Beginning February 1, the School District of Black River Falls will be accepting registration forms for 2016-2017 Four-Year-Old Kindergarten. Any child who is 4 years old on or before September 1, 2016 and lives in the Black River Falls School District attendance area is eligible for the 4K program. The 4K program is free to any eligible child.
There will be a parent meeting for 4K on Thursday, April 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Forrest Street Early Learning Center. 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.
When registering for 4K, you will need to complete two registration forms: the 4K registration form and the school district registration form. All forms can be turned in to Forrest Street Early Learning Center or the District Office. Please be prepared to show your child’s birth certificate when registering your child for 4K.
4K Registration Form
Black River Falls School District Registration Form
We would like to invite family members to join your child for lunch on Friday, February 12th. This is a early release day with dismissal at 11:41. A form has been sent home with your child. Please fill out the form and send it back to school with money to purchase your lunch no later then Friday, January 29th. The cost of an adult lunch is $3.5o. A visitor child lunch is $3.20.
The following items will be served:
Romaine Salad/ Dressing
Lasagna Roll Up
Choice of Meat Sauce or Marinara
Strawberries and Ice Cream
Join us at Forrest Street Early Learning Center on Thursday, January 14th from 5:00-6:00 for family night! We will be playing many minion math games and making minion snacks. Don’t forget to have your photo taken in the photo booth! See you there!
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 2015-2016 assigned school, in order to be considered, no later than:
Friday, April 1st, 2016
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.
This 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!
What is Literacy Collaborative?
Literacy Collaborative is a school structure designed to support teacher instruction to improve reading, writing, and language skills of students from 4K through eighth grade.
How Does Literacy Collaborative Work?
At its heart Literacy Collaborative is a professional development framework for teachers to increase literacy learning. The model helps schools and teachers develop exemplary literacy programs by:
- Implementing proven teaching methods that are student-centered, language-based, and process oriented.
- Establishing in-district and school-based literacy leadership teams and literacy coaches who monitor the framework’s implementation and train classroom teachers in literacy.
- Providing in-depth professional development on-site for every member of a school’s literacy team.
- Assessing student and teacher progress and delivering on-going professional development.
- Providing consistent language and instructional methods 4K-grade 8 that are designed to meet the needs of individual students.
Watch for more exciting literacy information to come!