5/12/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 1:17pm

Important Dates

16 Field Day
17 2:20 5th Grade Panoramic Picture
18 6:30-8:00 School-wide Enrichment Fair
23 Field Day rain date
24 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
29 Memorial Day - Schools and Offices Closed

31 7:00 Chorus Concert at FRES (participants arrive 6:15-6:30)

Forest Ridge News and Events

Eagle Egg News
Congratulations to our Eagle Egg winners for this week:  Jordan Rowe, Hector Marcia, Rashel Fuentes-Rodrigue, Zuri Nathan, Maiya Warren, and Matthew Lee. Great job!

Ms. Murray Needs Help!
Ms. Murray is looking for volunteers to help face paint on field day. Primary grades 9:45-11:30. Intermediate grades 1:30-3:15. The designs will be simple and easy. Supplies and step by step guides will be provided. It's easy, really!  Please email Erica_Murray@hcpss.org

Field Day is Coming!
Field Day is going to be held on Tuesday, May 16th.  The rain date is Tuesday, May 23rd.  Please help us get ready. We need more adults to volunteer.  Volunteers may begin to select stations on the Sign Up Genius site.  The Forest Ridge Field Day has always been fun for all those involved, won't you join us?


The students in grades K-2 will be participating in the morning from 9:45-11:30. 
Grades 3-5th will be in the afternoon from 1:30-3:15.
Volunteers must arrive at least 15 minutes before and sign in by the gym.
If you are having difficulty accessing the sign up please email janice_goodwin@hcpss.org.
***  All volunteers must complete the HCPSS  volunteer training online and bring in the certificate of completion into the front office by Monday, May 15th.***
5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing (SCH)
The Fifth Grade Team is looking for judges for their Simulated Congressional Hearing (SCH) on Wednesday, May 24th.  During SCH students will assume the role of constitutional experts. The students will present prepared oral testimony before a panel of simulated congressional committee members (“judges”).  Training will be provided the morning of the 24th.  This opportunity is open to all community members, especially those with a connection to our local or national government.  If you would like to be a judge, please sign up using the link: https://events.membersolutions.com/event_register.asp?content_id=65754 or contact Mrs. Azzarello at melissa_azzarello@hcpss.org.  Thank you!

Girl Scouts Are Collecting School Supplies
The fifth grade Girl Scout troop 215 will be selling snacks and water to raise money for school supplies and collecting donations of school supplies at the Laurel Main Street Festival on May 13th. The school supplies will be used to fill backpacks at the Back2School Jam in August. Thank you for donating!

Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Children
"Kindergarten, Here We Come" is a 45-60 minute class sponsored by the Howard County Library System for children entering Kindergarten this fall. The class features stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.  View the flyer below:


How Girls Code

Scratch Programming
Are you interested in introducing your child to computer programming?  Scratch Day is coming to Howard Community College on May 21st, 1-4 pm!  Scratch is a free visual programming language developed by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Media Lab, and used by students, scholars, teachers, and parents to easily create animations, games, etc. It provides a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer programming.   This year both educator and student (gr 4-12) training sessions are being offered.  Follow this link for more info and registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scratch-day-2017-tickets-32027125996 (Links to an external site.)

HowGirlsCode is proud to partner with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the National Security Agency to offer another year of Mind, Body & Coding camp for girls entering grades 3-9. Girls will challenge their minds through coding and robotics and will nurture their bodies and well-being through yoga, meditation, and self-empowerment exercises all while focusing on the arts and creative dance expression. Session 1 runs July 10-14 and Session 2 runs July 17-21. The camp day is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with supervised drop-off beginning at 8:30 a.m. and pick-up ending at 4:00 p.m.  Discount code available for HowGirlsCode class alumni and generous scholarships are given for FARMS students.  For more information and registration, visit our website at www.howgirlscode.com/summercamp.

PTA News...

From the President

Hi FRES Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the amazing weather at the beginning of this week. I had the opportunity to spend three days at North Bay with 6th graders from Patuxent Valley Middle School. 

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