FRES PTA News – Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 (#62)

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PTA News…

From the PTA President, Korin Sharp

It finally feels like fall! What are your favorite fall activities? My family has already been apple picking and I’m now assessing which family traditions we can modify to do safely during COVID and which ones we may let fall to the wayside. I know at FRES the Halloween Dance has been a tradition loved by many of us, so while a dance is not possible, the PTA is working with the school to create an alternate event that is safe for all.  

Halloween Event: We are looking for volunteers to help plan an event for Halloween later this month. Options could include a drive through event at the school, a scavenger hunt, a pumpkin carving contest, and/or a virtual costume contest. Would you like to help? Join our planning Band group 

Planning Survey: We’ve only had 3 responses so far to our 5 question survey to find out what types of events, topics, and activities would be most helpful to FRES families. Please take a moment to share your thoughts to shape the year.

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

Membership Update: We are now up to 48 members! This is a great start. FRES families, staff, and community members can join at 

After School Activities: All of last year’s after school enrichment providers now have virtual offerings. Please check out their classes if you are looking for fun kids’ activities.

Silver Knights Enrichment (Chess), The Language and Culture Club (Spanish), Pongo’s Coding (Coding), KidzArt (Art),  I’m the Chef, Too, (STEM/Cooking) and Abrakadoodle (Art).

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. 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

Have a great weekend!

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