Congratulations to our Eagle Egg winners for this week: Maliha S., Abu B., Jonas K., Mishael S.
Important Things to Know:
A Message from Dr. Varlack
Greetings FRES Community,
We trust that you are well and have transitioned back into a routine since the winter break. The 2018-2019 school year clock is fast running. Can you believe that we are almost at the mid-point of the school year? Monday, January 28th ends our second quarter. Your students have a few short weeks to make the academic impact they want to and are able to demonstrate in this marking period. This is a great reminder to check with your student about any past due or missing assignments. This is also a great time to replenish school supplies, and chat with your student about their academic goals.
We wanted to share a few items with you that you may not be aware of:
Did you know that: The Incoming 6th Grade Orientation for students attending Patuxent Valley Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year has been scheduled? Please save Thursday January 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm for the PVMS Parent Orientation. During this meeting, you will meet PVMS School Administrators and Staff, learn about the timeline for transition to PVMS from FRES and learn about the middle school schedule.
Are you aware of: Supports for Families During Federal Government Shutdown
The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has caused financial hardship for too many of our friends and neighbors. Additionally, we know that students are experiencing anxiety and fear for their family's financial situation. I wanted to let you know of a few supports that are in place to help at this time.
Did you know that: We depend on you to be EXCELLENT role models showing FOCUS, RESPECT, EFFORT and SAFETY in the car loop? Please help keep our children safe on the way to and from school.
Have you heard that: Mrs. Ports’ 5th grade class was in a segment on ABC2News giving a shout out from FRES? The shout out was aired on Thursday, January 10 during WMAR-2’s 6 O’clock morning newscast. The segment should have been uploaded to WMAR-2’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/51379687226/posts/10155996349417227/) & wmar2news.com.
Finally, did you know that: there is a Civility Policy *(Policy 1000)? After reviewing the policy, please let us know if you have any questions. The policy is below:
The purpose of this policy is to set clear expectations for civil behavior between and among all Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) stakeholders to promote safe, engaging and supportive environments.
Are you interested in supporting our students here at Forest Ridge? Do you know someone who is? We are currently seeking candidates to provide close adult supervision to some of our students. This position would be contracted through Social Service Consultants, Ltd. The pay rate for this position is $10.50/hour. Health benefits are not included. If you are interested, please email Ivye Pazornik (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and next steps. Thank you!
Science Fair News
Just a reminder that the Forest Ridge Science Fair is scheduled for February 21 from 6:30-7:45. Any student not in the Science Fair seminar who would still like to participate can request a science fair packet from Mrs. Hogan or Mrs. Clawson. This project will be completed at home and will need to be turned in on February 20. Please contact us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Our Watch DOGS dads this week were Mr. Goldberg and Mr. O'Connell Thank you so much!
If you are interested in supporting this awesome program by signing up for a day, or even part of a day, we are looking for YOU!! Simply copy the links included and paste them into your browser. Keep in mind, you will also need to complete the Howard County child abuse and confidentiality training online, complete the certificate for each, and turn it in. Those links are also provided below. Finally, to help make the Watch DOGS stand out while you are here, we encourage you to purchase a Watch DOGS t-shirt. When you arrive at the school, you will be able to purchase one for $12 sizes S-XL, $14 for 2XL and $16 for 3XL If we are out of that size we will order and and it will be sent home with your child as soon as it comes in. You are also welcome to send in your money ahead of time and we will send your shirt home with your child right away. Send your payment in an envelope with your name, child's name, teacher, and your shirt size. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Craig Dorsey at email@example.com or Jen Renkevens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Child Abuse- https://www.hcpss.org/f/employees/childabuse_ppt.pdf
From Howard County Recreation and Parks:
For Complete information on these Before & After School classes, including how to Register, please go to www.howardcountymd.gov/afterschool
Forest Ridge ES Winter 2019 - Before & After School Classes with Howard County Recreation & Parks:
From the Bright Minds Foundation - Announcing School Meals Funding Campaign to Support Families in Need