FHES PTA Update for Feb. 25 – March 3

Flint Hill Elementary PTA Update for February 25th – March 3rd

In This Issue:

  • Save The Date for Upcoming PTA Meetings!
  • Dining For Dollars – March 7th
  • Snack Donations Needed
  • FHES 7th Annual Read-A-Thon – Going Strong!
  • 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!  
  • March 20th at 7 PM
  • April 17th at 9:30 AM
  • May 15th at 7 PM (Election of 2018-2019 PTA Board)

Dining For Dollars

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.

Read-A- Thon Update

Calling All Readers!… Together, readers have read almost 86,000 minutes. We still need our
readers to read at least 114,000 minutes to meet our Principal Challenge. Are our readers up for
the challenge? Keep reading, Flint Hill!

If your student has not created a reader page and would like to join the Read-A- Thon, it’s not
too late! Your student’s secret code can still be added by visiting https://www.read-a- thon.com/
Please contact Melissa Molivadas (mmolivadas@gmail.com) or Becca Stille
(rebeccastille@cox.net) if you have any questions.

We have raised $9,000 and are well on our way to meeting our goal of raising $10,000 for
FHES! Thank you for supporting our school and for sharing our Read-A- Thon with family and

Thank you more importantly for encouraging your student(s) to “Open a Book…and Start Their

The Read-A- Thon will end on Friday, March 2.

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 7:30-8:30am.

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.
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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