Box Top Snow Ball Contest Has Begun!

Every Friday after announcements, one student from each class will bring their class’s completed Box Tops Collection Sheets to the lobby. For each completed sheet the class turns in, they can choose to receive one paper “snowball” to put on another class’s door or an “x” to block a snowball on their own door. If you choose a snowball, your class can “throw” it at any other class at Forest Dale Elementary School. (We won’t actually be throwing the paper; we will just be taping it to the class doors.) If you choose an “x,” the “x” can be taped on top of a snowball to “remove it”. After your class has traded in their collection sheets for a “snowball” or an “x” they have 5 minutes to “throw” their snowball at another class or place their “x” on one of their snowballs. We will hand out snowballs only on Fridays (starting on 1/26). As an incentive to get your sheets turned in, we will also be offering weekly bonus “snowballs” to the top three classrooms with the largest number of submissions for each week. First place will get 3 bonus “snowballs”, second place will get 2 bonus “snowballs”, and third place will get one bonus “snowball”. Our collection dates will be 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16 with a final collection on Friday, 2/23. And the winner is… This year there will be a winning class in each grade level. The class that has the LEAST amount of snowballs on their door at the end of the competition on 2/23 will win a BYOD (bring your own device) party! If there is a tie between rooms in a grade level, the classroom that turned in the most completed Box Tops collection sheets will be declared the winner. Also, the one class that turns in the MOST completed collection sheets will win an extra recess & another prize that will be announced when the contest begins! For a copy of collection sheets click here:

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SAVE THE DATE -- Forest Dale Silent Auction

Silent Auction Sold Sign

What:  A fun parent's night out to benefit our teachers and students 

When:  Saturday, March 10th 

Where:  District Tap

Why:  To raise funds to support our students and staff at FDE 

More Information Coming Sooon!  



Welcome to our Forest Dale PTO!

All parents of students at Forest Dale are members of our PTO. Many of our parents work together on committees to run events during the year that build community and spirit for our school. Ranging from helping out in our art room to running our Fall Falcon Fest, there are so many ways that parents can help out.


If you are interested in finding a way to volunteer with the PTO, please email Beth Russo, our PTO Co-President at, and she will help you find a good match for your interests & availability. 


Would you like to be a PTO Sponsor?

The PTO has several sponsorship opportunities. You can sponsor an event, a Falcon Fest activity, or make a donation for the PTO Silent Auction in March. Please see the link below to view our sponsorship guidelines. If you are interested, please contact Celeste Murnan at