Forestville Road Elementary School will celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10th by walking at school. Students will join town officials and community members for a morning of walking and safety activities. Walk & Bike to School Day is celebrated around the world and benefits walkability awareness, physical activity, pedestrian safety, concern for the environment and sharing time with community leaders, parentss and fellow students. To learn more check out walkbiketoschool.org
Parents you can help support student activities here at FRES when you shop at Harris Teeter. Through their Together in Education program we will earn money when you purchase HT brand products. Just link your VIC card to Forestville Road ES, our school code is #6061. You can visit your local Harris Teeter store and ask a cashier to link your card to our school TIE code, or you can visit www.HarrisTeeter.com and link your card online. There is no limit to how much our school can earn, so please encourage all your friends and family to support FRES by linking their VIC cards to our school also. REMEMBER you must link your card every year, so even if you've done it in the past, take a minute to re-link your card so we continue to earn cash for student activites here at FRES.
We are excited to announce the start of our Global Garden Project. We have been selected to receive an NC Beautiful Grant to build six raised garden beds here at Forestville Road Elementary School. Each grade level will have a garden bed in which they will plant, care for, and harvest vegetables, flowers and herbs. Our garden project will naturally tie into our Science curriculum grade levels, as students learn about growing seasons, roots, stems and leaves, the growing cycle of a plant, the study of soil and how it helps plants grow. The garden will also tie into lessons in Social Studies, Math, and Language Arts.
We hope you will support us as we build our garden beds and help our children have a hands on opportunity to learn about where the food they eat comes from. The grant we received and donations will provide materials to build and care for the gardens, but we will need lots of help with the construction of the beds. On Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 - 12:00 we will building the garden beds. We need parents, friends and families, and tools to help make this building project a success.
If you construction skills and tools, please come help us out. If you have a green thumb and have knowledge of gardening, please come help us out. If you would like to be part of a project that will benefit FRES students for years to come, please come help us out. Many hands will make our project go smoothly and quickly, so please lend us your time and talent to make this project a success.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
We want to make sure all qualified families are enrolled for free and reduced-price meals. The application for meal benefits must be completed annually. If your family qualifies and you have not completed an application for the 2015-16 school year, we ask that you complete an application now.
For families who qualified for the 2014-15 school year, we have continued to provide school lunches for students this school year. On October 7th any student without an approved application for 2015-16 will be expected to pay full price for breakfast and lunch.
Application forms are available at all school sites. You can get information on the Meal Benefits Program online at http://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 or talk with your school. You can reapply at any time throughout the school year.
Some students are talking about the miniseries "13 Reasons Why," dealing with a student's death by suicide. We do not recommend that your student watch the series. However, if you choose to watch it, here is some helpful information for healthy discussion about it.
There are two information sessions in May about upcoming changes to your child’s school assignment.