Commemorative Courtyard Bricks
Help pave the future of Thoreau with your purchase of a commemorative brick! Previously purchased bricks and new orders will be installed this Spring in the school’s newer courtyard, as per the update provided at January’s PTA meeting. Each brick costs $50 and provides up to 3 lines of text for families to honor a Thoreau student, teacher, or staff member. Proceeds support the PTA’s Campus Campaign that helps Thoreau Middle School obtain important classroom, technology, and other needs.
Proposed Thoreau PTA Bylaws Revision
PTAs are required to review their bylaws every five years and update them to reflect current operating structures and procedures. Our Bylaws Revision Committee has prepared a proposed bylaws draft that includes a few updates. PTA members will vote on approval of the updated bylaws at the March 10 PTA meeting. Prior to that vote, please read about the proposed updates and the rationale for them.
PTA Meeting and Parent Education Presentation
All are warmly invited to join us for our next PTA meeting:
Tuesday, March 10
Brief PTA business starting at 9:30 am will be followed by a parent education session on “Fostering Internal Motivation in Students,” which is offered in partnership with Club Phoenix, the Town of Vienna’s teen center. Licensed psychotherapist Rachel Bailey will present tools to help your teen value and energetically pursue activities and goals.
Box Tops Going Electronic
These new Box Tops are appearing on more of your favorite items. You won’t be able to clip and send this style into school, but instead need to download the Box Tops for Education app to your phone to submit Box Tops electronically. If you haven’t done so, please download and setup the app to designate credit going to Thoreau, and start scanning your grocery receipts. If you have any of the old, traditional style clippable Box Tops, those can be turned into school through March 20 to meet our spring collection deadline.
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Parent Resource Center
Workshops for Parents, Educators and Community Members
The FCPS Parent Resource Center offers FREE workshops, training, and conferences on a wide variety of topics throughout the school year!
Attend our research-based, professional workshops to learn the latest information to help your child succeed! Resources and strategies to support all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities.
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