PTA February News

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 6:04pm

Culture Fest

FRES and the FRES PTA are very excited to host the 1st Annual FRES “Culture Fest".  This event will highlight and celebrate the unique cultures of our FRES families.  Students and families will learn about the many cultures of represented in our student population, enjoy unique food dishes, enjoy cultural music, and participate in a diversity fashion parade.  The Culture Fest well be held on Friday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30pm.  To RSVP and/or sign up to participate, please complete this form

Variety Show

Mark your calendars for the PTA Variety Show auditions on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13! We are seeking talented FRES performers to cast in the show. Tryouts are open to all FRES students in any performance area, including singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, poets, solo artists and groups – the list is endless.

Application forms are going home this week and are due on or before Feb. 8. The show date is scheduled for Thursday, March 14. Now is the time to get your act together. If you’re in a group, plan your routine now. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got!

Wizards Game

Join us for a night of friends and fun at Capital One Arena!

Come out and help cheer on the Washington Wizards as they make a push for the playoffs and watch Dwyane Wade play his last game in D.C.!

Game Details
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 7 PM
Cost: $29/ticket (includes a complimentary t-shirt)

Flyers with an order form were sent home in student folders. Please return the order form with payment in exact cash or a check to FRES PTA by Friday, Feb. 22.


Have You Joined the PTA?

There’s still time to join the PTA! PTA membership is annual and needs to be renewed each year, so don't forget to sign up again. You can join online at Or, you can visit our membership page to download a paper form, complete it and return it to school with a check or cash. Membership is tax deductible!

Box Tops

Box Tops Check and Upcoming Spring Contest 
In December, FRES received a check for $1,065.70 from Box Tops for Education
for all of the Box Tops submitted in 2018. These funds will be used directly by the school (not a PTA fundraiser). Please keep clipping! We will have a spring contest, to be announced next month, including another collection sheet. You can also help FRES by “e-clipping” via the Box Tops app! Download the app, see the deals offered, take a photo of your receipt after purchase...and FRES can score big $! If you do this, please submit a note in with your traditional Box Tops (with your child’s name, grade, and teacher) listing how many you earned on the app so we can include the e-total in our spring contest! Or drop a note to Thank you for your support!

Don’t forget Harris Teeter - Grocery Rewards!

FRES participates in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 7900, and your VIC card when you check out, and your card will be linked for the entire school year. That’s it! You only have to link your VIC card once each school year. Once your card is linked, FRES will receive percentage of your Harris Teeter brand (Harris Teeter, H.T. Traders, Harris Teeter Organics, HT Farmers Market, and purchases in the HT Pharmacy) purchases credited back to our account. This program does not interfere with your VIC savings or cost you any money! Please link your VIC card to our account code next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter if you haven't already done so this school year! Thank you for your support.

Coca-Cola Rewards

My Coke Rewards for Schools program will donate cash to FRES for Coke points, found inside cartons of 12 packs and on the lids of bottles of Coke products.  You can enter codes yourself and donated to Forest Ridge at or you can send them in to the school and we will enter it for you.  Thank you for your support.