Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Nov 17th

We are so grateful for all our students, who are the reason for everything we do. The diversity of our community allows for them to have a wonderful learning experience where they can grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well. They have endured a lot recently due to the pandemic, but so many of them are thrilled to be at school and are always putting their best foot forward. We are thankful for this and their continued perseverance to be the best that they can be. Thank you, Falcons!

We are extraordinarily grateful for our parents and community. Parents and caregivers are valued partners in our educational journey, and we appreciate all that you do to support your children at home. We thank all of you for being so giving which allows us to provide enriching activities such as art, STEM, across the curriculum assemblies, and much much more. Through the support of you and our amazing PTA, we would not be able to do this, so thank you!!

And of course, we cannot forget our staff.  Every single employee at Forest Hill is committed to bringing the highest quality education to our students. They spend countless hours planning and working collaboratively to ensure that we can meet all our students’ needs. Our staff members ensure that Forest Hill is a safe and supportive place to be. Thank you always for your dedication, compassion for students, and hard work, and especially thank you during stressful and difficult times like we are currently experiencing.

This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of the Forest Hill staff, we would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back at school on November 29th.


Best Regards,

Anna Chitwood, Principal

Chelsea Armann, Assistant Principal

Updated Wed, Nov 17th

This will be especially important on rainy days since children will be spread out throughout the campus to comply with the 6 feet distancing while eating indoors.

We have three staggered lunches that begin at 11:30 AM and end at 1:05 PM. If you are willing to volunteer, please reach out to Ms. Chitwood by emailing her at achitwood [at] She will help you with the volunteer application process. Thank you!

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This is a fundraiser that we do every year prior to the winter holidays. It makes for great gifts plus helps support our art program at Forest Hill. Deadline to place orders for the Square1 Art fundraiser is November 15. Place orders online at or give the paper form to your teacher or the office.

Money raised goes towards buying art supplies for the art program. Orders will arrive in December before the break. If you have any questions email Mrs. Hardt at Dhardt [at]
Thank you for your support!
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Students get to sit together regularly as they enjoy reading poems with each other. This activity not only fosters the love of reading and poetry, but also builds teamwork and reading skills. These activities help students build oral fluency, practice phonics skills, teach content, and learn new vocabulary. Choral reading as a group also builds teamwork.  Some of the shyest students have an opportunity to shine! We look forward to when we can start inviting parents again to Mrs. Hill’s monthly poetry parties.

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Students are considered on time when they are in their classrooms by 8:10 AM.

Research shows that children who are in school or participate in school activities every day do better in school.

The Reason?

  • When students miss a day of school, it actually puts them two days behind their classmates
  • Students who are absent an average of 15 days a year, miss a year’s worth of school by their senior year.
  • Students who are 10 minutes late every day, miss 30 hours of instruction during the year

Arriving on time and staying the full school day is important for your child’s education. It also develops sound work habits, which will serve your child well in the future.

Once again, thank you to those who make sure their child is on time!

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Our PTA volunteers worked tirelessly over the weekend decorating the garden so that all our students could enjoy the pumpkin patch.  All students will have the opportunity to walk through the garden, take photos, and select a pumpkin to take home.  Teachers were provided a large pumpkin, as well. Many of our teachers are using this opportunity not only to bring the spirit of fall, but to also incorporate science and math, as well.

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Parents of  English Learners (ELs) have an opportunity to be a part of our English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC). This is a committee for parents of children identified as English Learners. The committee meets 4 times a year and serves to provide input on programs and services for English Learners to the Schools and Governing Board.

Our English Learners (ELs) receive the same engaging and rigorous Common Core curriculum as their classmates—with additional language-based support—so that they are ultimately successful in school and fluent in English.

All of our teachers use English Language Development (ELD) Standards along with the Common Core Standards and the California State Standards to give English Learners what they need to develop language and reach grade-level standards.

At Forest Hill, we will be hosting our own meeting on Friday, October 22nd via zoom starting at 8:30 AM.  We hope that you can join us this Friday so that you can meet other parents as well as learn what ELAC is. In addition, we are hoping to have a parent representative attend the District’s meetings and come back and report what you learned to our school’s ELAC meeting. If you are interested, please reach out to Mrs. Chitwood at achitwood [at]

Agenda for the October 22 ELAC meeting

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Due to COVID, this will be a closed school event.  We promise to take lots of pictures to share with families!


If you would like your child to participate, please adhere to the following rules:

  • Students will wear appropriate costumes, that they can remove by themselves, to school.

  • Students are to wear regular clothes under their costumes.

  • Students bring bags with their names on them to store costumes after the parade.

  • No make-up or Halloween masks are permitted.

  • Weapons are absolutely not allowed.

  • No inflatable costumes.

  • Masks for COVID are still required.

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Please vist the website below and place an order by October 28th.

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All students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM daily during conference week. This will allow time for  teachers to meet with parents. Teachers will be sharing their schedules with the parents. If you have not heard from your child's teacher, please email them and schedule a time to meet and discuss your child's progress.