29 Memorial Day - Schools and Offices Closed
31 2:30 In-School Chorus Concert
31 7:00 Evening Chorus Concert at FRES (participants arrive 6:15-6:30)
1 6:30 Popsicles on the Playground for Incoming Kindergarten families
2 1:45 1st Grade Author's Tea (Parents arrive at 1:35-adults only, please)
3 North Laurel Multi-Service Center Community Fair at FRES
6 FRES Volunteer Luncheon (see invitation below)
7:00 PTA Meeting
8 Variety Show Evening Performance
9 2:00 5th Grade Closing
3rd & 4th Grade Picnics
10 5th Grade Dance
12 1st & 2nd Grade Picnics
FRES Book Swap
13 5th Grade Picnic
Schools close 3 hours early
14 Last Day of School - Schools close 3 hours early
Forest Ridge News and Events
North Laurel Multi-Service Center Community Fair to be Held at FRES
Join the North Laurel Multi-Service Center on June 3 for their annual Community Fair to be held at FRES this year! There will be something for everyone! Click here for the flyer: community-fair.pdf
From Our Reading Specialists
G’readings FRES Families,
The Forest Ridge annual Book Swap is quickly approaching! With your permission, your child can bring in books that are in good condition (no tears, watermarks, etc.) along with the Book Swap form (sent home on Thursday) between Tuesday, May 30 through Friday June 9th. On Monday, June 12th your child will be able to choose a different book(s) to take home. This is a great way to recycle books and to get different books to read over the summer.
Criteria for Swapped Books:
Appropriate Subject Matter for Elementary School
No Books of Religious Content (HCPSS policy 8070)
No ABC Books or Board Books
Your child will be able to take the same number and type of books home as s/he brings to school. To ensure fair swaps, books will be categorized as: Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Novels, or Non-Fiction. For example, if your child brings in 2 picture books and 1 early chapter book, s/he will be able to swap for 2 different picture books and 1 different early chapter book to bring home. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Vaughn-Smith, Matthew_Vaughn-Smith@hcpss.org or Ms. Darden, Nikia_Darden@hcpss.org
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:
If you have moved or are planning to move, please contact the front office for assistance on how to change your address.
From Mrs. Tordella, Our Media Specialist
From the President
Happy Memorial Day, Everyone! I hope you all get a much needed opportunity to spend time relaxing with your families over this holiday weekend.
Community News for Parents
Celebrate Grade A Student Nights at the National Aquarium!
Grade A Student Nights
Thursday, June 22 & Thursday, June 29 | 6 to 9 PM
(Last admittance at 8 pm)
Calling all Grade A Sea Stars!
All Baltimore-area students who achieved three or more A's (or equivalent) in any one marking period during the school year are invited to our free annual community celebration!
Each Grade A student and one accompanying adult are admitted for free. Additional family members will be admitted at a special rate of $5 per person. Due to space limitations, we can admit a maximum of eight guests per family, including the student. This event will sell out quickly, so be sure to register at your earliest convenience.
Registration is now open. Registration closes June 19, or when capacity is reached. Visit here for details and to reserve tickets.