Forest Green
School (K–6)

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Grades: Kindergarten to Grade 6
Principal: Mr. Travis McNaughton
Student Population: 275

5210-45 Street
Stony Plain, AB
T7Z 1R5

Phone: 780-963-7366
Fax: 780-963-0341
Email: ForestGreen@psd70.ab.ca


Located in Stony Plain, Forest Green School serves approximately 275 students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Forest Green School enjoys a warm family centered school atmosphere that is well-supported by an active school council and community volunteers.

Unique Features of Our School

  • Our small size allows for personalized relationships for students with most school staff members.

  • We focus on creating a sense of belonging for all students through our annual Identity Fair, classroom buddies and numerous noon hour clubs including the recycling club, Minga Club (leadership), craft club and others offered by parents and community members.

  • We focus on student health and wellness through the work of our Health Champion, Student Wellness Action Team activities, running clubs (including participation in the annual PSD trip to the Vancouver Sun Run), classroom fruit bowls, Rainbow Connection, brain breaks and more.

  • Our teachers place an emphasis on student literacy through Daily 5 and balanced literacy programming in all grades. Using a Response to Intervention model, 100% of Forest Green students' reading skills are assessed annually, followed by teachers providing strategic support to their entire class, small groups and individual students as needed.

  • We have recently been focusing on providing students with more experiential learning opportunities by developing science bins with hands-on activities for every unit in the K-6 curricula, planting a tower garden each year, and Grade 6 participation in the PSD Parklandia project. We are excited to have delved into makerspace programming and are looking forward to expanding learning activities for our students.

  • We have strong supports for students’ social and emotional development through the roles of our First Nations Support Worker and Support and Mentor Coordinator by offering targeted supports such as student mentoring, Rainbows, Zones of Regulation and Friendship Club. We are pleased to have a therapy dog present in one of our early years classrooms. Our sensory room provides a calming place in the school for students to self-regulate. As well, we are beginning to implement mindfulness activities into classrooms to provide students with experiences and strategies to control their regulation and deal with anxiety and difficult emotions.

  • We offer an emergency breakfast and lunch as well as a clothing program for students in need, in partnership with the Healing Seed, a local Stony Plain charitable community group.

  • Fine arts is also an area of focus with a strong music program taught by a music specialist who offers extracurricular choir and handbells clubs. The school offers an array of cultural and artistic performances each year, including a week-long artist in residency experience for the entire school. Our students participate annually in the PSD Choral and Visual Arts celebrations.

  • There is a technology presence in the school with each classroom having an interactive whiteboard and document camera. There are numerous Chromebooks and iPads available for student use.

  • Forest Green staff have access to K-12 experts who have distinct knowledge and skills for student specialized programming through our partnership with Connections for Learning, PSD's alternative education site.
     

For more information contact:
Forest Green School
Phone: 780-963-7366
Email: ForestGreen@psd70.ab.ca