FHES PTA Update for December 3rd – 9th

Flint Hill Elementary PTA Update for December 3rd – 9th

In This Issue:

  • Gift Cards for Families in Need
  • Cookie Carry for Teachers
  • Spelling Bee
  • Girls on the Run
  • National Inclusive Schools Week

The Book Fair is up and going for Monday and Tuesday and both days have the hours of 9 am to 4 pm.  You can also order online though Dec. 7th by clicking HERE.

Target and Walmart Gift Card Collection for Families in Need

Thank you to everyone who has so generously donated gift cards to our collection.  We are still collecting gift cards to donate to families in need over the holiday season, right in our own community.  If you are able to give, we are looking for Target, and Walmart gift cards in any amount.  Thank you for your help in brightening the holidays for those in need.  All gift cards can be sent to Mrs. Williams attention at school.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at aywilliams1@fcps.edu.

Cookie Carry

FHES loves to spoil our teachers!  Please sign up to send in homemade cookies for our Staff Cookie Carry.  This year the Cookie Carry will be on December 11th.  Please find additional details in the sign up HERE.

The Bees Are Back!

FHES PTA invites all students to jump in and be a part of the Spelling Bee program!  Improve your vocabulary, build verbal confidence and take part in a Flint Hill tradition!

FHES Jr. Spelling Bee (Grades K-2): Friday, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., School LIBRARY

FHES Spelling Bee (Grades 3-6):  Friday, FEBRUARY 9, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., School LIBRARY

Students must register in order to participate. Registration opens December 11.  Forms can be found in the Front Office, or on www.fhespta.org (click HERE or on “Spelling Bee” under the “Quick Links” tab).

Submit your completed registration form  to the Front Office or by email to hayleyburt@hotmail.com.

Completed registration forms must be received by Friday, January 19, 2018.   Late registrations cannot be accepted.

Word Study lists and a copy of the Rules will be provided with confirmation of a student’s Bee registration.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Hayley Small (hayleyburt@hotmail.com) or Becky Eckerman (rebecca.a.eckerman@gmail.com)

For more information, contact Gina Kramer at ginnazmail@gmail.com

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual, international event celebrated the first week in December.  It’s a time designated to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of teachers, administrators, students, and parents in making their schools more inclusive, and thereby, significantly contributing to the development of a more inclusive society.

The week offers a significant opportunity for educators, students, and parents to engage in dialogue about inclusive education.  It is a time when schools and communities can continue the journey toward providing a quality education to all children regardless of differences in ability, gender, ethnicity, language and health status.

This week in their morning meetings, our students will participate in themed activities and talk about inclusion. Teachers will discuss with their class about what word/character trait best describes their class community  What type of community do our students want to establish? What can you do, as a team/class/grade level, to forward your thinking? Our teachers will also read books that help further the discussions about kindness, friendships and other inclusive ideas.

Mrs. Datta, our Special Education Liaison/Inclusion Liaison, has helped our school plan for Inclusive Schools Week this week. She will provide the inclusive breakfast for our teachers and will also decorate the bulletin board in the front lobby. This year the theme for Inclusive Schools Week is “Stand up and sit tall for inclusion”. Last week every student was given a shoe to color in, the bulletin board will showcase every shoe in the school. This inclusive art piece represents Flint Hill’s promise to stand up and sit tall for inclusion.

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