Forest Lake Elementary Buzz 6-4-21

Honest - Empathy - Respectful - Own your actions

Important Upcoming Dates

  • June 10th - Students Last Day of School

Chromebook Return

Please help us out by returning all chromebook devices before the last day of school. If you have any other technology checked out from our school, please be sure to get that returned as well. Thanks for your cooperation so that we can be prepared for next school year!

6th Grade Instrument Return

If your student has a school issued instrument, please have them return it to school as soon as possible. We have scheduled for them to be picked up for summer cleaning and repair and need them returned. Thanks for your help!
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Stand Up to Hate Speech

Our student equity leaders have started a stand up to hate campaign. We will also be having a STOP Hate countdown to summer for the last eight days of school. The following will be our themes for the last four days starting of school!


Monday - Helping Hand day - find opportunities to help others throughout the day

Tuesday - Art Day - spend extra time on art

Wednesday - Twin Day - dress like a friend day

Thursday - Enjoy your summer day

FLE Arts and Academics Expo 2021

Thanks to all the students who participated in our Virtual Arts & Academics. If you haven't had a chance to check out all of this years' projects, it's not too late. Check out the Arts & Academics website: Arts & Academics 2021

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

Everyone Belongs


You are invited on behalf of the planning team for Everyone Belongs. We are a group of community members, business owners and educators who are dedicated to making our community welcoming and inclusive.


This event is sponsored and hosted by Everyone Belongs, a joint project with the Forest Lake Area School District, the YMCA Equity Innovation Center, and surrounding communities. Our goal is to bring our community together and share demographics to deepen the knowledge of who we are.


Please see the flier attached for, Our Community Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. We encourage you to share our virtual event link with those who would like to participate.


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Vaccine Information

As you may have heard, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for children who are 12 years old or older. If families are interested in getting their child vaccinated, there are a few resources available:


Your child’s health care provider

Many health care providers are able to offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Contact your clinic or provider to inquire about how to make an appointment for vaccination.
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Rangers Supporting Rangers School Supply Program

Program Information for the 2021-22 School Year:

The Rangers Supporting Rangers School Supply Program assists families in the district who have a financial need by providing backpacks and school supplies to their students. Rangers Supporting Rangers is currently accepting registrations from families with students attending Forest Lake Area Schools for the 2021-22 school year. Online registration closes July 31, 2021.


Backpacks and school supplies will be available before school starts in August at the school your student attends. Watch for an email from your school with more information later this summer.


To register for this program:

Please click on this LINK and register for the school your student will be attending during the 2021-22 school year.


To help support this program:

Rangers Supporting Rangers is a 501(c)(3) organization. Financial donations are tax deductible and 100% of donations are used to support this project. Rangers Supporting Rangers is a volunteer organization. This program is entirely funded by grants and private donations.


To make a financial contribution:

Please make checks to “Rangers Supporting Rangers” and send to:

Rangers Supporting Rangers

8661 North Shore Trail N

Forest Lake, MN 55025

If you have questions about making a contribution, please contact Stephanie Groff at 651-307-0969, sgroff22@gmail.com


To donate school supplies or for additional information:

Please contact Tracy Angelo at tangelo@flaschools.org or 651-982-8110.

Community Education Special opportunity for Forest Lake residents

Community Education in partnership with the City of Forest Lake is offering a variety of classes for adults and children in the city parks this summer. Due to financial support from the City of Forest Lake, these opportunities are only open to residents of the City of Forest Lake.


Click the link below for details about upcoming art classes and sport clinics for children as well as yoga and Zumba for adults!


https://forestlake.ce.eleyo.com/search?q=coffl&redirected_yet=true


Space is limited so please register early!

Spirit Wear

Check out our online store for some new gear just in time for the holidays! A portion of the proceeds go back to our schools!


Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent?

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Has COVID-19 made it hard to pay your rent?

If you have experienced hardship due to the pandemic and need assistance to pay your rent or utility bills, you may be eligible for COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance.

RentHelpMN, www.RentHelpMN.org, is now accepting applications from renters who owe back rent. Eligible Minnesota renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. If you qualify, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance.


Funds are being released in two phases:

  • Phase one (open now) will assist renters that owe back rent (from March 13, 2020-present);

  • Phase two will include all applicants, assisting with back rent and future rent.


Please visit RentHelpMN.org to download the renter checklist or the landlord checklist for all of the information you need to see if you are eligible and find out what documents you’ll need in order to apply. Click here for Frequently asked questions.


Who can I call with additional questions? Trained operators are available to answer your questions about your eligibility, bills, documents or to make a reasonable accommodation. Call 211 today.


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Summer School Planning

We are already planning for Summer School. Below is some general information, with more information to come as we get closer to Spring.


Summer School Dates

  • Monday, June 21st through Friday, July 30th
  • No school on Friday, July 2nd.


Daily Schedule: 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


Locations for Summer School this year will be:

  • Wyoming Elementary for K-5
  • Forest Lake Area Community School for grades 6-12.


Meals

Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.


Registration Process

At April conferences, the qualifying recommendation letter

including the URL and directions on how to register will come home

to you!

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 herecomesthebus.com
  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!


Tips:

  • 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*)

Digital Backpack

Throughout the year, please check the link to the Digital Backpack that has links to programs/activities/athletic opportunities in our community.

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.

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-5103263

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!