Newsletter 12/11

Post date: Dec 12, 2014 12:32:26 AM


Fallsmead PTA is looking for last-minute cookie makers of all ages to make holiday cookies to show appreciation to the StaffTOMORROW, December 12th. If you are able to contribute, please sign up here.


Our second Family Movie Night is planned for TOMORROW, December 12th! Our Fallsmead students voted and have chosen Ice Age for the 6 pm showing and Home Alone for the 8 pm showing! Bring a blanket and plan to spend your evening with your family at this great community event.

The PTA will once again have pizza and popcorn for sale. In addition, we plan to sell Fallsmead spirit wear - the perfect holiday gift for all of your Falcons. If you are available to volunteer during movie night please contactCheryl Miller.


Fallsmead will be collecting items to support Comfort Cases, an organization that provides backpacks full of essential supplies (like PJs, blankets, personal care items, and office supplies) for children in foster care. Please drop off any new, unwrapped donations in the collections boxes outside of the front office from now until December 19th. You can click here for more information.


For those parents who were unable to attend this month's special parent meeting on cyber safety given by Mr. Steve Chaikin, the Assistant States Attorney for Montgomery County and Division Chief, Community Prosecution Unit, you can find a video recording of a similar presentation here.

Mr. Chaikin provides useful tips on how to keep children of all ages safe while using cyber resources as well as helpful tools for parents.


Winter after school activities are now available for registration. Classes start in early January. Register now, as spots will fill quickly. Offerings for winter include: Lego Engineering, Young Rembrandts, Dance, Hockey, Gym Games, DIY/Pinterest, Basketball, Guitar, Spanish and French.

Registration information is available here. Also, please see attached letter which explains why Chess Wizards will not be offered this winter.


The shopping season is upon us! Please remember to make your online holiday purchases throughAmazonSmile. With everything you buy, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Fallsmead!

And, don't forget to take advantage of similar programs through Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Target. A portion of all your purchases can go back to Fallsmead - all you have to do is register your customer loyalty cards. Please click here for more information.


Plan to join us for a special guest speaker at our next PTA meeting on January 6, 2015 to discuss the needed renovations to Wootton High School and what we, as parents of future Wootton students, can do to ensure they happen! Stay tuned for more details.