Sign up your family to join us for a 5K at 8 a.m. or 1-Mile Fun Run at 8:50 a.m. on Halloween Sunday, October 31. Costumes are encouraged! The 1-mile course around the Franklin Sherman track is easy enough for kids, stroller friendly and can be a fun and safe way for the kids to dress up and show off their Halloween costumes. Don't be left out! We'd love your support even if you just come to cheer on the kids. Or if the day doesn't work for your schedule, you can sign up and run the course at another time. Kids will be encouraged to wear their race t-shirts for a school spirit day following the event.
Please reach out to your employers or local businesses you frequent and ask if they're willing to sponsor the race and promote their business. The money raised through race sponsorships goes directly to the Franklin Sherman PTA. We rely on our families' networks for this to be a successful event and we're happy to reach out directly if you have company suggestions. Click here for sponsorship information or contact Melissa Vayra at 646-467-3506 if you can help.
Get a head start on the 2021/2022 school year by purchasing your child’s school supplies today! We're excited about our new local vendor, Campus Survival Kits, because they offer a number of great benefits:
Buy today and cross school supplies off your list. Orders must be placed by the end of July to ensure they are delivered to the school in mid-August. Late orders, including orders for new students during the school year, may not arrive by the first day of school, and the ordering site will indicate when and where you can expect your kit to arrive.
The first FSES Family Cookbook is now on sale!
This year although we came together as a community to create a beautiful souvenir of our strength, our community and our cultural diversity!
Featuring recipes from families & teachers and artwork from our students.
Get your copy now! Only $7.50 - See our Shop page!
Show your school spirit!
Check out NEW DESIGNS for the 2020-2021 School Year! Stock up!
This is the first time that we have had an online shop and all orders will benefit the PTA and support a local business. Products will be made to order so you and your kids can get exactly the items you want in the sizes you need. The shop will be open only for a few weeks so place your orders now. Once the shop closes, all orders will be shipped to your home. The shop will reopen in the fall.
Check out our After-School activities ideas - both virtual and in-person! See our page: After-School Enrichment
Tired of being stuck indoors with wintry mix outside? Go on a virtual trip with our two new resources on our Distance Learning page! Each resource provides easy links to amazing virtual field trips to great museums in the US and around the world - as well as some spectacular visits to places like The Sistine Chapel and the Great Wall of China. Thanks to the Gomez family for letting us know about these useful resources!
See our Special Education page for updated links to February events/webinars for parents as well as FCPS and community resources and parent groups.
Behavior Therapy Techniques: The Gold Standard Treatment for Children with ADHD
Tue. Feb. 9, 7:00-8:30 pm - Learn some techniques you can use right away to help manage challenging behaviors and ways to teach your child how to cope with difficult emotions.
Escape from Escape: A Guide to Digital Use Disorders for Parents: Lockdown Edition
Tue. Feb. 9, 7:00-8:30 pm, $10 - Learn how to create reasonable but effective screen limits. The challenges of lockdowns and distance learning will be addressed.
Half-way Hacks: Tools for Virtual Learning at Home
Thu. Feb. 11, 7-8 pm - tools to support time management, smooth transitions, or social emotional regulation, and track progress.
Microsoft Accessibility Tools for Students with Dyslexia
Thu, Feb. 11, 9-10 pm, online - tools in MS Word that can help students with dyslexia or any learning difference to be more successful.
What to Expect When You're Returning to School: How to Support Your Students
Mon. Feb 22, 7:30-9:00 pm - Whether your child is returning to on-site learning or remaining virtual, learn how to prepare for changes and how to provide help to your students.
Overcoming COVID-19’s Impact on Your Student with Special Needs
Wed. Feb. 24, 7-8 pm - Explore topics like your child's progress and regression, compensatory education, and how to get your student's education back on track.
This week's PTA meeting begins with a presentation by Josh Schrader of Capital Music Therapy Services (CMTS) discussing how music therapy can help combat anxiety. We will also have an update from our school administrators.
Please join us on Thursday, January 21st at 7:30pm. The link can be found in our PTA Newsletter. Don't receive the newsletter? Then please click here to Sign Up for Emails!
As an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, the PTA relies on your generosity. Please donate today to help the PTA support our school and our community.
If you have a PayPal account, please donate through the PayPal Giving Fund and we pay no fees!
Every year, we rely on Franklin Sherman families to step up to help improve their children's educational experience by investing in our school.
This year, the PTA will focus on helping the school administration and teachers with:
Please help us support our local community partner Share of McLean and donate a gift card for a child in need in our community!
Normally at our annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, Share of McLean hosts a mitten tree where Franklin Sherman families can donate a "mitten" gift to a family in need in our community.
This year we are hosting a virtual "mitten tree" drive. Please see our Sign Up to select a mitten and then donate through a PayPal link. Franklin Sherman's Girl Scout Troop 3366 is supporting this drive by writing "mitten" thank you letters to all families that donate! Full details are on the Sign Up. Please give generously as the need this year is greater than most.
To learn more about Share, please see their website.