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Forest Park News

Forest Park News
From Principal Lisa Newlyn

I hope to see you all tonight at our annual Spring Carnival! Last year it was my first introduction to the Forest Park Elementary community, and I must say it knocked my socks off. I look forward to seeing you all and having some fun together on this lovely, warm, spring evening.

Our sunny weather makes staying after school very enticing. As much as we want kids to enjoy the school grounds and have fun together after school, I want to give a word of caution: FPE doesn't provide adult supervision and there are some liability issues for us to consider. All students need to have checked in with a parent after school. That means for our younger, primary students an adult needs to pick them up from our school grounds immediately at the end of the school day. We can not release primary students to meet parents on the field later on in the afternoon. We can not release primary students to walk to The Village. We also can not supervise students in the office unless absolutely necessary. Please help us keep our grounds safe for kids, and our office running efficiently by making after school arrangements in advance of the school day. FPE takes it's role in keeping your children safe seriously and we thank you for your support and consideration.

A year ago this week I was announced as the incoming Principal of Forest Park Elementary, and the knowledge of that has given me pause. It has truly been a remarkable year for us. We have much to celebrate in our community and in our student body. What bright, enthusiastic children we share! Thank you for your support of me in my transition this year. I'm glad to have one year under my belt and look forward to many more.

June 11th we celebrate the year with our student body in our year end assembly and with our new tradition, Move Up Day. In next week's newsletter I'll provide more detail as to what to expect about Move Up Day. Thank you for your letters articulating learning needs for your children. We are in the process of finalizing our learning groups. As I see what's ahead, I'm excited for Fall 2015 already!

Here's to dunk tanks, hot dogs, cake walks, and all things bouncy that need waivers - see you tonight!

Forest Park Field Day
June 5, 2015

Field Day is coming on Friday June 5th! Please volunteer to help Mr. Huntley by running a field day station, or filling water balloons. Sign ups are from 8:30-10:45 for Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade, and 11:45-2:00 for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Thanks for helping make field day a success!

Monday, June 1
6:00PM to 8:30PM

Forest Park families are invited to a free evening at
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry

Come join your neighbors, classmates and teachers for some exclusive time with the new exhibit, Ripley's Believe it or Not! along with all your other OMSI favorites.

Parking for this event is free.

Volunteer Appreciation
Friday, June 5
8:00 am-2:15 pm
Staff Lounge

To thank you for all you do, we invite you to stop by for refreshments in honor of your time, dedication and commitment to the children and staff of
Forest Park Elementary.

Drinks and Snacks will be available all day!
~Forest Park Staff~

Forest Park Community Email List



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

Board approves budget adding staff and supports to schools

May 27, 2015

The Portland School Board on May 26 approved Superintendent Carole Smith's proposed budget for 2015-16 and created a list of priority investments they hope to make if the state Legislature allocates more money to schools.


Congratulations to our high-flying students

May 27, 2015
A woman stands holding a certificate with her arm slung around another woman.

Portland’s brightest students are marching as valedictorians and getting well-deserved recognition at events held this May and June. 


Senior scholars shine

May 27, 2015
A young man in a blue shirt smiles.

Several stand-out PPS graduates have landed major national scholarships.


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