6/1/18 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 11:27am

Important Dates
2   Community Fair at Oakland Mills Middle School Learn more (English)  Learn more (Spanish)
4-8 FRES Book Swap Learn more
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  10:00 Kindergarten Show (Two tickets issued per family)
2:00 5th Grade Closing Ceremony (Two tickets issued per family)
14  Volunteer Luncheon - See invitation here
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 June 1!

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

Walk to School Day
WHAT:      Final Walk to School Day of the year!
WHEN:    Wednesday June 6th, 8:40 am This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!!
WHERE:  Savage Library for walkers, blacktop for before care students and bus riders
WHY:      To encourage healthy habits and get together as a community
*Permission Slips will be going home in your child's folder. Please bring the bottom part signed to the library that morning!*

From the FRES Reading Team
G’readings FRES Families,

The Forest Ridge annual Book Swap is quickly approaching! The Book Swap is an opportunity for your child to recycle books and to get different books to read over the summer. The Book Swap form went home with your child on Thursday, May 31. During the week of June 4 -8, your child can bring in books that are in good condition (no tears, watermarks, etc.) along with the Book Swap form.  On Wednesday, June 13th your child will be able to choose a different book(s) to take home, based on the number of books they brought in to swap.

Criteria for Swapped Books:  

  • Appropriate Subject Matter for Elementary School

  • No Books of Religious Content (HCPSS policy 8070)

  • No ABC Books or Board Books

Your child will be able to take home the same number and type of books as s/he brings to school.  To ensure fair swaps, books will be categorized as:  Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Novels, or Non-Fiction.  For example, if your child brings in 2 picture books and 1 early chapter book, s/he will be able to swap for 2 different picture books and 1 different early chapter book to bring home.

Thank you and happy swapping :)!

Forest Ridge News...

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


HowGirlsCode - Register Now – Space Limited! 
Mind, Body, Coding Summer Camp

HowGirlsCode provides computer science and engineering education designed to inspire young girls in computer and engineering sciences.  In our summer camp, girls will learn the fundamentals of coding, explore programming with Lego robotics, and exercise your body through yoga! For more information and registration, visit: www.HowGirlsCode.com

Session One: July 9-13, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm, Girls rising in Grades 3-9
Session Two: July 18-22, 9:00 am -3:30 pm, Girls rising in Grades 3-9

Drop off begins at 8:30 am, pick up by 4:00 pm
Location: UMBC Main Campus in Baltimore County

Scholarships and alumni discounts available.  Visit our website for more information!

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.