10/20/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 5:26pm

Important Dates
20    Professional Day - No Students
24    "Ready Rosie" for Kindergarten Parents
26    6:00-8:00 Family Fit Night (Registration started 10/9, see below) An evening of fun and fitness for everyone!  Door prizes and healthy snacks!  Bring a water bottle and wear your sneakers!

Forest Ridge News and Events...

Family Fit Night - Save the Date - Registration Started October 9! 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 here for the Family Fit Night Itinerary!

Be sure to checkout "Counselor's Corner" for Eagle Egg Winner news!

This year's FRES Spirit Days:
Dress Like a Book Character Day NOVEMBER 17th (Family Night Book Fair Event)
Sports Jersey day DECEMBER 15th
Wacky Tacky Day JANUARY 17th
Dress Like a Teacher Day FEBRUARY 23rd
FRES School Spirit Day MARCH 16th
Mix and Match/Inside Out Day APRIL 27th
Pajama Day MAY 17th
Simulated Congressional Hearing Day for 5th grade (Red White and Blue) May 23rd

Number of children whose parents haven't updated: 45.  Almost there!!  Remember that your child will not be able to attend a field trip until the information is updated.  The file must be updated by the payment due date on the permission slip.  Report cards will also be withheld. 

Follow this link for more information. 

Thanksgiving Baskets
Thanksgiving break is a nice time to enjoy family and friends! It may also be a time of stress as individuals try to provide the traditional family feast. If you or another FRES family you know need assistance in gathering the fixings for this year’s Thanksgiving meal, call us!
Pupil Personnel Worker: Betsy Fleming-Rice, 410-313-6650, Betsy_Fleming-Rice@hcpss.org

School Counselor: Alyssa Schuck, 410-880-5950, Alyssa_Schuck@hcpss.org

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

Savage Boys & Girls Club Basketball!
Click here for the flyer.

Happenings at the North Laurel Multiservice Center (MSC) - 9900 Washington Boulevard, Suite I
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.

Please note:  If the links don't work, simply copy and paste the URL into your browser.

FIRST Lego Robotics is a series of programs designed to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.  Forest Ridge has partnered with Department of Defense Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (DoDSTEM) to offer opportunities for a limited number of students to participate at various levels of competition.   There are 4 teams to choose from:

     FIRST Lego League Jr. (Grades K-4) - https://www.youtube.com/user/JrFLLGlobal
     FIRST Lego League (Grades 4-8) - https://www.youtube.com/user/FLLGlobal
     FIRST Tech Challenge (Grades 7-12) - https://www.youtube.com/user/FIRSTTechChallenge
     FIRST Robotic Challenge (Grades 9-12) - https://www.youtube.com/user/FRCTeamsGlobal

Please contact the local coordinator for these offerings at FIRSTLegoSTEM@gmail.com for details.