16 6:30 pm FRES Orchestra Concert Begins at Hammond HS
(Orchestra students need to report at 6:00pm to the auditorium)
2 Return from Winter Break
4 Dad’s Club – Wizards Game, Capital One Arena – 8pm
7 PTA Meeting – Media Center – 7pm
10 Skate Night, Laurel Roller Skating Center – 7-10pm
15 FRES Book Club - The book will be Season of Styx Malone (more info to come)
17 Movie Night – 7-9pm
22 Family Fit Night – 6:30-8pm
23 Math Parent Night – 6:30-8pm
4 Schools and Offices closed for Special Election Day (see below)
Items of Note:
From our Administrators...
Dear FRES Community,
Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
Congratulations to our Eagle Egg winners for this week: 5th-Luke D., 4th-Hamaad M., 3rd-David O., 2nd-Monica C. R., 1st-Anna Ball, K-Madison D.
We appreciate you!
Forest Ridge News...
Parents, We Need Your Help
We can no longer allow students to go back to the classroom after 4:15 to retrieve items left behind. Thank you for your help!
Many thanks to Mr. Kim and Mr. Rodriguez who came in this week to serve as our Watch DOGS!
Schools Closed on February 4, 2019
Schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, due to the special primary election to fill the 7th congressional district seat vacated following the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings.
From the Media Center
From Mrs. Schuck, our School Counselor
Many families have expressed the desire to give and help this holiday season. There are many ways to provide help where it is needed most if you feel in the giving spirit.
If interested, you are welcome to reach out to me ( email@example.com ) saying, “I’d like to help” and I can share a gift item we’re in need of for one of our families. We are also ALWAYS willing to collect gift cards to local stores and restaurants for families. We are hoping to have everything by Tuesday Dec 17th.
Thankful to be part of such a giving, kind-hearted community. We are all in this together!
From the Health Room
Hints from the Health Room - When Children Show Signs of Illness
Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be a difficult decision for parents to make. When trying to decide, use the guidelines below to help you.
Stay at Home: If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep your child at home or make appropriate child care arrangements:
If your child shows any of the above symptoms while at school, it will be necessary to pick him/her up from school. Please make sure all emergency contacts are up to date and plan accordingly. Each student should have at least 3 emergency contacts listed. Students should be picked up within 30 minutes of receiving the phone call from the health room staff.
Anytime your child is absent due to illness please notify the school via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack for unexpected events at school. Please make sure the clothing is appropriate for the cold weather.
Thank you, the health room staff
Hello FRES families!
We’re getting close to the holiday season and while school activities are slowing down, families are getting busy prepping for winter break and holiday plans.
Thank you for coming out to the Gardens Ice House for Ice-Skating Night last Friday!
We had 64 skaters (plus a few chickens like myself, who attended, but didn’t skate) and made $253 from ticket and merchandise sales.
Have a great weekend!
Khaleda Hasan, FRES PTA President
More from the PTA
After School Enrichment Activities
The current enrichment classes will continue through the winter. We are offering “I'm a Chef, Too” again. If you have questions or would like to join the committee, please contact Korin Sharp at email@example.com or Monaca Noble at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms were sent home for the Washington Wizards taking on the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, January 4 at 8pm. All ticket orders were due today. If there are any questions, please contact Ed Chrzanowski at email@example.com.
The next movie night is Friday, Jan 17th from 7-9pm. Stay tuned for details!
We love our teachers and staff at Forest Ridge Elementary School!
Looking for ways to support our FRES teachers and staff throughout the year? Need some inspiration as you’re doing your holiday shopping? We now have an online directory of the FRES Staff Favorite Things open to all interested FRES families and friends.
Holiday Ukelele Play Along
On Saturday, December 14, the Howard County Public Library - Savage Branch will have a Holiday ukulele play along from 2 - 2:45 PM. The play along is open to everyone ages 8+ and teens and adults. Beginners are always welcome! Bring your ukulele and come join us for some family fun! Singing is always optional. The holiday music booklet is yours to keep and share with your family and friends this holiday season. If you would like more information about the ukulele play along, please contact the Savage Library or David Petro (firstname.lastname@example.org).