Once you take the online training, you will receive an email. Please bring this email with you to the front office on your first volunteer day.

Second, all volunteers must complete volunteer training provided by the PTAThe next PTA training session will be held TOMORROW, September 15th, from 5:15-5:30pm in the Staff Lounge right before the Back to School Bash. This training is valid for two years. Questions? Please contact volunteer@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
The deadline for signing up your 1st through 5th graders for Fall After School Activities is next Friday, September 22nd 
(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.

PTA MEMBERSHIP RAFFLES
Thank you to everyone who has already join the PTA, and congratulations to Sirimal Mukerjee, the winner of the first PTA Membership Raffle for 4 tickets to Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival!
The next raffle
 for the $40 Amazon gift card will be held on September 21st for anyone who has joined the PTA by September 20th. You can join the PTA today and be the next winner!!

If you haven't already joined, please join us by visiting the Join the PTA page on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. You can also pick up a form from our PTA Bulletin Board near the front office. No matter how little or how much time you have to dedicate to the PTA, it all makes a difference for your little ones, and we would love for you to join! 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!

RESERVE YOUR FALLSMEAD SCHOOL DIRECTORY
Did you know that only Fallsmead PTA members receive a copy of the Fallsmead School Directory
(which will be coming out some time in October)? The directory is packed with valuable information such as class rosters and student contact info. . . everything you need to set up those all-important play dates for your kids!  Visit the PTA Membership page on the PTA website for information about how to join the Fallsmead PTA.
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