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albany devil dawg visits forest park

Forest Park Elementary School welcomed the Albany Devil Dawg this month to help them kick off the Jump Rope for Heart program. full story

School Supply Lists

Posted June 24, 2016

The Forest Park Elementary School 2016-17 school supply lists are now available by grade level. supply lists (pdf)

Summer Reading Lists

Posted June 1, 2016

The 2016 elementary school summer reading lists are now available. summer reading

Forest Park Students Honored For Showing Empathy

Posted May 31, 2016

Students from Forest Park Elementary School were nominated by their teachers for showing Integrity during the month of May. full story

Fourth Graders Earn PE Student Leadership Awards

Posted May 19, 2016

The Capital Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance recognized Forest Park Elementary School students for their character, sportsmanship, citizenship and leadership both inside and outside of the classroom. full story

Forest Park Students Excel in Math Madness Contest

Posted May 3, 2016

Students in Mr. Brown’s class at Forest Park Elementary School placed fifth out of more than 8,000 classrooms (grades 1-4) who competed in the 2016 Math Madness contest. full story

Fourth Graders Excel at Wind Turbine Competition

Posted April 13, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School students participated in a wind turbine competition in April sponsored by General Electric Co. and Kid Wind. full story

Fourth Grade Teacher Brown Presents at NSTA National Convention

Posted April 12, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School fourth grade teacher James Brown made three separate presentations at the 2016 NSTA National Convention. full story

Students Recognized For Perseverance and Physical Education

Posted March 29, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School students were recognized in March for demonstrating the Character Trait of the Month: Perseverance and excellence in Physical Education. full story

Forest Park Raises More Than $10,000 at This Year's Jump Rope For Heart Event

Posted March 2, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School students  participated in the Jump Rope for Heart program and it was a huge success again this year, raising more than $10,000. more information

Forest Park Students Honored For Showing Empathy

Posted March 2, 2016

Students from Forest Park Elementary School were nominated by their teachers for showing Empathy during the month of February. full story

Winter Dance Party Photos Available

Posted February 23, 2016

We hope you enjoyed the Forest Park PTA Winter Dance Party. To view photos from the evening follow the link and information in the attached flyer. Also, if you did not get your picture frame craft kit favor the evening of the dance, kits are available in the Main Office for students to pick up. If you have any questions about accessing the photos, please email Mrs. Kuno. Photo flier (pdf)

Fourth Graders Prepare For KidWind GE Competition

Posted February 11, 2016

Fourth graders at Forest Park Elementary School began preparing this week for the annual KidWind competition to be held April 9 and sponsored by General Electric Co. - Schenectady. full story

Albany Devil Dawg Kicks Off Forest Park Jump Rope for Heart Program

Posted February 9, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School welcomed the Albany Devil Dawg this month to help them kick off the Jump Rope for Heart program. full story

Forest Park Students Show Tolerance and Acceptance

Posted January 29, 2016

Forest Park Elementary School students were honored for showing Tolerance and Acceptance in January. full story

Forest Park Fourth Graders Learn About Robotics Industry

Posted January 28, 2016

Fourth graders at Forest Park Elementary School received a visit recently from Ed Miron, from Applied Robotics. He visited students in the library to talk about the company he works for, robots, and careers in the robotics industry. full story

Forest Park Holds Holiday Sing-a-long

Posted December 23, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School held a holiday sing-a-long. The video clip is from a portion of the sign-a-long in which school custodian, Mr. Jules, guest soloed with the third graders on John Lennon’s Happy X-mas (War is Over). The video has gone viral and has even been playing on the FM radio station PIX 106. view video

Forest Park Kindergarteners Spread Holiday Cheer

Posted December 15, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School Kindergarteners went on their annual sing-a-long to the Glen Eddy Retirement Community. full story

Schools Help iCARE Donate Clothing to Military

Posted December 10, 2015

South Colonie schools, their families and staff through the iCARE program donated 800 clothing items in November such as shirts, jackets, socks, etc., to local veterans and military families. The items were boxed and delivered to Fisher House yesterday in time for the holidays. musical slideshow

Forest Park Stuffs the Bus With Toys

Posted December 2, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School students and staff helped to bring joy to many this holiday season by “stuffing the bus” as part of South Colonie's ninth annual Toys for Tots campaign. full story

Trader Joe's Shares Healthy Eating Habits at Forest Park

Posted December 1, 2015

Representatives from Trader Joe's came to Forest Park Elementary School to talk to Kindergarten students about healthy eating habits. full story

Kindergarteners Visit Colonie Town Library

Posted December 1, 2015

Kindergarteners from Forest Park Elementary school enjoyed a visit with the staff at the William K. Sanford Colonie Town Library. full story

Kindergarteners Sort Food Drive Items For Needy

Posted November 25, 2015

Mrs. Healy's Kindergarten class helped Nurse Rubino by sorting the canned goods from Forest Park Elementary School's annual food drive. full story

Forest Park Students Are Thankful

Posted November 23, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School were nominated by their teachers for being Thankful during the month of November. full story

Students Present on School Recycling Program at AWMA Meeting

Posted November 20, 2015

Ten students from Forest Park Elementary had an opportunity to present information about the school recycling program at the Air & Waste Management Association annual meeting this month. full story

Superintendent Buhner Reads to Forest Park Kindergarteners

Posted November 17, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School Kindergartners welcomed Superintendent Jonathan Buhner to their school in November. full story

Forest Park Third Grade Self Portrait Art

Posted October 29, 2015

Third graders in teacher Amanda Harris' class at Forest Park Elementary School created self portrait art with a rollercoaster theme background. view art

Forest Park Students Honored For Showing Respect

Posted October 29, 2015

Students from Forest Park Elementary School were nominated by their teachers for showing Respect during the month of October. full story

Forest Part Team Takes Part in Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge

Posted October 19, 2015

“Team Forest Park” participated in the Rugged Raider Patriot Challenge on Saturday, October 17, at Colonie Central High School. full story

South Colonie Welcome Back to School Video Tribute

Posted September 9, 2015

South Colonie welcomed back students and staff today for the 2015-16 school year. View a musical/slide show from opening day through Animoto. Have a great year everyone! view video

Important Information on New Parent Dropoff Traffic Safety Loop

Posted August 11,, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School will feature a new parent dropoff traffic safety loop this school year. Following is information on how to use the traffic loop along with a traffic flow map. traffic loop letter (pdf) and traffic loop map

Inside the Special Ed Summer School Art Program

Posted July 16, 2015

K-12 students participating in the 2015 South Colonie Summer School Special Education program at Forest Park Elementary School under instructor Thomasa Nielsen worked on grapevine wreaths, dusters and bubblewrap prints. view wreath photos or duster photos or Bubblewrap Prints