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Forest Park News

Forest Park News
From Principal Lisa Newlyn

Dear Parents and Families,

Hello from the quiet halls of Forest Park Elementary. This building just isn't the same without the energy that 441 students bring each day.

We are closing out the year, and so this will be my final message until August, unless their is a special advisory I need to share.

Report Cards and Class Assignments
Teachers are finalizing reports cards for their delivery to your mail box this week. With your child's report card will be a Welcome Letter from your child's new teacher. They will be sent out by the end of this week.

Kindergarten Assessment Dates and Class Assignments
Kindergarten families will get a letter from their child's teacher this month, stating a date and time the week of August 29th for a short assessment and introduction.

FPE Office Hours
Our office is officially closed after June 21st, with intermittent hours starting this week. We will reopen for normal business (8am-4pm) beginning August 15th. However, if you need assistance in the summer off hours, you can contact Principal Newlyn @ lnewlyn@pps.net

From Transportation
Starting this fall for the 2016-17 school year, Student Transportation will no longer produce this printed schedule. We will be directing parents and schools to our webpage to find their bus information. http://www.pps.net/Page/141

Water and Radon
All summer activities hosted at Forest Park will be supplied water. Facilities will be testing our building for lead and radon levels, as well as other working on maintenance projects throughout the summer. If you have questions about the healthy water and air, visit PPS Healthy Schools page.

First Day Back for Students
First day of school for 1st - 5th graders is August 29th. Kindergarten classes begin September 1st.

We have some summer playdates for Kindergarten students, read on below for more information.

It has been a pleasure working with you, and especially your children, this year. I am proud of the work every student accomplished this year, making them ready for their new age and grade this fall. This last week we honored our volunteers throughout our Field Day festivities. Tuesday was just one of many examples of how our community comes together, parents and school, to support Forest Park Elementary students reach maximum success. Thank you, all of you, for your contribution of time, spirit, thought, and energy. On behalf of the FPE Faculty and Staff, I say thank you and wish you well until we meet again in August.

Have a great summer!

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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. 

Lincoln Cluster

Forest Park is part of the Lincoln Cluster. Our students feed into West Sylvan Middle School and Lincoln High School.

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PPS News

Advisory committee forwards to superintendent recommendations for district-wide structural changes

January 29, 2016

The District-Wide Boundary Review Committee sent to the superintendent on Jan. 28 the first blueprint for structural change district-wide in many years, on the principle that balancing growing enrollment among all schools will support strong schools in every neighborhood, investing in the continued vitality of the city.


PPS grad rate up 21 points in seven years

January 28, 2016
Portland Public Schools graduation rate rose four percentage points last year to 74 percent, a 21 percentage point increase over seven years.  The PPS five-year graduation rate also improved two percentage points to 75 percent, up from 73 percent.

Board approves 2016-2017 calendar

January 26, 2016
The Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 tonight, January 26, to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017.


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