10/27/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:19pm

Important Dates

2    Parent Band Meeting #3
6    Conference scheduling opens for parents
10  Schools close 3 hours early - end of 1st marking period
17  Report cards go home
17  5:00-7:30 Family Book Fair Night
20  Schools close 3 hours early for Parent/Teacher Conferences
21  Schools close 3 hours early for Parent/Teacher Conferences
22  Schools closed for students
23  Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and offices closed
24  Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools and offices closed

Forest Ridge News and Events...

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

Thanks to All Who Attended FIT Family Night!
The Wellness Committee was very excited to have such a wonderful turn out for the FIT Family Night!  We want to thank the businesses that supported the event.  Unfortunately, the Chik-fil-A gift cards given away as door prizes were expired.  If you received gift cards as door prizes, please return them to school in a sealed envelope with your child's name, grade, and homeroom.  We will exchange them next week.  We apologize for the inconvenience!

Family Volunteer Day: Community Clean Up at FRES
November 18th has been designated as Community Clean Up Day at Forest Ridge.Please join us from 9 a.m.- noon as we clean up our school grounds and learn about different species that inhabit our surrounding environment.  Please bring work gloves and come dressed ready to work.To register for this event, please go to http://www.hocovolunteer.org.  Look for 2017 Family Volunteer Day and click on the event hosted at Forest Ridge Elementary School.We look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for your continued support!

Federal Impact Aid Surveys Went Home on Thursday
The HCPSS receives funds from the Federal government for parents who are active duty military or work on Federal property.  These forms are due back on November 8.  It is very important that we receive these forms back so that we receive the funds we're entitled to.  Thanks for your help! 

Family File Update
Number of children whose parents haven't updated: 24.  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.