Strengthening Community: Forest Park Elementary’s Ramadan Food Drive

Forest Park Elementary is gearing up to carry on a tradition that started last year – the Ramadan Food Drive. This year’s drive is slated to begin on Thursday, March 14, signifying the ongoing commitment to this meaningful initiative. With the collaboration of the school, the Town of Colonie Police Department, EMS, and local partners, …

Forest Park Hosts Successful Kickoff Event for South Colonie’s Toys for Tots Campaign

In late November, the South Colonie Central School District kicked off its 2023 partnership with the Capital Region Toys for Tots program hosting multiple toy drives at district locations to support children in need this holiday season. As part of their collective efforts, Forest Park Elementary School students hosted the kick-off event on Monday, Nov. …

Forest Park Community Unites: Exceeds goal for Toys for Tots Campaign

In a display of community spirit, Forest Park Elementary School has not only met but surpassed its ambitious goal of collecting 300+ toys for the South Colonie Toys for Tots program. The school, known for its tight-knit community, rallied together to make a significant impact on to support the district’s long standing partnership of providing …

South Colonie announces free meals for all students effective Dec. 1 

Beginning, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, all students at South Colonie Central School District will enjoy the benefit of receiving free complete breakfast and lunch meals at school.  This development, made possible through the expansion of the federal Community Eligibility Provision, aims to ensure that every student has access to nutritious meals without any cost to …

Forest Park Students Embrace Responsibility in First Morning Program Assembly of the Year

Forest Park Elementary School kicked off the new school year with a message about responsibility during their first morning program assembly. This week’s assembly took place in the school’s cafeteria, where students and staff gathered to explore the theme of responsibility. ENL teacher Briana Gualtieri opened the assembly with a warm welcome, emphasizing the vital …

Forest Park Supply List 2023-24 School Year

Please see the supply lists below by grade level for the 2023-24 school year.  Supply list by grade UPK Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Self-contained 

Author and Illustrator Matthew McElligott visits Forest Park

Forest Park welcomed Matthew McElligott, children’s book author and illustrator, for a visit. McElligott shared his expertise in writing, illustrating, and how ideas get turned into books with the students. Students had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how their favorite books came to be. After McElligott presented to the school, about a …

Forest Park Elementary’s Food Drive for Ramadan; Donations go to the Islamic Center of the Capital District

Forest Park Elementary held a Food Drive in honor of Ramadan. This is an important holiday for many Forest Park families and the larger South Colonie school community. Forest Park school members worked in collaboration with the Colonie Police Department and EMS to collect food items to benefit the Islamic Center of the Capital District. …

Creating brilliant readers; Meet the Pack featuring Christine Fox and Annie DiBernardo

Christine Fox and Annie DiBernardo are literacy specialists at Forest Park Elementary who work with students to strengthen their literacy skills. Between the two of them they support around 80 students, honing their reading comprehension skills.  Fox and DiBernardo work with students in grades K-4 in a small group setting. Their main objective is to …

New Year, new equipment; South Colonie begins installation of new school playgrounds

South Colonie elementary schools are set to receive new school playground equipment this year—thanks in part to donations from several school PTA groups and a grant from Assemblymember Phil Steck (D-Colonie). Several elementary PTAs announced donations last year to offset the cost for the district to enhance or replace each respective school’s existing playground.  With …

Post navigation