Feb. 18th – 24th FHES PTA Update!

Flint Hill Elementary PTA Update for February 11th – 17th

In This Issue:

  • Save The Date for Upcoming PTA Meetings!
  • Snack Donations Needed
  • FHES 7th Annual Read-A-Thon – Lets Read, Flint Hill!
  • Girls on the Run is Back!
  • International Night 2018 – A few spots left!
  • Save the Date for the Annual Falcon 5k and Fun Run!

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)

Fundraising Updates

Box Tops

Thank you for Supporting the PTA!
Many thanks to all that participated in our latest Box Tops collection.  Together, we collected more than 2,900 Box Tops!  Whether you submitted one Box Top or a hundred, know that every clip counts and turns into cash for our school. Keep collecting and keep us busy counting again at our next collection drive in June!

Congrats to the following classes, who collected the most Box Tops per grade level:

K – Thurston
1 – Wolters
2 – Thomas
3 – Marsh
4 – Kainth
5 – Wilson
6 – Lustre

Special mention goes out to the students who collected 100+ Box Tops:
Caty V.
Hailey V.
Matthew B.
Tessa J.
Patrick T.
Mary Elizabeth U.
Matthew K.

Dining For Dollars

Thanks, also, to everyone who participated in the Dining for Dollars event at Ledo on February 7.  Mark your calendars for the next DFD event on WednesdayMarch 7 at California Tortilla in the Oakton Shopping Center.  These fundraisers, along with the Read-A-Thon, Friends of Flint Hill and Falcon 5K, provide important funds for Flint Hill programs that benefit our students.  For more information on these programs click here.

FHES Snack Donation Program

Welcome back, families! For anyone interested in making a donation, we are currently collecting individually packaged nut free snacks to distribute to our FHES students in need.  If you would like to donate, please  send items to Mrs. Williams via the main office.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Williams at aywilliams1@fcps.edu.

February 16th to March 2nd

We kicked off the start of the 7th Annual Read-A-Thon on Friday by raffling off electronic bookmarks and students also took part in D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) time.

If your student has not already created their online Reader’s Page, please complete before their first reading session.

Families choosing not to participate through the online Read-A-Thon can request a paper Read-A-Thon packet by emailing Melissa Molivadas at mmolivadas@gmail.com. Please include student(s) name and teacher(s) in your

Can you say, “Principal Challenge”? The last time we did a Read-A-Thon our students read a total of 189,000 minutes. This year our goal is to surpass that and hit the 200,000 minutes read mark! If students can reach that goal our own Ms. Hertzberg and Mrs. Hoak will be performing the chicken dance – in full feathers! Stay tuned, more details to follow.

FHES, Read, Read, Read!!

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.

Time to Choose A Country for International Night 2018! – A few spots left!

  • 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 click HERE
    • 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.

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