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Welcome to the Fallsmead Elementary School PTA website. Here you will find the latest news about Fallsmead PTA events, activities, and programs. Check back frequently for updates!

UPCOMING EVENTS



9/17- Back to School Night for Parents of K, 1st, and 5th Graders - 6:00-7:30pm
9/19- No School
9/28-Donuts with Dad 8:00-9:00am
9/30- Back to school bash
10/2 - New Parent Welcome (6:15 - 7:00pm) and First PTA meeting (7:00pm)
10/5- Early Release

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1800 Greenplace Terrace

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-3550

Fax: 301-279-3040

Principal: Roni S. Silverstein

Assistant Principal:

Fallsmead Elementary School Website

NEWSLETTER 9/13

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH RESCHEDULED


THE BACK TO SCHOOL BASH HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED! NEW DATE: 9/30 from 5:30-7:30pm


Due to the impending weather, the Back to School Bash will not be held Friday, September 14th. It is rescheduled for September 30th inside the school. There will be many fun activities such as moon bounces, food, face-painting and more! Be on the lookout for more info soon! Questions? Contact: bash@fallsmeadpta.org.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!


The Yearbook Team Needs Your Photos!


The Fallsmead yearbook team would love to include your photos from Back To School Bash, Open House, or other events in the yearbook. Submit photos throughout the year to photodrop@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TO START! Many of the amazing choices start next week- so please sign up ASAP!

We will need to cancel if there is low enrollment. Activities can be found here. To register online, click here. Note: the registration code for the yoga class is FallsmeadYoga. Questions? Contact: afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED!

Please consider helping your child's teacher by volunteering to be a Classroom Parent! Classroom Parents help out in a number of ways, including

updating parents on important school/class events and planning classroom parties. It is a wonderful way to meet the kids and parents in your child's class. To volunteer, please email roomparent@fallsmeadpta.orgwith your name, email address, child's name, grade, and teacher if you are interested. There will also be sign up sheets and flyers at BTSN in the classrooms. Thank you for volunteering, it makes a difference!

VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSIONS

Anyone who wants to volunteer in a classroom at Fallsmead this year will need to complete two types of volunteer training prior to volunteering. First, online Child Abuse and Neglect training must be completed. The online training can be accessed by clicking here. Once you take the online training, you will receive an email. Please bring this email with you to the front office on your first volunteer day. This training is valid for two years.


Second, all volunteers must complete volunteer training provided by the PTA. There are two upcoming trainings, September 17th (from 7:30-7:45 pm) and October 2nd (from 6:00-6:15 pm). The trainings will be held in the Staff Lounge. Questions? Please contact volunteer@fallsmeadpta.org.

HELP US GROW - JOIN THE PTA!

Congratulations to Chitra Prasad and Murali Bala for winning the first membership raffle - 50 lbs of pick your own pumpkins!Congratulations, and thank you for joining the PTA! Our next raffle will be held on Thursday, September 20th. Join the PTA before then for a chance to win two week of trial classes at White Tiger Martial Arts in Rockville.


Congratulations also goes to Mrs. Albert and Mrs. Brown for winning our teacher/staff raffle! You have each received a $30 gift card of your choice. Thank you so much for your involvement in this year's PTA.


For more information on the PTA and how to join, please click here.

DONUTS WITH DAD!

Don't miss the annual Donuts with Dad on Friday, September 28th at 8 a.m.! Dads (or another special adult) are welcome to join their kids on the blacktop before school for donuts, coffee, and juice to start the day off with a smile!


Any moms who are willing to help out at this event would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers would need to arrive at 7:30 a.m. and the event runs from 8-9 a.m.. If you can help, please contact Jen and Marika atdonuts@fallsmeadpta.org.

PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED - MOVIE NIGHT COMMITTEE CHAIR!

The PTA is looking for a chair for Family Movie Nights!


The Movie Committee chair would help plan the family movie nights, which are held on select Friday nights during the school year in the Fallsmead APR. Thanks in advance to any parent willing to help with these great events, which are fun for the whole family! For more information, please contact vp3@fallsmeadpta.org.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK TEAM!


The Fallsmead Yearbook team can use the help of any parent who enjoys photography and/or design. Team members would be committed to submit photos for their child/children's grade level. The more members we have, the more we can ensure that a variety of interesting photos that adequately represent all the grades are included in the yearbook. This volunteer opportunity is quite flexible and allows you to interact with the kids (who often LOVE to pose for photos). Please contact Antoinette Doherty at ddoh933226@aol.com or Andrea Mulla at andreawmulla@gmail.com for more information (please use 'YEARBOOK' for your email subject line).

LEARN ABOUT CUB SCOUTS!


Cub Scout Pack 1753 has been an active Scouting group representing FallsmeadElementary School boys and their parents for nearly 40 years.

If you missed our "Join Scouting Night" meeting on Tuesday, please attend our first Pack meeting in the Fallsmead ES APR on Thursday, September 20th from 7-8pm to see what it's all about. Starting this year, we are looking for boys and girls in grades K - 5 to join our Pack!


If you would like to attend our first Pack meeting or have any questions, please contact Erin Markowitz at ecmarkowitz@aol.com or visit the website here.

MESSAGE FROM DECODING DYSLEXIA MARYLAND


Is your child falling behind in reading? Is your child struggling in reading and you still don't know why? Is your child dyslexic and not receiving the right services? Please join us this year to learn more about MCPS' reading instruction, accessing services, and advocacy to make change for your child and all kids within MCPS and accessing services through MCPS.


Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a parent and teacher led advocacy group with chapters in most counties. The goal of our organization is to raise awareness about dyslexia, empower parents of struggling readers, and educate to make change.


Our Fall Meetings: September 27th, October 25th, and December 6th.


What time: 7-9pm.


Where: Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Please park behind the school and enter through the double, silver doors.


Questions?: Please contact Kelly O'Keefe at kok1922@gmail.com.