Newsletter 3/9

posted Mar 20, 2017, 8:28 AM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
Fallsmead's International Festival is THIS SATURDAY, March 11th from 5:30-7:30pm. Click here to find out more information about this fun event!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact international@fallsmeadpta.org. We hope to see you there!

SPRING AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
After School Activities for the Spring 2017 Session are now open for registration! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Cooking, Karate, Lego Robotics, Chess, and so much 
more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. Registration closes on April 10th, so sign up early to ensure your child's spot in class! Questions? Contact afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

KIDS NIGHT IN, PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
 Do you need childcare for the Gala and Silent Auction? KidsCo is sponsoring a DJ Dance Party on Friday, March 24th from 6:45-9:30pm in the Fallsmead ES APR. Kids will enjoy a fun night in with their friends while their parents enjoy their night out at the Fallsmead Gala. In addition to fun and games, a pizza dinner will be provided too. The cost is $20 per child. Please click on this flyer for more details and for registration information. 

GALA TICKET DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 15TH
March 15th will be the last day the PTA will accept checks for tickets to the upcoming Gala and Auction! We will not be able to accommodate any ticket sales after this time. Do not miss out on this amazing event!

You can click here to access a list of the wonderful donations we have to bid on. As you can see there are many, many items that you are sure to secure a great deal on! Still booking camps for this summer? In the market for some fabulous jewelry? Looking for a reasonable local family get away? Want to try a new workout? Check out a new restaurant? The possibilities are endless!

The Gala will take place on March 24, 2017 from 6:30-10pm at Glenview Mansion! In addition to the auction, this fabulous adult only event also includes great food, drinks, and dancing! Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple. Checks should be made out to the Fallsmead PTA and sent in to the front office in a sealed envelope marked Fallsmead Gala. 

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the school to purchase much needed technology for our classrooms and fund PTA sponsored activities. Questions? Email the Gala Committee at silentauction@fallsmeadpta.org. We hope to see you there!

IT'S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!
 Now's the time to purchase your child's 2016-2017 yearbook! Online ordering is easy at ybpay.lifetouch.com. Use the yearbook ID code 11112317 to access Fallsmead's online payment site. The deadline for all orders is April 16, 2017. Extra yearbooks will not be available for purchase after this deadline so order yours today! Please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org with any questions.

EDUCATION BUDGET MEETINGS
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, 
MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith, and President of Montgomery College Dr. DeRionne Pollard are hosting a series of upcoming Education Budget Meetings throughout the county to discuss topics such as how education budgeting decisions are made, what the 
county is doing today to get ready for FY18 and beyond, and what opportunities residents have to influence budget decisions.  Meetings will take place from 6:30-8:30pm at the following locations:
  • 3/15 Montgomery College (Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus)
  • 3/22 Walter Johnson High School
  • 3/29 Richard Montgomery High School
Click here for more information.

WOOTTON BASEBALL COMMUNITY DAY
Wootton High School Baseball is hosting Baseball Community Day on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:30pm at McCracken Baseball Field at Wootton High School. The day will be filled with lots of fun events including baseball skills clinics administered by Wootton players! The clinic is Free! Click here for more information about the clinic and Wootton Baseball.

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