Hello Forestville Families,
Happy August! I hope that everyone is doing well and is enjoying the last couple of weeks of summer. I am super excited that the start of the school year is right around the corner. I know that this year will certainly look different but I can assure you that ALL your children will get a high quality, rigorous educational experience!
As you know ALL students will be starting the school year in a remote learning environment, we would like to assist our families in making sure you have a great understanding of what the learning platform will look like before school starts! We will be offering some professional learning sessions this week to ALL families (adults) so that you will be better able to support your children at home during this time.
Tuesday 8/11/2020- What is the Wake ID Portal and Google Classroom. Time will be 9:30 am and 6:30 pm (We are providing multiple sessions to accommodate all families) Virtual Locations: Click here Join by phone (US) +1 318-467-6237 PIN: 611 015 426#
Wednesday 8/12/2020- Getting to know Destiny- How to check out/reserve books from the Media CenterTime will be 9:30 am and 6:30 pm Virtual Locations: Click here Join by phone (US) +1 318-467-6237 PIN: 611 015 426#
Please Save the Date and Time: Virtual Teacher Meet and Greet- August 14, 2020
We would love for you to join us virtually to come and meet the team of teachers that will be teaching your children this year.
Kindergarten: 9:00 a.m. Click Here Join by phone (US) +1 614-845-2706 PIN: 412 317 563#
1st Grade: 10:00 a.m. Click Here Join by phone (US) +1 585-371-8273 PIN: 526 478 083#
2nd Grade: 11:00 a.m. Click Here Join by phone(US) +1 504-556-2148 PIN: 784 039 369#
3rd Grade: 1:00 p.m. Click Here Join by phone (US) +1 608-571-2644 PIN: 678 335 319#
4th Grade: 2:00 p.m. Click Here Join by phone (US) +1 413-648-7706 PIN: 965 356 602#
5th Grade: 3:00 p.m. Click Here Join by phone (US) +1 440-462-3437 PIN: 654 623 739#
We are looking forward to an AMAZING school year and can not wait to meet with you all. Please check your email for virtual meeting info or call the school office for details.
Join us on Saturday, February 8th, from 9:15-Noon, for our Second Annual Family Day of Learning at Forestville Road ES. There will be a variety of Learning Sessions for families, Science and STEAM activities for kids and a chance to will one of the great raffle baskets. We look forward to seeing you there.
CogAt testing for all third-grade students will be Nov. 5, 6, 7. We will begin at 9:30 each morning. Please be sure your child arrives at school on time on these days. Thank you.
Parent Sessions will be held Thursday, October 10 at 8:15 AM and 6:00 PM in the Media Center.
Any third-grade parent is welcome to attend and learn more about the Explorer Model for the 2019-2020 school year.
Please join us this week to share dinner with your child's teacher and learn about what your child will be learning this year. We will serve dinner from 5:30 - 6:15 and you and your family are invited to dine and get to know each other and your teacher. After dinner we will have a parent information session where you will learn more about your child's classroom and the curriculum at their grade level.
K-1st grade - Tuesday, Sept. 10th
2nd-3rd grade - Wednesday, Sept. 11th
4th-5th grade - Thursday, Sept. 12th
We look forward to seeing you.
Meet the Teacher 2019
Forestville's Meet & Greet for grades K-5 will be held Friday, August 23rd, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to visit your classroom, meet your teacher and complete paperwork. Kona Ice will be on campus for purchase. Before and After Care opens at 2:30. Other tables open during the event include Transportation, lunch accounts including free and reduced application and PTA involvement.
Box Tops for Education
There are changes coming to the Box Tops for Education for the 2019-2020 school year. There is now a Box Tops for Education App, and you can simply scan your receipt for our school to receive credit. NO more having to clip and send in the Box Tops. Eventually, the program will become digital-only, for this year both options will be available. To learn more please click here to visit the Box Tops for Education website and also enter the contests to help our school win some great prizes.
The FRES PTA typically meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. Please come and join us.
Parents you can help support student activities here at FRES when you shop at Harris Teeter. Through their Together in Education program we will earn money when you purchase HT brand products. Just link your VIC card to Forestville Road ES, our school code is #6061. You can visit your local Harris Teeter store and ask a cashier to link your card to our school TIE code, or you can visit www.HarrisTeeter.com and link your card online. There is no limit to how much our school can earn, so please encourage all your friends and family to support FRES by linking their VIC cards to our school also. REMEMBER you must link your card every year, so even if you've done it in the past, take a minute to re-link your card so we continue to earn cash for student activites here at FRES.
FREE AND REDUCED-PRICE MEALS
We want to make sure all qualified families are enrolled for free and reduced-price meals. The application for meal benefits must be completed annually. If your family qualifies and you have not completed an application for the 2018-2019 school year, we ask that you complete an application now.
For families who qualified for the 2017-18 school year, we have continued to provide school lunches for students this school year. On October 7th any student without an approved application for 2018-2019 will be expected to pay full price for breakfast and lunch.
Application forms are available at all school sites. You can get information on the Meal Benefits Program online at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 or talk with your school. You can reapply at any time throughout the school year.
Forestville Road Elementary School is adopting Long Branch Elementary School located in Lumberton, NC. After Hurricane Florence devastated many homes of the students that live in Robeson County, Long Branch & their teachers & students need our help! Forestville is very similar to Long Branch except Long Branch has missed many weeks of school because of the hurricane damage. Mrs. Hafner would like our parents & students to consider donating these newly purchased items