It is hard to believe that October has come and gone so quickly. It is also hard to believe that our quarter has also come to an end! We have finished the first nine weeks of the school year! Look for report cards to come home over the next week. Students continue to work hard and give good effort in the classroom. That has been our motto all year long and we will continue that until June. We continue to try everything at Forest. We continue to never give up and never give in. I also keep my fingers crossed with you that our beloved Cleveland Indians do the same. We wish them well as they try everything, never give up, and never give it. Go tribe!
Veteran’s Day Celebration
On November 9th, we celebrate Veteran’s Day at Forest. We have invited all of our veterans to come in and be part of the day. Over the past couple of weeks, you did receive invitations to pass on to any family members or neighbors who are veterans. We will start the day on November 9th at 9:30 around the flagpole. Prior to that, our veterans are welcome to join us for coffee and donuts in the library. The program will then follow into the gym where we will have a chance to learn about veterans, sing, watch a video, and just say thank you. It is a special day.
2nd Grade Music Concert
Our 2nd grade students will be hosting their annual 2nd grade music concert on November 15th, at 7 p.m. at Forest. We ask all second grade students to be at Forest by 6:30 to warm up and be prepared. Mr. Greene and our 2nd grade students have been working hard on songs for the season and for Veteran’s Day. They will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and talents to all of our parents on November 15th! Make plans to attend!
Parent Drop Off and Pick Pp Request
If you pick your child up or drop them off at Forest, and you get in line on the street waiting your turn to come into the parking lot, I ask a favor. Please make sure as you stack up on Hampton, that you don't block driveways of residents. Leave the driveway spaces open. I appreciate your help. The routines are becoming second nature and I believe we are moving smoothly at this point. If you have any feedback that you would like to share, please give me a call.
Special Person’s Day a Success!
During the week of October 17th, we had our Special Person’s Day at Forest. It was a tremendous 3 days! We had over 200 special guests share in our day! They had opportunities to see all that our students are doing at Forest and to take part in activities with the grandchildren. It was a great day had by all. I thank Nicole Jones for coordinating efforts and all of our other parents who donated bakery, help set up, or greeted people at the doors. Together we always achieve more!
Book Fair – THANK YOU!!
Thank you for your remarkable support for our annual book fair. We sold more books this year than in any prior year that I have been here. Thank you Mrs. Muck for your work in coordinating the book fair. Thank you to all of our parents and volunteers who came in to help our children during this busy week. Funds are used to replenish library books.
Right to Read Week
On November 14th, we will begin Right to Read Week at Forest. We have moved the week from April until this time. I would like to get kids excited about reading many months earlier in the school year instead of waiting until April. There is a committee hard at work assembling ideas and goals for this week. More information will come home soon.
I wish you a great November, which is a month where we all can reflect on all that we are thankful for! I am thankful for Forest and also for you!