1/20/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 2:07pm

Important Dates

27  Professional Work Day - Schools closed for students

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
Since this week was a short week, there are no Eagle Egg winners.

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.

Parents of 5th Grade Students:
As we prepare our students for transition to middle school, we ask that you contact the front office for any of the following reasons:
  • Moving to a new residence, HCPSS or other school zone
  • Your student will be transitioning to a school other than Patuxent Valley Middle School

We are currently working with PVMS to prepare student schedules and student files are under review for transfer to PVMS.  Notifying us of any changes will help our staff, the PVMS staff and you, with your transition.  If you have any questions, please call our Registrar, Rhonda Hill, at 410-880-5950.

GT Parent Meeting on February 8th
The topic is "Exploring Elementary and Middle School Standardized Assessments,"  and will take place on February 8th from 7pm-8:30pm at Howard High School. PDF icon gt_parent_academy_assessment_2_8_17(1).pdf

Road to Kindergarten Workshops
HCPSS will be holding workshops for parents of incoming kindergarten students.  See the flyer attached. PDF icon 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...

Hello FRES Families!

Hope you enjoyed the long weekend last weekend and the unseasonably warmer weather this week! 

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings!

Community News for Parents

Howard County’s "Children On Board" Child Care and Preschool Information Fair, Sunday, January 29.  PDF icon OCS COB FLIER 2017.pdf

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.