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Forest Road School

16 Forest Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11581

(516) 434-3800

Erin Malone, Principal
Dara Haynesworth, Assistant Principal 

 

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Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Forest Road School! We are centrally located in the beautiful and community-minded Mill Brook area of Valley Stream. We are a Kindergarten through 6th grade school and are also currently home to the district’s self-contained special education programs. We offer our student body a rigorous Common Core aligned curriculum while maintaining an emphasis on differentiation and enrichment opportunities. Our staff works diligently to ensure each student receives a quality education with priorities focused on individual growth, social-emotional development and safety.

Forest Road has enjoyed being at the center of such a wonderful community since 1953. Our children walk to school and families have the opportunity for daily interaction with our teaching staff. Our community is diverse and rich with a neighbors from many different cultures working alongside each other for the benefit of all of our children. Cultural “literacy” is not only celebrated but entrenched in our school traditions as we strive to prepare the students for success in a global world. Forest Road is proud of our many accomplishments which include a vibrant school community, strong proficiency rates on NYS assessments and interactive learning experiences for our children. There is a focus on technology use and enhancement, project-based learning, real world application of skills and personal goal setting.

Our school fosters a sense of belonging with our families and we are fortunate to have an active and involved parent base. Our PTA sponsors assemblies and events for our students which support our curriculum and our district promotes a focus on both the Fine and Performing Arts. We host a large variety of before and after school clubs targeting academic development and interest-based activities. During the school day our children and staff are supported by an outstanding group of classroom teachers and specialists in the areas of Reading, Math, ESL, Speech and Language, Enrichment/Quest and Special Education. Our Library and Computer Lab are available to the children on a consistent basis and there are numerous opportunities to explore, research and analyze information. Our classes have access to a laptop cart and the majority of our classes have ipads currently in their rooms for daily use by students. We maintain an emphasis on Physical Education and over wellness as well as providing instruction in both Music and Art. Additionally, we do have performance opportunities for students in grades 5-6 with regard to Chorus, Band and Instruments.

At Forest Road your child is our priority. We strive to be partners with our families and share a common belief that all students can, and will, learn. We value the contributions and ideas shared by our stakeholders and maintain a focus on solution-oriented discussions. It is expected that you will be an advocate for your child and help us to design a successful learning path while they are in our care. Remember to take the 2 In 10 Pledge and give at least two hours of your time over the course of a ten month school year to improve your child’s school experience.

We welcome you to share in our joys and our achievements and thank you for your trust in us.


Erin Malone
Principal
 

Forest Road News

Forest Road Students Celebrate a ‘Winter Wonderland’

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All eyes were on the students of Forest Road Elementary School in the Valley Stream District 30 as they celebrated the season and performed for the school’s annual Winter Wonderland.

Loved ones in attendance laughed and danced along to an engaging morning of entertainment on Dec. 23. Students of all ages enjoyed getting on stage dressed in coordinated colors and costumes to perform various holiday songs. The holiday season was also the topic of pun-filled jokes told by the school’s many comedians, who took turns at the microphone on stage. Families also enjoyed breakfast as they watched the show. The event was the perfect celebration to kick-off the holiday recess.

Date Added: 1/6/2023

Forest Road Chorus Performs Holiday Songs for the Valley Stream 30 Board of Education

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The spotlight shone bright on the Forest Road Elementary School chorus as they ushered in the holiday season during the Dec. 19 Board of Education meeting.

Under the guidance of chorus director Sarah Fernandez, students belted out selections from their winter concert, including holiday songs “Child of Peace” and “Various Themes on Fa La La,” which featured a journey through music history.

After complimenting the wonderful concert performances by all three Valley Stream District 30 schools, Superintendent Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France also thanked parents. “This is a season to celebrate you,” she said, “and the time that you take to nourish and foster a learning environment for your children at home.”

Date Added: 1/4/2023

Valley Stream 30 students focus on social-emotional learning for National School Psychology Awareness Week

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Students throughout Valley Stream District 30 each played their part in focusing on and exercising their mental health in recognition of National School Psychology Awareness Week.

The district’s psychologists at Forest Road, Clear Stream Avenue and Shaw Avenue elementary schools organize the event annually in coordination with physical education teachers. In each school gymnasium, several stations based on social-emotional learning and this year’s theme, “Together We Shine,” were established to test students’ knowledge on mental well-being. They navigated several interactive centers titled “Minute to Win It,” “Mysterious Journey,” “The Wheel of Cooperation” and “The Escape Room.” In each challenge, students worked together to complete one-minute activities, follow a correct path to safety, solve puzzles and riddles and follow specific tasks. Each activity required teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication to be successful.

Date Added: 11/28/2022

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