3/23/18 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 2:32pm

Important Dates

28 School Spirit Day - "Jersey Day"
28 6:30-8:00 March Madness Family Reading Night
30 Spring Break begins
4 Staff and Students return from Spring Break
20 FRES 25th Birthday Celebration - more info to come
23 Report Cards Issued
23 Last Chick-fil-A Night of the Year, Johns Hopkins Road location
15 Field Day
17 School Spirit Day "Pajama Day"
23 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
23 School Spirit Day "Red, White, and Blue Day"
12 2:00 5th Grade Closing Ceremony (Two tickets issued per student
15 Last Day of School


  • Please note:  When schools are closed for inclement weather, all scheduled activities and meetings are cancelled.

"Screenagers" at PVMS
The Patuxent Valley Middle School PTA will be hosting a special screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age," on April 23, 7-9 p.m.  Learn more.

Field Day this year will be on Tuesday, May 15th.  The rain date is Tuesday, May 22nd.  Many adults are needed to provide an active, safe, fun day for the FRES students.  Mark your calendars so you don't miss out!


G’Readings FRES Families,

March is National Reading Month! FRES has been celebrating all month with a “March Reading Madness” theme.

Our March Reading Madness Month will culminate with a family fun reading night on Wednesday, March 28th, from 6:30-8:00. We are inviting FRES family members of all ages to come out for a night of fun activities with our FRES teachers and Savage Library. There will be snacks and LOADS of opportunities to win fun prizes at activities like “Giant Boggle,” “Sight Word Slingshots,” Comprehension Make and Takes, AND MUCH MORE! In addition to prizes, every family in attendance will go home with a NEW BOOK!!

ALL FRES families are invited to attend. In order to help us be properly prepared, please follow the link to RSVP your family. We look forward to seeing you!!!



Calling all FRES Band Alumni!
  ~ Celebrating 25 years of FRES music
Perform with the FRES band at the Spring Concert on Tuesday April 17th, 7:30pm @ Hammond HS.
Sign up to play here (https://goo.gl/forms/MvcuKUGLZVQrhBlt1).

Please contact Mrs. Pretzello at natalie_pretzello@hcpss.org with any questions. We can't wait to perform with you! 

Spring Concerts are Right Around the Corner!

Daytime Concerts at FRES
Thursday April 12th, 9:30am- 4th/5th grade CHORUS Concert
Tuesday April 17th, 9:30am- 4th/5th grade BAND Concert
Tuesday April 17th, 2:30pm- 3rd, 4th, 5th grade ORCHESTRA Concert
Evening Concerts at HAMMOND HIGH SCHOOL
Tuesday April 17th, 6:30pm- 3rd, 4th, 5th grade ORCHESTRA Concert…please report to the auditorium to unpack and check-in at 6pm
Tuesday April 17th, 7:30pm- 4th/5th grade CHORUS and BAND Concert… Band students report to the cafeteria to unpack and check-in at 7pm, Chorus students report to the Choral/Orchestra room to check-in at 7pm.

Need Help Finding Daycare?

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


Link to News from the PTA President and about PTA Happenings


CAMOM (Columbia Area Mom's of Multiples) Spring 2018 Consignment Sale
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8am-1pm
Cradlerock Elementary School, 6700 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Maryland 21045 ONE DAY ONLY!!! $1.00 ADMISSION

If you have kids, are pregnant, or are even thinking of becoming pregnant, then you do not want to miss CAMOM’s semi-annual infant and children’s new and used clothing and equipment consignment sale. Quality kids gear for preemies, infants and toddlers and pre-teens at nearly 75% off the retail price.

20,000 new and gently used items, including strollers, carseats, feeding accessories, baby equipment, clothes, toys and more! We have it all!!!
CASH, CHECK and all MAJOR CREDIT CARDS accepted. (minimum of $25.00 for credit card purchases)
*NO STROLLERS allowed due to space constraints.
*NO BAGS allowed. We will provide large bags for your shopping convenience.
VIP Passes available for just $20 (get in the sale prior to the general public at 7:30am). Contact sales@camom.net to secure your VIP pass.
Time Schedule
7:15am: Sale opens to CAMOM members Only
7:30am: Sale opens to VIP Pass holders
8:00am: Sale opens to general public
11:30am: Sale closes for re-set for half price sale
12:00pm: Sale re-opens for half price sale on select items
1:00pm: Sale ends!!

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.