Issue 28 | Feb. 23, 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 Mayor and Aldermen Meeting
Mon., February 24 6:00 pm Agenda
1930 South Germantown Road

"Three's a Company" Audition Workshop & Auditions
Workshop Thurs., March 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Auditions Fri., March 6 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
FHES Auditorium/Cafeteria

Houston Middle School Competitive Cheer Clinic
Thurs., March 5 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Houston Middle School Gym

FHES PTO Spirit Night @ Pyros
Thurs., March 5 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm
3592 S Houston Levee Rd., Suite 101, Collierville 

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

Spring Break - No School
Mon., Mar. 16 - Fri., Mar. 20
Information & Event Details
Note from Nurse Alison | Clothes Donations
Thank you for the spare children's clothing you have sent the the Health Room. Nurse Alison makes good use of them every day. If your child comes home with some clothes from the Health Room, please wash them and return them for future use. 

If you have any spare clothes size 2T - children's size 12 for boys or girls (for warm and cold weather), she would appreciate the donation. Also, if your child is in grades K or below, keeping a spare set of clothes in their backpack is very helpful to the nurse and the teacher. 
February Teacher Treat
Pizzas and mini bundt cakes were on the menu for February’s Teacher Treat luncheon this past week. “FHES faculty and staff have a PIZZA our hearts” and “Nothin’ BUNDT love for our FHES family” were the themes for this month’s treat! 

Of course, we love our faculty and staff every month of the year, but this was an extra fun way for the Teacher Treat Committee to let our FHES family know that any way you SLICE it...they are loved and appreciated!

If you have any questions about the Teacher Treat Committee, email Sarah Naffziger.
Opportunities to Take Action
Auditions Opening for "Three's a Company" for K-5th grade
Family Fox Fest Sponsorships
Family Fox Fest is just around the corner on Sunday, April 5th from 2-5pm at FHES! 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 13. 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 STAR Award Winners!
FHES S.T.A.R. Award winners for this year are Ms. Workman (Guidance), Mr. Buse (Plant Manager), and Ms Pickens (Assistant Principal). They demonstrated exceptional dedication and service to FHES by being kind and caring, bringing out the best in others, and exemplifying the four criteria of the S.T.A.R. Award:

S.T.A.R. OF EXCELLENCE
S ervice to Schools 
T ime and Talents Invested 
A ctive Involvement 
R esults Oriented 
 
Thanks to each of them for being such STARS at our school!

Thank You to All Who Chilled for Spirit Night!
Thank you to Chill and everyone who came out to support us during our spirit night on Friday, Feb 7! We raised $102.26 for our PTO! 

The funds raised during Spirit Nights go into the general PTO operating funds that help us celebrate our teachers through teacher treats and appreciation events, purchase resources for the school, and provide free events like the recent Joys of Boys and Evening of Enchantment.

We appreciate all of our sponsors and families who participate in our events!
Thank You for an Amazing Inaugural Evening of Enchantment
Forest Hill was recently turned into an “Evening of an Enchantment” for our Father/Daughter Dance. It was truly a sweet night for all attendees, so thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event such a success. 

And a special thank you to all our local sponsors: Fresh Market; Hannah Beam Creative; Holland Studio of Photography; Holliday Flowers and Events; Neon Canvas; Pops of Color; Propcellar Party Place; Rise; Saddle Creek Orthodontics; Trader Joe’s; and Whimsy Cookie Company. 
Teacher Appreciation Meal for Conference Night
Teachers and staff members were treated to a catered meal of Italian food and several Valentine’s Day-themed desserts. Handmade and heartfelt valentines decorated the teacher workroom. Cards were delivered to staff mailboxes to be enjoyed the following day.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success from the students who created the wonderful cards to Room Parent Chair, Sarah McMaster, and all of the Room Parents who helped get the word out. It was such a special treat for the staff members to receive these notes of appreciation.

The yummy dinner and desserts could not have been possible without the help of the following people: Adrienne Berry, Sarah Foley, Ashley Pera, Kari Armstrong, Laurie Wissman, Yemi Emerauwao, Courtney Conaway, Susan Miller, Shawn Irving, Wendy Camamile, Chelsea Slabaugh, Melissa Salazar, and Ashley Robinson.
Save the Date
Kindergarten Camp June 1-5, 2020 at FHES
GMSD News
Land Exchange Update
A revised land exchange agreement involving the land behind FHES will be discussed at tomorrow’s Board of Mayor and Alderman (BMA) meeting. For more details, see recent articles:



For any questions about this land exchange, please contact the BMA or the BOE.
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.
Houston Middle School Competitive Cheer Clinic
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. 
Need More Information?
Check out the  Forest Hill Elementary PTO website or email the PTO directly if you have any questions or comments.