Enrichment Programs 2017

BaroodyOn behalf of the FCEPTA, Baroody Camps is excited to offer classes for Spring 2017.  On-line registration is open until April 26th.  Click for the list of classes.  Click for the schedule.  Click to go to Registration.

Screen Free Week

Screen Free Week Starts April 17

Click above for details!  Take a break from electronics and spend time reconnecting with family and friends.

Here are the highlights:

Monday –  Goldenboot Soccer

Tuesday – Paws to Read at Mary Riley Styles Library

Wednesday  – Science Night and PTA Meeting at Mt. Daniel

Thursday -Pre-Earth Day Outdoor Cleanup/Planting
at TJ, Mt. Daniel and Frady Park
Friday – Varsity Soccer Game at George Mason High School
BONUS: Saturday – Ryan Buckle and Curiosity Crew at Mary Riley Styles
Sunday – Open Swim at Kids First Swim School.  1104 W. Broad St., Falls Church (next to Staples)

Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week begins May 1.  Can you lend a hand?  Sign up here.

Budget Watch

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BUDGET WATCH

The school board has passed the budget for 2017-2018 asking for a 3.7% increase over current funding levels, which includes a step increase in teacher pay and a pay raise for other staff.  This request is an increase from the expected transfer from the city. The budget is expected to go before city council in mid March with a final voted expected in April.  The School Board has also asked for an amendment to the city budget to include $2.6 million more in funding for Mt. Daniel construction costs.

Click here for the budget clearinghouse which includes detailed information about requests and impact if funding needs are not met.  Click here to contact school board members to let your views be heard.

High School Development Planning  In other school board news, here is the link to the George Mason/MEH redevelopment project. Contact the school board here to share your views.

Box Tops!

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Start collecting Box Tops for our next round of class competitions this spring.  Please cut any unexpired box tops from participating products and send them in to school in a ziplock labeled with your child’s teacher’s name.  It adds up — with your help we have received over $1500

Many thanks to Katrina Wagner and Leah Kuo for organizing Box Tops!

Falls Church Education Foundation Annual Gala

The Falls Church Education Foundation’s Annual Gala & Auction is the single largest FUNdraiser of the year.  It brings together 425+ supporters of the Falls Church City Public Schools.   Our 2016 event  generated a record fundraising effort, netting more than $125,000 for the foundation.  These funds support our Super Grant program, Teacher Training Program, ESOL Summer school program and tutoring/mentoring programs for at-risk students and families, to name a few.  This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, May 5th. ​ Purchase tickets here.

Home and Garden Tour

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The 2017 Home & Garden tour is Sunday, April 30th.  Advanced tickets are now available — $30 per ticket or $100/4 tickets.  On site sales are $35 per ticket.  Click here for tickets.  Interesting historic and modern homes and gardens will be featured.  For more information, please contact co-chairs Jessica Morris and Nadine Block at fchgtour@gmail.com.  Follow us on Twitter at @fchgtour2017.

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To promote the goals of PTA – supporting and speaking on behalf of children in our schools, helping parents to be effective guardians and role models for their children, and encouraging greater parental involvement at the school level – through the dissemination of information, promotion of legislative participation, and provision of skill development and enhancement to local and council PTAs.

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