Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated Tue, Dec 5th

Through our Art, Innovation, and Music (AIM) Program, our students have been developing their creativity skills. Our AIM teachers Eric Armann, Amy Fang, and Amanda Raudsep have been a wonderful addition to our school. 

Students have had the opportunity to address critical Profile of a Graduate skills during AIM classes. Recently, Kindergarten and first graders were introduced to programming through Bee-Bots, second and third graders learned about values of colors and created artwork inspired by local architecture, and fourth and fifth graders engaged their critical thinking skills in music by identifying musical patterns in popular music. Check out the attached photos for some other recent activities from AIM at Forest Hill!

 Follow their learning journeys on our AIM Blog (

Updated Tue, Nov 28th

The week of 11/13-11/17 is World Kindness Week! Yesterday, some of our fifth graders and kindergartners surprised the rest of campus with inspiring messages of peace and kindness. These messages will greet you as you enter campus from the front gate, Kindergarten gate, or side gate by Campbell Care!

The purpose of World Kindness Week is to focus on positivity around us - by learning, teaching, and sharing kindness with others. Many classes lately have been working on kindness lessons and projects. First grade did a weekly kindness challenge, and second grade worked on surprise kindness notes for their former teachers and for classmates. All our Falcons put effort into being kind and treating others respectfully.

If you'd like some resources for home, has many ideas! Check it out and share with our school Instagram, , if you complete any kindness activities at home!

Updated Tue, Nov 21st

It's definitely pumpkin season at Forest Hill! Many classes from TK-5th have been using pumpkins as inspiration for art, math, writing, and more.

Mrs. Ross's class took inspriation from artist Yayoi Kusama, who has a current exhibition at SFMOMA, and created pumpkin dot paintings. 5th grade students created jack o'lanters based on biographies they read. Mrs. Hannan's class used 10 frames to count exactly how many seeds their pumpkin had, while Mrs. Unsinger's class did an experiment with pumpkin and different types of liquid. Mrs. Cittadino's class made beautiful pumpkin lanters.

It's so much fun to see how our teachers use current events to inspire their teaching and our studetns' learning!

Happy Fall from Forest Hill!

Updated Fri, Nov 17th
Mrs. Hardt has some important news to share. Coming home to you soon will be your child's custom catalog for the Square 1 Art fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to purchase art supplies for our art program. The catalog you receive has stickers on it of your child’s artwork.
Order by:  11/15/2023
Upload additional art if you like, using Art Upload!
If you have questions, or need anything at all, contact customer care online.
Thank you for supporting our school!
Updated Tue, Oct 31st

Many of our members of the Forest Hill Student Leadership team have begun spreading smiles and joy with volunteer opportunities. One group visits TK and K recess each day to help our youngest Falcons play organized games and problem solve together. You might have also seen another set of volunteers greeting people each. morning next to the front office. We are hoping to add even more morning greeters to the back gate area near Campbell Care! Thank you to Mrs. Vander Kooi, Mrs. McClean, and all of our 4th and 5th grade student leaders who help to make Forest Hill welcoming for all!

Updated Tue, Oct 10th

Second grade Falcons recently finished their first ELA unit, Government in Action. Students learned about presidents, including the fun fact that teddy bears were originally named after President Teddy Roosevelt! Mrs. Hill's class celebrated by bringing their teddy bears for a day, and even got to take their bears to the library.

Second graders have also been learning about geographical landforms. In small cooperative groups, they created their own custom topographical maps using clay. Classes brainstormed all the types of land forms they could think of. They will continue to add to their maps as they learn more.

It's also been fun spending time with reading buddies! Students work together to practice reading skills including expression and fluency.

Thanks to our amazing second grade team, students have been working hard and having fun at the same time!

Updated Tue, Sep 19th

What happens when first graders read the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff? They're going to want to try it for themselves, of course! Students planned out what they'd do if Mouse came to their houses, and then the next day they got a surprise note and a treat from Mouse himself! We love our first grade teachers and the fun and creativity they infuse into reading. What would you do if Mouse came to your house?

Updated Tue, Sep 5th

Classrooms have been busy with get-to-know-you activities, including this STEM challenge in Ms. Lee's fourth grade class. In small groups, students had to cooperatively build a cup tower without using thier hands! They had a string tool that they had to operate together. This helped build communication and cooperation skills. What a fun way to get to know each other! Thank you, Ms. Lee! 

Updated Fri, Aug 18th

The school district will be providing all school supplies for the students.

If families would like to donate any additional items such as tissues or antibacterial surface wipes, please find lists attached for each grade. 

Updated Fri, Aug 18th

Good Afternoon Forest Hill Families,

Hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer break.

We wanted to inform you that classroom and teacher assignments for Transitional Kindergarten through 5th grade will be going out on August 15th at 4pm via ParentSquare.
While you may be able to get into PowerSchool before these dates, keep in mind we are still scheduling and balancing class numbers and all class assignments are tentative for the first two weeks of school.

If you have any questions or concerns after you receive your students' new schedule, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at kchen [at]

We have also attached our 2023-2024 Forest Hill Handbook. Please be sure to read and review with your child prior to the start of school.

We are all excited to welcome your student to a new school year on August 16th!