Forest Park

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  • FPE Newsletter 8/15/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    Is it really almost time to say "Welcome Back"?  I am looking forward to my 4th year with the Forest Park Community.  Together, we will make the 2017-2018 school year fabulous.  Here some things to keep in mind as we near August 30th.

    Start dates and PPS Calendar  If you haven't taken a look yet, you can find the 2017-2018 PPS Calendar online.  We look forward to seeing 1st - 5th graders back on August 30th.  Kindergarteners start on September 5th.

    New Superintendent  Please join me in welcoming Guadalupe Guerrero to Portland Public Schools.  I met Mr. Guerrero last Friday and invited him for a visit to Forest Park.  Don't be surprised if you see him on campus after he starts work on October 1st.  

    School Supplies  Yes, Target and Freds have all the school supplies you could want, but FPE has already ordered everything your child needs for class.  The only items you need to buy and bring on the first day are a backpack and lunch box (if needed).  We ask for a $100 donation to cover the cost of supplies ($50) and student subscription fees to IXL and Typing Agent ($50).  Look for more information about how to give your donation in the Welcome Back Packet.

    First Day Business When your child comes home on the first day, he/she will have a Welcome Back Packet.  It will contain a ton of important information to read through, including school routines and expectations you'll want to know about.  In the meantime, here's a short list of what you should know for August 30th:
    * School doors open at 7:45am. 1st graders will line up by their classroom door; 2nd - 5th graders will line up by teacher/class in the cafeteria.  Do not drop off your child prior to 7:45am.
    * Many parents like to walk their child to class, which is great, but parking is always tight.  Plan to enjoy a short walk to FPE on the first day.  Do not block fire lanes or park in the front or back car lines.  
    * Front and Back Car Lines are available for parents who are dropping off.  If your child needs assistance getting out of the car, use the Front Car Line (off Durrett, in the front of the school).  Back Car Line is meant for students who can exit the car and walk into school on their own.
    *  School ends at 2:15pm.  Please let us know how your child will be getting home from school on the first day by completing this short survey:

    Kindergarten Registrations Please get your enrollment paperwork in ASAP.  It's so helpful as we build program and prepare for students.  If you need assistance, feel free to call the office (503) 916-5400.  If you've already registered, we look forward to seeing you at your assessment day/time.  If you don't have an appointment, please give us a call.  We look forward to Kinders first day on September 5th! 

    FPE Office Hours The office is officially open on 8/17 8am - 4pm.  It will be closed on 8/21 (for the eclipse) and 8/24 (staff off site professional development). 

    I hope you enjoy the remainder of the summer months.  We look forward to seeing you all back very soon.

    Lisa Newlyn, Prinicpal

District News

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  • Free school meals: Get your application in by October 11

    All students who were receiving free or reduced-price meal benefits at the end of last year must complete a NEW meal application for the 2017-18 school year. Students who have not submitted a new application will be required to pay full price starting Thursday, October 12th.

    Applications are available at your school office, cafeteria and online at

    If your child attends a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, you do NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application. All students at CEP schools do not pay for school meals. The CEP schools are: Alliance @ Meek, Boise Eliot/Humboldt, Cesar Chavez, George MS, Harrison Park, King, Lent, Pioneer @ Youngson, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton and Woodmere.

  • PPS Board names Guadalupe Guerrero as next superintendent

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    The Portland School Board on Friday unanimously voted to hire Guadalupe Guerrero to lead Portland Public Schools as its next superintendent.

    Guerrero, now a deputy superintendent in San Francisco Unified School District, has dedicated himself to ensuring that all students – especially those traditionally underserved – have access to a well-rounded education that sparks learning and success in school.

  • PPS Pulse, August 15, 2017

    Welcome to our weekly newsletter PPS Pulse. The current issue has great information on how PPS is preparing for back to school, introductions to our new board members and exciting news about our next superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero.
  • Meet your new PPS Board members

    Three new members joined the PPS Board after the May 16 election, bringing a wealth of experience, activism and passion to the job. Julia Brim-Edwards, Scott Bailey and Rita Moore were inaugurated last month and will serve the PPS community for at least the next four years. Brim-Edwards was elected chair. Moore was elected co-vice chair along with Julie Esparza Brown.

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