Lake Forest Elementary Principal Page


J. Cooke

March 2021

Dear Lake Forest Family,

February was a fun month at LFE. We celebrated Black History Month, Kindness Month, and we had a successful Boosterthon fundraiser. We surpassed our goal and raised over $11,000 for recess equipment. I have asked students to tell me their ideas for the playground. I plan to share these with PTA, and we will work to have new equipment for students on the playground soon.

During the first week of March we will celebrate Read Across America Week with fun dress-up days from different Dr. Seuss books. Reading everyday is so important for children. Starting in kindergarten, if a student reads 20 minutes a day at home, they will hear 1.8 million words per year. They will have read for 851 hours by 6th grade and on standardized tests, they will likely score better than 90% of their peers. This is compelling data on the benefits of encouraging your child to read. Supporting a love for reading is critical to student success. Explore our online book fair and help your child find their next favorite book. Now everyone can participate! Encourage your child to create their online wish list and share with friends and family.

 Our eFair code: M8K49

Orders due by: March 5th

Follett will ship your books to the school after our eFair is complete. For every purchase made, we will earn up to 40% back in rewards to help support our school!

Spring Pictures will be taken Wednesday,March 31. Pictures will only be taken of students who bring their prepaid envelope. Yearbooks are also on sale for $20 until March 5. After this date, the price goes up to $25. Our yearbook features color pictures on every page. We look forward to passing out yearbooks on our school-wide yearbook day, May 28. A few additional yearbooks are ordered to be sold that day. To ensure your child receives a yearbook, we encourage you to pre-buy one.

Thank you for your continued support of Lake Forest. We have THE BEST students, staff, and parents. Please let me know if I can assist you in any way. I am happy to help.

Julie R. Cooke