September PTA Meeting MInutes

Here are the meeting minutes from the PTA meeting on 9/6/2016: cloverly-elementary-school-pta-meeting-minutes-9-6-2016

Nature Programs at Maydale!

Maydale Nature Center is a great little county park in Cloverly’s back yard. The County Council has recently allocated funding for infrastructure improvements and programs at Maydale, and we are passing along this information about upcoming opportunities for your family to have some fun and learn about nature.

Please take a look at their Flier:  maydale-flyer-fallwinter-20162017

Flea Market Sat, Oct. 15th! Loot!

As our Fall Fundraiser, the Cloverly PTA will be holding a Flea Market this coming Saturday, October 15, at the Southern States Turf Center at 1409 Spencerville Road (Rt 198). All Cloverly families are requested to donate household items (such as furniture, kitchen items and appliances, electronics, books, clothing, or toys) for resale. Declutter your basement/attic/garage, and help your PTA raise funds to support our programs! Items can be dropped off Friday afternoon or Saturday morning — please see This Flier for specific times and other details. We also need volunteers to take shifts at the Cloverly table (, and please also spread the word to all your Cloverly and non-Cloverly friends!

October 2016 PawPrints Newsletter

The October edition of PawPrints is HERE!  Check inside for information on all the great activities and opportunities available to our kids.

Real Food for Our Kids

Dear Parents,


Are you interested in helping get healthy, fresh, real foods into our schools?

Real Food For Kids – Montgomery (RFKM) is a grassroots parent and student advocacy group promoting whole, delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).

RFKM is also looking for a parent representative to our school. You can find out more about what that role entails here: (bottom of the page). Some of the types of things reps can do for their children’s schools are putting in salad bars; replacing unhealthy a la carte and vending choices with healthier snack options; and getting healthier options for breakfast.

And if you’re interested in joining their list to show your support, keep up on their work, and be included in invitations to events in the county and at our school, you can do that here:



Spanish Classes — Enrollment Extended!

The FLES Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Spanish classes start date has been postponed until October 6, 2016due to poor enrollment. We need more children to sign up for the classes in order to offer the program this Fall season. Please sign up at   See the flier here:  fles-flyer-fall-2016

Drama Club


Drama Kids is Coming to Cloverly This Fall! Calling All 3rd – 5th Graders to Register Soon!

Drama Club!

A Drama Club is Coming to Cloverly this Fall!
Drama Kids of Montgomery County is offering a 15 week session of classes focusing on communication, projection, mini-plays, improvisation, confidence, movement, and many other skills with a dramatic arts theme. Class is open to 3rd thru 5th graders, 16 spots available. Classes are on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, from Sept 28th to January 25th. Sibling discount. New student guarantee. Cost is $220 if paid in full or $60 per month over 4 months. This is a PTA sponsored club.
(Note to 5th grade families: If you have a child who is both in the 5th grade musical with Mrs. H-T and the Drama Club, your child may or may not be pulled out of the club for one or two Wednesdays after school during the 15 week session. There will be no refunds given by Drama Kids in this instance/s.)
Register here:
Please send a message to if you have an interest in this club for Kindergarten thru 2nd graders at a future time.

Creative Adventures Starting October 5th

A fun after-school art program will be offered this fall on Wednesday afternoons, hosted by Creative Adventures. Please see this flyer for all the details.

September PawPrints Newsletter. PTA Meeting Reminder

Greetings Cloverly Friends,

Here is the September 2016/17 Cloverly  Pawprints!  We have a lot of great things lined up this fall with everything you need to know packed inside!

Also, please join us this evening (Tuesday September 6) for the first PTA meeting of the school year, which will start at 7:00pm sharp in the Cloverly All-Purpose Room (the cafeteria). If you plan to vote on any PTA business, please make sure you’ve signed up as a member and paid your dues — please see for all the details.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this fall!

Get Your Cloverly Gear!

Your Cloverly PTA is once again partnering with to provide you with a variety of stylish and high-quality Cloverly apparel. A Spiritwear Drive is currently underway: if you order by September 16, you can take advantage of special deals on selected shirts and sweatshirts. Plus, 10% of all sales go towards our PTA programs. Just go to this link to place your order:

And don’t forget that every Friday is Spirit Day at Cloverly — encourage your student to wear their Cloverly apparel or anything else green!

Chess Club

Chess Club returns to Cloverly with two meeting times: Thursday afternoons (3:40-4:40pm) and Friday mornings (7:50-8:50am). “Chess season” starts on October 7 and runs until December. Please see our flyer:  Cloverly Chess Fall 2016 for more information, or jump on over to to sign up.


LEGO Clubs!

For the very first time, we will have after-school Lego Club! Grades K-2 will meet Mondays at 3:45pm and grades 3-5 will meet Tuesdays at 3:45pm. Starting dates are September 19 and 20, respectively.  Please see the links below for more details and to sign up.

Pre-Engineering using LEGO: Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGOS!  Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design!  Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGOS building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.  This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGOS: Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGOS!  Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges, skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.

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Spanish Classes This Fall

FLES will be offering Spanish classes this fall on Thursday mornings from 7:50am to 8:50am, starting September 22.  This program is a great way to expand your child’s cultural and intellectual horizons.
You can learn more by viewing FLES 2016-2017 Offerings-5, and register online at
Discounted rates are available if you register by September 5, and payment plans are available.
For general questions, you may contact our Cloverly FLES Representative, Louise Casa, at
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Minutes for April PTA meeting

Cloverly Elementary School PTA Meeting Minutes 4-5-2016

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