• Coronavirus update: Schools will be closed through April 28

    Under an executive order from Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Portland Public Schools and other districts in Oregon will be closed through April 28 More information and updates

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  • Forest Park News 03/16/20

    Find the latest about FPE in our most recent newsletter:  FPE Week 27 Newsletter 03/16/20



    Forest Park News

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Week 27/28: March 16, 2020 to March 30, 2020

    I am pleased to launch this newsletter featuring a new look. Thank you, Heather Beck, for sharing your talent with us!

    I want to share from the bottom of my heart my gratitude to all of you for staying close to information and being so adaptive as we make technical changes together.  This is such an unprecedented experience. As we walk into unknown territory, I’m so thankful to work in a community that is so generous in their collaboration. I say that as a reflection of our high caliber staff and our thoughtful and generous families.  We are better together and responding to this distressing situation in the best way possible. THANK YOU!! 

    As you know, the FPE campus is closed to all staff and students as of Friday night.  My goal in this newsletter is to highlight changes to our calendar for the next 30 days.

    I will send updates to our community when any additional COVID19 response updates are made by Portland Public Schools.  In the meantime, I don't anticipate sending another community newsletter until March 30, 2020.  If you have questions or need to reach out for any reason, the best way to contact our staff is through email.  While our office is closed, feel free to email me directly: lnewlyn@pps.net. 

    We have a few updates for parents, so read on below:

    • Spring Gala 2020 Update
    • Learning From Home
    • Important Dates and Changes

    In the meantime... 

    Lisa Newlyn

    Upcoming and Canceled Events

    March 16 - April 1
    Spring Break, Campus Closed

    March 30
    Staff only report to campus
    Office reopens @ 8am

    April 1
    First day back for students

    April 1 - 3
    5th Grade Leadership Care Kit Donation Week

    April 21 
    FPE Science Fair and EXPO

    April 23
    Kinder Connect
    Canceled Events with Anticipation of Rescheduling
    • 4/1 - Spirit Assembly; Fantastic Fox Awards and Golden Awards will be announced by VoIP.  
    • 4/1 - 2nd grade field trip to OMSI
    • 4/4 - FOFPE Spring Gala (see update, below)
    • 4/8 - Kinder field trip to Oregon Children’s Theater
    • 4/8 - 3rd - 5th field trip to Portland Youth Philharmonic
    • 4/9-4/10 - 4th grade Oregon Trail Overnight
    • 4/16 - State of the School Address
    Refunds will be issued for any field trip that can not be rescheduled. 
    Click Here for a full calendar of Forest Park events

    Learning From Home

    • PPS is coordinating resources for remote learning, but the plan is still evolving. As we receive more information, and adapt it to the needs of FPE, we will pass it along via emails and update the Forest Park Technology website (bit.ly/fpetech) accordingly. 

    • Friday, March 13, each student brought home an info sheet with their username and password in order to access online resources from home.  Log in information was mailed home to students not in attendance on Friday afternoon.

    • You can find general information about the apps and programs we currently use at Forest Park by clicking on the Back to School Night 2019 Sheet: Apps and Programs Overview link at the bottom of the FPE Tech website. Other helpful areas include the Help With Chrome at Home link also at the bottom of the page, and the Freckle tab at the top. If you have questions, please try these resources before emailing Technology Teacher Beth Gardner (egardner@pps.net) for help.

    • Library has thousands of ebooks students can access through the library catalog icon in the PPS Student Portal.  

    • Tumblebooks is a great resource for reading.  Find your child’s login information with this link.

    FOFPE Spring Gala
    We’ve had to cancel our annual fundraiser, but the show must go on. The online auction will start April 24th and run through May 1st. 

    We love that everyone will be able to participate.  You won’t have to buy a ticket, figure out what to wear or get a babysitter. This might be just what we need and you’ll be able to participate safely from home.  

    Special thanks to FPE moms, Sarah Shively and Marilys Ernst, for putting this video together and to Lindsay Benjamin for teaching the kids how to dance.   

    password:  gala



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  • Bell Schedule

    School Day: 8am - 2:15pm 

    Lunch/Recess: 10:50am - 12:25pm (varies by grade level)

  • Attendance Reporting

    If your child will be absent from school, please call the attendance hotline: 503-916-6168.

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