Fallsmead ES PTA News & Notes

PTA VOLUNTEER TRAINING

The next PTA Volunteer Training sessions will be offered via video conference on the following days/times:

  • October 18th from 12:30-12:45pm

To log in you can either:

Join via video using your computer by clicking here (online meeting ID: malvis_tarney)

OR

Dial-in to (712) 451-0676 (Access code: 859618#)

NOTE: All classroom volunteers must also complete an MCPS online Child Abuse and Neglect training course which can be accessed by clicking here.

Questions? Contact volunteer@fallsmeadpta.org.


IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN THE PTA!

It's never too late to join the Fallsmead Elementary PTA! Click here to find out how to join the PTA. Your membership enables all the wonderful activities that the PTA supports throughout the school year! By joining the PTA, you will receive continued access to the school directory throughout the year, as well as receive a hard copy in November. Questions? Please contact membership@fallsmeadpta.org.


ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE AND CLASS PARTIES

Join us on Thursday, October 31st, at 2:15pm for the annual Fallsmead Elementary Halloween parade and grade-level celebrations. Be on the lookout for emails from your Room Parents for information about the class parties! Assistance will be provided to help your children change into their Halloween costumes at school. As a reminder, costumes should be safe (i.e., no weapon-like objects, blood, etc.). To avoid overcrowding, only parents signed up to volunteer may enter the building after the parade. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you wish for your child to participate in an activity outside of the Halloween festivities.


FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Our first Family Movie Night of the school year will be on Friday, November 1st, at 6:30pm in the APR! Wear your snuggly pjs, bring your sleeping bag and pillow, and come watch Aladdin with the whole family. The event is free, but pizza, drinks, snacks, and popcorn will be available for purchase. If you want to volunteer (SSL hours are available), or if you have questions, please contact us at movienight@fallsmeadpta.org.


FALLSMEAD WISH LIST

The Fallsmead Wish List is up and running for this year! There are many items listed that the teachers and staff would love to have. Every item on the list will directly benefit your kids. Please visit www.FallsmeadWishList.com to make a donation. Thank you all, in advance, for your generosity! If you have questions, please contact wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.


YEARBOOK ART CONTEST

Attention all Fallsmead students! Enter your drawings to be considered for our school yearbook! Winning art will be selected by a panel to be displayed on the cover and inside the yearbook.

All art should include the words “Fallsmead Elementary” or “Fallsmead Falcons” and the date “2019-2020.” All art should be submitted on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of white paper and be in a vertical orientation.

Here are some tips for a good entry:

  • Don’t leave a lot of white space. Try to use the whole sheet of paper.
  • Create a strong composition by drawing large and detailed, overlapping, and considering the entire picture plane.
  • Use lots of color (especially marker).
  • Drawing kids? Show diversity in gender and ethnicity.
  • Check your spelling before adding color.

Turn your art into Mrs. Touchette by November 8th. All entries must include artist’s full name, grade, and teacher on the back in pencil. If you have any questions, please contact yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org.


EASY WAY TO SUBMIT YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Take photos of your kids at any Fallsmead Elementary event and then upload the photos directly from your smart phone into the Fallsmead Yearbook software! Just download the ReplayIt App and choose Fallsmead as your school. It's easy, streamlined, and will ensure that your child is featured in candid photos within the yearbook. The app will prompt you to "tag" the individuals pictured, so correct names and grades will be attributed to your photos as well. Any questions? Want to help out with Yearbook? Email yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org.


SIGN UP TO BE A RECESS VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are needed to help with school recess. Help our teachers support our kids as they play outside and create new friendships. As a recess volunteer, you will actively supervise children during recess and support staff on duty. Offer 35 minutes of your time to get to know the children of Fallsmead and keep them safe. Once you’ve participated in the PTA Volunteer Training, you are good to go! Click here to sign up to volunteer. Please note we ask that you leave your cell phones in your cars before you come to volunteer. Additionally, support is most needed during outdoor recess, so check in with the office before you come on rainy days. Questions? Contact recess@fallsmeadpta.org.


ART PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Mrs. Touchette is seeking two parent volunteers. She is in need of a weekly parent volunteer to help with all things art at Fallsmead. She is also in need of a Festival of the Arts Coordinator who can recruit volunteers to assist with the display and take down of student art work for Fallsmead's annual Festival of the Arts, held in mid-May each year. Total hours to display and take down the art show is approximately 30 hours spread out between the months of April and May. Please contact Mrs. Touchette at Patricia_P_Touchette@mcpsmd.org if you can help out!



Upcoming Events





Volunteer Opportunities!

The PTA and the school need the following volunteers:

Recess Volunteers

Festival of the Arts Coordinator

Weekly Art Parent Volunteer



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