Issue 26 | Feb. 9, 2020
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 school!

Forest Hill Happenings
Board of Education Meeting
Tues., Feb. 11 | GMSD Administration Building
Work Session @ 5:30 pm | Click here for the agenda
Business Meeting @ 6:30 pm | Click here for the agenda
(Land Swap is not on the agenda for February)

Class Picture Day
Thurs., Feb. 13

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Thurs., Feb. 13 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

FHES Hosts First Responders Breakfast
Fri., Feb. 14 from 9:00 - 10:30 am

President's Day - No School
Mon., Feb. 17

FHES PTO Spirit Night @ Mellow Mushroom
Thurs., Feb. 20

FHES PTO Interest Forms Due
Fri., Feb. 21
Information & Event Details
Forest Hill Elementary Strings Class for 5th Graders
Did you know that Forest Hill offers a Strings class?  

The class is for fifth-grade students and currently has eighteen members.  All levels of students from beginners, to those that have years of experience, come together to perform two concerts a year as well as at special school events such as the upcoming Fine Arts night.  The class instruments include the violin, viola, cello and bass.  

We are so thankful to have teacher Anthony Smith working to develop fine arts opportunities for our Foxes.
Opportunities to Take Action
Call for Homemade Valentines for Teachers & Staff by Feb. 13
We would love to see your child's creativity at work with a homemade Valentine's Day card for his or her teacher, adopted staff member, and/or LAMPS teacher!

These cards will be a sweet touch for staff as decoration for the Teacher Appreciation Committee meal during conference night on February 13. After the event, we will distribute them into staff mailboxes for Valentine's Day (the following morning).

  • We are asking that cards be no bigger than a sheet of paper (in order to fit inside the box).
  • On the back of the card, please label the teacher (or staff member's name), the child's name, and grade.
  • Starting Monday February 10, students can drop off cards in the collection box located outside of the Reading Nook across from the Main Office.

If you have any questions, please email Ashley Robinson .
FHES Hosts Valentine's Day Breakfast for First Responders
FHES is hosting an appreciation breakfast on Valentine's day for Germantown's First Responders.


All items, with the exception of the warm casseroles, can be dropped off at the school any day before Friday and no later than 6pm on Thursday.
Fox Family: Want to Join Our Team?
Serving with the PTO is a rewarding experience that will afford you an excellent opportunity to get involved with the students, parents and faculty at Forest Hill. Please consider volunteering with the FHES PTO Board to use your skills and leadership to help make a difference in our Fox family!

Regardless of the amount of time you can give, we have something for you! Remember: you won't be alone for anything you sign up for because you will work with a committee.

Want to join? Click here for the PTO Interest Form (seen below) and return it to your child's teacher by Feb. 21.

Want to know more? Click here to open a list of PTO Roles and Responsibilities . If you have any questions about joining the PTO, please email the Nominations Committee Chair, Chelsea Slabaugh .
Houston Middle Dance Clinic - Deadline Extended to Fri., Feb. 14
The deadline to sign up has been extended to this Fri., Feb. 14. Click here to open the application (seen below). Walk-in registration is also welcome, but t-shirt supplies are limited.
Shout Out!
FHES PTO Spirit Night @ Forest Hill Grill
Thank you to Forest Hill Grill and everyone who came out to support us in December and January! We received a check for $300 to support our PTO! 

Please plan to attend our next spirit event at Mellow Mushroom on February 20th.
Save the Date
Kindergarten Camp June 1-5, 2020 at FHES
GMSD News
GMSD Upcoming Parent Engagement Opportunities
Public Viewing of the Family Life Curriculum 
Public viewings of the Family Life Curriculum and instructional materials will be held from  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 11  in the lobby of our GMSD district office at 3350 Forest Hill Irene Rd. 

Strategic Plan Town Hall For Public Feedback on March 31
District staff and school board members will present the first draft of the GMSD 2025 Strategic Plan on  March 31 from 6 pm - 8 pm  at a townhall meeting.  Staff will be available to collect public feedback.  Following the town hall meeting, the draft plan will be published at  www.gmsdk12.org .  The community is also invited to provide feedback via our online platform at that time. 
Interested in Learning More about GMSD or Know Someone Who Is?
Click here for more information and to RSVP. After you click "Sign Me Up," you'll be able to select which school you would like to tour.
Need More Information?
Check out the  Forest Hill Elementary PTO website or email the PTO directly if you have any questions or comments.