Jan. 4, 2019 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 11:07am

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Forest Ridge Forerunner - School News

Important Things to Know:

  • Students should arrive to school by 9:10 a.m. so that they are able to put their things away and be ready to start the day when the bell rings at 9:15.
  • Students go out for recess when the temperature with wind chill is 20 degrees or more.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • To get text alerts from FRES or HCPSS,  text "YES" to 67587 from the cell number that is on file in HCPSS/Connect.
  • If your child's dismissal changes, due to a change in transportation, an after school class, etc., please email the teacher, and copy Dr. Varlack, Ms. Pazornik, Ms. Traini, Mrs. Jackson, and Mrs. Farrell.  All the emails can be found in the "Our Staff" section of our website.  We want to make sure the message is received!
  • If you recieved a Federal Impact Aid form, please return it ASAP.  Thanks!

Student News...
Congratulations to our Eagle Egg winners for the week of 12/21/18: Levi B., Madelyn P., Oscar A., Hector M., Lola O., Praise A. 
And for the week of 1/4/19: Skylar H., Jayden G., Noelle W., Maryjose C., Lyana H., Chloe T. 

From Ms. Pazornik, Our Assistant Principal

Dear FRES families,

Happy New Year! We are excited to see everyone back at school. Winter break was a wonderful time spent with family and friends. We hope everyone had a safe and fun winter break.  We look forward to setting new goals with our students for the academic year ahead. The possibilities for the year 2019 are endless! We continue to remind every student to demonstrate FRES behaviors (Focus, Respect, Effort, Safety).

Our students say the FRES Pledge every morning. You can also help by reviewing the pledge with your child at home.

FRES Pledge:

I will make the most of this day,
no matter what comes my way.
I'm here to learn,
To grow and explore,
So like an eagle I will soar.

F-R-E-S will be my guide,
and fill me with a sense of pride.
I will not quit,
I will not rest,
Until I can be my very best!!

Attention FRES 5th Grade Families,
Happy New Year! It is time for the families of FRES 5th Grade students to begin the planning process for the transition of your children to middle school! On Friday January 4, 2019, your child will bring home important paperwork describing options for participation in music classes in middle school (chorus, band, and strings). This is important because your child's choices will drive other aspects of scheduling. You will find a course selection letter from Patuxent Valley Middle School attached to the form. Please also note that the required due date for the return of this document to Forest Ridge is January 18, 2019.

In order to assist families with the transition from elementary school to middle school, PVMS is holding a parent orientation meeting on January 17 at 6:30 at PVMS.

Watch DOGS
Our Watch DOGS dad this week was Mr. Kulikowski.  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 dorseypremier@gmail.com or Jen Renkevens at trenkev@juno.com.