[February 4th – 10th] Flint Hill PTA Update

Flint Hill Elementary PTA Update for February 4th – 10th

In This Issue:

  • Save The Date for Upcoming PTA Meetings!
  • Results of the Jr. Spelling Bee
  • Teacher Appreciation Lunch in February Hosted by 1st Grade Familes
  • FHES 7th Annual Read-A-Thon
  • Girls on the Run is Back!
  • Join us for Dining For Dollars, Wednesday, Feb. 7th at Ledo’s Pizza
  • Box Top Collection is THIS Friday, Feb. 9th
  • International Night 2018
  • Save the Date for the Annual Falcon 5k and Fun Run!
  • Community Events – Summer Camp Guide for Special Need Students

Save the Date for Upcoming PTA General Meetings!  
  • Feb. 20th at 9:30 AM
  • March 20th at 7 PM
  • April 17th at 9:30 AM
  • May 15th at 7 PM (Election of 2018-2019 PTA Board)


Results of the Jr. Spelling Bee

Thank you to Becky Eckerman and Haley Small for organizing the first of the two spelling bees for our FHES Students!  Thank you to the students and the parents who help make this event a success.  The results are as follows:

Winner: Luke C. (2nd grade) Winning Word: Geometry
1st Runner Up: Carmen S.(2nd grade)
2nd Runner Ups:Jefferson K. (1st grade)
Noah K. (2nd grade)
Alexander T. (2nd grade)


The Sr. Spelling Bee for 3rd – 6th grad will be Friday, Feb. 9th at 6:30-8:30 pm.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch by 1st Grade Families!

Attention All 1st grade Families!  This month the first grade will host our February luncheon for teachers on Wednesday the 14th.  The theme for this month is “That’s Amore!”  Please sign up to make this a great success!!


We would also like to Thank the 6th grade and kindergarten families for Hosting last months “Ready, Set, EAT!” themed lunch.  It was a HUGE success and our teachers loved it!!
~Teacher Appreciation Committee

FHES Read-A-Thon

Coming Soon

 It’s time for Flint Hill’s 7th Annual Read-A-Thon!  This year’s theme is “Open a Book…and Start Your Adventure!”  Our goal is to encourage your student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. The Read-A-Thon will run from Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 2. In the last FHES Read-A-Thon, students read 189,000 minutes.  Let’s encourage our students to surpass those minutes this year!

This year we will be taking our Read-A-Thon online.  Students will be able to build personal Read-a-thon pages to set their reading goals, record minutes read, and with an adult’s permission share with friends and family using social media, email or text. Those friends and family are asked to support the reader by making a one-time online donation.  The school receives 75% of all donations and readers keep 15% of what they personally raise to spend on prizes in our online prize center. Students who participate can also be entered in our three prize raffles.  To learn more about the Read-A-Thon, Click Here

Families choosing not to participate in the online Read-A-Thon, can still participate by requesting paper reading logs and pledge sheets for their student.

Look for full details in Tuesday Folders on Tuesday, February 13.

We are counting on your support to make our Read-A-Thon a success.  Please help your student get excited to read and “Open a Book…and Start their Adventure!”

The Read-A-Thon Committee

Melissa Molivadas (mmolivadas@gmail.com)        
Becca Stille (

Girls on the Run is returning to Flint Hill!

Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a youth development program for girls in grades 3-5.  This program consists of a 10-week curriculum that teaches girls to be strong, healthy, and confident.  Practices combine an innovative and fun curriculum designed exclusively for pre-teen girls addressing topics such as positive thinking, peer pressure, body image, and healthy relationships.  The season culminates in a celebratory 5K open to friends and family.

Th spring season runs from March 5 to May 20.  Practices will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:308:30am.

Online registration for the Spring 2018 GOTR program has begun via www.gotrnova.org.

E-mail Gina Kramer (ginnazmail@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Join Us Wednesday, February 7 at Ledo Pizza for Dining for Dollars
Ledo Pizza is making it a full-day affair. Be sure to mention “Flint Hill” to earn 20% for the school all day.  Ledo offers high-quality ingredients, reasonable prices, a family friendly environment and an extensive menu!
All teachers and staff are welcome!
Ledo is located at 141 Park Street, Vienna, VA 22180

Box Top Collection is THIS Friday, February 9

Box Tops will be collected from the school on Friday, February 9.  Please clip the small pink Box Tops on hundreds of your favorite items, including General Mills cereals, Nature Valley granola, Annie’s Organic products, Ziploc, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Motts applesauce, Lysol and Hefty (go to www.btfe.com for a full product list).  Please place unexpired Box Tops in a bag or envelope, or glue them to a collection sheet, and deposit in the collection box located in the lobby.  Please note your child’s name, teacher’s name, and the number of Box Tops included. Please look in your Tuesday Folder for a collection sheet or click here.    So far this year we have earned $817!

Time to Choose A Country for International Night 2018!

  • Help bring the wonders of the world to FHES! We invite you to represent a country of your heritage or one you’ve always wanted to explore with an exhibit that has a craft and food. With the help of the FHES music teachers, students will sing and dance on stage with each grade giving an internationally-inspired performance! International Night will take place on Friday, March 16th from 6-8pm in the gym.
  • Please sign up early as it’s first come, first serve for country choices, and there are only 25 slots available!
  • To Participate:
    •  to register, please check our flyer in the upcoming Tuesday folder.  We will have a signup genius to reserve your display.
    • 1) Deadline to choose a country is Friday, March 2nd. We are asking families to register through the Sign-up Genius. If you are interested in exhibiting, we recommend securing your spot early.  Be sure to double check that your first country of choice has not already been selected.  In years past, we have filled all available spots.  We encourage families to work together to maximize participation.
    • 2) Join us for an organizational meeting on Tuesday, Feb 20th at 6:30pm in the FHES cafeteria for an overview of the event.
Please contact Jennifer or Kristen with any questions  – Jennifer jtaxson@gmail.com,or Kristen Kristen.Long@cardno.com

Save The Date for the Annual Falcon 5K and Fun Run!
Be on the lookout!  The Falcon 5K and Fun Run will take place May 5th!

If you’re interested in helping out with a variety of preparations that make this event a success, please reach out to Nicole Gummer at nicole.gummer@gmail.com or Kerry Creighton at kerry.creighton@gmail.com.

Community Events

The 2018 Summer Camp Guide for Students with Special Needs is now available.

Please email us at prc@fcps.edu or call us at 703-204-3941 to request a copy.

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