FRES PTA NEWS-FRIDAY, April 17, 2021 (#86)

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Hello! There are several April events and deadlines that you won’t want to miss.

1. Submission Deadline is April 16, 2021,  for FRES Culture Fest 2021 to be held on April 23:  Through Culture Fest over the past few years, FRES PTA celebrated the many cultures that make our FRES community diverse and strong. Due to the pandemic, this year FRES PTA is teaming up with Bushy Park ES PTA to join them for their county-wide virtual International Night over Zoom!! Mark your calendars for April 23, 2021 from 7pm – 8pm! There are many ways to participate and highlight your culture or country of origin!  You can make a slideshow about your country/culture or record a dance or special talent unique to your culture.  You can share recipes or crafts to represent your country/culture.  You can even recommend children’s books that highlight your culture/country. To sign up or see more ways to participate, see: For more information, contact Khaleda Hasan at

2. SPIRIT TO GO at Maiwand Kabob Maple Lawn is Monday, April 19: Mention FRES PTA when you order at Maiwand Kabob‘s Fulton location during operating hours on April 19 and the PTA will receive a 10% donation back on your order! 

3. Grocery Rewards NEW Deadline: Weis Markets has announced that grocery rewards will be retroactive. You can take the barcode into the store and they will link it to your savings card, but the barcode must be scanned by April 30, 2021. Don’t miss out! 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. 

4. EXTENDED! Casting for the Virtual FRES Variety Show – Send Us Your Video Auditions: Mark your calendars for the virtual PTA Variety Show Thursday, May 20, 2021! We are seeking talented FRES performers to cast in the show. Tryouts are open to all FRES students in any performance area, including singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, poets, solo artists and groups – the list is endless. Send in your video auditions to Video auditions should be two minutes or less and will be accepted now through Friday, April 30, 2021. Questions? Contact Tangie Smith at
5. New Spirit Wear Promotion: New Spirit Wear Promotion for April! Free shipping on orders over $50 with code SPRING21-FS. FRES PTA also receives a donation of 10% of all sales. Ends April 30.

6. Fifth Grade Activities

  • Fifth Grade Tee Shirts The PTA’s 5th Grade Activities Committee will be ordering t-shirts for all 5th graders. Please fill out this short survey to let us know your child’s t-shirt size Each 5th grader will receive a shirt free-of-charge, sponsored by the PTA each year. The shirts will be distributed before the end of the school year. Please fill out the survey as soon as possible, and no later than Friday, April 30th. Thank you!
  • Yearbook Cover Art Contest EXTENDED Your 5th grader still has a chance to submit their own artwork to be used for the front and/or back covers of the yearbook, see the flyer for instructions! Covers are designed by 5th grade students only. Please note with any back cover entries, do not write inside the “21” as it will contain student names. All completed art should be submitted to the front office by April 30, 2021. Submissions can also be emailed to  The winners will be selected at the May PTA meeting.
  • Baby Picture Gallery: Stroll down memory lane! Each year 5th grade students are invited to participate in a Baby Picture Gallery!  If you would like to submit a baby picture (kindergarden or younger) of your 5th grader, please email photos to Please format your submission so that it shows your child’s face clearly in a 1 inch by 1 inch square. Your submission must include the student’s name. This section is voluntary and absolutely free. Baby Picture Gallery submissions are due Friday, April 30, 2021.
  • Yearbook Dedications: Send a special message! Family and friends can send their 5th grader a message wishing them success in middle school!  This section normally has a fee to help offset the cost of the yearbook, however, this year we are offering a free 25 word dedication. Space is limited. Dedication submissions are also due Friday, April 30, 2021. Please send submissions to

7. Smart Talk Internet Safety Night: Look for a registration link next week for the Smart Talk Internet Safety Night that will be held on April 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Please email Korin Sharp at if you have any questions. Thank you!

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