FRES Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Smrithi K. (winner) and Jolessa B. (runner-up)! Smrithi will represent FRES at the county bee and Jolessa will be the alternate. Great job, girls!
Important Things to Know:
Hello FRES families and community,
We hope everyone survived our first big snowstorm of the winter. During this time of the year, weather can be unpredictable at times. Please continue to dress your child for colder weather conditions. Students will have outdoor recess when the temperature is above 20 degrees. If the possibility of inclement weather exists or is forecast, the director of Pupil Transportation begins at 2:45 a.m. to review weather temperatures across the county and review national weather service forecasts via the Internet and AccuWeather Winter Storm Service.
Additionally, for information regarding School Emergency/Weather Closings please refer to the following HCPSS information:
Did you know that HCPSS has a Trespassing or Willful Disturbance policy?
The purpose of this policy is to define the circumstances and conditions under which individuals are allowed access to school property, to define the circumstances and conditions under which access may be denied, to define the procedures for denying future access, and to establish the procedures for responding to an incident of trespassing or willful disturbance.
To read the complete policy, click here.
Did you know that three FRES Fifth-Graders presented their concerns to Calvin Ball?
Three members of the FRES fifth-grade Green Team and a Green School Committee member presented their concerns about single-use plastics in Howard County. Grace Edmondson, Katie Lindenmann, and Wilo Dixit attended the Calvin Ball listening session on Wednesday evening at Wilde Lake High School and presented their experiences, hopes, and dreams for the county when it comes to plastic bags. They received compliments from Dr. Ball and warm applause! Thank you to Mrs. Major for also presenting at this event! Thank you to Mrs. Clawson for prepping the students for this important presentation.
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested.
Our Watch DOGS dads this week were Mr. Brooks, Mr. Collier and Mr. Prieur. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jen Renkevens at email@example.com.
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