Fallsmead ES PTA News & Notes
PANERA DINE OUT
Skip the meal prep and clean up at home and come dine out with us on Monday, November 11th, from 5-9pm at Panera in Fallsgrove. Panera will donate 20 percent of the sales to the Fallsmead Elementary PTA. Make sure to show this flyer at the register when your order (Panera will accept an electronic or a hard copy)! Questions? Please contact dineout@FallsmeadPTA.org.
FALLSMEAD DIRECTORY ADVERTISING
The Fallsmead Elementary student directory is not only an important resource but also a vital fundraiser for the PTA! To that, there are a few premium advertising spots left in this year's edition and we'd love for them to go to Fallsmead families! Promoting your business, firm, practice, or community partnership in the directory is an ideal way to connect with other school families while supporting Fallsmead Elementary. WIN-WIN! Please contact Abby at AtoZ Connect (203-293-3379 / firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot today. The 2019-2020 directory will go to the printer soon, so don't delay.
MYMCPS PARENT PORTAL
For those of you who missed our first PTA Meeting on October 15th, please click here to see the presentation and resources that were provided on accessing the myMCPS Parent Portal. If you come across any technical difficulty with the Parent Portal, please email myMCPSSupport@mcpsmd.org.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming Monday, December 2nd, through Thursday, December 5th. This year's theme is ARTIC ADVENTURE!!! Click here for more details. Readers and families may shop for books from 8am-4pm in the media center. Additionally, the PTA is hosting an extended hours event - a S'more Family Fun Night - on Tuesday, December 3rd, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. To make the fair a success, we need lots of volunteers If interested, please sign up here. Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN THE PTA!
It's never too late to join the Fallsmead Elementary PTA! Click here to find out how to join the PTA. Your membership enables all the wonderful activities that the PTA supports throughout the school year! By joining the PTA, you will receive continued access to the school directory throughout the year, as well as receive a hard copy in November. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALLSMEAD WISH LIST
The Fallsmead Wish List is up and running for this year! There are many items listed that the teachers and staff would love to have. Every item on the list will directly benefit your kids. Please visit www.FallsmeadWishList.com to make a donation. Thank you all, in advance, for your generosity! If you have questions, please contact email@example.com.
SUBMIT PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK
Take photos of your kids at any Fallsmead Elementary event and then upload the photos directly from your smart phone into the Fallsmead Yearbook software! Just download the ReplayIt App and choose Fallsmead as your school. It's easy, streamlined, and will ensure that your child is featured in candid photos within the yearbook. The app will prompt you to "tag" the individuals pictured, so correct names and grades will be attributed to your photos as well. Any questions? Want to help out with Yearbook? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGN UP TO BE A RECESS VOLUNTEER
Volunteers are needed to help with school recess. Help our teachers support our kids as they play outside and create new friendships. As a recess volunteer, you will actively supervise children during recess and support staff on duty. Offer 35 minutes of your time to get to know the children of Fallsmead and keep them safe. Once you’ve participated in the PTA Volunteer Training, you are good to go! Click here to sign up to volunteer. Please note we ask that you leave your cell phones in your cars before you come to volunteer. Additionally, support is most needed during outdoor recess, so check in with the office before you come on rainy days. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS COORDINATOR NEEDED
Mrs. Touchette is in need of a Festival of the Arts Coordinator who can recruit volunteers to assist with the display and take down of student art work for Fallsmead's annual Festival of the Arts, held in mid-May each year. Total hours to display and take down the art show is approximately 30 hours spread out between the months of April and May. Please contact Mrs. Touchette at Patricia_P_Touchette@mcpsmd.org if you can help out!
Fallsmead Elementary's annual Grandparents Day will be held on Tuesday, November 26th, from 9-11am. It will start out with a brief meeting in the Media Center at 9am. Grandparents will then be able to visit their grandchild's classroom from 9:30 to 11am. School photographers will be available to take family portraits. All photographs must be prepaid on Grandparents Day. The photographers accept cash, checks, and credit cards.