Fishbowl Event a Swimming Success
On April 11, 2016, Grade 6 - 8 parents and students joined together at Forrestdale in order to hear one another’s perspectives on key issues facing adolescents at the annual Fishbowl Event. The Fishbowl format allowed for all students and parents to participate in meaningful dialogue in a safe environment. As students and parents gathered, they were separated so that family members were not placed together in the same conversation group. The Forrestdale Peer Leaders led discussion with each group guided by open ended questions such as, what do parents worry most about for their kids and what do kids wish their parents knew about them? The discussions in each room were articulate and insightful, proving to be eye opening for both sets of participants!
Paw Print Press Issue 2
The Paw Print Press Club has released its second issue of the 2015-16 school year. Please click the "more" link to view.
Back to Back Victor for Geography Bee
After eight tie-breaker rounds, Grade 7 student, Peter O, claimed victory in the Forrestdale Geography Bee on January 28, 2016. This is the second win in a row for Peter, who was victorious last year as a sixth grader! Peter will move on to take a written exam that will allow him to qualify for the National Geography Bee held in Washington D.C. and hosted by Alex Tribec. Good luck Peter!
Speech Contest Results
Congratulations to Grade 7 student, Kevin B, for his victory in the first ever Forrestdale Speech Contest. Twenty six students in Grades 6 – 8 participated in this after school event in front of their parents and a panel of three rigorous judges on January 26, 2016. Students presented a three to four minute speech on an international landmark of their choice that they researched under the supervision of Mrs. Maureen Gordon, Rumson Enrichment Teacher. After completing and editing their written speech, district Speech Language Pathologist, Deb Tomaino, coached students in their delivery. The judges remarked to the students how difficult the decision was, as students used such a high caliber of vocabulary, truly educated the audience, and delivered their topic with amazing dedication, preparation, and passion. To read Kevin’s winning speech, click on the “more” link below.
Landmark Speech (pdf)
Annual Spelling Bee
The annual Forrestdale School Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in the FD Gymnasium. Students in Grades 4 – 8 who won their individual classroom “Bee” participated in the school-wide “Bee,” with a total of twenty-seven participants. After two hours of competition, Grade 7 student, Josie Schneider was crowed the victor. Josie spelled the word “sedimentary” correct in the final round. She will move on to the county level at Monmouth University in February. Congratulations Josie!
CPR Classes a Huge Success
On January 6, 7, and 8, 2016, Grade 7 and 8 students were introduced to basic CPR strategies during their Health and Physical Education Classes. In conjunction with Meridian Health, students practiced administering CPR and were exposed to first aid techniques for a choking victim. Our students will receive a Certificate of Participation for their efforts. This exciting opportunity was made possible through a grant given to Meridian Health and it's availability to Forrestdale School was organized by our health teacher, Mrs. deLaszlo.
bell schedule 2015-2016 (pdf)
Please click the "more" button to read Mrs. Crow's newsletter for the week of October 5-9, 2015!
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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
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