Meet Forest Park's new counselor, Ms. Wentworth
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing summer vacation! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my name is Cathy Wentworth and I have joined the staff of Forest Park Elementary as your new school counselor. I have been a part of the Forest Park community as a parent for the last three years and I am delighted to have this opportunity to be even more involved.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) and a Master of Education from Lewis & Clark College. I have K-12 counseling experience from the Beaverton School District, Oregon City School District, and Eugene School District.
As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal and social development of all students. I will be meeting with students individually, in small groups, conducting classroom lessons, meeting with parents, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of all Forest Park students and families.
Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. I encourage you to reach out if you have any concerns regarding your child or if you and your child would like to meet me (which I would love!).
I am here to help students achieve their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for parents and teachers. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 503-916-5400.
I am excited to be here and look forward to meeting you and your children!
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
|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: 2014-2015
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: Deb Kerrigan
- PE with a PE specialist: Mr. Huntley 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.