25 September 2017
V o l u n t e e r s  N e e d e d !

We're so excited about this years fundraiser that will encourage students to serve others and the community and to build their character while also raising funds for our school. 

There are a few volunteer opportunities throughout the event---Prize Distributors, Ice Cream party volunteers, and help hanging signs. For more information, contact Noelle Mullins,  foxmillptafundraising@gmail.com.
Fall After School Activities are here!After
Art | Sports | STEM | Running | Stay tuned for more...

Art Club | Gr 4-6
Wednesdays, Oct 4 - Nov 8, 3:30-4:45
We draw, we paint, we sculpt. Everyone is encouraged to be creative, to experiment, and to reach the limits of their imagination in this open studio environment.  $85/student,  Register at pay4schoolstuff.com Questions? Toni Welles, Tlwelles@fcps.edu

sports spectacular class winter 2011 Overtime Athletics | Gr K-6
Mondays, Sept 25 - Nov 27, 3:35-4:35 (n o class 10/9, 11/6) Kids practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites throughout the session: basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, capture the flag, wiffle ball, bump and bite, knights and dragons, and more! OTA emphasizes playing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness. Every child gets a participation medal!   $90/student,  Register at ota-nova.jumbula.com/#/after-school-programs

Intro to Computer Science & Coding | Gr 1-4
Tuesdays Oct 3 - Nov 28, 3:35-4:35
Intro to CS & Coding: Students start with hands-on activities, then use their new knowledge to create programs, solve problems, and make games. Experienced instructors help kids learn functions, variables, conditionals, and more. Students finish with a final project and a strong base for future learning.
$130/student,  Register www.stemexcel.org/foxmill, Questions, info@stemexcel.org.

Website Design | Gr 3-6
Thursdays, Oct 5 - Nov 30, 3:35-4:35
By learning about user experience, type and color, art placement and use, text and graphics effects, interface design and utilizing negative space, kids learn to think about aesthetics differently when creating websites. Instructors work with each student, so they can create websites unique to them. By Nov 30, kids will each have a beautiful website of their own.  $130/student,  Register www.stemexcel.org/foxmill, Questions, info@stemexcel.org

Girls on the Run! | Gr 3-6
Tues/Thurs,  Sept 25 - Dec 10,  3:35-4:50
This 10-week Youth Development Program teaches girls to be strong, healthy, and confident. We cover topics like positive thinking, standing up to peer pressure, positive body image, and healthy relationships. A celebratory 5k will end the season. Program Fee is $175, various discounts and financial assistance is available. Register at www.gotrnova.orgQuestions? Claudia Tuller-Brooke, tullerb2@aol.com
Parent Coaches Needed for FMES Basketball Program
Just 1 Hour / Week

If you've coached any sport, have "herding cattle" on your resume, or are willing to pretend you know what you're doing---you're qualified!

Each year we serve about half as many kids as want to participate because we don't have enough coaches---let's help get kids off screens and into the gym!  

One hour/week, two sessions to choose from:
  • Gr K-3, 6:00-7:00 pm (more help needed for the first session)
  • Gr 4-6, 7:00-8:00 pm
Youth sign-up hasn't started---look for that in an upcoming issue of Fox Prints Eight (8) Thursday sessions run Oct 19 - Dec 14 (no session Nov 23). If you have to miss a session or two, that is okay.

Please consider volunteering for this rewarding experience! Contact Mike Harloff, mpharloff@gmail.com.
Get ready for the Virginia Readers' Choice program!

This program is optional---participating students have until the end of March to read and summarize books.

Students learn about the VRC program during the first quarter of school. Students who read and summarize at least 4 VRC books are invited to a voting party in April, where they celebrate and vote for their favorite VRC book. Our Fox Mill votes become part of the statewide results, and we find out which books are the most popular across the state in May. 

More information, including book lists, is available at the VRC website, www.vsra.org/vrc/. Summary sheets and details are available in the FMES library and its Blackboard site.  Let Mrs. Diamond know if you have any questions! We hope everyone enjoys the selections this year!
JCC JCC Newsjcc
First meeting, Wed., September 27 in the cafeteria

Future meetings planned for Nov 8, 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.

If you are new to Fox Mill or to 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.
sun camera The Yearbook needs YOU to submit photos!yearbook
Make sure your child, his/her class, and all the fun they have at Fox Mill are preserved in the yearbook!

Whenever you attend a school activity, take a few photos and email them to fmesyearbook@gmail.com. As long as they aren't blurry and show kids' faces, they are perfect---Cell phone pictures are great! Spirit days, class parties, candid shots of students working or with their reading buddies, eating lunch in the cafeteria, field trips---we'll need photos of all of these activities.
Join us for the School Fall Cleanupclean
October 28,  10:00 - 12:00 

Want to help get the school grounds ready for the cold? S how up at 10:00 am in front of Fox Mill ES. See you there!


Mark your calendar

25 September
Girls on the Run begins
Overtime Athletics begins

27 September
First JCC Meeting

9 October
5 - 19 October

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

3 November

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