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PTO Winter Carnival

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The PTO winter carnival will be on Thursday March 12th from 5:00- 8:00 in the gym at the high school.

The first grade put together a baking basket and a frozen fun basket for the raffle.

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School Forest 5K Fun Run/Walk

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

The Black River Falls School Forest is located within the School District of Black River Falls and is surrounded by Jackson County forest land. It is only a short 10 minute drive from each school in the district. The school forest consists of 40 acres and is located in the Town of Brockway. You can reach the school forest by traveling south out of Black River Falls on Hwy 12 and then turning left on to Castle Mound Road. The School Forest is approximately one mile up the road on the left hand side. Over 800 students visit the school forest annually. The money raised at this run will help support the materials and transportation needed for our school forest trips. Thank you for your participation!

Date: May 2, 2015

Location: Castle Mound Park W10325 US HWY 12 Black River Falls, WI 54615

Time: Registration 7:15-7:45 a.m. Adult 5K Race begins at 8:00 a.m. Youth 1 Mile Race begins at 9:15 a.m.

Entry Fee: 5K Individual Registration: $25 postmarked by April 10, $30 after

5K Team (5 member) Registration: $115 total postmarked by April 10, $140 after Youth 1 Mile Registration: $10 postmarked by April 10, $10 after

Medals will be presented to the following: top three male & female runners in each age category (12-25, 26-40, 41+), top three teams, top three male & female youth runners

 

Click below to register or register online at http://midwestevents.com/

School Forest 5K Flyer 2015

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Spring Portraits

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Lifetouch spring portraits will be at Forrest Street Early Learning Center on Monday, March 16, 2015.

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Teacher Request Form

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Please complete the information on the link below. List up to three teacher requests. At least three requests are required in order for your request to be considered and allow us to balance classroom assignments. Parent request should be made on sound educational criteria. Please resist the urging of your child to make requests based upon friends.

It is not always possible to honor requests; we need to equally balance homerooms. If none of your requests can be honored because of this situation, you will be notified.

In the event of a staff resignation or reassignment, your child will remain in the originally assigned homeroom.

This request form must be returned to the Principal of your child’s 2014-2015 assigned school, in order to be considered, no later than:

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2015 – 3:00 p.m.

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4-Year-Old Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

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Black River Falls 2015-2016

4-Year-Old Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Beginning February 2nd, the School District of Black River Falls will be accepting registration forms for the 2015-2016 Four-Year-Old Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

Any child who is 4 years old on or before September 1, 2015 and lives in the Black River Falls School District attendance area is eligible for the 4K program.  Our 4K program is either 4 days a week for 2.5 hours, or a 2 day a week full day program.  Our 4K program is housed at several locations within the district.  The 4K program is free to any eligible child.

Any child who is 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 and lives in the Black River Falls School District attendance area is eligible for the Kindergarten program. Our Kindergarten program is an all-day every day program and is housed at the Forrest Street Early Learning Center.  Please note, if your child participated in the district 4K program during the 2014-2015 school year he/she is already enrolled in the Kindergarten program for the 2015-2016 school year and does not need to register.

There will be parent meetings for 4K on Tuesday, March 24th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Kindergarten will hold a parent meeting in May.  In order to receive more information about these meetings, please register your child as soon as possible.  If you have any additional questions please call Forrest Street Early Learning Center at (715) 284-9406.

If registering for 4K, please complete both registration forms.  If registering for Kindergarten you only need to fill out the school registration from.  All forms can be turned in to Forrest Street Early Learning Center.  Please be prepared to show your child’s birth certificate when registering your child for 4K or Kindergarten.

 

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Forrest Street Physical Education

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in News | 0 comments

The Physical Education program is designed with a focus on:

  • Developing physical fitness & understanding the benefits of being physically active.
  • Developing movement skills and manipulative skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Developing a sense of fair play, good sportsmanship, teamwork and respect of others.
  • Developing the desire to be physically active for good health & enjoyment.

Students at Forrest St. receive 30 minutes of Physical Education every other day on our six day rotation. Please be sure to note the days your child will attend PE. The students are generally very active during class. It is helpful if they dressed comfortably for activities that require a variety of movements. Please provide your child with a safe pair of “gym” shoes with non-marking soles on Physical Education days. Students may wear other shoes to school and change into their gym shoes before class. Inappropriate shoes (sandals, flip-flops, dress shoes) can become a safety hazard when moving in the gym or outside and may even hinder your child’s physical development in certain skills and movements.

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What is Reader’s Workshop?

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in News | 0 comments

IMG_0552.JPG - guided reading - CookThis is the second installment of what Literacy Collaborative looks like in the School District of Black River Falls. Reader’s Workshop is one of the three blocks in the Literacy Collaborative framework.

The goal of this block for primary students (K-2nd) is for students to gain knowledge of the reading process through guided reading where students in small groups read texts selected to meet their specific needs and through independent reading where they read a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts. Students engage in conversation about literature and activities that support comprehension of texts. Other students at this time, when not receiving direct instruction, are actively engaged in independent reading, writing, and word study centers.

The goal of this block for intermediate students (3rd-5th) is for students to read for extended periods a variety of self-selected and teacher-selected texts at their instructional levels. They construct meaning through personal and textual connections demonstrated in weekly reading journal letters between students and teachers, regular meetings in guided reading groups, and literature study groups. Students internalize effective comprehension strategies that they apply to fiction and nonfiction texts.

Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!

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More about FSELC

Forrest Street Early Learning Center is located at 720 Forrest Street in Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

Our office can be reached by phone at 715-284-9406. Our fax number is 715-284-9408.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available starting at 7:30 a.m.

Contacts

Chad Stanley, Principal
Marla Nelson and Amy Luna, Secretaries

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