Newsletter 8/23


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

THANK YOU to all of the wonderful teachers, staff, and parents who have been busy planning and getting the school ready over the summer! We are looking forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

Welcome back to school!

The PTA is gearing up for another great year at Fallsmead Elementary! We have many fantastic events and enrichment activities planned for the school year. Be sure to check out the

PTA's Back to School Summer Newsletter, the PTA's weekly email newsletter, the PTA's website, and our PTA's facebook page for the latest updates!

OPEN HOUSE AND SCHOOL TOOL BOXES

This year's Back to School Open House for Parents and Students will be on Friday August 31st from 10:00 - 11:00 am!


Don't forget to stop by the PTA table to renew your PTA membership for the year or join for the first time! We will have spirit wear for sale too!

Note: If you purchased a School Tool Box for your child at the end of the last school year, it will be waiting for your child in his/her classroom during the Open House on August 31st. Questions about your tool box? Contact toolbox@fallsmeadpta.org.

IT'S TIME TO JOIN THE PTA!

PTA membership is now open for the 2018-19 school year! So many of Fallsmead's great programs rely on your membership contributions, including the back to school bash, the science fair, and teacher appreciation events, just to name a few!

Membership is $40 per family and includes two memberships and one school directory.

Join early for a chance to win one of four raffle prizes: a voucher for 50 pounds of pick-your-own pumpkins at Butler's Orchard, free Tae Kwon Do classes at US White Tiger Martial Arts, two movie tickets to Regal Theaters, and a basket full of Fallsmead spirit wear. For more information on how to join the PTA and a direct link to do so, please click here. Online membership is completed through a personal login to atozconnect.com. While you sign up, please verify your information for the school directory.

Teachers and Staff: your membership is just $10 again this year! To join, please click here and scroll to the bottom or keep an eye out for the paper form in your mailbox during the first week of school. We are not a PTA without you! Questions? Contact us at membership@fallsmeadpta.org.

FALL AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After School Activities for the Fall 2018 Session are now open for registration for grades 1-5 (Kindergarten can start in the winter). There are so many different options, including Let's get Cooking, Flag Football, Art, Karate, Robotics, Chess, Fashion, Minecraft Coding, Yoga, Hip hop, and more! Click here for registration information and a full schedule of class offerings. To register online, click here. Questions? Contact: afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org

STAFF APPRECIATION DONATIONS NEEDED

The start of school is approaching fast, and the Staff Appreciation Committee is still in need of goodies to pamper our teachers to help welcome them back! All donations are needed by next Monday at the latest. Please click here to sign up to make a donation! Questions? Contact:

staffappreciation@fallsmeadpta.org

BOO HOO BREAKFAST

The PTA invites all kindergarten and new Fallsmead parents to attend our annual Boo Hoo Breakfast on September 4th,

just after school starts

in the staff lounge. Grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and meet some new Fallsmead families! Questions? Contact: boohoo@fallsmeadpta.org.

BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Mark your calendars for the PTA's Back to School Bash on September 14th from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be moonbounces, a petting zoo, food trucks, a DJ and dancing, and lots of family fun!

We need both adult and SSL volunteers for the Back to School Bash. Click here to be an adult volunteer. For more information contact: bash@fallsmeadpta.org.

FREE TUTORING OPPORTUNITY

The Generation Z Tutoring Club at Richard Montgomery High School is recruiting students to be tutored during the 2018-2019 school year. Their services are free of charge and open to students of all grade levels. Students who sign up for tutoring sessions will be paired with a Richard Montgomery HS student who specializes in that subject area. For more information, click here or contact: generationztutoring.rm@gmail.com. To fill out an application click here.