Friday, March 22, 2013

FHES Principal Candidate Interviews

A parent/community presentation opportunity for each finalist will take place at 6:00 in the FHES Library.

We will have finalists come to the district individually (one day per finalist) and spend their time getting to know us and for us to get to know them better.  Each leader brings a great deal of insight and leadership to the role of principal and to public education.  Here are the finalists and their interview dates:

  *   Jerry Bauer:        Monday, March 25.  Mr. Bauer has served in the role of elementary school principal in Montana and in Wisconsin.  He is currently working in the Education Department at Montana State University.

  *   Diane Ball:          Thursday, March 28.  Mrs. Ball served nearly 20 years at an elementary teacher in the Conway School District in Skagit County.  She is currently in her ninth year as an Assistant Principal in the Marysville School District.

  *   Matthew Holshouser:   Friday March 29.  Mr. Holshouser is an experienced elementary school teacher and is currently serving as an Assistant Principal in Livingston, Montana.

March 2013

PTA Board Members
President: Kevin/Ryan McCullough
Co-Vice President: Sabrina Helton
Co-Vice President: Megan Yelle Van Hammersfeld Treasurer: Allie McMillan
Secretary: Barbara Lord

Check your email for an evite to the Volunteer Appreciation Party, and please R.S.V.P.
March 18th: Mrs. Fields Fundraiser begins 
March 26th: Jump Rope Assembly starts at 12:45, again at 5:30pm
April 1st: Mrs. Fields Fundraising money due
May 6-10th: Teacher Appreciation Week May 31st: Geoffrey Castle “Violin Rocks” 1pm assembly, workshops at 11am and 2pm, evening Arts Program Fundraiser at the San Juan Community Theater.
We are in the works for more fun filled PTA events before the school year ends. Details to come.
It is with a sad heart that FHES PTA says goodbye to our current president Roxanne Angel. Her letter of resignation follows below. She has been the backbone of our PTA board, putting in numerous, thankless hours to make FHES a better place for our children, teachers, and fellow parents.
Thank you so much Roxanne for the time you served and for all that you have done. You will be missed!

Attention Parents,
This school year is going fast. It’s been a strong, successful year of fundraising , but we need your help to finish the year strong and look ahead to next year. We need volunteers for upcoming events! We urge you to help support us - get involved with the PTA!
If you have any extra time or talents that you would like to share, or to be put on the email list, please email Sabrina at

Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings.
The family letter for the Mrs. Fields Cookie Fundraiser had an incorrect email for PTA president Ryan McCullough. Her correct email is
FHES PTA now has a snack table during Island Rec Open Skates on Saturdays 5-8:30pm. 

Hi Everyone,

I'd like to take a moment and thank you for all of your amazing children and the opportunity I've had to serve as Co-President of the FHES PTA since 2011. It has been a pleasure serving the elementary school and I will miss all of the smiling faces. My daughter is no longer enrolled at FHES, so effective immediately, I am stepping down from my board position as Co-President.

While I have this opportunity, I’d like to urge you to please take a moment to reflect and think about all of the AMAZING SERVICES that your PTA provides. Our board members REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! We are so grateful for all of our volunteers and couldn't do it without you.

Please continue to help us help your children. There are many ways that you can get involved. Don't be shy and don't wait to be asked! The PTA raises funds for your children's field trips, the Art Enrichment Program, Winter & Spring Enrichment, teacher's stipends for classroom materials, childcare, money for translators, and so much more.  

And there are many other issues that need volunteer help like education on bullying, classroom parent-teacher liaisons, lice, eye tests, hearing tests, and flu shots.  Our needs for the kids are endless and we cannot continue to make this happen without YOUR HELP! If you would like to help, email us at or send Sabrina Helton a message on Facebook. 

Ryan and Kevin will continue to serve as your Co-Presidents for the remainder of this school year.  If you are interested in serving on our board, please let them know.  It’s been a great year and the PTA is looking forward to some new faces.   :)  

Roxanne Angel