Teacher & Staff Welcome Breakfast – Could use a few more items! (Aug 28)

Please note the date for the breakfast is AUGUST 28th, not AUGUST 23rd. 

With the pending start of the new school year, the PTA is kicking off the welcome events with a special breakfast for our teachers/staff!  These events help to remind the teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do for us and our children!  Please consider signing up to provide an item or make a donation to help.

The breakfast will be on Wednesday, August 28th. … Read Full Post

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Open House and Popsicle Social, August 30, 9-11am

Following the open house “sneak peak” to meet your teachers and see your classroom, join the PTA on the blacktop at 10am! We’ll have popsicles, catch up with old friends and make some new ones, and show you what we’ve got planned for the year. We’ll also have membership information and samples of this year’s spirit wear on display.

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Spirit Wear is on Sale NOW!

It’s your chance to get new styles for our Friday Spirit Days with new designs for 2019!

Make sure to check out the new SPF athletic shirts, cozy hoodies, tank tops, and soft T-shirts. Adult and youth sizes are available. Order online by Sept. 13th here. All orders will be delivered to your child at school.

See samples in person at the following events:

Aug. 29th @ K parent meeting
Aug 30th @ Open House
Sep 11 and 12 @ Back-to-School night

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PTA Membership Drive — Join or renew your membership today!

We are a stronger community when all families join and actively participate in the PTA! The PTA is a great way for parents, teachers, and staff to enrich the experience of all our students. Each year we sponsor more than 50 events and activities, including Teacher Classroom Funding, Academic Enrichment, Science Fair, Assemblies, Staff Appreciation, International Festival, Geography Bowl, Artist in Residence, Book Fair, and more. It is critical that each and every family join and support the PTA to ensure continued success of these programs.… Read Full Post

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Mrs. O’s August Newsletter – Back to School info enclosed!

Please see the attached August newsletter from Mrs. O which outlines all of the important information you will need for the coming school year.  We recommend reading the newsletter in its entirety.  This important newsletter includes information about school supplies (please double check this list as there are slight variations from the original list supplied!), 1st day procedures, pick up/drop off procedures, staffing changes and the 2019-2020 MCPS calendar.  Embedded in the newsletter are links for the bus schedule as well as the September lunch menu!

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We’re looking for volunteers! Committee Chairs & VP of Fundraising

We are looking for volunteers to coordinate a few key events including the Back to School Picnic, Donuts with Dads, and more. See the full list of committees and chairs including ones that are OPEN for the year. We’re also always looking for volunteers to help in other ways! Feel free to reach out to a committee chair or email Georgia at Georgia_N_Karamalikis@mcpsmd.org for more information on volunteering. Many hands make light work!

Also, we are pleased that Devin Donaldson (VP of Fundraising) has agreed to be nominated for the President role at our first PTA Meeting this fall.… Read Full Post

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Incoming Kinder Playdate on Sunday!

Our back to school activities begin in August to help welcome new students and our entire student body!

August 11th – Come join us for our incoming Kindergarten Summer Playdate from 4-5p at the Bells Mill playground. This is a great opportunity to meet new parents and students to start to make connections ahead of the busy back to school schedule in September!

August 30th – Our Open House for all students runs from 9-11a followed by a popsicle social on the playground.… Read Full Post

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We need your old iPhones, Androids and iPods!

The PTA is looking for older iPhones, iPods, or Android phones that have a traditional headphone jack. In order to facilitate credit card payments for PTA Memberships, Spirit Wear, and other events, our credit card readers require phones with headphone jacks. Please contact Matthew Barlow at matthewbarlow@verizon.net if you have a device you are willing to donate. The PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit and we’d be happy to provide a receipt for your donation.

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PTA Fall Preview — membership, spirit wear, back to school events, and more!

With back to school fast approaching, we’ve been busy! We bought classmates planners for Grades 3-5, set the calendar for the year’s PTA activities, and planned a playdate for the incoming kindergartners. Now we’re updating the website and getting ready for our fall membership drive, spirit wear sales, and more. It’s going to be a great year! Stay tuned for more info!

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