We are still in need of a number of volunteers to help at Spooktacular tomorrow night with our carnival games.  Unfortunately, if we are unable to find volunteers we will need to cancel the games portion of the event. Please consider signing up at the following link:
Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening!
Katie Mastin, Spooktacular Chair

We hope you join Ross Elementary in collecting money for Trick or Treat for UNICEF! UNICEF boxes will be handed out to each child on Monday, in order to collect any change while Trick or Treating. The class that collects the most donations will get Free Dress Day as a reward.  Boxes need to be returned by Friday, November 2 to be counted.  Any questions, contact Michelle, michellelackie@gmail.com, mom to Ryler, 3rd grade.

D.C. United
Thank you to everyone who made it to the October 21 match.
D.C United has made the playoffs and will host their first match at Audi Field on Thursday, November 1st.  If they win the knockout game on the 1st, they would host a game on Sunday, November 4th. We have a special link with a discount if you want to make the match! Below is the link and promo code:
Discounted Link: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/dcunited/EN/link/promotion/home/2522a3764eda4144b5f230dd694912527ccf63de
Promo Code: PLAYOFFS8
(If they do not play the latter game, you would be refunded your ticket).

School Photos
You can now view and order your child’s school photos at www.freedpics.com using password ROSS18FP

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 Outdoor Ross Movie Night
The PTA will hold its third annual Ross Movie Night on Friday, November 9th starting at 6pm, where, weather permitting, we will watch Paddington 2!  BYOB (Bring your own blanket (not booze!)) and picnic, and we will have pizza and popcorn available for cash purchase.  In the event of rain, we will reschedule for a later date.

Community Events
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.

Tuesday, October 30

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

Monday, November 12
*No School (Veterans Day observed)