Newsletter 10/26

posted Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin
CLAIRE'S GOURMET FUNDRAISER
Don't forget that all orders for the Claire's Gourmet fundraiser must be turned in to your teacher by NEXT MONDAY, October 30th. Don't miss out on all of the delicious cakes, cookies, pizza, and other delectable goodies that are available to order! Order pick-up will be on November 16th at Fallsmead. The top selling class will earn a pizza party, and the top individual seller will win $100! Plus, if you sell 2 or more items, you will be entered into a raffle for an iTunes gift card. Questions? Please contact fundraisers@fallsmeadpta.org.

VARIETY SHOW REGISTRATION
Does your child love to perform? If so, encourage them to sign up for the 2nd Annual Fallsmead Variety Show! The event will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018. A registration link for kids who want to sign up to perform will be sent out next Wednesday, November 1st, at 8 pm. Email varietyshow@FallsmeadPTA.org if you have any questions! 

FALLSMEAD SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR AND PAJAMA PARTY
Throw on your jammies and join us for MILK AND COOKIES on Wednesday, November 8th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to celebrate the Scholastic Fall Book FairSpecial guest local author Laura Gehl will be reading from her book, "One Big Pair of Underwear," about TWO big bears who hate to share. The Book Fair will remain open late that evening for shopping. This year's Book Fair will run from Monday, November 6th, through Thursday, November 9th. 

Please click here to sign up to volunteer for the evening event or for any time during the week. If you have questions, please contact bookfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Mark your calendars for our first Family Movie Night of the school year on Friday, November 3rd, at 6:30pm! Wear your pjs, grab a blanket and pillow, and come watch Moana with the whole family. The event is free, so bring the whole family!

Pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. Also be sure to support Fallsmead Daisy Troop 33030 and their fundraiser for hurricane relief. They will be selling baked goods and accepting donations for Greentree Elementary School in Houston. It's a great opportunity to give back! Questions? Please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.

EARLY BIRD YEARBOOK SALE IS ON NOW!
Now's the time to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook! Get yours for the early bird price of $18 until January 31st. Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112318 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. Regular pricing will go into effect on February 1st. 

Students' nicknames can be included in the yearbook. If your child would like to have their nickname under their picture, please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org.

NEXT PTA MEETING
Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, November 7th, at 7pm in the APR. Babysitting will be available from 7-8:30pm for children ages 4 and older. Children must be toilet trained to participate. Come and find out what is happening with your PTA!

Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Melissa Brotman, who will be discussing irritability in children. Children pass through many phases of development as they grow up. It can be hard to know if a child is going through normal development or showing signs of something more serious. The following questions and topics will be addressed:
  • Common signs of irritability
  • How parents can help a child with severe irritability
  • What treatment options exist, such as cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Ongoing irritability research conducted at NIMH
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