Welcome

  • The staff at Forest Pines Drive Elementary welcomes you and your family to the 2017-2018 school year.  We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.  We firmly believe that a home/school partnership is necessary for the success of all of our students.  Learning is not an easy process! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new experiences.  Learning involves hard work by everyone, the teacher, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student. 

    At Forest Pines, our vision is to challenge each student and provide opportunities for success so that students will become life-long learners who will be prepared to reach their full potential in all areas including academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and social-emotional well-being.  Instruction is based on the Common Core Standards.  We also focus on the mission of Wake County Public School System to provide a relevant and engaging education and will graduate students who are collaborative, creative, effective communicators and critical thinkers.  Our students’ success is the center of all we do.

    Research and experience shows us that a parent’s/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his/her success in school.  To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

    Ensure that your child is at school on time each day.
    Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
    Monitor your child’s homework daily.
    Expect and support positive behavior at school.
    Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.
    We hope that you get involved in the activities of our school, specifically your child’s education, and we look forward to working with you!  Please join our PTA and become part of the school improvement planning within our school.  We look forward to working with you!

    I look forward to partnering with you to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  Thank you in advance for your support and commitment.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (919) 562-6262 or cgrant@wcpss.net.

    Kindly,

    Patrick Grant, Ph.D.

    FPDE - Principal

Dr. Grant