Dear Parents and Families,
Our community spirit was alive this week as we celebrate two great events: Unity Day and Rainbow Picture Day. It's important to me that our community recognizes and celebrates inclusion, tolerance, and respect which both events work in unison towards. Forest Park must be a place where students can come and feel safe and comfortable no matter their racial or ethnic background, no matter their gender, no matter their social or academic status. Bullying of any kind is not tolerated here. I want to thank our School Counselor, Heather Whitney, for spearheading the anti-bullying message Unity Day embraces. And, as we all gathered together in our spectrum of colors this misty morning, I was moved once again to see us all standing together as a school to mark another year working for the success of our students. I can't wait to share with you the final product, but here is a sample of what happened on the hill. Thank you Bridget Meiners and to Deb Kerrigan for braving the roof!
State Report Card
The Forest Park Elementary School Report Card was released last week and shares some great news about our student achievement data. It can be found by using the following link: http://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx. I'm pleased and proud to share that our school is once again recognized as a Level 5 school - the highest ranking a school can achieve. In addition, I want to share that our struggling learners demonstrated growth and improvement in their achievement status. Looking at disaggregated data, students demonstrated growth, moving from a Level 3 ranking to a Level 4. This means that the collaborative work and support services in place here are working well for all students. Please take a moment to look at the general report as well as the detail report, which digs a little deeper into our student population, attendance, and growth based on targeted groups of learners.
New FPE Website Coming Monday!
Take a look at our school website on Monday. It will have a new look and different organization, but still have the same great information we want to share with you and the world wide web. Please take a look and give us your feedback. I want to give Greg Brown and Beth Gardner a big thank you for working collaboratively in making this new website happen.
Please read on for more details and updates going on in the world of Forest Park Elementary.
Have a great weekend!
Dear Portland Public Schools Community,
I accepted the role of Interim Superintendent of Portland Public Schools (PPS) at a challenging moment in time. During my first month on the job, I initiated an assessment of the programmatic and system priorities identified by the Board of Education for the 2016-17 school year. After these priorities were established, a number of additional priorities emerged that also require attention:
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM PTA Meeting
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Veterans Day (No School)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Natya Leela Assembly
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day (No School)
If your child will be absent from school, please call the attendance hotline: 503-916-6168.