16 October 2017
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This is the the final week of the Do Good a-thon and we're doing great. Make sure to remind those who still want to donate, they have until Thursday! We'll also be awarding prizes to students for completing their Acts of Kindness, so check them off in the Raise Craze platform.
  • Complete 3 Acts of Kindness and receive a collectible key chain.
  • Complete the Fox Mill (in-school) Kindness Challenge to be entered to win Principal for the Day.
  • The 3 classes that complete the most Acts of Kindness will receive an ice cream party on October 23.
  • The Kindness Award will go to the 3 students who complete the most Acts of Kindness, prize includes a trophy, Amazon Fire 8 HD 32gig tablet and more.
You can get the latest results on the Fox Mill PTA Facebook page so be sure to "Like" us so you can keep up in this final week:  www.facebook.com/FoxMillPta

To learn more, see what we've raised or to register, go to  www.foxmillpta.com.
Dining for Dollars at Papa John's
October 17-18, online or stores d4d
  • Order from your local Papa John's location on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17 and 18. 
  • If ordering at papajohns.com, place your order and enter promo code: Foxmill in the promo code box so we can track your order. 
  • If ordering from the store, mention Foxmill when you order to make sure your order is included. 
  • Papa John's will tally all online orders that entered the Foxmill promo code along with all called-in orders that mentioned Foxmill, and donate 20% of the total food dollars ordered!
Odyssey of the Mind
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Do you have a question about the teams or the program or what is it about?  An information evening to answer all your questions will be held on Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Fox Mill ES  Cafeteria.  Deadline to enroll is October 31st. After then the teams will be formed.
Health Room Volunteer Training
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We welcome volunteers to help care for our students in the Health Room. Training is provided by Fairfax County Health Department and is essential for anyone working in the Health Room.  No prior medical experience is necessary. 

Herndon/Reston District Office
1850 Cameron Glen Dr,  Reston
First floor, Rm 600A
October 12, 12:30-2:30 or  November 16, 9:30-11:30

If these dates are not convenient, training is offered in Annandale, Mount Vernon, and Springfield in October and November.  Call 703-481-4242 for more information, and contact Betty Andrews, School Health Aide, for dates,  ejandrews@fcps.edu.
Fall After School Activities
Limited space remains---sign up today!
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Math Olympiad team | Gr 4-6
Tuesday pm, Oct 3  - Mar 13, 6:30-7:30
Attention, problem solvers! Registration for the 2017/18 Math Olympiad team will be open until Nov 12. The team is for up to 30 students in grades 4, 5, and 6. Occasionally, meetings will be rescheduled or relocated when other events will use the cafeteria, or when school is closed due to inclement weather. Mathletes will practice problem solving strategies. There will be five monthly contests (Nov-Mar) during meetings. The team will be run by parent volunteers, and everyone, regardless of math ability, can help! A Sign-Up Genius will be sent after a student is registered. There should be at least two parents at each meeting, so plan to attend at least one meeting. Register at www.pay4schoolstuff.com. $35 per student. All materials provided. For information about the program, visit www.moems.org/index.htm. Questions about the Fox Mill team? Email Jen Highland, JenHighlandFM@yahoo.com.

FMES Basketball | Gr K-3 and Gr 4-6
Thursdays, Oct 19 - Dec 7
K-3/(FULL) , Gr 4-6/ 7:00-8:00 pm
This free activity is in the FMES Gym. Participants do not need any previous basketball experience, just the ability to be free of a screen for one hour a week! Experienced players are also welcome. This program is about exercise, learning the basics, and having fun! Space is limited and usually fills quickly. FMES BBall Program graduates include Jerry Sichting, Kurt Rambis, and Shawn Bradley. FREE. Register at www.p4ss.com. Questions? Mike Harloff, mpharloff@gmail.com.

GRACE
What is the GRACE Art Program? Established in 1976 by the Greater Reston Arts Center to supplement children's arts experience in school. Funded by our PTA, GRACE Art is presented in each classroom by parent volunteers. A few of this year's topics are Ancient Egyptian art and Andy Warhol.

What do GRACE Art Docents do? After introducing the topic for the month, you guide the children through a fun, hands-on art project using materials we make available to you. It's simple and fun!

New to Fox Mill? Come to GRACE Art's general information meeting October 18 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria!

Been a Docent Volunteer before? Join us for our first artist meeting November 1 at 9:00 am in the cafeteria!

Already know you're interested? Sign up to be a docent:  www.signupgenius.com/GRACE

New GRACE Art website:

Questions?  Nellie Scrapper, nscrapper@me.com or Jennifer Learned, cinnabean@gmail.com .
Japanese Culture Committee News
Next meeting Nov 8, cafeteria
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Thanks to all who came to the September meeting. We will host a social gathering on Wed., 25 October, 9:00 am at a membes home in Fox Mill Estates. Email jccfoxmill@aol.com for details.

Future meetings: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 30. Dates are subject to change, but will appear in Fox Prints and announced in JCC emails.

New to Fox Mill or the JCC? Our meeting is a great opportunity to meet other Fox Mill parents. We welcome newcomers, latecomers, and siblings. To be added to the JCC email list, email 
jccfoxmill@aol.com
Submit Yearbook photos!yearbook
Make sure your child, his/her class, and the fun they have at Fox Mill are part of the yearbook! Spirit days, class parties, candid shots of students working or with reading buddies, lunch in the cafeteria, field trips---we'll need photos of them all. As long as they aren't blurry and show kids' faces, they're perfect---cell phone photos are great! Send them to fmesyearbook@gmail.com.
School Fall Cleanup
October 28, 10:00-12:00
Help get the school grounds ready for the cold! S how up at 10:00 am in front of the school.fall
See you there!
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Mark your calendar

17-18 October
Papa John's Dining for Dollars

18 October
GRACE Art general info mtg
9:00 am, cafeteria

18 October
Odyssey of the Mind general info mtg
6:00 pm, cafeteria

28 October
Fall Clean-up, FMES
10:00-12:00

1 November
GRACE Art artist meeting
9:00 am, cafeteria

3 November

  
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