Kindergarten Registration materials for the 2017-2018 school year are now available! Click here for information and to download the kindergarten packet. We hope to see you at Kindergarten Round up on February 7!
Notes From Your Nurses:
December Health topic- Lice
Lice are tiny insects that live in your hair. At any one time, about 1% of the school population will have lice.
Although lice are “icky,” they do not cause disease and are not dangerous to the child or others.
By the time lice is discovered, the child has usually had them for 3-4 weeks. They have been in school this whole time, and no one else in school has gotten lice from them.
Lice can create an emotional reaction, just thinking about them can cause your head to start itching
Routinely checking your child's head is key to finding lice early and making treatment easier. This should be done weekly or anytime you think your child may have been exposed. NASN Head Lice 101 for Parents
School calendar change coming 2017
A calendar shift has been approved by the school board for the 2017-2018 school year. In 2017, the first day of school will be August 21st and the last day of school in the spring of 2018 will be May 23rd, two weeks earlier than usual. This one-year calendar adjustment will allow extra time in the summer to complete construction projects at many of the district's buildings without disrupting student learning.
The school year calendar returns to normal in 2018-2019, with the first day of school scheduled after labor day and the last day scheduled for early June.
The approved district calendar for 2017-2018 can be found here and 2018-2019 calendar can be found here on the district website.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to upgrade learning spaces around the district.
Strengthening a Positive Climate for Learning
New District-Wide Bullying Prevention Form Available
In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If you believe that your child, or a student you know is being bullied, please fill out this Bullying Reporting Form. The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. For more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools, visit the bullying resource page here.
CENTRAL MONTESSORI ELEMENTARY NAMED MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Central Montessori Elementary in Forest Lake became the first Montessori school to be named a Minnesota School of Excellence, accordingtoanannouncementFridayfromtheMinnesota ElementarySchool Principals'Association(MESPA). Click here to read the news release.
The school district's Digital Backpack has information from area groups who sponsor opportunities for youth:
At Central Montessori Elementary of Forest Lake Area Schools we believe each child is our community's best chance for a promising future. Our highly experienced team of teachers share the passion of shaping that future by instilling our students with respect for self, others and the environment. We support our students in developing a passion for lifelong learning. At Central Montessori, it is our privilege to welcome your family to ours.
To create a learning environment where all students will meet their full potential socially and academically through positive relationships producing high levels of student engagement and achievement.
Calendar of Events
Central Montessori events in BLUE.
District-wide events inMAROON.
Central Montessori Elementary School 200 SW 4th Street | Forest Lake, MN 55025 | Phone: 651-982-3170 | Fax: 651-982-3172