CRS PTA Newsletter



PTA Event Calendar

In This Issue

October PTA Meeting
Movie Night - Friday! 
Parent Education
Heritage Night 

Staff Appreciation
Reminders & Other News
Community Meeting 

October PTA Meeting

Join us this Wednesday 10/10 at 8:45 a.m. for our PTA meeting - in the Exploratory Arts room or via Facebook Live. The meeting is right after the Principal's Coffee (8 a.m.) - this one is especially for the new families (yummy snacks, childcare & more - so stop by!), but all families are invited. Missed the last meeting? Minutes are online.

Movie Night

Get ready for family fun and enjoy watching Peter Rabbit under the stars in our own CRS backyard this Friday 10/12! 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 are on sale online until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday 10/11. Pizza & water will be on sale. Walk-in tickets sold at door. Learn more and buy tickets!

Finding Calm

Parenting specialist Rachel Bailey returns to CRS this Friday, October 12 at 8:45 a.m., to 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.

Heritage Night

Have you heard? It's the 25th anniversary of the Parade of Cuisines - 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 THIS Thursday 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.


Calling all 2nd Grade parents - on Wednesday 10/24, the 2nd Grade will host an "OktoberFESTIVAL" luncheon for all CRS teachers and staff. This is an opportunity for 2nd Grade parents to let the entire CRS staff know how much we appreciate their hard work. Learn more and sign-up for donation, set-up, and/or clean-up here.

 Reminders and Other News

  • Reflections: Encourage your student to enter the annual Reflections arts contest. Original artwork around the theme "Heroes Around Me" can be submitted in any (or all) of 6 categories - entries due 10/26. Learn more.
  • Martha's Table: Our community service event is back 10/17 for grades 1, 3, & 5. Learn more in this week's Chatter & VIPs. Sign-up to help online.
  • FCCPTA Conference: Learn how to increase family and community engagement and address issues vital to the academic success and well being of our children. Saturday, October 20th, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. Learn more.
  • Building a System of Support - Regional ADHD Resource Fair:Learn from local professionals, school representatives, and nonprofit organization members who provide for individuals with ADHD. Saturday, October 20th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Basis School in McLean. Learn more and register (free).
  • Science Olympiad B: 5th & 6th graders who enjoy science and are available on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 are invited to consider Science Olympiad B. Please complete the interest form and the leaders will follow up with more information.

Psst....the Book Fair is coming! Look for details on the contest in this week's Chatter!

Community Meeting: McLean Traffic

The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding the second of two community meetings to discuss input on some of its longer term proposals for congestion solutions - including a potential pilot project to evaluate limiting access to the ramp from Georgetown Pike to northbound I-495 during weekday afternoon/evening periods. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. at McLean High School. Learn more.

CRS PTA Calendar

10/11 - Heritage in Me entry deadline

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

10/12 - Movie Night (doors open 6 p.m.)

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

10/19 - Heritage Night signups deadline

10/22 - Book Fair poster contest entry deadline

10/23 - Heritage Night rehearsal (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

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

10/25 - Fall Picture Make-up Day

10/26 - Reflections entry deadline

10/26 - 25th Parade of Cuisines & Heritage Night (6-8 p.m., gym)