Issue 20 | Dec. 15, 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!

Forest Hill Happenings
Class Holiday Parties
Thurs., Dec. 19 & Fri., Dec. 20 (see below)

FHES PTO Spirit Night @ Forest Hill Grill
Thurs., Dec. 19

Early Dismissal
Fri., Dec. 20 school lets out at 12:15 pm

FHES PTO Spirit Day at STAKS
Thurs., Jan. 2 from 6:30 am - 2:00 pm

Next Edition of the Foxes' Den Newsletter
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020

First Day Back to School from Winter Break
Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

School Board Work Session and Meeting
Mon., Jan. 13, 2020 Work Session at 5:30 | Business Meeting at 6:30
GMSD Administration Building
Information & Event Details
New FHES Spirit Wear For Sale!
If you missed the PTO Spirit Shop at the Pancake Breakfast, there is still time to place your order! The PTO has many items for sale including sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sherpas, and rain jackets! 

All orders must be placed online by THIS Fri., Dec. 20. No money or orders will be accepted at the school.

Please go to  www.AtoZconnect.com , locate our school name, and then go to our store. (Or use the convenient AtoZ Connect app.) All items will be delivered to your child’s class in January (not before the winter break).

If you have any questions, please email  email the FHES PTO.
Bella Canvas $20
Gildan $25
Comfort Colors $25
Limited Supply of FHES Ornaments Available at School this Week
Get your FHES ornament to commemorate our first year as a school community!  

Send $10 cash or check to the school with your student this week or order through My School Bucks.
Help Support the Health Room to Close Out the Year!
Nurse Alison has two spots open next week where she needs volunteers to help out in the Health Room.

The spots are on Mon., Dec. 16 and Wed., Dec. 18 from 11am to 1pm. Click here to sign up for one (or both!). Thank you!

We also need gently used boy clothes sized for Preschoolers through 1st grade.

Please email Sara Carr if you have any questions.
Forest Hill Grill FHES PTO Spirit Night Thurs., Dec. 19
Winter Parties Coming Soon + Reminders
Reminders for parent volunteers and party goers:  ️
  • Please allow extra time for signing in at the front desk upon arrival.
  • Volunteers, please allow extra time for set up.
  • Please park only in designated areas.
  • Siblings are not allowed at classroom parties.
Holiday Coat Drive
Yearbooks on Sale Now
Yearbooks are available for preorder now!

Go to  www.balfour.com  and search for our school to place your order.

The price is $35 but will increase to $40 beginning February 1st.
Shout Outs
Thank You for a Fantastic FHES Pancake Party!
The Forest Hill PTO would like to give a giant THANK YOU to everyone that attended the inaugural FHES Pancake Party! Check out our Facebook page for more fun pictures and use the hashtag #foxpancakeparty to share yours!
An extra special thanks to our wonderful sponsors Staks, Cappuccino, Lenny’s (Main Street) and Parris Orthodontics. And thank you to Pigtails & Crewcuts for providing the face painting. Without their generous donations and incredible support this event would not have been possible. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
FHES Signature Board from the Germantown Municipal Council PTO
Many of our FHES students had the opportunity to sign this board at "Meet the Teacher" this summer, just before school began. 

The board has been mounted, prepared (to hang) and delivered to FHES this week! Thank you to the Germantown Municipal Council PTO for this amazing gift that always will commemorate our inaugural year!
GMSD Holiday Art Contest Winner Anne Frances Buffington
A huge congratulations to Forest Hill Elementary fifth-grader, Anne Frances Buffington, who recently won the GMSD Holiday Art Contest. The contest was open to all GMSD schools, and there were elementary, middle and high-school division winners. Anne Frances won the elementary division as well as beating out the other two divisions for the grand prize, making her the first elementary student to ever win the grand prize.
FHES Best Buddies Club
The Forest Hill Elementary Best Buddies club (pictured) recently held their first event.   To kick off the new club and introduce members, a cookie-decorating party was held after school Wednesday, December 4th. Around 35 students attended the event, which included decorating cookies, learning what Best Buddies is all about and learning fun-facts about their new friends.
Charity Basketball Game Recognition
Mr. Percoski and Matt Mitchell, Fathers of Forest Hill PTO board member, were recognized at the GMSD board meeting this past Monday for organizing the Charity Basketball Game. Over $2,000 was raised at the event for the West Tennessee Veterans Home through admission donations, pizza sales and the K-Kids concession stand. A huge thank you to all that volunteered and attended to make this event such a success.
Save the Date
STAKS FHES PTO Spirit Day Thurs., Jan. 2
Mother-Son Event in January
Calling all “BOY MOMS”! Our FHES inaugural Mother - Son event has been scheduled! 

Please join us on Fri., Jan. 24, 2020, at the Yard in Arlington for some fun games, laser tag, Nerf wars and more! Watch the newsletter for more information as we get closer to the date.
FHES Night at the Grizzlies
Come hear our FHES Choir sing the National Anthem as the Grizzlies look to take down the Denver Nuggets Tues., Jan. 28, 2020

Planning Has Begun for Fox Family Fun Day!
Planning has begun for Fox Family Fun Day, and we need YOU! Volunteers will be needed to help plan this fun event as well as help with games on April 5, 2020.  

Please click here to volunteer  and get an early start organizing your 2020 calendars! 

Email Anna Moore if you have any questions.
GMSD News
Spring 2020 Registration is Open for 5th-8th grade boys
Register at  www.houstonlax.net.
 
Registration deadline for boys' spring 2020 lacrosse is Fri., Dec. 20! We look forward to a great spring season!

For additional information about the boys' youth lacrosse program, please contact Wally Gardner at  gardner.wally@gmail.com  or 218-9479. 

For general club information you can visit the HLC website at  www.houstonlax.net
Need More Information?
The Foxes' Den Will See You in 2020!
Look for the first edition of the new year coming to your email inboxes on Sun., Jan. 5.

Enjoy your Winter Break everyone!
In the meantime, check out the  Forest Hill Elementary PTO website or email the PTO directly if you have any questions or comments.