Newsletter 5/3

posted May 10, 2018, 1:22 PM by FallsmeadPTA Web Admin
MINGLE WITH MOMS TOMORROW!
Don't forget that our rescheduled (rescheduled) Mingle With Moms (or another special adult) is TOMORROW at 8:00am. Start your day on the blacktop in the back of school with delicious donuts and put a smile on your child's face! Questions? Contact mingle@fallsmeadpta.org.

PTA MEETING NEXT WEEK
Our last PTA meeting of the year will be next Tuesday, May 8th, at 7pm. Babysitting will be available from 7-8:30pm for children ages 4 and older. Children must be toilet trained to participate. Join us so that you can find out what is going on with your PTA!

SPRING FAIR IS COMING UP!
 
Spring Fair is coming up on Sunday, May 20th, from 5:30-8pm! We will have bounce houses, soccer, balloons, snow cones, games, a dj, face-painting, and more! The cost is $10 per child, and adults and incoming kindergarteners are free. Be sure to bring money for spirit wear and food trucks. 

We need both adult and SSL volunteers for Spring Fair! Click here to be an adult volunteer or click here to sign up SSL volunteers. 

Also, teachers will be raffling off special activities at Spring Fair- $1 to get in so start saving your singles (or better yet bring a $5 and enter 5 times)!

If you have questions, please contact springfair@fallsmeadpta.org.

2018-2019 PTA PRESIDENT STILL NEEDED
We are still in need of a President for our 2018-2019 PTA! You will have a fantastic cast of 2018-2019 PTA officers and chairs waiting for you, so don't be shy. . .please step up! Click here for more information about what the President does. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Rebekah Jacobs at president@fallsmeadpta.org.
 
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Please join us Wednesday, May 16th, from 7-8:15 pm for our annual Festival of the Arts! The evening will begin with a musical performance by our 5th grade chorus, followed by instrumental music performances starting at 7:30 by our wandering musicians. Finally, walk around the school and view the art exhibit which includes art from every student in the school!

DID YOU MISS THE YEARBOOK SALE?
If so, you're in luck! The Yearbook Committee will have a limited supply of yearbooks available for purchase for $30 each. Checks can be made out to "Fallsmead PTA" and dropped off in the front office. Contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org to get your name on the list as the sale will be first come, first served. 

PRE-ORDER FALL SCHOOL SUPPLIES NOW!
It's time to order school supplies for the Fall! Have your school supplies waiting for your child on the first day of school. School Tool Box makes it easy! Online sales begin April 30th. To pre-order supplies, go to www.schooltoolbox.com.  Sale ends on the last day of school. If you have any questions, please contact toolbox@fallsmeadpta.org.

PROVIDE YOUR INPUT ON THE NEW MCPS CURRICULUM
MCPS announced last month that it is planning on replacing its current educational curriculum. To assist in the process, MCPS is seeking feedback on the new curriculum rollout process and plans. If you would like to provide input, please click here to take the MCPS Curriculum Review Feedback Survey. MCPS has also set up a webpage that provides more information on the curriculum conversation for those interested. From this page, you can read the history of the curriculum review, read the report on 2.0, see the implementation timeline, and more!

FALLSMEAD CAREER DAY
Fallsmead Elementary Career Day is coming up on Tuesday, June 5th, from 9-11:00am, and the school is looking for parents who are interested in being speakers. 

Speakers are on a first come, first served basis. Speakers should plan to speak for about 20 minutes each to several groups of about 25 students. All grade levels will participate. Students will rotate classrooms. The structure of the day is subject to change depending on the number of speakers. 

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Mrs. Kotok at Rebecca_S_Kotok@mcpsmd.org or 240-740-3557.
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