October 25, 2020
Fall 2020 | Volume 2 Issue 14
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
FHES Families Select Learning Mode
Oct. 26 - Nov. 9

FHES PTO Take-Out Spirit Night
Thurs., Oct. 29 from 5:00 pm to close
Mellow Mushroom, Germantown

FHES PTO General Membership Zoom Meeting
Mon., Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm

Election Day - No School
Tues., Nov. 3

Fathers of Forest Hill Fall Motor Show
Sun. Nov. 8 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Forest Hill Elementary

Virtual Veterans Day Program
Wed., Nov. 11 starting at 1:30
Events & Information
This Week: Red Ribbon Week for Drug Awareness
Got Questions? Join Us for the FHES PTO General Membership Meeting
Please join us for the FHES PTO general membership meeting Mon., Nov. 2 at 7:00 pm.

Zoom in to hear reports from Mr. Percoski and the FHES PTO board of managers.

Have a question for Mr. Percoski? You can submit them before the meeting! Please click here to submit your questions by Fri., Oct. 30. He will answer as many as time allows.

Can't "make" the meeting? No worries - it will be recorded and shared in The Foxes' Den!

Zoom Meeting Information:
Topic: FHES PTO General Membership Meeting
Time: Nov 2, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 863 3181 9981
Passcode: 321913

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FHES Virtual Veterans Day Program
Click here to register your veteran for our Virtual Veterans Day program Wed., Nov. 11.

The program will air on the FHES YouTube channel.
Congratulations to Mr. Smith, Orchestra Teacher
Sat., Oct. 17 our orchestra teacher Mr. Smith celebrated his wedding day! To say “Congratulations” the PTO sent Mr. Smith a “His” and “Hers” coffee mug gift basket. 

Congratulations again, Mr. Smith! Your Fox Family wishes you a Happily Ever After!
Ways to Support
Health Room Needs Spare Clothes
As we move into cooler weather, we could use some long-sleeved shirts and pants for girls and boys in the Health Room for spare clothes. All sizes, 3T-10, are appreciated. 

Simple items like leggings or sweat pants are easier to match sizes. We are also out of new, size 6 boys underwear. Any donations are greatly appreciated! 
FHES PTO Take-Out Spirit Night at Mellow Mushroom Thurs., Oct. 29
Last Call! Fox Masks and Scrunchies for Sale
Hello! My name is Liliana McKenna, and I am a 16-year-old high school junior in Germantown. I have my own sewing business and have recently sold and donated over 800 masks in the community.

I am selling fox masks and scrunchies and will donate 20% of each purchase back to the FHES PTO. Masks are $10, mask/scrunchie sets are $12 and scrunchies are $5.

To order, send me a message on Instagram @toteally_u or send me an email at ballerina56789@gmail.com. I will respond to your message and confirm sizing and quantity and give you a time for a Germantown porch pick up.
You Shop, We Cheer!
When you participate in the below -- either through shopping or scanning bar codes -- portions of your purchases go to benefit the FHES PTO!

Click the logo below to sign in and set up your account. On each platform, be sure to search for and choose "Forest Hill Elementary PTO" as your organization.
Note! You have to log in through Amazon Smile each time you shop.
Log in and go to My Account to set up your Community Rewards
For questions about participating in these programs, contact Jenny Davis.
Action Requested: Select Learning Mode via Online Portal Oct. 26-Nov. 9
The online portal for families to select virtual or in-person learning for the second semester will open on Mon., Oct. 26 and close on Mon., Nov. 9. 

Please continue to check your email for upcoming communications that will help your family make this decision. 

In the coming weeks, GMSD will be sharing the following:
  • Current school-related COVID data and SCHD projections for future cases based on the Rt (reproductive rate) of the virus
  • Current enrollment numbers of virtual and in-person learners
  • Learning options based upon a number of case scenarios based on virtual enrollment 
  • Ongoing safety measures on our campuses
Nominate for Teacher of the Month and Youth Excellence Awards
Now more than ever, it's important to let our teachers and students know we appreciate their achievements. 

The Germantown Education Commission is back in session. Each month, the commission will award a Teacher of the Month and Youth Excellence recipient, but first we need your nominations!

Get them in early, as nominations stay in the pool until selected or until the end of the year.

Email Stacey Ewell if you have any questions.
In Case You Missed It: Superintendent's Report from GMSD Board of Education Meeting
Click here to watch the Superintendent's Report from the most recent Board of Education Meeting.

Mr. Manuel's portion begins at 1:59 and he discusses the Master Facility Plan, COVID-19 updates and some upcoming decision points for parents.
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