December 16, 2016

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 1:18pm

Important Dates

21  Interim Progress Reports issued
22  7:00 Band & Strings concert at Hammond High School (note corrected date)
24-January 1  Winter Break - Schools and Offices Closed

2 Students return
4 Groups (safeties, media helpers, etc.) and candid photographs for the yearbook
19 6:30 Middle School Transition meeting for parents of incoming 6th graders

Forest Ridge News and Events

Eagle Egg News
Congratulations to the following students who were our Eagle Egg winners this week:
Rylee Patrick, Shania Patterson, Elena Nagbe, Sanaya Strothers, Neha Ahmad, and Kathleen Le.

We have much to celebrate and be thankful for. With the changing weather, we are all reminded to check the weather forecast daily to ensure that our children are appropriately dressed. Please be reminded that outdoor recess occurs daily with the exception of inclement weather or temperatures below 20 degrees with wind chill.

Interim notices go home on December 21. These notices mark the mid-point of the semester and they are meant to inform you as to how your child is achieving. Please expect them and have follow-up discussions with your child about his/her efforts.

Art Orders
Phone cases that were purchased with the Square 1 Art orders were delayed.  They should be arriving soon and will be sent home when they arrive.

Middle School Transition Meeting
As part of the elementary to middle school transition, all middle schools will be holding a Parent Information Night for incoming 6th grade students on January 19 at 6:30, with a snow date of January 25.  This meeting will include general information about the school as well as the 6th grade program of study.  A portion of the presentation will be dedicated to the G/T program and 6th grade world language instruction at middle schools that have world language in 6th grade.

Food Trucks Visiting FRES - We're letting the community know that the FRES staff will be visited by the following food trucks on these dates, so feel free to come up and buy lunch!
12/22 Say Cheese (Grilled cheese sandwiches)
3/15  Holy Crepes (sweet and savory crepes)  We've already scheduled them for spring!

Science Fair
The FRES Science Fair is scheduled for Thursday, February 9th, 2017. If your child would like to participate in the Science Fair, but is not currently in a Science Fair Seminar, please send an email to Kim Clawson at An information packet will then be sent home. All grade levels are encouraged to participate.

Parent Skills Inventory
Our Parent Skills Inventory document we sent out last Friday needs some work.  We will re-send soon.

From the PE Department
Parents, we need your help!  Please note the following safety checklist for PE:

  • Sneakers on & secured
  • Nothing around the neck (necklaces, lanyards)  Hooded sweatshirts may need to be removed.  Wear a tee shirt underneath.
  • Nothing around the wrist (watches, bracelets) or on the hands (gloves, rings)
  • Nothing dangly on the ears or hard on the head (no hard, sharp hair holders, post type earrings only)
  • Nothing sharp in the pockets  (pencils, pens, keys, etc.)
  • No food products in the mouth/keep all objects out of the mouth
  • No dangling clothing  (scarves or clothes that are really big)
  • Hair kept back out of the face

PTA News...

From the President
I can't believe Winter Break is just next week although it sure feels like winter today! There is still so much to do at our house. I'm sure at yours too.

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings!

Community News for Parents

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.