Forest Elementary PS71Q
62-85 Forest Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(718) 821-7772

Monday, December 16, 2013

Winter Break

There will be no school starting Monday, December 23rd, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. 
School will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014. 

Don't forget to work on your Winter Packets!

Wishing everybody a wonderful Holiday Break and a 
Happy New Year from Forest Elementary!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PA Meetings

There will be PA Meetings on Friday, December 13th, 2013.
The morning session will be 8:15 a.m.
The evening session will be 6:00 p.m.

Please come prepared with any suggestions, ideas and concerns.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Respect Rally Family Night

Please join us on Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for our Respect Rally and Family Night where our Chorus Club, the "Treble Makers", will have a Winter Performance.

Come join the fun and the music before the Holidays!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Toys for Tots Toy Drive

We are collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Please donate any new, unopened toys to PS 71's auditorium by Thursday, December 19th, 2013.

Help bring a smile to a child's face this Holiday Season!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Recess

There will be no school on Thursday, November 28th and Friday November 29th, 2013 for Thanksgiving Recess. School will reopen on Monday, December 2nd, 2013.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Family Movie Nights

We will have 2 grade specific nights for a Family Movie Night in November. Bring your child and enjoy the show!

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Grades 3,4,5
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"The Croods"

Friday, November 22, 2013
Grades K,1,2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Despicable Me 2"

Parent Workshops

PS 71 will be hosting numerous parent workshops in November. Please see the dates and timing below for the various parent workshops offered.

Citywide Standards of Intervention & Discipline Measures Workshop
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Morning: 8:20 am - 10:20 am
Evening: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aris Parent Link Workshop
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Morning: 8:20 am - 9:00 am
Evening: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding How the I.E.P. Was Designed to Help Your Child Workshop
Friday, November 15, 2013
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sylvan Parent Workshop Reading & Your Child

Thursday, November 21, 2013
8:30 am - 10:30 am

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Picture Day

Picture Day is almost here! PS 71 will have AMC Photos at the school to take school pictures on the following dates:

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Please send your child dressed appropriately for the pictures.

Election Day - No School

Reminder: There will be no school on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 for Election Day. School will re-open on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

PS 71 Clubs

Information about the clubs available in our school and some of the amazing things that we will be doing throughout the year are available on the bottom of the website. CHECK THEM OUT!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

School Uniforms

PS 71 is now implementing school uniforms for the students beginning November 1st, 2013. Please click the link below to see the details about the uniforms your child will be required to wear:

School Uniforms can be purchased at Happy Days which is located at 56-40 Myrtle Ave, Ridgewood, NY.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Parent Teacher Conferences

PS 71 will have Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

REMINDER: Students will be dismissed at 11:20 am on that day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Forest Elementary Book Fair

PS 71 is hosting a Book Fair starting 
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013

Help support PS 71 by purchasing books through our annual book fair!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Harvest Family Night

PS 71 will be hosting Harvest Family Nights by grade on the following dates and times:

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Wednesday October 16 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
2nd & 3rd Grade: Thursday October 17 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
4th & 5th Grade: Friday October 18 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Please come and join the fun!

Harvest Sale

There will be Harvest Sale during lunch periods on Tuesday, October 15th and Wednesday October 16th.
Please send your children with money if you would like them to purchase items.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Columbus Day

There will be no school on Monday, October 14, 2013 in observance of Columbus Day.
School will be open again on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Don't forget to read about Columbus and what he did for America!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

OWLs follow Behavior Expectations

See the picture below for the behavior expectations for all OWLs.
Abiding by these expectations will ensure our OWLs will have a wonderful school year at Forest Elementary!

We are Owls at Forest Elementary!

The students in Forest Elementary pledge to be OWLs.
Below is the pledge taken by our OWLs.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Welcome Back PS 71!

Welcome back everybody! Have a wonderful school year!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013