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Week of September 23, 2018

Happening This Week:

After School Programs Begin Week of September 24th. Yoga/dance, Engineering, Super Sports, Art Masters, Strategic Gaming and Foreign Language (Spanish & possibly French if demand is high enough*) are among the after-school programs offered this Fall at FKES.  Your kids don't have to be in before or after care with KAH to register for these after school offerings.  Register online at & click on "Activity Zone".  *Register for Spanish classes through Big Learning at Online Registration and if you would like to see French classes at FKES, please email Kirsten Rhodes at 

Grades 1 & 2 Back-to-School Night - Monday, September 24th 7:00PM, Childcare will be provided by KAH for children ages 4 and up at the cost of $5 per child or a maximum of $10 per family. No advance registration is necessary.

Dine Out at MOD Pizza- Tuesday, September 25th anytime between 10:30AM-10:00PM. Take a night off from cooking and head out to MOD Pizza (909 Ellsworth Drive) from open to close to support Forest Knolls Elementary School. Bring a copy of the flyer received in backpacks or a digital copy found on the FKES PTA Facebook page and present it to the cashier. FKES will receive 20% of the sale! Online orders will not be counted towards the fundraiser. You are asked to go into the restaurant or call ahead to order to participate.

Don’t forget to order your FKES spirit wear. The order deadline is September 28th and items will be delivered to your child classroom in mid-October.

Summer Packets - All students who complete their summer packets will attend a celebration this Friday and be entered into a PTA prize raffle! 

Happening Next Week:

October PTA Meeting – Tuesday, October 2nd 7:00PM Don’t miss this exciting and informative meeting! Principal Bernstein will share info about the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program used at FKES. First grade teacher Mrs. Jennifer Balourdos will share techniques on instilling a growth mindset in kids. The PTA Board will update you on regular business and all the exciting events and activities on the docket for the year! We encourage everyone to join us! As always, food and childcare will be provided. The PTA offers free childcare during PTA meetings. Childcare is provided by KAH staff members and is for children ages 4 and up.

PTA Sponsored Assembly for students: “Michael Green, The Science Machine” October 3rd during regular school hours.

Early Release Day- October 5th Students are dismissed from school at 12:55PM

Happening Soon:

FKES Open House Monday, October 8th 9AM-11AM. Visit your child’s classroom and get a glimpse of their school day in action.

Walk to School Day Wednesday, October 10th   International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Mr. Bernstein is going to be at the corner of Chiswell Lane and Cavalier Dr. at 8:30am.  Students and parents are encouraged to meet him there.  He'll have a banner and everyone can walk with him from there to the school.

School Picture Day- Friday, October 12th Information and order forms will come home in backpacks as the date nears.

Hispanic Heritage Night - Friday, October 19th   7:00PM-8:30PM. Come back to school with your family for an evening of fun at our annual FKES Hispanic Heritage Night. If you’d like, you can participate by sharing about your family’s cultural heritage or about a country of your choice. Share ethnic food & drink. Dress in traditional clothing. Display art, crafts, souvenirs, and mementos from around the world. Flyers with information on how to sign up as presenters will be coming home soon. Please contact Jessica Rivera-Zelaya at for more information.

Dine Out at Nando’s Peri Peri (Wheaton Mall Location), Wednesday, October 25th 5pm

Halloween Parade, Wednesday, October 31st 2pm


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