FRES PTA News – Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 (#68)

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We had a great turnout at our November PTA meeting. If you missed it, you can still catch up by viewing our meeting padlet. We have also launched our Fall Fundraiser with See’s Candies. Here is information to share or visit  Prices are the same as retail and there is flat rate shipping available or free shipping on orders $70+. Ordering is open through Dec. 4.  Products will be shipped directly to recipients. FRES PTA will receive approximately 20 percent of sales. If you haven’t yet tried See’s Candy, you are in for a treat!

Reflections Arts Competition: The Reflections Arts Competition is now open through Dec. 4! Students in PreK-12 can submit a work of art in categories such as visual art, music, and more, under the theme “I Matter Because.” Prizes will be awarded. Here is more information. You can also visit Please email with any questions. 

Wellness Kits: If your child hasn’t received one yet, it is still possible to arrange a time to pick one up at the school during free breakfast or lunch pick up. Please send an email to Ms. Schuck to coordinate a time. 

Upcoming PTA Meetings: (Via Zoom) December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14

Volunteer Opportunity Spotlight: 

1. Do you like to write? We are looking for volunteers to help with short grant applications for National PTA. Grant applications are due Nov. 20. 

2. Do you like planning events? The Wellness Committee could use help with a virtual bingo night.

3. Do you like facilitating discussions? We are also looking for volunteers to help set up social Google Meets, like lunch bunches, a game, trivia, or discussion, to help students get to know their classmates outside of class time. We can help provide the ideas!

If you wish to volunteer for any of these opportunities, please email for more information.

Membership Update: We are now up to 74 members! FRES families, staff, and community members can join at Only $10 per year for an individual or $16 for a pair.

After School Enrichment: KidzArt has opened registration for their next session, and Abrakadoodle has shared their new schedule. Both of these organizations were partners of our after school enrichment program, and we hope you will consider them if you are looking for additional art activities for your students.

Community Update: If you or someone you know could use a free Thanksgiving basket, register here.

Feedback: Please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions. 

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!

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