5/26/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 11:12am

Important Dates

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:


Moved?  Moving?
If you have moved or are planning to move, please contact the front office for assistance on how to change your address. 

Moving over the summer? If you are staying in the HCPSS, please find and contact your child’s upcoming school to begin the transfer process. Verify your child’s upcoming school
Attention 5th Grade Parents -
Let us know ASAP if your 5th grader will not be attending Patuxent Valley Middle School for the 2017/18 school year. 
For more information on how to enroll your child in school refer to the Enrollment FAQ's here.

From Mrs. Tordella, Our Media Specialist

PTA News...

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. 

Learn more from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

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.