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:
Thursday, November 2nd, 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. 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 Day
Parent Play Day

Chair:
(none)
When:
All school year - First Friday of the Month

Come share playtime at lunch recess with your Fall City student the FIRST FRIDAY of the MONTH. Please register at the front office prior to meeting your child!!

Grade Level Lunch Times:
Kindergarten 11:30
2nd Grade 11:45
1st Grade 11:55
4th Grade 12:05
3rd Grade 12:15
5th Grade 12:25


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 400 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:
(none)
When:
March

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
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

Fall City Roadhouse & Inn
Fall City Roadhouse & Inn

Chair:
When:
All School Year

On the second Wednesday of each month (dates below), the Fall City Roadhouse Restaurant & Inn will give 15% of your dining total back to Fall City Elementary. Just let them know you are a Fall City family! Thanks, Roadhouse!

2017-2018
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
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

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.

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.

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. Just tell them you are with Fall City Elementary or Print the Sahara Pizza Form (coming soon) and present it to the delivery driver or cashier for Fall City PTSA to receive $3 for your order. Questions?, contact Danielle Bothwell.

2017-2018 Pizza Nights:
• October 11
• November 8
• December 13
• January 10
• February 14
• March 14
• April 11
• May 9
• June 13

After School Programs

Monday: TechVenture Code Club
Monday: TechVenture Code Club

Chair:
When:
Oct 2 - Dec 4

When: Oct 2 - Dec 4 (No Class 10/30, 11/20)
Time: 3:35-5:05pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Library
Who: Students in Grades 3-5
Cost: $240

STEM
In this after school Code Club, students will be introduced to the core concepts of computer programming using the SCRATCH development platform. With new projects each session, kids can express your creativity and advance as a coder. Our progressive curriculum will allow them to move to the next level after just 1-2 sessions.

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

Monday: Imagination Yoga
Monday: Imagination Yoga

Chair:
When:
Oct 2 - Dec 4

When: Oct 2 - Dec 4 (NO Class 11/6 & 11/20)
Where: Fall City Elementary
Who: Imagination Yoga - Lesley Pace
Cost: $90

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:
Oct 2 - Dec 4

When: Oct 2 - Dec 4 (No Class 11/20)
Time: 3:25-4:45pm
Where: Fall City Elementary TBD
Who: K-5
Cost: $178 (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.

Art from Many Hands
Explore and discover a variety of cultural arts as we create a Mexican yarn art piece working with collage materials. Create an Egyptian cat print incorporating printmaking. Look at African fabrics and design an inspired mud cloth creation. Design a Zen book of art pieces inspired by Chinese sumi paintings. Focusing on patterns and color, create an elephant inspired by the culture of India. There so much to discover, join us as we take a trip around the world and discover Art from Many Hands!

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

Chair:
When:
Oct 4 - Dec 20

When: Oct 4 - Dec 20 (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: $164 + $20 yearly registration fee
Registration Information: CLICK HERE and go to "Register for Class"

Raise a child’s level of self-confidence and they will achieve! Our unique program provides students the opportunity to develop gymnastics skills in tumbling, on the balance beam, bar and vault, general fitness, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards physical development. A FUN non-competitive class for boys and girls. Our experienced coaches will guide your child through FUN learning activities encompassing tumbling, bars, beam, springboard and vault.

Thursday: Shotokan Karate Club
Thursday: Shotokan Karate Club

Chair:
When:
Oct 5 for 10 classes

When: Oct 5 for 10 classes (no class 10/19 & 11/23)
Time: 3:30-4:40
Where: Fall City Elementary Gym
Who: Students age 6+
Cost: $120 (includes grading +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:
Oct 5 - Dec 14

When: Oct 5 - Dec 14 (No Class 11/2, 11/23)
Time: 1:26-2:26
Where: Fall City Elementary, Portable 22
Cost: $100 for the 10 week session

I am excited for another year of Chess Classes on Thursday or Friday at Fall City Elementary. The class is open to any Fall City Elementary students and I will tailor the class to the student’s skill levels. On registering please choose if you are attending the Thursday or Friday class. Space is limited to the first 22 students in each class so register early.

To Register go to theallaboutschool.org and click on School Classes then choose what day you want to register for or email theallaboutschool@gmail.com to reserve a place and pay with check or PayPal’s to theallaboutschool@gmail.com Please email me if you have any questions.

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

Chair:
When:
Oct 6 - Dec 8

When: Oct 5 - Dec 8 (No Class 11/10, 11/24)
Time: 1:25 -2:25pm
Where: Fall City Elementary Gym
Who: K-5
Cost:$95.00; Checks payable to Small Hands on Art
Recital: December 8 at 2:00 p.m. Cast comes at normal time for costumes.

Registration: Click link below for flyer or call 425-313-9431.

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:
Oct 6 - Dec 15

When: Oct 6 - Dec 15 (No Class 11/10, 11/17, 11/24)
Time: 1:26-2:26
Where: Fall City Elementary, Portable 22
Cost: $80 for the 8 week session

I am excited for another year of Chess Classes on Thursday or Friday at Fall City Elementary. The class is open to any Fall City Elementary students and I will tailor the class to the student’s skill levels. On registering please choose if you are attending the Thursday or Friday class. Space is limited to the first 22 students in each class so register early.

To Register go to theallaboutschool.org and click on School Classes then choose what day you want to register for or email theallaboutschool@gmail.com to reserve a place and pay with check or PayPal’s to theallaboutschool@gmail.com Please email me if you have any questions.

Awards and Recognition

Fall Conferences Lunch for Staff
Fall Conferences Lunch for Staff

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall Conferences

Lunch provided for Teachers and Staff during Fall Conferences.
Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation

Chair:
When:
May 1-5 2017

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

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 Reyna Ronald.
Website
Website

Chair:
When:
All school year

Update and maintain the website with current and upcoming PTSA events and activities. Questions, contact Jennifer Gehring.

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.

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!

Arts

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 Karen Nieman.

Fundraisers

Walk-A-Thon
Walk-A-Thon

Chair:
When:
October 5th, 2017

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.

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.