12/15/17 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 2:56pm

Important Dates

19  Kindergarten Gingerbread House Night (Kindergarten students and their parents only)
20  6:30 Band & Strings concert (at Hammond High)
20  Interim Progress Reports issued
25-January 1  Winter Break

2   Staff & Students return from Winter Break
2   7:00 PTA meeting
3   9:20 Club and candid photos for yearbook
5   2:20 FRES Spelling Bee
15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Schools and offices closed

Forest Ridge News and Events...

This year's FRES Spirit Days:
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 2

Chick-fil-A Nights for this school year (please mention FRES when you order):
Feb. 13 and April 23
These fundraisers help to defray the cost of 4th and 5th grade field trips.  We hope to see you there!

From the Office

  • Winter weather is here!  Please make sure that your child is properly dressed for cold weather.  The children go outside when the temperature including wind chill is 20 degrees or above.  If your child has a medical condition that prevents him or her from going outside, we must have a doctor's note on file.  Otherwise they will be going out with their classmates. 
  • Also, we've had many students coming in tardy, many by only 2-5 minutes.  With the cold weather we have had many more parents dropping off students in the morning.  Please make every effort to leave your house earlier in the morning so that your children can be in their seats ready to learn by 9:15 a.m.  Thank you!

From the PE Department
The cold, messy weather has arrived!  If it is a day for boots, please remember to have children place sneakers in their backpacks on days when they have physical education.  Tennis shoes are required for all students to be able to fully participate in physical education classes safely.

From Mrs. Clawson
The FRES Science Fair is scheduled for February 15, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  If your child is not scheduled in the Science Fair seminar (grades 2,3,4), and you would like to have him/her participate in the Science Fair, please send an email to Kim Clawson at kimberly_clawson@hcpss.org to request a Science Fair packet.

We are thrilled to announce free e-books for a limited time from our partners, Capstone Library. Access a huge selection of eBooks until January 15th. Visit the website below and use the provided credentials. Happy Reading! 

Website for online reading: www.mycapstonelibrary.com

username: merry
password: lovetoread

From the County Executive

The County Executive invites you to a Kwanzaa celebration on December 26 at 7:00 at the North Laurel Community Center.  RSVP required.  See flyer for details.

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.

Parents can also visit http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/programs-services/locate for help in finding daycare.

PTA News...

Link to News from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings

Community News for Parents

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.

Kennedy Krieger Institute may be able to help with your child's behavior problems.  Click here for more information.