The Bobcat Beat

October 22, 2020

It has been wonderful welcoming our children back into the school building. While it may look different, the children were all smiles and enjoying the day. Our staff spent time reviewing and practicing the new safety protocols and procedures. Everyone did a great job! We are so proud of how the children did this week - thank you, parents/guardians, for spending time watching the videos prior to the return to school and having conversations with your children. We greatly appreciate your support.


  • Monday, October 26th & Tuesday, October 27th: Cohort A (A-K)
  • Wednesday, October 28th: Virtual Learning for ALL students from 9-11:30am, Halloween Parade in the afternoon from 12:30-2pm
  • Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th: Cohort B (L-Z)

  • Students with IEPs and English Language Learners attend school 4 days per week.
  • Students in our AS program attend school 5 days per week.


Student Day: 9:10 am - 3:10 pm

Morning Car Drop Off: 8:40 am - 9:05 am

Afternoon Car Pick Up: 3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

If you are dropping your child off or picking your child up, please be sure to drive all the way up to the front so we can unload or load students quickly. Also, please be sure to drive 5MPH and do not pass the car in front of you.

During afternoon pick up, it would be helpful if you can hold up your nameplate sign or hang it from the passenger side visor. If our staff can see it easily, we can load the children faster.

FHE's Halloween Drive Through

On Wednesday, October 28th, we invite all hybrid, remote, and cyber students to dress up and decorate your car! If you are interested in just driving through and not dressing up or decorating your car, that is totally fine! Everyone will stay in the car and this will be a drive through. Teachers and staff will line the parking lot and wave to all of our FHE friends!

On this day, school will go from 9-11:30am and the afternoon will be filled with our parade.


12:30-12:45 Kindergarten

12:45 - 1:00 First Grade

1:00-1:15 Second Grade

1:15-1:30 Third Grade

1:30-1:45 Fourth Grade

1:45-2:00 Fifth Grade

We will ask all families to enter off of Fern Hill Road into the parking lot. We will loop the cars through the front parking lot and the blacktop to keep the line of cars off of the street. The staff will line the normal bus lane where families will have the opportunity to drive through.

If you have more than one child at Fern Hill, please try to come at your youngest child's time for the parade.

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It’s that time of year! Even though things are a little different, parents we need your support to upload your child’s artwork. Please be sure to photograph and upload your child’s Square 1 Art project to the website by October 27th. All orders are then due by November 19th. Square 1 Art makes great holiday gifts! If you have questions or need help, please contact our art teacher, Mrs. Russell:

Thank you to the PTO for funding to beautify our school!

Picture Day is Next Week!

Please see the below image (and bottom of newsletter has a PDF version you can download) for more information about Fern Hill's Picture Day for hybrid, remote, and cyber students.

October 27th: Cohort A (while in school)

October 27th from 1:15pm-2:15pm - Cyber & Remote students w/ last name from A-K

October 29th: Cohort B (while in school)

October 29th from 1:15pm-2:15pm - Cyber & Remote students w/ last name from L-Z

Remote and cyber students will come according to the schedule above. You will enter through the gym doors, 2-1. The child will come in while the parent waits outside. Once the picture is done, the child will exit the same door. A staff member will be at the door to greet the students.

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November Calendar

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Reminders from the PTO

While the school is hosting a Halloween Drive Through, we thought it would be fun to create a FHE Virtual Halloween Video Parade! Upload a photo or video of your child(ren) in costume to the tribute link by October 30th!

Tribute link for videos:

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Pretzel Fridays are a different way of course. Starting Friday October 23rd, The Pretzel Factory located at 1075 West Chester Pike will donate 15% of your order to the PTO. Be sure to mention Fern Hill when ordering! This will be every Friday until further notice.

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

AMAZON SMILE SHOPPING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? Consider allocating your 1% donation to Fern Hill Parent Teachers Association.

Yearbook Folder for Costume Pixs:

Google Drive link for Yearbook Photos if you do not have a Treering account setup yet:

2020-21 YEARBOOK INFO (BOTH CYBER AND REMOTE BOBCATS) 5% Discount Expires 10/31

Check out the info:

2018-19 and 2019-20 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNT On sale for $11. Message for a copy!



Please join our Facebook Page at Fern Hill PTO to keep in the know! with ideas/questions

Guess the Pumpkin Weight Contest-GUESSES DUE SATURDAY!

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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.

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WCASD Technology Support at Home

The WCASD created a Technology Support site. It is a great one-stop technology trouble shooting page.