FHES PTA Update for September 23rd – 29th

In this issue:
  • Family Science Night – Thursday, 9/27
  • Room Parent Meeting
  • Girls on the Run is Back!
  • Food Donation Program – A few spots left!
  • Snack Donations for Flint Hill
  • Reflections – Due October 22nd
  • Dining For Dollars – Tuesday, September 25th!
  • Boy Scouts
  • Military Parent Liaison
*All communications questions can be directed to Jessica Moore by replying to this email or at fhescomm@gmail.com

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!

Room Parent Meeting:

Gizelle Gorkowski and Laura McMoil will be hosting a Room Parent meeting on Friday 9/28/18 from 9:30 am-10:30 am in the Flint Hill Cafeteria. Please come and hear what the PTA is planning for the upcoming year and the room parent involvement.  Feel free to contact us in advance if you have any questions: Gizelle Gorkowski at gmgorkowski@verizon.net or Laura McMoil at lauravallancemcmoil@gmail.com.  We are looking forward to seeing you!

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.


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!)!

Dining For Dollars – Tuesday, September 25th!

Eat dinner at Chipotle in Vienna (Maple Ave. East) on September 25 and Flint Hill will receive 20% of your bill! (Show this flyer on your smart phone so credit goes to the school!)

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

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