• Park Forest Elementary School Song

    Below is the recording of this year's 5th graders, who, in this unique year, had to record themselves individually.  Mr. Edmunds (David's dad) put this together for us!  Our wonderful Mrs. Begg wrote the music set to lyrics that last year's 5th graders wrote for Mrs. Begg.  Mrs. Begg asked last year's 5th graders to give her words that "represented" Park Forest Elementary.

     

    Park Forest Elementary School Song

    I get up, I've got a place to go!

    I belong at a school I know.

    Teachers and friends, at every turn.

    Important things that I need to learn!

     

    (CHORUS) At PFE, PFE, PFE the school for me

    I love PFE, PFE, Park Forest Elementary

     

    Being kind, and standing side by side,

    Every day, we show our penguin pride.

    Memories made through work and fun.

    We grow, and we respect everyone.

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  • The P.A.W.S.(Providing Assistance With Schoolwork) Project is a Nittany Lions Read/Nittany Lions Count Program dedicated to offering “homework help and support” to the children and families of the surrounding communities.  The P.A.W.S. Project employs eligible and qualified Penn State Students to engage remotely with third through eighth grade children to provide individualized homework support in the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.  The Community Service Federal Work-Study Office within the Office of Student Aid at The Penn State University – University Park, coordinates the P.A.W.S. Program.  Utilizing Zoom, program staff will review the child’s homework assignments, assessing and strategizing with the child to establish a manageable approach to the child’s homework success.  Throughout the engagement, program staff seek to determine areas of both strength and need and encourage/assist the child to not only complete their assignments, but also to comprehend the topics or concepts more fully.   

    Interested families may schedule a "Homework Help" session utilizing the link below.  For more information or if you have any questions, please email nittanylionsread@psu.edu.  

    P.A.W.S. Project -  Booking a Session

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  • Social Work Family Needs Assessment - Please fill out this form if you have students within the State College Area School District and your family has any unmet family needs. Once we receive the form, one of our Social Worker will contact you.

    Community Support & Donations Volunteer - During this challenging time, we understand some families may have significant needs such as food insecurity and transportation needs. As the saying goes, "It takes a village" and we cannot stress our appreciation for our community enough. Please review this form if interested in helping.

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  • Arrival and Dismissal Procedures for 20/21

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District News

  • Technology Student Association (TSA) Awards

    Park Forest Middle School’s TSA chapter turned in a high-powered performance at the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania TSA Competition. Additionally, the State High TSA Chapter also sent members to the state competition.

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  • Getting Creative with Art

    It looked as though the Park Forest Middle School showcase for exceptional artwork by students in grades 6-8 would be cancelled — until Park Forest’s art teachers, in the spirit of their profession, decided to get creative.

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  • SCASD Named Best Communities for Music Education

    For the eighth straight year, SCASD has received the Best Communities for Music Education award from the nonprofit National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The honor marks the 17th time since 2000 that the foundation has recognized SCASD for its support for music education.

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  • Kristen Albright Named PAECT Teacher of the Year

    Helping students embrace failure en route to success underpins STEM education for Albright, who recently was named the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) teacher of the year. She stresses that perseverance drives the best engineers and scientists toward solutions.

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  • Tasty Treats From Food Services Baker Jim Nolte

    Baker Jim Nolte has achieved districtwide celebrity status, thanks to the weekly meal distributions to families begun last year. His chocolate chip banana bread continues to garner rave reviews on social media with tales of siblings fighting for the prized slices in the bagged meals.

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About us

  • Park Forest Elementary School
    Home of the Penguins!

    2181 School Drive
    State College, PA. 16803

    Office - 814-231-5010, FAX - 814-235-4825
    Safe at School 814-231-5017

    School Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Jonathan Klingeman, Principal, jtk21@scasd.org
    Mollieann Craig, Secretary, mxc12@scasd.org

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