Forest View Elementary

Forest View Elementary

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  • Excellent Educator: Lisa Mansell At Forest View Elementary


    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)  There is a saying in education, “It takes a big heart to shape little minds.”
    Lisa Mansell has been shaping little minds for over 30 years. As a kindergarten teacher at Forest View Elementary in Forest Lake, Mrs. Mansell introduces the kids to their first school experience.
    She does it with a lot of genuine care, which makes Mrs. Mansell this week’s Excellent Educator.
    “They come to school with a smile on their face,” Mansell said about her students. “On days I’m grumpy or tired they still love me and love what we’re going to do in school.”
    Her students enter the school year with a lot to learn.
    “We’re learning how to read, learning our letters, to learn how to put sounds together, learning how to write,” she said.
    And by the end of the year, they’ve picked up some skills, and some confidence.
    “I didn’t know how to paint and now I paint real good,” said one student. “My teacher taught me.”
    But the whole time she’s teaching, her secret is building relationships.
    “I think I get into their hearts and find things out about them and they know things about me and we come to school and have a great time together and they go home to their families and tell them something they’ve learned,” she said.
    And the parents have taken notice, after all it was one who nominated Mrs. Manzell for this award.
    “It’s humbling, I’ve have 650 kids I’ve taught, I’ve met wonderful parents, families, colleagues,” she said. “To know they look back and find something in me that made a difference in their lives, it’s humbling.”


    Open House

    Mark your calendar for Wednesday, August 16th between 5-6 to stop by and meet our staff and see classmates.  We are planning to meet outside between Forest Lake Elementary and Forest View Elementary.  Keep an eye out for a class assignment letter and more information regarding the Open House which will be sent out the first week of August.  All bussing information is sent out from the Transportation Department.

    Transportation for 2017-18

    Bus cards will be sent out to all students the week of August 14th.  If  your children will be getting picked up or dropped off at a different address other than your home, a Change of Transportation Form will need to be completed and turned into the FVE school office for approval by Mr. Urness. If you need one sent please contact Peggy at 651-982-8200. These forms need to be received by August 10th for your child to be assigned a bus for the start of school.  If you have moved over the summer, please contact the office to update this information. 

    Kindergarten 2017-2018! Welcome class of 2030!

    Do you have a child who will be joining us in Fall 2017 for Kindergarten?
    You may download and complete the enrollment forms and submit them to your child's school in a number of ways:
    1.)  Fax them to 651-982-8260
    2.)  Scan them to
    3.)  Enroll in person at the District Office Welcome Center, or at the Forest View Elementary office. 
    In order to assure we have adequate staffing in place for Fall, please register by February 28th!
    If you prefer to email your completed forms, they may be sent to
    Spanish Immersion in Kindergarten
    Did you know that we also offer a Spanish Immersion option beginning in kindergarten? Go to the Spanish Immersion page to learn more.

    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.
    Update Contact Information
    If you have changed your home, cell or work telephone numbers or email address, please call the school office at 651-982-8200 as soon as possible. It is very important that this information is current in our system. If your student lives in two households, each household should have their contact information separate.


    Forest View Elementary has gone electronic with our weekly newsletter, called the BUZZ.  If you aren't receiving this via e-mail, please contact to get on-line with the latest upcoming events and news!


    School Hours

    School hours are from 9:15 AM until 3:30 PM.   

Extra Curricular

  • Community Education

    Forest Lake School District's Community Education department has a wide variety of offerings from early childhood through adult programs. These include swim lessons, sports, driver education, art classes, GED and many more. Click below to access the Community Education offerings:

     Community Education

     Digital Backpack


    The school district's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth. This is updated regularly, so please check often for fun community events for your family:



    These youth items were added to the FLAS Digital Backpack on May 18 and outline opportunities for kids that are sponsored by non-profit groups within the school district:

    • FLDT Booster Club Lil' Dancer's Clinic (Lake Fest)
    • FLAAA Tackle Football Gr. 4th - 6th next fall
    • FLAAA Football - Gr. 7th and 8th next fall
    • FREE! Arts in the Park Activities
    • Masquers Theatre - Willy Wonka
    • Scandia Summer Recreation Program
    • Wyoming Library Summer Programs



    Forest View Elementary believes in an educational experience that will guide a child through life. This process is a shared responsibility among students, parents, and educators. We will:
    • Provide a challenging and enriching curriculum for all students that promotes appreciation, understanding, and respect of individual uniqueness, and diversity within our school, community, country, and world.
    • Offer a stimulating and positive learning environment directed toward excellence. 
    • Promote integrity, responsibility, and self esteem. 
    • Provide positive leadership in dealing with educational concerns and innovations.
  • Link to Bond Updates
    Calendar of Events
    Forest View events in GREEN.
    District-wide events in MAROON