Connect to Kindergarten
Connect to Kindergarten is an opportunity for you to learn about Forest Park. At the event you will tour the school, meet the kindergarten teachers and school staff, and register your child for school. This is also a great time to meet other parents. Take this opportunity to ask questions about parent involvement and school events you and your child can attend before the start of school. Invite other families in the neighborhood to these events.
The Forest Park Connect to Kindergarten is on February 25 from 3:00-4:00. Check back for more information about the event.
Forest Park News
News From Principal Lisa Newlyn
We have enjoyed four great days of Kindness this week. Thank you to Cathy Wentworth and our leadership team for leading us through daily reminders of ways we uplift our community through our words and actions. Let's not let today be the end of this celebration. We must practice acts of kindness everyday.
In the spirit of Kindness and Giving, I want to call your attention to our Valentine's Day Gift Bag fundraiser. Next week you'll get another flier home asking you to consider giving $20 that will pay for a gift bag, full of useful items including: watercolors, writing journal, molding clay, a jigsaw puzzle, and crayons. This fundraiser is a part of our 5th grade legacy project, from the inventive mind of Chance Summers. Every year, 5th grade students leave something special behind as they leave us for middle school. This year our goal is to make sure that the 400 patients at Doernbecher and Randall's Children's Hospitals get a special Valentine Gift from Forest Park Students. This is the legacy our 5th graders will leave for our community. Help us reach this goal by bringing in your $20 donation next week.
Your child may have let you know, there's been more assessment lately than normal. We are gearing up for report cards, our feedback piece to you on your child's academic progress. Friday, 1/30/15 is a planning day for teachers, thus no class for students. Your child will come home with a report card on Friday, 2/6/15.
In the midst of end of the quarter hub bub, we are taking time to have fun and learn in different ways. Wednesday, our Kinders made paper, and wow!, what a great time they had making pulp and screening out the water. Today Mr. Brown led an illustration lesson demonstrating how to use vanishing points with illustrated objects. His class had all kinds of objects in motion on paper. Mr. Black's class learned about decimals and their use in sports stats. Kids really connected with this real life relevance and were excited to discuss their favorite sports figures.
Flu is in our midst. A couple friendly reminders about sick students. If you child has a fever or has thrown up, or both, he or she should stay home for 24 hours. If either symptom occur at school, we will send your child home, where they should stay for 24 hours. We are being vigilant in cleaning surfaces. We are in need of Kleenex and Clorox Wipes. We'll say Thank You for your charitable donation of these items! Thank you for keeping our community healthy.
Please read on for important information from our Foundation, and from Portland Public Schools.
Look in your child's backpack for your invitation to the auction on February 21, 2015. We hope you join us “Where the Wild Things Are!”! RSVP by February 9, 2015 before prices go up. You can return your RSVP card to the office with a check or buy tickets online at
https://forestparkelementary.schoolauction.net/auction2015. (Note – paying by check with save the Foundation credit card fees.) See you there!
Please contact Auction Chairs Michelle Dinsmoor firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathy Wentworth email@example.com any questions about the auction.
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Battle of the Books for 4th and 5th Graders
The Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a voluntary statewide program promoting reading motivation and comprehension sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services Technology Act grant. The goals are to encourage reading for enjoyment, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote cooperative learning.
Parent Survery Regarding West Sylvan
The West Sylvan Middle School PTA conducted a survey pertaining to overcrowding at their school.