Issue 1 | July 21, 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! Be sure to follow Forest Hill Elementary on Facebook , too !
Upcoming Events
Fathers of Forest Hill Dads' (+ Kids') Night Out
Mon., July 29 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Lenny's 9077 Poplar Ave, Germantown, TN 38138

FHES Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thurs., Aug. 8 | 3:30
3368 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138
Before Meet the Teacher

 FHES Meet the Teacher
Thurs., Aug. 8 | 4:00-7:00 pm
3368 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138

Curriculum Nights for all Grades
From Aug. 15 to Aug. 27
See below for specific dates

"Boo Hoo Breakfast" for Kindergarten Parents
Mon., Aug. 19 | 9:00 am
FHES cafeteria

FHES Community Open House & Tours
Sat., Aug. 24
Check out the GMSD 2019-2020 school year "Family Friendly" Calendar for more!

FHES Teachers & Staff - Update!
We are so proud to have some of the best teachers and staff around joining us for our first school year and look forward to meeting them on Aug. 8 for our Family Ribbon Cutting and Meet the Teacher.

A few folks were missing from last week's list, so be sure to click here to check out the updated list of all our new teachers and staff! Welcome aboard!
Information & Event Details
Ribbon Cutting + Meet the Teacher
Thursday, Aug. 8 is a big day for our new school!

Grab a pair of scissors for each of your students (plus a few extras) and walk - don't run - to join us for our official Family Ribbon Cutting Ceremony starting at 3:30 pm.

We will follow the Ribbon Cutting with our Meet the Teacher event. We'll get the chance to meet everyone, locate classrooms, pick up pre-paid items, look around the new school, find out about REACH , visit the PTO table, get car rider or bus information, and more!

Students in 1st - 5th grades will meet their assigned teachers! Kindergarten parents, check out more info for you below.
Mark your calendars (and share with others) that we will have an Open House for the community, complete with school tours on Sat., Aug. 24! Watch this space for more information coming soon.
*For anyone who may miss Meet the Teacher on Aug. 8:
  • If you ordered pre-paid items (supplies, spirit shirts), you can pick them up in the school bookstore. 4th and 5th grade students can also buy their agenda books here.
  • Class rosters for 1st-5th grades will be posted at the front of each grade level's hallway as well as outside each teacher's door.
  • Car rider numbers and bus information can be picked up in the gym.
  • If you need information about REACH (our before and after school program) please call Germantown Parks and Recreation or visit their website for more information. 
  • There will be signs posted and teachers around the building on Day One to help everyone find their way!
Save the Date for Curriculum Night!
Curriculum Night is a chance to meet with your student's teacher in the classroom to preview the year's goals and objectives and complete any special kick-off assignments.

Be on the lookout for more info from your teachers!

  • Preschool - Mon., Aug. 19, 6:00 pm
  • Kindergarten - Thurs., Aug. 15, 6:00 pm
  • 1st Grade - Tues., Aug. 20, 6:00 pm
  • 2nd Grade - Tues., Aug. 27, 6:00 pm
  • 3rd Grade - Mon., Aug. 26, 6:00 pm
  • 4th Grade - Tues., Aug. 22, 5:30 pm
  • 5th Grade - Tues., Aug. 22, 6:00 pm
Calling all Fathers of Forest Hill!
Join us for a come-and-go event for our fathers and father figures to spend time with their students before school starts.

Our “Dads' Night Out” will be Mon., July 29, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Lenny's on Poplar and Forest Hill Irene. Kids eat free on Mondays! And for dessert we'll stop by Miccos Snocones! Hope to see all guys and their students there!
FHES Helping Hands is looking for 9-week volunteers
The FHES PTO Board wants to give  all  parents and friends of FHES the opportunity to be involved and serve our school in a variety of ways and times. That's why we've created Forest Hill Helping Hands.

Sign up for a 9-week stint of being "on call" for whatever help is needed at the school. When something comes up, an email will be sent to this committee asking if you can help out. "Help" could include anything from moving furniture to donating food for an event.

In order to avoid volunteer fatigue, and since some seasons of life are busier than others, we will create a new Helping Hands list each 9 weeks. Feel free to sign up more than once!

Look for the Forest Hill Helping Hands sign-up sheet for our first 9 weeks at the PTO table at Meet the Teacher on Aug. 8.  
Key Dates for Kindergartners
Meet the Teacher Event | Aug. 8:
  • Kindergartners will meet ALL the teachers this night but will find out their specific teacher the following week.
  • To make sure our Kindergartners make a smooth transition to school life, we will have staggered start dates for the first week of school. At Meet the Teacher on Aug. 8, parents can choose a staggered start day, if they haven't already.
  • At Meet the Teacher, be sure to pick up supply boxes and spirit gear if you ordered any, visit the PTO table, get car rider and/or bus information.

Week of Aug. 12th:
Kindergarten students will attend one day this week. Your choices are Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. School starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm.

Curriculum Night | Thurs., Aug. 15:
Kindergarten parents will come to the school to find out their child's teacher and meet with the teacher for a Curriculum Night in the newly assigned classroom. More information on Curriculum Night coming soon!

"Boo Hoo Breakfast" | Mon., Aug. 19:
Plan on attending the "Boo Hoo Breakfast" for Kindergarten parents at the school right after drop off! It'll be at 9:00 am in the cafeteria. Bring a tissue!

Week of Aug. 19th:
It's go-time for ALL Kindergartners! This will be the first "full" week of school for our Class of 2032 - go get em' Foxes!
Forest Hill Foxes' Running Club

The Forest Hill Foxes’ Running Club is looking for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to participate in our upcoming fall cross country season.
  • Our runners train to compete in one-mile races through Memphis Youth Athletics.
  • Our first meet will take place on Monday, August 26 at Shelby Farms. 
  • We have summer conditioning practices going on right now--Shelby Farms (Gate 8) on Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00 am and Tuesday evenings at 5:00-6:00 pm at the Cameron Brown Park Greenway Entrance. 

Official practices begin in the fall, days and times TBD. 

Please feel free to direct any questions about our program to Mrs. Lanie Wood at  rita.wood@gmsdk12.org
Supply Lists per Grade
Below are links to the supply lists for each grade. If you ordered a kit from Kidz School Box, you can pick it up at the Meet the Teacher event on Aug. 8.

GMSD Dress Code
FHES will be following the GMSD Dress Code. Please review the guidelines posted on the website, GMSD Dress Code
ISO: FHES PTO Committee Members
Do you enjoy planning big events? Do you have creative ideas to raise funds for our school? Do you have a passion for taking care of our teachers and staff? If you answered "Yes!" or even "Maybe?" we would love your help in making our inaugural year at FHES a success! 

Come join us! The FHES PTO is in search of dedicated committee members to help with planning special events throughout the school year.

View our SignUpGenius list to check out the opportunities and sign up today! The chair of the committee you sign up to help will contact you with more information.
If you have any questions or comments, please email the FHES PTO . We love to hear from you!