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  • FPE Newsletter 10/12/18

    Find the latest about FPE our latest newsletter, FPE Newsletter 10/12/18
     
    Dear Parents and Families,

    Happy Friday to you all.  I hope your children are enjoying the day off from school. 

    For the staff and I this is a day to participate in professional development; it's State Inservice Day for many educators in Oregon.  One great PD opportunity that has caught our attention is the Teaching for a Purpose conference held here in Portland.  This annual conference is an all call for culturally relevent pedagogy and practice in classrooms.  I love hearing Pedro Noguera speak and encourage you to hear his perspective on equity instruction in schools.

    Last week Holland Studios came back to FPE to snap our annual Rainbow Day pix.  I LOVE seeing all of us out - all 418 students plus our staff - in a single space, capturing ourselves in the moment.  I'm excited to share this picture with you when it's released!  For me, our Rainbow Day picture celebrates our unity as a school with a photo that is the moniker of our inclusivity, honoring our diverse perspectives and backgrounds.  It's my hope that our Rainbow Day photo brings feelings of pride for all of us being Forest Park Foxes! 

    Last night Dr. Martini and I shared a high level overview of Talented and Gifted instruction and academic results in our Oregon State Report Card.  Thanks to all the parents who came to hear from us!  I always value the time sharing my professional thinking and program details impacting your child in the best of ways.  The Oregon Department of Education isn't releasing our official State Report Card or Details Report just yet.  Once it's released, I'll share my PowerPoint presentation in full.  In the meantime, if you missed attending and are interested to know what Dr. Martini shared, you can find it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z2zZklIBgC55TM3tbk3QnWCGrYy8Jkws/view?usp=sharing 

    One important aspect of our school work I missed sharing on Thursday is our participation in the PPS Tech Smart Grant.  Sarah "Sarita" Flores is our Tech Smart Coach and has been instrumental in coaching our staff in leading technology integration and device use in our classrooms.  The Tech Smart grant provides our students K-3 with Chromebooks at a 2:1 device ratio.  She is sending a newsletter update home with students, however you can also read it in the information section below.

    One last shout out (see notes below) - mark you calendars for Tuesday 10/16, OBOB Parent Night, as well as Saturday 10/21 for our Outdoor Garden work day.

    Read on for more updates and event coming up in the land of Forest Park Elementary.  

    Warmly, 
    Lisa Newlyn, 
    Principal

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