The Annual FRES Spring Carnival is Right Around the Corner! Be a Part of the Planning Committee.

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March is almost here! And, it’s not too early to start thinking about the annual FRES Spring Carnival (scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017). It’s a HUGE school wide event that is always a big hit for students and parents alike! However, it does require MANY hands to make it a success, and we need your help! We need volunteers support …

Schoolhouse Theater Arts is Back at Forest Ridge

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So your kids want to act? Do they love being on stage? Now’s their chance! Schoolhouse Theater Arts is presenting a production of “Rock & Roll Revue” at FRES, and your students are invited to participate. The production is open to students in grades 2 – 5. No audition preparation is needed, and no prior acting experience is required. Casting is …

Volunteers Needed for the FRES Staff Appreciation Conference Dinner, March 9th!

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www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B4BAFA822A02-march1 It’s time again to prepare dinner for the AWESOME teachers and Staff of FRES during conference time.  We will be providing all of them dinner on Thursday, March 9th from 4:00-5:00 since they are at the school all day conferencing with parents.  This is a HUGE event to feed 100 people and MUCH help is needed.  This year’s theme will be …

Reminders from the FRES Yearbook Committee: 5th Grade Dedications and Pictures for Yearbook Due Feb. 24th

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Yearbook Committee Announcements: Attention 5th grade students and parents: Yearbook Dedications orders are due by February 24th.   Yearbook picture sharing: Pictures are due by Friday, February 24th, 2017. Upload the pictures from your phone using the Herff Jones eShare mobile app. (enter the school code “fres21132”); only Mrs. Traini and Mrs. Jackson are authorized to access the pictures on eShare. Upload the pictures …

Last Day for Written Testimony Regarding School Start Times is Feb. 21

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If you haven’t already heard, the Board of Education (BOE) is proposing to change the start times of the schools in our county. In a nutshell, there are four proposed models, besides the current one being used. Each one proposes that elementary school and high school switch start times. Please check out the following link to make yourself more informed of …

Submit a Nomination to Recognize a FRES Educator by Friday, Feb. 24

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Takes Only 10 Minutes! Now through Friday, February 24, Howard County parents and students have the opportunity to nominate a G/T Resource Teacher, content or classroom teacher, or administrator whose efforts have enriched the educational experience of advanced-level learners this school year. Please consider nominating—or helping your child nominate—a FRES teacher for this recognition, if applicable. The nomination takes less …

Calling all 5th grade parents!! Patuxent Valley Middle School PTA NEEDS you!

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Calling all 5th grade parents!!  Patuxent Valley Middle School  PTA NEEDS you! It’s hard to believe it when your 5th grader “grows up” and  leaves dear FRES for middle school, but it’s happening!  Congratulations!  PVMS has a very busy and energetic PTA that, like FRES, have activities throughout the year to support community and education.  They are currently seeking parents …

Big Changes to Our Yearbook Process, Need Volunteers to Help!

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Calling all FRES Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Volunteers! New HCPSS privacy policy regarding the school yearbook prohibit PTA volunteers from Working on the yearbook website from their homes (must be done at school, on school computers) Uploading pictures to the FRES Yearbook website. If you have pictures that you would like to submit to the yearbook, there are several options …