The Bobcat Beat

September 9, 2020

FHE's Teachers & Staff Present: This Is How We Zoom It!

Click on this button to enjoy a parody that the Fern Hill teachers and staff created!

At this point, we have a few days under our belt and while we had to work through some technology concerns this week, I appreciate everyone's patience and positivity through it all! Our classroom teachers have focused on building connections, relationships, and establishing a sense of community, just as they would at the start of a school year.


We appreciate your support and help at home as well - it has not gone unnoticed. We THANK YOU for everything you are doing! We understand how this situation can be stressful and we encourage you to continue to reach out to your child's teacher, our school counselor, Mrs. Kate Coulter (kcoulter@wcasd.net), FHE's Temporary Assistant Principal, Mrs. Susan Gray (sgray@wcasd.net) or to me (reberly@wcasd.net) if we can help with anything.

WCASD Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide

We recognize that our students at home may feel isolated. Please know that one of our main goals is to help your children feel connected to their teacher, classroom and Fern Hill! Our district has a Counseling and Mental Health Professionals Service Guide to provide supports and resources if your child is having a difficult time through all of this. This guide provides Counselor and Mental Health Professionals' contact information, services, important forms, and additional resources for parents of students Kindergarten through 12th grade.


Please visit Mrs. Coulter's newsletter here.

Reminders from the PTO

We hope the first 2 weeks of school are going well. We know this year will certainly look a lot different than those in the past. As a PTO our role remains the same to support our students, staff, families and community. To do that, given the current circumstances, we are exploring new ideas to help maintain a social connection with our families and school while supporting our local community.


We do not plan to do a large Fundraising campaign unless we go back to the building and our budget needs to increase but we will concentrate on smaller FUN-raisers to engage our FHE Community including Cyber and Remote 2.0 BOBCATS. We are planning to use money raised last year and this year for the following:


1) FHE BOBCAT SIGNAGE above the Stage!!

2) Replace water fountains with Bottle Refill Stations

3) Bathroom Poster artwork-encouraging messages


PTO FUN-RAISING

FERN HILL ROCKS! (see image below)

Reminder: Paint your Rocks and Share Pictures

YOU ROCK!!


HOMEROOM PARENT SIGNUP GENIUS REMOTE 2.0

Please volunteer to help with your student’s “remote” classroom as a “remote” homeroom parent. Homeroom Duties Include: Organizing the teacher gift at Winter Break, Teacher Appreciation, and End of the Year gift. Work with the teacher for any holiday activities to add fun to the kids day, and any other tasks that the teacher requests help with. Here is the signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054fa9a82da6f58-home

(Information will go to the cyber parents about being a cyber HR parent)


NEW PANDEMIC SPIRITWEAR!

Information coming SOON


PTO DIRECTORY WEBSITE

Login into our website to join, verify and update your information and use our directory to find your children’s classmates:

https://fernhillpto.membershiptoolkit.com/

Be on the look out for an email from the PTO from Membership Toolkit this weekend!


PTO FACEBOOK GROUP

Please join our Facebook Page at Fern Hill PTO to keep in the know!


2020-21 YEARBOOK INFO (INCLUDES BOTH CYBER AND REMOTE BOBCATS) (see documents below)

Check out the info: https://fernhillpto.membershiptoolkit.com/yearbook


2018-19 and 2019-20 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNT

Prior year’s yearbooks on sale for $11 each. Message FHPTOYEARBOOK158@gmail.com for a copy!


BOXTOP APP

Remember to download the Boxtop App and scan your grocery receipts within 14 days of purchasing of Boxtop product!


AMAZON SMILE

If you shop via Amazon Smile, consider allocating your .1% donation to Fern Hill Parent Teachers Association.

If you want to get involved, have an idea or question please we would love to hear from you!


Email FHPTOpresident@gmail.com


We are all in this together! GO BOBCATS!!

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Reminder from the Nurse

All incoming students are required to have up to date vaccinations. Here is a link with more information:


https://www.wcasd.net/Page/6881



  • Kindergarten students and new students need to have a physical and dental exam on file.
  • 3rd grade students need to submit a dental report.



I can accept any exam done after 9/1/2019. Please contact me if you have any questions.


Wendy McGregor, RN wmcgregor@wcasd.net 484 266-1606

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