March 24 FRES PTA Movie Night (Cancelled due to weather...stay tuned for new date)
March 28 Chick-fil-A Spirit Day Fundraiser to benefit the 4th grade field trip. View the flyer.
March 29 School Spirit "Dress Like a Book Character Day"
March 29 Reading Night at Savage Library
March 31 End of 3rd Quarter. Schools dismiss 3 hours early (12:45 for FRES)
April 1-10 Spring Break!
April 11 Staff and students return
April 13 7:00-8:00 Smart Talk
April 18 7:00 PTA Meeting
April 19 6:30-8:00 PTA Carnival Volunteer Meeting
April 21 Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser
April 30 Walk the Chalk – Staff Appreciation Week
May 18 Save the date! FRES STEAM Fair
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March is Reading Month: We've Been Reading Around the World CUP! Two more events:
Hey DADS, BONUS DADS, UNCLES, GRANDPAS and MALE ROLE MODELS! Have you signed up for a day to volunteer?! Want another go?! Be sure to sign up for a day to help at school!!! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4ea8ab2caafc1-watch3#/"
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THOSE WITH MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Medical Assistance has been automatically renewed since March 2020. With the end of the Public Health Emergency quickly approaching, AUTOMATIC RENEWALS WILL STOP AS OF APRIL 30, 2023. Please call the Howard County Health Dept. Insurance Line at 410-313-5845 to check your status and prevent any lapse in insurance coverage. They will assist you and provide an appointment to renew your coverage, if needed.
Help for FRES Families in Need
We are starting a community support group at school, called Feathers for Families! Here are ways you can help ALL YEAR ‘ROUND:
Howard County Recreation & Parks Before & After Care Pre-Registration Dates. View the flyer.
22/23 Waitlist Participants - March 21-31, 2023
New Participants - April 4, 2023
Atholton High School Spring Musical
Atholton High School presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on March 23, 24, 25 @ 7:00 p.m., with an afternoon show on March 25 at 3:00 p.m. Use the QR code on the flyer to purchase tickets.
Savage Library Reading Night – March 29th
Come out to Savage Library and join the FRES community in Reading Night. Additional information will be provided soon.
The FRES "Smart Talk" Family Virtual Event is Thursday, April 13th from 7 - 8 pm!
The "Smart Talk" is a free live virtual learning event for caregivers and their elementary-aged children to attend together from the comfort of their own home & their own devices. Feeling conflicted about device and online safety ground rules? Join the Smart Talk program together to hear some tips and then walk through a series of activities to complete an agreement that you and your child can feel works for your family! National PTA and Norton co-created The Smart Talk to help families feel safer and more empowered in their digital lives. Join our FRES live event to hear guest speaker, Joe Dugan, Internet Safety Specialist from the Maryland State Police, and FRES parents share ideas and lead us through "Smart Talk" activities! Watch for the Zoom registration link and more details for logging on as well as ways to win some fun raffle and door prizes for attending!
PTA Meeting – April 18th – 7pm
Join us in the cafeteria for our monthly meeting. We will be discussing fun upcoming events. We will have a babysitter available.
FRES Carnival & Silent Auction – Work Meeting – April 19th 6:30pm
Volunteers, please join us for a Carnival planning and prep session on Wednesday, April 19th 6:30 - 8:00pm in the FRES Media Center.
We are also seeking donations for our silent auction. If you or someone you know are interested in donating gift cards/certificates, goods, or services to be auctioned please email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuck E. Cheese Fundraiser – April 21st
Join the FRES Community at Chuck E. Cheese in Laurel on Friday, April 21st from 12pm – 9pm. All sales completed with a cashier will allow 20% to be donated to FRES. A flyer will be coming home with more information after spring break.
Chalk the Walk – April 30th
Save the date, to come out and chalk the walks of FRES as we prepare for Staff Appreciation Week being celebrated May 1-5 at FRES. Additional information will be provided after spring break.
Spring Before School/After School Programs
Here is a list of before and after school programs being offered at FRES through Howard County Recreation & Parks: flyer.
FREE Clothing Giveaway
When: Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Lines may form at 7:30 a.m.
Where: Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045
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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