Fallmead PTA Newsletter 2/18

Post date: Feb 25, 2016 8:21:44 PM

2/19: Box Tops Due

2/19: Science Fair 6 pm

2/26: Early Release

3/1: PTA Meeting 7 pm

3/4: KidsCo Kids Night In

3/5: International Night5:30 pm

The full calendar of PTA events is located on thePTA Website.


A big thank you to Sarah Cook for her work organizing this year's Science Fair. Be sure to stop by tomorrow night to see meet all of Fallsmead's future scientists!


A few weeks ago, we included information regarding the importance of supporting the 2016 - 2017 Budget Proposal for Montgomery County Schools. It is critical that we receive the full funding requested to ensure that we do not see further cuts to resources and increased class sizes. The County Council is holding several budget hearings in the coming weeks. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and vocalize their support of the proposed budget. Each meeting will take place from 6:30 - 8 pm:

2/24 - Albert Einstein High School

3/9 - Gaithersburg High School

3/16 - Magruder High School

3/23 - Wootton High School

For more information, please click here.


International Night is set forMarch 5th, from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. We are asking for volunteers to host a table representing your culture or country. Hosts set up and maintain their table with food and cultural artifacts. We are also looking for performers for our culture fair to be held during International Night. The attached flyer includes more information. If you are interested in hosting a table or volunteering, please contact the Internal Night Co-Chairshere.

FALLSMEAD SCIENCE FAIRThe Fallsmead Science Fair will take place TOMORROW Friday, February 19th at 6 pm. Students in all grades (K - 5) will be participating. Come show your support for all our budding scientists!


The Yearbook Committee is in need of pictures of our great February events. The last day to submit photos from Valentine's Day parties is Monday, February 22nd. Science Fair photos will be accepted through Monday, February 29th.


Mark your calendars, the next Box Tops collection date isTOMORROW February 19th. The top grade will once again win a prize!


Coaching for GOTR is very rewarding! As a coach you will prepare and educate young girls in grades 3 - 5 for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living, and inspire them to realize their limitless potential! Coaches do not need to be runners or have experience working with youth. Please contact Randi Mack if you are interested in being a coach.

The GOTR Spring Session begins March 7th and the GOTR Montgomery County 5K will be held on May 22nd.


Want to help win $500 for our school or a $50 gift card from Bed Bath & Beyond for yourself?

Simply log in to the AtoZ Directories App between now and March 15th (using the same login and password that you used to verify your directory data). Not only will this allow you to access all of the great information from our school directory anywhere any time (plus the school lunch menu, calendar, and links to driving directions, phone numbers, and texts!), but AtoZ Directories will also award $500 to the school that has the highest percentage of parents using the App through March 15th, and five lucky parents who used the App during this time will win a $50 Bed Bath & Beyond gift card!

If you don't have the App yet, click here to find out how to get it. And although only PTA members can access the App, you can still join by clicking here. Let's all use the App to make our lives a bit easier and help our school win!