3/17/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:01pm

Important Dates

20  Dental Clinic Consent Forms Due (Grades K-3)

21 Chick-fil-A Night at Johns Hopkins Road Location
31 School Spirit Day, "Rainbow Day"

1   10:00-2:00 Green Fest here at FRES
7   End of Quarter 3, Dismissal at 12:35
10-17 Spring Break
18 Staff and students return
25 Walk to School Day, rain or shine
26 6:30 Band and Strings Spring Concert @ Hammond High School
28 School Spirit Day, "Work-out Day"

9  Rescheduled Class Picture Day
16 Field Day
23 Field Day rain date

Forest Ridge News and Events

Lost and Found in the Front Hallway Across from the Office
Please ask your child to take a moment to look at the numerous items in our lost and found.  Parents, please take a look as well.  These items will be on display until Friday, March 24 after which they will be donated to charity. 

Eagle Egg News
Congratulations to the following students who were our Eagle Egg winners for this week: Lukas Ferguson, Jonah Holloway, Ethan Graves, Sreephala Konatalapalli, Ari Goldberg, Sean Lava.  Nice work!

Class Picture Day Has Been Rescheduled to Tuesday, May 9
Picture envelopes will come home on Monday, May 8.  Your child's class will be photographed, and optional individual pictures will also be taken.

From Mrs. Rocha, our Cluster Nurse, Dental Clinic Consent forms Due March 20
Grades K-3:  Just a reminder that consent forms are due on March 20th for the dental clinic.  The health room will not be able to receive consents after date.  Thank you. 

Chick-fil-A Night on March 21!
Funds will be used to help defray the cost of  the 4th grade field trip to St. Mary's City and the 5th grade field trip to Philadelphia. 

Green Fest Comes to Forest Ridge!
The FRES Green Team and PTA are proud to partner with Hammond HS to bring Green Fest to Forest Ridge! Saturday, April 1st from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This is a FREE event with games, prizes, crafts and more! Food will be available for purchase. Come join the fun doing crafts and games to be green! See reptiles from the Howard County Nature Conservancy! Sure to be a fun day! Indoors, rain or shine!

Hoops for Heart is Now Closed
Thank you so much to all the families and friends who helped donate to the PE department's Hoops for Heart event.  Our students reached their goal of $7,000 raised!  We are so proud of them for making the effort to help the American Heart Association.  At this time we are closing out the event, so please do not send in with any more donation envelopes or make any more online donations. Thank you for your generosity!

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 is open and spots are still available! Visit www.gotrcentralmd.org to register. *The content is neither sponsored nor endorsed by HCPSS.

Summer Camp Information
Need information about summer camps? The following list of summer camp options is a great place to start!
Howard County Summer Institute 
Summer programs, classes and learning experiences sponsored by HCPSS. These programs and classes are open to Howard County residents as well as out-of-county residents.
Howard County Camps - Schools Out (Facebook) 
This public Facebook group offers links and information to a variety of local area camps in and near Howard County. Also features actual parent reviews and postings from camp providers. Submit a request to join the group to view and post information. 
Howard County Recreation and Parks 
A comprehensive guide to summer camps in the area sponsored by the Howard County Recreation and Parks department. 
Howard Community College Kids on Campus 
HCC’s well-known Kids on Campus program provides summer enrichment education and camps for youth ages 7 to 17. 
PTA News...

From the President

Hello FRES Families!
Hope you all enjoyed our snow day Tuesday.  At first I was in denial and didn't want it to come, but I really did enjoy the day home with my girls.  We baked a dark chocolate cream pie in honor of Pi Day! YUM!

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

Community News for Parents

Learning Together Program – Prekindergarten
The Gorman Crossing Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) preschool programs are making preparations for classes for the 2017-2018 school year.  These classes include children with and without disabilities.  The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills.  Parents of children who will be 3 or 4 years of age by September 1, 2017 may pick up an application packet in the Gorman Crossing front office. 

All applications must be returned by March 31, 2017. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities.  Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup.  If necessary, a lottery process is conducted. 

If you have any questions, please email Rae Ann Kaylie  rae_kaylie@hcpss.org.

The Howard County Family Institute Presents
"How to be a GREAT Grandparent"

A lot has changed in parenting since grandparents were parents! Learn the latest research based information to balance your tried and true skills with current best practices. Discuss your role as a grandparent verses being the parent. Discover ways to safeguard your home for infants and toddlers and gather important resources to help support your children in their new role as parents.

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bain 50+ Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044
Cost: FREE. Space is limited; pre-registration is required
Who Should Attend: Grandparents
Registration Options Online www.howardcountymd.gov/familyinstitute
By Phone (voice/relay): 410-313-1940  

"Preparing to Launch"   -  See attached flyer
Preparing To Launch.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.