Ms. Donovan’s classroom at Mt. Daniel thanks the FCEPTA members for their new classroom ball chairs! Ms. Donovan was awarded a teacher grant to purchase the chairs.

MD thanks ball chairs

Thank you to the FCEPTA for the die cut machine materials at Jessie Thackrey Preschool. They have a ‘monkey’ room, a ‘lion’ room, a ‘crab room’ and more. Also thanks to MEHMS – our middle school gave the preschool the die cut machine! FCEPTA then came in and offered to purchase the materials for the machine. Great teamwork!

JT thanks die cut machine

Thank you card from Jessie Thackrey Preschool for their music program.

JT thanks music program

Dear Wonderful FCEPTA,

I wanted to send you a big, HUGE, thank you for accepting my grant for Math Literacy Books! I’m looking forward to using these books as a fun way to review fourth grade math this year! I’m REALLY excited about using them throughout the school year for each of our units next school year!

Thank you for your continued support with all of the students of TJ!

Lisa Allan
4th grade teacher
Thomas Jefferson ES

@FCEPTA Thank you for the grant for our ball chairs!! We love them! Moving makes our brains work better! #FCCPS @md hippos


Trish,principal Bob with check

On behalf of Thomas Jefferson Elementary I thank you and all of the PTA members for the $5000 contribution toward improving our audio and visual capacities in the gym and cafeteria. I am incredibly grateful for all of the support provided by PTA for Thomas Jefferson and the other elementary schools.

All the best,

Robert Palermo
Thomas Jefferson Elementary

TJ Third Grade Teacher, Christopher Barnes, asked the FCEPTA membership for a set of biography books, “Who Was?” “Who Is?” “What Was?” series during our Fall Teacher Grant exercise. His classroom took the time to write thank you notes, with beautiful illustrations. We are so happy to hear the students are enjoying the books! Take a moment to look at the thank you letters.

Jill Ernst extends a big Thank You to FCEPTA.


The FCEPTA received a large booklet of thank you’s from Ms. Lightbourne’s first grade class after they received their ice cream sundae surprise – a reward for collecting the most Box Tops! This is the cover of their wonderful booklet of notes.

Mrs. Donovan’s classroom thanks the FCEPTA for their ‘Adventure to Fitness’ grant!”

Ms. Ariel Enoch, TJ Spanish Teacher, received a FCEPTA Teachers Grant this Fall, and was able to purchase Spanish novels.


Thank you Falls Church Elementary PTA for helping us enrich our preschool program! The Jessie Thackrey Preschool staff is looking forward to creating our “Above Ground Garden” to help our youngest students begin their exposure to STEaM activities! Once we move into our new building the preschool team will begin to purchase items for this new, hands on learning environment. This would not be possible without the PTA’s generous support!

Liz Germer, Director

Our class thanks you for your generous donation of books! We love them, especially the pigeon and Pete books!!!

Katrina Conrad

Early Childhood Teacher

Jessie Thackrey Preschool

Dear PTA,

We would all like to thank you for your generous support by funding an online resource center for students at Jessie Thackrey Preschool and Mount Daniel School. This resource will assist us in helping our students access daily schedules, lessons and other school activities using visual supports. We love to learn!!

Ingrid Schoenburg, Mary S. Manzione

Speech Language Pathologists
Mt Daniel School, Jessie Thackrey Preschool Falls Church City Public Schools

A big Danny thank you from the Mount Daniel staff and children to the PTA for generous funds donated to our school. These funds which totaled $5,316.10 were used to purchase classroom supplies and learning materials, rugs, book shelves and chairs, core classroom curriculum reading materials and books. We are also grateful for the donation of the housekeeping furniture for one of our classroom centers.

Thank you for your support of Mount Daniel!

Kathleen A. Halayko

Mount Daniel School

FCEPTA Thank You Note – Mavity

Mission Operation Chair Shelves Grant

FCEPTA has been instrumental in helping establish the new Jessie Thackrey Preschool. In addition to their support and inclusion of JTP in fundraisers they have donated 30 iPad covers and a school subscription to Starfall. Starfall is an interactive learning web-based program focusing on literacy and math. These donations total over $775 so far. Thank you for your support!!