Upcoming Events


2nd Grade Testing

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) will be administered to students in grade 2 October 15-17, 2019.  The CogAT is a nationally standardized aptitude test which provides an estimate of the likelihood of a student’s success in certain academic areas. The CogAT is an untimed test, but should take approximately 45 minutes per day to administer.

The Iowa is a nationally standardized test which measures students’ performance in reading and mathematics. The Iowa will be administered to students in grade 2 on October 21-22, 2019. The Iowa is an untimed test, but should take approximately 1 hour per day.

Testing Tips:

Please see that your child gets rest on the nights before these tests.
Please make sure that your child eats a nourishing breakfast each day. 
Make every effort to have your child in school and on time except in case of illness.
Please see that your child brings at least two #2 pencils to school. Pencils are required for marking test answer documents. 
Encourage your child to listen attentively to the test administrator’s directions. 
Encourage your child to read each test question and each response carefully before selecting an answer.
Do encourage your child to stay calm if there are questions that seem difficult.  (Encourage your child to choose his/her best answer).
Provide positive feedback by praising your child for what he/she does well.
Please assist us by encouraging your child to perform to the best of his or her ability. For more information about testing or your child’s progress, please contact your child’s school.

South Carolina School Report Card

South Carolina School Report Cards

Below is the link to our School Report Card, released October 1, 2019 by the State Department of Education.  Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.

These report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners’ Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates.

If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.

School Report Card Link

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

You are invited to participate in a pumpkin decorating contest!  Pumpkins will be displayed in the media center during our Fall Book Fair and Family Reading Night.

Contest Rules:

You may use any size gourd or pumpkin.  Artificial pumpkins are encouraged!
Your pumpkin must represent a book character.
No carving allowed!  You may use any materials to dress or decorate your pumpkin, however. 
Winners will be determined by popular vote. 

Pumpkins must be submitted to the Lake Forest Media Center between October 21st and November 8th.  

The first place winner will receive $20 to spend at our school’s Scholastic book fair the following week (November 11-15).  Second and third place winners will receive $10 each to spend at our school’s book fair. 

LEGO EV3 Robotics- Grades 4-5

Program Description

Using the Lego WeDo robotics kits and software, students will build and program several robots.  These are great classes to introduce young students to the exciting world of robotics!!!

Online Registration Opens at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7th . Registration is first come first served. Go to RoperMountain.org, and scroll down to find the BLAST! section. Click the link to go to the registration form for your school. Payment by credit card is required when registering. Questions? jromatelli@greenville.k12.sc.us or 864.355.8940

Program Details

  • Location: Lake Forest Elementary
  • Class: LEGO EV3 Robotics
  • Grades: 4-5
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: October 23, November 6, 13, &20
  • Cost: $60
  • Times: 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Rosetta Stone

You will now have access to the Rosetta Stone Language Lessons Version 3 program. 

In this course, you will learn exclusively in your new language, without translation, quickly gaining the confidence to communicate. The Rosetta Stone immersion based method immediately teaches you to think in a new language by connecting words with vivid imagery in real-life contexts to convey meaning.

Your new Language Training is divided into 4 units with lessons and Focused Activities. The Core Lessons will teach you your new language, while Focused Activities build skills and reinforce the language you've learned. At the end of each unit, a conversational Milestone helps you review what you've learned in a simulated conversation. 

You need this information to access the program: 

Rosetta Stone Site
username: you will create a username when you register
authorization code: greenville

Spanish Version

Backpack for Parent

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

  • View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch balances, and test scores
  • Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
  • Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
  • View their student's school and contact information
  • Manage parent and contact information for their students


Hello Lake Forest Elementary Families!!

We are excited to serve the greatest elementary school in the nation! We are excited to have our 2nd Annual LFE Leopard Loop and continue the tradition of our school’s Fall Carnival. We need your help! Our PTA board is a hard-working group of parents who want nothing but the best for our students and staff, and we are each dedicated to doing whatever it takes to make this year FANTASTIC! WE CAN NOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOUR HELP!  Thank you in advance for your support.

The school year, we would like to increase parental involvement exponentially.  Below you will see a list of all the activities that PTA sponsors during the year, the month and approximate time commitment.  We have daytime and evening options to accommodate all schedules.  Please take a moment to complete the form and return the form to your child's teacher.

Volunteer Form

As always,
PTA- LAkeForest_PTA@yahoo.com

PTA Board Members

Kendra Robinson- kendrarobinson75@gmail.com
Aaron Conley- waconley@thirdactsolutions.com

Lauren Mabry- topsaillcmom@icloud.com
Volunteer Coordinator
Elizabeth McCall- elliesimister@charter.net

Hospitality/ Room Parent Coordinator
Brandy Laster- bl4bizz@yahoo.com
Vanessa Webber- vanessa@scchildrenstheatre.org

School Visitors and Volunteer Guidelines


Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, has implemented additional security checks for school volunteers.  All volunteers must submit an online application to the district and receive clearance from the district before volunteering at any school/center or chaperoning any school field trip.  Click here for more information.