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Stuff the bus program

Forest Park Elementary School students, famililes and staff Stuff the Bus with Toys For Tots, South Colonie's annual program to supply gifts to needy children during the holiday season.

Forest Park Students Demonstrate Use of Lego Robot

Posted February 12, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School students demonstrated to the Board of Education how they designed and built a Lego robotics device in their fourt grade classroom under the supervision of science teacher James Brown. full story

Board of Education Approves School Day Schedule Changes For September

Posted February 12, 2015

The South Colonie Board of Education has approved a plan (pdf) for next September to change the starting and ending times of some of its schools. The change, the result of an ongoing transportation study, is expected to save on overall transportation costs by lowering the number of daily bus runs and provide more time between runs for drivers to transport students to and from school. full story

Students Honored For Showing Tolerance and Acceptance

Posted February 2, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School recognized students recently for demonstrating this month’s character traits of Tolerance and Acceptance. full story

Forest Park Science Teacher Attends GE Wind Energy Workshop

Posted January 23, 2015

Three South Colonie science teachers including one from Forest Park Elementary School participated in a Wind Energy Workshop that took place January 21, on the General Electric Co. Schenectady campus. full story

ELL Students Make Bird Treats in After School Enrichment Program

Posted January 22, 2015

English Language Learners at Forest Park Elementary School prepared delectable peanut butter and birdseed pinecone treats for the birds as part of the their after school enrichment program with Nancy Huntley. full story

Forest Park Participates in National Hour of Code

Posted January 6, 2015

Forest Park Elementary School joined Colonie Central High School this year by participating in the national Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code is designed to demystify code and show that computer science is not 'rocket science,' anybody can learn the basics. view more information and a photo gallery

Information on New K-4 Report Cards

Posted January 6, 2015

Parents of South Colonie K-4 elementary school students will be seeing a new kind of report card this school year. The new report card was designed to align to the new state learning standards and updates in district’s curriculum and instruction. More information (pdf)

Third Grader Helps to Fund the Children's Hospital at Albany Med

Posted December 23, 2014

A local third grader is helping to fund the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center, one donation at a time. Forest Park student Emma Zalucky donated more than $500 to the hospital. The funds were raised by students, teachers and parents from her school, and Emma even contributed some of her own money from birthday and Christmas gifts. view TV report

Forest Park Holiday Carolers

Posted December 18,, 2014

Forest Park Elementary School students sing holiday carols at Colonie Center mall. view a photo gallery

Forest Park Celebrates Halloween

Posted November 5, 2014

Forest Park Elementary School celebrated Halloween with a costume party sponsored by the school PTA. view a photo gallery

South Colonie Well Represented at Northeastern Region PTA Dinner

Posted October 21 2014

A large group from South Colonie attended the 36th Annual Northeastern Region PTA Presidents and Principals dinner on October 20 at Michael's in Latham. full story

Forest Park Fourth Graders Celebrate Their Diversity

Posted October 15, 2014

Mrs. Danton and Mrs. Mlambi's fourth grade class at Forest Park Elementary School recently researched their heritage countries. full story

Special Education Teacher Named Educator of the Week

Posted October 8, 2014

Forest Park Elementary School Special Education teacher Aimee Thompson has been named WTEN News Channel 10 Educator of the Week. view story

Facebook First Day of School Photo Album

Posted September 8, 2014

Our South Colonie "first day of school" Facebook photo album is now complete with parents submitting nearly 100 pictures this school year. Great work everyone and have a great year! view facebook photo album

Students Return to School

Posted September 5, 2014

Students returned to school on Thursday, September 4, for the 2014-15 year. view a musical photo gallery

District Introduces New Meal Charging Policy For 2014-15 School Year

Posted September 3, 2014

South Colonie Schools has adopted a new policy regarding the charging of meals in our school cafeterias. Meal charge limits are as follows. full story

Summer School Special Ed Art - Flower Portraits and Grapevine Wreaths

Posted on July 29, 2014

K-12 students participating in the 2014 South Colonie Summer School Special Education program at Forest Park Elementary School under instructor Thomasa Nielsen worked on flower portraits and grapevine wreaths. view a photo gallery