1/13/16 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 2:17pm

Important Dates

16  Martin Luther King's Birthday - Schools and Offices Closed
19 6:30 Middle School Transition meeting for parents of incoming 6th graders (at
     Patuxent Valley Middle School; GT Presentation at 5:45)
27  Professional Work Day - Schools closed for students

1  PVMS parent transition meeting snow date
3  Report Cards issued
9  FRES Science Fair
20 President's Day - Schools and Offices Closed
21 Professional Learning Day - Schools closed for students
2/27 - 3/3 Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration

Forest Ridge News and Events

Eagle Egg News
Congratulations to the following students who were our Eagle Egg winners this week:
Noelle Warner, Isabella Pineda, Celeste Martin, Carissa Torres-Depasquale, Zipporah Lindsey, Calli Fields.

Young Author's Contest
We are excited about the phenomenal writers at FRES. This year we had 17 students in grade 2- 5 participate in the Young Author’s Contest (YAC). Students wrote original poems and/ or stories. We proudly announce the following participants:

Grade 2: Hafsa Naseer, Lucas Tordella, Celeste Martin, Mackenzie Carpenter, Madhav Sai Parsi, Ashley Park
Grade 3: Hailey Walburger, Danielle Otto
Grade 4: Camille Martin, Lily Aspinwall, Justina Figel, Ayantu Ayele, Kelly Chapman, Maiya Warren, IK Igbineweka
Grade 5: Calliana Fields, Shivaani Selvan

Camille Martin (poem) and Lily Aspinwall (story) have been selected to represent FRES in the countywide YAC. Congratulations ladies!!

Our chests are bursting with pride! Keep it up Eagles!

To Receive Weather-Related School Closing Info via Text
Text the word "YES" to 67587 from the wireless device on which you wish to receive texts.

Middle School Transition Meeting
As part of the ES to MS transition, Patuxent Valley Middle will be holding a Parent Information Night at PVMS for incoming 6th grade students on January 19 at 6:30, with a snow date of February 1 (note new snow date).  This meeting will include general information about the school as well as the 6th grade program of study.  For parents who are interested in the GT program, there will be a presentation at 5:45 pm.

Road to Kindergarten Workshops
HCPSS will be holding workshops for parents of incoming kindergarten students.  See the flyer attached.  Road to Kindergarten 2017 - English.pdf

Join the P.E.T. Club for Kids at FRES!
Unleash your Kid Power at this fun and interactive club! Learn how to create P.E.T.s, Positive Empowering Thoughts, that help chase away A.N.T.s, Automatic Non-Supportive Thoughts.

  • Learn resiliency skills to handle life’s challenges with ease through games and activities
  • Choose and personalize your own studded animal “pet"

Register at www.SmashingANTs.com

Tuesdays, 3:45-5:15, $159

January 31 – March 14

NEW! Chess Wizards Before School
Want to learn chess in a fun, engaging and interactive way? Curriculum is designed by teachers and comedians to impart many benefits - critical thinking, sportsmanship and learning from our mistakes in a challenging and exciting way. In addition to lessons and traditional gameplay, variations of chess games are incorporated to build teamwork and improve logic, planning, discipline, judgment and self-control. All skill levels welcome and are grouped accordingly for lessons and game-play. (No class 3/9.) Info: Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.

Grades K-5   Classes: 8

RP3373.202   Jan 26 - 8-9am   Th   $135

Register for Before School Chess at https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/Activity_Search/chess-wizards-before-school/60398

LEGO® WeDO Robotics After School with Club SciKidz
Use race cars and WeDo vehicle builds to test science concepts while learning basic physics! Nowhere else can you learn integrated science concepts while using the fun of LEGO® products to build and program. Explore Newton's Laws of Physics, friction, aerodynamics and engineering. Info: www.clubscikidz.com or Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.

Grades 1-3   Classes: 7

RP3338.201   Feb 1   3:50-5:05pm   W   $135

Minecraft Programming After School with C3 Cyber Club
Looking for a fun way to learn programming? How about using a game you love. Using a custom mod called "Computercraft," learn how to program robots called "turtles" inside the world of Minecraft. Use problem-solving skills by learning how to program your robot to complete various tasks and objectives such as programming turtles to automatically build, mine and craft items and structures. Learn to program if-then-else statements, for while loops, and implement their own functions using LUA, a simple scripting language. (No class 2/20.) Info: Adam Wienckowski, 410-313-4714 or awienckowski@howardcountymd.gov.

Grades 4-5   Classes: 6

RP3326.214   Jan 30   3:50-4:50pm   M   $145

PTA News...

From the PTA President
Hello FRES Families!
We have had some awesome warmer weather this week.  It was nice to get out for a walk yesterday and this morning.  Just a few reminders of some upcoming PTA events...
Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings!

Community News for Parents

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.