FHES PTA Update for 9/2-9/8

[ September 2nd – 9th, 2018 ] [Issue 2]

In this issue:
  • Welcome Back Flint Hill Families
  • Food Donation Program
  • Snack Donations for Flint Hill
  • Reflections
  • Join the PTA
  • My School Anywhere
  • Support the PTA When You Shop

*All communications questions can be directed to Jessica Moore by replying to this email or at fhescomm@gmail.com

Cafeteria Food Donation Program at Flint Hill

Flint Hill ES is excited to partner once again with Food for Others, to eliminate the excess food in the cafeteria from being thrown away.  We are looking for volunteers to come to school and pack up the donations and deliver them to the Food for Others Pantry in Merrifield, VA. (located at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031)    https://www.foodforothers.org/

This is a great way to give back to the Fairfax County Community.  Please click on the link below for more information.   If you have any questions, please contact Amy Williams at aywilliams1@fcps.edu.  Thank you in advance for helping this program to be a success.


Snack Donations at Flint Hill
We are looking for donations of individually wrapped nut free snacks to help students in need.  (Goldfish, Cheeze It’s, Granola bars, etc.)  If you are able to donate a box to our school it would be greatly appreciated.  Please send all items in the main office.  If you have any questions, please contact Amy Williams at aywilliams1@fcps.edu.  Thank you for your generosity!

Reflections: “Heroes Around Me”
Reflections is back for another year and we love to see what students come up with! Reflections is a nationwide program for promoting the arts while encouraging students to use artistic ways to express themselves.This year’s theme is: “Heroes Around Me.” Artwork can include a variety of different mediums such as dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, or visual arts.

Entries will be due in October, so there is plenty of time to participate. Reflections is open to all grade levels and all abilities. Information can be found HERE or by contacting the chair, Jessica Moore at fhescomm@gmail.com with any questions.

If parents have experience in any of the art areas listed above and would like to be a judge, please reach out to Jessica (or reply to this email!)!

Join the PTA!

Joining doesn’t mean a big commitment – it’s a way to support all the great things the PTA does
for our school and its students. PTA members gain access to the school directory and your
membership fee of $20 goes directly to your children’s education through PTA programs. Each
family must join each academic year. All families who join the PTA this year will receive a Flint
Hill note pad.

You can join by logging into your PTA/Parent portal at www.MySchoolAnywhere.com using
your email address. New to Flint Hill?  Add yourself to our parent portal by going
to www.join.myschoolanywhere.com. School Code: FlintHillFalcons

Donations to the Friends of Flint Hill Fundraiser can also be made through MySchoolAnywhere
when you join the PTA. 100% of the funds raised through this tax-deductible fundraiser go to
support PTA programs. Don’t forget to check with your employer – many will match your gift!

Membership questions? Contact Mimi Tom at membership@fhespta.org.


The PTA is pleased to announce that MySchoolAnywhere (MSA) will now be our primary PTA/parent portal. Besides being our online school directory, MSA will be our 1-stopshop for our PTA events including: PTA membership, Afterschool Registration, and so much more!

You should have already received an e-mail asking you to update and confirm your information.If you are returning to Flint Hill, your login is your e-mail address. If you have forgotten your password, simply click “forgot my password” to retrieve it.

If you are new to Flint Hill, you can add yourself by going to www.join.myschoolanywhere.com
(school code is FlintHillFalcons).

Any questions? Please contact our Directory Chair, Natacha Moore (fhesdirectory@gmail.com).

Support the PTA When You Shop!

Giant A+ Rewards Program begins on September 7, so make sure that your card is
registered. You do NOT need to re-register your card each year if your school
selection(s) remain the same as last year (Flint Hill ID# 02119)

Use the Amazon School Special Link every time you shop to earn rebates of 4 – 10%.

Office Depot/Office Max: Simply provide Flint Hill ID# 70105119 at checkout (in-store
and online) and FHES will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!

Earn Bonus Box Tops for FHES! Shop at WalMart, Sam’s Club, BJs or Boxed.com and buy
participating products and earn 50 or 100 BONUS Box Tops (= $5 or $10) for Flint Hill. Shop this
week as many offers end Sept. 9/10 (Sam’s Club ends Sept. 30). Go to
https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/in-store-offersto learn more and download the app
to scan your receipt.

Eat dinner at Chipotle in Vienna on September 25 and Flint Hill will receive 20% of your bill!
Watch for a flyer in Tuesday folders with more details.

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