Issue 27 | Feb. 16, 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
President's Day - No School
Mon., Feb. 17

FHES PTO Spirit Night @ Mellow Mushroom
9155 Poplar Ave., Germantown
Thurs., Feb. 20

FHES PTO Interest Forms Due
Fri., Feb. 21

Family Fox Fest Sponsorship Forms Due
Fri., Mar. 13

Spring Break - No School
Mon., Mar. 16 - Fri., Mar. 20
Information & Event Details
FHES PTO Spirit Night this Thurs., Feb. 20
Best Buddies Club
The Forest Hill Best Buddies club met this week to make valentines for their favorite teachers and staff. 

It was also a very special time for one of our buddies, Kayden. Kayden was not feeling well last Friday night and missed the daddy/daughter dance, so the Best Buddies members held an impromptu dance party for Kayden and her father. All Best Buddies members danced around them on stage and had the best time. A special thanks to club sponsors Mrs. Greer and Ms. Crawford and all other Forest Hill staff that make this club possible for our students.
FHES Lake Landscaping Improvements
The GMSD Board of Education recently approved some landscaping work for the FHES lake. A sidewalk will be constructed as well as a walking path around the lake. The goal is to "green-up" the area and make it nice for the community.
Opportunities to Take Action
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 .
Family Fox Fest Sponsorships
Family Fox Fest is just around the corner! We are looking for family and business sponsorships for our first EVER spring fundraising event! If you would like to participate, please fill out this sponsorship form and return it with a check made out to FHES PTO to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, March 13th. You may also drop it off at the front desk.

For any questions or to donate to our auction, please contact Anna Moore .
Shout Out!
Congratulations to our All State Treble Choir Students
Congratulations to FHES students Jesse Brown, Marco Ovando, Emily Weaver, and Lila Wilkerson for making the All State Treble Choir! These awesome foxes were recognized at the February 11th GMSD Board of Education meeting for their accomplishment.
Save the Date
Kindergarten Camp June 1-5, 2020 at FHES
GMSD News
GMSD Upcoming Parent Engagement Opportunities
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. 
Houston High PTSO Board Member Interest Forms due by 3/1
Houston High School's PTSO is looking for board members for next year! If you will have a student at Houston High next year and are interested in serving on the 2020-2021 HHS PTSO Board of Managers, please complete this form  and return to  Sherri Sands by March 1, 2020 via email or the PTSO mailbox in the HHS front office.

Listed on the attached form are all the positions on the HHS PTSO Board.

If you have any questions, please contact  Sherri Sands.
Need More Information?
Check out the  Forest Hill Elementary PTO website or email the PTO directly if you have any questions or comments.