Fall 2018 Grants By the Somerset Foundation

Grants Made at November 2018 Meeting:

  • Wings Mentorship program, supporting gifted/learning disabled children in MCPS – $2,000
  • Whetstone Elementary School reading program – $2,218

Grants made at September 2018 Meeting:

  • Books for Somerset third-grade classrooms: $198.
  • BrainPOP educational web site access for Somerset students: $2,395
  • Afterschool clubs at Somerset: $12,730.
  • 8 Chromebooks needed for Somerset students: $2,016
  • 6 two-way radios needed at Sequoyah Elementary to support school safety: $2,114

Somerset FieldTurf – Frequently Asked Questions

This post contains Frequently Asked Questions about the FieldTurf surface on the field at Somerset, which was supported by the Foundation through the Play It Forward campaign. The information here integrates current data and facts about the field with the original FAQ from the campaign. The campaign FAQ is unaltered here and is also preserved as a PDF in its original form.

Q.       What kind of infill does the field have?

A.       The field has an organic “cork granule” infill, compliant with MCPS policy. The infill was most recently checked in October 2018 and was confirmed as cork granule.

Q.       What about the FieldTurf report on the MCPS website?

A.        The October 2018 FieldTurf report that was originally posted had the wrong data from FieldTurf, and has been replaced. The corrected report is available via the MCPS Google Drive, but is also available here as a PDF.

Fall 2018 Somerset PTA Events

August 26

10:30-11:30AM – New Family Picnic
11:00AM-12:30PM – Kindergarten Picnic

August 31

9:00-9:30AM – New Family Orientation
9:30-10:00AM – Kindergarten Orientation
10:30-11:30AM – Sneak Peek for Students and Parents

September 4

9:00-10:00AM – Parent Welcome Coffee for First Day

September 11

6:30-8:30PM – K-2 Back to School Night

September 17 or 18

6:30-8:00PM – 3-5 Back to School Night

September 22

6:00PM – Dad’s Baseball Game

September 23

5:00-7:00PM – Back to School Picnic

October 14

Back to School Classic Road Race

October 16

6:30-8:00PM – PTA General Membership Meeting / State of the School