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Sep
17
2018

FHES PTA Update for September 16th – 22nd

In this issue:
  • First General PTA Meeting of the Year
  • Family Science Night – Thursday, 9/27
  • After School Registration Closes Saturday, 9/22
  • Girls on the Run is Back!
  • Food Donation Program
  • Snack Donations for Flint Hill
  • Reflections – Due October 22nd
  • Join the PTA
  • Support the PTA When You Shop
  • Boy Scouts
  • Military Parent Liaison
*All communications questions can be directed to Jessica Moore by replying to this email or at fhescomm@gmail.com


First PTA Meeting of the Year – Tuesday, Sept. 18th

Join us for the first general PTA meeting of the year, Tuesday, September 18th at 9:30 am in the FHES Cafeteria.  Ms. Hertzberg will be there to recap the State of FHES Address if you were unable to make it to the Part 1 on Monday, September 17th.


Family Science Night is Coming to Flint Hill – Thursday, 9/27 @6-9pm

Join us for Family Science Night on Thursday, September 27th, brought to you by the Children’s Science Center. Activities include: Castle Geometry: Math in 3D!, Are you My Baby?:  Animal Adaptations, How Slow Can You Go?:  Defying Gravity, Fingerprint Analysis:  Forensic Science and Shrink Me!:  Taking Metric Measurements among others. Students will be participating in these hands-on experiments, specially designed to provoke interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Volunteers (aged 16 and over please) are needed from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. to set up, assist students with activities and clean up. Contact Gayle Schlueter (fhespres@gmail.com) to volunteer. We hope to see you there!


Afterschool Registration ends THIS Saturday, 9/22, at 12:01am!

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the fall session of the Afterschool Programs.  We have had an amazing response so far – we appreciate your support.  The deadline for registration is THIS Saturday, 9/22, at 12:01am.  Please do not hesitate – we have 6 classes that have filled already and have waitlists.

If you are on a waitlist, please be patient.  We will contact the vendors with our registration numbers this week.  In some cases, they are able to accomodate additional students, however, that is not always the case.  We will contact you about your waitlist status within the next week.

To register, you can go through www.fhespta.org or log in directly to your MySchoolAnywhere account at www.myschoolanywhere.com.  Once you are in your account on MySchoolAnywhere, go to “Our Store” to register or “SignUp” to join the waitlist for a sold out class.

If you have any questions, please e-mail afterschool@fhespta.org.


Girls on the Run is Back!

This program is making another run at Flint Hill for girls in grades 3-6.  Register HERE before October 5th.  Late Registration is open and no late fees will be charged for Flint Hill Students.  The fall season will go from September 24th – December 7th.  Please be on the lookout for information in the upcoming Tuesday folder.

Reach out to Gina Kramer at ginnazmail@gmail.com with any questions.


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.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/60B084CADA72BAB9-food


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 Monday, October 22nd, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Each entry submitted must have a flash drive with digital copy, including visual arts, photography, and literature entries (pdf), that should also include original/hard copy/print.

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 My School Anywhere 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.



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.


Troop 1978 Open House – October 16

Scouting is about building confidence, developing leadership and team building skills, and enjoying outdoor adventures.  Troop 1978 (http://www.troop1978.com) is a non-denominational troop that serves Vienna and is open to youth 10-17 years of age – no prior scouting experience required.  Troop 1978 is holding an open house for interested families on October 16 at 7:30pm, St. Mark Catholic Church Activity Center, Vienna. Questions? Contact us at bsatroop1978@gmail.com.


Military Parent LiaisonFlint Hill Elementary School is committed to easing new school transition and supporting the experience of our military-connected students and their families. If you are a new or continuing military parent that would like to be connected with other military parents, please contact our Military Parent Liaison.

Pamela Erickson
FHES Military Parent
military@FHESpta.org 

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