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FREEDOM HILL PTA EAGLE NEWS
October 7, 2020           
We're so excited to get out and walk today! You couldn't have better weather for it. Lots going on - read below about the AAP meeting tonight, Noodles FDO, upcoming PTA mtg and our new Art Fundraiser. And don't forget to join the PTA!
NATIONAL WALK ABOUT DAY TODAY!
It's here! FHES is participating in National Walk to School Day. Our school will join over 2000 schools across the US to help raise awareness on road safety and promote exercise. There are two ways we invite you and your family to participate on October 7th:

1- Walk to school or your bus stop
2 - Walk to your favorite place or spot in your neighborhood

There is no central meeting point or time- entirely your choice! If you see friends and neighbors along the way, please do greet them safely and responsibly.

Take photos of your walk and post them to the FHES Facebook group or tweet them tagging the @FreedomHillES account and using hashtags #WalktoSchool, #FCPSWalkingWednesdays, or #FHHighlights. Stay on the lookout for future “Walking Wednesday” activities from the FCPS Safe Routes to School Program. Thank you to Sam Lee for organizing!

ADVANCED ACADEMICS MTG TONIGHT
AAP Screening and Identification for Level IV services- 10/7- 6:30pm This is a comprehensive look at the process to refer students to be screened for the full time AAP services.  It is intended for parents of current 2nd-6th grade students.  You can access it here.
ENRICHMENT BEGINS 10/12
Enrichment is now closed and classes begin the week of 10/12. You should be getting all your registration information from Enrichment Matters. Missed the chance to sign up? Don't worry - these are only 4 week sessions so they'll be another chance before you know it.  
FAMILY DINNER OUT- NOODLES 10/20
Great work on our last Family Dinner Out. We raised $400 for the PTA. Big thanks to Ledo Pizza! Next Family Dinner Out is at Noodles & Co on Tuesday, October 20th from 5-9pm. Info is here. Be sure to save the date and tell your friends to mention Freedom Hill!
PTA MTG FRIDAY OCT. 16TH at 12PM
We have our next PTA Meeting on Friday, October 16th at 12pm noon. Save the date and let us know if there are specific topics you'd like to talk about! Here's the link or call in at 646-558-8656 with Mtg ID 927 0918 0046. We 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.
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.  

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 membership form for families or for teachers and join today! Join before October 16th and enter a drawing to win a free yearbook! You can join on Pay4SchoolStuff by check via mail/school drop off. Q's? Contact Kerrey Olden.

FALL SPIRITWEAR SALE
Coming later this month....our Fall online spiritwear sale.  We'll have some new items including comfy lounge pants - perfect for virtual school, face masks, and lots of warm tops to stay warm this winter.  Great for holiday gifts! Stay tuned for info.
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
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

NATIONAL WALKING DAY
OCT. 7

AAP SCREENING INFO (2nd-6th)
OCT. 7, 6:30PM

PTA MEETING
OCT. 16TH, 12PM

NOODLES FDO
OCT. 20

SUBMIT ARTWORK
OCT. 30
Participate in our Art Fundraiser before 10/30. Follow the directions here.
Pick up some carry out at Noodles & Co in Vienna on Oct. 20th to help FHES PTA!
Curbside Library is here! To request books, students should log into the Destiny Discover Library Catalog with their FCPS username and password and make requests by Tuesday night. 
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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