Parent/Teacher Conferences
We look forward to meeting with you at Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday, January 17 or Wednesday, January 29.  Please sign up in advance using the link your child’s teacher shared in the weekly updates.  There is no school for students on the Friday, January 17 conference day.
January 29 is a regular school day.

Learning Celebration
Come and see what your child has been learning in class at our second Learning Celebration of the school year on Friday, January 24. All celebrations are in your child’s classroom.
PK4: 8:45am
K-3: 9:00am
4-5: 9:45am

Panorama Survey 
The Panorama Survey for families is now open online. You can complete the survey by visiting
The survey is available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Amharic, French and simplified Chinese.
Please see Ms. Campbell in the main office with questions. She also has paper copies of the surveys in multiple languages.

Fillmore News
-Winter Music Concert, Thursday January 16 at 7:00pm in Hardy MS Auditorium
(this is for students in Grades 3-5)
-Fillmore Sharing Day, Wednesday, January 22 at 1:30pm in Hardy MS Auditorium
(this is for K-5 students)

Ross PTA General Body Meeting: Wednesday, February 5th
Our Winter PTA meeting will be Wednesday, February 5th from 6-7pm with extended childcare provided by the JCC (link forthcoming).  We will be joined by the MPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Branch of the Youth & Family Services Division for a discussion of internet safety & how to keep our children safe online.  Please plan to join us!

3rd Annual Ross Family Bingo Night: Wednesday, February 12th
This year’s Ross PTA Winter Family Night will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 6-8pm at Foundry UMC and comes after last year’s wildly successful Bingo event, which drew huge crowds!  We are looking forward to another fun evening of bingo, trivia, prizes, pizza, and good times for the whole family.  We will plan to serve pizza dinner at 6:00 p.m. with bingo commencing around 6:30 p.m. when guest emcees will take the stage calling numbers. If you are planning on coming, please do RSVP hereand if you are able, please also sign up to help with set up, pizza serving, or cleanup.

12th Annual Ross Fundraising Auction: Saturday, March 7th
This year’s Hawaiian Luau-themed auction is fast approaching.  Please RSVP now to help the committee plan accordingly!  We are hard at work procuring items and planning a fun party for our community.  Do book your babysitters now as this is an adults-only event.  To assist you with finding childcare, here is a code for 50% off your first month of UrbanSittermembership: EVENTSCH350. It’s valid now through March 31, 2020 and can be redeemed here:

Consider Donating to the Auction
Not only do we want you to come to the Auction, we also hope that you will consider donating an item.  You could donate a themed auction basket (the PTA will provide the basket!), home-cooked meal; photography; or vacation home.  If you have an item, talent, or skill, please email us at and thank you! 

Community News
The Lady from the Village of Falling Flowers
Join us @Spooky Action Theater for the return of a newly-discovered Tennessee Williams’ one-act based on The Tale of Genji, following its World Premiere at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival in Provincetown, MA. Directed by Helen Hayes Award-Winning Natsu Onoda Power.
Sunday, January 19, at 2:00 PM and at 3:00 PM
Tickets: $20 (children 12 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult)

Thursday, January 16
*Free Dress Day
*Fillmore Winter Music Concert, Grades 3-5, 7:00 p.m. 

Friday, January 17
*No School for Students (Parent Teacher Conferences)

Saturday, January 18
*Auction Committee Meeting, 10-12 at Treehouse Atelier

Monday, January 20
*No School (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Wednesday, January 22
*Fillmore Sharing Performances, 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 23
*LSAT Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 24

*Community Meeting: How Increasing Racial Diversity Strengthens Communities, 8:00 a.m. Room 205

*Learning Celebrations

*Free Dress Day

Saturday, January 25
*STEM in the City, Natural History Museum, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Monday, January 27-Tuesday, January 28
*No School for Students (End of Term)

Friday, January 31
*Free Dress Day
*January Birthday Celebrations
Tuesday, February 4
*PTA EB Meeting, 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, February 5
*PTA General Body Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 7
*FS@SWW Open House, 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, February 12
*PTA Winter Family Night, 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 17-21
*Winter Break