CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

Book Fair Volunteers 
Community Meeting 

Parent Resources
Reminders & Other News

Book Fair Volunteers

Are you ready for our annual Book Fair? To make it all happen, we need help from parent volunteers with set-up, browsing, and buying days to help the kids, our evening event, and take-down. You can sign up for browsing & buying times for your student's class! Last year we had over 50 awesome parents help during the Book Fair - if you have a couple hours you can spare, the Book Fair would love to have you! 

Community Meeting: McLean CBC

There will be an open house on future plans for the McLean CBC (aka downtown McLean) on Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at McLean High School (cafeteria). We have an opportunity to make sure the needs of families with school-aged children are included in the final vision. Come to review the plans and provide feedback. For more information, visit the project website.

Parent Resources

The National PTA has a number of guides to help parents enable their kids to succeed at school.

  • Developing Reading Skills: Fostering a love and aptitude for reading is critical to your child's success in school all the way up to their high school graduation. Your child needs strong reading and comprehension skills to succeed - not just in English, but in science, math, social studies, and various school activities as well. View the Guide.
  • Helping Your Child with Today's Math: The idea behind today's math is not just to do it, but also to understand how and why we do it. Students do not just learn numbers, equations, angles, and theorems, but also put in context why these concepts matter in life. View the Guide.
  • Raising a Scientifically Literate Child: Developing scientific literacy should be a priority at every stage of your child's education - both inside and outside the classroom. You play an important role. Encourage your child to explore and question the world around them, as well as continue with their science education. View the Guide.

Reminders & Other News

  • Share Your Photos: Have photos from field trips, artist workshop, or other classroom activities? Don't forget to share photos with the Yearbook committee. Learn more.
  • Evening PTA Meetings: Mark your calendars for our two evening PTA meetings this year - December 12 and February 13 at 7 p.m. More details to come!
  • Staff Appreciation: The next grade level lunch will be hosted by 3rd grade on November 28th, details coming in our 11/12 newsletter. 

CRS PTA Calendar

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

11/7-11/13 - Book Fair (Book Fair Night is 11/8 from 5-8 p.m.)

11/14 - November PTA Meeting (8:45 a.m., EA room or Facebook)