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Forest Park News

Forest Park News
From Principal Lisa Newlyn

Dear Parents and Families,

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at our Back to School Night last week. What an amazing moment to scan the gym and realize that our 450(ish) students have some many caring and involved adults supporting their learning every day. Thank you for partnering with us in your child's best at Forest Park Elementary.

TAG Parent Night and State of the School Address Mark your calendars for October 5th at 6pm for our TAG Parent Night, followed by a State of the School presentation. Bobbie Reagan will also be joining us to provide some information about an important ballot measure coming up in November - Measure 98, supporting vocational and technical education.

Lockdown Drills, Fire Drills, and Keeping Kids Safe On Thursday we'll practice a drill called "Lockdown" which requires teachers to lock their doors, pull down the shades, and gather their students to a safe space in the room. This is a drill meant to prepare us to react if a dangerous stranger were to enter our school with the intent to harm us. Teachers are excellent at communicating purpose and safety steps, while also providing a sense of calm. Feel free to discuss with your child at home. Throughout the year we practice a variety of safety drills, including evacuation due to Fire, duck and cover for Earthquakes, and Lockdown Team Response when a medical or other non-threatening emergency is occurring in the building.

Parent Volunteer Training Are you planning to volunteer in your child's classroom? We love it when you do and want to make sure you know the in's and out's and do's and don't. Please join me and our PTA reps for a short training on Thursday, 8:15am in the FPE Cafeteria. Thank you Sarah Boudreaux for organizing!

Foundation Direct Giving Campaign Our FPE Foundation is starting their Direct Giving campaign next week. Look for a green envelope coming home with your child soon. Thank you for being "All In" for our kids!

Read on below for more news - and give a look at our calendar of events.

Have a great weekend!

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Lisa Newlyn

Heather Whitney

Special Education Teacher

School Psychologist
Janice Harvey

School Nurse
Tegan Leipzig

Pamela Ward

Donna Sanders

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

Lincoln Cluster

Forest Park is part of the Lincoln Cluster. Our students feed into West Sylvan Middle School and Lincoln High School.

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Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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