Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 2/19

Post date: Feb 19, 2015 9:46:10 PM


Fallsmead Science Fair istomorrow from 6 to 8 pm. Please come see all of our budding scientists display their hard work. Students should arrive between 5:30 and 6 pm to set up there posters. Visiting Scientists begin visiting posters at 6 pm. There will be a Mad Science presentation at 7 pm. Pizza and drinks will be available for cash purchase starting at 6:45 pm.


Robert Frost Middle School is hosting an Academic Arts & Stem Night Thursday, February 26th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please clickhere for a complete list of activities. Carman's Italian Ice will be on site and the PTA book fair will be held in the media center.


PTA bylaws need to be renewed this year. Please click here to review. They will be voted on at the next PTA meeting onTuesday, March 3rd.

INTERNATIONAL NIGHTOur annual International Night is set to take place onSunday, March 8th from 4-6 pm. We need parent volunteers to host tables!Country table hosts are responsible for setting up and manning their table of food and artifacts. Families, please label or identify any foods containing nuts that come into the school during this event. We are also in need of performers for the Cultural Talent Show that will be held during International Night. Please contact Eva Lopez for more information and to sign up to participate.


On March 22, Dawson's Market will donate 5% of sales to Fallsmead ES! Please plan to shop there that day and tell your neighbors and friends. We're looking for 4th and 5th gradevolunteers to help bag groceries during a one hour shift from 11 am - 5 pm.

There will also be a community table for all children/shoppers to decorate recycled paper bags with messages or images in advance of Earth Day. ContactZara Brunner with questions.

GET YOUR 2015 YEARBOOK!Place your yearbook orders now! An Early Bird Specialprice of $22 is available now through March 16th . The price will go up to $25 afterwards. Yearbook orders are being taken online by CREDIT CARD only. No extra copies will be ordered for sale later. You can order here. Use job#: 11112315.


We need parent involvement to ensure Wootton High does not have much needed improvements delayed! Wootton is already 45 years old and is in need of major repairs and modernization. Check out the poor conditions at Wootton here.

Our improvement project is currently slated forcompletion in 2020, further detail is providedhere. Parents are needed to attend an upcoming County Council meeting on Tuesday, February 24th to showstrong support to maintain the current modernization timeline. Please contact Cheryl Miller if you are interested in attending.

MSDE'S PARCC 30 DAY COUNTDOWNMSDE has launched an intensive, month-long campaign to help parents#PrepareForPARCC. New PARCC resources and information are being released daily via MSDE's Facebook and Twitter feeds, and on MSDE's new Prepare for PARCC webpage - just go here and click on the Prepare for PARCC icon to access the best resources for parents, including a new video message from Maryland Schools Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery. Online webinars are also available here.