10/13/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:59am

Important Dates
17    Hearing and Vision Re-screening
18    Picture Retake Day 
19    Parent Reading Night for Parents of Students in Grades 3, 4, & 5
20    Professional Day - No Students
24    "Ready Rosie" for Kindergarten Parents
26    6:00-8:00 Family Fit Night (Registration starts 10/9)

Forest Ridge News and Events...

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Picture Retakes Are October 18 @ 9:30
ABSENTEES & RETAKE DAY Tuesday, October 18, 2017

All students who were absent or are new to FRES since September 8 will be photographed.  Parents of new students or students who were absent should contact the main office for an order envelope if they wish to order portraits.  You may  also have your portraits retaken on this day if you are not happy with the original portrait.  The entire portrait package must be returned.  Please have your child bring the portrait package to the photographer on retake day.

Parent Reading Night
What:   Raising Readers: A Parent Work Session
Who:    For Parents of Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders
Why:    To observe how students’ written responses to what they read provide evidence of their thinking and understanding
When:  Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00-7:00
Where: In The Media Center

Calendar Changes
The Howard County Board of Ed has approved a change to the 2017–2018 school calendar making the last three days of school for students—June 12–14, 2018—three-hour early dismissal days for all levels, including elementary, middle and high schools. The updated calendar provides additional time for teachers & administrators to fulfill their fourth quarter grading and reporting responsibilities. 
Find the most up-to-date calendar information in the 2017–18 HCPSS school system calendar online.

Family File MUST Be Updated Yearly, even if the info has not changed.
This is for your child's safety.  Please take the time to update the file.  Your child will not be permitted to attend a field trip until the Family File is updated.  This will be strictly enforced.  In addition, your child's interim progress report or report card may also be held.   

Number of children whose parents haven't updated: 107.  We're getting there, but we're not at 100% yet! 
Follow this link for more information. 

Family Fit Night - Save the Date - Registration in Progress! Register here!
Mark your calendars for a FREE FAMILY FOREST RIDGE Wellness event….FIT2Order’s FIT Family Night!
When: October 26, 2017
Time:   6 - 8 pm
Highlighted Stations To Include Kid Friendly Boot Camp, Martial Arts, Zumba, Yoga, Dance Party Finale, Parent Nutrition Workshop, and Wellness Tables.  Click on the links below for more information.

Daycare Providers in Our District
As a service to our parents, we advertise daycare providers who are located in the Forest Ridge district:

Saira Ali
License #250550
Ages 6 weeks to 12 Years; Before & After School Care
Uses a State-Approved Curriculum
Phone:  240-463-8333

Jigna Bhatt(Just Like Mom Daycare)
Loving and caring, just like mom
Licensed day care in Stone Lake community
Care available for kids 2 years and older
Lic# 16-0504

Christine Hernandez (Christine's Family Daycare)
license  #130138
8 weeks & older
I can provide before/after care but I do not transport children to/from school. I watch school age children over the summer as well
Hours 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PTA News...

Link to News from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

Community News for Parents

Happenings at the North Laurel Multiservice Center (MSC) - 9900 Washington Boulevard, Suite I
Thanksgiving Help - Howard County residents can REGISTER to receive a free turkey and a box of non-perishables at MSC on Tuesday, October 17, 9-3.
Free Clothing - FREE clothing for all ages, infant to adult, Saturday, October 28, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
WIC enrollment at the North Laurel Multiservice Center, 9900 Washington Boulevard, Suite I every Tuesday from 12:30pm-4pm.

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at:
http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

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