January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday - Schools and offices closed
January 19 Schools close 3 hours early (12:45)
January 24 Professional Work Day - No school for students
January 31 Report cards issued
February 1 Countywide Professional Learning Day - No school for students
February 4 PTA Fundraiser "Love Bug Bags" orders due (see below under PTA news for more information)
February 10 FRES closes at 12:45 for Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 11 FRES closes at 12:45 for Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 16 Schools close 3 hours early (12:45)
February 21 Presidents' Day Holiday - Schools and offices closed
Dear FRES Community,
It has been a great start to 2022 with our students back here after an extended Winter Break due to snow! This past week we were able to celebrate many of our 4th and 5th grade students at The Council of Elders celebration. We were so proud to be able to recognize our FRES Eagles at the county-wide celebration. In addition, congratulations to Victory K. and Collette C. for winning the FRES Spelling Bee this week. It’s hard to believe that next week is the end of the 2nd quarter. Conferences are coming up at the beginning of February and will be with math teachers. Look for more information to come soon. We’ve heard that there may be snow in the forecast for this weekend and luckily Monday is a holiday. Stay safe and warm this weekend.
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
Spelling Bee Results
We are so proud of the following students who represented their classrooms in the FRES Spelling Bee for 4th and 5th grade. How brave!
Dawood R., Hannah J., Jayden G., Raine L., Peyton G., Don O., Chi Chi B. (standing in for Faraan M.), Victory K., Gianna K., Dominic W., Jochella L., Aiden P., Lana B., Owen K., Kaylee D., Phoebe D., Colette C., and Alec M.
Congratulations to our Champion Speller and runner-up: Victory K. and Colette C. Victory will be representing Forest Ridge in the Howard County Spelling Bee. Colette is our alternate. Congratulations Victory and Colette!
From the FRES Music Department
MUSIC CONCERT DATE CHANGE - Please be aware that the Winter Concert for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra has been changed to MARCH 29th, 2022. More information will be sent home with your musician and can be found on your music ensemble course in Canvas.
From the PVMS Music Department
Greetings future PVMS Musicians and Family,
We are holding a virtual PVMS Music Dept. Information night to discuss all the wonderful music opportunities our school has! There will be time to ask questions too!
From the Gifted and Talented Department
2021-2022 Gifted & Talented (GT) Placement Process
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.
The FRES PTA is holding a "Love Bug Bag" fundraiser to benefit 5th grade activities. View the flyer here.
Savage Ukes, Saturday, January 22
Check out the info here.
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.
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