Calendar &Events

Upcoming Events and ways to get involved

April & May Events


Summary of April & May Events
(click on the pop-out arrow in the top right corner

of the picture for all the details)

  • Science Spirit Week – Monday, April 26 - Friday, April 30

  • Cicada’s Talk by Audubon Expert – Wednesday, April 28, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • Chipotle Fundraiser – Wednesday, April 28, 4 to 8:00 pm

  • Teacher Appreciation Week – Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7

  • Science Fair Night – Thursday, May 6, 6:45 pm

  • Mad Science Assemblies – Wednesday, May 12, all morning

  • Arcola Community PTA Meeting– Tuesday, May 25, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Abril&Mayo Eventos


Resumen de eventos de abril y mayo
(haga clic en la flecha emergente en la esquina superior derecha
de la imagen para todos los detalles)

  • Semana de espíritu de la ciencia - Lunes 26 de abril - Viernes 30 de abril Hágase miembro del PTA de Arcola / aprete aquí

  • Charla sobre las Cigarras por un Experto de Audubon - Miércoles 28 de abril, de 11:30 am a 12:00 pm

  • Recaudación de fondos en Chipotle - Miércoles 28 de abril, de 4:00 a 8:00 pm

  • Semana de agradecimiento al maestro - Lunes 3 de mayo al viernes 7 de mayo

  • Noche de la feria de ciencias: jueves 6 de mayo a las 6:45 pm -

  • Asambleas de Mad Science - Miércoles 12 de mayo, toda la mañana

  • Reunión comunitaria de Arcola, patrocinada por la PTA - martes 25 de mayo, de 7:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

Previous Events

(Current 2020/2021 School Year)

Ready. Set. Bake! - Saturday, February 27, 10:00am -12:00pm

Join us for a FREE virtual Zoom Family Baking class. Meet us in your kitchen to bake cookies with a professional baker! The ingredient list is attached.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 845 2526 5629
Passcode: bake

Recipe and Ingredient list

If you need assistance purchasing ingredients, please reach out to Sabeela at

Preparense, Listo, A Hornear! - Sábado 27 de Febrero 10 am- mediodía

Únase a nosotros para una clase familiar virtual de repostería gratuita! ¡Juntemosno en su cocina para hornear unas galletas con un repostero profesional! Vea la lista de ingredientes adjunta.

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 845 2526 5629
Passcode: bake

Recette et liste des ingrédients

Si necesita ayuda para comprar los ingredientes, comuníquese con Sabeela a

Arcola School Re-Opening Meeting - Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm

Power Point slides from meeting

Arcola PTA is sponsoring a school-wide Zoom meeting by Principal Emmanuel Jean-Philippe to discuss the re-opening of Arcola Elementary School.

Talent-Tok in January!

Does your child have a special talent they'd like to share with the Arcola community?

It's simple, have your child/children submit a 2 minute or less video to the Talent-Tok Google Classroom. Performances can be solo or with family members. Showcase a talent by telling a joke, playing a musical instrument, singing, dancing, acting, martial arts, or other activities. Our Zoom Talent Show will be held at the end of January!

All submissions will be shared by grade level, however, we will select 20 amazing talents for a school-wide talent show night!

Talento-Tok en enero!

¡Únase a nosotros para el Talento-Tok de Arcola en enero! Es simple, haga que sus hijos envíen un video de 2 minutos o menos al aula de Talento-Tok de Google. Las presentaciones pueden ser en solitario o con miembros de la familia. Muestre un talento contando un chiste, tocando un instrumento musical, cantando, bailando, actuando, artes marciales u otras actividades. ¡Nuestro Show de Talentos Zoom será a fines de enero!

Todas las presentaciones se compartirán por nivel de grado, sin embargo, ¡seleccionaremos 20 talentos increíbles para una noche de espectáculo de talentos en toda la escuela!


Helping your Child Thrive During Uncertain Times, Dr. Silvi Guerra

PTA Community Zoom Meeting, Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020, 7:00-7:30 pm


  • Presentation on the activities and the budget for 2020-2021 school year

  • Presentation of the current officers and call for new officers

  • Review of the instructions for voting

  • Head feedback, questions, and suggestions from the members

      • Voting:

          • Download your ballot here, complete it, and submit it at the school on Wednesday, November 11 from 8 to 3:30 pm

2019-2020 School Year

Arcola Mural Project

        • Wednesdays in March and April 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Room 168

            • Join Arcola's art teacher, Ms. Nachlas, and bilingual artist Loretta Kaneshige in creating a large scale mural

            • Meeting dates: March 4, 11, 18 (no meeting on March 25) and April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020.

            • Families welcome. Children must be accompanied by and adult.

            • Dinner will be provided by the Arcola PTA

School Picture Day

        • Friday, March 6

        • No need to send in money or order forms, a proof or portrait package will be sent home from the school with information on how you can order, if you chose to do so.

        • Choose colors that compliment your child. Solid colors and small patterns work best. Avoid clothing with large images and logos.

Ledo's Pizza Restaurant Fundraiser

        • Tuesday, March 9 - 4:00 p.m. to closing

            • Support the PTA by dinning in or taking out from Ledo's Pizza (2638 University Blvd W, Wheaton).

            • Mention "Arcola PTA" when you pay to ensure that Arcola is credited with the donation funds.

Arcola Beautification Day

        • Saturday, March 21, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, March 28)

        • We need volunteers to help us beautify our school. Wear clothing that can get dirty and help us remove vines and weeds, plant flower gardens, and build raised beds. The 1st and 4th graders will use the beds to plant an Arcola Vegetable Garden with support from the University of Maryland Wellness Program and the Food Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). All grades will help maintain the flower gardens.

        • Lunch will be provided, but don't forget your water bottle.

        • Please RSVP Mrs. Desai at to let her know you can help!

Math Superhero Night

        • Thursday March 26, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Arcola APR/Cafeteria

Book Fair Week

        • Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3

        • Support the PTA by volunteering your time at the PTA sponsored book fair or purchasing a book! More details to come on hours, location, and how you can help.

McTeacher Restaurant Fundraiser

      • Wednesday, April 1 – 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

      • Dine in or take out from McDonalds and be served from behind the counter by your favorite Arcola teachers and staff.

      • Be sure to mention "Arcola PTA" to ensure we are credited with the funds.