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Forest Park

Sharing our world. Exploring our futures.
Imagining our possibilities ... Together.

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

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Forest Park

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  • FPE Newsletter 1/27/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    I want to welcome our new, incoming Kinder families to our weekly newsletter.  Thank you for coming to our Connect to Kindergarten event last night.  Welcome to Forest Park!

    A lovely sunny Friday is a great way to celebrate our first five, full days of school since 2016.   We've noticed kiddos are a little more tired and wiggly than usual.  They are building their school day stamina back.  Thank you for keeping up routines at home and making sure students arrive right on time, ready to start the day.  Our Average Daily Attendance rate is 96%!

    Teachers are gearing up for the end of the quarter this week and making up for lost time from all the snow.  Ms. Gardner's technology classes finished up their Hour of Code.  Who doesn't love programming their own MineCraft sequence?  Kindergarten celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King by making portraits of him in watercolor.  5th graders are researching milk, and preparing to write to me about the nutritional differences between white milk and chocolate milk.  

    No School Friday
    In the midst of all this we are also conducting summative assessments in order to determine proficiency and growth markers in preparation of the Quarter 2 Report Cards.  There is No School Friday, 2/3 for Teacher Planning/Preparation.  You'll find Q2 Report Cards in your child's backpack on Friday, 2/10.

    New School Counselor
    Please join me in welcoming our new school counselor, Jackie Carver.  Ms. Carver comes to us as a well experienced PPS counselor with experience at many PPS schools including West Sylvan.  She join us on Monday.  I want to thank Mr. Giles Cattlin for his time and support of our kids over the past couple of months.  He has been amazing!

    FPE Sustainability
    Over the past two years we've given special attention to our lunchtime waste.  Thanks to our Sustainability Coordinator, Colleen McBrinn, we've lessened the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill.  Last year's waste audit showed that we filled a total of 4, large garbage bins each day with plasticware, food waste, and milk cartons.  Last year we started sorting food waste and using metal spoons and forks.  This week we started recycling milk cartons.  No small feat as it requires rinsing and drying the cartons first.  Thank you Colleen and thank you to all the parents who come and make our new disposal system work for our kids!  (PS - see the sign up below)

    Read on below for more information and important dates.

    Have a great weekend!
  • Food Drive

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

District News

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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     Map of affected area.
    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

     Medellín Sports Coliseum

    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at,

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