5/25/18 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:08am

Important Dates
28  Memorial Day - Schools and offices closed
31  6:30-8:00 FRES Enrichment Fair
2   Community Fair at Oakland Mills Middle School Learn more (English)  Learn more (Spanish)
5    6:30  Summer School Parent Orientation at Laurel Woods ES
6    Last Walk to School Day of the year
      6:00 Popsicles on the Playground for incoming 2018-19 Kindergarten students and their parents (no RSVP required)
8    12:35 1st Grade Authors' Tea (Adults Only, please)
9    7:00 5th grade dance
12  2:00 5th Grade Closing Ceremony (Two tickets issued per family)
15  Dismissal starts at 12:35 p.m.
18  Dismissal starts at 12:35 p.m.
19  Last Day of School (dismissal starts at 12:35 p.m.)

Be sure to check out Counselor's Corner for Eagle Egg winners from May 11!

From the Office

Parents/Guardians:  If you are moving soon or planning to move this summer, please notify us as soon as possible.  We are available to assist you with transitioning to your child's new school. Whether it be another HCPSS school, private school or to a school out of the HCPSS district, we are here to help. If you are transferring to another HCPSS school, our registrars will partner to make the transition as smooth as possible. Q4 Report Cards are mailed home to the address we have on file.  If you have an address change, bring your new residency documents to the front office and we will update your address in the system.  If you have any questions, call Rhonda Hill our Registrar.

Do You Have A Child Entering Kindergarten Next School Year?
Kindergarten, Here We Come! is a 45-60 minute class sponsored by the Howard County Library System for children entering Kindergarten this fall. The class features stories and activities to help mark that all important first day, including boarding a real school bus.  Learn more

Do You Have A Child Graduating from High School This Year?
The HCPSS is excited to be able to continue the tradition of streaming all high school commencement ceremonies live on the HCPSS website at www.hcpss.org. On-demand viewing also will be available following each ceremony. You may order graduation DVDs online now, and only through June 15. This is a change from previous years when purchasing was available for several months after graduations.  All graduation-related information, including DVD details and parking maps for each ceremony, can be found on the HCPSS site at http://www.hcpss.org/commencements/.

Outdoor Recess Guidelines
The decision to go outside or stay inside for recess is the decision of the administrator at individual schools. The following are to be considered in determining if recess is to be held outside:

• Temperature and humidity
• Wind chill
• Heat index and air quality
• Age of students
• Length of time outdoors
• Adequacy of the children’s clothing
• Condition of the playground
• Falling precipitation (more than a sprinkle or mist)
• Thunder and lightning

Generally, it is assumed that students will be outside for recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit or the heat index reading is less than 95. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed appropriately for the weather.   If your child has a condition which prevents his/her from going outside for recess or PE, please provide a doctor's note which lists the temperature limitations and the time frame for which the note applies.  Thanks for your help!

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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


CAMP IMPROV- Summer comedy camp!
Session 1: July 9-13, Session 2: July 16-20, Director: Kathryn Carlsen, Centennial HS Theatre

Website: campimprov.org

This camp is all about the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. Listening, saying “yes, and,” collaboration and flexibility are key. Though there is a focus on the basics, students with prior improv experience will find an opportunity to strengthen their basic comedy muscles.

Grades 2-5: 9am-12pm.
Students will work on creativity and  teamwork through improv, storytelling, and clowning exercises. Students will perform a show at the end of the week featuring the skills that they learned.
Location: Camp Improv takes place at Centennial High School on the stage and in theatre room.
Cost: $195 includes a Camp Improv shirt
Performance: Students will perform on the Friday of the camp week at 7pm. All tickets to the show are complimentary!
Registration Due: June 1st. Returned check fee is $25.
Questions? Email Kathryn Carlsen at kcarlsen@hcpss.org
Camp Improv is supported by the Centennial High School Boosters. Visit campimprov.org for information and registration.

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.