Wednesday, January 18, 2012


January 2012


We have two whoppin’ fundraisers this year to benefit FHES: they are different, fun, and proceeds will go to a variety of programs that benefit our school . Plan to attend, volunteer, and if possible, donate!

4th Annual Mr. San Juan Island “Pageant” and Auction: Friday April 20, Roche Harbor Pavilion

(contact Kerry Andrews for info:

Works of HeART: Date and location TBA (likely early June):
Auction of selected works by local artists (and our kids); all proceeds will benefit the FHES visual arts program! (contact
Roxanne Angel for info:

Show your “love” for our school and vote!
A $3.7 million levy is up for vote on Feb. 14. If passed, Friday Harbor Elementary is slated to receive nearly 40% of the funding. These funds will go to a new roof, repair heating and cooling systems, replace siding, flooring and classroom fur- niture, repair fields & grounds, give everything a fresh coat of paint, get rid of the mold and mil- dew, and much, much more. FHES was built in 1986 and has had little to no building repairs or upgrades since: its time.
To find out more, please check out the school district web site: **JOIN the levy committee for a postcard signing event to get the word out: Jan 17th, 5pm at SJI Library

Nominating committee members sought...

Here’s a quick, easy way to help out the PTA: We need parents to volunteer just a few hours to help us put together a slate of candidates for next year’s PTA Board. With four of our six current members “retiring” at the end of this school year, we would like YOUR input on who you think would make a great PTA Board Member. Self-nominations are welcome, so step forward if you’d like to be considered.

PTA elections will be held later this spring.

Please email us at the address below if you’d like to serve on the nominating committee, or contact Kathleen Foley at if you have questions.

Check out the blog! Email us! FHES PTA Board Members
Co-Presidents: Roxanne Angel & Meghan Hoffman Co-Vice-Presidents: Sabrina Helton & Stacey Germain Secretary: Kathleen Foley Treasurer: Shannon Wilson


Rachel’s Challenge Comes to Friday Harbor Feb 8

Inspired by a victim of the Columbine tragedy, a unique and well- respected anti-bullying program will make its debut at our schools in February. Assemblies will take place at the elementary and middle schools, with opportunities for parents to join in at an evening event at the high school. We encourage you to engage with your kids about the program and to attend the community event in the evening. This amazing event will debut on Feb 8th: mark your calendars!

Important Dates to Remember:
Jan 24: 4th & 6th grade Math Nights
Jan 26-27: No school– Semester break
Feb 8— Rachel’s Challenge Events

Rachels' Challenge


You are invited… Wednesday - 2/8/12

We are excited to bring Rachel’s Challenge to Friday Harbor on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. Sponsored by the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition with generous donations from the San Juan Island Community Foundation, Minor Reinforcement, FHES PTA, FHMS PTSA and FHHS PTSA. In kind donation by FH Presbyterian Church/Lighthouse Preschool. These Rachel’s Challenge programs will be free to our community! Please thank our sponsors for their contribution.

A full day of age appropriate school assemblies start at 9:45am at FHES (Elementary) K-5th grades and 12 noon at FHMS (Middle School) Commons 6th-8th grades (Our local private schools are invited to attend each age appropriate assembly at the public school assemblies and have a team training session, please contact Debbi at 378-9479 for details.)

Peer-to-peer training session, 1:25pm at FHMS Commons (100 6th-8th grade students and teachers/parents) 1 ½ hours long

Food for Thought Program prepares a “Family Friendly” Dinner starts 5:15pm in FHHS (High School) Commons, donation suggested at the door. More information to come…

Childcare at Lighthouse Preschool/FH Presbyterian Church, drop off starts at 5:30pm, pick up by 7:45pm. Age limit: 3 years and older. Light snacks offered on location. Space is limited. Please note, the evening presentation is not appropriate for children under 7 years of age.

Rachel’s Challenge Community Evening Presentation, starts at 6:15pm in FHMS-Middle School Commons. This powerful hour will be geared for adults and teens of our community. During the presentation, riveting audio/video footage of Rachel’s Challenge will help to capture the power one act of kindness can have and the chain reaction it can cause! Come hear Rachel’s story like millions of others have… And, learn how we, as a community, can help support our youth. BE THE ONE! for more information. If you have questions or would like to volunteer with the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, please call our office at 378-9683 or email

Saturday, January 7, 2012

PTA "Dessert Potluck" Social, Wednesday, January 11th, 6:30pm.

Happy New Year,

Our PTA "Dessert Potluck" Social is next week!! Please come Wed, January 11th to the FHES commons/gym at 6:30 with a dessert to share. The PTA would love to have an even bigger turn out than our successful ice cream social so please bring a friend or two.

This social will be a fun quick event with a focus on connecting room parents with there teachers, briefly chatting about the levy and how it affects out school, getting a nominating committee formed for the upcoming PTA slots, Book Fair Results, Mr. San Juan Island Evening, Works of HE'ART' Auction, as well as getting our anti bullying into effect with the 'Rachels Challenge' program.

Looking forward to seeing you all there. Stop by for a bite of dessert...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Winter Enrichment Classes Are Here!

Happy New Year! Winter Enrichment Class schedules are going home today (Tuesday, January 3rd) and registrations are due by end of school on Thursday. Class lists will be posted on the PTA board on Friday, January 6th.