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Forest Park

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9935 NW Durrett St.Portland, OR 97229Ph (503) 916-5400Fx (503) 916-2730

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  • FPE Newsletter 1/6/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    As I reread my message from December, I realize that 2017 is starting with icey cold storms of it's own.  Please make sure you hear the latest information on cancellations, late starts, etc. by opting in to our message service. To opt in text YES to 68453. Our FPE website (top of the page) will also notify families of current information. 

    Weather conditions and school closures have meant that the PPS School Board is making changes to our current school calendar.  The last day of school for this school year has been changed to Tuesday, June 13th, 2017.  This may not be the last change of date as any additional school closures may mean additional days in June.  In an email to parents, PPS announced the decision to end the 2nd quarter on Thursday, 2/2/17, which means that FPE will be in session 1/27/17 and closed 2/3/17.  PPS is sending email alerts to parents directly.  Please make sure to read these emails as you plan for June travel and child care needs throughout the school year.

    Parent feedback regarding our school climate is very important to me and to PPS as a whole.  To that end they are currently asking for participation in their School Climate Survey.  You may find it here: The survey closes 1/17/17.  Information gathered in the survey will be shared with me, and through me to our Site Council.  I appreciate your time in taking the survey.  

    We are already looking ahead to February as a very exciting month for Forest Park.  We will be celebrating Lunar New Year and welcoming award winning author Patricia Polacco.  It is a tremendous honor to host Ms. Polacco on 2/21.  I encourage you to share her books at home with your family and enjoy her website:  Ms. Polacco writes from the heart about her Russian-Irish Mid-West upbringing, her struggles with dyslexia, and a champion of inclusivity.

    Read on below for fun facts about Lunar New Year 2017 - the Year of the Rooster!  Thank you to our committee, and parents who are taking time to come to school and share their talents with us and our students.  We are looking forward to a fabulous celebration!

    I'm mindful that Forest Heights and ice and snow don't mix well.  If when morning comes, no matter the decisions PPS makes for opening, please keep in mind that if you are unable to send your child safely to school, it's OK to stay home or come late.  While we always desire 100% attendance, we also want to make sure you aren't taking unnecessary risks to do so.  Forest Heights conditions vary greatly.  Our school facility will be prepped and ready for students when they arrive, no matter the time.  Thank you Mr. Vo!

    Read on below for more information and important dates.

  • Food Drive

    Thank you to everyone who made the Forest Park food drive an enormous success!


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  • School conditions update

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    We want to update you on the status of our work to prepare our schools for the safe return of staff and students. Since Wednesday, our dedicated custodians and maintenance staff have been working very long hours to clear pathways, manage building power, plumbing and heat to ensure all of our utilities are operational given the freezing conditions that can impact pipes and electricity.

  • Friday, January 13: All schools and offices closed

    Schools will be closed tomorrow Friday, January 13.  Our teams have been out today clearing school sidewalks and parking lots and putting the chains on buses, however it is still unsafe on the streets and sidewalks for all of our students and staff to get to school.   All weekend activities including athletics are also canceled.

  • End of semester date change

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    Tuesday, January 10: The Board of Education made the decision to:

    Extend the semester by one week so that the last day of the semester will be Thursday, February 2nd (instead of the original schedule of Thursday, January 26th); AND

    Move the teacher planning day to Friday, February 3rd (from the original schedule of Friday, January 27).

  • Thursday, January 12: All schools and offices closed

    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a local emergency as a result of the near-record snowfall last night and through today. Temperatures are expected to remain low overnight leaving significant amounts of snow on city roads and sidewalks. Power is also a concern in certain parts of the city and some of our schools. Because of the continued weather impacts, all PPS schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, January 12.

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