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Thursday, Friday no school

Nov. 26-27: No school in recognition of holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to the more than 3,000 people who attended meetings on enrollment balancing. Slideshow.  Growing Great Schools.

Forest Park News

Forest Park News
From Principal Lisa Newlyn

Hello, Forest Park Families!

I want to thank all of you who attended my State of the School Address Wednesday night and helped me welcome Director Amy Kohnstamm to our school community.  For those of you unable to attend, I am sharing the Prezi I used in articulating specific information.  Unfortunately it doesn't include a voice over or PodCast.  I will be giving another State of the School Address in April which will update the community on Comprehensive Achievement Plan indicators and Staffing Forecast for the 16/17 School Year.  If you missed the latest, I welcome your time and participation next time.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you for your time and presence in support of our Forest Park Elementary school community.  It is an honor to work with you.  It is because of all our of efforts, working in collaboration with each other, that your children -our students - are academically successful every day.

There's a lot going on as we enter the Winter Holiday Season.  Please read on for special announcements and updates.

Have a wonderful week and holiday!

Enrichment Classes

Just a reminder that there will be no enrichment classes Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday next week. The only exception to this is the Tuesday cartooning class with Randy Emberlin. All classes will resume the week of November 30th.
Thank you.

Susan Ellis
Forest Park Enrichment

150 Boxes for 150 Families

Each year the Community Outreach committee at Forest Park School solicits food donations to help families in need. In previous years we have collected over 100 boxes of food. This year we are hoping to increase this number to help an additional 50 families.

The food collected will help families at three Portland schools - Whitman School in SE Portland, Scott School and Vestal School in NE Portland. Most of the kids from these schools rely on the school lunch program for nutritious meals (100% of students at these schools receive free breakfast/lunch). Our food boxes will help bridge the gap during the winter break when these services are not available. 

For 8 days we will be collecting the items listed below. We also accept any cash donations ($40.00 fills one box) and will use those funds to purchase any items we need more of to complete a box.

Dec. 2     Pancake mix, syrup and vegetable oil
Dec. 3     Hot and cold Cereal (instant oatmeal, boxed cereal)
Dec. 4     Mac-n-cheese and canned tuna
Dec. 7     Canned fruit, canned veggies, & canned meals
               (ravioli, spaghetti-o, etc.)
Dec. 8     Peanut butter, jelly & crackers
Dec. 9     Rice, beans, & instant potato mix
Dec. 10   Canned soup/stews and meal mixes (Hamburger Helper)
Dec. 11   Pasta & sauce

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Lisa Newlyn

Heather Whitney

Special Education Teacher
Christina Mosteller

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. 

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PPS News

Language immersion students excel in reading

November 24, 2015
Fourth grade students in Chinese immersion at Woodstock School.

Students enrolled in PPS dual-language immersion programs – whether English speakers or English learners - significantly outpace their peers in reading, a big, new study released this fall found. 


Bond progress update, Fall 2015

November 24, 2015
A group of Roosevelt students receive an up close view of the construction process in early November.

The first new high school buildings in nearly 50 years are starting to rise out of the ground at both Roosevelt and Franklin high schools and master planning is progressing for Grant and about to launch for Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools.


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