Forest Hill Elementary School

School News

Updated Wed, Jan 15th

Zachary Margulies, Forest Hill alumni and current senior at Westmont High School spent his weekend building three flower boxes for Forest Hill as part of his Eagle Scout project. It is always a proud moment when our former students come to visit, but it is especially nice to see the path they are taking and the way they give back to their community. Best of luck to Zachary as he goes off to college next fall.

Updated Mon, Jan 13th

Many parents and community members came to meet and greet the new principal at Forest Hill during her first Principal Coffee. Ms. Chitwood shared her story and how her path started in Campbell and has come full circle back to CUSD. Ms. Chitwood started teaching in 1990, spending four years teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. She is very excited to be back and is grateful for the warm welcome. Her goal for the next few weeks is to get reacquainted with Campbell Union School District and learn about all aspects of Forest Hill Elementary. She will be hosting another Parent Coffee on Friday, February 28th. Please use this link to share your thoughts on possible topics you would like her to cover.

Updated Sat, Dec 14th

Lucas Pacheco, Max Zeng, Amruta Gonugunta, Aisha Lal, Mady Lee, Declan Tracy and Joyee Goh have had their artwork submitted to the Campbell Union School District Best of Class: Student Art Gallery. Their artwork will be on display in the District Office from January to June along with other Campbell Union School District students. Thank you to our dynamic art teacher Mrs. Hardt. We appreciate the support from the Forest Hill PTA for providing the art program.

Updated Sat, Dec 14th

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

Mrs. Cohn has been teaching our students how to play hockey. Students are learning how to pass the puck, work together and problem solve. 

Updated Fri, Dec 13th

First, I want to thank you for participating in the recent thoughtexchange for our school. Through that online forum, we were able to receive direct interactions and input from many of our parent stakeholders about what is working well and what we can focus on to improve. 

Thoughtexchange’s system allows us to see all of the thoughts that were shared and those that received the greatest number of high ratings. We examine that feedback and incorporate it into the rest of the data we have as we develop of school’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which is closely tied to our school funding and budgeting.

Between now and June 1st, 2020, our staff, Instructional Leadership Team and school committees (PTA, SSC, etc.) will be reviewing the results as part of developing our LCAP for 2020-2021. That process will include consideration of changes to be made to student instruction, ways to maintain a safe and welcoming learning environment, and allocating funds and resources to support the decisions.

If you have questions about our annual thoughtexchange or about how we use the results in our LCAP, please contact our school secretary Miss Jackie to set up an appointment or phone call. 


Updated Wed, Dec 11th

Would you like to work during the day while your children are at school? Would you like a job that has the same vacation days at your children? Would you like to be able to walk or have a short commute to work? Forest Hill Elementary School has job openings in our Special Education classrooms. Please see the job posting and apply.

Updated Fri, Jan 10th

It is essential for your healthy student(s) to be at school on time every day ready to learn. Please plan vacations and appointments around the school schedule.  Our job is to teach your child, and we are unable to do so if they are not present every day. We appreciate you partnering with us to provide the best possible education for your children. If you need to call your child in sick, please contact our Health Clerk Mrs. Denise Figueria. 

The school office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days.  Our office telephone number is (408) 364-4279.  If you are reporting your child absent, you may call our 24-hour absence recorder at (408) 341-7132.

Updated Fri, Dec 13th

Is your child getting enough sleep? Please check out the following NPR article about sleep and children. There is strong evidence to show the power of a consistent bedtime and 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night for children ages 5-12.

Updated Tue, Dec 3rd

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, Dec 13th

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming key dates.

Dec 4 – Student Craft Fair 2:00pm

Dec 5- Lunch for a Friend

Dec 6- Dining Night Out- Corner Bakery

Dec 11- Special PTA Meeting 7:00pm

Dec 15 – Garden Work Day 9:00am-12:00pm

Dec 23-Jan 3– No School Winter Break 

January 8- PTA Meeting 8:15am