Fallsmead PTA Newsletter 3/17

Post date: Mar 17, 2016 6:57:33 PM


3/20: Dawson's 5% Day11 am - 5 pm

3/24 - 4/1: Spring Break

4/5: PTA Meeting 7 pm

4/15: Last Movie Night

4/22: Career Day

4/26: No School

4/29: Mingle with Moms

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


A big thank you to Zara

Brunner for organizing Dawson's 5% Day this Sunday. Don't forget to shop to earn funds for our school!


Remember to please shop at Dawson's Market this Sunday, 3/20 from 11 am to 5 pm - and tell your friends and family too!Dawson's will donate 5% of sales to Fallsmead ES. Last year, we earned over $800 for our school!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have stepped up to help this weekend! We have one more spot from 2 pm - 5 pm for a 4th or 5th grade student to help. Please sign up here if you can assist and feel free to split the time with a friend!


Our upcoming after school spring sessions are in full swing: Tennis! Pottery! Jedi Legos! Piano! STEM! Art! Drama! Karate! Cartooning! Guitar! Piano! Crafts! Computers! Gym Games! Lacrosse! We've got something for everyone. Sign up now; classes fill up fast!

For information on classes and and how to sign up, please see the attached flyer or visit here.


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. You should have also received the attachedemail last week from the President of the Board of Education.

We need parents to write to the County Executive and Council urging them to fully fund the budget, the future of our schools, and county overall, is at stake.

The County Council is still holding one more budget hearing on March 23rd at 6:30 pm at Wootton High School. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and vocalize their support of the proposed budget.

For more information, please click here.


This year's Career Day will take place Friday, April 22nd 9:00 - 11:30 am. We need your help!! We need speakers!!

Speakers should plan to speak for about 25 minutes each to several groups of about 25 students. All grade levels will participate. Students will rotate classrooms. The structure of the day is subject to change depending on the number of speakers.

Please sign up and support Fallsmead's Career Day by completing the form (last week, an electronic copy was emailed to you and a hard copy was sent home in your child's backpack) and return to Mrs. Kotok by March 25th. Questions? Email Mrs. Kotok here or call her at301-279-4984.


We know it's early, but please save the date for the Spring Fair on May 20th from 5:30 - 8 pm at Fallsmead. Get ready to bounce, jump, dance, eat, get your face painted, play games, & more! Plus, get ready for a huge soccer tournament too! Fun for the whole family! Be on the lookout for more information as we get closer.