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Forest Park News

Summer Hours at Forest Park

The Forest Park Office will remain open through June 25, 2014.  Summer vacation begins for staff on June 26.  The office will reopen on August 11, 2014. 

During the month of July Mrs. Newlyn will occasionally check her email and spend a few days at school.  She will also take some well-deserved time with her family.  From time-to-time during the summer Mrs. Newlyn will check her email.   

School Supply List



3 Box Crayola Crayons (24 ct)**          2 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils**      1 Box Crayola Fine Tip Markers**       1 Black Sharpie Fine-Tip**  

1 Box Kleenex Tissues**                       1 Box 8 Crayola Water Color Paints** 1 Pkg. Sanford Magic Rub Erasers**   1 Box Gallon Ziploc Bags

4 Lg. Elmer’s Glue Sticks (white)**(No Purple Glue Sticks, Please)                                3 Thin Black Dry Erase Markers          1 Large orange highlighter

1 Box Crayola Broad Tip Markers**     1 Lg. Backpack to be carried to & from school – NO WHEELS!                      

These supplies will be “pooled” and used by all kindergarten students. Please do not mark with names – except:  please label name on backpack.

First Grade

1 Plastic 2 Pocket Folder      2 Lg. White Glue Sticks                        1 Pink Pearl Eraser                                2 Black Thin Dry Erase Pen                

1 Pr. Scissors (Fiskars)**     1 Plastic Supply Box (small)                                1 Pkg. Sq. Post-it Notes        2 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils**     

1 Lg. Yellow Highlighter       1 Black Sharpie, Fine Tip                     1 Box Crayola Crayons (24 ct.)**                                        

Tissues (Kleenex Brand, Please)**                                                      2 Two Pocket Folders (red, blue)                                                       

1 Box of Thick and Thin Crayola Markers

These supplies will be “pooled” and used by all 1st grade students.

Please do not mark with names – except: please label name on supply box.

Second Grade

1 Box Crayola Crayons (24) **                             4 Pkg. - # 2 Ticonderoga Pencils**     1 Crayola Colored Pencils (24) **

6 Lg. White Glue Sticks                        1 Ruler (in/cm)                                       1 Composition Book

1 Highlighter                                          1 Fiskar Pointed Scissors                    Fine & Broad Tip Crayola Markers**

2 Magic Rub Erasers                             1 Supply Box (8” x 5”)                           Prang Watercolor Paints (classic colors)

1 Pkg. Post-it Notes                                              1 Fine Tip Sharpie Pen                         1 Plastic 2-Pocket Folder, any color

3 – Heavy Duty Plastic 2-Pocket Folders (red, blue, green)                                              Tissues (Kleenex Brand, please)**


Third Grade

1 Box Crayola Crayons (24) **                             6 Lg. White Glue Sticks                        1 Pencil Box                           1 Highlighter

4 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils**      2 White Erasers                                     Fine Tip Sharpies                 Hand Sanitizer      

1 Pkg. Wide Ruled Notebook Paper    Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)**          Fine & Broad Tip Crayola Markers**  

1 Box (24) Colored Pencils**                               7” Fiskars Scissors                                               1 1” Binder w/ Clear Pocket Cover

Hand Held Pencil Sharpener                               Clear Plastic Ruler (in/cm)                    Post-it Notes                          Sturdy Plastic Homework Folder               

A – L Gallon Ziploc Bags                     M – Z Quart Ziploc Bags                      


Fourth Grade

1 Clear Heavy Plastic 2-Pocket Folder                1 Fiskar 7” Scissors                                              3 Pkg. - #2 Pencils**

Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)**          2 Red Ballpoint Pens                            1 White 3-ring Binder 1 ½ in. w/ clear pocket front

3 Yellow Highlighters                           2 Black Fine-Tip Sharpie                      2 Box Crayola Colored Pencils (24 ct.)**

2 Blue Ballpoint Pens                            3 Magic Rub Erasers                             2 Lined Composition Books – Wide Ruled       

2 Black Ultra-Fine Tip Sharpie                             1 Box Water Color Paints                     1 Pkg. Post-it Notes-any color

Hand Sanitizer – Girls Only                 1 Box Band-Aids – Boys Only                            

1 Set of 8 Tabs for Binder (Do not open, please)                                                             

1 Large Pencil Box (2 sizes please – 13” x 5” and 7” x 11” – Not more than 3” tall)                                                       

Do not put names on supplies except scissors, & pencil box

Fifth Grade

1 Composition Book                                             1 Box Colored Pencils**                       2 Highlighters                        1 Pkg. - #2 Pencils**             

1 Pkg. Post-it Notes                                              3 Super/Ultra Fine Black Felt Pens      Erasers                                   1 Fiskar Scissor**                                 

1 Pencil Sharpener                                               1 Set of (100) 3X5 Index Cards (colored & white)                                             

2 Pkgs. Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper                 Red Ink Pen for Corrections                                1 Box Colored Markers                        

2 Rolls Transparent Tape w/ dispenser             2” Clear View 3-Ring Binder                 Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)**

Do not put names on supplies except scissors & binder.




**High quality brands

(Crayola, Ticonderoga Pencils, Elmer’s White Glue)

are recommended.**

State of the School - 2013-14

What Makes Forest Park Special

1) The amazing support the school receives in every category from families: homework, volunteering, financial support

2) Children arrive at school ready to learn

3) Dedicated staff

4) Strong sense of community

5) Enthusiastic, creative students that are eager to learn

Daily Schedule

7:55 a.m. First Bell
8:00 a.m. Tardy Bell - Class Begins
10:45 a.m. Half Day Kindergarten Dismissal
10:50 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. K-5 Lunch/Recess is on a rotation
2:15 p.m. Dismissal (K-5)

Forest Park Program

Forest Park's Classroom Program: 2013-14

All children at Forest Park will be in a self-contained grade level classroom (no blends).

All children will work with the following specialists during their week:

  • Technology with a teacher specializing in technology: Mr. Poujade
  • Library with a Library Assistant: TBD
  • PE with a PE specialist: Mr. Kurtz two times each week
  • Music with a Music Specialist: Ms. Kim

Note: Forest Park is able to provide this well rounded program because of the funds raised through the Forest Park Foundation.  Thank you to everyone that gives so generously to the Forest Park Foundation.  It's all about the kids! Without the Foundation Forest Park would lose: some or all of the following positions:  PE, Technology, Library, and Educational Assistants that work with K-5 teachers.  Thank you Forest Park Parents .

In addition Forest Park children raised substantial funds through Run for the Arts last spring.  Those funds are being used for artist in residents at each grade level and all-school assemblies that celebrate the arts, especially music.

Activity Calendar

What I Learned Today!

What I learned today!

PPS News

PPS leaders join 60 districts in pledging to improve achievement of young men of color

July 21, 2014

Sixty big-city public school districts from across the country,  including Portland Public Schools, released a pledge to improve the academic and social outcomes of boys and young men of color the Council of the Great City Schools announced today at a White House event with President Obama.


Additional leadership news announced

July 16, 2014

Superintendent Carole Smith announced to the PPS staff on July 7 additional pieces of the school district's education leadership reorganization to best serve students and schools. 


Summer program introduces young learners & families to school

July 11, 2014
The program includes free breakfast and lunch, reading, writing and math instructuion, arts education and a weekly parenting workshop. Fifty rising kindergarteners and first graders are getting an introduction to school this summer during a pilot program called Faubion Fast Track. 


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