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FREEDOM HILL PTA EAGLE NEWS
Sept. 12, 2020           
Congratulations! Our teachers, staff, kids and parents made it through week 1 of virtual school. Pat yourself on the back. Our school had a 99% attendance rate last week - that's amazing! Thank you for being kind, flexible and having grace in this adventure together. We'll see you online for our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd.
FIRST PTA MTG, TUE. SEPT. 22, 8PM
We're excited to kick off the school year. Join us for our first virtual PTA meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 8pm. Here's the link to join or dial 312-626-6799 with Meeting ID: 977 2261 1996. We also have put together a tentative school calendar together here. Obviously we'll be adjusting this as we go through out the year and things change so always look for the latest version.
FAMILY DINNER OUT- LEDO'S ON 9/29-30
We're doing our first Family Dinner Out of the year at Ledo Pizza in Falls Church (on Rt. 7). They will donate 20% of earnings to the PTA from 5-9pm on Tuesday 9/29-Wednesday 9/30. Info is here. The restaurant only will have 8 tables for sit in so we definitely encourage carry-out. Ledo's is located at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. Thanks to Jennifer King for organizing this!
ENRICHMENT IS HERE, INFO NIGHT 9/24 at 7PM, REG OPENS 9/28
We are partnering with Enrichment Matters to deliver virtual enrichment activities for you. Mostly on Mondays but on additional days too before or after school with topics like Chess, Kitchen Science: CookingXSTEAM, Tennis Fitness, Drawing, Science Club, Mudskippers Pottery, Entrepreneurs Club and Money Matters, Spanish, Game Show Vocab, Blue Wand Magic, Math Essentials, Structural Engineers, Minecraft Modding, Intro to Python, etc. For those who had classes that were canceled last spring - this is a great chance to redeem your credits! 

Sessions will be 4 week sessions (from 10/12 - 11/7). Join to learn more in their Virtual Open House Thursday, Sept. 24th at 7pm (this is right after our Back to School Night part 2). Get more info here or register for the zoom here. Registration opens on Sept. 28th at 8:00am and closes midnight on October 5th. Grab your spot early because Enrichment Matters will have kids from multiple schools in classes. Here's the flier with all the details
JOIN THE FHES PTA TODAY!

The 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. Even though we are not physically together at this time, we still plan to support all student(s) and the school community through the following activities: *Materials for students to use during virtual learning *Reading materials and digital resources *Staff development *Grade level wish list items from teacher teams and staff and more

Check out the NEW PTA 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.

LINK YOUR HT CARD TO EARN FUNDS
It's that time of year again. Link up your Harris Teeter account to support Freedom Hill. Here's how:  1. Log in to your HT account online or open the HT app 2. Click on My Account 3. Search for the Together in Education section, type Freedom Hill Elementary School or the #7629. If you're on the app, you're done! 4. If you're online, click the school name and then Add School You can also ask a cashier to link your account inside an HT store. Alternatively, you can add your name and VIC card number to this form:  https://tinyurl.com/fhesht. Questions? Ask Deb Speert
UPDATE PAY4SCHOOLSTUFF
As you find out your teacher assignments, don't forget to go into Pay4SchoolStuff online and update your child's teacher. If you don't have a Pay4SchoolStuff account yet, sign up for one here. It's a very easy way to manage your child's activities and a good thing to set up. 
SCHOOL MATERIALS INFO
If you still haven't picked up your materials,you can still go by school and pick them up during the day. Freedom Hill has purchased several items for ALL STUDENTS - personal white boards, markers, erasers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, math/reading charts for K-2, etc.
GET FRIENDS CONNECTED
Communication will be so important this year. Please make sure your friends and neighbors are subscribed to the newsletter and in the Freedom Hill ES Community group if they are on Facebook. We need to get everyone in the loop especially now that we are kicking off school virtually!
UPCOMING EVENTS

PTA MTG
SEPT. 22, 8PM

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT, PART 2, 6PM
SEPT. 24, 6PM

ENRICHMENT MATTERS OPEN HOUSE,
SEPT. 24, 7PM

ENRICHMENT MATTERS REGISTRATION
SEPT. 28-OCT. 5

FDO LEDO PIZZA
SEPT. 29-30, 5-9PM
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.
Fall Enrichment is here virtually. Check out the info here! Info night is 9/24.
Pick up some carry out at Ledo Pizza in Falls Church on Tue-Wed. 9/29-30 to help FHES PTA!
Fall Enrichment is here virtually. Check out the info here! Info night is 9/24.
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