November Notes

Things to consider this November:

  • This Monday November 19th  is our next Family Fun Night at Potomac Pizza 4 pm – 9 pm. Just bring in the flyer, or mention that you are there to support Travilah ES, and grab dinner to help support the Travilah PTA. Download Flyer Here.
  • Want your child to appear in the Nov 30th issue of the Dolphin’s Splash? Ask them what they are Thankful for this Thanksgiving and email their answer, along with their name and teacher, to to be part of our Thankful Thanksgiving page!
  • How is your holiday shopping going? Looking for great gifts without leaving home?  Yankee Candle has wonderful holiday gifts and holiday gear including candles, wrapping paper, popcorn and more.   Use the link below through January 9th to make purchases that will support our PTA. Items ship directly to your home.*Please note: The Multi-Holiday Countdown Blocks are on back-order.  If you purchased this item, you will be notified when it arrives. Contact Holly Akli at with any questions.
  • With Black Friday and Cyber Monday approaching quickly, make sure to designate Travilah ES PTA as your charity of choice when shopping at When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Travilah ES PTA to help support your child’s school activities.
    What to do:

    • Sign in to your Amazon account at
    • Search and select Travilah Elementary School PTA as your charitable organization
    • Next time you shop, be sure to go to and NOT
    • Bookmark to help remember to start your shopping there. Remember there is absolutely no cost to you!

Wootton Cluster Testimony

We Need You for the Wootton Cluster Testimony on Thursday, Nov 8

As you may know, Wootton was due to be the next high school to be renovated beginning in summer 2019.  Due to a change in MCPS policy, no new renovations will occur Countywide until further facility assessments are completed for all schools.  According to MCPS officials regardless of the facility assessment, Wootton will not be fully renovated.  Wootton is nearly 50 years old and is deteriorating.  Needed repairs were put off for years due to the expected full renovation that is no longer occurring.  On Thursday, November 8, your Wootton cluster coordinator will be delivering the cluster testimony at the Board of Education hearing for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  Wootton students will also be testifying.  We need a strong turnout to show the Board of Education how important the Wootton modernization is to our community.  Every Wootton cluster school should have representation at the Board of Education’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) hearing.  Let’s arrive at 6 pm to fill the hearing room with Wootton Cluster families.  Please wear Wootton gear or wear red and we will provide you with signs.  If you are interested in testifying on 11/8, you can sign up here on 10/30 at 9am:

Don’t forget to print and bring your sign!  


October Reminders

Travilah Families,

Just a few reminders about upcoming events.

  1. The Halloween Party is coming up quickly! If you haven’t, yet, please return your child’s form for Halloween and Valentine’s day and help our kids have really great class parties!
  2. Got toddlers???  Travilah families with younger siblings are invited to watch the Halloween parade at 2:15 on October 31st.  Following the parade, students return to their classrooms for their class parties.  Younger siblings are invited to their own party in the multi purpose room.
  3. This Friday is the 2nd edition of the Dolphin’s Splash. Do you own a business, or know someone who does, and are interested in advertising in the Travilah ES PTAs monthly Dolphin’s Splash newsletter? Download the form and support a wonderful school here:
  4. It’s not too late to volunteer for the 2018 PTA ENCHANTED FOREST Book Fair.  We’d love for you to be a part of this fun and exciting experience for our students.  Click here to sign up:

Thank you for continuing to help make Travilah Elementary a wonderful experience for our kids!
-Bryan Greenwald

Candidate Meet and Greet

Travilah Families,

On October 18th the Wootton PTSA will be holding a Community Meet & Greet for candidates currently running for office in Montgomery County. The event will be in the Wootton Cafeteria from 7PM to 9PM. This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates, learn their plans to serve our community, and discuss issues of importance to you. This event is free and open to all members of the Wootton High School community.

The Wootton HS PTSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and does not endorse any political candidate and/or party affiliation.

Today is the deadline to register to vote.








  • Maryland Voter Registration Deadline is Tue,Oct 16th
  • Find Information on Candidates at:
  • Enter your Address on the Left side and Election Race info will come up. Select “Get Personalized Information on Candidates and Issues”