A huge thank you to our Fun Run sponsors!

A HUGE thank you to our 2017 Fun Run sponsors!!


California Tortilla

Twin Arch Self Storage

All Around Plumbing Inc.

Century of Mount Airy

Magone Dental

Chalkboard Branding

Corridor Mortgage Group

Dominos Pizza

Four County Import Service

Leslie Home Furniture

Mamma Angela

Mt. Airy Children’s Dental Associates

Mount Airy Mattress

Siempre De Fiesta

Snap Fitness

Twin Arch Barber and Stylist

The Mount Airy Inn

New York J&P Pizza

Makenzie A. Kantruss

Spikes Auto Care and tire

Mommy Magic Cakes

J.W. Salon

Ridgeville Service Center

Chris Berry Reality

The Arena


Chubby Chico Charms Fundraiser

Your MAES Parr’s PTO is excited to announce we are partnering with Chubby Chico Charms for one of our school fundraisers this year. Chubby Chico Charms offers a great selection of American made jewelry at an affordable price. The wide selection of products are all handcrafted in Rhode Island and are made from 100% American Pewter. All bracelets (available in three sizes) come individually gift boxed and are silver-toned.

Chubby Chico Charms offers something for everyone: Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Police, Military, Sports, School, Dancer and more. Choose from more than 8,000 different charms for your bracelet, keychain or necklace! Your student will soon come home with a catalog with a selection of their best sellers for Spring.

To order now and see what else they offer, click on the link below and find gifts for everyone in your life. All online orders will be processed immediately and shipped within 2-4 days, directly to you (items ordered through the catalog will be processed after February 24).

MAES-Parr’s PTO link:, Fundraiser Code: CC170125 (enter at checkout)    

All orders (online and catalog) must be submitted by February 22 to be included in our fundraiser.

Thank you for joining in the effort to support your child’s school. The funds we raise allow us to continue to offer your students various programs at school, such as First in Math, Starfall, Reading Incentive Program and more. We greatly appreciate your participation and support because every child will benefit. If you have any questions, please contact Vicky Amoriell, PTO President, at



MAES / Parr’s Ridge 2017 Science Fair!

We are pleased to announce the MAES/Parr’s Ridge PTO is in the planning stages for the 2017 Science Fair!
Why get involved with the science fair?
  • It’s fun & challenging!
  • There are wicked cool prizes!
  • Science discoveries!
  • Take your child’s interest in science further!
  • Wake up the scientist in you and your child!
  • Dig into the “whys” and “hows” things do what they do!
  • Explore your own ideas and designs!
  • Spark a lifelong passion for science!
  • The 2017 MAES/Parr’s Science Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th from 5:30-7:30 pm at Parrs’ Ridge Elementary School, and students from grades Kindergarten through 5th are invited to enter a project of their choosing. Please review the attached handbook for guidelines, ideas, reference websites and other helpful information.Please note the bulk of the project will be completed at home, and while adult assistance is encouraged, the student must be fully able to explain the concepts and results of their own project.If you are interested in volunteering (or know someone who is) please visit to see opportunities. Students can get volunteer hours for this event!Jill Santacroce Email: Jill.Santacroce@gmail.com2017 MAES/Parr’s Science Fair Chair

    Handbook: Handbook for 2017 MAESParrs Science Fair

Registration Form: 2017 Science Fair Registration



Parr’s Ridge Toy Drive

Parr’s Ridge Toy Drive

We at Parrs understand the scientifically-proven fact that play is powerful. Through play, children develop social skills, executive function, creativity, and self-regulation. Play supports the development of language and problem-solving skills. It enhances engagement, attention and focus. Oh, and it’s just plain FUN. Support our drive to bring educational play back into the school day. Please visit our amazon wish list for a list of items we would like. If you prefer you can make a monetary donation. We will be collecting gifts and monetary donations at the PTO Holliday Shop on December 3rd form 10am – 1pm. Or if you would like, you can send your donations into school. Please make them as PTO wish list donation. Thank you so much for your help. Please follow the links below for each wish list.

Pre-K Kindergarten

1st Grade 2nd Grade




Holiday Shop at MAES from 11am – 1pm, 12/3

The Holiday Shop is on December the 3rd this year at
MAES from 10:00am till 1:00pm.

New and improved for this year, the kids will have the chance to make presents for their family and friends
from a selection of crafts and we can’t do this without your help.
Please help us to make it a success by volunteering, click on the link below to pick a volunteering slot.


Should you have any queries please contact Tatiana ( or Kelly (

Thank you in advance for your help!


Thank you, running club volunteers!

Morning running at MAES was a success and will end next week on November 10th.
We would like to thank the students, teachers and staff for helping get the kids out to run.
Most importantly we thank all of our volunteers for making it possible.
See you in the spring!



Loads of fun at the Trek for Treats, Watkins Park, Saturday October 29th

Saturday, October 29th, costume contest at 9am,
trick or treating around Watkins Park from 9:30 – 11am!

Proceeds to benefit Maryland Center for Veterans Education and training.



Restaurant Fundraiser

This month’s Restaurant Fundraiser is THIS WEDNESDAY, October 19th at Concetta’s Mainstreet Bistro! This fundraiser is ALL DAY and NO FLYER NEEDED. Concetta’s has been very kind to give us 10% of all sales that day AND are staying open later until 8 pm just for us! So whether you want a break from making breakfast, lunch or dinner, head to Concetta’s Wednesday. They have all day breakfast or grab one of their oven ready dinners. Space is very limited so we recommend ordering carry out. Concetta’s is located at 231 South Main Street, Mt. Airy. Phone number: 301-829-7571301-829-7571

Concetta’s Mainstreet Bistro – Cafe, Bistro & Carry Out Serving Mount Airy & Parts of Frederick, Howard, Carroll & Montgomery County



PTO Cookbook!

Our PTO is creating a custom cookbook and we’d like to feature yours or your child’s favorite recipes. These cookbooks will be professionally published by Morris Press and your recipe can easily be submitted through their website.

We’re asking for 2-4 of your favorite recipes so your child(ren) can be represented in our cookbook. If you’d like to submit a hard copy of your recipe, the form is attached below and can be sent directly to School, addressed “PTO – Recipe Book” (please note, we’ll not be able to return recipes that have been submitted).

To reserve your advanced copies (Holidays, Birthdays, Grandparents Day!) for around $10 each, please email, with the number of cookbooks you anticipate purchasing.

We’re asking for you to submit your recipes by October 12th, so we can meet our deadline. Thank you in advance for helping us create what will be a treasured keepsake for us all!

A chef opening a cook book

To Submit Recipes Online:

Go to and click ‘Login’.

Enter User Name: RecipesForSchool

Enter Password: whisk154 and click ‘Submit.’

Enter your name (record keeping only & not the name shown in cookbook) and click ‘Continue.’

Click ‘Add Recipes’ to begin adding your recipes.

Recipe Writing Tips:

  • Review the “Tips” and use standard abbreviations when adding your recipes.
  • Only enter 1 ingredient per ingredient line. List ingredients in order of use.
  • Include container sizes, (e.g., 16-oz. pkg., 24-oz. can).
  • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
  • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.”  DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Don’t forget temperatures, cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.

If you have any questions, please send an email to





Annual Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

untitledOur annual Scholastic Book Fair is approaching.
We are in need of volunteers that have completed the CCPS volunteer training to help with the
set-up, sales, and close of the Book Fair.
The sign-up blocks are in 30 minute increments. We are extremely grateful for any assistance that you can lend. The sign-up sheet, along with the dates and times, can be found on SignUp Genius using this link:


Upcoming Event Reminder: Skate Night!

Liberty Roller Skate Center, 6 -8pm, Tuesday, September 27th
$8 Admission, Skate rental $3-$4.50  


We hope to see you all there!

Skate mates available $5 / Concessions available

Please, wear calf high socks!

* Socks are available for purchase, but strongly suggest bringing your own.

**Those with their own skates must be checked and may be asked to rent, if not permitted.

***ALL those attending will be required to pay an admission fee, skating or not.


A New way to support to the PTO! Amazon Smiles

A New way to support to the PTO! Amazon Smiles.


By making your Amazon purchases through the link below Amazon will donate
0.5% of the price of your eligible
AmazonSmile purchases to MAES & Parrs Ridge Elementary Schools PTO. 
It is a simple way to help raise money to support our students!


Get ‘Em In! Bridge the Gap Workbook

Bridge the Gap Workbook: Last Chance!

Last chance to turn in Bridge the Gap workbooks is next Monday, September 12th.


Be sure to return your book to receive your award for this year.
If you have any questions, please email
Mandy Gillis ( or Jill Willingham (



Whose Hungry? Why Not Carter Que 15% Supports Our PTO


Carter Que is hosting this months PTO restaurant fundraiser!

Thursday, September 22nd from 5pm to 9 pm

*Be sure to bring the flyer that will be going home with your child within the next few weeks.
It is the only way we will get credit for it.

If you need an extra copy check back here where you will be able to download it shortly!*

The PTO receives 15% of proceeds from the evening!
Dine in or carry out.

Carter Que, 1310 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD 21771


Welcome Back Parr’s Ridge & Mount Airy Students!

Welcome Back to



Ice Cream Social


WHO: All Students and Families of Parrs & MAES

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6pm–7pm

(Rain date 9/15)

WHERE: Watkins Park Pavilion

WHY: Kick off the 2016/2017 school year with a cool treat!


Please contact Kelly White (

or Megan Green (

For food allergy accommodations or questions, please contact:

Chris Bloch at or 301-829-4177

Sponsored by Parrs/MAES PTO

Back to School Social



Back to School August 29th

school bus

Back to School Orientation at Parr’s Ridge

Thursday, August 25th
Kindergarten: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Grade 1: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Grade 2: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Volunteer Training Provided at Parr’s Ridge 3:30pm – 4:00pm or 4:45pm – 5:15pm

Back to School Orientation at MAES

Friday, August 26th
Grade 3: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Grade 4: 2:40pm – 3:20pm
Grade 5: 3:30pm – 4:10pm


Order Your Spirit Wear Online Today or Turn in the Order Form by 9/16!



Show your school support by purchasing the latest 2016/2017 Parr’s Ridge and MAES spirit wear. If your turning a paper order form in please turn it in by September 16th or you may order online before September 16th just click on the home link, select Spirit Wear from the drop down box.



Order Your School Supply Kits!

School supply kits will be on sale again for the next school year. Look for the order form to come home with your student before the end of the year. This is an easy way to do your back to school shopping.



Committee Chairs Needed!


The following committee chairs are needed for the 2016/2017 school year.

  • Family Movie Night
  • Morning Running at Parr’s (Parr’s parent)
  • Teacher Appreciation (Parr’s parent)
  • Used Book Sale

All positions have a previous chair to mention you and show you what to do. Bring a friend along for the ride as a co-chair! You must be volunteer trained to serve as a committee chair. Volunteers for the event will be provided to  you. If you have any questions about what is involved with chairing these committees or you are interested in chairing contact Twilla Zirkle at rossandtwilla@msn,com.