FRES PTA News – Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 (#61)

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PTA News…

From the PTA President, Korin Sharp

We’ve made it through another week! In my home, we’re still getting used to navigating Canvas and understanding what is due and when, as well as decoding the Related Arts schedule. Know that you are not alone if you are still finding distance learning a little bit challenging. FRES PTA wants to know how we can support you during this time. We have a 5 question survey to find out what types of events, topics, and activities would be most helpful to FRES families, along with a Zoom session (details below.)

Are you new to PTA? Check out this informational video

Upcoming Events:

SPECIAL MEETING Announcement – 7-7:30 p.m. this FRIDAY, September 25 to vote on the budget. All members from the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years are eligible to vote. Meeting will be socially distant and held on Chaton Rd. It is important to have a quorum. Maryland PTA does not currently permit voting via virtual meeting.  RSVP by emailing

Friday, Oct. 2,  9:15-10:15 a.m.PTA Coffee Talk/Listening Session: Drop in for an informal chat to ask questions and provide feedback.  Meeting ID: 964 1688 9572 Password: fres

Future General PTA Meetings: October 12, November 9, December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

Communication: There will be several ways to receive communications including school communications,, the FRES PTA Facebook page,, and Twitter @frespta. Last year, there was a group formed for discussion and support. That can be found at and is for current FRES families. New this year, we will also be utilizing Band groups. These can be accessed via web or mobile app. 

Grocery Rewards: NEW Weis now has a rewards program:


1.    REGISTER  *Your school’s barcode only needs to be scanned one time to register. 

2.    SCAN your Weis Club Card each time you shop on participating products.

3.    EARN cash for your school based upon your qualifying purchases.

We are also participating in Amazon Smile, Harris Teeter (requires annual renewal), BoxTops, and Coke Rewards. Please visit for more information on these programs that provide financial support to FRES based on purchases you already make. 

Questions and Suggestions: Please email with any questions, feedback, or suggestions or contact me directly at

For those observing Yom Kippur, I wish you a meaningful fast and time of reflection. 

Have a great weekend!

Korin Sharp, FRES PTA President

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