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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

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

NYSED Announces Grade 3-8 ELA & Math Testing Changes

Posted February 7, 2016

The New York State Education Department has made a number of changes to the Grades 3-8 ELA and Mathematics assessments for the spring of 2016 administration. 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

Forest Park December Newsletter

Posted December 1, 2015

Take a look at the December Forest Park Flier for all of your school information. Newsletter (pdf)

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

Forest Park Open House Handouts

Posted September 17, 2015

If you missed the handouts from Forest Park's Open House this month, you can download them here. handouts (pdf)

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