Fun Run donations are coming in strong! We’ve already raised $5,417.22 with 227 donations! Let’s keep it up and get to $6000 or more by Friday. Congratulations to Ms. Williams class for being the first to reach their classroom goal!
Congratulations to our grand prize winners last week! Another grand prize will be given this Friday. All your students need to do is bring in a donation for an entry to win. You can find out all the information on our website at: https://twinbrookpta.org/funrun/. We are looking for volunteers to help out during the Fun Run on October 25th. You can volunteer for the whole day or any time throughout the day. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0449AAA728A0FC1-twinbrook2
Parent Volunteer Training
This year parent volunteer training will have two parts that are both online. On the MCPS website is Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect training. This lasts for three years and you will need to print a certificate after the last module that demonstrates that you have completed the full training. The address is https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/childabuseandneglect/
Next you will need to watch the Twinbrook Parent Volunteer PowerPoint online from our website. You will need to sign a parent volunteer form and send it in with your child or scan and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24 is Cirriculum Night. Dinner will be served from 6-6:30 PM followed by a presentation about the new reading cirriculum Benchmark Advance. .
Creative Adventure Art Classes
We are considering having art classes for afterschool for grades 1-5. The classes would be one day a week for one hour for 6 weeks. The cost is $150. There are partial scholarships available. In order to set it up, we need to see what interest there would be. For more information, visit https://www.artinyou.com/schoolyearclasses. If you would be interested in having this class at Twinbrook, please email David Murray at email@example.com or let any of our PTA board members know of your interest.
The next PTA meeting is November 6th at 7pm in the Media Center.
Monster Mash Family Dance
Join us for the Monster Mash Family Dance at the Twinbrook Rec Center on Friday, October 25 from 7-9 PM.. Come in costume and dance the night away, There will be pumpkin decorating and refreshments will be sold by Twinbrook PTA. Cost is just $4 per person. (No masks or costume props, please.)
If you’d like to contribute goodies to sell, please contact Tony Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twinbrook Community Shred
Got old sensitive documents? Drop them off to shred for free on October 26th, 1pm-3pm at the school. Other local vendors, food and activities will be present. but don’t know what to do with them! Sponsored by Twinbrook Community Association
Halloween Costume Parade & Parties
The Halloween Parade will be held on October 31 starting at 2:30pm with Halloween parties taking place in the homeroom class following the parade. Alternative activities are planned in the Media Center for those who do not participate.
The Parent’s’ Place of Maryland
The Parent’s Place of Maryland is offering Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Training on Thursday, October 24, 9am-4pm, training for parents or guardians of children with disabilities regarding special education. The program is not disability specific.
This one-day special education law and advocacy program will focus on four areas:
Special education law, rights and responsibilities, Tests and measurements to measure progress & regression, SMART IEPs, and Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy. For more information, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-wrightslaw-special-education-law-and-advocacy-conference-tickets-64187721202
MCPS Parent Academy
Registration is open for the fall session of the MCPS Parent Academy. These free workshops give parents useful tips and tools to support their children’s success in school. Go to https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/parentacademy/workshops.aspx for more information and to sign up!
Join the PTA
The number one reason to join the Twinbrook PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help our school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
- Get Connected: There’s no better way to know what’s happening in our school.
- Tap into a Network: PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
- Watch Yourself Grow: By volunteering with the PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
- Speak Up: The PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
- Witness Improvement: By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.
- Be a Role Model: By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
Click here to sign up today: https://twinbrookpta.org/join-the-pta/