The Forest Ridge Elementary School (FRES) PTA is pleased to announce that our president, Jennifer Renkevens, was named the winner of the 2017 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA). Jennifer was recognized at the Howard County Board of Education meeting Thursday, June 22, along with two other finalists.
PIMA recognizes parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Jennifer serves the FRES community not only as our PTA president but daily as a school and classroom volunteer. Her advocacy, flexibility and willingness to learn a variety of roles have made a significant impact on students and helped to make the PTA a thriving support arm for FRES. Teresa Walquist, the FRES second grade team leader, nominated Jennifer for the PIMA award.
“Mrs. Renkevens stepped into the role of PTA president this school year during a time of change for the entire PTA executive board,” said Genée Varlack, principal at FRES. “She brought with her a can-do spirit, a growth mindset and a focus on students and families.”
The FRES PTA applauds Jennifer and sends heartfelt appreciation of her service and dedication to FRES. The FRES school community is fortunate to have Jennifer on the team.