Dear Lake Forest Families and Friends:
We are extremely pleased to announce that Lake Forest elementary has raised its letter grade to a “C”. I am proud of all the hard work that the staff has done to provide a strong foundation for all students to learn and grow. If you are new to Lake Forest…Welcome! If you are returning…Welcome back!! Either way we are proud to have your child as a Lake Forest Lightning. This year we continue our school wide initiative as a Turnaround Arts School. Research shows that schools that are active in the arts and provide a variety of creative outlets for students found significant improvement in academic achievement. After participating in the Turnaround Arts Program, we experienced a reduction in disciplinary referrals, an increase in student attendance and a rise in overall parent participation as well as our celebrated increase in school grade.
We look forward to working closely with you toward our common goal of providing the best educational experience for your child. With the support and assistance of our parents and community, we can help our children succeed. We encourage parents to participate in their child’s education through parent-teacher conferences, the School Advisory Council (SAC), School Advisory Forum (SAF), Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) and especially the school volunteer program.
Please take some time and go through the information in the Parent Handbook, also located on our website with your child. We hope that it will answer many of your questions as we begin this school year. We will be using the Parent Link program, our school website (lakeforest.browardschools.com), in addition to Twitter (@LakeForestArts), to keep you up to date with information regarding any special events, deadlines or programs happening within the school.
As we continue our pursuit of developing your children into well rounded citizens for the future, we look forward to creating a strong alliance with each and every parent that will enable us to achieve our goal.
Again, I extend a heartfelt welcome to those who are returning and a big warm hug to those just joining the Lake Forest Elementary family.