Forest Park Elementary

Good News Bears May 2022

Forest Park Elementary School

Main Office hours: 7:30-4:00

School Phone: 704-932-8121

School drop-off: 7:50-8:20 AM

School pickup: 3:20 PM

Dear Forest Park Families,

It is so hard to believe that our school year is coming to an end. We have enjoyed a much more normal school year and look forward to a really fun month of May and June!

Thank you for your continued support! We appreciate all that you have done throughout this school year to support your child and ensure that he or she is ready to learn each day.

We are very grateful for your participation in our school Moon Pie fundraiser! We are over halfway to having the money to build our Outdoor Performance Stage!

Please continue to reach out to us with questions, concerns, or compliments! We love to hear from our families.


Martha Motley


  • May 3 - Field Trip for Kindergarten
  • May 4 - Field Trip for Grades 2-3
  • May 5 - Moon Pie Pickup 3:45-5:00 PM
  • May 6 - Field Trip for Grade 1
  • May 6 - Moon Pie Pickup 7:00-9:00 AM
  • May 17 - No School for Students
  • May 18 - Field Trip for Grades 4-5
  • May 25 - 5th Grade, Science EOG
  • May 26 - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades, Reading/ELA EOGs
  • May 27 - 1st Grade Celebration (Your child's teacher will provide more details)
  • May 31 - 2nd Grade Celebration (Your child's teacher will provide more details)
  • June 1 - 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades, Math EOGs
  • June 2 - 3rd Grade, Read to Achieve Test
  • June 3 - FIELD DAY
  • June 6 - 3rd and 4th Grade Celebration (Your child's teacher will provide more details
  • June 7 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony @ 9:00 AM
  • June 8 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL. Report Cards will be sent home with students.
  • June 9 - Remediation from 8:20-12:20 for students retesting
  • June 10 - Retesting for students who qualify


We are looking forward to this week when we have an opportunity to honor our teachers and thank them for all that they do! Here are some ideas for your child to thank his or her teacher this week.

Monday, May 2
Masterpiece Monday – Draw a picture for your teacher of your favorite memory from this school year!

Tuesday, May 3
Too Sweet Tuesday – Bring in your teacher’s favorite candy or sweet treat!

Wednesday, May 4
Watch Me Grow Wednesday! – Bring in flowers of any kind for your teacher (drawn, picked, or purchased)!

Thursday, May 5
Thankful Thursday – Write a note, card, or poem telling your teacher why you are thankful for him or her!

Friday, May 6
Feeling Fortunate Friday – Tell your teacher thank you for something they taught you this year! Send them a message on Showbie, Seesaw, or Dojo!

We are so grateful for all that our Forest Park teachers do!

School begins at 8:20.

As a reminder, please make sure your student is dropped off prior to 8:20. If you arrive in the car rider line at 8:20 or after, you will need to come into the building to sign your child in.

Cell Phones

We are finding that some students are bringing cell phones to school. This can cause a disruption in the classroom and become a problem on the bus. Our Student/Parent Handbook addresses this. "It is recommended that students not bring phones or cellular watches to school. In the event you send your student to school with a phone or cellular watch, it should remain in their backpack for the duration of the day and while on the bus. In the event a student fails to adhere to this expectation, the phone/watch will be taken and a parent will be notified to retrieve the phone from the front office. In the event of a family or personal emergency where you need to speak with your student, please call the front office at 704-932-8121."

If your child does need to have a phone, please make sure that it is safely placed in his or her bookbag, turned off and that your child knows not to take it out on the school bus.

Thank you!