SRES Thursday Newsletter




Thank you for another great week with your children. We are all looking forward to the Spring so don’t forget to set those clocks forward this weekend. I want to give a special thanks to the many volunteers that help out each day within our school. As many of you know, we have varying needs and it takes all of us to help our children be successful. A special Thank You to our Book Fair Volunteers that helped us set up and maintain the fair all week long. I know we will have a great time with our International Night tonight, so thanks in advance for your attendance. Finally, please take some time to speak with your child about appropriate behavior at school. As the Spring time progresses along, schools often see a spike in inappropriate behavior. We need your help in maintaining a great school environment.

Yours in Service,

P. Barnes


Spring Fling: We need volunteers to help plan and organize the Spring Fling on May 11. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Saleena Devore at If we don't get enough volunteers by April 6, we will need to cancel this event.

Roo Run: Our Roo Run is scheduled to go on as scheduled THIS Saturday, April 7. However, please keep an eye on your email for any weather update that forces us to cancel the race. If a cancellation occurs, we will reschedule the race. Packet pick-up will be held at the school on Friday, April 6 from 5-7pm and Saturday, April 7 beginning at 7am. Race begins at 8:30am.

PTA Meeting: Save the date for our PTA meeting on April 17. We'll be voting on our bylaws and discussing board elections (which will be held on May 15). Please plan to attend.

Board Members: All board member positions are up for election this year. If you are interested in helping the PTA continue its work at SRES next year, please consider nominating yourself or someone else for a position. Questions? Contact Jennifer Newcomer at

Thank you!


Mrs. Henson's Community Corner & Parent Resource Center

Important Dates:

"Recycle Right" Contest deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

Wear Green Day: Friday, April 20, 2018

Parent Meeting: Kindergarten 101: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Volunteer Appreciation Tea: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

"Recycle Right" Activity Book Contest, deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

Students at Spring Ridge are taking recycling seriously. For the past two weeks we have been reviewing what items can be recycled at school and what items need to go in the trash.

To support student recycling efforts in the classroom and cafeteria, we are encouraging our students to enter the "Recycle Right" Activity Book Contest sponsored by the Department of Solid Waste Management of Frederick County. Students may enter an essay, activity page or black and white drawing showing/telling how to "Recycle Right".

Please have your student review the tips for better recycling before creating his/her entry.

Details can be found at: or by contacting Ms. Henson, SRES Community Liaison.

Two entries in each category will receive $100 awards from the Department of Solid Waste Management as well as school recognition!

Celebrate Earth Day: Wear Green Day: Friday, April 20, 2018

SRES staff and students will be encouraged to wear green to show their support for recycling in our school and to celebrate Earth Day which falls on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Kindergarten 101: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

There will be a parent meeting with the Spring Ridge Elementary School Community Liaison, Keri-Ann Henson, for families whose child will be entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018. Come learn and ask questions about Spring Ridge Elementary School, a typical day in Kindergarten, Maryland State's 'Ready at 5', along with tips and strategies to make the transition to full-day Kindergarten a success. All families will go home with a sticker and calendar kit for their child. Please note, Kindergarten teachers will not be present for this meeting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Session A 2:30-3:30

Session B 5:30-6:30

Please RSVP to SRES Community Liaison, Keri-Ann Henson, 240-236-1515/

Volunteer Appreciation Tea, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Media Center @ 2:30 pm

SRES Volunteers, Come celebrate how your efforts, time and dedication help move SRES full STEAM ahead. Enjoy light refreshments, a few words of thanks & entertainment.

Please contact Keri-Ann Henson by Tuesday, May 9th if you plan on attending: 240-236-1515

Happy Spring!

Keri-Ann Henson 240-236-1515/

Change of clothes reminder: All Students should have a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in their backpack or cubicle. If a student has an accident (bathroom, juice spill, puddle, etc.), it is important that he/she have a change of clothes available to ensure minimal interruption to the student's learning and to avoid a call home.

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

240-236-1601 fax