Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

TK-4th Grade Families


Attention TK-4th grade families: Please use the this survey to let us know if your child is not returning to Forest Hill for the next school year. 

PTA Volunteers Needed


Mrs. Khalid is getting a little worried about the open positions we have for our PTA. Please consider volunteering next year to ensure these programs don't go away. 

Open Positions: 1.  Friday Ice Cream Fundraiser 2.  Community Shares 3.  Hospitality 4.  Volunteer Coordinator 5.  Silent Auction Committee 6.  Talent Show Committee 7.  Newsletter editor 8.  Outdoor Display Shadow Boxes 9. Multicultural Events

If you’re interested or have questions, please contact us at president [at]

Walk-a-Thon Event


Happy Spring! This Friday, April 19th is our annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. All family members are welcome to walk with us. We begin walking at 1:00pm. This is a one of my favorite events of the year. I love seeing our community come together to cheer and support our students. This fundraiser helps cover the cost of student field trips, Mrs. Hardt's Art Program and our school librarian Mrs. Reed. Thank you for your donations!

Lunch For A Friend


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 8:30am. 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!


April Key Dates


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Book Drive – All month 

April 14 - Garden Workday 9:00am-12:00pm

April 17 – PTA Meeting PM – Board Elections 

April 18 – Lunch for a Friend 

April 18 – Treats With Mrs. Khalid & Mr. Cribari :30PM 

April 19 – Walk-A-Thon  

April 26 – Walk-A-Thon…


Box Tops for Education


Please bring your box tops by April 30th.  Please check expiration dates, and label bags with your child's name and room number. 

Classes collecting the most Box Tops will earn an extra recess! 

April Book Drive


Continuing the success from last year, we will again be collecting books throughout the month of April. All books will be donated to help children in the South Bay. San Jose Night Walks is an organization that makes weekly visits to San Jose neighborhoods with high crime rates. Books are distributed every Friday night during summer and are in great demand. Currently their inventory is very low. Please drop off your books outside the school library by April 30th. 

State Testing Practice


Please use the following link to access the practice questions for the upcoming State Testing for grades 3rd, 4th and 5th. Testing will begin on Monday, April 29th.

Practice Questions

School Attendance


If you will be going on vacation, try to plan them on school holidays. If you not able to, and will be gone 2 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…


Work will advance STEM education and foster students developing 21st century problem-solving skills that are critical to any career.

Four teachers from two CUSD elementary schools were chosen to participate in the award-winning The Tech Academies fellowship program sponsored by The Tech’s Bowers Institute. They will join a cohort of 40 educators from other local school districts and expanded learning organizations, all of whom will develop leadership skills and expertise in engineering instruction.

Forest Hill's Jodi Howland and Julie Hart…