Spooktacular
Just a quick reminder that our Halloween event, the Spooktacular, is right around the corner! This year’s Spooktacular team wanted to pass along a few pieces of information.
1) We still need volunteers!! Spooktacular cannot happen without help from parents. Thank you to everyone who has signed up. If you have not and are able, please sign up at the following link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f48a4a623a7f94-spooktacular1
2) If you cannot volunteer, please consider bringing a dish to share.
3) In an effort to encourage kids to stay with their parents, this year’s parade will be organized by grade level. If you have children in multiple grade levels, feel free to choose the best grade for your family or designate another parent as a chaperone. The parade will leave Ross at 6:30, head towards New Hampshire, turn left on Corcoran, and take 17th back to Ross. The annual 17th StreetHigh Heeled Race will be taking place at 9:00pm that evening, so the area may be busier than usual. Please be responsible for your children.
4) Pizza, popcorn, carnival games, and prizes will be available until 7:30, but the Ross playground will be open until 8:00. Keep in mind it gets dark early so feel free to bring flashlights!
Contact Katie Mastin (katie@paulandkatie.org) with questions or suggestions.
Have a wonderful week and looking forward to seeing you at Spooktacular next Tuesday, October 30th!

Ross 11th Annual Auction Kickoff Meeting!
This year’s Auction will take place on Saturday, March 30th at the Human Rights Campaign.  This is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we are looking for volunteers to help with planning and procuring items for the auction.  We will have a kickoff meeting this Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 pm at Trios. Please consider joining the auction committee and if you are able, please join us this Wednesday by contacting this year’s chair, Debbie Sundberg, at debbie.h.sundberg@gmail.com.

2nd PTA General Body Meeting
All Ross parents and guardians are invited to our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 6pm.  The JCC will provide childcare during the meeting at Ross with pizza for dinner provided. Sign up in advance here.

3rd Annual Ross Screen on the Green
The PTA will hold its third annual Ross Movie Night on Friday, November 9th (weather permitting).  Vote here to help us choose between three movies:
(1)  Wreck It Ralph
(2)  Paddington 2
(3)  Book of Life
We will have pizza and popcorn available for purchase. In the event of rain, we will reschedule for a later date.

Community Events
Friends of Fillmore
The Friends of Fillmore will have their Fall meeting tonight at 7pm in the lower level conference room at the Georgetown Public Library.

MPD Halloween Party
Our local police precinct is hosting a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31, from 6pm to 8pm. 3D Station, 1620 V St NW. There will be food, games, and a haunted house. For more information contact: Marco Santiago, Community Outreach Coordinator 202-671-6604.

Wednesday, October 24
*Free Dress Day (College Sportswear)
*Auction Kickoff Meeting, 6:30pm at Trios

Thursday, October 25
*No School: Professional Development

Friday, October 26
*No School: End of Term

Tuesday, October 30
*SPOOKTACULAR, 6pm

Tuesday, November 6
*No School: Parent Conference Day

Wednesday, November 7
*2nd PTA General Body Meeting, 6pm

Friday, November 9
*Learning Celebrations (PK:8:45; K-5:9:00)
*Ross PTA Screen on the Green (Weather permitting), 6pm