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FREEDOM HILL PTA EAGLE NEWS
February 23, 2021           
Good morning! This week our in-person kindergarten and Head Start students return to the school building, and concurrent instruction begins. How exciting! Also, registration for enrichment activities continues until February 24.  
SESSION 4 OF ENRICHMENT MATTERS 
Enrichment Matters registration is open! Please sign up before midnight on February 24 (classes that include mailed supplies may close on February 23).
Classes will run March 1–26 and include everything from art to STEM. Enrichment Matters providers have many new classes this session that will help students continue expanding their education from home. For more information, go to Enrichment Matters or see the full schedule here
PTA DISTRIBUTES GIFTS TO TEACHERS 
The PTA Teacher Appreciation Committee distributed gifts for all FHES staff this week to prepare for return-to-school. Special thanks to Angela Waugaman (mom of Emory and Alexis) for coordinating this effort. We hope the FHES team will accept this small token of appreciation and know that we’re all in this together!

CELEBRATE READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK MAR. 1
Laura Gehl will virtually visit Freedom Hill on Monday, March 1 for a prek-6th grade event. The event will take place immediately following morning meeting.
Hooray for Books! is providing a selection of books at special discounted price for this Read Across America Event!  To order, fill out and mail or return this form with a check (made to Freedom Hill Elementary School) by Friday, March 5. Books should be available for pickup at FHES by March 19 and will include personalized bookplates signed by the author. 
You can learn more about Ms. Gehl and her wonderful books at https://lauragehl.com/.  
Contact Mrs. Rossman at Melissa.Rossman@fcps.edu with questions.  
FAMILY DINNER OUT, LEDO PIZZA MAR. 15-16 
Save the dates for a Family Dinner Out on March 15-16! We'll be back at Ledo Pizza at 7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church for some yummy food. Ledo will donate a percentage to the FHES PTA. Thanks to Jennifer King for organizing!
NEXT PTA MEETING MAR. 16 
Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, March 16 at 8 pm. We will provide more details soon. 
PTA MEETING RECORDING
In case you missed the February 10 PTA meeting, you can access a recording of the meeting here
The PTA meeting was preceded by the Principal's Return to School Presentation and Q&A. You can view the recording here and access the slides here
6TH GRADE FAMILIES - KILMER BAND!
Want to have fun playing a band instrument in school every day? Make great music with your friends? Be a member of the largest team at Kilmer MS? Then you want to be in the Kilmer Band program! Whether you have never played an instrument before or you've been playing for a while, we've got a place for you in the Kilmer MS Bands. For lots of info, visit tinyurl.com/kilmermsbands. Email the lead band director, email Ms. Bonneau for any questions.
DIRECTORY UPDATE
Please update the AtoZConnect directory! You should have gotten an email 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.            
UPCOMING EVENTS

KINDERGARTEN AND HEAD START RETURN TO SCHOOL
FEB. 23

ENRICHMENT REGISTRATION ENDS
FEB. 24

READ ACROSS AMERICA EVENT
MAR. 1

LEDO FDO
MAR. 15-16

MAR. 16
PTA MEETING
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