From Principal Brown

October, 2018

Dear Forest Families;

The month of October kicks off our Character Education program.  Our eight graders introduced RESPONSIBILITY as our first character trait.  Throughout the month classrooms will review the character trait with their class and complete activities.  Certificates will be presented at the end of the month to students in each class who demonstrated and modeled the trait throughout the month.

Students can demonstrate responsibility by coming to school on time, turning in homework, helping friends and peers at school, following directions the first time asked, and doing what is best even when no one is watching.

A few reminders
Please remember it is important for you to stay in your car during pick up.  The last few days, many parents have parked or left their car to wait near the front door at dismissal.  The teachers are responsible to ensure that all students are dismissed safely.  They need to know that a child has left with someone who is able to pick them up.  When families are waiting near the door, students rush to them.  This makes it difficult for teachers to know who left and with whom.

If you park in a designated parking spot, please wait until your child’s class is outside and at their designated spot before walking up and please let the teacher know you are taking your child.   Teachers are going to talk with their students about waiting with their class even if a parent is waving for them to leave.  We ask that you please be patient and understand it is for their safety.

Please remember you must continue to pull forward at dismissal and not stop where the students are standing.  A teacher will bring your child to you.  This will help keep traffic moving and help eliminate waiting in line longer than necessary.

Cold weather is coming.  Please make sure your child has a coat to wear during recess.  All students will go outside if the temperature is above 10 degrees.

Mark your Calendars
Our first family fun night is the Fall Carnival on November 1st from 4-7 p.m.  There will be games, a bounce house, food and a silent auction with items donated from local businesses and items made by our students.

Meghan Watters
Principal