Important upcoming dates:
- Forrestdalel Holiday Concert - December 19th at 1:30 in the Forrestdale Gym, featuring beginning band, senior choir, jazz ensemble and fourth grade singers
- RUMSON Holiday “Bag Brigade”- December 5th-December 19th
December 19th, the Forrestdale families will come together in the Forrestdale cafeteria from 6:00 - 9:30 pm to assemble the items into bags of holiday meal supplies for recipients at Lunch Break.To get everyone in the spirit, the SGA will be showing The Polar Express and serving hot chocolate. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas.
Instant Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Yams & Veggies
HOLIDAY BREAK BEGINS
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
1:00 pm DISMISSAL
RETURN TO SCHOOL
Monday, January 5, 2015
Important Safety Reminders:
Students are reminded to cross intersections only where a Crossing Guard is present.
Students riding bikes or skateboards to school MUST wear helmets. Bikes must be placed at a bike rack and locked while school is in session. Bikes and skateboards may not be driven on campus; students MUST walk these on campus.
- Prior to entering the building, you must ring the door buzzer and state your name and purpose for visiting. You MUST report to the Main Office to sign in immediately, which includes dropping off items.
- Please pull up and drop off at the Gym Door, not the Main Entrance door. This allows for more cars to pull into the loop and drop off.
Do not drop students off in the street or in the Forrest Avenue staff parking lot. Students are not to be discharged on Blackpoint Road at any time.
Dogs are not permitted on school property for safety and medical reasons. Please do not bring dogs to arrival or dismissal.
Please refrain from bringing in birthday treats during lunches, as we need your assistance in keeping the Cafeteria safe and orderly.
Students may ride only their assigned bus. This means students may not ride a friend's bus home. Bus seats are limited and we are responsible to account for everyone.
Please check your child's backpack on Tuesdays for important notices and visit the Virtual Backpack.
Students are not permitted in the building before 8:40 am, unless meeting with a teacher or using the library for study hall. Teachers are not required to be on duty until 8:40 am, and students may not be in the building without supervision. Please make every effort to drop off students as close to 8:40 am as possible.
Students are NOT permitted to utilize aeresol deodorants, perfumes, or other sprays (such as Axe) in the school building for safety reasons. This includes bathrooms and the locker rooms.
2014-2015 Marking Periods
Marking Period 1
September 4, 2014- November 5, 2014
Interim reports due October 3, 2014
Interim reports mailed October 7, 2014
Grades Due November 13, 2014
Report cards go home November 18, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014 - FD Night Conferences
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - DP Night Conferences
December 3, 4, and 5 - 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Conferences
Marking Period 2
November 10, 2014- January 23, 2014
Interim reports due December 12, 2014
Interim reports mailed December 16, 2014
Grades due January 29, 2015
Report cards go home February 3, 2015
Marking Period 3
January 26, 2015- April 10, 2015
Interim reports due February 24, 2015
Interim reports mailed February 26, 2015
Grades due April 16, 2015
Report cards go home April 21, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - DP Night Conferences
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - FD Night Conferences
March 5 and 6 - 1:00 p.m. Dismissal for Conferences
Marking Period 4
April 13, 2015- June 16, 2015
Interim reports due May 7, 2015
Interim reports mailed May 12, 2015
Grades due June 18, 2015
Report cards go home June 18, 2015 (DP)
Report cards mailed home June 30, 2015 (FD)
Students “Give a Little Bit”
During a school-wide assembly on December 17, 2014, in honor of PRIDE, students reflected on the Season of Giving. They thought about the gifts that embody the sentiment of PRIDE that they have shown or given to others this year, while planning character related goals for 2015. Various student groups and individuals were recognized for the gifts they provide to the Forrestdale Community throughout the year.
Paw Print Press-Issue 1(2014-2015) (pdf)
The Forrestdale Paw Print Press club has published its first edition for the 2014-15 school year. Please click the "More" link to view the latest!
Student Assembly Program
On November 13, 2014, the PTO hosted a Veterans Day assembly program for Forrestdale students. Students adorned in red, white and blue, were treated to an esteemed guest speaker, Rumson resident, Mr. Michael Lilley.
Michael Lilley was a Marine infantry officer from 1986-1996, serving in the Mediterranean, Panama and Desert Shield/Storm. Mr. Lilley grew up in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War and his family was stationed throughout the region until the 1990s. His father was in the CIA and US ambassador to Taiwan, South Korea and China.
Students were a captive audience as Mr. Lilley led them on a historical journey through the United States’ military involvement in WW I through current battles. His overall message to students was powerful: American Veterans have changed the World!
Ready, Set, Go...Dream, Dare, Do
Students were treated to a PTO-sponsored assembly program on October 7, 2014, as part of the district character education initiative, PRIDE. The presentation for Grades 4 and 5, titled, “Ready, Set, Go” encouraged students to set goals, determine a plan to achieve these goals, be strong to persevere through the challenges and obstacles they may face on their journey to reaching their goals, and support others in their endeavors.
Grade 6 – 8 students attended a character-building assembly, “Dream, Dare, Do.” Testimonials and interviews featuring middle school and high school students highlighted the challenges many students face growing up today. Students were encouraged to “dare to do something” to achieve their goals and reach success.
Back to School Night Presentation (pdf)
Forrestdale Students Show PRIDE
Students came together for the first school-wide meeting of the year on September 11, 2014. Grade 8 students, in various leadership roles, assisted in presenting the Forrestdale Expectations for promoting a positive school climate, focusing on Bulldawg PRIDE : Peace, Respect, Integrity, Differences accepted and celebrated, and Empathy.
A-B Day Calendar
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Frequently Asked Questions
Please report your child's absence from or planned lateness to school by 9:00 am. You should call 732-842-0383, option 1 to leave a message or speak to Cathy Hawn. Your attention to this will save time and help us account for all students in an efficient manner. If your child is arriving late from a medical appointment, be sure to ask your medical provider for a note in order for the lateness to be excused.
Please note that Deane-Porter school has a separate attendance line. Deane-Porter's number is 732-842-0330.
Phone Calls Home
Please remind your children that if they call you from school, they should leave a message when they do not reach you. If our nurse or school office contacts you, we will always leave a message. If you need to call back, please call 732-842-0383. Bear in mind that the number that shows up on your caller ID will not identify accurately where the call originated. Please listen to your voicemail message before calling the school back, and dial the main office number for the school of your child's enrollment.
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Forrestdale School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Jennifer Crow, School Counselor, is the Anti-Bullying Specialist for Forrestdale School.
Contact Information: email@example.com or 732-842-0383 x455
Laurie Volpe, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction & Guidance, is the district Anti-Bullying Coordinator.
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