2 Return from Winter Break
3 Club and candid pictures taken for yearbook
4 Dad’s Club – Wizards Game, Capital One Arena – 8pm
7 PTA Meeting – Media Center – 7pm
8 Re-scheduled Band/Chorus Concert (will be at FRES)
9 Re-scheduled Orchestra Concert (will be at FRES)
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...
We would like to wish all of our families a safe, happy and peaceful holiday season. We are so fortunate to get to work with such amazing children, awesome parents/families, and an extraordinary staff every day. Please take some time to relax, have fun, and reflect over this winter break. We look forward seeing you next year.
See you soon in 2020 !
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
Congratulations to our Eagle Egg winners for the last week in 2019: 5th-Jayden L., 4th-Franceleyica P., 3rd-Collette C., 2nd-Victory K., 1st-Amie S., K-James G.
We appreciate you!
Forest Ridge News...
Rescheduled Winter Music Concerts
Band and Chorus - January 8, 6:30 (Students report at 6:00 p.m.)
Orchestra - January 9, 6:30 (Students report at 6:00 p.m.)
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. Matson and Mr. Pearson, 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
The Media Center is soliciting for donations for future maker activities with our students. We are looking for donations of colorful duct tape, stickers, yarn, googly eyes, paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls and washi tape. This items can be sent in with your student or dropped off in the main office. Thank you for helping us to make learning fun and engaging!
Attention Parents of Rising 6th Graders
What: Patuxent Valley Middle School Rising Middle Schooler Parent Night
When: January 14th, 2020* at 6:00pm for Gifted and Talented Information; 6:30pm for Rising Middle Schooler Program
(*Snow Date: January 21st, with the same times listed above)
Who: All Parents of current 5th graders planning to attend PVMS in the 20-21 school year. Students are encouraged to attend as well!
Where: PVMS Cafeteria, 9151 Vollmerhausen Rd, Savage, MD 20763
Please Join PVMS Staff to learn what you’ll need to know to help your future middle schooler be successful next year. We look forward to meeting with you!
View the flyer here: PVMS Rising Middle Schooler Parent Night.pdf
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
Dear FRES families,
FRES PTA plans several social events throughout the year to build our sense of community and give families a chance to connect. Please mark your calendars for this year’s 2nd Annual Culture Fest on Friday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30pm! This event highlights all the amazing diversity we have and gives everyone a chance to learn more about each other through activities, food, and displays. Last year we had 40+ families representing 28 different countries and cultures! Look out for flyers for participating or attending in mid-January. The Culture Fest planning committee will be meeting on Wednesday, January 8 at 4pm in the Media Center. Please join us if you’d like to help plan the event.
The Annual Variety Show will be on Friday, March 27 at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars for this fun night of adorable performances and look out for flyers to participate and sign up towards the last week of January!
As the year winds down, I hope we all have a chance to spend quality time over winter break with family, be it holiday meals, jet-setting vacations, or lazy days in PJs. The Hasans are leaning towards the latter!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Khaleda Hasan, FRES PTA President
More from the PTA
After School Enrichment Activities
The current enrichment classes will continue through the winter. Flyers for some of the course offerings have been sent home. If you have questions, 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. We got a great response for this event!! If there are any questions, please contact Ed Chrzanowski at email@example.com.