1/27/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 2:29pm

Important Dates

31 "Say Cheese" food truck will be in the parking lot

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 10:00-3:00 Kindergarten and New First Grade Registration

Forest Ridge News and Events

"Choose Civility" in the Car Loop
"This is taking way too long!!  I need to get to work!"
"Why can't I go around the car in front of me?"
"You need to do a better job with the flow of traffic!"

Parents, we need your help.  Our car loop is very busy in the morning and in the afternoon.  Safety is our number one concern.   Please follow the directions of staff and obey the signs.  There is never a need to be rude or impatient.  If you are finding that it is taking too long, please arrive earlier.  The students can be dropped off as early as 8:55 and wait until the bell rings at 9:00.  Remember, if you live less than a mile from school and have sidewalks, your child should walk to school.  If you live in a bussed area, consider having your child ride the bus to school.  We are all in this together, and our ultimate concern is for the safety of all.

Recess Items:

  • We are in need of new and gently used recess games for indoor recess days.
  • Children go out for recess if the temperature combined with the wind chill is above 20 degrees.  Please make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing and outerwear.
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. 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.  Road to Kindergarten 2017 - English.pdf

How Girls Code
Offering instructional programs specifically designed to engage and expose elementary girls to computer science.  Visit www.HowGirlsCode.com for more information and registration.
Totally Techie Girls will learn to apply basic computer science concepts with hands on experiences using robotics and various programming applications.  We will use iPad applications to create augmented reality projects, build and program robots with Lego robotics, and use Scratch to create animations.  Participants will build their confidence and knowledge with using a variety of technology and through experiences with speakers during this fun, exploratory class.  This class is for girls currently in grades 3-5.
School:  Forest Ridge Elementary School
Dates:    March 1 – April 26 – no class during spring break Day(s) of the Week and Time:      Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Instructors:  Ms. Wise and Ms. Speiser
Cost:       $150.00     
Registration closes February 23rd

Community News for Parents

Howard County’s "Children On Board" Child Care and Preschool Information Fair, Sunday, January 29.  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.