Forest Lake Area Schools - Independent School District 831

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Central Montessori Elementary Named Minnesota School of Excellence

Central Montessori Elementary in Forest Lake became the first Montessori school to be names a Minnesota School of Excellence, according to an announcement Friday from the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Association (MESPA).  Click the link below to read the news release.



CME names MESPA School of Excellence

A Message from Principal Kelly Tschudy-Lafean:

Dear Parents:
Thank you for a wonderful year of supporting your students.
Please note a link to the  digital backbpack information is located below,
and has been recently updated with new information.
I wish you a safe and relaxing summer!!!
Kelly Lafean
Starting this year, all non-district flyers except those from each elementary school's PTA, PTO or PTSA will be posted to the school district web site. The following opportunities are already posted: Boy ScoutsGirl Scouts and FL Dance Team Lil' Kickers Clinic. You may access these opportunities at this link on the district web site: 
Other non-district flyers will be posted on the following dates: Sept. 10, Nov. 5, Jan. 14, Mar. 18 and May 20. School district information will continue to come home in the school Friday Folders and our school's PTA, PTO or PTSA information will be posted on our school's web site as often as needed. If you have any questions about non-district flyers, please contact Patty at 982-8120.  Please check frequently for updates, and watch our newsletters for additional information!


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2015 Facilities Bond Information

On Nov. 3, 2015, the voters of Forest Lake Area Schools will once again have a chance to vote on a bond referendum that would make repairs and upgrades to all of the district's buildings. On the ballot, the referendum will be divided into two questions.

Passage of Question #1 will mean that the district will receive upgrades in the areas of safety and security, energy efficiency, and the repairs or replacement of many items that have come into disrepair. These include: roofs; boilers; heating, ventillation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems

Passage of Question #2 will mean the high school will have a varsity track, after nearly 15 years without a home track. The high school's performing arts center will receive upgrades, and other arts and athletics facilities around the district will receive upgrades, repairs and improvements.

Question #1 must pass in order for Question #2 to pass.

Click here for more information on the 2015 Facilities Bond. Click here for more information about how passage of the bond would directly affect the students and staff of Central  Montessori Elementary School.

Accepting New Students!

We are still accepting students for the current and upcoming school year. Call the main office at (651) 982-3170 for info.


Contact us by FAX at (651) 982-3172



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