Newsletter 8/30/2018

OPEN HOUSE AND SCHOOL TOOL BOXES

This year's Back to School Open House for Parents and Students will be tomorrow, 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.

HELP US GROW - JOIN THE PTA!

Thank you to everyone who has already joined the PTA this year!

If you haven't joined already, please click here on the PTA website to register online or download a registration form. Membership dues are $40 per family and we accept cash, check or credit card (there is a $2 processing fee for credit card payments). When you join online, you can also verify your directory data, order extra directories, donate to the PTA, and even register your grocery rewards cards, all at one time. Directories will be delivered by early November and each family membership receives one for free. If you have questions, please 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

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. Click here to be an SSL volunteer. For more information contact: bash@fallsmeadpta.org.

NEW PARENT WELCOME/FIRST PTA MEETING

This year's New Parent Welcome and First PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, October 2nd.

Please note that this is a change from the previously scheduled date, which was October 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience!

The New Parent Welcome will be from 6:15 - 7:00pm in the media center.

The first PTA meeting will be at 7:00pm in the media center. Babysitting is provided.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR YEARBOOK TEAM!

The Fallsmead Yearbook team can use the help of any parent who enjoys photography and/or design. Team members would be committed to submit photos for their child/children's grade level. The more members we have, the more we can ensure that a variety of interesting photos that adequately represent all the grades are included in the yearbook. This volunteer opportunity is quite flexible and allows you to interact with the kids (who often LOVE to pose for photos). Please contact Antoinette Doherty at ddoh933226@aol.com or Andrea Mulla at andreawmulla@gmail.com for more information (please use 'YEARBOOK' for your email subject line).

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.