FHES PTA Update for February 3rd – 9th

[ February 3rd – 9th] [Issue 21]

In this issue:
  • Show What You Know – February 20th
  • Online Safety Workshop – Parent Program – Feb. 6th
  • Snack Donations Needed
  • Box Tops Due Feb. 8th
  • Read-A-Thon is Coming Soon!
  • February Dining For Dollars – Social Burger – 2/12!
  • Girls on the Run is Back at Flint Hill! – Registration OPEN!
  • Find a Valentine’s Day Gift on Artsonia and Support FHES

Flint Hill Skate night was a huge success!  A big thank you to Gizelle Gorkowski and Megan David for organizing this fun event.  We had 305 skaters present plus many other parents there watching their children.  We raised approximately $1300.00.  Thank you to everyone who attended!

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The Show What You Know Expo is coming!

SWYK will be held February 20th during the school day for students and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for family and friends.

Sign up for free today at My School Anywhere!

  • Login to myschoolanywhere
  • Select the Signup tab in the top middle of the page
  • Please register each child individually
  • Enter the student’s first and last name, teacher name, grade, partner name if applicable, and project title

More details  can be found here:

Our Parent Program on Online Safety is THIS Wednesday, February 6th @ 7pm!Please join us THIS Wednesday evening, February 6, at 7pm, in the Flint Hill Library for our parent program, Practical Advice for Parenting in the Digital Age (For Elementary Aged Kids).  We are pleased to have Denise DeRosa, founder of Cyber Sensible (https://www.cyber-sensible.com), lead this discussion on online safety.  She will provide tips and advice to help parents manage tech use in our homes as well as strategies on how to raise kids who are able to use technology in meaningful, creative, and positive ways.  Bring your questions and your mobile devices!  

In case you cannot join us, this program will be live streamed on our PTA Facebook site.  However, we do hope you can join us in person because Denise wants to address your questions and concerns!  If you have any questions, please e-mail Gayle Schlueter at fhespres@gmail.com.

Program Description:

Parents today face an enormous challenge as we raise kids who are more tech savvy and comfortable using digital communications and social media than we are. There has been a fundamental shift in the way kids communicate today that previous generations of parents have not had to cope with. The good news is that you do not need to be a tech expert to parent effectively and keep your kids safe online. I’ll provide key tips and actionable advice to help parents manage tech use in their home. You will get step-by-step instruction on privacy and safety settings across popular mobile devices, apps, browsers, games and search engines. I offer advice and strategies on encouraging healthy tech habits and raising kids who are able to use technology in meaningful, creative and positive ways.

Snack Donation Program

We are in need of individual nut free snack donations (ex:  goldfish, pretzels, granola bars) for our snack pantry.  If you are willing and able to donate a box of snacks, we would be so grateful!  All donations can be sent to Mrs. Williams attention in the main office.  Thank you for all you do to help support ALL of our Flint Hill students!

Earn Money for Flint Hill with Box Tops!
Please clip UNEXPIRED small pink Box Tops and place in a bag or envelope and deposit in the collection box located in the lobby by Feb. 8.  Please note your child’s name, teacher’s name and the number of Box Tops included.
Box Tops can be found on hundreds of your favorite items, including General Mills cereals, Nature Valley granola, Annie’s Organic products, Ziploc, Kleenex, Cottonelle, Motts applesauce, Lysol and Hefty.

FHES Read-A-Thon – Coming Soon

It’s time for Flint Hill’s 8 th Annual Read-A-Thon! This year’s theme is “Open a Book…and Let Your Imagination Run Wild!” Our goal is to encourage our student’s love of reading while raising funds for our school. The Read-A-Thon will run from Friday, February 15 through Friday, March 1. Last year, FHES
students read over 200,000 minutes. Let’s encourage our students to surpass those minutes this year!

This year we will be taking our Read-A-Thon back online. Students will be able to build personal Read-a-thon reading pages to set their reading goals, record minutes read, and with an adult’s permission share with friends and family using social media or through email. Those friends and family are asked to support the reader by making a one-time online donation. The school receives 75% of all donations and readers keep 15% of what they personally raise to spend on prizes in our online prize store. Students who participate can also be entered in our three prize raffles.

Families choosing not to participate in the online Read-A-Thon, can still participate by requesting paper reading logs and pledge sheets for their student(s). Please request paper packets no later than Thursday, February 14th .
Look for full details in Tuesday Folders on Tuesday, February 12.

We are counting on your support to make our Read-A-Thon a success. Please help your student(s) get excited to read and “Open a Book…and Let Your Imagination Run Wild!”

Melissa Molivadas (mmolivadas@gmail.com)
Amy Martinson (martinsonaa@gmail.com)
Read-A-Thon Committee

Girls on the Run is returning to Flint Hill Elementary!

GOTR is a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-6th grade. The program teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.

Starting the week of March 4, the team will meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30 – 8:40. The program culminates in a celebratory 5k at the end of the season on the weekend of May 18th and 19th! The standard program fee is $175 and includes 20 lessons/practices, a t-shirt, water bottle, entry into the 5k, a 5k medal, and more.

Registration begins on January 28th at www.gotrnova.org.” Financial assistance is available for anyone who needs it upon registration.


Artsonia is an exciting online digital art gallery that provides parents with access to their student’s artwork throughout the year.  Most students should have Valentine’s Day art now posted.  Artwork from home can also be posted and keepsakes can be purchased with any of this art.  Delivery is quick – order by Feb. 6 for delivery by Valentine’s Day.  Flint Hill earns 20% off each order!

For your child to participate in Artsonia, you first need to grant permission for the school to provide your email to Artsonia by using this online form.  After you have granted permission, you will receive an email from Artsonia to activate your child’s account.  Once the account is activated, parents can start viewing artwork as it is posted, share it with family and friends and order products!
If you have not received an email that you child has artwork on Artsonia, you may not have activated your account.  Also, some students in the higher grades may not have as much artwork posted yet because they have been working on more time-consuming projects such as sculptures and pottery that don’t lend themselves to photography as well.  We could also use some parent volunteers to help post artwork onto Artsonia.  If you would like to help with posting artwork online, please contact Sarah Speer at FHESFundraising@gmail.com.

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