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May 31 Memorial Day Holiday - Schools and Offices Closed
June 4 2:00-3:00 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing Presentations
June 8 Last Day for PreK Students
June 9 5th Grade Closing Ceremony (see below)
June 10 3-hour Early Dismissal
6:00-7:30 5th Grade End of Year Drive-Through Celebration (see below)
June 11 3-hour Early Dismissal
6:30-8:00 PTA Take Away Ice Cream Social
June 14 3-hour Early Dismissal
June 14 7:00 p.m. PTA Meeting (Open to all)
June 15 Last Day of School!!! (3-hour early dismissal)
June 15 Last Day to Order a Yearbook (see PTA News below)
Dear FRES Community,
It’s hard to believe that May is already ending! We know that this year has been like no other; however, it has been nice watching our students grow academically. We continue to thank you for all your support at home and know that this has not been easy for you, as parents/guardians. We will continue to update you on End of Year activities via Canvas and School Messenger. Please be on the lookout next week for the Early Dismissal schedules.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and are crossing our fingers for some nice weather.
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
We Still Have Quite a Few Picture Envelopes That Haven't Been Picked Up
Hello Parents of Virtual Students - If you brought your child to school for pictures on April 28 and haven't yet picked up your envelope, please call the office to arrange pickup. Remember, everyone who was photographed on April 28 has an envelope to pick up, whether they ordered in advance or not.
Grade 5 Closing Activities
1. We’re sure you have been awaiting news about the Grade 5 Closing Ceremony. This year our ceremony will be virtual. On June 9th, we will hold two Google Meet sessions. We split the ceremony into 2 different times due to the size of the grade. During these Meet sessions we will present a slideshow celebrating the students. The slideshow will be available to view after the Meet sessions on the Team 5 Canvas page. Please read over all the details below:
Date: June 9, 2021
Mrs. O’Connell’s and Ms. Plunkett’s classes @ 10:00 a.m.
Mrs. Ports’, Mr. Whiteford’s, and Ms. Yi’s classes @ 11:00 a.m.
Parents and Guardians can log on to the Meet with their child. Your child will need to use his/her HCPSS account to log on to the Meet; no outside emails will be permitted to join the Meet sessions.
Usually in-person E students are in school on Wednesdays. If your child will be in school that day and you will need assistance with joining the Meet, please contact your child’s teacher before June 4th.
Codes for the Meet will be sent out the week before.
2. 5th Grade Drive-Through Celebration & Marquee Photo-Op - Evening of June 10
All 5th graders and their families are invited to drive through the FRES bus loop between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, to celebrate our wonderful students moving on to middle school! The PTA's 5th Grade Activities Committee is working with FRES Staff on plans for a drive through where students and families can see their teachers and receive a few gifts from the PTA, including 5th grade t-shirts and FRES yard signs. We’ll also have a photo op (with props) at the FRES marquee sign, so families are welcome to park in the lot and stop by the marquee to take a fun photo. Suggested timeframes: Last name A-G arrive 6 pm to 6:30pm; Last name H-N arrive 6:30pm to 7 pm; Last name O-Z arrive 7 pm to 7:30pm. If you need to arrive at a different time than suggested, no problem - this is a guide to regulate traffic flow. We hope to see all of our 5th graders to wish them all the best next year!
Media Matters and Tech Tidbits
New guidelines form the Maryland Department of Health for Covid like symptoms. Student that has any ONE of the following symptoms will be sent home
K-5 2021-22 New Student Registration and PreK Registration Open Now
Registration is online. Visit www.hcpss.org/enroll for information and to register. Note: If your child is currently enrolled at FRES and will continue to attend next year, you do not need to re-register. Your child will automatically be "rolled over" into the new school year.
Families are encouraged to visit the Grade K Family and Community Resources page for more information about the kindergarten instructional program and ways families can support their children at home.
The Prekindergarten Family and Community Resources page also contains resources for families and providers for children currently in their prekindergarten year.
Box Tops – Earn Cash for FRES via App or Send in Physical Clips to School: FRES families can scan their grocery receipts for cash for FRES! Look for Box Tops logos on cereal, granola bars, Annie’s products, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Nestle water, Paper Mate pens, etc. Download the Box Tops app to scan your receipts; FRES earns 10 cents per product! Receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase; digital receipts (for online food purchases at Walmart, AmazonSmile, etc.) can be emailed. See boxtops4education.com for instructions and a complete list of participating products. The Box Tops program will continue to honor physical Box Top clips from products until they expire. Send any Box Tops into school with your child in a baggie or envelope. Or stop by the FRES building for contactless drop off in our Box Tops bin in the vestibule during school hours. Thank you for your support
Communication: There are several ways to receive communications including www.frespta.org, the FRES PTA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FRESPTA/, and Twitter @frespta. There is also a group that was formed for discussion and support and is for current FRES families.
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New HCPSS Community News and Programs Site:
In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.”
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