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  • FPE Newsletter 3/20/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    Science Fair - What a success Wednesday was as Forest Park celebrated it's 3rd annual Science Fair!  Thank you, Deb Crews, for keeping this tradition going and thanks to our parent volunteers who supported students in displaying and presenting their scientific studies.  

    Staffing and Budget for 2017-2018 - PPS shared it's staffing allocations for the upcoming school year this week.  It addresses the budget challenge all Oregon school districts are facing in the wake of the 8 Billion dollar shortfall.  Forest Park Elementary is facing cuts.  Due to decrease in enrollment and changes to PPS funding issues, our overall staff cut equates to -1.52 reduction in full time staff.  I will be asking our FPE Foundation to help make up some of this reduction in order to keep our program stable. If you haven't donated yet, please do so today: 

    At the auction I asked you to step up not only with financial support, but with advocacy.  All schools deserve stable public school funding.  Please consider the ways you can contribute to your political voice.  If you haven't yet, take a look in your email inbox for a message from Tom Koehler.  In the meantime, thank you for your financial support of Forest Park and Portland Public Schools.

    State of the School Address - On April 20th I'll share the 2017-2018 Staffing Summary with you and present my forward thinking in building programming for the upcoming school year.  For more information about the budget, read PPS Understanding the Budget: 2016-2017.

    Partners in Equity Change of Date 3/23/17  I want to announce a new opportunity for our community.  In an effort to talk about race and the ways we talk about race with our children, the FPE Site Council is sponsoring a new parent book club, PIE - Partners in Equity.  We will meet once a month starting 3/23/17 from 7:30pm - 8:30pm focusing on the reading of Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in Schools by Mica Pollock.  All participants will get a free copy of the book.

    Read on below for more from our FPE partners.

    See you in the morning!