Whats up weekly


Upcoming dates - Mark Your Calendars Now!

·         October 8 - Columbus Day Open House & Pizza Fundraiser

·         October 10 - Walk to School Day

·         October 12 - Unity Day

·         October 16 - 3rd grade parent social

·         October 17 - 4th grade parent social

·         October 18 - 5th grade parent social

·         October 28 - Fall Festival 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

·         October 31 - Halloween Parade & Parties 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.


Open House & PTA Pizza Fundraiser
Monday, October 8th is Columbus Day, when MCPS parents are invited to visit their students' classes. Our PTA also holds an annual pizza fundraiser in the all-purpose room. $5 will buy a slice of Potomac Pizza, a bottled water and a cookie. Additional slices are $2 each. Exact change is appreciated!

We still need a few more parent volunteers to make this event run smoothly. Can you spare 30-40 minutes to help with this fundraiser? Check out the signup genius below

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ca4ad23a64-cces


National Walk to School Day

National Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, October 10th & Chevy Chase Elementary School students will again be participating!  Please make sure your child walks/bikes to school that day. The bus riders will be dropped off on the corner of Rosemary & Meadow so that they can also walk one block.

To make the day a success, I need a few volunteers to help the students safely get off the buses, watch the children walk one block to school, and hand out fruit.  The entire event takes less than 30 minutes. Please sign up here--https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444A4AF23AA8-wed


Thank you, Rochelle Fink


Unity Day

Since Unity Day has been rescheduled to Friday, October 12, please check your calendars to see if you can volunteer for the new date. If you had previously signed up, you will need to do it again on the new Signup Genius (if you are still able to attend).  If you were unable to previously but can for this date, please do so! Ideally we have 2 parents at each station to help things run smoothly. Hopefully the weather cooperates this time!




Parent Socials

Parent Socials will be held at Meadowbrook Park (Candy Cane City) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The events are potluck, please sign up to bring a dish. We look forward to a fun evening to celebrate the school year.


October 16 - 3rd grade

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABA82BA13-3rdgrade


October 17- 4th grade

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABA82BA13-4thgrade


October 18 - 5th grade

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0849ABA82BA13-5thgrade


Fall Festival

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun at the annual CCES Fall Festival! Activities include carnival games, inflatables, pumpkin decorating, DJ and dance contests, cake walk, kids spa, sand art, and more. Earn tickets and win prizes!

Wristbands are $10/child and include unlimited games, crafts, and bouncing. Popcorn and Apple Cider included with entry. Potomac Pizza and Reba’s Funnel Cakes for sale on site.

Volunteers needed - watch for a Sign Up Genius coming soon!


Room Parents Needed

We still need room parents for two 5th grade classrooms; Sherman and Krug. Please email karathiede@gmail.com if you are interested in helping.



Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Cheetah Pride Campaign and who has signed up to join the PTA.  Without your participation in this "one time ask" for donations, the PTA would not be able to support the programming that is so essential to the learning and development of our children.

Remember that every dollar that is collected through the Cheetah Pride Campaign directly benefits your student.  All programming, events, teacher support and much more is where those funds are used.

However, we need to keep the momentum going!  We are a little over half way to raising the amount that we brought in last year.  With a goal of $20,000 and the addition of more families into our school community, I think that we can make this year a HUGE success!


It's easy to donate!!!  Either go online at www.pay4schoolstuff.com or if you'd prefer to donate with a check or cash, please use the attached form and submit it with payment through backpack mail to:  CCES PTA, Karoline Shannon, Membership Chair.


MCPS Board of Education News

·         MCPS offers a series of Parent Academy Workshops: The next covers Study Skills for Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), on September 24. Please check the link for the large set of workshops being offered this fall.

·         The Board of Education is conducting a parent survey to help prioritize the MCPS operating budget. Please take a moment to participate and share your views.

·         The Board next has a regular business meeting on September 24. Videos of past Board meetings are available for streaming.


Partnership Fundraising

Every time you shop with one of our partners you can raise money for our school! You just need to sign up or use the designated links- more info on the CCES PTA website.

·         Giant Food's A+ School Rewards Program: Code 00647

·         Amazon Rewards Link: