PTA News

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 3:00pm

From the President

Who loves a carnival? Our annual spring carnival is Saturday, May 5 but it’s not too early to start planning. We will be having a planning meeting on Tuesday, February 20 in the Media Center at 7:00. Hope you can join us.

Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. Hop on over to Sweet Frog, next to Target, on Wednesday the 21st from 3:30-closing. Join other FRES families for a sweet treat in the middle of February.

Do you enjoy all the activities PTA offers? Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to implement new ideas? How about working closely with the FRES administration, teachers and staff to make our school an awesome place to learn? Our PTA is looking for fresh faces and new ideas. At the end of this year, FRES will need a new PTA board. We are currently looking for people to be President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. If you, or someone you know, is interested in supporting the children and staff of FRES, please see me. We will not leave you hanging. There is training and we will be here to help you with the transition.

Hope you enjoy the long weekend with your family.


PTA News

Upcoming Events and Dates

20 Spring Carnival Planning Meeting
21 Spirit Night @ Sweet Frog in Laurel
23 Educator Recognition Nominations Due

6 PTA Meeting

Announcing Reflections Contest Winners

Congratulations to Ajay V., 5th Grade, on winning first place at the county level Reflections Contest. His entry was forwarded to the state level competition. Good Luck Ajay!!!

FRES PTA thanks the following students who participated in this year’s reflections contest.  All of them received a certificate and a prize from the PTA. Michael’s Arts & Crafts donated some of the prizes.

Lukas F. - 1st grade
Uma G. - kindergarten
James K. - 3rd grade
Aarna M. - 3rd grade
Ari G. - 5th grade
Sierra S. - 5th grade
Ajay V. - 5th grade
Annika V. - 5th grade

A picture of these students will appear in the 2017-18 yearbook.

Now’s Your Chance to Enroll in an Exciting New Spring STEM Class at FRES
Students in grades K-2 are invited to join the Green Thumb Club! Catch an insect, grow a terrarium, and save the earth…all while learning about nature and the world around us through exciting expeditions, science, and environmental exploration. The Green Thumb Club will ignite your child’s passion for nature, recycling and learning about the earth through educational activities and science investigations. Classes are Tuesdays from March 20 - May 29. Registration is open now until March 9. Sign up now at:

Submit a Short Nomination to Recognize a FRES Educator by Friday, February 23
Now through February 23, Howard County parents and students have the opportunity to nominate a content/classroom teacher, G/T Resource Teacher, and/or administrator whose efforts have enriched the educational experience of advanced-level learners this school year. 

Please consider nominating—or helping your child nominate—a FRES teacher for this recognition, if applicable. The nomination takes less than 10 minutes to complete!

Submit nominations by February 23. You’ll just need to write a short paragraph (150 words) describing the nominee’s contribution. Ask your student what makes his or her teacher great, and use those words in the nomination! ALL educators for whom submissions are received will be recognized at the annual Educator Recognition Event, sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee, to be held April 12 at 7 p.m. at Reservoir High School. All nominating families and students are invited to attend (optional). See announcement on the HCPSS website:

Submit Your Photos for the 2017-18 FRES Yearbook
The Yearbook Committee is looking for pictures to include in this year's yearbook of all the wonderful activities and events the FRES students and families enjoy throughout the year. (Sorry, we are only accepting electronically transferred images, no hard copy prints.)

Submitting a picture is quick and easy. Just go the FRES PTA website,, and click on the UPLOAD NOW option on the home page, and upload your picture. Pictures will only be viewed by authorized yearbook committee personnel.

Did You Get the Last Issue of FRES PTA News? You can read it here!

Issue #24 – 1/29/18:
Issue #23 – 12/11/17:
Issue #22 – 11/27/17:
Issue #21 – 11/6/17:
Issue #20– 10/23/17:
Issue #19 – 10/9/17:
Issue #18 – 9/25/17:
Issue #17 – 9/11/17: