Fallsmead ES PTA News & Notes

WINTER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

After School Activities for the winter session starting in January are now open for registration! There are so many different options, including Tiny Chefs Snack Attack, Karate, LEGO STEM, Chess, Drawing, Acting, and so much more. . .there is sure to be something for everyone! Click here for registration information and a full schedule. Questions? Email afterschool@fallsmeadpta.org.


SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PTA VARIETY SHOW!

The PTA'S 4th Annual Variety Show will be held on Friday, February 7th, from 5:30-8:30pm in the Fallsmead All Purpose Room. Be on the lookout for more details about this fantastic favorite event! Email varietyshow@FallsmeadPTA.org if you have any questions.


FIFTH GRADE LEGACY PROJECT

Please help our 5th graders leave a lasting legacy at Fallsmead Elementary School. The students will be designing and creating sculptures and mosaics for a "sculpture garden" in the Fallsmead courtyard. In order to withstand the elements and last the test of time, we are asking for funds to purchase materials for this project. Visit the Fallsmead Wish List to make your donation today. Please contact Mrs. Touchette at Patricia_P_Touchette@mcpsmd.org with any questions.


CAREER DAY AT FALLSMEAD

Attention parents and community members! Fallsmead's annual Career Day is coming up on Friday, March 20th, from 9-11am. The school is in need of volunteer speakers to talk to our students about your career. If you are interested in taking part of this fun and informative day, please click here to sign up to volunteer by Friday, February 14th. Mrs. Kotok, our school counselor, will follow up shortly with more details to those who have completed the form. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kotok at rebecca_s_kotok@mcpsmd.org or 240-740-3557.


VALENTINE'S DAY CLASSROOM CELEBRATIONS

Fallsmead's Valentine's Day classroom celebrations featuring fun activities and "hearty" holiday snacks will be held on Friday, February 14th, starting at 2:30pm. Parents/Guardians, please contact your homeroom teacher if you would like to coordinate and/or oversee the festivities. An alternative activity will be provided for students who do not wish to participate in the Valentine's Day classroom celebrations.


NEXT PTA MEETING

Our next PTA meeting will he held on Tuesday, March 3rd, from 7-8:30pm in Media Center. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Veronic Garbic, Fallsmead Reading Specialist, who will speak on the topic of how to support your child with literacy at home.


DECEMBER PTA MEETING NOTES

At our December PTA meeting, we discussed the ongoing MCPS Boundary Analysis process, the Maryland State Report Card for Schools, PTA and school updates, and had a discussion about student social-emotional wellness presented by Mrs. Kotok. In case you were unable to attend, check out the meeting slides for more details!


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! Questions? Please contact membership@fallsmeadpta.org.


FALLSMEAD WISH LIST

The Fallsmead Wish List includes many items 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 wishlist@fallsmeadpta.org.


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 yearbook@fallsmeadpta.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 recess@fallsmeadpta.org.


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!


Upcoming Events





Volunteer Opportunities!

The PTA and the school need the following volunteers:

Recess Volunteers

Festival of the Arts Coordinator



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