3/24/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 5:07pm

Important Dates

31 School Spirit Day, "Rainbow Day"

1   10:00-2:00 Green Fest here at FRES
4   Chipotle Fundraiser for Grade 5 Trip to Philadelphia (Baltimore Ave. location)
5   Rita's Celebrity Scoop Night (Rt. 198 in Laurel)
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

Student News
Congratulations to Sohan Modi, who represented FRES in the Howard County Library's Spelling Bee!  He went 7 rounds, and spelled better than 2/3 of the participants.  Nicely done, Sohan!

Staff Kudos
We'd like to give a "shout out" to Mrs. Clawson, Mrs. Langley, and Mrs. Major for all their hard work in preparing our Green School re-certification application!  They spent hours and hours on it and we really appreciate their efforts!

Spring Orchestra Concert
Hi Orchestra parents/families, our spring concert is coming up, so below are a few details for the event. Please make sure your calendar is marked with the correct date, time, and location. A detailed letter with all of the concert information will be distributed to students before spring break. Thanks!!!!
WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th 6:30pm 
WHERE: Evening concert is at Hammond High School
TIME: Student report time is between 6:00pm-6:15pm

Eagle Egg News
Congratulations to the following students who were our Eagle Egg winners for this week: Alec McRae, Brody Gindlesperger, Hafsa Nasseer, Elian Campos, Charles Mbah, Lizzy Denisova.  Nice work!

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!

Commencement Schedule Announced

Monday, May 22
8:00 a.m.             River Hill High School
11:00 a.m.           Atholton High School
2:00 p.m.             Wilde Lake High School
5:00 p.m.             Mt. Hebron High School
8:00 p.m.             Centennial High School
Tuesday, May 23
8:00 a.m.             Howard High School
Friday, May 26
10:00 a.m.           Cedar Lane
Tuesday, May 30
11:00 a.m.           Hammond High School
2:00 p.m.             Reservoir High School
5:00 p.m.             Long Reach High School
Thursday, June 1
8:00 a.m.             Oakland Mills High School
11:00 a.m.           Marriotts Ridge High School
2:00 p.m.             Glenelg High School
PTA News...

From the President

Hello FRES Families! 

According to the calendar, we have officially entered spring. I'm not too sure!  I am excited to share with you the many activities coming up "at the Ridge." 

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

Community News for Parents

Reservoir High School Boosters Sports Camp
Come out to Reservoir High School for sports camp the week of July 17-21.  The camp is designed for rising 2nd-9th graders and features different sports everyday.  Last year we played: flag football, soccer, capture the football, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, tennis, modified softball, team handball, scooter games and many many others.  The camp is designed so that each sport/activity lasts roughly 1 hour, so campers will have the opportunity to play many different sports each day.  Phil Ranker runs the camp and teaches Physical Education at Lime Kiln middle school.  He has coached multiple sports at the high school level (currently girls soccer at Reservoir HS, previously lacrosse and basketball).  Please visit http://rankerssportscamp.weebly.com/ or email phillip_ranker@hcpss.org for any questions.

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.

2017 Children’s Discovery Fair: Math is Magical
Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cradlerock Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045 Join us for a celebration for young children ages 3-5 years old and their families. This free event will include hands-on activities relating to preschool mathematical concepts including interactive games, songs, crafts and stories. The theme for 2017 is “Math is Magical”.  Admission is free. Attendees may bring a non-perishable donation for the Howard County Food Bank. A dental van will be on-site for free dental screenings for children ages 2-12 years old. This event is part of the “Launch into Learning” school readiness initiative and is sponsored by the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council. For more information, call 410-313-1940 or e-mail children@howardcountymd.gov.