CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

Movie Night
Survey - Last Chance!
October PTA Meeting 
Heritage Night

Martha's Table
Go Home Notes 
Reminders & Other News

Family Movie Night

Get ready for family fun under the stars in our own CRS backyard! Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the movie will start at 7:00 p.m. (as soon as it’s dark). Tickets come with a bag of popcorn, plus all children’s tickets include glow-in-the-dark bunny ears for kids! And PTA members get a raffle ticket!

Prices until 5 p.m. on 10/11: Kids under 5 FREE, Kids 5-12 $6, PTA Adults (13 & up) $6, non-members 13 & up $9. All walk-ins are $10. P.S. We'll have pizza and water on sale! Hop on over and order your tickets!

Take Our Survey

Give us your feedback and help us identify the best opportunities to improve our family - school partnership this year. We'll ask for your feedback again in May to evaluate our progress! This survey is part of the National PTA's School of Excellence program. Survey closes today!

October PTA Meeting

Join us on Wednesday, October 10, at 8:45 a.m. for our PTA meeting, right after the Principal's Coffee - this one is especially for our new families (yummy snacks, childcare & more - so stop by!). You can join us in person or via Facebook Live.

Heritage Night

Our beloved Parade of Cuisines is back on October 26 - and to celebrate 25 years of this amazing event, we're introducing Family Heritage Night - with five exciting activities. Encourage your child to participate in our "Heritage in Me" art craft and raffle (entries due 10/11 - template is online). Plus sign-ups are open for our Fashion & Flag Show, Cultural Performances, Cultural booths - and of course, the volunteers who make this event possible! Learn more. 

Martha's Table - October 17!

The CRS PTA Community Service Committee will be holding its first event of the year with MARTHA's TABLE for Grades 1, 3, and 5. Martha's Table serves more than 2,500 meals every day to needy citizens. Permission slips will be in next week's VIPs, look for more details in the Chatter.

We need volunteers to help with this event - helping tally the food donations, setting up the cafeteria, helping to supervise our sandwich makers, and delivering the sandwiches to Martha's table. 

Go Home Notes

Go Home Notes Are Back! Don't forget to take advantage of this CRS PTA member benefit. Schedule an early pickup, transportation change, or submit a request for your child to go home with a friend (or bring one friend home) with just a few clicks. Learn more.

Reminders & Other News

  • Parent Education & Networking: Our first event will be Friday, October 12, from 8:45-10:00 a.m. in the Exploratory Arts room. Rachel Bailey, a clinical psychologist and parent educator, will be presenting "Finding Calm - Helping Our Kids Handle Stress, Pressure and Anxiety." Rachel will share her insights into how we can help our kids handle stress and anxiety. She'll talk about fostering positive self-esteem and building resilience so that our children can tackle and adapt to whatever challenges they face. Learn more.
  • Family and Community Engagement Conference:  Hosted by FCCPTA, in partnership with FCPS Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement, seeks to foster increased interaction between parents, students, educators, school administrators, education advocates, business, and community leaders to address issues vital to the academic success and well being of our children. Saturday, October 20, from 8-3:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Register here.
  • Enjoy Your Strong-Willed Child - 10 Secrets to Stop the Power Struggles: This free workshop offered by FCPS will help you learn specific strategies to stop yelling, lecturing, and nagging; motivate without power struggles; and understand and enjoy your strong-willed child. Learn more and register.

CRS PTA Calendar

10/10 - October PTA Meeting (8:45 a.m., Exploratory Arts or Facebook)

10/12 - Family Movie Night (6:00 p.m., CRS backyard)

10/12 - Parent Education (8:45-10:00 a.m., Exploratory Arts)

10/17 - Martha's Table for Grades 1, 3, 5 (3:30-4:00 p.m., Cafeteria)

10/24 - Staff Appreciation - Oktoberfest (Grade 2)

10/25 - Fall Picture Day Makeups

10/26 - Parade of Cuisines & Family Heritage Night (6-8 p.m., Gym)

10/26 - Reflections (deadline for entries)