Family Events

Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
When:
January and February

This committee organizes the school spelling bee competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty.


Raffle
Raffle

Chair:
When:
Spring

A fun family event held in the Spring. Each classroom teacher chooses a theme for their class and recruits parent volunteers to collect monetary donations and donated items to assemble a classroom basket. FCES families purchase raffle tickets and on the evening of Raffle Night, families place their raffle tickets in a drawing for the basket(s) they are interested in. A drawing takes place and the lucky winners of each basket get to take home thier baskets. Winners do not have to be present to win.
Book Fair
Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Monday, October 31st - Friday, November 4th

Each year the FCES PTSA sponsors the Scholastic Book Fair as a service to provide books for the school library, classroom libraries, and home libraries. Book fair is not a PTSA fundraiser and all profits are returned to you in the form of books. You will have the opportunity to shop, before, during and after school. Additionally, Book Fair will be open during Family Dinner/Open House which is on Tuesday evening, November 3rd. CLICK HERE for more details on Book Fair this year.

Family Dinner
Family Dinner

Chair:
When:
Tuesday, November 1st, 5:30-7:00pm

The PTSA hosts a family dinner for families as a fun night for gathering and community building during the annual book fair and open house. The chairperson and volunteers organize food preparation, decorations, serving, and clean up after the dinner.
Popsicle Social_Meet your Teacher
Popsicle Social_Meet your Teacher

Chair:
(none)
When:
September

At the start of every school year the PTSA provides popsicles to the students during Meet Your Teacher day at FCES. This is also an opportunity for the PTSA to inform parents of the exciting opportunities to get involved with the PTSA for the new school year and recruit volunteers and committee chairs.
Parent Play Days
Parent Play Days

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year

Come share playtime at lunch recess with your FCES student. A background check is mandatory if you want to participate in Parent Play Days. You will need to contact the school office to complete a background check prior to the Parent Play Day.

The dates for Parent Play Days this school year are:
October 16th, 2015
November 13th 2015
December 11th 2015
January 15th, 2016
February 12th, 2016
March 18th, 2016
April 15th, 2016
May 13th, 2016

Grade Level Lunch Times:
Fourth Grade: 11:40-12:25
Fifth Grade: 11:45-12:30
Kindergarten: 12:05-12:35
Third Grade: 12:15-12:45
Second Grade: 12:25-12:55
First Grade: 12:35-1:05



Turkey Trot
Turkey Trot

Chair:
(none)
When:
Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 9:00am

Join us for the 7th Annual Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot 5k and Kids 1k fun run held at Cascade View Elementary. The races start and finish at CVES. There is also a pancake breakfast free to all participants. Breakfast begins at 9:30. Non race participants can pay $5 per person or $15 for a family.

The race beneficiaries are the PTSAs of ALL Snoqualmie Valley Elementary Schools. Each runner gets to designate which school his or her pre-registration dollars go to. Register Today!.

Enrichment

Jump Rope Club
Jump Rope Club

Chair:
(none)
When:
Beginning Friday, October 24th

When: TBD
Time: TBD
Who: 3rd - 5th graders
Cost: Free
Mrs. Amy Jones, Physical Education Teacher, will be starting up another fun year of Jump Rope club. Jumping rope is a great way for your child to increase their cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. It also enhances self esteem, offers a challenge, stimulates creativity, and is a lot of FUN! Begins October 24th and will go to the end of the year with a school performance for those who wish to perform.

Reading Hall of Fame
Reading Hall of Fame

Chair:
When:
Oct-June

The PTSA Reading Hall of Fame program encourages students to read 200 (Grades K-2) or 400 (Grades 3-5) or more minutes a month. Each student tracks their reading minutes on a monthly minute sheet or logs the minutes that they read online in our new reading log. Please click on the link below to read more about the Reading Hall of Fame program.

Volunteers manage the processing of the minute sheets and online reading logs, distribute prizes, pass out the free books and update the bulletin board in the hall. Questions?, contact Joelle Baron or Renee Christensen.

Assemblies
Assemblies

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year

The assemblies chairperson researches and selects the assemblies for Fall City Elementary School.

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
When:
March 23rd, 6-8pm

The FCES PTSA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project. If you can volunteer to help at this fun event, please contact Nina Delcavo.
Literacy for Life and Reading Buddy Program
Literacy for Life and Reading Buddy Program

Chair:
When:
All school year

The PTSA Literacy for Life team is a network of volunteers working to increase student engagement in reading by supplementing classroom reading instruction. The Literacy Team provides personal tutoring to keep students engaged in literacy tasks and working toward independence in reading. The one-on-one interaction and encouragement create positive results as students experience success in reading. Volunteers are needed for 30 minutes per week, per child. Questions, contact Chris Williams or Meg Handy.

No Effort Fundraising

Amazon.com
Amazon.com

Chair:
When:
All school year

Great news, FCES PTSA has partnered with Amazon.com and will receive 4%-8% on all purchases you make on Amazon.com at no cost to you.

Tell your family and friends about this link too. Each individual we can get to access Amazon.com through our new partner link equates to additional programs FCES PTSA can fund for our children.

The way you can identify if you have the right partner link is to look for the tag id in your browser address bar. The identifier is "tag=facielscpt". Don’t forget to bookmark this link or save it to your favorites in your browser. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey

eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
When:
All school year

eScrip is a hassle-free way for schools to raise funds through everyday purchases that you make from eScrip merchants.
•Register one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit, and credit cards with eScrip. To register your card(s), go to escrip ,click on sign-up, and follow the instructions. Our group name is Fall City Elementary School, and our group number is 500002303.
•When you shop with a participating merchant, that merchant will make contributions to your chosen group (FCES!) when you use the cards you have registered.
•Your purchases are tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much are helping your school out. You can register up to three schools. There are no receipts to collect, no vouchers or certificates to buy, no hassles for you – and every purchase counts. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.

Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear

Chair:
When:
All school year

New SpiritWear and design!! We sell quality t-shirts and sweatshirts with our school name and fun logo. Parents can purchase these items at the beginning of the year through September 26th, 2014 and kids can wear them all school year to show their school spirit. If you misplaced your order form, click here and print it out
Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.
Box Tops 4 Education
Box Tops 4 Education

Chair:
When:
All school year

There are two programs available through Box Tops 4 Education:
1. Cut out box tops from General Mills products and send them to school with your child. A list of products are available at Box Tops 4 Education. FCES PTSA receives 10 cents per box top. Box tops can be turned in to your child's teacher at any time. Make sure to check the expiration so all your box tops count.
2. Go to Box Tops 4 Education and create a login with Fall City Elementary School PTSA as beneficiary. Then, click on Earn – shop Marketplace when shopping online and a percentage of your purchases goes back to our school. At the Box Tops Marketplace, you can shop at over 100 online stores like Oriental Trading, Gap, Home Depot, iTunes, Nike, Old Navy, Sears, SnapFish, Starbucks, and Lands' End. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.

Labels for Education
Labels for Education

Chair:
When:
All school year

For more than 30 years, Labels for Education™ has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It's a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal.

Visit Labels for Education™ to see the many products participating and clip the UPC with point value.

•Turn in Labels for Education™ UPCs to your child’s teacher.
•Complete the free sign-up at ELabels for Education™ and provide Safeway, QFC, and Fred Meyer card numbers for FCES PTSA to receive bonus points in addition to the ones you clip. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.

Farm House Market
Farm House Market

Chair:
When:
All school year

Turn in your Farm House market receipts to your child’s classroom teacher and 1% of the total will be donated to FCES PTSA. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.

Target
Target

Chair:
When:
All school year

When you use your Target Card or your Target Visa Card at Target or Target.com (this is one of the stores listed on the Box Tops 4 Education website), 1% of your purchases will be donated to FCES. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.
Sahara Pizza
Sahara Pizza

Chair:
When:
All school year

On the second Wednesday of each month (dates below), Sahara Pizza in Fall City will donate $3.00 per order to FCES PTSA. Print your Sahara Pizza Form and present it to the delivery driver or cashier for FCES PTSA to receive $3 for your order. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.

2016-2017 Pizza Nights:
• October 12
• November 9
• December 14
• January 11
• February 8
• March 8
• April 12
• May 10
• June 7

Office Depot
Office Depot

Chair:
When:
All school year

Office Depot donates 5% of your purchases price to FCES. Simply tell the cashier that you would like your 5% to be donated to FCES. You can also order online at Office Depot and designate FCES for your donation. Question?, contact Nina Ramsey.

Bartell Drugs
Bartell Drugs

Chair:
When:
All school year

We are excited to announce that Bartell Drugs has joined the eScrip family of merchants. Visit your local Bartell Drugs and pick up a 'B' Caring Card today. Simply ask for it at checkout and you will be asked to fill out a short form to be registered right there in the store or print and take a form with you. Please select Fall City Elementary School #500002303 to support. It will not cost you anything to participate, this is Bartell Drugs’ way of giving back to their communities. The cashier will give you your ‘B Caring Card,’ then every time you shop up to 4% of qualifying purchases will be given to Fall City Elementary School PTSA. Questions?, contact Nina Ramsey.
Green School Project
Green School Project

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year

FCES receives money for old cell phones and used printer cartridges you donate to the school. A collection box for the used equipment can be found in the school library…Thanks Mrs. Handy!

After School Programs

Monday: TechVenture Code Club
Monday: TechVenture Code Club

Chair:
When:
Jan 23 - Mar 20

When: Jan 23 - Mar 20 (No Class Feb 20)
Time: 3:35-5:05pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Library
Who: Students in Grades 3-5
Cost: $235

Let’s code Minecraft Mods!
In TechVenture Kids’ LEARN TO MOD Code Club, your kids explore how to change their Minecraft world, how to mod it! Working in ThoughtSTEM’s powerful online environment. Students learn coding concepts that give them the power to build new ideas & implement them in their very own Minecraft world. Students code with visual building blocks & learn through a series of tutorials, puzzles and group discussions!

For more information or to register, please visit TechVentureKids.org and click on School Clubs.

Monday: Imagination Yoga
Monday: Imagination Yoga

Chair:
When:
Jan 9, Jan 30, Feb 13, Mar 6, Mar 20 & Mar 27

When: Class Dates - Jan 9, Jan 30, Feb 13, Mar 6, Mar 20 & Mar 27
Where: Fall City Elementary Gym
Who: Imagination Yoga - Lesley Pace
Cost: Contact Lesley at Lesley.pace22@gmail.com or call 503-349-7861

Imagination Yoga's curriculum-based program was specifically designed with children in mind. Taught by Lesley Pace, a credentialed Washington teacher and certified Imagination yoga instructor, children learn yoga poses through story telling. Classes focus on calmness, patience, concentration, spreading kinds and more.

Monday: Smart with Art
Monday: Smart with Art

Chair:
When:
Apr 17 - Jun 5

When: Apr 17 - Jun 5 (No Class May 29)
Time: 3:25-4:45pm
Where: Fall City Elementary MPR
Who: K-5
Cost: $137.00 (75% off tuition if a parent volunteers in the class!)
Registration: For more information or to register online, please CLICK HERE and look for classes at Fall City Elementary.

Me, Myself and ART
Artists will use their imagination to examine the features of their own “self.” Artists will work with chalk pastels to draw an abstract selfie inspired by artist, Sandra Silberzweig. We will discover the art of symmetrical design as well as positive and negative space in a layered paper collage. Students will discover the art of embossing with foil while designing a work of art in profile. We will create and draw our dream pet filled with patterns and bright colors, influenced by artist, Heather Galler. Let’s dream big, while using our own selves as inspiration! As always, dress for mess!

Wednesday: Sponge Mandarin Classes
Wednesday: Sponge Mandarin Classes

Chair:
When:
Wednesday Until May 10

When: Wednesdays (No Class Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22 & Apr 12)
Time: 3:35-4:35
Where: Fall City Elementary Library
Who: K-5th Graders
Cost: Contact Sponge for rates

Visit www.spongeschool.com/sign-up/ to register. Contact us by email at info@spongeschool.com or give us a call at (425) 274-5188 with any questions or if you are interested in volunteering with Sponge in exchange for reduced class prices!

Hola! Ni Hao! Bonjour! Young learners are especially primed for language learning - research shows that students are 70% more likely to gain fluency when they begin in elementary school. Students learn important, everyday language through exciting thematic units and a wide variety of interactive games, activities, and songs. This year we are introducing a few exciting new additions such as weekly activity sheets, unit projects, and an online portal! Our goal is to build a strong foundation of comprehension and communication skills, all while having fun!

Wednesday: Jet's Gymnastics Express
Wednesday: Jet's Gymnastics Express

Chair:
When:
Jan 4 - Mar 29

When: Jan 4 - Mar 29 (No Class Feb 15 & Feb 22)
K-2nd: 3:45-4:45pm
3rd-5th: 4:45-5:45pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Gymnasium
Who: K-5th
Cost: $176 plus a yearly $20 registration fee for new students
Registration Information: CLICK HERE and go to "Register for Class"

The program is a fun, non-competitive class for both boys and girls, and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop gymnastic skills in tumbling, on the balance beam, bar and vault, as well as provide general fitness, lift self-esteem and promote positive attitudes toward physical development.

Thursday: Spanish Club with Lux Language Partners
Thursday: Spanish Club with Lux Language Partners

Chair:
When:
May 4 - June 8

When: Jan 19 - Mar 16 (No Class Feb 2 & Feb 23)
Time: 3:30-4:20 pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Library
Who: K to 5th grade students
Cost: $60 for 6 classes
During each class we will work on acquiring vocabulary, counting, basic phrases, and the fascinating cultures of the many Spanish speaking countries in the world. We will learn through games, music, crafts, and different activities each week.
Register: www.lux-language.com
Questions : email luxlanguages@gmail.com or phone 206-478-4812

Thursday: Shotokan Karate Club
Thursday: Shotokan Karate Club

Chair:
When:
Jan 19 - Jun 15

When: Jan 19 - Jun 15 (No Class Feb 9, Feb 16, Mar 23 & Apr 27)
Time: 3:30-4:40
Where: Fall City Elementary Gym
Who: Students age 6+
Cost: $120 (includes grading and belt)
Registration: For more information or to register, contact Sinead Mettler on 530-412-1635 or email Sinead Mettler

No experience necessary! Come join us!

Thursday: All About Chess
Thursday: All About Chess

Chair:
When:
Jan 5 - Feb 2

When: Jan 5- Feb 2
Time: 1:26-2:26
Where: Fall City Elementary - Portable 22
Cost: $50 for the 5 week session

At All About Chess we take time to get to know our students. We provide extra assistance wherever we can to help our students have a positive experience with the game of chess.

Payment: You can bring a check made out to All About Chess on the first day or you can send a payment through PayPal’s to theallaboutschool@gmail.com (make sure to include your name and child’s name in the payment.) I can also take credit card payments on the first day of class.

Friday: Small Hands on Art - Grease!
Friday: Small Hands on Art - Grease!

Chair:
When:
May 5- Jun 9

When: May 5- Jun 9
Time: 1:30-2:25pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Gym
Who: K-5
Cost:$85.00; Checks payable to Small Hands on Art
Recital: June 9 at 6:30pm at XXX Root Beer (cast arrives at 6:15)
Registration: Click link below for flyer or call 425-301-2870.

Small Hands on Art is a non-profit organization that does not discriminate on any basis. Everyone who comes gets a part.

Friday: All About Chess
Friday: All About Chess

Chair:
When:
Jan 6 - May 5

When: Jan 6- Mar 5 (No Class Feb 24 & Apr 14)
Time: 1:26-2:26
Where: Fall City Elementary - Portable 22
Cost: TBD

At All About Chess we take time to get to know our students. We provide extra assistance wherever we can to help our students have a positive experience with the game of chess.

Payment: You can bring a check made out to All About Chess on the first day or you can send a payment through PayPal’s to theallaboutschool@gmail.com (make sure to include your name and child’s name in the payment.) I can also take credit card payments on the first day of class.
Friday: Math Club
Friday: Math Club

Chair:
When:
Mar 31 - Jun 9

When: Mar 31 - June 9
Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
Where: Fall City Elementary School
Who: K to 5th grade students
Cost: $190
Anagha’s math has been serving the Snoqualmie community for 5 years and has tremendous success in helping students thrive in Math. Whether your child is excelling in Math or finding it challenging, Anagha’s Math club is your answer! Children will learn, practice and master Math concepts using our specially designed curriculum and method of instruction. Students will become confident and strong in Math which will greatly contribute towards good grades and a successful school year!

http://www.anaghasmath.com - anaghasmath@gmail.com - 425-830-9664

ASP Vendor Checklist
ASP Vendor Checklist

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ASP Vendor Form
ASP Vendor Form

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Safety

Watch D.O.G.S.
Watch D.O.G.S.

Chair:
When:
All school year

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center for Fathering. There are two primary goals of the Watch D.O.G.S. program.
1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

For more information on the program and how to volunteer, click on more information below. Questions? contact Lori Kissick or Jeff Kissick.

Emergency Preparation
Emergency Preparation

Chair:
When:
October

The PTSA has an emergency preparedness container on the school grounds. This container holds a 72 hour supply of food, water, medical supplies, firewood and shelters for approximately 750 people. This program not only benefits our children during a crisis, it can also serve community members who arrive at the school during an emergency situation. Volunteers are needed during the school year to replenish and rotate food and medical supplies as they expire.
Safety Committee
Safety Committee

Chair:
When:
All School Year

The Safety Committee’s focus is to help create and promote good witnesses and improve awareness for parents and students.

To read more about this committee click on more information below. Parent volunteers are needed for this committee, Volunteer Today!

Special

Grant Writing
Grant Writing

Chair:
When:
All school year

Various grants are available for application each school year. If approved, these grants can help fund specific programs and needs at Fall City Elementary School. This chair helps to determine the grant opportunities available by talking with the school principal and PTSA about various needs, and then writes up the grant applications.
Financial Review
Financial Review

Chair:
When:
June

A yearly financial review is mandatory for compliance with the WSPTA Unitform Bylaws. The financial and legal records are reviewed immediately following the end of the fiscal year (June 30). A mid-year review (January 30) is strongly recommended but is not mandatory. The financial review committee must consist of no less than three (3) members of the PTSA whose books and records are being reviewed or a qualified accountant.
Legislative
Legislative

Chair:
When:
All school year

Educate and motivate members to carry out the Washington State PTA mission; A powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and an advocate for the well being and education of all children. The committee chair attends monthly board meetings and stays informed about legislative issues, writes letters and make calls to legislators on behalf of issues that impact our children. If you have any questions, contact Chris Williams.

Communications

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year

Manage the creation of annual Yearbook for the school year. This book not only includes a photo of each child but key events and activities that occur throughout the year at FCES. Yearbook sales are high each year. This important PTSA committee is dedicated to continuing the legacy, creating a historical record of the school year. If you have photos to supply for the yearbook, please email fcesptsa@gmail.com to be added to the shutterfly page to upload your photos.
PTSA section of Friday Folder
PTSA section of Friday Folder

Chair:
When:
All school year

The Friday Folder goes out weekly by FCES. The purpose of the weekly newsletter is to provide parents and staff with information on FCES News and PTSA events and activities. Articles can be submitted for the PTSA section of the Friday Folder and are due Monday prior to the Friday weekly distribution. If you would like to submit an article for the PTSA section of the Friday Folder or have any questions, contact Renee Christensen.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
All school year

Update and maintain the website with current and upcoming PTSA events and activities. Questions, contact Karen Nieman.

Awards and Recognition

Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
May

This committee organizes daily "tokens of appreciation" during teacher appreciation week in May to recognize the wonderful teachers for their dedication and hard work every day. Students and parents will be provided with ideas and avenues to contribute to thank our wonderful teachers for everything they do during the school year to challenge and make learning fun for all of the FCES students!
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
March (Classified) and May (Certified)

This committee organizes daily "tokens of appreciation" during staff appreciation week in March to recognize all the valuable classified staff members for their dedication and hard work at FCES. Students and parents will be provided with ideas each day to thank these wonderful individuals for their contributions to make FCES the exceptional school that it is!
Volunteer Appreciation
Volunteer Appreciation

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

Support

Kindergarten Bus Help
Kindergarten Bus Help

Chair:
(none)
When:
First week of school

The Kindergarten Bus committee is responsible for greeting the Kindergartners every morning and every afternoon for the first week of school. This ensures that the Kindergartners find their classroom to start their school day.
Volunteer Support
Volunteer Support

Chair:
When:
All school year

The Volunteer Committee chair manages the recruitment and placement of committee volunteers thru the PTSA website, acting as a resource and advisor for committee chairs. Ensures volunteers and committee chairs are contacted and notified of all sign-ups, assist large events (Walk-A-Thon and Book Fair) with volunteers as needed, and manages the baking and health screening volunteers for PTSA and school events when needed. Questions, contact FCESPTSA.

Fundraisers

Walk-A-Thon
Walk-A-Thon

Chair:
When:
October 6th, 2016

Students participate in the annual Walk-A-Thon which is the PTSA's primary fundraiser of the school year. Volunteers help with the all school bbq, communication, sponsorships, prizes, and day-of event help. If you would like to make a donation, CLICK HERE. Questions?, please contact Renee Christensen.

Arts

Art in Action
Art in Action

Chair:
When:
All school year

For many years the “Sci-Art” program was primarily focused on art. This school year, the program has been renamed to “Art in Action” to put an emphasis on art since there is no longer any science being taught in this program. Art in Action is taught every Tuesday by four wonderful teachers; Laurie Shepherd, Kara Popp, Kaila Russell, and Trese Rand. Two grades get to spend two hours of their school day every Tuesday focusing on Art. Click here for the 2013-14 "Art In Action" schedule by grade.

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
October through January

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. The Reflections chair is responsible for heading up the program at the school and coordinating all winning entries with the local Council who then submits the entries to the Washington State PTA. Questions, contact Jilliann Postforoosh or Karen Nieman.