Forest Lake Elementary

Honest - Empathetic - Respectful - Own my actions

10-15-21 Principal Note

Thank you to the families that joined us Thursday evening for Parent/Teacher conferences. We look forward to visiting with the rest of the families this coming Tuesday evening and during the day on Wednesday.

With the short week next week, there will not be another issue of The Buzz Newsletter until Friday, October 29th. I hope everyone enjoys the extended weekend next week! We will see the students back to school on Tuesday, October 26th!

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, October 19th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20th - No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21st - No School, MEA Break
  • Friday, October 22nd - No School, MEA Break
  • Monday, October 25th - No School, Teacher Professional Development Day


Lifetouch School Picture Day that was supposed to be next week (10/14/21) has been rescheduled.

Lifetouch has not been able to hire enough photographers to cover all of the picture days for schools. The new picture date is Thursday, December 2nd.

PTA providing meal for teachers

Our PTA is planning to provide a meal to teachers during conferences the evening of Tues. Oct. 19. Thanks to all of the parents that signed up to donate food/drinks for the night! Please remember to drop items off in our school office.

COVID-19 cases this week

As of noon on Friday, we do not have any newly reported positive students cases at Forest Lake Elementary this. We will continue to follow guidelines as spelled out in the district’s School-Based COVID-19 Mitigation Matrix.

A note about halloween

Halloween this year falls on a Sunday and we are encouraging families who celebrate this holiday to find safe and fun ways to enjoy their time together over the weekend. Due to COVID-19, schools district-wide will not be holding any all-school celebrations for Halloween and classroom celebrations will be related to seasonal learning activities.

In need of food or winter clothing?

If your family is in need of food or needs help getting winter clothing for the children in your family, please reach out to our counselor Mrs. Armitage. We have some resources that can help support your family in these areas.

Office Phone: 651-982-3234


Shortage of bus drivers

  • Learn your bus number! If any routes are canceled, a district-wide message will be sent to you saying bus # ?? is not going to be running that particular day.
  • Make a contingency plan. Decide ahead of time what you will do if your bus route is canceled.
  • If a route is canceled, students may still attend school if you can transport them.
  • If families are not able to transport student(s), students should email their homeroom teacher for assignments for that day

Para recruiting

Forest Lake Area School Families- Are you interested in a rewarding position supporting students? The Forest Lake Area School District has multiple open special education paraprofessional positions. If you are interested in applying for these open positions, please apply online.

Grandmasters of Chess Ages 5-10

Come join the Chess Club right here at Forest Lake Elementary!

New and returning students are welcome! Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:

  • Teach It! Students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games.
  • Practice It! Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
  • Puzzle It! Students are given chess puzzles, constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya and work with coach guidance to solve them.
  • Play It! Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess.

Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session. Fee includes membership ($49 annual value).

Click here to register!

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FLE Educational Equity Pledge

To help set the tone of our school culture we have added this equity pledge to our morning announcements. These are the commitments we make to our students everyday.

  • We value your strengths and contributions

  • You are respected for who you are

  • Your voice will be heard and appreciated

  • You are cared about

  • We will work to represent you in our curriculum

  • We want you to feel comfortable and welcomed at school

  • We will support you to be academically confident and challenged

  • You will be empowered to achieve your goals, dreams and full potential

  • We all will take responsibility in creating a more just society

Here Comes the Bus

Here Comes the Bus 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

How to get started:

  1. Download the Here Comes the Bus app (available in the App Store and Google Play) or visit
  2. Click “Sign Up” (top right corner on the website)
  3. Enter school code 38313 and click “Next” followed by “Confirm”
  4. Complete the “User Profile” box
  5. Under “My Students,” click “Add.” Enter your child’s last name and student ID number - Student ID numbers can be found on ParentVUE
  6. Once you have confirmed your information, you’re ready to begin using Here Comes the Bus!


  • For their safety, we continue to request that students be at the bus stop five minutes before the bus arrives.
  • Notifications for your bus are based on a radius and distance away from your bus stop. You can customize that radius within the app to provide the best timing for notification.
  • Students who live in dual households can be added separately. One household will be entered with the regular student ID number and the other will be entered with the student ID plus * (for example, 12345*)

Shop Amazon and Support Our Schools!

Help raise funds for our schools effortlessly! Use the link below when shopping Amazon and our AmazonSmiles program will donate to our school with each purchase. Please note that the Amazon App does not qualify for this give back program.

About Us

Thank you for your commitment in helping our students succeed. If you have any questions or need to connect, please use the resources below to connect with us!

Office Hours (School Days): 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Office Phone Number: 651-982-3200

Health Office: 651-982-3203

Attendance Line: 651-982-3203

Student School Hours:

  • Student drop off starts at 9:00 a.m.
  • School starts at 9:15 a.m.
  • School dismisses at 3:40 p.m.