June 17, 2022 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 10:36am
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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
June 22           5:00 Report cards available for parents to view in the parent portal at hcpss.org/connect
July 5-29        Summer School
July 13-24      Synergy unavailable due to system maintenance
August 1        Synergy rolls over to the new school year
August 15      "Rock Around the Ridge" for incoming Kindergarten students (see information provided at registration)
August 29      School Starts for the 2022-23 School Year!

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From our Administrators...

Dear FRES Community,

We would like to thank our FRES community for all of their support this school year! The 5th grade clap-out and waving our students off for the summer is always filled with emotion as we close this school year and look forward to a fresh start in the fall. 

If new neighbors join your community over the summer, please encourage them to call or visit FRES to register their child(ren) for school as soon as possible. Also, please spread the word about kindergarten registration. Early registration helps us be able to finalize our class lists and ensures that our staffing numbers are accurate.

We hope that all of our students and families have a safe summer that is filled with making joyful family memories. We are excited to welcome you back for the first day of school on August 29th, 2022!

Have a great summer,

Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik

Forest Ridge News...

HCPSS Free Summer Meals Program
HCPSS is pleased to announce its participation in the 2022 Summer Food Service Program.  Summer meals will be provided to all children ages 18 years and under without charge at several sites throughout Howard County. See the flyer here.  Note: All summer meals must be consumed onsite with the exception of fruit and pre-packaged items.  Parents/guardians will not be allowed to collect meals to go for their children.  Children must be present to receive summer meals. 

Thank you, Exxon!
Many thanks to our local Exxon station for once again nominating FRES for their ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant!  FRES has been the recipient of this grant for many years, and we so appreciate these funds.  They will be used to further STEM education at our school. 

Please help us keep our records up to date - If you are moving over the summer but staying within Howard County, please use this Address Change form and email it to rebecca_jackson@hcpss.org along with your new residency documents (deed or lease, plus utility bill). We can let you know if your child will stay at FRES or attend a school in a different district.  If you have moved or are moving out of Howard County, please use this Withdrawal Form and email it to rebecca_jackson@hcpss.org.  If you have media books, computers, etc., that belong to HCPSS, please email rebecca_jackson@hcpss.org or christin_traini@hcpss.org to arrange for drop off of those items.

Didn't Order a Yearbook?
Yearbook re-ordering is open through June 25th. All yearbooks will be shipped to your home, so there will be a shipping charge. The cost is $22.00 + Tax & Shipping.  The total is $31.20.

How to order: 
1) From the schoolpix.com website or this link:https://vando.imagequix.com/D9JRT9L .
2) Enter the code for the FRES yearbook - FRESYB22, and click "View Gallery."
3) For multiple copies either select the yearbook multiple times, or increase the number from your cart.  
4) All yearbooks will be delivered to your home.
5) Enter your billing address and payment information. You will be emailed a receipt.

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.

HC Drug Free Events
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