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FREEDOM HILL PTA EAGLE NEWS
Sept. 21, 2020           
 
A big shout out to our technology team, Tim Scesney and Craig Fenton. They've done an incredible job working countless hours this summer and with the start of school getting FHES tech enabled. We surprised them with FH Super Hero name plates and gift certificate on Friday. We also want to wish a huge congratulations to another super hero, the newly minted Dr. Regina Patterson, our 2nd grade team lead. She finished her dissertation last week - a huge endeavor after 4 1/2 years! Congrats! We hope to see you ALL online for our first PTA meeting on this 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 this Tuesday, Sept. 22nd at 8pm. Here's the link to join or dial 312-626-6799 with Meeting ID: 977 2261 1996. We will be reviewing our budget and 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!
ADVANCED ACADEMICS VIDEO & INFO
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has a variety of AAP services for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  To learn more about these services, please watch the following video.  

AAP Overview Video | La sinopsis de los servicios del Programa Académico Avanzado 

Tara Fredericks, the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher at Freedom Hill, will be holding Question and Answer sessions to answer any questions you may have about the information on the video. The first will be held Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm, before Back to School Night. You can join at this link. Please email Mrs. Fredericks at TLfredericks@fpcs.edu with any questions.

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 during the 2nd part of grades 4-6 Back to School Night part 2, we will work on getting a recording too).Get more info here or register for the zoom here. *NOTE: we do not recommend any class that conflicts with Monday Meeting or times your teachers have arranged. Entrepreneurs Club is at 9:30am and we've reached out to EM to see if they'll reschedulei it. 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
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,
6-6:45PM (K-3)
7-7:45PM (4-6)

ENRICHMENT MATTERS OPEN HOUSE,
SEPT. 24, 7PM

ENRICHMENT MATTERS REGISTRATION
SEPT. 28-OCT. 5

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