Forest View Elementary School’s mission is to help students grow intellectually, socially and emotionally as they become creative, confident problem solvers prepared for global citizenship. With more than 25 countries represented in our student body, we offer a unique international perspective for students and parents. The diversity of our student body enriches the classroom learning environment and enlarges students’ understanding of our complex world.
Contact the office at 919.560.3932 for more information or to arrange a visit to Forest View Elementary School.
Need to register a new student?
If you child's first language is English, you may register at Forest View Elementary School from Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm. If your child's first language is not English, you must make an appointment to register your child at the DPS ESL Office, 560-2510 or 560-2137. To register, you will need a copy of the child's birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record. You will also need proof of residency (a lease, deed, or tax bill).
Forest View has an E-Mail List for Parents!
Forest View now has an email list through Yahoo Groups. This group is set up so that school officials and PTA board members can make announcements about upcoming school events to the group. The group is not meant to be a forum for discussion but merely an additional way of notifying the Forest View community about important school news. Sign up
Learn more about our school's PTA
Parents play an integral role at Forest View Elementary. We welcome your active involvement in our school. To find out more about how parents are enriching our school, visit our PTA webpage.
Volunteer for Forest View
If you are interested in volunteering to work with students at our school, you must complete the online application with Durham Public Schools. We also welcome parent involvement in fundraising and other activities that support our school. Forest View parents operate a concession stand at Duke football and basketball games. Please sign up on our website, or contact our concessions manager if you are interested in participating in this volunteer effort.
¡La escuela Forest View le da la bienvenida a los padres hispanos!! El Club es un lugar para los padres, madres, y otros familiares y amigos que quieren aprender como ayudar a sus niños a tener éxito en la escuela. Una vez cada mes, nos reunimos para compartir una charla con un invitado especial. Proveemos transporte, desayuno y cuidado de niños. ¡Todo grátis y todo en español! Para mayor información, favor de hablar con la maestra Leticia Graf (560-3932).
Check out the outdoor learning initiative at Forest View We believe important learning happens outdoors as well as indoors. Take a closer look. Forest View is the first school in the United States to have a PlayPod. Thanks to a grant from Be Active North Carolina, Forest View students are using their imagination at recess to create play frames using scrap materials from the Scrap Exchange. Our effort was recently featured on ABC-11.
It is important to be on time for school! We begin unloading car riders at 8:35 a.m. and open our classrooms at 8:40 a.m. Dismissal begins at 3:30 p.m. Our front office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., on school days.
Forest View PTA Website
Try these new resources available to our students and parents! Ask your teacher for your login name and password.
Search for a book in the Forest View Media Center
Congratulations to the Forest View Battle of the Books Team
Our team won the Regional Competition! We are very proud of their efforts.
Congratulations to the Altman Family
who recently welcomed a new son, Bennett.
Congratulations to the Smith-Brinkley Family who recently welcomed a new daughter, Allison.
Shining stars for you to see!
Join us at the Duke Observatory for Friday night Sky Gazing. More >
End of Grade Tests
Grades 3-5 will be taking End of Grade Tests this week. Get a good night's rest and come to school ready to do your best!
Club de Padres
Thursday, May 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Join us for the regular meeting of the Club de Padres, our support group for Spanish-speaking parents.
Memorial Day Holiday
No school for students or staff.
5th Grade Science Testing
May 29: 9-10:45 a.m. Kindergarten
May 29: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 1st Grade
May 29: 1-2:45 p.m. 2nd Grade
May 30: 9-10:45 a.m. 3rd Grade
May 30: 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 4th Grade
June 4: 5th Grade at Triangle Sportsplex
We are still looking for volunteers to help with these events. If you can help, please contact Mr. Greene. Volunteers are needed 15 minutes before the field day start time.
Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
Thursday, May 30, 8-9:30 a.m.
Thanks to our hard-working and dedicated volunteers! Forest View wouldn't be the same without you.
Blue Falcon Luncheon
Friday, May 31
We will celebrate the achievements of our Blue Falcons with a special lunch activity during each student's regular lunch period.
FV Chorus Performances
Monday, June 3
End of Year Family Picnic
Monday, June 3, 5:30 p.m.
Join us for our potluck family picnic. Bring a dish to share. The FVES chorus will perform.
4th Quarter Awards Assembly
Tuesday, June 4
2-2:30 p.m., Grades K-2
2:45-3:15 p.m., Grades 3-5
Let's celebrate the successes of the 4th Quarter!
Fifth Grade Talent Show
Thursday, June 6, noon
Our talented 5th graders will entertain us with music, dance, and other amazing feats.