The Bees Knees

News you can use from your FMES PTO!

Vol. 6

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Our TWO WEEK online spirit wear store is open and active! These items will only be available through this store and when it closes, it will be too late so get your order in today! We have ADULT & CHILD SIZES!


All items will be printed and shipped within 2 weeks of store close. They will be delivered to the school and put in teachers boxes, or available for pick up for FMVA students.

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We still need sponsors for lunches

If you are able to help, please click the link for the sign up genius.

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AR Workshop

AR Workshop is selling ornament craft kits! This is such a fun idea for gifts or activities to do as a family. AR will notify the PTO when kits are ordered and put together. The PTO will pick them up and then deliver them to the school to be put in your teachers box, or set aside for FMVA parents to pick up.

To place an order just scan the QR code on the flyer below and enter the code listed to support your school. Then simply enter this code in the promotion code box before proceeding to checkout: FMESHOLIDIY

You can also follow this link to order from the website:

Orders will be taken up until Friday, December 11th by 2pm for pre-Christmas pick-up.

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Mark your Calendar- PTO meetings

The PTO meets monthly and the entire school community is encouraged to join. In addition to PTO business, Principal Jad Griffin provides an update and answers questions!

Mark your calendar for upcoming meetings:

December 3 @ 6pm

January 7 @ 6pm

Spirit Rock sign-ups available!

The Spirit Rock is a wonderful way to announce birthdays, accomplishments, celebrations, upcoming school events, or recognize your favorite FMES teacher or staff member!

The rock is available for a daily rental to the families and staff of FMES for $10 per day. To accommodate all families there will be a ONE DAY limit on Spirit Rock bookings. All proceeds benefit the FMES PTO in supporting school programs. Parents are responsible for providing their own paint and supplies.

Please send payment via paypal ( or venmo (@fmes-pto) within 5 business days to secure your reservation.

Your 2020/2021 PTO Board Members

President- Nicole Casaceli

Treasurer- Kathy Boddie

Secretary- Beth Kowalczik

VP Fundraising- Jewel James-Rice

VP Special Events- MaryAnne Owen

VP Hospitality- Lindsey Bishop

VP School Programs- Lorena Alcantara