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    February is "I Love to Read" month.  

    Our 6th grade Ambassadors have planned some great activities for our students this month!


    Students are invited to participate in a daily school wide DEAR time in their classroom at 3:00 each day in February.

    Wearable Words Day: Thursday, February 11th

    Students can wear their favorite shirt or sweatshirt that contains words.

    Messages shared on clothing should be school appropriate.

    Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character: Friday, February 19th

    Students can dress like their favorite character from their favorite book!

    Guest Readers: During the week of February 22nd-26th, 6th Grade Lion Ambassadors will visit classrooms virtually and read a book.


    "Our Read-A-Thon is February 1st - 28, so please register NOW to help our school raise as much as we can for additional document cameras and general funds:

    Go to

    Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

    Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

    Follow the instructions on-screen to register students

    When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. This event is strictly online fundraising and a perfect way to get your littles to read.


    1) If you register your child AND send out 10 emails by Sunday, February 14 you will be entered into a drawing for a prize (must do both)

    2) Top Classroom (with the most minutes read) will get an extra 30 minute recess and Gretchen will watch the kids so the teacher gets free time. The Teacher also gets a $20 gift card to Target!

    3) Top Student from each grade (most minutes read) gets a $10 gift card to Barnes & Noble!

    4) If the $5,000 goal is reached by February 28th, the top student for the school gets to throw a pie in the Principal’s face!"



    21-22 Kindergarten is filling up fast.   


    Registration is now open.

    Due to the COVID pandemic, we are going to postpone our kindergarten roundup event, typically held in late January, to a date later on in the spring when the virus is less prevalent in the community. In the meantime, we are excited to welcome you to join one of our virtual Kindergarten informational meetings, with the opportunity for Q & A with our staff.


    Virtual dates to attend any one of the following sessions:

    • Thursday, January 28th from 5:00-6:00 pm (LINK:

    • Tuesday, February 9th from 1:00-2:00 pm (LINK:

    • Monday, February 22nd from 6:00-7:00 pm (LINK:

    • Wednesday, March 3rd from 9:00-10:00 am (LINK:


    During your virtual visit you will:

    • View a brief slideshow presentation

    • Meet your kindergarten teachers

    • Meet your school principal

    • Meet other school personnel


    Please do not hesitate to ask questions and become involved in your child’s education. Feel free to call our office at 651-982-1907 if you have any questions about kindergarten. You can also arrange a personal tour by emailing Heather Karstens at  You can also register at our  Welcome Center .

    **All kindergarten students need to have a pre-school screening.  If you are in need of scheduling this, please click here schedule a Pre-K screening 

    **All kindergarten registrations must include a copy of the student's birth certificate.


    It is time to think about Yearbooks!


    Yearbooks are for sale online only! Unfortunately we will NOT be ordering any extra, so if you don't order online by March 14th, you will not get a yearbook this year.


    Go to

    Our school code is: 13711321

    They are $15.00

     If you have any yearbooks questions, please contact Tessa Abrahamson at



     Friday, March 5th-12th - NO SCHOOL, Spring Break


     School Supply List


     2020-2021 Preschool Classes


    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.


    Qualifying for free or reduced breakfast

    or lunch is easier than you think. 

    Click here for details:



    Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 

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

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