Issue 3 | Aug. 4, 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 !
Forest Hill Happenings
FHES Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Thurs., Aug. 8 | 3:30
FHES | 3368 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138

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

FHES Community Open House & Tours
Sat., Aug. 24
FHES | 3368 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138
Check out the GMSD 2019-2020 school year "Family Friendly" Calendar for more!

Information & Event Details
Ribbon Cutting + Meet the Teacher
Thursday, Aug. 8 is almost here!

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 a Meet the Teacher event. Come 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! Tell your friends and neighbors 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
Be Sure to Register!
All returning GMSD students must register by Mon., Aug. 5.

Our administration is working on class rosters and only registered students will be placed in a class in time for 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, and much more!

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!
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.  
Welcome Breakfast was a Hit!
The FHES PTO welcomed our amazing teachers, faculty, and staff as they prepared for the upcoming year with a breakfast last week. 
Thank you to Cappuccino Coffee House for providing all of the coffee for the breakfast and Harvest Church for graciously allowing FHES to use their facility last week.

We love our FHES Community!
Great Turnout for Guys' Night Out!
Thank you to all the fathers, father figures, and kids who came out Monday night for the Fathers of Forest Hill Guys' Night Out.

Around 75 people enjoyed a fantastic dinner and some quality time with each other along with Mr. Percoski, our principal.

If you are interested in being a part of the Fathers of Forest Hill Group, email Matthew Mitchell to be added to the contact list . You'll hear about upcoming events as well as opportunities to serve at the school.
Forest Hill Foxes' Running Club | Runners Needed!
The Forest Hill Foxes’ Running Club is still looking for any 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who would like to participate in our upcoming Cross-Country season.

Club Details
  • Our runners train to compete in 1-mile races through Memphis Youth Athletics.
  • Our first meet will take place on Monday, August 26 at Shelby Farms.
  • We have two summer conditioning sessions left—Tuesday, August 6, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Cameron Brown Park and Saturday, August 10, from 8:00-9:00 am at Shelby Farms (Gate 8).

Practices:
Official practices will begin Tues., Aug. 20, from 4:00-5:15 at FHES.
Our Thursday practices will be held before school from 7:30-8:30 am at FHES and Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:00 am at Shelby Farms (Gate 8).

Mrs. Lanie Wood is happy to answer any questions! Email her at rita.wood@gmsdk12.org
Frozen, Jr Auditions!
Auditions for the fall production of Frozen, Jr will be held Sun, Aug. 25 at Farmington Elementary School.


Come build a snowman with us!
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!