Friday, November 17, 2023
HAPPY FRIDAY FOX FAMILIES!
We're committed to keeping you informed and engaged in your child's educational journey. Here are the latest updates:
November 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Break
December 1 - 8 Book Fair
December 6 Literacy Night
December 8 PreK Family Engagement Day
December 8 Interims Go Home
December 12 PTA Meeting, 4:30 p.m.
December 19 Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Dec 21 - Jan 2 Winter Break
January 2 Teacher Workday
Congratulations to Megan Redding! She is the FPDE Teacher of the Year!!
Forest Pines will be closed for staff and students during Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24. Students will return Monday, November 27, 2023.
For the safety of our students and staff, please be sure to follow posted speed limit signs while on campus.
FROM THE PTA
THE NATIONAL PTA has selected Forest Pines Drive PTA , through a competitive process, to receive $1,250 in funding to run the "PTA Connected: Ready, Tech, Go!" program, supported by AT&T. Thanks to our PTA Vice President, Lexi Birdsall, for securing this grant for our school.
NOVEMBER SPIRIT NIGHT is on Wednesday, November 29th at PDQ from 4-10pm. Mention FPDES when ordering in-person and use code "SFE" if ordering online.
BOOK FAIR is coming from December 1st-7th!!! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS on November 30th to help set up; December 1st-7th to help students shop and perform the check-out/buying process and on December 8th to help clean up. This is a FUN volunteer opportunity - please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054FAFAA2BA6FA7-45869661-book#/
TEACHER LUNCHEON donations are needed. We would like to treat our wonderful faculty and staff to a delicious Lemon Tree Luncheon on 12/13. Donations $5 and above are requested if you are able: https://www.thelemontreewf.com/fp-donations
PRIDE4PARENTS is a local, annual Christmas toy and gift sale providing parents the opportunity to purchase quality Christmas gifts for their children at a low cost. Check out their website here for opportunities to Donate, Volunteer or Shop: https://www.crossroads.org/prideforparents
PTA Board Meetings
Our PTA Meetings will be held the second Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm in the Media Center. ALL members are welcome to attend. Children are also welcome and encouraged to bring quiet activities.
Talking Points App
Many of our staff will communicate with families using the Talking Points App. Here is a link on how to access this app. If prompted for a 10 digit id for your child, please use their 10 digit student id number. Please reach out to your teacher for further support.
To receive free or reduced-price meals for the 2023-24 school year, families must submit a meal benefits application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper copies are available at our school’s office. For families who completed the 2022-23 meal benefits application, the benefit continues for their student's first 30 school days of the 2023-24 school year. At elementary schools, full-paid breakfast will be $1.50 and lunch will be $3.25.
Please note that WCPSS Transportation is currently experiencing a shortage of bus drivers, which will likely affect coverage of routes. There may be days your child does not have bus transportation. Bus updates will also be posted online each morning and afternoon in the event of bus delays or cancellations. We will also tweet bus updates (@FPDES) and send a School Messenger. Parents are also strongly encouraged to download and use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to track their child’s bus. You can find information about the app here: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
If you have not registered for the bus, you can do so at the following link: https://www.wcpss.net/busrider