Last updated: December 15, 2017
Be sure to check your child's backpack and/or take home folder as the following are some of the items sent home last week:
Family Holiday Craft Night
TONIGHT!!! 12/15 - 6pm-8pm
The Annual Family Holiday Craft Night is TONIGHT!
Come out for a night full of laughter, fun, and a little glitter! Free make and take family holiday & winter themed crafts!
You'll also get another chance to create a Kindness Rock for our future Kindness Rock Garden at Fountaindale!
New this year.....Vendors!
When you stop in to do some family crafting, you can also finish your holiday gift shopping!
Who's gonna be there?
Thirty-One, The Cocoa Exchange, doTerra, Perfectly Posh, Señor's Cookies, DotDot Smile, Scentsy, Color Street, LuLaRoe, & Younique!
We still need your help!
Please visit our Sign Up Genius page to volunteer to help at one of our craft tables for part of the evening. You may also use the same link to sign up to donate to the Bake Sale Table, assist with set up, or assist with clean up.
Please plan to join us for this fun evening!
Please Use Smile.Amazon.com This Holiday Season!
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Please note, this donation does not happen from the Amazon Mobil app. You must go to smile.amazon.com for the donation to apply.
But don't worry, all the deals you see in the app will still be there! Amazon Prime will still work through smile.amazon.com, too!
** Helpful Tip: Use the Amazon app or the regular amazon.com to add things to your cart. When you're ready to check out, simply go to smile.amazon.com to check out! All of your items will still be in your cart and Amazon will donate to the Fountaindale PTA when you make your purchase! Easy!
Fountaindale Staff Wish Tree is Here!
More cards have been hung on the Staff Wish Tree!
Be sure to check it out at Family Holiday Craft Night tonight!
What is the Staff Wish Tree?
Every year, the PTA puts out the Fountaindale Staff Wish Tree.
On it are cards filled out by our wonderful staff with much needed items for their classrooms and/or work areas.
As you come and go over the next week or so, please stop and take a card (or two) to fulfill a staff member's wish.
We kindly ask that you send/bring the item(s) to school by Monday, December 18th with the card(s) attached.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Fountaindale Elementary SGA Cookbook!
The SGA is collecting recipes for a cookbook.
Please share the recipes you know.
Recipe collection continues through December 21st.
Cookbooks will be on sale after Winter Break.
For your convenience, you can submit your recipes ONLINE!
Thank you for your participation!
Mrs. Karen McCarthy
What do you do at Fountaindale?
I teach 1st grade.
How many years have you been at Fountaindale?
This is my 3rd year.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The power to be invisible so that I could observe the world.
What is your favorite food?
Tacos or pizza
What is your favorite restaurant?
Where is your favorite place to shop?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite school subject?
What is your favorite sport/team?
What is your favorite book?
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
What is your favorite movie?
What are your hobbies?
Do you have any children and/or pets?
I have 2 children and 6 pets! We have 3 dogs and 3 cats!
What career other than your own would you like to try?
I would like to be a lawyer.
Do you have a hidden talent, if so what is it?
I make very delicious pancakes.
Place(s) you'd like to travel to?
Warm places that have a beach.
What is something on your "Bucket List?"
To meet Kate DiCamillo.
WHAT IS SHOPAROO?
Unbelievable! Here we are, a week before Winter Break starts and we are sitting at $91.16. That's amazing! It's highly possible we could hit $100 before Christmas! Fountaindale Shoparoo-ers totally rock! Keep snapping!
How do You Shoparoo?
If you're not a Fountaindale Shoparoo-er yet, what are you waiting for? It's so simple & absolutely FREE!
Three Easy Steps:
See? Easy peasy! Spread the word because the more Shoparoo-ers we have, the more money we can earn! Tell parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, etc. because they don't have to live here to help, they can live across the country or even across the world!
Which receipts count?
For Roo Points:
Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that primarily sells food, health items, beauty items, and/or pet items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for the Fountaindale PTA.
Snap pictures of all your other receipts, like restaurants and clothing stores, to earn entries for your school into Shoparoo's $1,000 monthly sweepstakes and $15,000 yearly sweepstakes! Each receipt counts as an entry into both monthly and yearly sweepstakes, so spread the word at your school - the more receipts you submit, the greater your school's chance is of winning.
For more information, please visit the Shoparoo FAQ.
Abrakadoodle brings art to kids with well-trained teachers who help inspire kids to immerse in learning and creating art – sometimes getting messy but always having a blast! At Fountaindale, Abrakadoodle is held on Wednesdays in the Art Room from 2:10pm-3:10pm.
Session 3 - 11/29-12/20 - Holiday Art
Cost is $55, which includes four classes, all materials, and protective aprons. Fill out and return the registration form to school, register online, or register by phone at 240-420-1955. (All checks should be made payable to: Abrakadoodle.)
12/15 - Family Holiday Craft Night - 6pm-8pm
12/20 - Winter Band & Orchestra Concert - 6pm
12/21 - Pizazz & Kindergarten Caroling at WMHC
12/22-1/1 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
1/2 - BACK TO SCHOOL!
1/15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
1/16 - Geography Bee - 7:45am
1/16 - 5th Grade to Planetarium
1/25 - End 2nd Marking Period
1/26 - Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
As of 12/15/17:
Roo Points: 45,580
$ Amt: $91.16
November Entries: 212
December Entries: 56
Year Entries: 678
Current Top 5 Shoparoo-ers:
1. Ruth M. - 1,365 pts
2. A. Biser - 1,085 pts
3. Malia P. - 925 pts
4. Teri Jo M. - 790 pts
5. Kimberly S. - 545 pts
Cumulative Grade Level Standings:
1. 4th - 15,010 pts
2. 2nd - 8,140 pts
3. 3rd - 8,080 pts
4. 1st - 5,580 pts
5. 5th - 2,645 pts
6. K - 2,340 pts
MARTIN'S A+ REWARDS
Total Earned: $315
Register online with Martin's today!
You can select up to 2 schools!
You earn money for Fountaindale with every purchase until 3/15/18.
KINDNESS ROCK GARDEN COMING!
The planning for the Kindness Rock Garden is underway!
The Kindness Rock Project was designed to help our communities spread kindness, joy, encouragement, inspiration and support for one another.
We see far too much negativity in the world these days.
The project is all about creating an outlet for all of us to be kind to others.
The next opportunity to paint Kindness Rocks will be TONIGHT at Family Holiday Craft Night on December 15th!
We will hold all of the Kindness Rocks and have a big placing party in the Spring when we build the Kindness Garden!
Would your company or business be interested in helping with this Kindness Rock Garden Project? Contact Carmella Myers for details!
Teri Jo Matthews
Yes! Fountaindale teachers collect Box Tops!
Each teacher collects Box Tops for their individual classroom.
Teachers use Box Tops money for their classrooms, so clipping and sending them in will have a positive & direct impact on your child's learning environment!
You can send in Box Tops anytime you have them!
Everything collected now will go toward the Spring Box Tops Collection.
AmazonSmile is a simple way to support the Fountaindale PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you, with your existing Amazon account!
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, selection & convenience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Fountaindale PTA!
For more information, visit the About AmazonSmile page!
Attention parents of 4th Graders, this is for you!
Get free access to parks, lands, & waters for an entire year!
Visit Every Kid in a Park for more information and to have your 4th grader register for their FREE Park Pass!