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earth day picnic table award

Forest Park students enjoy a new picnic table on Earth Day for their yearlong recycling efforts with Entenmann's Little Bites. full story

Harbor Freight Donates Items to Help Students Meet Their Recycling Goals

Harbor Freight has donated a rolling scaffold and a table cart to Forest Park Elementary School to help students meet their recycling goals. full story

Forest Park Earns Earth Day Grant to Expand Clean Pail Club Program

Forest Park Elementary School has been awarded a $750 grant to expand its school-wide recycling efforts known as the Clean Pail Club. full story

Forest Park Awarded New Picnic Table on Earth Day For Recycling Efforts

Students from Forest Park Elementary School were awarded a new picnic table made with recycled Entenmann’s Little Bites during an Earth Day assembly today with Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy. full story

Forest Park Teacher Selected For Mickelson Academy

Congratulations to Forest Park Elementary School fourth grade teacher Kelli Budney for being selected to attend the 2014 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy this summer. The academy will be held July 20-25 in New Jersey. full story

Clip Your Box Tops, Help Forest Park

Parents: Please remember to check your household products for box tops, clip them and send them into Forest Park as it is an easy way to earn money for your child’s school. list products that have box tops (pdf)

Teacher Brown Honored at National Teachers Science Conference

James Brown, a fourth grade teacher at Forest Park Elementary School, was recognized for his lesson “Wheel ‘Round a Meter” at the 2014 National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education. full story

Forest Park Recognizes Jump Rope For Heart Top Fund Raisers

Forest Park Elementary School recognized the students in March who participated in Jump Rope for Heart, a program to raise awareness and money for children with heart problems, in collaboration with the American Heart Association. full story

Forest Park Kindergartners Are 100 Days Smarter

Forest Park Kindergarten students and teachers celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up as 100 year old people. view a photo gallery

Kindergartners Learn About Making Friends

Kindergartners at Forest Park Elementary School learned about making friends with all different kinds of people. full story

Grade 4 Orchestra Winter Performances

The Forest Park Elementary School Fourth Grade Orchestra members performed at a morning assembly in January and an evening concert with family and friends. full story

iCARE Volunteers Host Kids Night Out Event

The Colonie Central High School iCARE team hosted a Kids Night Out on Saturday evening, Jan. 25, at the Village of Colonie Family Recreation Center for Forest Park students. full story

Shop Rite Helps Kindergartners Learn About Nutrition

Kindergarteners at Forest Park Elementary School got a classroom visit recently from Colonie Shop Rite dietitian Amy Imler, who discussed the importance of eating a healthy, rainbow plate of food. full story

Festival Friday Raises Money For Children's Hospital

Forest Park Elementary School students and staff wore their most festive apparel for Festival Friday and raised $452.30 to help the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The ideas was brought to Mrs. Penn by Emma Zalucky in Ms. Traynor's class. Emma donated $33 of her own money to the Children's Hospital. view a photo gallery

Third and Fourth Graders Sing for the Holidays at Colonie Center 

Third and fourth graders from Forest Park Elementary School sang at Colonie Center on December 11th for their annual holiday concert. view a photo gallery

Kindergartners Spread Holiday Cheer at Glen Eddy

Kindergartners from Forest Park Elementary School made delicious cookies and festive cards for residents of the Glen Eddy Nursing Home. Some of the students were able to go to the Glen Eddy after school and sing several holiday songs. view a photo gallery

Students Earn $500 by Recycling While Protecting the Environment

Students at Forest Park Elementary School have earned more than $500 since November through a school-wide recycling initiative, while doing their part to protect the environment. full story

CCHS iCARE Rewards Third Graders With Pizza Party

Forest Park Elementary School third graders raised the most money for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in October and as a reward were throw a pizza party by the members of the iCARE program at Colonie Central High School. full story

First Grade Guest Readers

Parents in Mrs. Koes’s first grade class at Forest Park Elementary School have been volunteering their time this school year as guest readers in the classroom. view a photo gallery

Forest Park Students Honor Family Veterans

Forest Park Elementary School held its annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 12. Fourth graders invited loved ones to Morning Program, thanking their fathers, grand fathers, uncles and others for fighting for our nation's freedoms. full story

Forest Park Buddies Communicate Through Storytelling

Mrs. Healy's Kindergartners and Mrs. Danton's fourth graders at Forest Park Elementary School enjoyed telling stories to each other. full story

Forest Park Halloween Happenings Event

Forest Park Elementary School and the PTA sponsored a Halloween Happenings event in October. The night featured a costume parade and pictures followed by a magic show by Joey D, trick or treating and other Halloween fun and refreshments. view a photo gallery

Third Grader Earns Principal's Award For Raising Money to Fight Cancer

Caden Haas a third grader in Ms. Blot’s class, earned a Principal's Award from Jill Penn for raising more than $175 in donations to support the Forest Park Wear Pink Day this October. full story

Wear Pink Day Raises Over $500 For Breast Cancer Research

Forest Park Elementary School students and staff held a "Wear Pink Day" on October 17 to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Participants paid $1 to wear pink that day in support of breast cancer research and raise more than $500 in all. view a photo gallery

High School Students Present About iCARE at Forest Park Morning Program

Colonie Central High School students visited Forest Park Elementary School during the Morning Program this fall to talk about iCARE and to share a video detailing what the program is all about. full story

Forest Park Welcome Back Bash Movie Night

Forest Park Elementary School and the PTA sponsored a Welcome Back Bash outdoor movie night for families in September. view a photo gallery

Fall Parents As Reading Partners Kicks Off

Forest Park Elementary School has kicked off its Fall Parent as Reading Partners (PARP) program. Join us in our efforts to encourage students to be lifelong readers. In support of PARP, the Forest Park PTA has invited Sylvia and the Magic Trunk to perform "Get Lost in a Book" on October 4th. For more information about PARP or to download the reading log, click here. Happy Reading! 

Penny Harvest Program Underway

Forest Park Elementary School has kicked off this year’s Penny Harvest program. Information and penny bags have been sent home. Please send in your pennies and other loose change as we collect money to support our Forest Park community. Will your grade win our first weekly challenge of the most pennies? Will your teacher be crowned the Penny Prince or Princess? The pennies we collect will be used to support local charities with a focus on cancer in partnership with the Colonie Central High School’s iCARE program. Click here to learn more about the iCARE program.

Back to School Photo Gallery on Facebook

View a back to school photo gallery on the South Colonie Facebook page courtesy of our proud parents. Thank you to everyone who participated in this inaugural event. view photo gallery on Facebook

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