PTA News

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 7:03pm

Hello FRES Families!
It was great to see so many at our Wellness Walk and Ice Cream Social last week. Thank you to all who came out to walk, eat ice cream, hang out and help. It was a huge success.  I look forward to seeing you this upcoming week at both Back to School nights!

Our first skate night of the year is tonight. Please Come on out to Laurel Skating Rink on Friday, Sept. 21 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Our Believe Fundraiser begins today; the packs should have come home either yesterday or today.  FRES PTA is teaming up with Believe Kids to help raise funds that will benefit our school and help us sponsor your student’s favorite events throughout the year. The Believe Kids Magical Holidays Fall catalog features a wide variety of items including jewelry, kitchen accessories, magazines, snacks, holiday gift wrap/bags and much more. ​With your help in selling or purchasing 10 or more items, we can reach our fundraising goal. The fundraiser will run from 9/21 through 10/5; the parent letter and fundraising packet will provide additional details about participating and the student prizes. Your participation is much appreciated, and we thank you in advance for your help and support. For questions regarding this program, please contact fundraising@frespta.org.

Hard as it may seem we are soon starting October! We kick off the month with our next PTA meeting on the 2nd in the Media Center.  Childcare will be provided. Come out and hear about what’s going on and the ways you can get involved or participate.

The kickoff of our Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program will be on October 4th.  Dads please come out and hear about this great program!  Pizza will be served and kids are welcome, childcare will be provided.

Our first Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 12th at 7:00 p.m. We’ll be showing Hotel Transylvania 3. The Halloween Dance will be Saturday, Oct. 13th.  This is a huge event and needs many volunteers to make it run smoothly.  Please be on the lookout for the sign-up, so you don’t miss your opportunity to help.

Let’s all gather at Red Hot & Blue on Tuesday, the 23rd from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This is our first Spirit night at a restaurant this year. Join other FRES families for a night of local, delicious BBQ, a great salad or an onion loaf—just to name a few of the menu items. Let’s fill up RH&B, and be sure to mention you are with FRES!

Our final event of the month is skate night on Friday, Oct. 26th at Laurel Skate Center on Rt. 1 and Brewers Court.  Skate from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. for $9, which includes skates.  Say you’re with FRES to get the special price. While this is not meant to be a fundraiser, part of the evening’s proceeds do go back to FRES PTA.  Come on out with other FRES friends for an evening of exercise and FUN! All participants who use the FRES special price must sign a waiver at the door.

Have a great weekend!

Jen

president@frespta.org

PTA News

Upcoming Events and Dates

September
21 Believe Fundraiser Begins
21 Skate Night at 7pm Laurel Skating Rink

October
2 PTA Meeting at 7pm in the FRES Media Center
4 Watch Dogs Pizza Kickoff at 6:30pm in the Cafeteria
5 Believe Fundraiser Ends
12 First Movie Night at 7pm in the Cafeteria
13 Halloween Dance at 7pm
18 Box Tops Due
23 Restaurant Night @ Red, Hot and Blue
26 Skate Night at 7pm Laurel Skating Rink

Have You Joined the PTA?

The FRES PTA needs your support to make the 2018-19 school year another awesome success story! Please join the PTA during our annual membership drive. Your support is vital Membership in the PTA helps fund numerous programs, activities and events at school. Join or renew your membership today at www.frespta.org/membership! Or, stop by the PTA membership table at any of the Back-to-School Nights, and join in person.

Our Believe Fundraiser will begin on today; the packs should have come home either yesterday or today.  FRES PTA is teaming up with Believe Kids to help raise funds that will benefit our school and help us sponsor your student’s favorite events throughout the year. The Believe Kids Magical Holidays Fall catalog features a wide variety of items including jewelry, kitchen accessories, magazines, snacks, holiday gift wrap/bags and much more. ​With your help in selling or purchasing 10 or more items, we can reach our fundraising goal. The fundraiser will run from 9/21 through 10/5, the parent letter and fundraising packet will provide additional details about participating and the student prizes. Your participation is much appreciated, and we thank you in advance for your help and support. For questions regarding this program, please contact fundraising@frespta.org.

Spiritwear Sale!
The FRES Fall Spiritwear Sale has begun!  Use this link to order online: https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=281  Paper fliers will also be distributed next week as an alternative method to order.  Please do NOT order in both ways.

From PTA
Don't forget that our first SKATE NIGHT is tonight from 7-10pm at the Laurel Skating Center (9890 Brewers Ct, Laurel, MD 20723) The cost is $9 per skater and all students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event (NO DROP OFFS ALLOWED).

Art, Coding, Lego Robotics, and Chess!
http://frespta.org/about-us/after-school-activities/  Interested in a fun, enriching art program for your kids? The popular KidzArt classes at FRES begin next week after school. There is space available, and the curriculum are geared toward K-5th grade students. Classes meet every Wednesday school is in session until Dec. 5. Cost is $148. Learn more or register now at www.kidzartmd.com.

Maybe your kids would prefer some awesome STEM-related classes for all different age groups.  Silver Knights’ Chess club and Coding club have always been favorites among our little Eagles.  And this year we’re excited to introduce Lego Robotics!  Learn more or register now at www.skenrichment.com

Harris Teeter - Grocery Rewards Spotlight
FRES participates in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 7900, and your VIC card when you check out, and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, FRES will receive percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market, and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money! Please link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter if you haven't already done so this school year! Thank you for your support.