Forest Park

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  • FPE Newsletter 6/19/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    THANK YOU 2016-2017 was a great year at Forest Park Elementary.  Through campaigns and elections, crazy weather, an extended calendar, super fun events and hard work, we all made it a great year of teaching and learning for 461 students.  Thank you!

    This will be the last official newsletter for the summer.  As needs arise, you may see something from me in the summer months, but nothing official again until Mid-August.  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.

    FPE Parent Feedback Survey This is the final week to give your feedback on our FEP Parent Feedback Survey. Please take a moment and share your thoughts with us:  Translations in Spanish and Mandarin are available in the office.  All surveys are anonymous.  Thanks for your time in giving us your feedback.

    Parent Leadership Opportunities  There are leadership positions opening up on all our parent leadership groups: Site Council, PTA, and Foundation.  If you are interested in sharing your talent with other great parents, please let me know.

    Report Cards - Teachers are completing grades and comments for your child by end of day 6/19.  Completed report cards will be mailed home.  You will find a Welcome Letter from your child's new teacher along with the Q4 Report Card.  Teachers are not officially reporting to work after 6/19.  Should you wish to contact past or future teachers, feel free to email, knowing that teachers will be officially reporting back to work on August 25th.

    Kindergarten Registrations - Please get your enrollment paperwork in NOW.  It's so helpful as we build program and prepare for students.  If you need assistance, feel free to call the office Monday 6/19 - Wednesday 6/21.  After that you can either email Principal Newlyn or find support online with the PPS Enrollment and Transfer Office.

    FPE Office Hours - Our office will close for summer at 4pm 6/21.  After that if you need immediate assistance, feel free to email Principal Newlyn.

    Read on below for more updates from our FPE Community.  

    No matter your travel and work plans, I hope the break from normal school days brings a welcome change of routine for you and your family, including warm weather and summertime fun!  While the office is closed, Principal Newlyn is on the job, so feel free let me know if there's anything I can do to help make the transition back to FPE in August is a smooth one.

    Lisa Newlyn, Principal 
  • Food Drive

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

District News

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  • Summer Scholars: Hard Duty, High Reward

    Check your common perceptions of summer school at the door.  Because at Benson High School, the site of PPS’s Summer Scholars program, the sheer numbers, structure and atmosphere is not what you’d expect.
  • Interviews under way for PPS superintendent

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    Dear PPS staff and families,

    The search and recruitment for our new superintendent is well underway.

    The community, board and search firm recommended more than 40 educational leaders for consideration. The search firm and the Board reviewed the prospects and candidates and the Board selected a diverse group with deep educational experience to interview. They included individuals from within and outside Oregon, current superintendents as well as senior education leaders from large districts.

  • Meet Yousef Awwad

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     Yousef Awwad, Interim PPS Superintendent

    From a remote town in Jordan to leading Oregon’s biggest school district

    At the age of 5, Yousef Awwad joined his older brothers in the streets of Ghweria, Jordan, a small city outside Zarqa, to sell sesame candies and balloons to keep food on his family’s table.

    Yousef’s dad was serving in the Jordan military and was stationed in an area of the desert so remote that he wasn’t able to send money home while he was deployed.

    Today, Yousef is serving as the new interim superintendent of the largest school district in Oregon. How did a boy living in poverty in a remote town in Jordan wind up here?

  • Board hears update on superintendent search

    The new PPS Board of Education held its first regular meeting Tuesday to discuss the search for a permanent superintendent and hear from a community group about the future of Tubman Middle School.

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