Two Back to School Nights and a shortened week…WHEW!
It was amazing to see so many people at the Back to School Nights this week and the Wellness Walk and Ice Cream Social last week. FRES is blessed with such a great support system from our families! Thank you to all who came out to walk, eat ice cream, hang out and help. Because of you, it was a huge success!
Next week wraps up the month of September. Let’s all gather at Red Hot & Blue on Tuesday, the 26th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This is our first Spirit night at a restaurant this year. Join other FRES families for a night of local, delicious BBQ, a great salad or an onion loaf—just to name a few of the menu items. Let’s fill up RH&B, and let them know FRES is in the house!
Then in October the fun really begins! We kick off the month with our next PTA meeting on the 3rd in the Media Center. I am working on childcare and will keep you posted. Come out and hear about what’s going on and the ways you can get involved or participate.
Our first skate night of the year will be Friday, Oct. 6 at Laurel Skate Center on Rt. 1 and Brewers Court. Skate from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. for $9, which includes skates. Say you’re with FRES to get the special price. While this is not meant to be a fundraiser, part of the evening’s proceeds do go back to FRES PTA. Come on out with other FRES friends for an evening of exercise and FUN! All participants who use the FRES special price must sign a waiver at the door.
Then, the month ends with Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be showing The Lego Batman Movie. Finally, the ever-popular Halloween Dance will be Saturday, Oct. 28. This is a huge event and needs many volunteers to make it run smoothly. Please be on the lookout for the sign up, so you don’t miss your opportunity to help.
Have a GREAT long weekend, and enjoy the extra two days with your children.
Upcoming Events and Dates
3 PTA Meeting
3 Final Day for Fall Fundraiser
13 Box Tops Due
27 Movie Night
28 Halloween Dance
Have You Joined the PTA?
We want to sign on at least 300 PTA members by Oct. 1 and grow our PTA from last year! Your membership helps fund several programs, activities and events at school for our students and helps support out teachers. PTA membership is annual and needs to be renewed each year, so don't forget to sign up again. You can join online at http://www.frespta.org/membership/. Or, you can visit our membership page to download a paper form, complete it and return it to school with a check or cash. Membership is tax deductible!
Our First Fundraiser of 2017-2018 Starts Now!
The Premium Reserve Collection fundraiser from Great Western Reserve is in full swing and will run through Tuesday, Oct. 3. The Premium Reserve collection features pre-portioned, shelf-stable, and delicious cookie dough, cheesecakes, Auntie Anne® Pretzels, Cinnabon® rolls, soups, biscuit mixes, cheese balls and party mixes. FRES will receive 40 percent of the profit from all sales. Orders can be collected and submitted via the provided order form and/or through online selling at http://store.gwrcf (registration instructions included in packet). Students will also have the opportunity to earn fun prizes from the prize brochure. PLUS, anyone that has sold 10 or more items will have a chance to spin the candy/money wheel and win an additional prize. PLUS, for every 10 items sold (sell 30 items, earn 3 chances) students will receive a chance to win two Ravens’ tickets to a November/December game (tickets are in Sec. 518, Row 22)! For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Harris Teeter - Grocery Rewards Spotlight
FRES participates in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 7900, and your VIC card when you check out, and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, FRES will receive percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market, and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money! Please link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter if you haven't already done so this school year! Thank you for your support.
Sign up for the FRES PTA Newsletter!
The PTA distributes a bi-weekly email newsletter to the FRES community. Be sure to join our mailing list to receive FRES PTA News. Visit www.frespta.org to sign up. Once you sign up, please add us to your contact list to make sure the newsletter is delivered right to your inbox.
Did You Get the Last Issue of FRES PTA News? You can read it here!
Issue #17 – 9/11/17: http://mailchi.mp/9d431b44d5f9/fres-pta-news-sept-11-2017
Issue #16 – 6/14/17: http://mailchi.mp/627b330c6704/news-for-parents-of-fres-april-24-195605