Forest View Elementary

Forest View Elementary

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    Picture day is Tuesday, September 26. Order before picture day at Order forms will be coming home the week of September 18th.




    Fall conferences are scheduled for Septmeber 21 Spanish only. September 26 and September 28 in the evening, and September 29 during the day. Conference letters were sent home with students on Friday September 8. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.



    The fall book fair will be held in the Arts and Science room from September 25-29. Flyers and information will be coming home the week of September 15. Students will be able to purchase books during their media time. The book fair will also be open during conferences for parents to shop. We hope to see you there!


    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.” 




    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