Our FCEPTA GIVE Day kicks off Monday Dec. 12. On GIVE Day (Jan. 16) we will make weekend “power packs” of food for children in our region who might not have the resources to eat when they are not in school. These packets will be distributed by Food for Others, which is a food rescue non-profit organization based in Merrifield Va. Each packet will contain 2 individual servings of breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with snacks and a drink. Packets need to be non-perishable and able to fit into a backpack. Please click here to get a complete list of food items needed. We will also be working to support Operation Gratitude. Join us in making a difference in our community!
The school board continues its work on preparing for the 2018 budget cycle. With tight budgets and rising enrollment, we will need the school community to stay informed, engaged and active in support of our schools. FCEPTA, along with MEH PTA and George Mason PTSA, will hold a joint PTA meeting on February 15 at MEH at 7 p.m. Interim Superintendent Schiller will discuss the budget. City officials and school board members will be in attendance. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting. And in the meantime, click here to be directed to the school board site meetings information and important board documents.
Hippo Tiger Giraffe Games
Save the Date! The 2017 HTG Games will be Friday March 17 at MEH.
Home and Garden Tour
The 2017 Home & Garden tour will be hosted on Sunday, April 30th. Mark it on your calendar today! If you are interested in showing your home and/or garden, or if you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering, please contact co-chairs Jessica Morris and Nadine Block at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter at @fchgtour2017.
180 Days of Gratitude
Box Top Winners!
Congratulations to our Box Top contest winners, Mrs. Meaghan’s class from Jessie Thackery; Ms. Baden-Mayer’s class from Mt. Daniel and Mrs. Kelly’s class from Thomas Jefferson. Honorable mentions go to Ms. Bevan’s class from Mt. Daniel and Ms. Lauer’s class from Thomas Jefferson. With your participation we submitted nearly $1000 worth of box tops! Keep sending in your Box Tops. We will have contests again in February and May.
Many thanks to Katrina Wagner and Leah Kuo for organizing Box Tops. Thanks to them and everyone who sent in Box Tops, the FCEPTA received over $2000 last year.
To promote the goals of PTA – supporting and speaking on behalf of children in our schools, helping parents to be effective guardians and role models for their children, and encouraging greater parental involvement at the school level – through the dissemination of information, promotion of legislative participation, and provision of skill development and enhancement to local and council PTAs.