November 15 Online Book Fair Ordering Starts
November 15 Joe Corbi's Fundraiser Pickup, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Orders MUST be picked up at this time. Items cannot be stored overnight.
November 18 4:00 p.m. Conference scheduling closes
November 19 School Spirit Jersey Day! Wear your favorite sports jersey, FRES spiritwear, or FRES colors
November 22 Schools close 3 hours early (12:40) for Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 23 Schools close 3 hours early (12:40) for Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 24 Schools closed for Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 25-26 Schools closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
December 23-January 2 Winter Break - Schools Closed
Online Book Fair is Coming!
The Forest Ridge Scholastic Book Fair is ONLINE ONLY THIS YEAR. Ordering will be open from November 15th- November 28th. Fliers will be distributed for students to preview choices on November 14th.
Please do not send money for book fair orders to school. All ordering will be online at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/forestridgeelementaryschool5.
Meet the Authors
Meet author team Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, who will read and discuss their book, And Tango Makes Three. View the flyer here.
Attention Volunteers - Reminder
From Our School Counselor, Ms. Norris
From the Health Room
Would you like your 5-11 year old to get the COVID vaccine? Here is information about a clinic:
St John Baptist Church
9055 Tamar Dr., Columbia, MD 21045
Tuesday - Friday 11:00a - 6:00p
Saturday 9:00a - 4:00
No registration required
(Vaccination by FirstCall Urgent Care)
Call 410-730-3399 to confirm availability
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.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ycq-oaju-rrg
Or dial: (US) +1 219-767-0046 PIN: 917 030 001#
Box Tops – Earn Cash for FRES via App or Send in Physical Clips to School: FRES families can scan their grocery receipts for cash for FRES! Look for Box Tops logos on cereal, granola bars, Annie’s products, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Nestle water, Paper Mate pens, etc. Download the Box Tops app to scan your receipts; FRES earns 10 cents per product! Receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase; digital receipts (for online food purchases at Walmart, AmazonSmile, etc.) can be emailed. See boxtops4education.com for instructions and a complete list of participating products. The Box Tops program will continue to honor physical Box Top clips from products until they expire. Send any Box Tops into school with your child in a baggie or envelope. Or stop by the FRES building for contactless drop off in our Box Tops bin in the vestibule during school hours. Thank you for your support
Upcoming PTA Meetings: November 29, December 20, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23.
Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers and leaders for ALL committees. Please check out the list and comment with your name and email address so we can contact you with more information.
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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 email@example.com.
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