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Upcoming Events

Announcements

Krispy Kreme
LFE PTA is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts for sale this Friday 9/30. Doughnuts by the dozen for sale in carline for $8 per dozen and single doughnuts for sale in cafeteria for $0.75.  


Parent Checkout
Lake Forest Elementary PARENTS are welcomed and encouraged to check out books from our school media center for your child to read at home.  Parents may check out up to 5 books at a time.  Our media center staff would be more than happy to help you find appropriate books for your child to read at home.  Please understand, however, that all patrons are responsible and must pay for lost or damaged books.  Parents will need to sign in at the front office to receive a visitor's badge.  We hope to see you in the media center soon!

Reflections Contest
This week is the official kick-off for National Arts in Education Week! As the cornerstone ARTS program for the National PTA, Reflections continues to serve as a platform for students to unleash their inner artist! The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is "What is Your Story?" Students can express their creative talents through a variety of categories; Dance, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Productions, Photography, and Special Artist. Students may enter as many categories as many times as they like. All Lake Forest participants will be recognized at an award ceremony in the spring! They even have the opportunity to be recognized at the district, state, and national levels.  All entries are due by October 18.

Raise Craze
Raise Craze is a totally new approach to school fundraisng that's rooted in community service and acts of kindness.  Students ask friends and family for donations and as a way of thanking their supporters, they pay it forward by helping our community.  Lake Forest will be challenged to complete 2500 acts of service (approximately 3 acts per student) and raise $30,000 during the two week Raise Craze campaign.  Please help us support our school and community.
September 14- Kickoff
October 5- Last Day of Fundraiser
Parent Information Letter 

OverDrive
Did you know?...You can check out ebooks & audiobooks from your library! OverDrive: You can access numerous ebooks for free using OverDrive. OverDrive gives patrons access to ebooks, as well as to audiobooks. It is not only supported by Greenville County Schools, but also by most public libraries, including Greenville County Library. With OverDrive’s main website, you can access books on your computer, as well as transfer them to your Kindle or Nook. With the OverDrive app, you can get access to the selections on your mobile device.

OverDrive Instructions

Important Information for ALL Visitors and Volunteers
All volunteers and visitors to the school will need to have their license EVERY time they visit the school to be scanned and receive Sex Offender Registry clearance. Please click HERE to read the updated guidelines for volunteers and visitors signing in to the building. Please click HERE to access the district Volunteer Application Form. Thank you for your support and dedication to keeping all of our children safe.  We must never compromise the safety of our school family.

The Numbers are In.....
Thank you for making 2015 the largest United Way campaign on record for Greenville County Schools! The largest elementary school campaign was Lake Forest Elementary at $12,310. Thank you teachers and staff for giving to our coummunity!

Help support our Teachers through Donors Choose
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Our teachers here at Lake Forest and from around America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you. Please consider partnering with us today! Click here to see Lake Forest Projects in need of donors. 

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Online Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Online Free and Reduced Meal applications are now available and can be accessed through our website at http://greenville.schoollunchapp.com/

The online process can be completed in less than 5 minutes and is the fastest and most accurate method for applying for Free or Reduced Priced Meals. Traditional paper Free and Reduced Meal applications will be provided to parents when students return on the first day of school.

Please contact Free and Reduced Project Manager Bonnie Hogue at bhogue@greenville.k12.sc.us or 355-1251 if you have questions regarding Free and Reduced Priced Meal applications


Greenville County Back-to-School Newsletter
We are working hard for back to school here at Lake Forest. Greenville County Schools has put together a great back to school newsletter. Click here for access. 

Meet the New Principal
Lake Forest Elementary would like to welcome Mrs. Julie Cooke as our new principal. Mrs. Cooke comes to us from Simpsonville Elementary where she served as AP. For more information please click here. 

GCS Progress Report 2016
The Strategic Education Plan, consisting of five goal areas, defines overall district direction, guides district and school priorities, and serves as the basis of personnel, financial, and operational decisions. The 2015-16 Progress Report summarizes the many accomplishments of our students, schools, and staff in each of the five goal areas in the Strategic Education Plan. Read the 2015-16 Progress Report online.

Learn English Online for Free! Aprende Inglés online, gratis !

There is a new program available to parents who would like to learn English and become more involved in their child's academic success. The program is free to parents and it is on a first come first serve basis. Rosetta Stone Community Solution for K-12 is a program available to the parents of our English Language Learners. This program will provide the parents of our ELL with an opportunity to learn and develop their English Language skills. It will also enable parents to increase their engagement in their child's school and contribute to improving their child's educational achievement. The online lessons for Rosetta Stone Community Solution for K-12 allow parents to use this program at home, work, mobile device, or anywhere they have access to the internet. 

If you would like to have access to this program, please contact your child's ESOL teacher. The ESOL teacher will be able to provide you with a code to access the program and share general log-in instructions. Click here for more information.