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Forest Road School

16 Forest Rd., Valley Stream, NY 11581

(516) 434-3800

Erin Malone, Principal
Dara Haynesworth, Assistant Principal 

 

Forest Road Reopening Procedures

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

Two New Teachers Welcomed at September Board Meeting

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Two new teachers to the Valley Stream District 30 took center stage during the regular board of education meeting on Sept. 20.

The spotlight once again shone on the district’s newest staff members, Jennifer Aviles, who will be a teaching assistant at Shaw Avenue School, and Michel Cabral-Martin, who will serve as a speech teacher. Mrs. Aviles holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University and recently was the coordinator of professional development at the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County. Mrs. Cabral-Martin joins the district’s cast with a wealth of experience in remedial and speech therapy, with her most recent experience working with elementary, middle and high school students. Mrs. Cabral-Martin received a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and speech pathology from Adelphi University.

Director of Human Resources Marcela Moran, along with fellow administrators and board of education trustees, welcomed them to The Friendly Schools.

Date Added: 9/27/2022

New Valley Stream 30 Teachers Welcomed at August Board Meeting

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New staff members hired during the summer in Valley Stream District 30 took center stage and were given a warm welcome during the Board of Education meeting on Aug. 29.

Director of Human Resources Marcela Moran introduced the new teachers, who included Allison Cortes-Reid, April Laracuenti, Kimberly Rivera, and Torianna Simpson-O’Neal, as well as teacher assistants Shari Guzzetta, Geraldine Bollo-Goldstein, Shamela Karrim and Juanita Chung and Shaw Avenue Elementary School’s two new assistant principals, Ashley Lemmo and Nyree Whittaker-Roth.

At the meeting’s curtain call, board members also welcomed the new staff to the district.

Date Added: 9/12/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Build and Code with Lego

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Spotlights shone on students’ creations in the Lego Robotics program in Valley Stream District 30, which involved designing, building and coding robotics made of Legos.

Twenty students from all three buildings – Clear Stream Avenue, Shaw Avenue and Forest Road elementary schools – worked in three teams to construct a robot and script code that made them carry out a symphony of tasks.

In a culminating Lego Robotics Night event, parents visited to view the robotics perform and to experience a taste of the Lego Robotics competition in which the students will participate in the winter.

“Due to the success of the week, the district will also be looking to have a LEGO Robotics Night during the school year that will be structured much like the culminating event,” said Shaw Avenue teacher Timothy Rau, who facilitated the program. “We are so happy and proud of all the kids were able to accomplish.”

Date Added: 9/9/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Are Prepared to Learn In The New Year

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Hundreds of students in Valley Stream District 30 were welcomed and ushered into their respective schools on Sept. 1, ready to take on their new leading roles. It was a day filled with action as pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders met their new teachers and participated in fun first-day activities.

At Shaw Avenue Elementary School, for example, Global Leaders of Tomorrow gathered in the gymnasium as they engaged in a team building activity to strengthen their collaboration skills. Students toured with their classes at Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School to visit the school librarians, art, music and physical education teachers, as well as other specialty staff to get acclimated to their new roles and routines. In Naomi Yochai’s kindergarten class at Forest Road Elementary School, students read “The King of Kindergarten” and “The Queen of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton before fashioning themselves as kings and queens in individual artwork.

The school year will be filled with a variety of lessons and activities which allow our Global Leaders of Tomorrow to take action as they find meaningful ways to communicate, collaborate, think critically and create with compassion.

Date Added: 9/7/2022

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