CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

Book Fair Poster Contest 
Martha's Table
Reflections Contest

Reminders & Other News 
Digital Citizenship Week 

 Book Fair Poster Contest

Less than one month until the Book Fair...which means it is time for our annual Book Fair poster contest! This year, not only will our illustrious judges pick one winner per grade, all students submitting posters will get entered into a raffle for each grade! The winners will receive a $10 Book Fair gift certificate. Find all the details on our website.

Parade of Cuisines and Heritage Night

Due to conflicts for a number of our CRS families, our 25th Parade of Cuisines and Family Heritage Night is being rescheduled - new date to be announced soon!

Martha's Table

Our epic sandwich making community service event is this Wednesday for students in grades 1, 3, 5 - don't forget to turn in those permission slips by tomorrow (Tuesday) for any students that want to join the sandwich fun. We're collecting donations this week of pre-sliced bread, pre-packaged lunch meat, or cheese slices through Wednesday morning to help with the event.

Food can be dropped off in the Community Service bins located near the school office, cafeteria, gym, or outside most classrooms. We will collect donated food each morning by 9:15 AM and refrigerate it immediately. Learn more


This National PTA program is open to every student at CRS. We're looking forward to seeing all the amazing creativity! Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Students should submit their original artwork, inspired by the theme "Heroes Around Me", to the CRS front office by 10/26 (don't forget the entry form!). A reception will be held to recognize all participants in the spring. Learn more.

 Reminders and Other News

  • Science Olympiad B: For 5th and 6th graders with a curious mind, who enjoy science, and are available on Tuesdays - there is one spot left on our Science Olympiad B team. If interested in participating, please fill out this form and & the SO-B coaches will be in touch!
  • Box Tops Sweepstakes: The Monsters Cereal Madness Sweepstakes runs until 10/31 - you can enter daily for a chance to win 10,000 bonus Box Tops for Churchill Road. Enter Sweepstakes. Plus our Box Tops Challenge is back - learn more in this week's Chatter!
  • FCPS Parent Workshop: Would you like to know more about how you can prevent bullying at home and in school? Attend "You can help prevent bullying: Strategies for Parents" on Tuesday, October 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Learn more and register.
  • Speaker John Halligan - presented by the Cooper Middle School PTO and Longfellow Middle School PTA
    • October 29 at 7:00 p.m. - McLean High School
    • Mr. Halligan is an important thought leader on the subjects of teen depression, suicide, bullying, and parenting in the age of social media. The story he shares is riveting and powerful and reminds everyone that there is a face, a person, and a heart on the other side of the technology screen.

Digital Citizenship

It's digital citizenship week at FCPS! The Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) is launching an effort to empower and motivate parents to shape our kids’ digital future with health, safety, and wellness in mind. FCCPTA is putting together an advisory council of PTA members - if interested in participating, you can sign up here or attend the membership meeting on October 17th to learn more.

Did you know that the National PTA has a variety of resources to help parents navigate digital topics? Visit their site here and learn more. You can also find resources and tips from FCPS - visit FCPS digital citizenship resources.

CRS PTA Calendar

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

10/22 - Book Fair Poster Contest Deadline

10/24 - Staff Appreciation (Grade 2)

10/25 - Fall Picture Makeup Day

10/26 - Reflections Contest Deadline

10/31 - Halloween Parade, Concert, & Parties - thank you Room Parents!