January 7, 2022 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:24pm
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  • Be sure to click on the "Calendar" link at the top of our website for important dates throughout the school year.
  • View the breakfast and lunch menus here.  Please keep in mind that items on the menus are subject to availability.

Important Dates
January 10       6-10 p.m. PTA Restaurant Night - Jalapeno Fresh Mexican Bistro - view the flyer here
January 13       6:00 p.m. PVMS Incoming 6th Grade Orientation
January 17       Martin Luther King Holiday - Schools and offices closed
January 19       Schools close 3 hours early (12:45)
January 31       Report cards issued
February 1       Countywide Professional Learning Day - No school for students

Forest Ridge News...

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Lunch Volunteers Still Needed for Grades K-2
We are always in need of lunch volunteers for Grades K-2.  If you can donate some time, please click on this link for more information and to sign up. 

  • All volunteers and visitors who interact with students, and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations are required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 of at least five school days in advance.  Learn how to access and use the PinPoint Vaccine Check platform here.
  • Also, before you come to volunteer, please complete the 2 trainings here, and bring the certificates of completion with you when you come to volunteer.

From the Health Room
Would you like your 5-11 year old to get the COVID vaccine? 

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.

From the PTA...

Jalapeno Fresh Mexican Bistro PTA Fundraiser
The FRES PTA's next restaurant fundraiser will be Monday, January 10, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Jalapeno Fresh Mexican Bistro, 13600 Baltimore Ave. Suite 700 Laurel, MD 20707

View the flyer here.

In the Community...

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 publicinfo@hcpss.org.

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