Oct. 12, 2018 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 11:46am

Forest Ridge Forerunner - School News
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From Our Assistant Principal, Ms. Pazornik

Hello FRES Families!
Forest Ridge Elementary school will be administering a state mandated school climate survey during the week of November 22 in ELA classes to all 5th graders. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of the school learning environment to help school administrators and teachers support student learning.

All students are expected to participate in the 20-30 minute computer based survey, which will be conducted during regular classroom time. The responses your child provides will be combined with the responses from other students in the school, and will be reported for our school and the overall district. Your child’s individual responses will remain confidential, and will not be reported to the school or district.

For more details on the survey please visit: https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2018/10/msde-school-climate-survey-to-be-administered-this-fall/

Student News...

Congratulations to the following students, who were our Eagle Egg winners for this week:
Olivia K., Ram T., Alina T., Eliphelet S., and Brianna B.

Forest Ridge News...

FIT Family Night

The F.R.E.S. Wellness Committee is really excited about the upcoming FIT Family Night.  This Thursday, October 18th from 6-8 pm the free event will be happening at FRES.  There will be Yoga, Zumba, boot camp, martial arts, healthy food discussion for adults and a dance party for the kids.

There will be healthy snacks and various businesses with displays.  At the end of the evening, a few lucky people will win door prizes.  Please register on line or send in the paper registration to Mrs. Goodwin.  Don't forget to wear your sneakers and bring a water bottle!

Save the Date Flyer  Registration form here

Picture Re-Take Day
Our photographer will return on Tuesday, October 23. Our original picture day was September 12. 

  •  If you want your child's picture retaken, you must return the entire original package of pictures with your child on retake day. 
  • Students who were absent on September 12 or are new to FRES since that date will be photographed. Parents should contact the office for a picture envelope if they would like to purchase pictures.

Copy of Picture Envelope     Picture Retake Day Flyer

Reminder from our Principal, Dr. Varlack
Animals in schools or offices, leashed or not, present safety, environmental, and liability issues. Students and staff may be exposed to potential physical hazards, such as bites, and/or allergy related health problems. As a result, animals are prohibited within HCPSS buildings. Animals are also prohibited on school system property during arrival, dismissal, recess or other HCPSS sponsored outdoor activities. Service animals or service animals in training [per MD Annotated Code Section 7-705 (Service Animals) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] are exempt from this prohibition.

Reminders from the Office

  • Before you can volunteer at FRES or chaperone a field trip, you need to complete two trainings: Confidentiality and Child Abuse Reporting.  Please print out the certificates at the end of the trainings and turn them in to the office.  Thank you!
  • You must complete the Family File through HCPSS Connect each year.  Your child will not be able to attend a field trip unless the emergency information is completed in the Family File.  Thanks for your help!