Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

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Sharing our world. Exploring our futures.
Imagining our possibilities ... Together.

9935 NW Durrett St. | Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 916-5400 | Fax: (503) 916-2730

Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Forest Park News

Forest Park Auction - Postponed due to weather to Friday, April 18.

Kindergarten Open House: has taken place and we are actively registering students for 2014-15. If you missed the Open House please call the office to arrange a tour.  We are happy to welcome in all Forest Park families.  503 916-5400

 

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

Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

Long-time alternative school closing its doors

April 01, 2014
The Youth Employment Institute, a valued community-based alternative school that has served Portland Public Schools students for 30 years, has announced that it plans to close due to financial reasons. The school district will cover an extra month of services, placing the school’s closure date at April 30, to give time for PPS to assist the program’s 34 students in finding other schools. [More]

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