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Welcome to Fallsmead.org!  We designed this website to be a timely resource where residents can find out what is happening in Fallsmead and get answers to questions about our community.  So, please, check back often, and contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!
~ Fallsmead News ~
Posted on May 18th, 2017
Get excited, because the pool opens for the summer on Saturday, May 27th, at 10am! Check out the Calendar and the Pool page for all of the information that you need about the pool this summer.
To help us celebrate the pool opening, the Social Committee will be hosting a Spring Celebration and Pool Opening Party at the pool on May 27th! Neighbors are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to the pool. At noon, the Social Committee will provide drinks and light snacks. And from 2-3pm, a Carmen's Italian Ice cart will roll into the pool parking lot with Italian ice and custard - compliments of the Social Committee! Be sure to come down to the pool to catch up with your neighbors and kick off the summer!
Posted on May 17th, 2017
The Fallsmead Sharks swim season starts on Tuesday, May 30th!  Click here for more information.
Please join the Fallsmead Sharks for a Potluck Pep Rally on Friday, June 9th, at 6pm at the Fallsmead pool. Bring a dish to share, and there will be pizza available for purchase. The cost to attand is $5 per person. Please sign up to pitch in by clicking here.
Posted on May 9th, 2017
This year’s Annual Fallsmead Community Garage Sale will take place on Saturday, June 10th and Sunday, June 11th. A sign-up form was included in the May issue of the Fallsmead Forum or can be downloaded by clicking here.
If you would like to be included on the Garage Sale map, please return your completed form by June 7th to Lucy Hayden at 1307 Fallsmead Way, or call or email Lucy with your information (301-340-7510/301-537-5890 or L123RG@aol.com). (Note: This year's sale is an open sale with no fee to set up, so you may open your own sale even if you aren't on the map.) Please reach out to Lucy with any questions you may have, and for a list of tips for holding a successful sale!
Posted on Apr 30th, 2017
Calling all Young Fallsmead Musicians! Are you looking for an opportunity to share your musical gifts with your friends and neighbors in the community? Parents: are you looking for an opportunity to increase your child's experience and maturity through performing for an audience?
Then please join us for our Fallsmead Neighborhood Music Recital on the afternoon of Sunday, June 11 (exact time TBD)! This is will be an opportunity to perform a piece of music in the parlour of Peter and Marilyn McCabe (1102 Pipestem Place) who have graciously volunteered their residence for the recital.
Posted on Apr 7th, 2017
The below alert was posted on Nextdoor by the Montgomery County police this week. Importantly, the Black Sentra mentioned was possibly spotted in the Fallsmead neighborhood this week. The police have indicated that the burglars are entering houses through the rear. Please be extra vigilant in keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity.
David Cohen
FHC Board President
The Rockville District is currently experiencing a burglary trend in Potomac and Darnestown. The time of occurrence is during the day time. The suspect(s) will have a woman in her early twenties knock on the front door (this is used as a gauge to see if anyone is home). When a knock on your door occurs and no one is expected or the person is not known, MCP is asking residents to call our non-emergency number 301-279-8000.
Posted on Apr 5th, 2017
Do you have a child who will be starting at Fallsmead Elementary as a Kindergartener in the Fall? If you haven't already and you have a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2017, please be sure to contact the school office to schedule an orientation date for your child. Kindergarten orientation will be held on Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th. There will also be a parent-only Parent Information Seminar on Friday, April 28th at 9:15am. If you have any questions, please call the school office at at 301-279-4984.
Posted on Feb 13th, 2017
At its January 2017 meeting, the Fallsmead Board approved new Driveway Expansion Guidelines for the neighborhood for use on an interim basis pending results from a survey of neighborhood driveways during the 2017 spring inspection.
Following are the Driveway Expansion Guidelines. These will be updated and made final after the ACC reviews the results of the driveway survey:
Posted on Feb 1st, 2017
This week, Fallsmead.org was upgraded to a new version of the software that runs the website. Although most of the website still looks exactly the same, there are major changes to the Online Neighborhood Directory and in your personal "Your Profile" section:
  • Household users are now tied together through a levels system. Level 1 Members are the first members from each household to sign up for a fallsmead.org account. Level 2 Members are usually spouses, but can also include other adults who live in the same household. Level 3 Members are children who live in the household.
  •  ALL ADULT LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS NOW HAVE THEIR OWN ACCOUNTS as long as they are listed in the system and they have an email address in the system.
  • You can now pick and choose which individual fields you want to display for each member of your household who is listed in the online directory.
  • You can now add a profile picture for each member of your household.
Some of the changes that were made during the system upgrade require action on your part to make sure the transition from the old system to the new system was successful. PLEASE LOG IN TO YOUR FALLSMEAD.ORG ACCOUNT AND DO THE FOLLOWING (if you do not know your password, we will be sending everyone in the system a password reminder – this is also great for Level 2 users who have not used their new accounts yet!):
Posted on Jun 15th, 2016
If you have attended a recent community meeting or have read the Fallsmead Forum, you know that the Architectural Control Committee (ACC) has been drafting guidelines for solar panel installations in the Fallsmead. The ACC's proposed guidelines, published in the last issue of the on-line Forum for community review and comment, were approved by the Board at its June meeting and are effective immediately. The guidelines comply with federal, state and local regulations and will be updated as those and the technology evolve. Similar guidelines have been successfully used in nearby communities.
A solar panel installation is an exterior addition as defined in the Covenants. Fallsmead residents should be aware that the ACC will use these guidelines in its review of any proposed solar panel installations. The guidelines should be  taken into account early in the planning of any installation. The ACC will work cooperatively with residents planning solar panel installations so that those installations are safe, minimize visibility to the extent practical without degrading performance significantly, and harmonious with Fallsmead's design and aesthetic.
Click here to see a copy of the guidelines. If you have any questions about the solar panel installation guidelines or their applicability, please contact the ACC at acc@fallsmead.org.
Posted on May 11th, 2016
The Fallsmead Board has approved new ACC guidelines for trash can screens. The updated guidelines are noted below.
"Screens to hide trash and recycling containers are permitted subject to the following: 
  • The design, color, size and location are subject to review by the ACC. A gate may be incorporated into the design.
  • Screens may be made of wood or other suitable material in harmony with the Fallsmead community.
  • Screens may be left unpainted to weather or painted to match or complement the Owner’s Private Dwelling Unit.
  • The screen’s height shall not exceed four feet."
Visit the FAQ and Resident's Info page to see more information about the proper storage of trash cans in Fallsmead.
Posted on May 1st, 2016
Residents, if you are planning on selling your home, please be sure to contact our neighborhood treasurer, Eric Wexler, for the packet of official Homeowners Association Resale Documents.  His email address is treasurer@fallsmead.org. The fee for the HOA documents is $100.
You can submit a payment for your HOA resale documents by either 1) sending a check made payable to Fallsmead Homes Corporation to Fallsmead Homes Corporation, PO Box 1565, Rockville, MD 20849-1565, or 2) submitting a payment online via PayPal or credit card on our Online Payments page.
If you are a new resident and haven't received your new homeowner's welcome packet, please also be sure to contact Eric and he will get it to you.
Posted on Sep 15th, 2013
If you registered at Fallsmead.org and never heard back from anyone, please let us know at communications@fallsmead.org! Once we manually approve people (which we usually do within a few hours of people registering), the website automatically generates an email that includes your password.  You should have gotten this email within 24 hours of registering.

We suspect that some of these registration emails may have gotten lost in spam for some people, but this is something that we can easily fix as long as you let us know that it is a problem.

For any future registrants, if you don't hear back within 24 hours of registering, please let us know. Thanks!
Posted on Mar 12th, 2013
We are really excited to introduce you to the new Fallsmead.org website!  We hope that this new website helps you keep up with what is going on in Fallsmead, and will be your go-to spot to answer all of your questions about Fallsmead.

One thing you will notice about the new website is that certain pages are now password protected in order to increase neighborhood security.  In order to access these password-protected pages and documents (as well as several other new features on the website, such as the Recipe Book and the Classifieds), you will have to first register on the site. 
In addition to allowing you access to the site's password-protected pages, registering will also allow you to opt in, or out, of the online Neighborhood Directory, and to set your preferences for the Neighborhood Email List. 

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Posted on July 28, 2015
Click on "View Items" in the Lost and Found box on the home page, or on "Report a Lost or Found Item" on the View Items page, to report a lost or found item.