Congratulations to our latest group of Eagle Egg winners:
Howard County Summer Reading Program
Congratulations to the following students. They completed the Howard County Library's Summer Reading program:
NOTE: We have a number of field trips coming up this year. If we do not have an updated family file for your child, he or she will not be permitted to attend since we won't have updated emergency information.
Each week your child attends technology class where he/she is learning how to use various programs on the laptops. Some of these programs require sound. We are not always able to use this feature because of the distraction it would cause fellow classmates. In order to utilize the sound feature, we are providing the following options for students at FRES:
If you choose for your child to bring in his/her own headphones, please send them in a zip-lock bag with your child’s name on it. Headphones will be kept in the classroom where students can access them for instruction or testing, and will be carried to technology class in a bin.
HCPSS teachers use Canvas, a Learning Management System, for instruction and family communication at all grade levels. As a parent, you have access to these courses as an observer. To learn more about Canvas and to ensure that you are being notified when announcements are sent, visit https://www.hcpss.org/connect/guides/
If you have any questions, please contact me at school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for supporting technology at Forest Ridge!
From the PE Department
Please be sure to read this important information from Mr. Cassard and Mr. Janasek.
From the Instrumental Music Department
From the FRES PTA President...
Hello FRES families!
We are two weeks into the school year already! Thank you to everyone who attended our PTA meeting on Tuesday. Special thanks to Mr. Conroy, Ms. Pazornik, CAC Chair (and FRES mom!) Pratima Lele, and BOE Rep Vicky Cutroneo for giving our families updates at the school and county levels. We had a great turnout and discussed all the wonderful events we plan throughout the year. Meeting minutes are already available on www.frespta.org under the “About Us” tab. Mark your calendars for our next PTA meeting on October 1st in the Media Center at 7pm.
The PTA will have a membership table at both Back to School Nights, so if you haven’t had a chance to meet us or sign up for membership, please stop by!
Next week, we are also sponsoring a breakfast for our Paraeducators. Our para-educators work directly with our teachers and students to provide additional supports. They are an integral part of the school and the PTA is excited to show them some love! Please see below for the SignUp Genius link to donate items.
Lastly, our first Skate Night is tonight at Laurel Skate Center on Rt. 1 and Brewers Court. Skate from 7 -10pm for $9, which includes skates. Say you’re with FRES to get the special price. Come on out with other FRES friends for an evening of exercise and FUN! All participants who use the FRES special price must sign a waiver at the door.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Khaleda Hasan, FRES PTA President
Paraeducators Appreciation Breakfast
The FRES PTA is asking for your assistance in providing our wonderful paraeducators a continental breakfast on Wednesday, September 18 at 8:30 am. We will begin setting up at 8:00 am, so please bring your items at that time.
Please review the available slots on SignUp Genius at https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c054aa9a628a7f85-fres3
Free Preview Class for New After School Spanish Program
FRES PTA has selected The Language and Cultural Club (TLCC) as the new provider for the after school Spanish program. TLCC is self-described as “an exciting after school program for young children to learn the Spanish language and culture through immersion, music, and play-based activities. The course is geared for beginners in K-4.
A free preview class will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 3:50-4:50 p.m. You can register at https://www.t-lcc.com/sample-class and space is limited to the first 20 kids.
The course itself will be offered on Fridays, October 25-December 13 (except 11/1 and 11/29) with a cost of $120 per student. A sibling discount is available. Registration info can be found at http://thelanguageandculturalclub.homestead.com/Registration.html
NOTE: We are still in need of a parent volunteer for this class. Volunteers will attend each week and assist with classroom management. TLCC offers parent volunteers a 50% discount on tuition for their child.
For more details about the program, please visit https://www.t-lcc.com. You can also email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our First Fundraiser of 2019-2020 Begins Next Week!
Our Joe Corbi’s Pizza Fundraiser packs will go out next week. FRES PTA is teaming up with Joe Corbi’s to help raise funds that will benefit our school and help us sponsor your student’s favorite events throughout the year. The Joe Corbi’s catalog features gourmet pizza kits, cookies, cakes and other desserts. More details to come next week!
AmazonSmile – Retail Shopping Rewards Spotlight
Do you shop at Amazon? AmazonSmile has the exact same products, prices, and features as Amazon with the added benefit that you can support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop. So you can now earn money for FRES for your purchases, at no additional cost to you!
Just follow a few easy steps to have AmazonSmile donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to our school:
Community Conversation on Restorative Justice
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in sponsorship with the Howard County Education Association and the Restorative Justice Partnership, will be hosting a community conversation on restorative justice. The event will take place October 7 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm in Rouse Theater. Refreshments will be served from 6-6:30 pm. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Need help finding daycare?
LOCATE: Child Care is here to help. LOCATE: Child Care at Maryland Family Network is a free service funded through a grant by The Maryland State Department of Education which is provided to people seeking child care in Maryland. Visit marylandfamilynetwork.org for more information.