Original Works is Coming

Original Works fundraiser is coming in March.  Original Works takes your child’s art and turns it into wonderful items that make great gifts. Some popular items are mugs, potholders,  notecards and yes, they can even turn the art into masks! All of this in time for Mothers Day.  You can preview the products at https://www.originalworks.com/products/   More information coming soon!

The Scholastic ONLINE Book Fair starts TODAY (11/30/2020)!

Contact Robyn Bender at robynbender@hotmail.com or Katie Basillo at Basmaca4@gmail.com with any issues!

Scholastic Book Fair Dates: 11/30/2020 – 12/13/2020

Get your holiday shopping done and find fantastic new books at our Virtual Book Fair!  Give the gift of reading to friends, family and teachers!

Shop now to support our school!
 https://www.scholastic.com/bf/travilahelementaryschool

Come to Our Book Fair!

You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:*Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs!* Shop early and get your books delivered before the holidays!!*All orders ship direct to your home!*FREE shipping on BOOK-ONLY orders of $25 or more!*All purchases support our school!

Happy Shopping and Reading!
The Travilah PTA Fundraising Team

*Free standard shipping is available on book-only orders of $25 or more, after all discounts are applied. Free standard shipping (books) must be selected during checkout. Orders containing products other than books are not eligible for this shipping promotion.

Book Sale November 21st. Collecting books now!

The Travilah PTA is collecting books now until November 18th to hold a Covid-safe outdoor Book Sale on Saturday, November 21st. We need your help! We’re asking our community to donate your gently used books to support the Travilah teachers, students, and staff. All proceeds from the sale will benefit Travilah kids and their needs. Any books left unsold will be donated to needy local children and their families.

To participate:

1. Drop off whatever books you can give at the large labeled box by the front door of Travilah no later than Wednesday, November 18th.

2. The Book Sale will be held at Westleigh Pool parking lot (outdoors) between 1-4pm on November 21st (rain or shine). We have tents in case of rain.

3. Each book will be priced at $2. Remember 100% of proceeds go to support the PTA‘s programs for the school and its students.

4. Everyone must wear masks. We will have plenty of hand sanitizer on site.

5. Any unsold books will be donated to nearby children in need.

Questions?  Contact Sarah at sarahkaputkessler@gmail.com or Hiral at hiralmshah@gmail.com

BOE Meeting 10/27/2020

Travilah families — Please find at the link below a summary of the Board of Education Meeting on 10/27/2020.  This readout is provided by a third-party website, and we post it here for your information.  The Travilah E.S. PTA believes it is important to help inform our community about cluster and county-wide developments on education policy whenever possible, but we have not independently verified the accuracy of this report. 
https://moderatelymoco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/MCPS-BOE-RecoveryOfEducation-10-27-2020.pdf


Additional information is available on the BOE website here:  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/

PTA MASK FUNDRAISER

In a year like no other, Travilah Elementary School PTA is excited to be launching face coverings for the whole family! These masks are foldable, 3 layered, and one size fits all with adjustable ear straps. For added convenience they are also machine washable and reusable. This amazing opportunity to support our school will run from now through Monday, November 23.

Please visit our Support the PTA page to access the order form!