Welcome Back to School

FHS PTSA Summer Updates

PTSA President Welcome Message

Welcome back students, families & teachers!

We hope you all had a relaxing summer and continue to stay healthy and safe. We are very excited about the upcoming year and look forward to partnering with you. Along with Mr. Collins and the leadership team, we hope to help our Cougar community "get back to the community of school." We are looking forward to a return to the school building, in-person classes, and having a chance to see new and familiar faces.

Get Involved

JOIN- Please consider joining the PTSA this year. There are 3 different levels to choose from to best fit your needs. Membership funding goes directly to support student programs and events. We hope you will partner with us today!

VOLUNTEER- You can also have the chance to share your time and talents through a variety of volunteering positions, from executive board shadows to serving or leading a variety of committees or helping out with various events and activities. You don't need to be a member to volunteer. Our PTSA is only successful with the help of our members & dedicated volunteers!

Stay Connected- Be sure to follow our social media accounts (Facebook & Instagram) and bookmark our PTSA website (fhsptsa.org) to keep connected with updates throughout the year.

We encourage you to join our general membership meetings each month, attend our community-wide events & help us fundraise for student and community events.

If you have questions or ideas please reach out through our email at fallstonhighschoolptsa@gmail.com

On behalf of the Executive Board, welcome back Cougars!

Heather Johnson

PTSA President

Upcoming Events

Meet & Greet with Principal Collins- Thursday, August 19th- VIRTUAL EVENT at 7:30 pm

The FHS PTSA is sponsoring a new event: Meet and Greet (Q&A) with Principal Collins! Due to changes from HCPS as of 8/13/21, this event will be virtual and available through Zoom. Get the meeting link here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89763409814

Mr. Collins will also provide an overview/update from the school administration and be available to answer your questions. We look forward to you joining us!

If you would prefer, please email your questions in advance to: fallstonhighschoolptsa@gmail.com

Grade-level t-shirts- Show your Cougar Spirit- Order by 8/24

Get in the spirit!! We are gearing up for the start of school- grab your grade level t-shirt for $8! Orders will be sent to school.

The online store closes on August 24!

Class of 2022- white shirt/orange paw print

Class of 2023- Yellow shirt/orange paw print

Class of 2024- orange shirt/white paw print

Please note that the Freshmen (Class of 2025) will receive a free t-shirt from the school administration.

Shop here: https://fallstongradyears21.itemorder.com

Attention Juniors & Seniors! Parking Auction 8/25- 9/1

This parking permit auction is for TWO (2) FHS parking permits in the main (student) lot on the campus at Fallston High School. The 2 highest bidders when the auction closes will receive the permits.

This auction is open to JUNIORS & SENiORS ONLY.

The auction will begin at 8 am on August 25 and end at 10 pm on September 1, 2021

Winners can pick up their parking permit with Mr. Connolly during school hours (7-2:30) on September 2 or September 3.More details at fhsptsa.org

Click here for the auction link: https://www.32auctions.com/FHSParkingPermit

NEED A SECOND CHANCE? All families that entered the online silent auction but DID NOT win the parking passes will have the option to enter a separate live raffle for ONE (1) parking permit at the Fallston Volunteer Fire Hall lot. More details coming soon on this RAFFLE.

Jarrettsville Creamery Night Out- August 26 5-9 pm

Join us for a spirit dine night. Grab dinner or ice cream & more! All proceeds will go to fund PTSA programs and events. No flyer needed!

Mountain Run Mini-Golf- Community Event- Wednesday, Sept 1 3-9 pm

A NEW tradition- 2nd annual- Mini Golf Family Fun event! Show your Cougar Spirit and sponsor a hole! All students can sponsor a hole for $10- more details and pay online at fhsptsa.org See flyer (attached) for more details. Mention FHS when ordering tickets at Mountain Run for your discounted price.

Price includes pizza, drink & golf! Bring the whole family. Funds raised go directly to support student programs and events.

Fallston Fest- Friday, September 3rd NOW 1-4 pm

The school is hosting the Fallston Fest for all students to have a chance to:

- visit their classrooms & tour the building

- learn more about school-sponsored activities & clubs

- Volunteers from the PTSA & Boosters will be on-site

- Kona Ice will be on campus for students and families to purchase a sweet treat.. be sure to stop by!

Rita's Spirit Dine Night- September 11 Noon- 9 pm

Join us at the Fallston Rita's for a sweet treat and help raise money for programs and events! No flyer needed!

Save the Date- September & October 2021

Join us for the following events to help build community, money for student events & community programs this school year.

-Chick-fil-A Spirit Dine Night- September 21 4-7 pm at the Forest Hill location. Flyer is attached to this email or available on the PTSA Facebook page or on the PTSA website.

- Back to School Night- September 23- more details will be shared from the school administration

- Paint Night- Wednesday, October 6 at the Fallston Barrel House. Tickets will be available at the end of August. See fhsptsa.org for more details.

- Trunk or Treat- Saturday, October 30- Join us for a night of fun for all ages. More details coming soon!

How to Get Involved

PTSA Membership- Join today!

Join the PTSA! PTSA membership gives you a voice for the events and programs. The PTSA also hosts a variety of community-wide events, raises money for field trips and student clubs, student events and supports our teachers & staff through various appreciation events, and joins the school and community together.

Our goal is 475 members and we hope you will join us!

Choose from:

Family Membership $50

- 2 memberships, 2 t-shirts, 2 facemasks, 1 magnet & 2 webcam covers

Partner Membership $30:
- 1 membership, 1 facemask, 1 magnet & 1 webcam cover

Individual Membership $15

- 1 membership

- 1 webcam cover

Teachers and staff are encouraged to join! Our goal is to have 100% of the FHS staff join the PTSA! Special "team" shirts & incentives are available- check your HCPS email for directions on how to sign up today! You put the "T" in PTSA! We are not successful without your support!

Volunteers Needed- Get Involved with the PTSA

Can you donate your time and talents for a current or new committee or Executive Board shadow position?

Sign up to volunteer on our website at fhsptsa.org

Current Committees to volunteer your time & talents:

Community Events- Coordinate with local businesses for membership & fundraising (all year)

Fallston Cup- Sell concessions during the Fallston Cup Soccer tournament (Nov 2021)

Graduation Night/Casino Night- Assist with prizes, games & planning (June 2022)

Hospitality- help plan, coordinate, and attend events for the teachers & staff (all year)

Membership- help with the distribution of membership gifts, assist with Back to School Night

Newsletter- help obtain, create and publish the monthly online PTSA newsletter

Pancake Supper- Help coordinate, plan, and attend the Pancake Supper (3/1/22). This is a community-wide event to raise funds for the senior class

Post-Prom Event- Senior-only event to be held after Prom (May 2022). Many volunteers are needed to include fundraising, obtaining prizes & coordinating games/activities

Senior Banners- help create & promote the sale of senior banners

Senior Mailbox bows- help assemble & promote the sale of senior mailbox bows

Trunk or Treat- NEW Event- help the committee promote, coordinate & attend this new community-wide event on October 30

Website Manager- Assist with updating the PTSA website to keep current and informative for families & students.

Open Committees: We need volunteers to lead and assist with these events:

- Baccalaureate Chairperson- A non-denominational celebration for the Senior Class before graduation. Coordinate, lead and attend this event

- Communications Chairperson- Assist with social media postings & questions; serve as the liaison for website & newsletter & executive board

- Corporate Membership Chairperson- Serve as the lead to reach out to local businesses for membership, financial support of the PTSA

- Spikeball Tournament Chairperson (NEW!)- Serve as the lead for this new committee for a student-only tournament to be held in Spring 2022.

Executive Board Shadows

President, Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer Shadows- all current board member's term limits are ending in June 2022. All executive positions will be open for election May 2022 for 2-year commitment (beginning in the 2022-2023 school year). Serve as a shadow for this school year and have a chance to get involved! No experience necessary- you will receive training!

Email us at fallstonhighschoolptss@gmail.com with questions

Reflections- National Arts Program

This year's Reflections theme is, "I Will Change the World by..."

Students, this is a great way to get involved! This national arts program allows students to choose a variety of areas of interest including dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition photography, and visual arts.

More details including how to register in September as well as entry rules will be available on the PTSA website: fhsptsa.org

Ways to Stay Connected

PTSA General Meetings

The PTSA will be holding monthly meetings for the school community. Please consider adding these dates to your calendar and attending the meetings.

Meetings will be held in the Media Center or outside as needed. A virtual option (through Zoom) will also be available as needed for extended participation and COVID compliance.

Meetings will be held monthly at 6:30 pm.

  • September 29, 2021
  • October 20, 2021 (Senior Information Night)
  • November 10, 2021
  • December 8, 202
  • January 12, 2022
  • February 9, 2022
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • May 11, 2022
  • June 8, 2022

Fundraising & More

Sponsor a Teacher!

Thank you to our community for their support of our "Sponsor a Teacher" campaign so far. The PTSA has been partnering with local businesses & community members to help raise funds for these amazing surprise gifts they will receive on August 30. Can you help and sponsor a teacher? Donate today at fhsptsa.org. We need sponsors for 100 backpacks... we are at 15 so far! How can you help? Thank you so far to Snap Fitness, APGFCU, and our community members so far for their generous donations!

Cougar Spirit - Face Mask Sale

Grab your FHS face mask and show your school spirit. Masks are 3-ply, have adjustable ear loops, nose bridge & very comfortable!

Get yours today for only $8! Shop online at fhsptsa.org. Masks will be distributed through homeroom teacher

Fundraising made simple- Shop with Amazon Smile

When you shop https://smile.amazon.com/ you can help fundraise and generate donations to the FHS PTA with each purchase. Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to the PTSA. Log on and search for: Fallston High PTA Md to start contributing today. Money raised goes to support events & programs suppot all students.

Welcome back Cougars! Make it a great year!

Get Involved & Stay Connected

Do you have ideas you want to share with us? Questions or concerns? Please contact us today!