Thursday Announcements 9.15.16


Principal's Message

We hope that you enjoy this new format for the Thursday Announcements as we look to increase our use of technology! Thank you for coming out for Goodies for Grandparents last Friday. We were thrilled to see so many families attend. This past week we celebrated Arts in Education, which was a huge success. See below for some pictures from the week.

As we've been walking through classrooms, it is evident that students are highly engaged in authentic, learning experiences. They are able to identify their learning through success criteria, which is exciting to see. We look forward to a year of learning and growth for all!

Yours in Education,
Patty Hosfelt, Principal
Hannah Feldman, Asst. Principal

Check this out!

Arts in Education week has been a huge success this past week. Each day teachers utilized a different art form to guide instruction.

  • Mon. - Drama
  • Tues. - Visual Arts
  • Wed. - Music
  • Thurs. - Dance
  • Fri. - Design
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The SRES PTA is proud to announce that Spring Ridge Elementary has been recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence. This recognition program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. Within a National PTA School of Excellence, families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success and PTA is a key partner for continuous school improvement. SRES is among 173 schools and PTAs from across the country honored as 2016-2018 National PTA Schools of Excellence for their leadership and accomplishments nationwide in building strong, effective family-school partnerships.

Please join us to celebrate this achievement on Tuesday, September 20 at 6:45 pm in the cafeteria following volunteer orientation. The September PTA meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Thank you to the PTA!

We would like to extend a tremendous thank you to the PTA for providing both the agendas and Thursday folders for each of our students.

Chorus News

Today is the first practice for after-school chorus. Next week, there is no practice because of the 2 hr early dismissal on Thursday. Parents expect a yellow chorus calendar to keep at home.

  • Auditions for the winter musical will be held during arrival time on 9/28, 9/29, and 9/30.

Volunteer Orientation

All SRES families are invited to volunteer in our school. Please consider coming to one of the following volunteer orientations on Tuesday, September 20th to learn about the many volunteer opportunities that are available and to receive volunteer training:

Volunteer Orientation
Spring Ridge Elementary School
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:30-10:15 am

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:00-6:45 pm

with PTA celebration to follow at 6:45 pm

SRES Cafeteria

RSVP: Keri-Ann Henson, Community Liaison

Field Day is next Thursday, September 22

All grades will participate in our first annual Fall Field Day. As we build our STEAM program, it is our expectation to also build team work as defined by our school motto...One band one sound! This is why we have decided for a fall team building field day as opposed to a spring field day.

In preparation for this day, please make sure your child is dressed comfortably and in light clothing to provide protection form the sun. We encourage all to wear SRES shirts. Sunscreen is strongly recommended. Water bottles are allowed. (No glass bottles please.) Water jugs will be available to facilitate refills.

2 hour Early Dismissal Schedule for PreKindergarten

Next Thursday, PreK will operate on a modified schedule due to the scheduled 2 hour early dismissal.

Morning PreK - 9:15 - 11:45 am

Afternoon PreK - 12:15 - 1:45 pm

PDS School

We are happy to announce that Spring Ridge continues to participate as a Professional Development School (PDS). A PDS is a collaboratively planned and implemented partnership for the academic and clinical preparation of interns and the continuous professional development of both school system and institution of higher education faculty. The focus of the PDS partnership is to improve student performance through research-based teaching and learning. SRES is partnering with Hood College. We are mentoring 3 of their teacher candidates.

More News & Information

  • The annual PTA fall fundraiser kicks off next week. Please look in your child's Thursday folder for more information about how to support this program and events.

  • The Watchdog Orientation scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 has been postponed. It will be re-scheduled to a date in mid-October.

Important dates to remember:

  • Monday, Sept 19 - 4th grade to field trip to the Frederick Fair
  • Tuesday, Sept 20 - Volunteer Orientation 9:30-10:15 & 6-6:30 pm in the cafeteria
  • Tuesday, Sept 20 - PTA National School of Excellence Celebration 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday, Sept 20 - PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Sept 22 - Field Day / 2 hour early dismissal
  • Friday, Sept 23 - Schools closed - Fair Day
  • Thursday, Sept 29 - Chorus 3:45-4:45 pm

Spring Ridge Elementary School
9501 Ridgefield Drive, Frederick, MD 21701
240-236-1600 phone

240-236-1601 fax

SRES ignites Success Through a creative Environment with an Achievement Mindset!