Issue 5 | Aug. 18, 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! Click here for more ways to stay connected !
Forest Hill Happenings
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

Germantown Board of Education Meeting
Mon., Aug. 19 | 5:00 pm Work Session | 6:30 pm Board Meeting
Germantown City Hall | 1930 S Germantown Rd.
See below for more info

FHES Community Open House & Tours
Sat., Aug. 24 | 12:00-2:00 pm
FHES | 3368 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Germantown, TN 38138

Redbirds vs Royals | Battle of the PTOs at Autozone Park!
Sat., Aug. 24 | 6:35 pm
Autozone Park | Memphis, TN
See below for more info

Due Date: Teacher Treat Items
Mon., Aug. 26
See below for more info

Honor Choir Auditions for 3rd - 5th graders
From Aug. 28 to Aug. 30
See below for more info

FHES Spirit Night @ Forest Hill Grill
Thurs., Aug. 29 | 3:45-9:00 pm
Forest Hill Grill | 9102 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138
See below for more info

Save the Date: The Foxtail Fling
Sun., Sept. 22 | 6-9:00 pm
P.O. Press Public House & Provisions | 148 N Main St, Collierville, TN 38017
See below for more info
Information & Event Details
Curriculum Nights Coming this Month!
Curriculum Night is a chance to meet with your student's teacher in their classroom to preview the year's goals and objectives and complete any special kick-off assignments.
Key Dates for Kindergartners
"Boo Hoo Breakfast" | Mon., Aug. 19 | 9:00 am:
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! Parents may walk their Kindergartners in to their classes Monday through Wednesday of this week.
Germantown Board of Education Meets Mon., Aug. 19
The next business meeting of the Germantown Board of Education is this Mon., Aug. 19 at 6:30 pm. The work session begins at 5:00 pm.

Monday's meeting will take place in the City Council Chambers at Germantown City Hall. Please note that during their work session at 5:00 pm, they will discuss the following item that impacts our school:
The Land Exchange and Land Use Agreements for Houston Levee Park and Land Currently on the Forest Hill Elementary School Property


Please contact the Board of Education members for questions or concerns.
Open Invitation to Show Off our New School!
The Germantown Municipal School District and the City of Germantown are excited to share Forest Hill Elementary School with the community later this month.  

The school doors will open to the general public from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on Sat., Aug. 24. Students and teachers will be on hand along with parent volunteers to offer tours. Each tour takes approximately 40 minutes.

“This building is special because it was designed by the stakeholders that will use it,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel describing the educational space.  

Below are more features about our new school to share with your friends and family. All are invited to come experience FHES for themselves on Sat., Aug. 24!
  • The first school built in Germantown since 1982, the 110,000 square-foot hub for enhanced learning will serve students in kindergarten through the fifth grade. 
  • The school features large windows in the classrooms and corridors which allow daylight and views into the heart of the building.
  • Opportunities for learning extend beyond the building and throughout the 36-acre site which includes a historic oak tree and a pond. A theatrical stage, a full-service art studio, and gym with hardwood basketball court will be amenities available to the larger community of the Germantown Municipal School District.
  • Trademarks of GMSD capital projects are evident in the technologically advanced classrooms, media center, bright and welcoming corridors, and the integration of STEAM spaces throughout.
It's a Win-Win! Battle of the PTOs and the Memphis Redbirds!
Come out to support Forest Hill Elementary's Parent Teacher Organization on Sat., Aug. 24 at 6:35 pm as they cheer on your Memphis Redbirds! The Redbirds are taking on the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), and there will be a Terminix Fireworks Show following the game. 

For just $17, you get:
  • 1 reserved Field Box seat
  • 1 hot dog and soft drink voucher
  • 1 Redbirds hat

For each ticket purchased through the link below, $4 will go to support Forest Hill Elementary School!  The PTO that raises the most money will be awarded a ceremonial first pitch, and if they sell 250 or more tickets, they will participate in a check presentation on the field!

Click here to purchase tickets ! The deadline i s the Fri., Aug. 23 at 11:59 pm.
Calling All Room Parents!
Being a Room Parent is a great way to be part of your child’s fun! We’re looking for volunteers to help our teachers, plan celebrations, and communicate with parents. 

Please sign up on the Room Parent Volunteer form in your child’s classroom on their Curriculum Night!
Our Library Needs Your Help!
We have 15,000 shiny, new books in our amazing library. In the next two weeks, we need to get them all scanned into the inventory. We must be sure we received every book ordered and that each book is in the correct spot before we start letting the students check them out. 

We have three scanners and laptops to use for this project, and many hands make little work! If you can help out with this project, please sign up using this link. What a wonderful mission we have ahead of us!

Support your Student, School, & Community!
FHES Honor Choir | What Does the Fox SING?
FHES Honor Choir will be holding auditions for 3rd through 5th graders for the 2019-2020 year the last week of August.

The choir will perform the National Anthem at Grizzlies and Redbirds games, present a Holiday and Spring program, and sing at other school events!
 
To audition:

We’re excited to hear the beautiful voices of our FHES students!
Monthly "Teacher Treats" Non-perishable Drinks & Snacks Needed!
Each month the PTO plans a special “Teacher Treat” for our amazing FHES faculty and staff to show them our heartfelt appreciation for all they do.

This month we need your help stocking our beverage and snack closet with non-perishable items that we will then share with our faculty and staff.

If you are looking for a way to serve your child’s teacher but want to keep it simple, this is your opportunity! Here's what to do:
  • Follow this link to the Sign-Up Genius to sign up to donate an item on the list.
  • Label your donated items as “TEACHER TREATS” and turn them into the blue basket at the main entrance front office (or send them with your child along with those delivery instructions).
  • All items are due by Mon., Aug. 26.

Thank you in advance for helping us show our faculty & staff how appreciated they are! 
Spirit Night at Forest Hill Grill!
Come eat dinner between 3:45 and 9:00 pm on Thurs., Aug. 29 for Forest Hill Elementary School Spirit Night at Forest Hill Grill. See you there!
ISO: FHES PTO Committee Members
Do you enjoy helping plan 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 and activities throughout the school year.

View our SignUpGenius list  to check out the opportunities and sign up today! The committee chair will then contact you with more information.

Interested in other areas? Please visit our PTO website .
Still Time to Show Off Your FHES Spirit!
There's still time to get your FHES spirit items - shirts, hoodies, car decals, yard signs, and flags!

Reading BINGO still a "GO!"
There is still time to help your student start the year off with a sense of accomplishment and get some reading practice!

There are lots of ways to "win!"

Click below for your grade-specific reading BINGO sheet:
BoxTops Are a Great Way to Earn Money for our School!
We will register for this program once we receive our official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (a requirement to enroll). Until then, please clip and save your BoxTops for FHES!

Please note: eventually the BoxTops program will become digital-only (using the app to scan your receipts). Participating brands are starting to change their packaging - however, traditional BoxTops will still be honored. 

Does Your Student Have a Flash the Fox Backpack Clip?
We hope your little foxes are settling into their academic routine at our new and beautiful school! 

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses, each of our incoming students were given a Fox backpack clip along with some great coupons from our sponsors. 

If your child hasn't received one, please email the FHES PTO  with your  child’s name, teacher and grade.  We want to be sure each Forest Hill Fox has one of their very own!
Adults, Save the Date for our Fall Fundraiser, The Foxtail Fling!
Mark your calendars for our fall fundraiser, The Foxtail Fling. It will be held Sunday, September 22 at P.O. Press Public House & Provisions in Collierville from 6:00-9:00 pm and will be a special treat for adults only!

We will share more information soon and open up the ticket sales later this month!
Need More Information?
If you've got questions or comments, please email the FHES PTO . We love to hear from you!