FRES PTA News – Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 (#71)

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It is a time for spirit at FRES! As we conclude Inclusive Schools Week, the spirit continues with a PTA Spirit Week next week and a Spirit Night at Ledo Pizza in Fulton on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Grab some pizza before settling in for our PTA meeting on Zoom. 

Teacher/Staff Gifts: Some guidance on gift giving during the pandemic: If you wish to drop off a gift at the school, someone will be in the building each day from 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. and can meet you in the car loop if you call when you arrive. Online gift cards are also an easy option. For safety reasons, please do not include homemade food items at this time. “Favorite things” lists can be found here.  Students can also send notes, virtual cards, or a video greeting. 


The See’s Candies sale raised $603! Thank you for your support with this fundraiser. I hope that everyone enjoys their treats!

Reflections Arts Competition: We had four students enter the contest in art (Sahiba B., Uma G., Amina H., and Amara H.) and two in literature (Amelia B., Emory H.) All six students will be moving forward to compete at the state level. Congratulations!

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. Please send an email to Ms. Schuck to coordinate a time.

Upcoming PTA Meetings: (Via Zoom) Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Jan. 12 (Rescheduled date) February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and have the passcode frespta. Topic: This month’s meeting will have a guest speaker who will be talking about the new LightSpeed platform and instructional support tool that helps teachers keep students on track and safe as they navigate online learning.

PTA Spirit Week:  Post a picture on the FRES PTA Facebook daily thread with #FREShasSpirit for a chance to win a treat basket. One entry per day, open to all FRES families and staff. Drawing will be held on Dec. 21. Download a printable reminder.

Dec. 14 – Holiday vacation – wear something that reminds you of your favorite vacation spot 

Dec. 15 – Wear your favorite hat or headband 

Dec. 16 – Dress like a present 

Dec. 17 – Sparkle and shine 

Dec. 18 – Wear your favorite holiday colors

PTA Spirit Nights:

Monday, Dec. 14 – Ledo Pizza in Fulton – Information is in this flyer. When placing your carryout orders, please mention the Forest Ridge Spirit Night. This will run from 4-8 p.m.

Jan. 6 – Noodles and Co. Laurel

Feb. 3 – Chipotle Maple Lawn

Save the Date: Virtual Bingo night will be held on January 21. 

PTA Request: We are looking for a donation of a newspaper vending type box that we could use at FRES for picking up/dropping off items. If you have any ideas, please email me at

Feedback: Please let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or suggestions either by email or via our suggestion box. Suggestions are anonymous, so if you would like a reply, please include your email address. 

Have a wonderful weekend and for those celebrating, I wish you joy, light and happiness this Hanukkah!

Korin Sharp

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