2/10/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:17pm

Important Dates

15 7:00 Chorus Concert (at Hammond High School)
20 Presidents' 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

"Healthy Relationships and Dating Dangers"
Saturday February 25, 2017 9-11:15 am
Oakland Mills Middle School  (9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia MD 21045)

This session is open to parents and student of all levels. Peer interactions and dating can impact students' lives. Learn more

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
Time:            Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Instructors:  Ms. Wise and Ms. Speiser
Cost:              $150.00     
Registration closes February 23rd

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls currently in grades 3 through 5. The program combines training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the program are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The girls will meet after-school twice a week for 10 weeks with the season-ending 5k to be held on June 3rd in Howard County, MD. FRES GOTR will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 starting the week of March 19th. Registration opens on Sunday, February 12th at 12:00 noon. Visit www.gotrcentralmd.org to register.

Hoops for Heart
Hoops for Heart is a philanthropy event put on by the Forest Ridge P.E. team.  The students will be asking friends and family for donations to help raise money for the American Heart Association.  Raising money for the event is optional, but the children can earn prizes for their collected donations, all while helping a child in need!  The fundraising campaign will conclude with a week long celebration involving different basketball challenges and games during P.E. class the week of March 13th.  More information about how to sign up online and collect donations will be sent out this week in the students' folders.  Help us reach our school goal of raising $7,000!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Cassard of the P.E. department:  samuel_cassard@hcpss.org.

PTA News...

From the President
Winter, spring, winter, spring, winter! What a crazy weather week!  Whew! Make sure you get outside to enjoy the awesome weekend ahead. The forecast sounds beautiful!
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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.