Friday, October 30, 2009

Economics Fair!

Friday, October 30th, was the 3rd grade's economic fair. Third graders have been learning about different parts of an economy- goods and services, spending and saving money, supply and demand, and how pricing and selling affects profits.

To show off their new knowledge, they hosted an economics sale, selling entirely handmade goods and services. They generously donated all of their profits to the Make a Wish Foundation.

I was lucky enough to buy a pet rock from Desiree for $.25 and a bookmark from Aaron for $.50. My pet rock (named Desiree, of course) is now happily living on the library circulation desk, and my bookmark is trustily keeping my place in my book!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Red Ribbon Week for Healthy Lifestyles

This is Red Ribbon Week here at Forest North. Every day we are showing off our healthy lifestyle and our choice to not do drugs! We are also collecting canned goods to donate to an area food bank to prove "I can... you can.. we can have a healthy lifestyle!"
On Monday, we wore red to show we are "Reddy to Live a Healthy Lifestyle." Tuesday was "Hats off to a Healthy Lifestyle"... I saw sombreros, baseball caps, toboggans, fedoras and berets! Wednesday, we wore our shirts backwards to "Turn Your Back on an Unhealthy Lifestyle."
Today, Thursday, we decided to "Sock it to a healthy lifestyle!" We are wearing wacky, silly, odd socks to celebrate our choice to not do drugs! Here are some of the wacky socks that were spotted in the library:

Pictured: Abby in 3rd, Ariel in 2nd, Mrs. Benson, Erbey in 2nd, Ms. Lajaunie, Ashlyn in 2nd, Mrs. Decker, Stephanie in 2nd, Mrs. Fournier, Shelby in 4th, Mrs. Young and Mrs. Mills

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spirit Night at Double Dave's!

Tonight is Spirit Night at Forest North Elementary! Meet us from 5:30-8:00 at Double Dave's Pizzaworks, located at 183 and Anderson Mill (13343 Highway 183 North). Double Dave's has generously offered to donate back a percentage of their profit earned tonight back to Forest North. Come support our school in a fun way- through pizza! See you tonight, Eagles.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Library Nights!

Hello, Forest North Eagles! It was lovely to see you at the October Library Night, and especially to welcome our new principal, Ms. Jacobs, to our school with a cake and punch reception!

I wanted to invite you to come to each monthly Library Night. We will have books for students, of course, but I'd also like to highlight our wonderful section of parenting books. Forest North has been focusing on this section to help our students succeed at home and at school!

The Library will be open from 4:30 to 6:00 pm the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Those dates are as follows:

November 17th
December 15th
January 19th
Feburary 16th
March 23rd (this one is delayed a week for Spring Break- have fun!)
April 20th
May 18th

I look forward to seeing all of you on November 17th for an extra special time to checkout books with parents!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Forest North Welcomes Ms. Jacobs!

Forest North Elementary is very excited to have our new principal, Ms. Amy Jacobs. The library hosted a reception to welcome her on Tuesday, October, 20th. Besides checking out books, we also had cake and punch!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Forest North is Exemplary!

Congratulations, Eagles! Forest North has been recognized as an "Exemplary School" for this year! Many of the Forest North staff attended a district celebration to note the achivements of our faculty and students.
Pictured: Kristen Fournier, Librarian. Carolyn Potral, student. Kathy Potral, PE Teacher.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall 2009 Book Fair!

The Forest North Book Fair will take place October 5th-9th during regular school hours. We will have a special Book Fair night on Monday, October 5th from 5:30-6:30 pm. Come out and support our school and library. We'll see you then!