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Cultural Days at Forestlawn image Cultural Days at Forestlawn
Forestlawn is starting their Cultural Days. Each classroom has chosen a country to focus on. Each day there is a different host classroom. There are stations in each classroom that allow the visiting classrooms to learn about the host country. Rooms have such things as games, crafts, food, country facts and other events that make the learning experience a fun time. Our teachers and students have put a lot of time and energy into making this an awesome event.


2/20 Italy - Mrs. Saladonis' Class                   2/21 France - Mrs. Massari's class

2/22  Mexico - Mrs. Lubertozzi's Class         2/23 China - Mrs. Hick's Class

2/26 Greece - Mrs. Hoydic's Class                2/27 Germany - Mrs. Varnes' Class 

 
Please check out our Photo Gallery later this month to see pictures of our Cultural Days!

 
Club Choice Fundraising Logo PTO's Club's Choice Spring Fundraiser
 
Our PTO's Spring Fundraiser is now over!  
Please see below for the order pick-up infomation.

Pick-up Date:
Wednesday, March 1st
Pick-up Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pick-up Location:
Brookside Intermediate School cafeteria
 
If you can't make it, please send another responsible individual to pick up your orders during this time.  

Thank you for supporting our PTO.
 
Yearbook IT'S TIME TO ORDER YOUR FORESTLAWN/KNOLLWOOD 2017-2018 YEARBOOK!
Your Friends! Your School! Your Yearbook!
Our yearbook will include color pages that vibrantly capture school memories!  It will include both Forestlawn and Knollwood students and staff.
 
Cost of the Yearbook:  $10.00
Please make checks out to:  Lifetouch
Order deadline date:  March 2, 2018 
 
Don't miss out on ordering one for your child.
 
 
Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss's Birthday
 
Friday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss's birthday and Read across America Day.  In celebration, Forestlawn will be doing various Dr. Seuss themed activities that week.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 28th- 500 Hats of Barthomomew Cubbins 
Wear your favorite hat.  There will be surprise guest readers in the classrooms
 
Thursday, March 1st - Fox in Socks Day
Wear crazy socks and the students will Buddy read with other classrooms.
 
Friday, March 2nd - Flashlight Friday
Bring in a flashlight, your favorite Dr. Seuss Book, and dress "Seussy" (wear stripes, wacky socks, dress like a book or wear a Dr. Seuss shirt).
 
Preschool & Kindergarten Registration- April 18th and 19th image Preschool & Kindergarten Registration- April 18th and 19th

Registration for preschool and kindergarten students will be held at Knollwood School.

We will be holding a mass registration on April 18th and 19th from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm both days and at 6pm-8pm on the 18h only.  Please remember, your child must be age 5 by August 1st to enroll in Kindergarten.  If you are Open Enrolling your child, you must apply for Open Enrollment at the Board Office and be approved before you can register your child. Make sure you call 440-949-4234 to make an appointment to register after you have been approved and bring your open enrollment approval letter when you register.

We are excited to announce all-day kindergarten will be open to all students. All-day kindergarten has been in such high demand in the past that we have had to deny entrance for some students. Therefore, we have added these extra seats to accommodate our children and parents. Most importantly, it gives our children twice the exposure to reading, language arts, and math skills which will help them for their lifetime. We hope that you will take advantage of this added opportunity.

Cost will continue to be $2,000.00 and is payable monthly with a $200 deposit due at registration. Fee waivers are available for families who qualify.

Knollwood Elementary will also be offering half day preschool and half day kindergarten. While preschool school and full day kindergarten is tuition based. Half day kindergarten is tuition free, however there will be a one time school fee for workbooks, supplies, etc. payable in the fall. 

On the day of registration, you will need to bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, a signed Lease Agreement, Rental Agreement, Mortgage Statement or Purchase Agreement, (choose one), 2 proofs of residency, (utility bills sent to your home with your name and address on it), and custody papers if they apply. You will also need to bring your first payment if you're signing up for preschool on the day of registration.

Preschool is $1500.00 for the year. First payment of $150.00 is due at registration. Second payment will be due September 1st with the rest of the payments due on the 1st of every month. May will be the last payment. There is no school for preschool students on Wednesdays.

The hours for the all-day Kindergarten is 8:20am - 3:20pm. Half-day Pre-School and Kindergarten classes are 8:20am - 11:20am & 12:20pm - 3:20pm. 

If you have any questions, you please call Mrs. Wesebaum @ 440-949-4234. 

 
EARLY LEARNING PORTAL image EARLY LEARNING PORTAL
INFOhio Early Learning Portal is a quality digital resource for early learners ages three through five.
Go to the following link to check it out:
 
SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME? image SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME?
When should I keep my child home and when is it ok to send them back to school?

Click on "SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME?" to find out some interesting info from the Lorain County General Health District 
                                     about this matter.
 
tv twenty-two A Collection of Our Holiday Music Program Videos
We have assembled a portfolio of the 2017 Holiday Season school videos filmed by our District Video Club and our Brookside Video Production Classes. We hope you enjoy the videos. Click HERE to view the page. 
bus Bus Routes 2017-18
Click HERE to see the bus routes for the 2017-18 school year. 
Volunteers  image Volunteers


We value your help and support in our schools. In today’s climate we’re sure you understand the need to ensure the safety of our students. If you are volunteering as a classroom helper you do not need to do the following steps. Before volunteering for fieldtrips or other events where you may be in charge of a group of students,  we ask that you complete the following steps:

1.  Come into the school office and let them know you wish to become a school volunteer.  The office will notify the secretary at the Board Office that you will be coming over to get the paperwork needed.

2.  At this time you can go to the Board Office to pick up an official records check

form. (You need to use this form, no other form will be accepted.)

3.   Then make an appointment for your background check, both a FBI/BCI.

4 . Once the background check is received, the building Administrator will send a recommendation to Mr. Cook to have the volunteer names placed on the Board Agenda to be approved.

5. Once you are Board approved, you will be able to begin to volunteer.

Thank you for being a very important part of our schools. The students and staff appreciate all that our volunteers do for us.

Please know the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District pays for all of our volunteer background checks.

 

 
Waiver/Professional Development Days image Waiver/Professional Development Days
2017-2018 Waiver/Professional Development Days

There will be no school for Forestlawn students on the following dates:
                        09/29/2017                        2/16/2018
                        10/20/2017                        3/23/2018
                                                       11/06/2017                        5/14/2018           
                                                    
                              Please mark your calendars with these dates.
 
2 HOUR DELAY image 2 HOUR DELAY
If a 2 hour delay is called for our school, it means that the student start time will be 10:35AM.  Buses will still be running, but 2 hours later.  For instance, if you bus usually comes at 8:00, with a 2 hour delay it will be at your bus stop at 10:00.  Dismissal time will be the same at 3:20PM. Please have a plan in place so you are prepared when a 2 hour delay is called.  Breakfast is not served when we have a 2 hour delay. 
I.D. Tags image I.D. Tags

At the beginning of the school year each child will receive 3 numbered tags. To help dismissal run more smoothly, please attach the numbered key ring to your child’s book bag. The key ring is to stay on the book bag all year. Also, please attach the other two numbered tags to your car keys etc….this is our way to identify you and your child at dismissal. If your child is a walker or bus rider, please attach the key ring to their book bag as well, just in case they are a car rider throughout the year. All parents will show their numbered key ring  to the staff member at the door and they will find the child with the matching number. Safety is IMPORTANT and I want to make sure all of our students at Forestlawn are safe.

 
PARENT VISITATION AT FORESTLAWN AND KNOLLWOOD image PARENT VISITATION AT FORESTLAWN AND KNOLLWOOD
There is a procedure for parents visiting during the school day at Knollwood and Forestlawn this year.  When a parent wants to visit their child's classroom during the day, the parent will have to either call or email the teacher to set up an appointment.  Frequent distractions interrupt the educational process of learning for all the students and it is often hard to get all the students back on the learning track.  Thank you for helping us keep the learning environment a productive one. 
Forestlawn Arrival and Dismissal Times-2017/2018 image Forestlawn Arrival and Dismissal Times-2017/2018
 

Please keep in mind as the school year begins, there will be procedures to the entry and dismissal at Forestlawn.  The entry bell for all students is at 8:20. If your child is a car rider, please drop your child off at the main doors to enter into school.  No child is allowed to wait outside the doors without a parent or guardian BEFORE 8:20. THERE IS NO WAITING IN THE FOYER AREA OF THE SCHOOL. Students must be in their homerooms and ready to work by 8:35 or they will be counted tardy.

 End of the day dismissal is at 3:20. All bus riders will be dismissed out the back gym doors. Bus riders will leave as soon as their buses arrive. Walkers and bike riders will be dismissed out the East doors of the building. Our crossing guard will be checking tag numbers for any parent that wishes to walk with their child. She will cross students needing to cross Forestlawn Ave. and walk the other students down to Lake Breeze Rd. and cross them.  All car riders will be dismissed out the front doors. THERE IS NO WAITING IN THE FOYER AREA OF THE SCHOOL . All parents will show their numbered key ring to the staff member at the door and they will find the child with the matching number. Please help us make this process be as smooth as possible. If you have forgotten your numbered key ring, we ask that you wait until the end of dismissal to identify your child in the office with ID. Thank you for your continuous support. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please call the office at 949-4238.

Please remember that Forestlawn Ave. is a one way (Westbound) during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CARS ARE TO ENTER THE PARKING LOT DURING ARRIVAL OR DISMISSAL TIMES.
 
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