Forest Lake Elementary

Honest - Empathetic - Respectful - Own my actions


Important Upcoming Dates

  • March 6th-10th: No School - Spring Break
  • March 13th: No School - Professional Development Day
  • March 14th: Welcome Back to School!


Thank you to all who are participating in our PTA sponsored Read-a-thon! We set a goal this year of $20,000 and we surpassed that, reaching over $21,100! Thanks to all who have supported our PTA. These funds will go to help support grade level field trips and to repair/replace playground equipment!

We took some time on Thursday to celebrate everyone's hard work. We announced prizes for the class that raised the most money and that read the most minutes. Congratulations to Ms. Chalberg's class for winning both of those prizes. We also recognized one student from each grade level for reading the most minutes for their grade. These students earned a $20 gift card to Splitrocks for their hard work. Thanks to Splitrocks for supporting our schools!

As a schoolwide celebration, students got to make Principal Newby into an ice cream sundae! Here are some pictures of the fun we had.

Arts & Academics

It's time to get creative! FLE is searching for more students to participate in our Arts and Academics Expo on April 20. Please encourage your child to sign up for 1-3 events. Our PTA sponsors raffle prizes that students could win, plus it is a fun way to show off student talents and abilities. We also want to encourage students to submit a button design for the A&A event. All A&A participants will receive an A&A button. Click here to see the A&A sign up form. Use this link to view the button design form that students received in school today. Spring Break offers a great opportunity to plan a project or create a button design. Please check out the A&A planning website for more information or email for more information. Thank you for your consideration!
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Cameras Now Operating on Buses

Video cameras have been recently installed on all of our school buses. These cameras will help keep our students safer on buses, and will cover both the interior and exterior of the bus. The camera footage will be used to help document and prevent any unsafe behavior on the bus, and to identify and prosecute dangerous drivers around school buses and bus stops.

It’s important to note that these cameras will not be monitored live in real time, but their footage will be used by school administration whenever situations need further investigation. Footage is not available for public viewing.

These cameras were funded in large part by a grant from the State of Minnesota to help improve school bus safety for our students. We are excited to have this additional tool to help provide a safe ride to school for all of our students.

Order a yearbook today!

You can order a Forest Lake/Forest View Elementary School Yearbook for only $16! Ordering information is below.

Order Link:

Yearbook ID Code: 14943523

Order Deadline: 04/03/2023

Box Tops 4 Education

Forest Lake Elementary is a Box Tops school! That means that families in our community earn cash to give back to our school when they purchase Box Tops products. This year, our goal is to earn $300 to help fund Family Fun Night. Download the Box Tops app on your phone, sign up to support Forest Lake Elementary and start earning for our school today. Use referral code W9FM6QEE to earn bonus Box Tops.
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PTA Meeting Dates

The PTA dates for the rest of the school year are:

March 20

April 17

May 8

Meeting are at 6pm, in the Forest View library, enter through door 4! Come be a part of our team and help support our school! If you can join us in person but would like to attend virtually, you can join by using this link.

School Meals

2022-2023 Parent & Student Handbook

Attached here is our handbook for the school year. Included will be a lot of important information including; school calendar, letter days, contact information, school policies and much more. If you would like to receive a hard copy, please notify our office and we can send one home with your student!

Link to 2022-2023 Handbook

Community Closet

The Forest Lake Area School's STEP Program has a clothing support option for families that are in need. Most of the clothing has been donated by school staff and is provided at no cost to families. If your family is currently in need of clothing, please reach out to one of the following people to schedule an appointment:

Nicole Flaherty: 651-982-8655

Molly Nemec: 651-982-8667

Location: 200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN Door #7

Digital Backpack

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

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

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.