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FREEDOM HILL PTA EAGLE NEWS
October 27, 2020           
We are loving Harvest Spirit Week! Props to Ms. Bliss and Mr. A for organizing it. There are still a few pumpkins at Freedom Hill if you don't have one, you can pick one up. Dr. Z sent out a survey earlier this week on hybrid/in-person vs. virtual choices - please fill it out if you've changed your preferences by Friday. There is a Q&A session THIS THURSDAY (10/29, not 11/29) at 11am about it. Check out our Art Fundraiser (art upload by Friday), turn in any Boxtops you may havesee our Spirit Wear store, and donate to Teacher Appreciation
HARVEST WEEK THIS WEEK

We have a spirited week of activities planned for this week. A HUGE THANKS to Ms. Bliss and Mr. A for pulling this all together! Vote for your favorite pumpkin contest by teachers/staff. Get ready to move and groove and do a fitness challenge! Get cozy in pj's for spooky reading on Thursday. And take the art challenge on Friday! Be sure to capture it all on facebook or on Twitter so we can see all your fun! 
DR. Z Q&A ON THURSDAY AT 11AM

Families received a message including a link to update their preference for location of learning for their Freedom Hill child(ren). Dr. Z invites you to a Q&A information session on THIS Thursday, 10/29. (Note: Dr. Z's newsletter meant to say 10/29, not 11/29). Session will be recorded. Here's a form to ask a question ahead of time. You can access the meeting by clicking on this BBCU link at the following times:English Session: 11-11:30 AM
Spanish Session: 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

FDO RECAP - CHIPOTLE
Our Family Dinner Out was last week and we earned $200! Thanks to everyone who participated. Save the date for Chipotle on Nov. 17. Thank you Jennifer King!
BOXTOPS DUE TODAY
The Box Tops program fall contest is ending this week. If you have physical Box Tops around the house, please be sure to turn them in with this collection sheet to the PTA Mailbox in the office by today, Oct. 27th. Use the Box Top app? That works too! You can send screenshots to Neda Sarafrazi.
ART FUNDRAISER - DEADLINE 10/30
The Freedom Hill PTA is excited to partner with Square 1 Art to celebrate creativity and raise funds for the school! The Square 1 Art art project provides you the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child's art! Purchase gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Info is here. The Art Fundraiser is 3 easy steps:
  1. Create Art
  2. Photograph & Upload your art to Square 1 Art
  3. Shop for keepsakes!

Art upload deadline is 10/30, parent order deadline is 11/18, and deliveries should be received the week of 12/7.

More information, including directions and project lesson plans are located on the Art Fundraiser page of the PTA website including the template art paper and do's and don'ts. Questions? Need a template or supplies? Reach out to Art Fundraiser coordinators Amber Halaka and Jennifer Liu.  Please note: This is voluntary and does not take the place of anything Mr. A is teaching and assigning in class.  

FALL SPIRITWEAR NOW OPEN!
Our online spiritwear store is now open until November 6th! There are a bunch of new FHES items that we are offering this time fun looks (pj's, dry fit, etc.) - in child and adult sizes. Flier is here. Orders will be shipped to Michelle Zahalsky's house for pick-up approx. 3-4 weeks after the store close date (so by the first week of December). If you want it shipped to your house, you must select the extra USPS shipping. Thank you to Michelle Zahalsky for organizing this!                     
DIRECTORY UPDATE
Please look out for an email this week from AtoZConnect which will prompt you to update the Freedom Hill Directory with your current information. Take 2 minutes to update your info for your child, teachers, and contact info.            
TEACHER APPRECIATION HELP NEEDED
Please help the Teacher Appreciation Committee thank FHES' wonderful faculty/staff for going above and beyond as we continue with virtual learning. They are working day and night for the benefit of our children. We’d like to show our gratitude with a small tokens of our appreciation to be delivered to their school mailboxes before the Thanksgiving holiday. 

BY NOVEMBER 10TH, please consider donating money toward these gifts by visiting www.pay4schoolstuff.com or mailing a check to the Freedom Hill PTA (you can also drop the check off in the main office): 1945 Lord Fairfax Rd, Vienna, VA 22182. Questions? Contact Angela Waugaman or Ina Soepangkat

JOIN THE FHES PTA TODAY

Congrats to our yearbook raffle winner, Sara Lyons! Our Freedom Hill Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a volunteer-driven organization that facilitates exciting programs, activities, and traditions that are not otherwise funded by FCPS. Check out the membership form for families or for teachers and join today! You can join on Pay4SchoolStuff by check via mail/school drop off. Q's? Contact Kerrey Olden

NOMINATE A TEACHER/STAFF MEMBER
Do you know a teacher or staff member who has just gone above and beyond? Want a way to recognize them with FCPS? Check out FCPS Cares! It's an easy, quick form to fill out and it gives your FCPS teacher or staff great recognition. 
UPCOMING EVENTS

HARVEST SPIRIT WEEK
OCT. 25-30

SUBMIT ARTWORK
OCT. 30

SURVEY DUE
OCT. 30

SPIRITWEAR SALE ENDS
NOV. 6

TEACHER APPRECIATION HELP BY
NOV. 10
Participate in our Art Fundraiser before 10/30. Follow the directions here.
Join the FHES PTA today! Forms for families or teachers are here. Go to Pay4SchoolStuff or send a check via mail or school drop-off.
Stay up to date in our newly formed Freedom Hill ES Community group - open to all FHES teachers, staff and parents!
Ordering online? Click here before shopping to support our school or select Freedom Hill with Amazon Smile.
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