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  • Conferences & Spring Break
    Spring conferences will be held for CME students on the following dates:
    Tuesday, March 6th-3:00-7:00 p.m.- School is in session
    Thursday, March 8th- 3:00-7:00 p.m.- School is in session
    Friday, March 9th- 8:00 a.m.-Noon- NO SCHOOL Grades K-6
    There will be no school for students from March 9th-March 19th.  School will resume on Tuesday, March 20th.
     
    Enroll Now for Kindergarten 2018-2019!
    Kindergarten Round-Up for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 1:30 and 5:00 p.m.  This meeting is for parents only and you can choose to attend either session.  During these sessions there will be presentations by the principal, kindergarten staff and others to answer any questions you may have concerning kindergarten at that time. 
    For more information about the program please call the Central Montessori Elementary Office at 651-982-3186.  We look forward to meeting you on February 6th!
     
    Community Conversations start Jan. 30
    Forest Lake Area Schools is facing many financial challenges. The district has been forced to cut millions of dollars each year, and more cuts are forthcoming. The district is asking for public input on ways to address these challenges, and for guidance as to, ultimately, what kind of school district this community wants to have. The district is sponsoring six Community Conversations as a way to discuss the situation, how it came to be, and possible ways of addressing it. The Community Conversations will be held throughout the school district. More information is available on the district's Special Events page. The schedule is as follows:

    • Linwood Senior Center - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
    • Columbus City Hall - Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
    • Lino Lakes City Hall - Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
    • Split Rocks in Wyoming - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
    • Scandia Community Center - Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
    • Forest Lake American Legion - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.

     
    School calendar change coming 2017
    A calendar shift has been approved by the school board for the 2017-2018 school year. In 2017, the first day of school will be August 21st and the last day of school in the spring of 2018 will be May 23rd, two weeks earlier than usual. This one-year calendar adjustment will allow extra time in the summer to complete construction projects at many of the district's buildings without disrupting student learning.
     
    The school year calendar returns to normal in 2018-2019, with the first day of school scheduled after labor day and the last day scheduled for early June.
     
    The approved district calendar for 2017-2018 can be found here and 2018-2019 calendar can be found  here on the district website.
     
    We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade learning spaces around the district.
     
     
    Strengthening a Positive Climate for Learning

    New District-Wide Bullying Prevention Form Available

    In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If you believe that your child, or a student you know is being bullied, please fill out this Bullying Reporting Form. The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. For more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools, visit the bullying resource page here.
     
     
    CENTRAL MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY NAMED
    MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE 
    Central Montessori Elementary in Forest Lake became the first Montessori school to be named a Minnesota School of Excellence, according to an announcement Friday from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA). Click here to read the news release. 
     

    Backpack  DIGITAL BACKPACK 

    The school district's Digital Backpack has information from area groups who sponsor opportunities for youth:

     
     For information, please click here for the Digital Backpack.

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About Us

  • ABOUT MONTESSORI

    "Teachers guide. Children lead."

    At Central Montessori Elementary of Forest Lake Area Schools we believe each child is our community's best chance for a promising future. Our highly experienced team of teachers share the passion of shaping that future by instilling our students with respect for self, others and the environment. We support our students in developing a passion for lifelong learning. At Central Montessori, it is our privilege to welcome your family to ours.

Our Vision

  • OUR VISION
     
    To create a learning environment where all students will meet their full potential socially and academically through positive relationships producing high levels of student engagement and achievement. 
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