Issue 10 | Sept. 22, 2019
Welcome to the Foxes' Den! This weekly newsletter is the place for Forest Hill Elementary Foxes to stay up-to-date on all the news and events happening at our wonderful new school! Click here for other helpful Parent Resources !
Forest Hill Happenings
PTO Donation Drive
Now through Sept. 30

PTO Membership Drive
Now through Sept. 30

Start with Hello Week
Mon., Sept. 23 through Fri., Sept. 27
Wear green on Thursday

FHES Spirit Night
Forest Hill Grill | Thurs., Sept. 26 | 3:45-9:00 pm

FHES Book Fair
Thurs., Oct. 10 | 9:15 am - 7:30 pm
FHES Gymnasium

FHES PTO General Meeting and Open House
Thurs., Oct. 10 5:30 pm* - 7:30pm
Meeting - FHES Cafeteria, Open House - Classrooms
*Please note this time change
Information & Event Details
FHES PTO Donation Drive
Thank you to the families who have donated! Please consider making a donation today through Sept. 30!

GOAL: $10,000
RAISED: $6,500
Final FLASH Drive during Car Line Friday | Will Mr. Percoski and Officer Mike Have to Sleep on the Roof?
We'll have a final donation push during car line this Friday from 3:00pm to 3:40pm to reach our goal of $10,000! And guess what happens if we get there? Mr. Percoski, our principal, and Officer Mike will camp out -- on the roof of our school!

If you want to write a check or donate some cash while in car line Friday, just FLASH your headlights! Checks should be made out to FHES PTO.

Flash the Fox, our mascot, will be there to help out for this one-time, final push for our PTO Donation Drive. Don’t forget that checkbook! Make sure to arrive early. We will stop taking donations promptly at 3:40 so that we don’t impact movement of car line.
 
This is a brand new PTO that needs your generous support! Visit the PTO website for a list of ways the PTO supports FHES through events and activities.

Look for updated class participation totals coming soon on Facebook!
The Library Still Needs your Help, Especially in the Mornings
The library is a great place to volunteer regularly!  Each day, our children check out wonderful new books to take home.  
Mrs. Mock, our librarian, needs our help with check out both before school and during the school day, especially during the 8:30-8:45 block.


If you have any questions or comments, email Brianne Davis.
Start with Hello Week at FHES Begins Monday
Start with Hello Week is a program to raise awareness and educate students on how to reduce social isolation and build a more connected school community based on kindness and respect.
"Jot It Down!" | September Teacher Treat Was a Hit
FHES faculty and staff started their day off with a treat this past Tuesday with special thanks to coffee and donut bites generously donated by Cappuccino Coffee Shop. 

The Teacher Treat committee has been busy behind the scenes to make sure our FHES family knows how appreciated they are! Committee members volunteered to assemble gift bags, put Flash the Fox stickers on coffee cups, hand deliver gift bags, and help with set up and clean up to make this event a success. 

Along with the tasty treats, everyone received a Forest Hill Elementary School notepad and pen set with a gift tag that said “Jot it Down! Forest Hill has the best Faculty & Staff in town!” 

Thank to you everyone who helped with September teacher treats! If you have questions or would like to help out next time, email Sarah Naffziger.
PTO Membership Drive | Kids Can Win Pizza Party, Extra Recess
Two chances to win:
  1. The class with the most participation in each grade wins an extra recess.
  2. The class with the most overall participation at the end of this month wins a pizza party!

If you have any questions or comments, email Christine Williams.
Please Take the FHES Counseling "Parent Needs Assessment"
Ms. Workman, our school counselor, needs your help to better meet the needs of the students at Forest Hill! Click here to take the assessment. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please  email Ms. Workman .
FHES Spirit Night at Forest Hill Grill this Thursday
Come eat dinner at the Forest Hill Grill this Thurs., Sept. 26, anytime between 3:45-9:00 pm. Remember a portion of the price of your meal goes to the FHES PTO.

Bring in the flyer or show this on your phone. See you there!
FHES Arctic Adventure Book Fair with Friends of Foxes Lunch Coming in October
There's Snow Much to Read! Please join us for the FHES Arctic Adventure Book Fair on Thurs., Oct. 10, from 9:15 am-7:30 pm in the gym!

  • Grandparents + Friends! Join your favorite Fox for lunch on Thursday 10/10 in the cafeteria during your student's regular lunch time, and then take them to the gym to shop the Book Fair! Adults may shop all day, but students must be accompanied by an adult to shop.

We Need Your Empty Milk Cartons!
Don't forget we need 450 of your empty milk cartons! Please send in clean, empty, gallon-size milk jugs to school with your child for a Book Fair craft. There is a collection box in the office.

We are collecting now through Friday, so drink your milk, Foxes!
Pre-Sale Orders for Diary of the Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball and
Dog Man: Fetch-22

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball and Dog Man: Fetch-22 presale order forms are due back to Ms. Mock by Oct. 28. Mrs. Mock has extra copies of the flyers if you need one!

If you have any questions or comments about any of the Book Fair information here, please email Jennifer Stewart .
Meet Your Foxes First Leadership Council
We have elected our representatives for our very first Foxes First Leadership Council!

Students in this council will…
  • Help give feedback and plan school events
  • Share information with peers (public speaking)
  • Initiate projects to better Forest Hill Elementary
  • Meet with leaders to learn how to become a better leader
  • Be a role model representative for our school!
 
We look forward to a fun year of helping make positive changes to our ever-growing school!

The following students were elected from their homeroom classes:
4 th  Grade:
  • Jack Betchick
  • Ashlynn Sawyer
  • Canon Day
  • AJ Armstrong
  • Molly Fuhrman
  • Sophia Rus
  • Aaron D’Souza
  • Anna Ulrich
5 th  Grade:
  • Emily Weaver
  • Jacob Harris
  • Harper Morgan
  • Tyler Schmahl
  • Ethan Berry
  • Jesse Brown
  • Gwen Palmer
  • Lila Wilkerson
  • Isabel Iglesias
  • Caroline Anderson
Grandparents' Night T-shirts on Sale
MemPops were a hit at Grandparents' Night! We sold 225 pops and MemPops is giving back $91 to the FHES PTO. Thank you for your support!

We will be accepting pre-paid orders for FHES Grandparent shirts until this Friday.

Click here for the order form. There are 3 ways to submit your form:
  1. Place your order form and payment in your student's folder.
  2. Deliver your order form and payment to the FHES office.
  3. Mail your order form and payment to FHES: 
3368 Forest Hill Irene Road
Germantown, TN 38138
Attn: Kendra Pickens
Foxtail Fling Cancelled | Thank You for Understanding
Unfortunately we had to cancel our Foxtail Fling that was scheduled for tonight.

Despite our best efforts (and P.O. Press’s best efforts), we were unable to find an alternate venue for the event that would meet our budgetary restrictions. P.O. Press and Provision’s having to close suddenly last Friday due to a breakdown in negotiations with their landlord over building repairs was very unfortunate for everyone involved. We’d like to thank them for their hard work and kindness in trying to make our event happen and want to extend our heartfelt thoughts and well wishes to them and all of their employees during this difficult time for their local business.

We will be refunding the ticket prices by the end of the month to everyone who purchased Foxtail Fling tickets. Thank you for your understanding!

If you have questions, email the PTO .
Need More Information?
Check out the  Forest Hill Elementary PTO website or email the PTO directly if you have any questions or comments. We love to hear from you!