3/31/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 4:58pm

Important Dates

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
19 4th grade trip to St. Mary's City

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 Art Exhibit at Columbia Mall Starts April 4th
The 46th Annual Spring Student Art Exhibition will be held at the Mall in Columbia from April 4 at 10:00 a.m. through April 20 at 3:00 p.m.  An Artists' Reception will be held from 6:00-7:00 on April 6.  Come and check out artwork done by many of our talented students!

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: Landon Matson, Salym Blair, Davon Davis, Destiny Hartzer, Zain Zaidi, and Ellie Kang.  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!

We could still use more volunteers. Please look at the sign up below and see if you can spare some time. If you can only do half an hour, please sign up and add that in the comments. Thank you!!!
Sign up

Spring and Summer Clothing Giveaway
Attached are two flyers (English and Spanish) for a clothing giveaway on April 8 at the North Laurel Community Center.
MSC SprSmr2017 Clothing.pdf 
MSC SprSmr2017 Ropa gratis.pdf 

PTA News...

From the President

Hello FRES Families! 

How does that saying go? "April Showers bring May flowers."  From what I hear, today should give way to lots of flowers. Hope you all stay dry!

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

Community News for Parents

Daycare Provider in our District
Jigna Bhatt (Just Like Mom Daycare)
Loving and caring Just like mom
Licensed day care in Stone Lake community
Care available for toddler
Lic# 16-0504

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.

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.