Principal's Newsletter

December 2022

December News

We have nearly made it through the semester. Time has flown by for me, and I'm guessing it has done the same for you and your child. As we move into the Holiday season, I like to take time to reflect and think about all I am thankful for; now, more than ever, I am thankful for our students, our staff, our parents, our board members, and our community! Though there is always room for improvement, I believe wholeheartedly that we are part of a truly special community.


As students wrap up their first semester of learning, we continue to remind them to be responsible by working hard and giving their best effort. Please continue to practice math facts and read daily with your child. At this busy time of the year, and during the upcoming winter break, delight in the achievements of your child, snuggle up and read a good book together and share meals with your family. Forsyth Elementary is successful due to the concerted efforts of all involved.

"A December to Remember" Music Program

  • Please join us December 15th for the third and fourth grade " A December to Remember" music program and art exhibit in the Performing Arts Center.
  • Mrs. Burnett does a fabulous job preparing the students for the program.
  • This year Mrs. Graham will have on display students' art work in the Performing Arts Center.
  • Third Grade Performance @ 6:30
  • Fourth Grade Performance @ 7:30

I hope you can join us!

Cold Weather Reminders

As a general guideline, students will have outdoor recess if the temperature is above 32 degrees. Please send your child's coat to school each day. If your child's coat or any other belonging is missing, please check out our LOST AND FOUND. Our LOST AND FOUND has accumulated several hoodies, coats, gloves, hats and lunchboxes. We will be taking all of those items to the thrift store before Christmas break. LOST AND FOUND will be located in the PAC for your convenience if you would like to check for any missing items.

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Childhood is short, make the MOST of it!

  • They grow up too fast, so don't wait to start saving for their education.
  • Open a MOST 529 account now.
  • 529 is an investment account designed to help families save for education.
  • Click on the link below for information on setting up a 529 MOST plan.
https://www.missourimost.org/home/529-features/overview.html
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Kindness & Compassion

Performing simple acts of kindness and compassion encourages your child to think of others and makes him/her feel good about herself/himself. Try these ideas to inspire your child to be a kind and compassionate person this holiday season.


  • Have your child focus on another child's strength and give his/her classmate a compliment.
  • Welcome a new student and have him/her think of ways to make things better for a new student.
  • Pay it forward - as a family do 2 kinds things and let them know that small things count like opening the door for someone or sharing a toy.
  • You can start by donating to our "Giving Tree"
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Forsyth Elementary Giving Tree

Now through December 16, Forsyth Elementary will be collecting boxed cereal for CAM. We are asking for cereal boxes since they will be used for a visual and domino activity for the students. This will be a fun event to bring awareness to the importance of helping our community and giving back to others in need.

Please have your child drop off the cereal boxes in the PAC under the decorated "Giving Tree".

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Counseling News

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Classroom Spotlight

Important Dates

  • December 12 - School in Session
  • December 15 - Third & Fourth Grade Christmas Program
  • December 16 - Christmas Parties
  • December 19 - December 30 - Christmas Break
  • January 3 - Classes Resume