Fox Hill Elementary Family Update
Week of January 23rd
Mrs. Beard and Mrs. Pitcock Welcome You!!
Welcome Fox Hill Families!
Welcome Fox Hill Families!
School Doors open at 7:30 AM. Students are tardy after 7:50 AM. School dismisses at 2:35 PM
January 25 - Vision Screening 1, 3, 5
January 26 - IREAD Night & Math and Literacy Night (You must have RSVP'd to attend)
Great things happen every day at Fox Hill! Follow our social media accounts to take a peek into school and classrooms.
January Positive Affirmation -“I’m brave enough to try new strategies and ask for help.”
2023 Great North Run and Fitness Fair
Register and Designate Fox Hill as Your School!!!!!
On March 11, 2023, the Washington Township Schools Foundation will host the community wellness event - Great North Run and Fitness Fair!
Fox Hill Elementary will receive $2 out of EVERY registration that designates FOX HILL ELEMENTARY when registering for the race. If we reach our registration goal, we will get a $300 bonus!
Please consider registering and sharing this event with families and friends. There is even a "sleep in" option as well! Register Here: https://bit.ly/2023GreatNorthRun
3rd Grade Parents! - IREAD 3 Parent Meeting - Jan 26th, 5pm
**Join us at Fox Hill Elementary on Thursday, Jan 26th - 5:00 pm - 5:45pm to learn more about IREAD 3 state assessment and see the type of work your student will be expected to do!
IREAD 3 Information
The Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) is a grade three reading assessment developed in accordance with state legislation. IREAD-3 is designed to measure foundational reading skills based on Indiana Academic Standards through grade three. Test design centers on understanding these standards, collaborating with Indiana educators to define content priorities and evidence of mastery, and creating key documents that define the assessment.
All grade three students enrolled in accredited Indiana schools must participate in and attain a passing score on IREAD-3. A summer retest opportunity is available for students who did not pass IREAD-3 during the spring administration.
Washington Township IREAD-3 testing window is March 7 - March 18.
Source/Additional Information: https://www.in.gov/doe/students/assessment/iread-3/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
Parent Volunteers needed for the Family Valentine's Dance!
It's time to dance and party. The Fox Hill PTO presents Fox Hill Elementary's Valentine's Dance, Friday, February 10th, 5:30-7:30PM. Save the date!
Parents, we need your VOLUNTEER POWER to help make the dance a success! These events can only happen with our great team of volunteers! We have all types of volunteer opportunities, including help with activities, food, and more. Use this link to work a volunteer shift: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48A4A92AABF8C07-fhevalentines. Volunteers must have a completed background check on file with the school.
Fox Hill PTO
Book Fair February 6-10 (And Also Open during the Valentine's Dance)
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
The Spring Book Fair is coming soon (and early), and we need YOUR help! The new Literati Bookfair will be at Fox Hill February 6th-10th. We need your help setting up on the 3rd, during the week with students shopping and making purchases, during the Family Dance on the 10th and packing up after the dance. Please sign up HERE. All volunteers must have a background check on file for this school year. Those can be completed through the Fox Hill office. Come help share the love of books with our Fox Hill family!
Attention 5th Grade Parents - Middle School Content Placement Exams
Washington Township Schools is committed to providing programming that challenges students to meet their full potential. Placement into honors courses will be based on a student application process and achievement and/or aptitude test results that may include grades, NWEA, CogAT, ILEARN, content-specific exams, etc.
Content tests will be given to students in order to place them in learning environments that best meet their needs. All 5th grade students will be taking math placement tests from January 30th- February 10th.
District-level instructional coaches, staff, and middle school administration will evaluate the student applications and all academic data in an effort to conduct an unbiased approach.
Please contact Michelle Smelser, WT High Ability Coach, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Saturday Science 2023
When: March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am or 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: North Central High School Science Department
Why: An opportunity for a hands-on science laboratory enrichment experience.
Enrollment can be done through event bright. Cost: $60.00 per student pre-registered
Mr. Jason Jackson, North Central High School Science Saturday Science Coordinator
(317) 259-5301 ext. 45282
Parent and Family Resources in the Learning Lab
Second Semester PTO Activities and Family Events
The PTO is excited to sponsor the following activities for Spring Semester! Please read the school newsletter and Parent Square for additional details for each activity. If you are interested in volunteering with the PTO please email email@example.com
January - In-Person PTO General Meeting
February - Family Dance
March - Teacher Classroom Reimbursements and Grant Proposals Due, Testing Treats for 3rd Grade Students, Pi Day Fundraiser, Crew Car Wash Fundraiser
April - Administrative Professionals Day, Friendship Gram Fundraiser, Testing Treats for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students, Faith Hill Memorial Scholarship
May - Principal Appreciation Day, School Nurse Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, 5th Grade Celebration
Support Our Fox Hill PTO
Do you shop at Kroger?
Register your Kroger Plus Card and a percentage goes directly to Fox Hill Elementary PTO every time!!
1. Log in to Kroger.com and Click “Savings”.
2. Click on “Community Rewards”.
3. Create an account or Link your Card to an Organization
4. Follow Instructions to enter Fox Hill PTO as your organization of choice. Our school code is #WU374.
Washington Township Elementary Lunch Menu
Fox Hill Student Directory
PTO is pleased to release the online 2022-2023 Fox Hill Student Directory. The hope is that your family will use this directory to become better acquainted with your child's classmates and their families. This directory is only for Fox Hill families. To access the directory, you must visit the school website and navigate to PTO page (For Families > For Parents > PTO). Scroll to the bottom of the page for the School Directory link.
OR, follow the link below to the PTO page: https://fh.msdwt.k12.in.us/pto/. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the School Directory link.
In order to access the directory, you will have to input the password: pioneers22
The link to the directory will remain active all year and families can access it as often as needed. Please note that this directory is published for the private, personal use of Fox Hill families. Any commercial use of the directory is unauthorized and strictly prohibited. Please also note that some families have chosen not to be included in the directory, or to have only partial information included. Any errors are unintentional. Thank you to our PTO for their efforts in the creation of this directory!!!!!
Attendance and Dismissal Information
- Should your student be absent for any reason, please call the attendance line at 317-259-5230 to report the absence. If a child’s absence is not called into the attendance line by 10:00 a.m., the child will be marked unexcused.
- If your student has a required appt during the school day, remember he or she can/should still attend school before and after the appointment. We would rather have a student come in tardy than miss a full day's instruction. Please provide a signed statement from the doctor, dentist, etc., upon the return to school in order for the office to code the missed time appropriately.
- Please notify your classroom teacher of dismissal changes in writing, or call the front office before 1:30 pm with transportation changes.
- The front office does not dismiss car riders from the office area during school dismissal time, 2pm-2:35 pm. Please notify the front office of any last minute changes by 1:30pm and report to the car line if your child will be a car rider. (*We do understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances, emergencies, or appts that may result in a deviation from this process.)
- Early pick ups from school - before 2:15pm- are coded in our FH Skyward system as afternoon tardies.
- **The State of Indiana requires that we send letters of notification to the families of children with excessive tardies (6 or more) and/or absences (4 or more unexcused). These letters will be sent on a regular basis.
Car Rider Information
If your student is a car rider:
*The Car Rider line starts at 7:30 am and will close by 7:50 am.
- Parents/Guardians dropping off after the car rider line has closed, must park in the front parking lot and an adult must walk his/her student across the crosswalk to the entrance of FH. If it is after 7:50 am, please plan to have your student enter the front doors for a tardy pass.
Cars should not enter the bus area during arrival and dismissal times!
Please DO NOT drive in or through the bus area during bus arrival and dismissal! Remember you are also in a school zone - an area with children. Please do not speed through any area on school grounds.
Car Rider Line:
Arrival 7:30-close by 7:50am: Parents should follow the “U” shaped line up formation on the west side of the school building. Students will stay in the car and should have items ready to go (backpack, lunch bag, etc.). Students should WAIT for the FH staff member to release them from their car. When the adult signals, student(s) should exit their car and walk on the yellow line into the entry door and go directly to class.
**Due to upcoming construction, students will enter through 5th Grade Doors - Students should Follow Staff Direction
Dismissal-. Car Rider Dismissal will begin at 2:25 p.m. (Bus riders dismiss at 2:35pm.) Parents will line up in the same "U" shaped formation as the AM process. Watch for staff direction - If there are numerous cars, we will line up 2 lanes of cars and merge the cars into one lane as you approach the school curb. FH staff members will call for students based on your car tag - Please make sure to have ID in case it needs to be checked. Each student will have a number that corresponds to the car tag number of the parent. Parents are expected to get out of car, if needed, and help their students get into the car. *If you have a car tag from last year, you can discard it.
Car Rider Drop Off and Pick Up Route
Skyward Family Access - Stay in the Loop!
You may have received a back to school letter from the district regarding your Skyward Family Access. This is an online system where your child's information is kept. If you have never logged into Skyward, the back to school letter should indicate your password. If you have logged in before and changed your password, but you have forgotten it, you can select "forgot my password" and you will be send directions, to the email address you have on file, on how to reset it.
Log into your Skyward Family Access at the start of the year to:
-Complete Data Clean Up
-See busing information
-Make sure your phone number and email address are updated to ensure you receive school and district communication.
If you have questions or issues with Skyward, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need further support with logging in, please email email@example.com or call Fox Hill Elementary.
From the Child Nutrition Team!
Meal Prices for the 2022-2023 School Year:
Student Breakfast Prices: $1.50 (reduced $0.00)
Student Lunch Prices: Elementary $ 2.50 (reduced $0.40); Secondary $2.65 (reduced $0.40)
Milk Only (regardless of eligibility): $0.50
Lunch lines are cashless. All school cafeterias use a prepaid meal account system. WT Child Nutrition Services encourages parents/guardians to set up a FREE online MyPaymentsPlus account to pay for meals and to view student meal purchase history. MyPaymentsPlus is the preferred method when submitting funds for student meals.
If you wish to send cash or a check, please place the money in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their student ID number, dollar amount, and the check number if included. Elementary students can turn the envelope into the cafeteria or their classroom teacher. Middle and high school students can place their completed envelopes in the cash boxes located outside the school's cafeteria. Deposits made before 10:00 AM will be in their account for lunch. If cash is presented in the lunch line for purchases, change will not be given.
Check out the MSDWT Child Nutrition 2022-23 Newsletter for more information.
FROM THE NURSE
Life-Threatening Allergies – If your child has a life-threatening allergy or serious medical condition, you MUST report this to the nurse and meet with the nurse prior to your child starting school. You can call the office to schedule your appt with the nurse at 319-259-5371.
Medication – A parent or guardian must fill out a permission form for prescription (blue) and/or non-prescription (yellow) medication to be administered at school. All medication must be stored in the clinic and children MAY NOT transport medicine to and from school. It must be brought into the school by an adult.
- Fox Hill Facebook Page
Location: 802 Fox Hill Drive