Issue 30 | March 8, 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
Women's History Week
Mon., March 9 - Fri., March 13

Spring School Pictures
Tues., March 10

Family Fox Fest Sponsorship Forms and T-shirt Orders Due
Fri., Mar. 13

Spring Break - No School
Mon., Mar. 16 - Fri., Mar. 20

Special Education Awareness Week
Mon., March 23 - Fri., March 27

Houston Middle School Open House for Rising 6th Grade Parents
Thurs., March 26 at 6:00 pm

Fathers of Forest Hill Family Night Out
Mon., March 30 from 5:30 - 7:30
Lenny's at Poplar and Johnson

"I Love Germantown" Art Contest Entries Due
Fri., April 3

FHES Family Fox Fest
Sun., April 5 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Forest Hill Elementary School

FHES Fine Arts Night and PTO General Meeting
Tues., April 7 at 6:00
Information & Event Details
FHES Celebrates Women's History Month March 9-13
Our Foxes will be celebrating Women’s History this week with some fun, daily themes!

  • Mon., March 9: HEROES AND SHEROES DAY | Let’s celebrate the women we think are our heroes by dressing up as your favorite woman from history OR your favorite superhero!
  • Tues., March 10: THANK YOUR INSPIRATION | Students will create thank-you notes for a woman who inspires them!
  • Wed., March 1: THE COLORFUL WORLD OF WOMEN | Students will get to choose a coloring sheet of a famous woman in history to be posted in our hallways!
  • Thurs., March 12: WEAR WHITE FOR WOMEN DAY | All students are encouraged to wear white and join our 3rd and 4th graders for a “Women’s March” through our decorated halls!
  • Fri., March 13: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MUSEUM | Our 5th grade Foxes will be putting on a Living Wax Museum in the cafeteria at 9:30 am!
GMSD Information on Health Concerns
GMSD Families,

We are aware that many families are concerned about COVID-19 or coronavirus. Our district is following recommendations from the  Shelby County Health Department Tennessee Department of Health , and  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 
COVID -19 was first detected in Wuhan City in China. The CDC is following this rapidly evolving heath situation. On January 31, 2020, the United States declared a public health emergency to help the healthcare community respond to COVID-19. Exposure to COVID-19 comes from travel to China or direct contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Everyone can do their part to respond to this emerging public health threat. Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) will continue to collaborate with state and local health departments as advised to update emergency operations plans in the event of a pandemic.
  • Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, and then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, or school, especially when someone is ill. 
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.

Fathers of Forest Hill Family Night Out - Mon., March 30 from 5:30-7:30pm
Join us for a come-and-go event for father and father figures to spend time with their students for the evening. Our second "night out" will be at Lenny's at Poplar and Johnson on Mon., March 30 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

All kids eat free that night, and we will also be stopping by Miccos Snocones & Shakes on the way out to grab some dessert. Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, etc., are all invited.

 Email Matt Mitchell if you have any questions.
Opportunities to Take Action
Register today for the GMSD Stampede & Color Run!
The GMSD Stampede & Color Run is around the corner.  Floating trophy goes to the class with the most participation!

Calling All Artists! "I Love Germantown" Entries due April 3
It's time for the second annual Germantown Municipal Council Art Contest! This year's theme is “I Love Germantown.” 


Please submit all entries to the office by Fri., April 3. If you have any questions please email Robyn Pela .
Save the Date
First Annual Family Fox Fest - Sun., April 5 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Family Fox Fest is just around the corner on Sun., April 5 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm 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 (also seen below) and return it with a check made out to FHES PTO to your child's homeroom teacher by Fri., March 13. You may also drop it off at the front desk.
  • T-shirt order forms are here (and below).

For any questions or to donate to our auction, please contact Anna Moore .
FHES Fine Arts Night & PTO General Meeting - Tues., April 7 at 6pm
Mark your calendars for Forest Hill's first Fine Arts Night!

On Tuesday, April 7 at 6:00 pm come enjoy a night of musical student performances, student art show, sale, and activities. More details coming soon!
FHES Field Days in May!
GMSD News
Co-Chairs & Committee Members Wanted for Houston Middle PTO
Houston Middle School PTO is looking for a few creative and dedicated individuals willing to serve as Co-Chairs and Committee Members for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Please email Colleen Stewart if you are interested in hearing more about the positions available. Here are the areas that need to be filled for our upcoming school year:

  • Haunted Houston Co-chair (1) 
  • Haunted Houston Volunteer Coordinator (1) 
Germantown Municipal Council PTO Accepting Nominations
The GMC is accepting nominations for members of the PTO.
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.