Fundraising plays an important role in supporting the various PTA-sponsored activities and events, as well as art, field trips, teacher supplies and many other valuable programs at Forest Ridge. We have planned some great fundraisers for this school year and as always encourage your participation in our Grocery Shopping Rewards Programs and attendance at our Skate and Restaurant Nights. Your support will help ensure another successful year for all Forest Ridge Students. Have questions or suggestions for new fundraising opportunities? Contact the Fundraising committee.

Planned Fundraisers
We’ll kick off the year with KidStuff Coupon books on Tuesday, Sept. 6. This book costs $25 and is full of money saving coupons at numerous stores. You can begin using them right away. They also make great gifts. Fundraiser ends Monday, Sept. 19, which is the last day to send in money for coupon books.

Following up on Oct. 4, the Be Very Merry Fundraising campaign will begin — featuring merchandise including gift wrap, home décor and gourmet candy. This fundraising program will last through Oct. 18.

In the spring, we typically run an online auction where you can bid on listings such as gift cards for dinner, after school activities, lunch bunches with administrators and teachers and other products and services from community businesses. Interested in helping out with the spring auction? Or, have a business and would like to offer your service or product as a listing? Contact Fundraising for more details.

Restaurant Nights
Throughout the school year the PTA will schedule restaurant nights where FRES will receive between up to 50 percent of the sales for a specific night to anyone eating in or dining out. All you have to do is show up, and tell the server or cashier that you are there for Forest Ridge Elementary School. It’s as simple as that! Just check out events page and subscribe to the calendar to make sure you are notified of any upcoming restaurant nights.

Skate Nights
Join us for family Skate Night at the Laurel Roller Skating Center. Similar to restaurant nights, when come to the rink on a designated FRES Skate Night, the PTA will get a percentage of the proceeds. What you get is a chance to meet up with friends and classmates while you skate the night away. Skate Nights are held on various Friday nights throughout the school year. Check back here on our website or Facebook or look for event details in the weekly FRES email newsletter, the Forerunner.

FRES Spirit Wear
Show your FRES pride with t-shirts, pants, sweatshirts, hoodies and water bottles with the FRES eagle logo. Spirit Wear is offered twice each year as a way to show school spirit and to help raise money for the FRES PTA. Spirit wear is perfect for field trips, designated school spirit days and field day.

Holiday Shoppe
FRES PTA invites students to shop for their family members at the Holiday Shoppe. Inexpensive items are available for purchase during recess and after school in the evening from Dec. 5 – 9.