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.
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK, OCTOBER 26th
- 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 this day, school will go from 9-11:30am and the afternoon will be filled with our parade.
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.
SQUARE 1 ART UPLOADS ARE DUE OCTOBER 27th!
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! https://shop.square1art.com/Shop/upload If you have questions or need help, please contact our art teacher, Mrs. Russell: JRussell1@wcasd.net
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.
Reminders from the PTO
Tribute link for videos: https://www.tribute.co/fernhillhalloween/
Pretzel Fridays are back...in 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.
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: https://yearbook.treering.com/school/231864/photos/shared-photo-folders/171019014
Google Drive link for Yearbook Photos if you do not have a Treering account setup yet: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1BObTD2qb8_ASWg709_AhhvCCruGuLr-y?usp=sharing
2020-21 YEARBOOK INFO (BOTH CYBER AND REMOTE BOBCATS) 5% Discount Expires 10/31
Check out the info: https://fernhillpto.membershiptoolkit.com/yearbook
2018-19 and 2019-20 YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE AT DISCOUNT On sale for $11. Message FHPTOYEARBOOK158@gmail.com for a copy!
PTO DIRECTORY WEBSITE
PTO FACEBOOK GROUP
Please join our Facebook Page at Fern Hill PTO to keep in the know!
FHPTOPresident@gmail.com with ideas/questions
Guess the Pumpkin Weight Contest-GUESSES DUE SATURDAY!
HOLIDAY FOOD COLLECTION 2020 KICKS OFF MONDAY!
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.