FD Gives Back
Forrestdale students participated in a “Bag Brigade” canned food drive for Lunch Break in Red Bank. Students, by grade level, were assigned items to donate that would be a part of a full meal for families in need. On December 19, student and parent volunteers bagged the items for delivery while sipping hot cocoa. This community event resulted in a total of 232 bags of food being collected and loaded into two trucks for delivery to Lunch Break.
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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