Fallsmead ES PTA News & Notes

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 YEARBOOK

Now is your last chance to order your copy of the 2020-2021 Fallsmead ES yearbook! The deadline to order is Thursday, April 15th. Soft cover yearbooks are $20 each, and hardcover yearbooks are $30 each. Click here for more information, and click here to order your yearbook now. Questions? Contact yearbook@FallsmeadPTA.org.


THE FALLSMEAD PTA SCIENCE FAIR IS ON!

The Virtual Fallsmead PTA Science Fair is happening on Friday, April 23rd, from 6-8pm via Zoom!

Clik here to see the flyer with more information. You can register your scientist by clicking this link. Registration will close on Friday, April 16th. Zoom information will be forthcoming once all student registrations have been finalized. And click here to review the science fair process. All participants will receive a certificate and a small prize for their scientific efforts!

If you have any questions, please email sciencefair@fallsmeadpta.org. We look forward to seeing our students register and showcase their projects at the virtual science fair this year!


PSST! WANNA HELP? ONLY GOT A FEW MINUTES?

There are so many ways to help out in the Fallsmead Falcon community, even if you only have a few minutes or a few dollars:

  • Donate some water bottles or individually-wrapped snacks for in-building students: contact administrative secretary Patty Litwin

  • Support teachers by checking out their class Wish List

  • Volunteer to be a judge in the upcoming Science Fair, which will be on April 23rd (no science background required!)

  • Think about joining the PTA Board next year! There are many roles open, with many levels of time commitment, and many skills are needed... and YOU are welcome! Check out what the PTA does, and email the PTA president to find out more about how you can engage or to let us know what you'd like to do!


JOIN THE PTA AND UPDATE YOUR DIRECTORY INFORMATION!

Since we will not have printed directory this year, it is important for you to make sure that your information is up to date in AtoZconnect.com. Please go online and update your information and join the PTA. If you have any questions, please email membership@fallsmeadpta.org.


PTA MEETING/SPEAKER RESOURCES

A lot of great information has been presented at PTA meetings and presentations this year. Click here or below to see the resources provided at these meetings!

  • September 22nd Virtual PTA Meeting - presentations about MAP testing and from Julia Fitzpatrick of the
    Lourie Center for Children's Social Emotional Wellness.

  • October 20th Virtual PTA Meeting - Presentations on Social Emotional Wellbeing with Fallsmead Elementary counselor Rebecca Kotok, our school psychologist, and administrators

  • November 17th Virtual PTA Meeting - Guest Nicole Lee of Inclusive Life spoke about "Having Difficult Conversations with Our Children About Race." Click here to view a recording of this discussion.

  • January 19th Virtual PTA Meeting - Click here to see slides about an update on regathering in person and the Benchmark and Lexia resources used by the teachers.

  • February 25th Parenting EQ Seminar on "It's Time to Reset" - Presentation Video and Additional Resources

  • March 16th Virtual PTA Meeting - Click here to see the presentation from Ms. Makfinsky, Ms. Ganoza, and Ms. Levin about the Eureka math curriculum.


FALLSMEAD WISH LIST

Don't forget to find out what our Fallsmead teachers need by checking out the Fallsmead Wish List! The Wish List lets parents directly support teachers by getting them items they need to teach and motivate our kids. Please click here to see items requested by teachers for your children. If you have questions, please contact wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.


FALL 2021 GIRL SCOUT TROOPS FORMING NOW

Girl Scout troops are forming now for girls who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fallsmead ES area in Fall 2021! For more information or to join, please contact Cyndi at cmchugh@gscnc.org or 301-978-3868.



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Volunteer Opportunities!

The following PTA positions are open for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Box Tops Chair

  • Fifth Grade Celebration Chair

  • Kindergarten Orientation Chair

  • MCCPTA Rep

  • Science Fair Chair


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