2/3/2017 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:26pm

Important Dates

8  GT Parent Meeting at Howard High School (see below)
9  6:30-8:00 FRES Science Fair (Participants arrive at 6:15)
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

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

FRES Science Fair on February 9
Please join us on Thursday, February 9 from 6:30-8:00.  Participants should arrive at 6:15.  We hope to see you there!

"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.

PTA News...
From the President

I don't know about you, but I was really hoping the groundhog would not have seen his shadow yesterday. But since he did, six more weeks of winter it is! So here's hoping for one really good snowfall, so we can go sledding! 
Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings


Community News for Parents

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