Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated Mon, Nov 11th

If you will be going on vacation, try to plan them on school holidays. If you not able to, and will be gone 5 days or longer, please come into the office and inquire about an Independent Study Agreement.

Please notify the office every day that your child is absent from school.  To report an absence, call 408-341-7132 for the 24 hr. attendance line.

If you have seen a medical professional, please bring us a doctor's note to have your child's absence medically verified.

Your student is allowed 10 days of parent verified absence due to an illness for the school year. After the 10 days, you will need to bring in a doctor's note to clear the absences. 

Vacations are not excused absences. Vacation and absences other than illness are considered unexcused and will generate truancy letters.

Updated Wed, Nov 13th

Please check the Lost and Found for your child's missing jackets, lunchboxes, etc. We will be donating the remaining items to charity on December 20th. Please ensure you have labeled all jackets, coats, sweatshirts and lunchboxes. If your child comes home with an item that doesn't belong to them, please return to the lost and found. The Lost and Found is located on a rack in front of the library.

Updated Mon, Nov 11th

Dates to Remember 

Nov 25-29 – No School Thanksgiving Break

Dec 4 – Student Craft Fair 2:00pm

Dec 14 – Garden Work Day 9:00am

Dec 23-Jan 3– No School Winter Break 

Updated Tue, Nov 5th

Today, Thursday our PTA is asking families to bring in an extra brown bag lunch for a friend in need.  We will be collecting bag lunches in front of the office AND at the drop off loop until 8:15am. Look for the brown buckets at these locations. For a complete list of acceptable food items, please check the flyer in your child's Friday folder or via PeachJar. All lunches will be delivered to Santa Maria Urban Ministries that morning and distributed that day.  Thank you for your generous donations!

Updated Fri, Nov 1st
During STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) class, 4th and 5th grade students have been discussing energy and how it travels in waves.  We have also discussed seismic energy and earthquakes.  We are finishing up our bridge presentations and starting the braced towers.  We will be testing them with the earthquake tables when they are complete.  We also enjoyed a fun candy corn science/chemistry investigation this week.  
We are still collecting toilet paper, paper towel rolls and shoeboxes. Please bring them to Room 14.
Updated Fri, Nov 1st

Holiday Student Craft Fair

Wednesday, December 4 ~ 1:35pm – 2:35pm

Kick-start your holiday shopping with some unique gifts

made by our 4th and 5th graders. You will have unique handmade gifts for your friends while supporting our students’ creativity. Student vendor applications due November 15th. Questions? Email Vartika and Jennifer at

studentcraftfair [at] foresthillpta.com

Updated Wed, Oct 30th

We are in the beginning of flu season. If your child has a fever, please keep him/her home until the fever is gone for 24 hours. We know it is not easy to miss school, but staying home when sick helps keep everyone else healthy.

Updated Mon, Oct 28th

The 5210 Program focuses on four numbers to live by every day:

5 portions or more of fruits and vegetables

2 hours or less of recreational screen time

1 hour or more of physical activity

0 servings of soda and sugar-sweetened drinks

Playing the sport of basketball is a great way to get fit or to stay strong and healthy! It’s also a lot of fun to play with your family and friends. 
Dribbling, passing, and shooting hoops, are some of the basketball skills that you learn when playing this sport. Regular exercise, even 10 minutes at a time helps your heart, lungs, and bones.
So find a local neighborhood basketball court, invite your friends,
and enjoy this fun and heart- powered game!
Updated Mon, Oct 21st

Our Country Faire was a day filled with fun, food and beautiful weather. The event had a true community feel. So many current and past families attended. The inflatables were a huge hit! The carnival games under the red and white festive tents were enjoyed by everyone. Of course the cake walk was full all day long. The Silent Auction was a great event for the adults too. The Silent Auction and Country Faire raised a record amount for our school programs! Many books were purchased in our Book Fair too! A big thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped throughout the day. 

A big thank you to all volunteers who helped make this year a huge success, especially the Silent Auction leads Sangeetha Katta and Nong Vang and the Country Fair Committee Leads Melanie Simpson and Nicole Salacain.  Thank you to our Book Faire leads Cynthia Mount and Emmy Gregory-Bryson.

Updated Thu, Oct 31st

On Thursday, October 31st students may wear their costumes to school, however no masks, face paint or toy weapons (guns, swords, knives, etc.) are allowed at school. We will have a Halloween Parade at 8:30 am on the upper yard playground. Please make sure to send a change of clothes with your child(ren) to school as all students will be required to change out of their costumes and into their clothes once the parade concludes.