Last updated: October 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 this week:
Thank you to everyone who came out to Fall Fest on Friday! Wow! What a turn out!
To those who brought a canned food item to get $1 off their wristband: We collected a total of 101 canned goods! (That total will be added to the Kids Helping Kids Canned Food Drive total for Fountaindale!)
Thank you to King's NY Pizza, Kona Ice of Washington County, the Antique Tractor Club with their Barrel Cart Train, Hub City Rentals with their awesome bounce house & inflatable obstacle course, & Chris Brezler with his John Deere Tractor!
Also, thank you to all of the vendors who came out, including: The Cocoa Exchange, DotDotSmile, Magnolia & Vine, Origami Owl, Perfectly Posh, Scentsy, Señor's Cookies, & Thirty-One!
Thank you to Square 1 Art and Running Club for having information available to everyone!
Thank you to everyone who sent in items to make the Themed Baskets so awesome!
Thank you to Abrakadoodle and Señor's Cookies for donating whole baskets!
Of course, we have to say thank you to everyone who took time to make and donate items to the Bake Sale Table and the Cake Walk!
And none of this would've been possible without the help of all our volunteers! From everyone who came three hours early to help set up everything, to those who helped run the games and activities, to those who stayed the extra hour and a half to tear it all down and clean it all up. Your help does not go unnoticed. You are very much appreciated.
*If you volunteered at Fall Fest and did not get a chance to fill out a yellow volunteer sheet, please take time before the end of the month to stop by the school and fill one out so your volunteer hours get counted. Thank you in advance.
FALL SPIRIT WEAR SALE IS OVER!
Thank you for your Fall Spirit Wear order!
Orders have been sent!
Thank you to the wonderful folks at Enhanced Printing for the awesome gear!
We'll update with a delivery date soon!
ANNUAL "NON-EVENT" FUNDERAISER
RUNS THROUGH 10/30
It's the Fountaindale PTA's
Annual "Non-Event" Fundraiser!
Total Update: $620 !!
We're almost halfway to our goal!
This totally hassle-free "Non-Event" Fundraiser helps the PTA to continue to support Fountaindale students & staff with our wonderful events such as: the Back to School Picnic, Fall Fest, the Cultural Fair, Family Holiday Craft Night, Teacher Appreciation Week, & the Annual Ice Cream Social, just to name a few!
Your donation also helps the PTA with Fountaindale Spirit Wear, Yearbooks, Field Trip Assistance, Student Program Support, and other memorable activities for Fountaindale students.
What do you do?
Give what you can. There is no set amount with the "Non-Event" Fundraiser. We kindly ask that you contribute whatever you feel you can at this time. No amount is too small!
Information was sent home with students last week!
This year's "Non-Event" Fundraiser runs through October 30th. Fountaindale families have raiser just over $1,100 in the past! Our goal for this school year is $1,300! Please help us make it happen!
Questions? Reach out to the PTA.
Thank you so much in advance!
BLUE SHIRT DAY
Remember Blue Shirt Day earlier this month?
We had wonderful participation!
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HELP SUPPORT FOUNTAINDALE'S ART PROGRAM WITH SQUARE 1 ART
Have you started thinking about holiday shopping yet? Probably not, but it's never to early to think ahead and cross that off your list. Square 1 Art products are perfect gifts and keepsakes.
Coffee mugs, phone cases, key chains...there are many different products to choose from!!
Each product you order will have your child's art printed on it that they made here in class. A portion of what you pay comes back to Fountaindale's art program and we can purchase supplies that we can't normally buy like glazes for clay projects and other materials that help to facilitate learning in our classroom.
Order forms will come home early this week! Order deadline is October 27th.
VISION SCREENING VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!
Volunteers are still needed to help with the upcoming vision screening of Kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fifth grade on Wednesday, 10/25/17. If you are available to help, call the Fountaindale Health Office directly at 301-766-8155.
FOUNTAINDALE 5K RUN/WALK
SATURDAY, 11/4 9:30AM
The annual Fountaindale 5K Run/Walk is quickly approaching! Have you registered to participate?
Registration fee is $20*
(Checks made out to Fountaindale PTA.)
*Please note: Children through grade 5 run for free, but must be accompanied by a registered running buddy (age 13+).
9am-9:30am - Race Day Registration
9:30am - Race begins!
Pink registration forms were sent home with students.
Need one? Get one here!
Proceeds benefit the Fountaindale Running Club and other After School Academies.
FOUNTAINDALE 5K T-SHIRTS
Fountaindale 5K T-Shirt order deadline is Monday, 10/16!
T-Shirts are long sleeve and made of moisture wicking fabric.
T-Shirts are $20 or free for Fountaindale Running Club members who register for the race with a paying Running Buddy!*
*Must be registered & ordered by 10/16 to guarantee availability.
Green order forms were sent home with students.
Need one? Get one here!
Proceeds help fund After School Academies.
ART SEEN AROUND FOUNTAINDALE
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Students in grades 2-5 listened to a reading of the book You Be You by Linda Kranz. They discussed the author's message and then created unique fish inspired by the illustrations.
MRS. ERICA HARTLEY
What do you do at Fountaindale?
5th Grade Magnet Teacher
How many years have you been at Fountaindale?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
To fly so I can get from place to place quickly.
What is your favorite food?
What is your favorite restaurant?
House of Kobe
What 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?
What is your favorite movie?
What are your hobbies?
Do you have any children and/or pets?
One daughter - Emalyn
One cat - Grover
What career other than your own would you like to try?
Do you have a hidden talent, if so what is it?
Place(s) you'd like to travel to?
What is something on your "Bucket List?"
Cross country road trip
What is Shoparoo?
Fountaindale Shoparoo-ers are awesome! Not only did we hit $30 last week but we passed it! We are now up to $35.55, that's up from $29.88 from the previous week! Wow! Please, don't forget to share Shoparoo with family & friends! Download Shoparoo and get snapping for Fountaindale!
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.
is back at Fountaindale!
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 2 - 10/25-11/15-Kidtastic! Fantastic Kid Artists Part 2
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.)
10/2-10/30 - "Non-Event" Fundraiser
10/16 - Fountaindale 5K T-Shirt Order Deadline
10/16 - 1st Grade to Planetarium (1 class)
10/17 - 1st Grade to Planetarium (2 classes)
10/19 - Magnet to D.C. - 8am-4pm
10/20 - Association Day - NO SCHOOL
10/25 - Vision Screening (K, 1, 3, & 5)
10/27 - Square 1 Art Order Deadline
11/4 - Fountaindale 5K Run/Walk at NHHS - 9:30am
11/7 - Flu Clinic (am)
11/9 - End of 1st Marking Period
11/9 - 4th Grade & Pizazz Concert - 6pm
11/10 - Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
11/13 - Picture Retakes
11/13 - Magnet Open House - 5pm-7pm
11/22 - Professional Day - NO SCHOOL
11/23-11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
11/30 - 2nd Grade to Children's Village (2 classes)
As of 10/15/17:
Roo Points: 17,775
$ Amt: $35.55
September Entries: 93
October Entries: 90
Year Entries: 186
Last Week's Top 5 Shoparoo-ers:
1. Ruth M. - 1,315 pts
2. Jennie J. - 720 pts
3. Mica S. - 485 pts
4. Teri Jo M. - 475 pts
5. Malia P. - 445 pts
Grade Level Standings:
1. 4th - 5,575 pts
2. 3rd - 3,585 pts
3. 2nd - 2,905 pts
4. 1st - 2,150 pts
5. 5th - 1,300 pts
6. K - 330 pts
MARTIN'S A+ REWARDS
Registration began 9/11/17.
Register online with Martin's after 9/11/17.
You can select up to 2 schools!
You earn money for Fountaindale with every purchase from 10/6/17-3/15/18.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that everyone who volunteers with the PTA has their name entered into a random drawing for a prize?
Yup! It's true! A way for us to say thank you for all you do!
But you can't win, if you're not entered!
So be sure to volunteer!
Our first drawing will be at our next General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, December 6th.
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.
Those who attended Fall Fest had the first opportunity to paint Kindness Rocks. Some very nice ones, indeed!
We have them and will seal them for you.
The next opportunity to paint Kindness Rocks will be at Family Holiday Craft Night in December.
We will hold all of the Kindness Rocks and have a big placing party in the Spring when we build the Kindness Garden!
Stay tuned for more info!
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!
The Fall deadline is Monday, 10/30!
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!
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