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Connect to Kindergarten - Take 2

April 23rd ~ 6:00 -7:00 PM

In case you missed our first Connect held in February, or even if you came to that event and want to know more about our kindergarten curriculum and program, please join us April 23rd from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Meet the Forest Park Kindergarten teachers, learn about our curriculum and program and register for next year!


Forest Park News

Spring Break is officially here! I know many of you have already started the fun. We look forward to seeing everyone back in action March 30th.

Last week I let you know that I've been working on our staffing configuration for the 2015-2016 school year. As a way of communicating the details, I've made a Prezi to help explain the configuration we've been allocated by PPS. There is a shortfall. Our Foundation has supplemented our staffing allocation annually, but as compared to this current school year, we'll need a bit more to keep our program in tack. In short, my goal is to sustain smaller class sizes as much as possible; keep our fine tuned Technology program up and running; utilize our educational assistants in order to better address differentiated learning so that TAG needs are met, as well as Intervention supports are in place. I'm working with our Foundation. When I know more about what we can do with our Foundation dollars, I'll let you know the impact it has on my planning.

Your child has likely let you know that I've made some changes to what kids can and can not do as they play during recess. We've experienced a high volume of incidents and injuries due to highly competitive and rough play, as well as a lack of awareness of others during recess time. I want you to know that I value our recess time and am fully aware of the importance play time has on the brain, enhancing learning. What I want to avoid are the impacts rough play has on students that result in lost learning time, and possible serious injury. I am working with our staff to come up with solutions so that kids can play and be well supervised. If you have questions or concerns about recess and play, please feel free to contact me. Your partnership in finding mutually satisfying solutions is valuable to me.

Please enjoy your week away. We look forward to seeing you again 3/30/15.


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Special Education Teacher
Tina Weitman

504 Coordinator
Lisa Newlyn

School Nurse
Nicky Zimmerman

Pamela Ward

Donna Sanders

Attendance Reporting

If your child will be absent from school, please call the attendance hotline: 503-916-6168. 

PPS News

Camp exposes students to construction careers

March 26, 2015
Students from seven schools learned about construction careers over Spring Break. Construction careers came alive for 20 PPS students from seven high schools during a two-day Spring Break Build-It Camp led by trades professionals. 


Schools step up so no one goes hungry

March 20, 2015

From Sellwood Middle School to Rieke Elementary, many schools stepped up with food drives this month to support families over spring break and beyond. 


Salt & Straw asks students for flavor ideas

March 20, 2015
Salt & Straw ice cream maker Tyler Malek, who has made ice cream flavors with everything from olive oil to beer, asked Vernon students to help him come up with a new flavor. Popular ice cream makers Salt & Straw, a great local business partner to Portland Public Schools, on Friday launched the third year of a fun fundraiser for Vernon, Chapman and Abernethy schools. 


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