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Forest Park News

Forest Park News
From Principal Lisa Newlyn

Greetings from a very quiet Forest Park Elementary. FPE just isn't the same without the vigor of 487 kiddos.

I want to give a couple quick reminders as we close the year and prepare for the upcoming school year.

First, please DON'T BUY SCHOOL SUPPLIES. For 2015-2016 we are trying something new, looking to share some cost savings with you and create a more efficient way of managing supplies. We will order all common school supplies through Office Depot, where we get deep discounts on bulk supplies. What we ask is that you simply write us a check for $100. For your money, you get: $15 value towards annual subscriptions for your child to IXL and Typing Agent; $35 value towards art supplies, class parties, periodical subscriptions, photo processing, miscellaneous instructional materials; $50 value towards high quality student school supplies to include Ticonderoga #2's, erasers, markers, binders, Sharpies, Crayola colored pencils, Elmer's white glue and glue sticks, notebook paper, composition books, scissors, Post-Its, Ziplocs, folders, 3M tape products, photo copier paper, Kleenex, hand sanitizer and Clorox Wipes. No need to load your children's backpacks with 50lbs of supplies. Just bring them on the first day with their new backpack and lunch box.

Teachers will be greeting you and your child in August with their own back to school letters. They look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child. It may be that an individual teacher will request a specialty supply item, such as a pencil box. They'll let you know in their August Welcome Back letter.

The first day of school is early this year and it's always best practice to make sure children attend with their peers during the critical first days of school. We look forward to seeing you all (1st-5th graders) back August 27th!

Have a fabulous summer!

Outdoor Classroom

Please help! Come one, come all and help Forest Park Elementary start an OUTDOOR CLASSROOM! We have been awarded a $700 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to use towards an outdoor classroom. Mark your calendars and save the dates: Saturday, July 11 from 9AM-11AM (planning meeting), August 8th from 9AM-3PM (work day), and August 22 from 9AM-3PM (work day, Community Care Day). We are looking for assistance with gardening-related activities. We'll be clearing and leveling an area behind portables 1-6 to make way for an outdoor learning area for all students to enjoy. No experience needed - just an interest in shaping your child's future learning. Any amount of donations of time, skill with landscape design/ideas, and/or equipment to assist with clearing, leveling, or construction, would be greatly appreciated. If you are interested in joining the fun please contact Jaclyn Ford. If you are interested in helping with landscape design please contact her by early July.

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Lisa Newlyn

Cathy Wentworth

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

New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


Board adopts 2015-16 budget adding staff, supports to schools

June 24, 2015

The Portland School Board on June 23 adopted a $579 million general fund budget for 2015-16 that adds staff and supports to schools. 


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