Fort Sam Houston Elementary School


School Holiday / Student staff Development
Date: 11/24/2014 11/25/2014
Student Holiday/Staff Development Day
Date: 11/24/2014 11/25/2014
Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/26/2014 11/28/2014
Thanksgiving Holiday
Date: 11/26/2014 11/28/2014
Penguin Patch sponsored by PTO
Date: 12/1/2014 12/5/2014
Location: PTO Room

FSH News

Important Impact Aid Survey!

Important Impact Aid Survey! Fort Sam Houston ISD is requesting our parents' cooperation in completing the Impact Aid Survey Form. A letter explaining the reason for the survey and the survey form were sent home with students this week. Please complete, sign, and return the form to your child's campus by Friday, December 5. A separate form is needed for each student. Your cooperation with this necessary survey is greatly appreciated! If you did not get a copy of the form, click the title above for a downloadable copy.
FSHISD Celebrates American Education Week!
In honor of National Education Week, please enjoy this slideshow of great FSHISD student quotes. (The lsideshow was created by Cole student Daniela Riedlova.)

Elementary teacher Ms. Veronica Hellamns honored by KENS5

Elementary teacher Ms. Veronica Hellamns honored by KENS5 Veronica Hellamns of Fort Sam Houston Elementary was awarded the KENS 5/SACU Golden Apple Excel Award on November 12th. The award recognizes 19 teachers from each district in San Antonio for their unwavering dedication to educating young minds. The recognition comes with the Golden Apple trophy and a check for $1,000.

Ms. Hellamns's entire career has been about service - first to her nation in the U.S. Army and now to the military children of FSHE where she's a fourth grade teacher. The beloved and highly regarded Ms. Hellamns was surprised at school in late October and then presented with the award Wednesday, Nov. 12th. Ms. Hellamns is a go-getter, no questions asked, willing to do anything for you teacher. She uses innovative, hands-on and minds-on experiences to engage her students in the content. She makes a true difference in the lives of students every single day and contributes to making FSHE the best school around!

Click on her picture above to see the KENS 5 video.
It's Pumpkin Chunkin' Time!

It's Pumpkin Chunkin' Time! The 4th Annual Fort Sam Houston Elementary School Pumpkin Chunkin' is coming up! Attached is the informational letter and permission slip. Permission slips are due Tuesday, November 18th and the machines are due Thursday, November 20th, the day of the launch. This encourages innovation and creativity for all our 1st - 5th grade inspiring inventors!
Tell Me Story Event!
On November 20th, JBSA Parent to Parent will be holding a Tell Me a Story event at MFRC (Building 2797) on Fort Sam Houston. The title of the Tell Me A Story event book is "More Than Anything Else" by Marie Bradby. It is a true story of Booker T. Washington and his quest to learn and read. The special guest reader will be Comedian and TV (WOAI) Personality: Cleto Rodriguez. Each family attendning will receive a FREE copy of the book. Hands-on activities, snacks, and a fun family learning experience will be provided. Please reserve your space by emailing:
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