Ways You Can Support

Fundraising plays an important role in supporting the various PTA-sponsored activities and events, as well as art, field trips, teacher supplies and many other valuable programs at Forest Ridge Elementary. We have planned some great fundraisers for this school year. And, as always, we encourage your participation in our Grocery Shopping Rewards Programs and attendance at our Skate and Restaurant Nights. Your support will help ensure another successful year for all Forest Ridge Students.

Have questions or suggestions for new fundraising opportunities? Contact the Fundraising committee.

Planned Fundraisers
FRES PTA has some great fundraisers to start off the school year.

Cookie Dough Sale
Beginning Sept. 14, we’ll offer a cookie dough sale, which will include other shelf-stable baked goods such as cheesecakes, soups, biscuit mixes and much more. Our PTA will earn 40 percent profit on each item, and there are great prizes for the children to earn, among them Ravens tickets and a chance to spin the candy/cash wheel.

FRES 25th Anniversary Cookbook
Also, to honor our rich diversity of cultures, and celebrate 25 years of FRES pride, we will be putting together a FRES Cookbook. We will begin collecting recipes very soon. Be on the lookout for flyers with information soon.

Spring Online Auction
In the spring, we typically run an online auction where you can bid on listings such as gift cards for dinner, after school activities, lunch bunches with administrators and teachers and other products and services from community businesses. Interested in helping out with the spring auction? Or, have a business and would like to offer your service or product as a listing? Contact Fundraising for more details.

Make a Donation
If you would rather make a donation instead of selling, please make your checks payable to FRES PTA, place in a sealed envelope and return to your child’s teacher. Or, visit our membership page to make a donation online.

Restaurant Nights
Throughout the school year the PTA will schedule restaurant nights where FRES will receive up to 50 percent of the sales for a specific night to anyone eating in or dining out. All you have to do is show up, and tell the server or cashier that you are there for Forest Ridge Elementary School. It’s as simple as that! Just check out the Events page, and subscribe to the calendar to make sure you are notified of any upcoming restaurant nights.

Skate Nights
Join us for family Skate Night at the Laurel Roller Skating Center. Similar to restaurant nights, when you come to the rink on a designated FRES Skate Night, the PTA will get a percentage of the proceeds. What you get is a chance to meet up with friends and classmates while you skate the night away. Skate Nights are held on various Friday nights throughout the school year. Check back here or on Facebook, or look for event details in the weekly FRES email newsletter — the Forerunner.

FRES Spirit Wear
Show your FRES pride with t-shirts, pants, sweatshirts, hoodies and water bottles with the FRES eagle logo. Spirit Wear is offered twice each year as a way to show school spirit and to help raise money for the FRES PTA. Spirit wear is perfect for field trips, designated school spirit days and field day.