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9935 NW Durrett St. | Portland, OR 97229
Phone: (503) 916-5400 | Fax: (503) 916-2730

Weekly News From Principal Newlyn

September 26, 2014

Greetings Forest Park Families,

I have just a few quick reminders for you as we move into the end of September and begin October.

Forest Park Family Calendar
This calendar is on the front page of our Forest Park website http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/forestpark/ We have a number of events coming up which you will not want to miss! This includes our annual book fair, State Inservice Day, and upcoming Harvest Party.

PTA Enrichment Classes
We are fortunate to have a variety of classes after school run through our PTA. Drama is a new offering to look for! We also have a new art class:

9/25/14 through 12/18/14 (11 weeks)
Thursdays: 2:15pm to 3:15pm
Location: Upper Open

Ms. Manning will inspire artists at every level of skill. Young artists will learn the fundamentals of art and observation skills while learning to sculpt with clay, paint with watercolors and draw using a variety of fine art media. Students will create several masterpieces and bring home a portfolio of work to share and enjoy.

No class: 10/30, 11/27

Register at www.pay4schoolstuff.com

Special Education PTA Board
Please read the attached flier if you are interested in connecting with the parent organization which supports the needs of students receiving Special Education Services.

Principal Newlyn


Support The Foundation

Forest Park Elementary School Foundation


Lisa Newlyn

Special Education Teacher
Tina Weitman

504 Coordinator
Lisa Newlyn

Pamela Ward

Donna Sanders

PPS News

Gov. Kitzhaber launches statewide reading campaign

September 29, 2014
Gov. John Kitzhaber, Supt. Carole Smith, State Education Chief Nancy Golden, Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis and PPS board members listened to kindergarteners sing. Gov. John Kitzhaber, State Education Chief Nancy Golden and Umpqua Bank CEO Ray Davis joined PPS Supt. Carole Smith and other dignitaries to launch a statewide reading campaign Monday, Sept. 29. [More]

Get Ready site helps students chart path

September 29, 2014

PPS wants to make it easier for students to navigate the path to college and career. Career coordinators and school counselors teamed up with the Parent Coalition with support from the Nike School Innovation Fund to create the Get Ready for College & Career website. 


Board invests in key learning priorities

September 29, 2014

The Portland School Board voted 6-1 Sept. 23 to hire about 40 new teachers and high school support staff, immediately spending $3.5 million of a $16.8 million budget improvement for 2014-15. 


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