December 5-11 Computer Science Week
December 12 Deadline for Dental Clinic Forms
December 13 PTA Meeting
December 14 Professional Work & Wellness Day - schools close 3 hours early
December 14 Maiwand Kabob Restaurant Night. View the flyer.
December 20 1st Grade Gingerbread Night
December 21 Kindergarten Gingerbread Night
December 24-Jan. 2 Winter Break
January 10 & 11 FRES Dental Clinic
February 24 Save the Date! FRES PTA Culture Fest (See below - From the PTA)
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Dear FRES Community,
We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! As we continue to move through the rest of December, please be sure to monitor your children for any symptoms of illness. Please call our Health Room with any questions. This helps us to continue to keep our school healthy!
In addition, the weather has gotten much colder. Students go outdoors if the temperature is 20 degrees or higher with the wind chill. Please dress your child in a coat, hat, scarf, and gloves to assist them with being warm when we are outside and remember to label all clothing and water bottles.
Enjoy your weekend!
Mr. Conroy and Ms. Pazornik
Can you help?
Are you able to support a family for the upcoming holidays (meals, gifts etc)? Please consider spreading the love to those who need it most. You can…
We are also starting a community support group at school, called Feathers for Families! Here are ways you can help ALL YEAR ‘ROUND:
FRES Dental Clinic
FRES will be hosting the Smiles Dental program at our school on Tuesday January 10th and Wednesday January 11th, 2023. Permission slips will be coming home with students soon. We are asking that parents review the permission form and if interested, complete the form in its entirety and return to school as soon as possible. You may also sign up online at www.MySchoolDentist.com. A copy of the form in English and Spanish is attached.
The consent form must be filled out in its entirety, signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the Health Room or submitted online no later than Monday December 12th, 2022. No late forms will be accepted after December 12th, 2022.
Outdoor Recess Guidelines
Generally, students will be outside for recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit or the heat index reading is less than 95. Children with certain health conditions may need special accommodations during extremely hot or cold weather. Parents of those children should provide medical documentation and may be consulted to determine if other arrangements are necessary.
PTA Meeting – December 13th
Join us for the monthly PTA meeting in the cafeteria at 7pm. This month Mission BBQ has generously donated food for this meeting. We welcome all current enrolled PTA members to join us for some food at 6:30pm, prior to the start of the 7pm meeting. If you are not currently a member, enrollment on site will be available. You can also enroll online now at: https://frespta.ptboard.com/. We look forward to seeing you at the last PTA meeting for 2022!
Maiwand Kabob Restaurant Night – December 14th
Celebrate the ½ day of school with dinner out. Come out and support the FRES PTA at Maiwand Kabob in Fulton/Maple Lawn. Did you know that catering orders or office lunches also count towards this fundraiser? It’s a great way to help the FRES PTA.
Walmart/Weis Market Gift Cards
This holiday season, we have a few FRES families in need. If you would like to, please consider dropping off a Walmart gift card to the front office anytime before December 15th. Ms. Norris is accepting Venmo donations also. Please Venmo her @MsAlyssaNorris
Gingerbread Night – December 20 & 21
The FRES PTA and Kindergarten team will be having a gingerbread night for the kindergartners and 1st graders. You should have received information regarding this event. Please email Ms. Lindenmann at Catherine_Lindenmann@hcpss.org with any questions.
Culture Fest - February 24th
Did you know that 28 different languages are spoken by our amazing families at FRES? Just imagine learning so much more about our wonderfully diverse community and experiencing the food, music, and more from so many countries! Would YOU and your student like to share your community with our FRES family? If so, please email Pratima Lele at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our committee or to share your ideas! We will be having our first planning meeting in December.
Reflections Arts Competition – DEADLINE Extended to 12/5
Does your student love producing art? Sign them up to submit a work of art to the Reflections Program; this nationwide PTA program is available at FRES. Your student should choose a category, review the theme, and then CREATE! We will recognize and display their artwork to the FRES community and they will also have the opportunity to advance to a Howard County competition! This is a low-key and encouraging way to support your child's interest in the arts; everyone's entries are welcome and no prior experience or training is necessary. Students can choose from six artistic categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts (including 3D Art). The registration form can be found here: https://frespta.org/resources/fres-reflections-program/ Pieces are due by December 5th so please register today.
From Bread of Life Food Pantry in Savage
Every month the Bread of Life Food Pantry, located at the First Baptist Church of Savage, serves an average of 30 families (112 individuals.) As we draw closer to the Christmas Holiday Season, the Bread of Life Food pantry prepares to fill the shelves and refrigerators of the families that depend on school lunches as well as those that may not qualify for assistance.
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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