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  • FPE Newsletter 8/9/18

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn


    Dear Parents and Families,

    Is it really almost time to say "Welcome Back"?  We are so excited to welcome 460 students back to Forest Park Elementary.  This is an exciting time of year for us as a staff.  It's a time of reflection and intention.  On behalf of our faculty and staff, I can truly say that we are working to create the most welcoming, highest quality learning environment for you and your child.  Together we are going to do great things.

    Start dates and PPS Calendar  If you haven't taken a look yet, you can find the 2018-2019 Calendar online.  We look forward to seeing 1st - 5th graders back on August 27th.  Kindergarteners start on August 30th.

    School Supplies  Yes, Target and Fred's 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 $110 donation to cover the cost of:
    *supplies ($50)
    *technology subscription fees to IXL and Typing Agent plus cost of headphones ($25)
    *small contribution towards classroom activities ($35).  
    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, they 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 27th:
    * 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: https://goo.gl/forms/YhmKCknhx0tm7fjr2

    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 August 30th! 

    FPE Office Hours The office is officially open on 8/13 8am - 4pm.  It will be closed briefly between 8am and 9am on 8/21 as we welcome our staff back for the school year.

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

    Warmly,
    Lisa Newlyn, Prinicpal

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