Hello Forest Park Families,
Welcome (almost) back to school! There has been a buzz of activity and excitement as teachers returned to the building this week. It was no small fete to get everything in place for your students to walk through the doors Tuesday, September 2nd. If your children are like mine, then I’m sure you, too, have been keeping a lid on the Back To School excitement at home. The Forest Park staff is excited for their return as well!
Opening Day Packets
Thank you to Pam, Donna, and our fabulous PTA for putting together all the necessary information you will need to get the ‘14-‘15 school year started. Please take notice of the gray Opening Day Packets coming home with your child on Tuesday. Inside you will find a variety of important information. Please take notice of the PPS Student Verification Form and make sure it is complete and accurate.
Forest Park PDX
“Airport Parking” has arrived at Forest Park. When you arrive on Tuesday you will see new striping and signage in the main parking area. We now have an “arrivals” and “departures” flow, just like at PDX. Along the yellow curb (closest to the cafeteria) is our drop off and pick up area. The outside lane (to the left) is for through traffic. As you drive around the parking circle, you can move through in the “left lane” until you see an available open spot along the yellow curb. Do not park in the cross walks or in front of the bus lane. Please watch for our duty staff (including me) as we direct traffic. These measures are in place to alleviate traffic congestion and improve student safety.
Welcome Seth McGinnis, our new 2nd grade teacher
TBD no more, Seth McGinnis joined our 2nd grade team on Thursday. Mr. McGinnis comes to us highly recommended and gave an exceptional interview. He has already begun the work of getting his instructional program together. Please help me thank Ms. Carol Passey for supporting the TBD transition by getting Room 202 in order and ready for Mr. McGinnis.
Forest Park PTA and Foundation
Our school wouldn’t run well without the tireless work of both our PTA and Foundation. Please find important information about how you can support their work in the Opening Day Packet.
9/2 – First Day of school, 8AM sharp
9/12 – PTA Back to School Picnic, 5:30pm
9/15 (K-2) and 9/16 (3-5) – Picture Days
9/18 – Back to School Night, 6:30pm
10/10 – No School, State Inservice Day
10/29 and 10/30 – Parent Teacher Conferences
10/31 – No School
School Supply List
3 Box Crayola Crayons (24 ct)** 2 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils** 1 Box Crayola Fine Tip Markers** 1 Black Sharpie Fine-Tip**
1 Box Kleenex Tissues** 1 Box 8 Crayola Water Color Paints** 1 Pkg. Sanford Magic Rub Erasers** 1 Box Gallon Ziploc Bags
4 Lg. Elmer’s Glue Sticks (white)**(No Purple Glue Sticks, Please) 3 Thin Black Dry Erase Markers 1 Large orange highlighter
1 Box Crayola Broad Tip Markers** 1 Lg. Backpack to be carried to & from school – NO WHEELS!
These supplies will be “pooled” and used by all kindergarten students. Please do not mark with names – except: please label name on backpack.
1 Plastic 2 Pocket Folder 2 Lg. White Glue Sticks 1 Pink Pearl Eraser 2 Black Thin Dry Erase Pen
1 Pr. Scissors (Fiskars)** 1 Plastic Supply Box (small) 1 Pkg. Sq. Post-it Notes 2 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils**
1 Lg. Yellow Highlighter 1 Black Sharpie, Fine Tip 1 Box Crayola Crayons (24 ct.)**
Tissues (Kleenex Brand, Please)** 2 Two Pocket Folders (red, blue)
1 Box of Thick and Thin Crayola Markers
These supplies will be “pooled” and used by all 1st grade students.
Please do not mark with names – except: please label name on supply box.
1 Box Crayola Crayons (24) ** 4 Pkg. - # 2 Ticonderoga Pencils** 1 Crayola Colored Pencils (24) **
6 Lg. White Glue Sticks 1 Ruler (in/cm) 1 Composition Book
1 Highlighter 1 Fiskar Pointed Scissors Fine & Broad Tip Crayola Markers**
2 Magic Rub Erasers 1 Supply Box (8” x 5”) Prang Watercolor Paints (classic colors)
1 Pkg. Post-it Notes 1 Fine Tip Sharpie Pen 1 Plastic 2-Pocket Folder, any color
3 – Heavy Duty Plastic 2-Pocket Folders (red, blue, green) Tissues (Kleenex Brand, please)**
1 Box Crayola Crayons (24) ** 6 Lg. White Glue Sticks 1 Pencil Box 1 Highlighter
4 Pkg. - #2 Ticonderoga Pencils** 2 White Erasers Fine Tip Sharpies Hand Sanitizer
1 Pkg. Wide Ruled Notebook Paper Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)** Fine & Broad Tip Crayola Markers**
1 Box (24) Colored Pencils** 7” Fiskars Scissors 1 1” Binder w/ Clear Pocket Cover
Hand Held Pencil Sharpener Clear Plastic Ruler (in/cm) Post-it Notes Sturdy Plastic Homework Folder
A – L Gallon Ziploc Bags M – Z Quart Ziploc Bags
1 Clear Heavy Plastic 2-Pocket Folder 1 Fiskar 7” Scissors 3 Pkg. - #2 Pencils**
Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)** 2 Red Ballpoint Pens 1 White 3-ring Binder 1 ½ in. w/ clear pocket front
3 Yellow Highlighters 2 Black Fine-Tip Sharpie 2 Box Crayola Colored Pencils (24 ct.)**
2 Blue Ballpoint Pens 3 Magic Rub Erasers 2 Lined Composition Books – Wide Ruled
2 Black Ultra-Fine Tip Sharpie 1 Box Water Color Paints 1 Pkg. Post-it Notes-any color
Hand Sanitizer – Girls Only 1 Box Band-Aids – Boys Only
1 Set of 8 Tabs for Binder (Do not open, please)
1 Large Pencil Box (2 sizes please – 13” x 5” and 7” x 11” – Not more than 3” tall)
Do not put names on supplies except scissors, & pencil box.
1 Composition Book 1 Box Colored Pencils** 2 Highlighters 1 Pkg. - #2 Pencils**
1 Pkg. Post-it Notes 3 Super/Ultra Fine Black Felt Pens Erasers 1 Fiskar Scissor**
1 Pencil Sharpener 1 Set of (100) 3X5 Index Cards (colored & white)
2 Pkgs. Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper Red Ink Pen for Corrections 1 Box Colored Markers
2 Rolls Transparent Tape w/ dispenser 2” Clear View 3-Ring Binder Wipes (Clorox Brand, please)**
Do not put names on supplies except scissors & binder.
**High quality brands
(Crayola, Ticonderoga Pencils, Elmer’s White Glue)