Linwood Elementary

Forest Lake Area Schools

Welcome to Linwood


     Linwood PTA




    No School on the following days:

    Thursday and Friday, November 25th and 26th

    Friday, December 24th-monday, January 3rd

    School resumes on Tuesday, January 4th



    Parents are you looking to make a little extra money or know someone that might be interested?

    Linwood is hiring a Noon Duty Supervisor starting 11/22.  The position is 5 days a week (student contact days only), 37 weeks a year, 3 hours a day from 10:55-1:55.

    If you are interested, please go to our website and apply.





    ThanksGIVING Food Drive 

    The PTA needs your help gathering food to create thanksgiving meals for our Linwood families that may need a little help this year. Starting immediately please send your child to school with a food drive item according to the grade they’re in.


    • Kindergarten: canned corn and olives
    • 1st grade: Stuffing mix and corn bread mix
    • 2nd grade: Instant potatoes and gravy
    • 3rd grade: Canned green beans and cream of mushroom soup
    • 4th grade: Canned cranberries/sauce and pickles
    • 5th grade: Canned pumpkin and pie crust mix
    • 6th grade: Canned sweet and marshmallows


    Last day to bring in items will be Friday, November 19th!


    If you would like to be included as a recipient for a Thanksgiving meal, please do the following:

    Contact Heather Karstens (Mrs K.) NO LATER THAN FRIDAYNovember 19th. Please know that your information will be kept confidential. The ONLY people who will know the recipients of the thanksgiving meals are Gretchen Mattson and Mrs K.  Please email Heather at: with subject “Thanksgiving meal” and include your contact information so she can set up a pick up time.


    If you have any questions please contact the PTA at


    Please note that due to the nature of a food drive there will be a limit as to how many families we can provide for. This will be decided on a first come first serve basis.


    Watch for information coming about the "Linwood Giving Tree!"


    Supporting our Linwood families:

    Linwood offers support for families with many different needs, from winter clothing to food bags and our winter "Giving Tree," (watch for more information coming soon about the "Giving Tree.")
    Please reach out to Mrs. K., Ms. Lorentz (our school counselor) or Ms. Mattson for more information or questions.


    It's time to order your yearbook!

    All yearbooks will be ordered online.
    Here is the information,
    ID Code: 13711322
    School Name: Linwood Elementary School
    Cost: $15.00


    Check out our PTA


    Community Education is offering some great classes and programs.

    Click here to see what's coming up.  


    Here Comes the Bus is now available for Forest Lake Area Schools

    • View the real-time location of your child’s bus
    • Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
    • Receive push notifications or email alerts
    • Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, every time

    Here Comes the Bus


    Transportation change forms

    Please remember we need a transportation change form if your student will be riding thebus to or from a location different than your home address. 

    Click here for the form.



    Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 

    The school District's Digital Backpack has information from area
    non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.

    Help Support Linwood Elementary PTA! 

    Don't forget to save your boxtops over the summer!

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Contact Us

  • Attendance Hotline



    Main Office



    Principal, Gretchen Mattson



    Assistant, Mrs. K.



    Health Office, Jackie Bruhjell









    Community Education