Forest Lake Elementary School

Forest Lake Elementary School

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    Mr. Anthony Ciuffo

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    We're All Wonders
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  • WELCOME "LOVELY LADIES"

    It was a red carpet welcome for Forest Lake kindergarten mothers who attended Mother’s Day celebrations in Lynne Adams,’ Robin Conte’s and Stacey Sandurs’ classrooms on May 11.

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  • STUDENT'S EMPATHY RESULTS IN KINDNESS

    Vaughn Messina, a fourth-grade student at Forest Lake, recently raised $1,025 to help two peers who are batting cancer. This past fall, Vaughn told his mother, Karen Maureen Messina, that he wanted to help them through the sale of his toys and by collecting donations.

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  • A STUDY OF NATURAL DISASTERS

    Forest Lake fifth-grade student-scientists proudly displayed their research on natural disasters with peers and family during the second annual science fair held on Feb. 9. The projects showcased detailed information on avalanches, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes and more, and was the culmination of a science unit on weather.

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  • FOREST LAKE STUDENTS "PAWS" FOR READING

    Forest Lake students celebrated the written word during Pick a Reading Partner Week, with a full schedule of special activities to support literacy.

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  • OCEAN ANIMALS RECYCLING AND CREATIVITY

    Forest Lake fourth-grade student Ethen Chen and middle school sixth-grader Isabella Bartilucci were first-place winners in the Horizons Program Recycled Sculpture Contest for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6, respectively.

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  • STUDENTS REFLECT ON A LIFE MOMENT

    Fifth-grade students in Robyn Hohenberg’s class at Forest Lake celebrated a special moment in their lives with peers, central administration and Director of English Language Arts Nicole Waldbauer by sharing their memoir writing during a recent publishing party.

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  • ENGINEERING HOMES OF GINGERBREAD AND CANDY

    Instead of the smell of wood from two by fours, there was the sweet waft of confections in Stacey Sandurs’ kindergarten classroom at Forest Lake as students engineered and decorated gingerbread houses with loved ones.

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  • A FEAST TO REMEMBER

    Dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans, kindergarten students at Forest Lake gave thanks during an elaborate feast and singalong to the delight of teachers and families.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS AQUIRE A "TASTE" FOR GOOD BOOKS

    Forest Lake fifth-grade students got a “taste” of their peers’ scrumptious summer reads during the class’s annual book tasting. The event was held in the Forester Café among decorated tables and tea lights to resemble a café and to mark the special occasion.

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  • KINDERGARTNERS STUDY THE LIFE CYCLE OF CHICKENS

    As Forest Lake kindergarten students participated in their lessons, they could hear the soft peeping noises that resonated from the incubator holding bright yellow chicks.

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Book Of The Month

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    May, 2018

     

                                     "I know I can’t change the way I look.  But maybe, just maybe, people can change the way they see….."

                                                                                                                                                                    Auggie Pullman

    Dear Forest Lake Family,

     

    The book that we have chosen as our book of the month for the month of May is called We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio.  This children’s picture book is based on the book Wonder by the same author.  Last year, during the month of May, we learned the many ways in which people are different.  Our intent was to raise awareness, build tolerance, and celebrate how many overcome specific challenges on a daily basis.  This year, we will be using this book as a jump off point to celebrate our differences and to help us recognize that we are all wonders!

     “Auggie knows he’s not an ordinary kid.  He does plenty of ordinary things. He feels ordinary.  He just doesn’t look ordinary. Growing up as an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face isn’t easy, but Auggie is a wonder.  He and his trusty sidekick, Daisy, play ball, eat ice cream, and use their imaginations to soar through their days together.  They know it’s not just Auggie who’s different.  Everyone is different, and everyone is a wonder – if only they could see it.  This book taps into every child’s longing to be seen for who they truly are!”

     Each week during the month of May, we will be celebrating what makes each of us different.  The topics will include differences in appearance, learning differences, communication differences, sensory differences, and finally, physical differences.  We will have activities planned each week that will open up what we think will be some great conversation and learning opportunities for our students!  Once again, we would like to thank our PTA and SEPTA for supporting this idea both financially and philosophically.  We would also like to thank our building’s “Kindness Club” for organizing many of the activities for the month!  Without the support of these very important groups, some of the activities planned for this month would not be possible.

     I look forward to another rewarding month long celebration which kicks off tomorrow with “Look at You” week as we celebrate the things that set us apart and make us feel special about ourselves!  Thank you for teaching your children how to “Choose Kind!”  They truly are all wonders!

     “Look with kindness and you will always find wonder.”

     Happy Reading!

     Anthony F. Ciuffo, Jr.

    Principal

    Forest Lake Elementary School

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