Weekly News

Oct. 10


1. Book Fair Begins!

2. Volunteer and Save!

3. Enjoy breakfast with your student!

4. Celebrate Fall! Crafts, Food & Books!

5. Upcoming Events!


Book Fair This Week!

Classes will preview the book selection and bring home their wishlist, including titles and cost. Please review this with your child(ren) and send payment (cash or check) with your child. The Book Fair is opened from 9am - 4pm daily with extended hours for Breakfast & Books and Fall Festival.

We are excited to see the children excited about reading and many experience their first book fair!


Volunteer and SAVE 10%

We are in need for volunteers to help students during the following times: We need just 1 hour of your time. Purchase your books on the same day and save 10%.

- During Breakfast & Books events

- Wednesday, Oct. 13: 12pm - 3pm

- Thursday, Oct. 14: 12pm - 3pm

- Friday, Oct. 15: 11am - 1pm

- During the Fall Festival

Please help us make this a successful week!

Breakfast & Books!

Enjoy breakfast with your child(ren). Children can invite a special guest adult to have breakfast and shop at the book fair. Help us by letting us know you're coming. We want to ensure we have enough for everyone to enjoy! RSVP HERE


Tuesday, Oct. 12 - Pre-K/K and 1st

Wednesday, Oct. 13 - 2nd

Thursday, Oct. 14 - 3rd

Friday, Oct. 15 - 4th and 5th


If you have more than one child, please attend the day that works best for your family. All your children can enjoy breakfast with you on the same day.


Fall Festival

Celebrate Fall with us! Enjoy crafts, food, music and the book fair! How about some hot chocolate with marshmallows?!


Event will be held outside on the school parking lot. Social distancing and masks are recommended.


Important Dates

Oct. 22 - Picture Day

Oct. 29 - Cluster Night - Gaithersburg HS Football Game

Nov. 4 - No School

Nov. 9 - PTA Meeting (Virtual)

Nov. 22, 23 and 24 - Early Release

Nov. 25 and 26 - No School

We hope this information is helpful. There’s much more online at www.strawberryknollpta.org. To join the PTA, click here and complete steps 1 and 2. If you have any questions, please contact us. We want to HEAR FROM YOU! If you have any ideas on how the PTA can support our students, staff or families, please tell us! CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 9.

Warmest regards,

2021 - 2022 Strawberry Knoll PTA Board

Sept. 17

Happy Friday!!

Our fall fundraiser with Charleston Wrap will begin Monday, Sept. 20 thru Monday, Oct. 4. More information to be shared soon. New for this year - Items will be purchased online and mailed directly to the purchaser.

WIN BOOKS!! Book Bundle Raffle: All spiritwear sales more than $30 are entered for a chance to win a book bundle worth $100. PTA Memberships are eligble for a book bundle per grade worth $50. All purchases before 9/25 are eligible.

Spiritwear update - due to supply issues, we are only offering spiritwear in BLACK. All orders prior to 9/8 will be honored. Ordered spiritwear should be availble for pick-up at the Fun Run on Sept. 24.

The Annual Fun Run is on Friday, Sept. 24. - We are asking families to register. REGISTER HERE

We need several volunteers (adult and students for SSL) to make this a success. Please sign-up to volunteer HERE. We will have spiritwear and pizza sales. There will also be a taco food truck and Kona Ice!! A DJ will be entertaining us the entire evening as well.

Slice and Ice restaurant night is Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Ledo Pizza Derwood and Rita's Muncaster Mill. Proceeds will go to our PTA to support the student programs.

The Fall 2021 Book Fair is from Oct. 11 - 15 in the Media Center. We will also host Breakfast and Books each morning in the cafeteria, Tues. Oct 12 - Fri. Oct 15, for students and caregivers. To enable social distancing, we will have groups separated by alphabet groups attend on assigned days.


Tuesday, Oct 12 - Last names A - F

Wednesday, Oct 13 - Last names - G - L

Thursday, Oct 14 - Last names - M - R

Friday, Oct 15 - Last names - S - Z


Afterschool Program - Young Rembrandts - Elementary drawing for students.

We hope this information is helpful. There’s much more online at www.strawberryknollpta.org. To join the PTA, click here and complete steps 1 and 2. If you have any questions, please contact us. We want to HEAR FROM YOU! If you have any ideas on how the PTA can support our students, staff or families, please tell us! CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

Our next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 9.

Warmest regards,

2021 - 2022 Strawberry Knoll PTA Board

Sept. 8

We hope everyone had a great first week of school. We look forward to sharing more information to you tonight at Back to School Night (online).

WIN BOOKS!! Book Bundle Raffle: All spiritwear sales more than $30 are entered for a chance to win a book bundle worth $100. PTA Memberships are eligble for a book bundle per grade worth $50. All purchases before 9/25 are eligible.

Spiritwear update - due to supply issues, we are only offering spiritwear in BLACK. All orders prior to 9/8 will be honored. Ordered spiritwear should be availble for pick-up at the Fun Run on Sept. 24.

Our first PTA Meeting is next Tuesday, September 14 at 6:30pm. We will meet in person in the media center AND will live-stream the meeting on Google Meet: PTA Meeting: https://meet.google.com/nhv-mysg-fbb Or dial: ‪(US) +1 475-441-5305‬ PIN: ‪919 286 313‬#. At this meeting, we will review and approve our budget and newest board member(s). Please attend if you can.

Our fall fundraiser with Charleston Wrap will begin Monday, Sept. 20 thru Monday, Oct. 4. More information to be shared soon. New for this year - Items will be purchased online and mailed directly to the purchaser.

The Annual Fun Run is on Friday, Sept. 24. We need several volunteers (adult and students for SSL) to make this a success. Please sign-up to volunteer HERE. We will have spiritwear and pizza sales. There will also be a taco food truck and Kona Ice!! A DJ will be entertaining us the entire evening as well.

Slice and Ice restaurant night is Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Ledo Pizza Derwood and Rita's Muncaster Mill. Proceeds will go to our PTA to support the student programs.

The Fall 2021 Book Fair is from Oct. 11 - 15 in the Media Center. We will also host Breakfast and Books each morning in the cafeteria, Tues. Oct 12 - Fri. Oct 15, for students and caregivers. To enable social distancing, we will have groups separated by alphabet groups attend on assigned days.


Tuesday, Oct 12 - Last names A - F

Wednesday, Oct 13 - Last names - G - L

Thursday, Oct 14 - Last names - M - R

Friday, Oct 15 - Last names - S - Z

We hope this information is helpful. There’s much more online at www.strawberryknollpta.org. To join the PTA, click here and complete steps 1 and 2. If you have any questions, please contact us. We want to HEAR FROM YOU! If you have any ideas on how the PTA can support our students, staff or families, please tell us! CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

We look forward to seeing you at our PTA meeting next week, Tuesday, Sept 13.

Warmest regards,

2021 - 2022 Strawberry Knoll PTA Board

Aug 15

Welcome to The Knoll and to the 2021 - 2022 school year. We hope this email finds you safe, healthy, and maybe even having a little fun this summer.

Our aim is to keep you connected to what’s happening at school. We know you’re busy: working and caring for your family. Use SKES PTA as a resource, and when something’s happening that affects your child, we’ll make sure you know about it. We hope this information is helpful. There’s much more online at www.strawberryknollpta.org.

The SKES PTA’s mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families & communities to advocate for all children. Our mission is critical, now more than ever. It is also an opportunity for us to rethink how we support and serve our students, teachers, staff, and perhaps most importantly right now - our parents and caregivers. To join the PTA, click here and complete steps 1 and 2.

We have plans for all of our traditional events: open house, spiritwear sales, talent show, book fair, PTA meetings, etc. We will live-stream as many events as possible, so our families at home can attend as well.

WE NEED YOU! Interested in planning? Have experience in web design/graphics? We need a few parents to join our PTA Board. Open positions are:

VP of Volunteers/Outreach

VP of Membership

We want to HEAR FROM YOU! If you have any ideas on how the PTA can support our students, staff or families, please tell us! CLICK HERE to submit your ideas.

The SKES Administration and PTA are working together closely to ensure we address the needs of our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please submit them HERE. We will respond to you directly or include the information in our next communication.

Warmest regards,

Sumi, Erin, and Tiffany

2021 - 2022 Strawberry Knoll PTA Board

KINDERGARTEN PARENT MEETINGS:

    • Wednesday, Aug 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    • Thursday, Aug 19, 9am, 11am (Spanish), and 1:30pm

    • Mr. Scott and staff will provide relevant updates and information for our newest students and families.

SNEAK PEAK/OPEN HOUSE: FRIDAY, Aug 27 11am - 12pm

  • Meet your teacher, connect with administration and office staff and learn about and join the PTA.

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: Wed, Sept. 8 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Learn about the curriculum, schedules, homework and ask any other questions.