October 23 - PTA Halloween/Fall Celebration. Volunteers are still needed. Check out the signup here. View the flyer here.
October 28 - 9:30 Picture Retake Day (See details below)
October 29 - Dental Smiles Clinic
November 1 - Dental Smiles Clinic
November 3 - End of the First Quarter
November 4 - Staff Work Day - Schools closed for students
November 10 - Report cards available for viewing
We’ve had a busy week here at FRES. All students in grades 1-5 began MAP testing this week and will finish next week. If your child was absent, they will be able to make it up. We’ve had a few changes to our outside area this week and we are very excited. We finally received our outdoor tent to help with our Outdoor Lunch seating. As the weather gets colder, please talk to your child about your wishes for them to eat inside or outside. Students must stay in one area and are not permitted to switch from outside to inside or inside to outside. We also are so excited that we finally got a sidewalk put in from the blacktop area to the doors near third grade. This makes it much easier as we enter the building after recess.
Just a reminder that as the weather gets colder, please be sure to label all jackets and coats as they seem to get misplaced quite often. We are looking forward to a great Halloween event sponsored by our PTA tomorrow afternoon. We hope to see many of our FRES families there.
Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
Planning for Covid-19 Vaccines for Eligible Children 5-11
HCPSS is partnering with the Howard County Health Department to plan for anticipated upcoming COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for children ages 5-11.
In order to determine interest and possible numbers of vaccine doses needed locally, HCPSS is surveying families of students who may be eligible. This is for informational and planning purposes only; names/email addresses are not being collected. This is not a commitment or a guarantee of vaccination availability.
Families of children ages 5-11 are asked to please complete the survey by Friday, October 22. As we receive additional information from the Health Department, we will provide that to families.
Please complete this brief survey.
Parents, We Need Your Help
Help Us Celebrate Mr. Conroy!
October is National Principals' Month! We will be celebrating Mr. Conroy next week and we know he would love to get some cards and letters from his FRES friends. If your child would like to send a greeting to Mr. Conroy, please have them send it to school any day next week. Thanks!
Attention Volunteers - Reminder
Picture Retake Day October 28
Picture re-take day will be October 28 at 9:30 a.m. See the flyer here. All students new to FRES and those who were absent on September 9 will be photographed. They will have a blue background because they will be used in the yearbook. Order forms will be available in the office, or you can use the order form here. Please place the order in an envelope and give it to your child to give to the photographer on October 28.
If your child was photographed on September 9 (the original picture day) and you've decided you don't like the photo, you may have the photo retaken. Please send an email to Ms. Traini at email@example.com if you would like a retake. Please note: You must return the entire original package of pictures.
Don't worry, if your child doesn't bring the order envelope on 10/28, you'll be able to turn it in on Friday, October 29.
From the Health Room
Covid-19 Self Screenings: All parents/guardians are to perform a COVID-19 health check every day before your student leaves home. Students are not to come to school if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with COVID-19 or other communicable disease. Here's a fun emoji illness chart that can help.
Girl Scouts is the place for every G.I.R.L.! - Unleash her G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)
Join Forest Ridge Daisy Girl Scout Troop O4060 for Kindergarten & 1st grade!
As a Girl Scout Daisy in Kindergarten and first grade, she will discover that there is power in her potential. As a Girl Scout Daisy (grades K–1), our girls will:
For more information email S.Golden@Gstroop04060@gmail.com
Here's the link to the PTA website for more information about the FRES PTA.
3267 Pine Orchard Lane
Ellicott City, MD
View the flyer here in Spanish and English.
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.
Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receive HC DrugFree's Free Newsletter: To receive HC DrugFree's free electronic newsletter packed with information for parents and opportunities for students, go to https://hcdrugfree.org/enews-signup/