Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

"Hour of Code" in the Valley

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
8:30-9:30 AM

Technology Committee created a list of suggested activities for the Hour of Code, which you can find on the website below. Feel free to browse the site and select other activities based upon the needs and interests of your students.

Candy Quest(teacher led)
Space Quest(teacher led)

Space Quest(teacher led)

Code with Ana and Elsa,  

Infinity Play Lab (Disney Characters)
Code your own sports game, 
Star Wars
Dance Party 
Code your own sports game, 
Star Wars
Dance Party 
Code your own sports game, 
Star Wars
Dance Party 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

2019 Annual Forest Road Spelling Bee was held!

First place winners from each class in Grades 4 - 6 competed in the school-wide Spelling Bee Final.

Michael P (Gr. 6) was the Spelling Bee champion and Ameena R (Gr. 4) came in second place!

Michael correctly spelled the word 'mutate' at the 12th round to win the Forest Road School 

     Spelling Bee held at the library on November 27th.

Congratulations to all who participated 👏👏👏

Sunday, October 20, 2019

2019-2020 NYS Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

2019-2020 NYS Kids Safe Online Poster Contest

The goal of the contest is to engage young people in thinking about cyber security through the creation of posters that will encourage their peers to use the Internet safely and securely.
school boys by lockersThe sponsors of the contest believe that young people know best how their friends and classmates are using the Internet and can craft the messages and the images that will resonate with their girl studying with laptoppeers and help them stay safe online.
The contest is designed to be fun and educational.  Enter the New York State contest to become eligible for the national contest! Winners will be awarded in New York in early 2020. Winners will be submitted to the national contest for category (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9 -12, and special education).


  • Original hand drawn or electronically created submissions will be accepted.
  • Posters are to be created individually with a limit of one entry per student. 
  • Electronic submissions should not use clip art or premade images.
  • Text should be dark and large enough to read.
  • A variety of media may be used, such as watercolor, pen and ink, crayon and markers. Brighter colors reproduce better. Light pencil marks will not show up.


  • Landscape Format Only


  • Minimum - 8.5" (h) X 11" (w)
  • Maximum - 11" (h) X 14" (w)


  • DO NOT send any artwork that contains trademarked images or brands such as clipart, Disney Characters, Dell, Google, Twitter, and Facebook. For additional information on copyright visit:
  • Do not put any personal identifying information on the front of the poster.
  • Teachers, support staff, and parents may offer minimum technical support but cannot aid in the creative process. No professional (paid) assistance is allowed.
Deadline for submittals: December 9, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

“Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card.” 
― Marc Brown-

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

Lights On for Education - Literature Based STEAM Projects

Lights On for Education was held at Memorial Junior High School.  Forest Road School library displayed various literature based STEAM projects and invited everybody to participate.


 No hands required! - STEAM Cup Challenge

"I colored my very own castle!"

     "We designed our own rocket ships!"

 "I built a bed for Goldilocks!"

 Fairytale STEM Problem Solving Kits - The Three Little Pigs, 
The Three Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and Three Bears

 "We designed our own castles!"
"I designed my own robot!"

 6th grade volunteers were manning the booths: STEAM Cup Challenge, Book-Inspired Building Activities, and Fairytale Problem Solving STEM challenge. Way to go~

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring is in the Air!

After listening to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle and Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, students in Miss Cappy's class and Mrs. Freisem's class made caterpillars, spiders, and beautiful flower bouquets during library class.

Lego Time for Kindergarten Students

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kindergartners Read Aloud

Ms. Smithok's kindergarten students were reading aloud their favorite books such as "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "Chicka Chicka 1 2 3," and "The Green Eggs and Ham" to their classmates during library class.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Gr. 2 Students Learn about the Antarctica with Google Expeditions

Port Lockroy, a living museum and haven for Gentoo Penguins 

Penguins are a food source for leopard seals

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Peter Catalanotto Author Visit

Thanks to our PTA, children's author and illustrator, Peter Catalanotto visited Forest Road School 
on February 13 as part of our PARP program and spoke to our students about
 his creative process of writing and drawing from inspiration to final book.

Spring by Vivaldi (Part 1)

Spring by Vivaldi (Part 2)

Winter by Vivaldi

Autumn by Vivaldi