Fallsmead ES PTA News & Notes
FALLSMEAD PTA TRIVIA NIGHT
Please join us for a FUN night and FUNDRAISER!! The PTA is hosting two amazing virtual events on February 5th to help build community and support the PTA. Each event can hold the first 50 families that sign up.
The FIRST option is FAMILY FUN from 5:30-6:20pm. This is good for the whole family, and we won't care if you eat pizza on the Zoom! We promise it's high-energy and fast-paced for all.
The SECOND option is ADULTS ONLY. That's right. Put the kiddos to bed, put them in front of a movie, or give them an iPad-sitter. That option is 8:30-9:20pm.
The cost to attend one event is a $40 donation per family. For a $60 donation, you get a ticket for one event AND your child is entered to win a special Zoom treat with his or her teacher. Or if you can't attend but want to donate, a $20 donation would be very much welcomed!
Mark your calendars...we are having another delicious dineout fundraiser! Join us at Bonchon Chicken in Gaithersburg (Kentlands) any time on Tuesday, February 9th, from 11:30am-9:00pm (lunch and dinner). Just mention FMES Fundraiser when you place your order (include it in the notes if you are ordering via the app) and 20% of your total will be donated to the school.
FALLSMEAD BUILD OR BAKE CONTEST
Thank you to all the creative bakers and makers who participated in the Fallsmead Build or Bake Spirit Competition! There were so many awesome entries- we wish we could have tried them all! All participants were entered into a raffle for a $25 Amazon card. Congratulations to raffle winners - Kriyansh Mihani & Varuna Majumdar! Stay tuned for other opportunities to show and share your Falcon Spirit!
FALLSMEAD YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
The yearbook staff this year invites students and parents to submit photos for this year's unique yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school events and/or learning, we’d like to see them. Our photographers are relying on you all more than ever! Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book that everyone will want to have. Please submit photos of students participating in learning (online OR asynchronous) without including any screenshots or zoom meetings. The last day to submit your photos is March 25th 2021.
Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload
Click on “Select My Images”
Enter information about the photo (grade level is VERY helpful)
Provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information
Click “Upload Chosen Images."
CALLING ALL ROOM PARENTS!
Grades K, 2, and 4 still need Room Parent volunteers! These grade-level room parents will work together to help problem solve, promote virtual events, and create community during this unusual school year. Please consider sharing some of your time to help make this year awesome for our kids! Please email your teacher and cc email@example.com. Thanks!
THE PTA IS FOR YOU!
Due to COVID-19 and distance learning, we will not be printing a directory this year, but will be using the online directory as the main source for connecting with classmates. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PTA MEETING RESOURCES
A lot of great information has been presented at PTA meetings this year. Click here or below to see the resources provided at these meetings!
October 20th Virtual PTA Meeting - Presentations on Social Emotional Wellbeing with Fallsmead Elementary counselor Rebecca Kotok, our school psychologist, and administrators
November 17 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 19 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.
FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
Celebrate the new year 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 email@example.com.
The following PTA positions are open for the 2020-2021 school year:
Box Tops Chair
Festival of the Arts Coordinator
Fifth Grade Celebration Chair
Kindergarten Orientation Chair
Science Fair Chair
Sweets With Someone Special Chair