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.
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/
Mark your calendar -- ** School--wide pajama day on Friday, October 26!! **
Forest Ridge News...
Picture Re-Take Day
Our photographer will return on Tuesday, October 23. Our original picture day was September 12.
PLASTIC POLLUTION AWARENESS AND ACTION
Forest Ridge Elementary cares about plastic pollution! Virtually every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists in some shape or form. Fifty percent of the plastic we use, we use just once and throw away, and enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times. Plastic is a growing problem, and Forest Ridge Elementary’s student Green Teams, along with the Green School committee, want to make students and the community aware of this issue and take action. We will be implementing Straw-Free Fridays this fall to compliment Trash-Free Fridays. Students will be researching this topic and sharing their newly acquired knowledge in the Forest Ridge Forerunner. During lunch shifts, all students will have the opportunity to view a presentation on the negative impact of plastic pollution on our environment. Stay tuned!
From the Wellness Committee
It was wonderful to see so many families joining together to exercise and have fun at our FIT Family Night! We would like to say thank you to the groups that helped make the event extra special:
Kathy Woodward Massage Therapy
Howard County Public Library
Howard County General Hospital
Howard County Health Department
Howard County Rec and Parks
Reminders from the Office