October 15, 2021 Forest Ridge Forerunner

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 11:52am
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Important Dates

October 18  -  Joe Corbi's Pizza Kit Fundraiser Orders due (See information in PTA News below)
October 22  -  School Spirit Wacky Tacky Day - wear your wackiest, tackiest outfit!
October 23  -  PTA Halloween/Fall Celebration. View the flyer here. (Rain date: October 30)

Forest Ridge News...

Attention Volunteers

  • Effective Monday, October 25, all volunteers and visitors who interact with students, and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations will be 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.  
  • Thank you for your help!

Fall MAP Testing
FRES will administer the MAP assessment to all students in 1st through 5th grades in both Reading and Math starting the week of October 18th.  The HCPSS website contains detailed information about MAP testing here

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.

From the PTA...

Joe Corbi's Pizza Fundraiser
Orders are due Monday, October 18.  See the flyer for details. 
Ordering online is really easy too: 

Just go to: joecorbi.com
Click on “Participant Registration”
Use our Org ID # 8843 and follow the easy instructions.  There’s a coupon worth up to 50% OFF your first item ordered online just by helping us reach out to some of your friends and family who could support us on behalf of your child.  **Please remember when placing an order to select "Local Pickup Forest Ridge" to avoid paying shipping charges.**

Here's the link to news from the FRES PTA.

In the Community...

Clothing Giveaway and Cold Weather Gear (coats, hats, scarves, gloves) for All Family Members
Saturday, October 16 1:00-3:00
North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723
View the Clothing Giveaway flyer here.
View the Coat Giveaway flyer here.

Food Giveaway
October 25
Salvation Army
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 publicinfo@hcpss.org.

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