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Phone: (503) 916-5400 | Fax: (503) 916-2730

Weekly News From Principal Newlyn

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dear families,

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and were free of any inconveniences due to our first fall storm.  Saturday I saw many of you at school for the Rose City Make and Take Fair.  Thank you to Mr. Poujade and all the parents who worked behind this scenes to put this event on.  My husband and our two children enjoyed ourselves - I’m pretty sure Adam wants a 3D printer of his own now.  If you are on Twitter, take a look later this evening for pix posted on our new Forest Park Twitter page @PPSForest Park.  

This is a short week and thus a short bulletin.  We are looking forward to seeing you all throughout Wednesday, Thursday, and for some, Friday, for parent teacher conferences.  If you are still in need of a conference, please don’t hesitate to call our office and make an appointment.  Pam and Donna will be happy to assist you: (503) 916-5400.

Spirit Week is this week!  “Orange and Black” is our theme.  Let’s celebrate this two day school week with lots of orange and black!  Thanks to our counselor, Cathy Wentworth, and her 5th grade Leadership Team for organizing this event for us.

Picture retakes and photo ordering are still available on line.  The attached letter has all the information you need to order those photos for Grandma and Grandpa.

Lisa Newlyn


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PPS News

High school info nights for 8th graders

October 28, 2014

Learn about your neighborhood high school or focus schools Benson and Jefferson. Information sessions for 8th graders start in November with Wilson, Cleveland and Grant. 


Youngest readers receive reading calendars during conferences

October 28, 2014
Stacks of Multnomah County Library reading calendars were distributed to schools by language needs this week. Nearly 17,000 Portland Public Schools kindergartener, first, second, and third graders will take home special Multnomah County Library Reading Calendar Tips during parent/teacher conferences this week. The distribution fosters a culture of reading and helps parents support young readers. 


Grant hosts anti-violence speaker Giffords

October 27, 2014
From left: Grant Magazine design editor Bella Rideau; former U.S. rep. Gabrielle Giffords; Grant Magazine editors-in-chief Hunter Stewart, Koji Wieber and Eliza Brown; Grant Magazine volunteer instructor David Austin.

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was in Portland Oct. 21 leading a roundtable focused on the intersection of domestic violence with gun violence, reported Grant Magazine.


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