FHES PTA Update for 4/21-4/27

In this issue:
  • Dining for Dollars – April 23rd at Bards Alley and Rita’s!
  • Save the Date – 10th Annual Falcon 5k and Fun Run is May 4th – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
  • Penny Wars – Spare Change Drive
  • Artsonia – Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Soon!
  • Community Information


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We update Facebook and Twitter often!  Please make sure you are following us on our social media accounts to get updated information.

SAVE THE DATE!!!  Registration is OPEN! 

It’s Time!  Sign up NOW and grab your shoes.  The annual Flint Hill Elementary School 5K and Fun Run is right around the corner.

*Please note, prices have now risen and you can no longer receive a 5K t-shirt.

Not up for running?  Sign up HERE to volunteer before and on race day.  We need a lot of people to make this event a success.

Start Saving Your Cents

Save your change for Flint Hill’s first Penny Wars spare change drive to benefit the Flint Hill PTA!

More details to come in May, but start saving those pennies (and nickels, dimes, and quarters) now!

Find Personal Mothers Day and Teacher Appreciation Gifts with ANY of Your Children’s Artwork on Artsonia

Artsonia is an exciting online digital art gallery that provides parents with access to their student’s artwork throughout the year.  Artwork from home can also be uploaded and keepsakes can be purchased (with quick delivery!) with any of this art– coasters, phone cases, ceramic tiles, jewelry, cards and more.  Flint Hill earns 20% off each order!

Students in grades K-3 will have a Mothers Day art project completed the week after Spring Break.  May 5 is the deadline to order for Mothers Day.  Artsonia gifts, such as magnets, also make great personal gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6-10).   Go to www.artsonia.com to view and upload your child’s artwork today!

Please contact Ms. McAlister sdmcalister@fcps.edu if you are unable to login to Artsonia and she will help you to sign up and activate your account.  She could also use help uploading artwork to Artsonia, so please let her know if you can help!

Coming Soon…Teacher Appreciation Week

Please look for more details in the coming weeks on school wide and grade level participation in celebrating our amazing teachers! Teacher gift card raffle, snack and smoothie bar, and more planned.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 through 10.

Celebrate our Stars

Gift Card Raffle

For the 4nd year, the PTA is holding a gift card raffle for the teachers & staff every day of Teacher Appreciation Week. We are asking Flint Hill families to donate restaurant or store gift cards (anywhere from $5 to $25) for this raffle.  If you are interested in contributing to this raffle, please send your gift card to the main office in a sealed envelope marked “Teacher Raffle.” Please include the amount of the gift card inside the envelope (sometimes the gift cards do not list the amount, and the PTA wants to make sure they are distributed evenly). Please send in gift cards by Wednesday, May 1.

More details to come about Teacher Appreciation Week in Tuesday Folders on April 23.

Community Information 

Thoreau PTA vaping info session
Informative Session on Vaping and Juuling

Thursday, April 25th at 9:30am
Thoreau Middle School

Please join the Thoreau PTA and Administration during our next PTA meeting for an informative parent discussion to learn more about vaping and juuling.

Consuela White is an Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug teacher, from the FCPS Office of Student Safety and Wellness. Consuela will be on hand to help us learn more about vaping and juuling, as well as answer any questions we may have.

Please take a short break from work and invite your friends, so we can spread the word about how this is impacting our students.

More info can be found HERE

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