PTA News 11/12/2021

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Joe Corbi’s order pick up day will be Monday, Nov. 15 from 4-7 p.m. in the bus loop.  We cannot store items overnight. 

Reflections Information Session will be held on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. We are collecting entries for the National PTA Reflections Program. The Reflections Program is a County, State, and National PTA Art competition – with prizes. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” The deadline for entries is Dec. 1, 2021.  More information is on the website Is your student thinking about submitting an entry for the Reflections Program but isn’t sure what it’s all about? Please join us for an information session November 17 at 7 p.m. via Google Meet.  

Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 219-767-0046‬ PIN: ‪917 030 001‬#
More phone numbers:

The FRES PTA See’s Candies sale is open now until December 3. All items are ordered online and shipped directly to the recipient. FRES PTA will receive 10-20% back on orders. Items are priced at retail, flat rate shipping is available, and free shipping on orders $70+. All of See’s Candies are naturally gluten free and make great holiday gifts. Visit

Our next Spirit Night will be at Tampico Grill, located at 42 Washington Blvd. in Laurel, on November 16 from 5-9:30 p.m. Mention FRES in person or over the phone 301-490-5200. (Online orders not accepted for promotion.)

Our new Spirit Wear promotion offers “Black Friday All Month” savings of 25% through Nov. 30. New items have been added. Free shipping on orders $75+. Order at 

Membership Update: We’re at 58 members! FRES families, staff, and community members can join at It is only $10 per year for an individual or $16 per year for a family. Memberships are valid September through August. 

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

Box Tops – Earn Cash for FRES via App or Send in Physical Clips to School: FRES families can scan their grocery receipts for cash for FRES! Look for Box Tops logos on cereal, granola bars, Annie’s products, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Nestle water, Paper Mate pens, etc. Download the Box Tops app to scan your receipts; FRES earns 10 cents per product! Receipts must be scanned within 14 days of purchase; digital receipts (for online food purchases at Walmart, AmazonSmile, etc.) can be emailed. See for instructions and a complete list of participating products. The Box Tops program will continue to honor physical Box Top clips from products until they expire. Send any Box Tops into school with your child in a baggie or envelope. Or stop by the FRES building for contactless drop off in our Box Tops bin in the vestibule during school hours. Thank you for your support

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. 

Communication: Make sure to check out the FRES PTA Facebook page or FRES Parents and Guardians page to connect with other FRES families. 

Upcoming PTA Meetings: November 29, December 20, January 31, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23. 

Volunteers Needed: We are looking for volunteers and leaders for ALL committees. Please check out the list and comment with your name and email address so we can contact you with more information. 

Please contact Korin Sharp with any questions at

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