Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 11/3

Post date: Nov 3, 2016 6:50:45 PM


The Fallsmead PTA is sponsoring an Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, November 8th. We will sell during the morning from 8-10am and in the evening from 4-7pm (or until we run out!). All proceeds will benefit the Fallsmead PTA. We need volunteers to sell and bake (or purchase) nut-free baked goods and fruit. Please sign up here to help. SSL volunteers are welcome! All baked goods and fruit donations should be dropped off at the school by 8am on November 8th. Questions? Contact election@fallsmeadpta.org.


The Fallsmead Silent Auction will take place on Friday, March 24th from 6:30-10pm at the Glenview Mansion. This fun, adults-only event will include dinner, drinks, dancing, and many fabulous auction items! KidsCo will offer a Kids Night In at school that evening as a child care option.

We are in need of a few parents to help make calls for donations in order to ensure that we have many amazing items to auction off. We also welcome donations of any auction items from Fallsmead families and friends (sporting event tickets, unique services, vacation homes, etc.). Please contact the Silent Auction Committee at silentauction@fallsmeadpta.org if you are interested in helping and/or donating items.


Mark your calendars forFallsmead Family Bingo Night on Friday, November 18thfrom 6:30-8:30pm! There will be secret special guest callers and fun prizes! Cost to play is $11.00 per family (of 5 or less) if pre-purchased by clicking here, or $15.00 at the door ($2.50 for additional family members). Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. Questions? Contact bingo@fallsmeadpta.org!


We had another successful Box Tops collection this past period, collecting 4,401 total Box Tops which raised $440.10 for Fallsmead. The grade that collected the most Box Tops was the 5th grade with a total of 989, just barely edging out the 4th grade which collected 982. Thank you to everyone who submitted Box Tops, and keep on collecting!


All PTA members should have received your Fallsmead Elementary Student Directory in your child's backpack last week. If you do not get yours, please let us know atmembership@fallsmeadpta.org.

Don't forget that PTA members can access the directory information - including student/parent/teacher info, class lists, and even school lunch menus and the school/PTA calendar - online or via app! Click here to find out how. You will log in using the same Username and Password you used to verify your directory data.


The yearbook committee is now collecting photos from fall school events. Please submit original-sized images by November 30th. Any photos, including those taken by cell phone, are accepted as long as they are 700Kb in size or greater. You can add photos to the grade-specific google albums by clicking the following link for your grade (Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade), or you can email photos to yearbook@fallsmeadpta.org.


The school is looking for parents who are willing to volunteer during recess times to help monitor activity on the playground and act as additional eyes and ears. Please consider volunteering any amount of time that you can to help monitor during recess.Please click on the grade you would like to volunteer for to sign up: Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade. Thank you in advance!!


The Fallsmead Girl Scouts did an amazing project of sorting 500 donated books and planting 21 perennials in front of the school. The school sends a big THANK YOU to the community for donating books and to the Potomac Garden Center and Seasons Nursery for donating plants. The books will go to the media center and classroom libraries and the plants will bloom in the spring for all to enjoy!