Forest Ridge Forerunner ~ 10/7/16

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 5:02pm

Greetings Forest Ridge Families,

We had a quiet week here at Forest Ridge.  Below are some FRES updates:

Student News...

Eagle Egg News
Kudos to the following students who were chosen as our Eagle Egg Winners with week:  Milani Brown, Nathaniel Aduwu, Dahlia Aspinwall, Evan Atkinson, Devan Martin, and Joileny Garay.

Summer Reading Program
Congratulations to all students who completed the Howard County Library's Summer Reading Program.
Vyahruthi Anagani, Elizaveta Denisova, Erin Graves, Oluwakemi Osamiluyi, Samuel Taylor

Forest Ridge News...

5th Grade Needs
5th Grade is in need of 1 and 2 liter bottles for science.  Please drop them off in the office.  Thanks!

From Mrs. DeOrio
Thank you to everyone who contributed to Mrs. De Orio's first Donor's Choose project "Violas for Young Violists." The project has been fully funded, so in the next few weeks Donor's Choose will be delivering two new violas to Forest Ridge Elementary. This first project was fully funded very quickly, so if you didn't have the opportunity to donate you can be on the lookout for our next project, or can donate a gift card on the Donor's Choose page by searching for "Mrs. De Orio", which will be applied to the next project. Remember to use the code "LIFTOFF" and your donation will be matched (up to $50) for the next few days. Thanks again for all of your support of the music program!!!

Walk to School Day
WHO:      All FRES students and staff
WHAT:     FRES Walk to School Day
 WHEN:   Tuesday, October 11, 8:40 am
                This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!!
 WHERE: Savage Library for walkers
                Playground for before care students and bus riders
 WHY:      To encourage healthy habits and show our commitment to a cleaner planet
Any student who wishes to walk from Savage Library must be signed in by an adult at the library parking lot between 8:40 and 8:50 am on October 11th.  Walking will begin at 8:50 am.
Bus riders may participate by walking  a lap or two around the blacktop (NOT bus loop)  before entering the building. Before Care students make take their lap(s) around the blacktop before the buses arrive.  REMEMBER this activity will take place RAIN or SHINE, so check the forecast and BE PREPARED!!

Special Education Team is Seeking Gently Used or New Preschool/Kindergarten Games!
Do you have a gently used preschool/kindergarten game sitting on the shelf? Please consider donating it. The Special Ed team would appreciate donations of gently used or new preschool/kindergarten games, e.g. Crocodile Dentist, Don’t Break the Ice, Lucky Ducks. There will be a collection bin at the front office for the drop off of donations. Ms. Rajinie Dixit and Allison Catalano are the contacts. Please leave a note with your donation, including your name, student’s name, grade, teacher, so the teachers may send you a thank you note. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rajinie Dixit,, or Allison Catalano,

PTA News...

From the PTA President

Fall is definitely in the air this week!  The cool air of the week has been quite a blessing compared to the hot summer days. Thank you to all who came out to the PTA meeting on Tuesday night. There was such a GREAT turnout, and there was so much positive energy in the room. We had so much to discuss with the beginning of the year. Thank you all for sticking around to hear all the exciting things happening.  
Good News for the FRES Playground
Our playground will finally be getting shade!! After many years and much stress, our FRES playground will finally be getting its shade.  Our shade structure was approved by HCPSS, and we are now in the process of purchasing it from the company.  We will keep you posted on the progress.

From the Halloween Event Committee:
Mark your calendar for the 4th annual FRES Halloween event, on Saturday, October 29th! This is an event that our FRES students (and parents too) look forward to and enjoy very much. We are looking for volunteers to help with the planning of the event, and to help out with the many many activties that night. A Sign-Up Genius will be sent out shortly, so please be on the look out for that announcement. If you enjoy dressing up in costume with your kids and all those halloween decorations, come join our planning committee. Our next planning committee meeting is Tuesday, October 11th, 7pm to 8:30pm. This is a big event hosted and organized by the PTA, so we would appreciate your help in making it a success! Please contact Penny Keller, at, or Amanda Fields, at, if you are interested in helping or have questions.

FRES PTA Newsletter
Have you signed up for the FRES PTA Newsletter? Visit our website at to sign up.  FRES PTA Newsletter will be emailed bi-monthly to PTA members and anyone who signs up. Read last week’s issue here:  Details regarding the REFLECTIONS program the Halloween EveSupport-a-Teacher, and after school events may be found here as well.

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