Oct. 19, 2018 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 11:27am

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., Umar K., Eliphelet S., and Brianna B.

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. 

  •  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

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:

Weis Markets
Giant Food
Kathy Woodward Massage Therapy
Jones Fitness
Howard County Public Library
Howard County General Hospital
Howard County Health Department
Howard County Rec and Parks

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!