The Bobcat Beat
September 17, 2020
Please click on this button to view a brief video (everyone should watch first minute) and then feel free to watch as I announce and celebrate all birthdays from June 6 - September 20.
Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th - October 15th, is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic Americans and celebrate Hispanic culture in general. In the West Chester Area School District, we have an equity mission to "Eradicate institutional racism and inequities through social justice, promoting the emotional development of staff and students, and embracing diverse perspectives." One of our goals is to teach an inclusive curriculum that celebrates differences, promotes understanding, and seeks multiple perspectives. During this month and throughout the school year, our teachers will utilize texts with diverse characters and themes. Here is a link with a list of books for Hispanic Heritage Month.
We need volunteers to help with your child's "remote" classroom. Duties include: organizing teacher gifts/appreciation and work closely with teacher for any parties/event/support.
Reminders from the PTO
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
FERN HILL ROCKS! (see image below)
Reminder: Paint your Rocks and Share Pictures
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:
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!
Remember to download the Boxtop App and scan your grocery receipts within 14 days of purchasing of Boxtop product!
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!
We are all in this together! GO BOBCATS!!
Reminder from the Nurse
All incoming students are required to have up to date vaccinations. Here is a link with more information:
- 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 email@example.com 484 266-1606
FERN HILL CUB SCOUTS(Boys and Girls welcome)
COME ONE, COME ALL: Pack 21 Cub Scouts 1st Meeting tonight 9/17 at West Goshen Community Park at 5:30PM. Come learn about the Pack and meet other Scouts from Fern Hill and our Den leaders! Masks and social distancing rules will be followed. (Picture below)
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.