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 3 Students and Staff Return
January 10 & 11 FRES Dental Clinic
January 12 Band/Chorus Concert
January 24 Club and Candid Pictures Taken for the Yearbook
January 27 Health and Wellness Fair
February 1 Beginning Orchestra Concert
February 2 Advanced Orchestra Concert
February 24 Save the Date! FRES PTA Culture Fest (See below - From the PTA)
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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 - Forms Due Monday, December 12!
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 starting at 6:30pm. We welcome all current enrolled PTA members to join us for some food 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. As an added bonus, we have secured childcare for this meeting also.
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. View the flyer here.
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.
Health & Wellness Fair - January 27th
Save the date for the Health & Wellness Fair on January 27th at 6:30pm. Additional information will be provided soon.
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.
The FRES Students and staff have enjoyed all the WatchDOGs that have volunteered thus far. Thank you for being such supportive members of FRES. Approaching 2023 we have many days still available. If you like to sign up, please click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=4090a4ea8ab2caafc1-watch3&view=standard
If you have any questions or need to purchase a shirt, please reach out to Mrs. Norris at Alyssa_Norris@hcpss.org
Cold Weather Clothes Drive
Some of our FRES families are in need of winter clothes, jackets, hats, and gloves. Please consider donating any cold weather clothes your children may have outgrown. Donations can be given to the front office, dropped off in the car loop, brought to a meeting or event, or given to our Spanish liaison, Ms. Paola.
Do you enjoy helping out and volunteering when you can but can’t make a regular, on-going, big commitment? We have opportunities for you! First, join the FRES PTA; visit https://frespta.ptboard.com to create a PTA account then select your membership (individual or family for two adults) from the “Forms & Payments” section. Then check out the listings already under “Volunteer Signups”! https://frespta.ptboard.com/sgnvw As a member, you’ll receive an email alert each time a new opportunity is posted.
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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