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Jan 26
Message from School Leader

As another school year is well underway, we continue our educational journey together. In coming together, we bring individual values and perspectives to the educational table. When we align of a common mindset for educational priorities we can accomplish many of the goals we set out for our students, professional learning communities and our communities at large. As a school, we are committed to working with the viewpoints and value systems of school communities to support accomplishing goals for our students and staff as we embark on the learning journey each and every day. Within our school community we acknowledge diversity and provide programming opportunities to support recognition, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and values of all. Within the sustainable education mandate we are also committed to working with and programming for social justice and anti- bullying strategies, recognition of and school wide support for access and issues relating to poverty, equality and cultural awareness with a focus on indigenous perspectives.

Students can expect to learn new and relevant real life education along with the core focus of the school day. As a staff we continue to further develop our own learning in the content areas highlighting literacy, numeracy and leadership while navigating the successes and challenges that present within the diverse learning needs of our local and broader school community.

When schools and communities work together to celebrate success, accept challenge and strive for on- going improvement the possibilities for our students are endless.

Jan 28
February Message

SPORTS/EXTRACURRICULAR

As we continue to enjoy all the great winter activities this winter has offered up, I am reminded of how close spring actually is as we start the month of February. As usual there are many activities taking place this month and students have had a very busy term already. The basketball season has been so far very successful for both our boys and girls teams- way to go kids and coaches! Our curlers have also been sweeping up a storm every week this month and we have also been heading out on the slopes to participate in Alpine activities. Again to all staff and volunteers thanks for helping to create extra-curricular opportunities for kids. Unfortunately colder than usual temperatures have been a challenge but we are a hearty lot here at Forrest!!

SPIRIT WEEK

Student council has been very busy planning spirit week activities so, watch for upcoming information on their events for the second week of February.

In other news, we are looking forward to the upcoming activities for I Love to Read Month. Students and teachers will be highlighting literacy activities along with Mrs. Schroeder to support a love for reading.

As we head into spring I would like to remind everyone to stay safe of year.

As usual your participation and feedback is appreciated and welcome call or visit us anytime.

Sincerely ,

Mr. Stiles

Sep 29
Welcome back!

Welcome back everyone, what a great start to the school year!! I am looking forward to working with teachers, parents and students to continue making Forrest a great place to be every single day. Thanks to all staff for their commitment to kids and the school and community in the work that takes place everyday. Please be mindful that the fall fills up very quickly with activities, so follow the division and Forrest calendar for the latest info. As always if you have any questions we encourage parent contact so feel free to talk to the office or your child's teacher at any time. As we transition into October I look forward to meeting with Parent Council on October 8th and working with them to improve educational opportunities for our kids. Thanks to Mrs. Schroeder, Forrest staff,  the Forrest United Church volunteers and all who attended for making open house on September 23rd another huge success.

Yours in safe and positive schools

Mr. Stiles

May 29
June Principal message

Wow, here we are contemplating and planning for year-end activities. As field trips start, as well as planning for farewell activities, the year- end has settled into Forrest Elementary! on another successful school year-thanks to staff, parents and community for making this year one of learning and doing in addition to looking forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in 2015-16! As with any year end, we look back mindful of our success and conscious of our challenges as we continue to strive for on-going improvement in all our endeavours. In all of our efforts as a school it makes me most proud to work alongside teachers, parents, support staff and senior administration to effect change and improvement of outcomes for students and families. As with all improvement we are always mindful of the change and the flexibility it takes to provide and create the best learning experiences we can for our students. Teachers and support staff demonstrate that commitment every day and as a school leader it is always rewarding to see student progress because of that commitment. Be it athletics, academics or experiences that support curriculum, it is always great to reflect on student and staff success throughout a school year and…….

Look forward to the next!

For more information on school priorities watch for our final report to our school plan that will be sent home with your child's report card.

Have a safe and happy summer

Mr. Stiles

 

Apr 10
Term 2 completed & Spring Break!

​Wow, what an amazing term 2! With so much happening it is hard to believe that we are at break and there is so much to look forward to over the next three months.

As spring break approaches we are experiencing a skiff of rough weather but it sounds like we are going to be back to beautiful temperatures before too long. As we look forward to spring we are already starting planning for events like Track Season, Badminton, Spring Musical, Diversity Day, Youth Human Rights Conference April Spirit Thursdays and Grade 8 Farewell.

Congratulations to Parent Council on a successful hosting of Forrest Family Dance held on Friday March 20th. We had a great turn out and appreciation to all who donated prizes for auctions. Way to go everyone.

With the week off have a great Spring Break ahead!

Mr. Stiles

 

Feb 26
March News

SPORTS/EXTRACURRICULAR

As we continue to enjoy all the great winter activities this winter has offered up, I am reminded of how close spring actually is as we push through the month of February. As usual there are many activities taking place this month and students have had a very busy term two already. The basketball season has been so far very successful for both our boys and girls teams- way to go kids and coaches! We have also been heading out on the slopes to participate in Alpine activities. Again to all staff and volunteers thanks for helping to create extra-curricular opportunities for kids. Unfortunately colder than usual temperatures have been a challenge but we are a hearty lot here at Forrest!!

SPIRIT WEEK

Student council has had another successful spirit week and are looking forward to hosting the gym blast coming up at the end of March………always a school wide good time!!!

In other news, we have enjoyed a second and very successful Scholastic Book Fair in February. In celebrating I love to read month, your support of the Book Fair has allowed for library and classroom upgrades in the area of books for kids. Thanks to all who support and Mrs. Schroeder for organizing!!

As we head into spring I would like to remind everyone to stay safe on the roads as the weather can sometimes play tricks on us this time of year.

As usual your participation and feedback is appreciated and welcome….. Call or visit us anytime.

Sincerely,

Mr. Stiles

Principal

 

Jan 16
Welcome Back!!

It is my hope that the holiday season was peaceful and time was well spent with family and friends. Congratulations to our Parent Advisory Council for running another successful fundraiser for this year. Also it is timely to acknowledge the work of Forrest and the United Church in our combined efforts in support of Christmas Cheer-a great way to show a hand up over the holiday season! We look forward resuming our community partnerships in the New Year.

In other leadership news: watch for upcoming February activities sanctioned by our very own student leadership team. Students in grades 5-8 have already unrolled some planning for winter/spring activities 2015. Speaking of winter and spring, we are experiencing a welcome and well deserved reasonable winter. It has certainly been much more favorable than last year and hopefully our plans for winter activities will be followed up by some great winter weather. I would just like to remind everyone that conditions are still negotiable on very short notice at this time of year so please dress not only for the weather but also be prepared for the forecast.

With questions or comments, we always welcome your contact and connection.

Chad Stiles,  Principal

 

Nov 26
December Principal's Message

WOW-What an exciting and busy month November has been. We have accomplished many things in a very short period of time. This month we observed our annual Remembrance Day Service on November 10, 2014 here at Forrest along with Elton Collegiate. Also this month we have been working on report cards and Parent/Teacher day, Mom's Pantry Fundraiser activities, Grade 8 Band Camp, Parent Council activities Volleyball Practices curling season start up and student leadership activities- the list goes on. None of these activities can happen without the support of staff and the cooperation of families and kids so thanks everyone for helping and giving all the time, energy and support required in making Forrest "A Place for Kids"

Upcoming events will of course include Christmas Cheer and our Christmas Concert scheduled for December 11th. We will be providing information as these projects begin to take shape.

Yours in Education and Activities

 

Chad Stiles

Principal

Forrest Elementary

Nov 07
November Principal's Message

Wow does time fly. We have had a great start up to our year here at Forrest and look forward to the many activities that are up coming and part of what makes Forrest a great place for kids.

Our first parent council meeting took place in September and the turnout was very encouraging. It is always great when parents come out to support the school's activities. Please watch for parent council news in Forrest School newsletter each month. As  October comes to an end, Student Leadership Teams have been working very hard to put on their first function of the school year-The Halloween dance and Spirit Week. The executive and room reps have done a fantastic job of organizing their events. Congratulations to Forrest Student Leadership and the grade 8 class who attended We Day activities at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. We will be looking to this student delegation to help us celebrate sustainable education at Forrest.

Thanks as always to staff for their tireless efforts that go beyond the classroom. From extra to co-curricular commitments, your ongoing support of student learning and achievement is truly appreciated.

As always if require any information please do not hesitate to call or visit the school.

 

Sep 04
Welcome to my blog!

 

Wow another great start up has come and gone and within that did we ever get to enjoy some great extended summer weather! We look forward to the many activities that are up coming and part of what makes Forrest a great place for kids.

Our first parent council meeting will take place on October 2nd at 6:30 PM. It is always great when parents come out to support the school's activities. Please watch for parent council news in Forrest School newsletter each month. As we work our way through October, Student Leadership Teams have been working very hard to put on their first function of the school, year-The Halloween dance and Spirit Week. The executive and room reps have done a fantastic job so far of organizing their events. Congratulations to Forrest Student Leadership and the grade 8 class who will be attending We Day activities at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg on October 29th. We will be looking to this student delegation to help us celebrate sustainable education here at Forrest. Attending teachers this year will be Mr. Ryckman and Mrs. Chartrand.

Thanks as always to staff for their tireless efforts that go beyond the classroom. From extra to co-curricular commitments, your ongoing support of student learning and achievement is truly appreciated.

As always if require any information please do not hesitate to call or visit the school.

Mr. Stiles

 

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