Forest Park

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  • FPE Newsletter 1/12/17

    From Principal Lisa Newlyn

    Dear Parents and Families,

    Hello and Happy Saturday!  Hard to believe seeing so much sun today that one year ago we were living life in a foot of snow.  While the rain was persistent this week, we were able to enjoy outside recesses without feeling too cold.  We've been opening a warming up area on days when it gets too cold outside (mid-low 30s).  When it's just too wet to play outside, we have several great options for indoor recess: gym for active games, library for table top activities and reading, and music room for GoNoodle.   The kids are great about being flexible and making changes as the weather necessitates!

    Did you catch the updated Photo Header?  It's the official2017 FPE Rainbow Day photo.  I'm so pleased to share it with you and want to thank Bridget Meiners once again for creating this wonderful commemoration of our student body this school year.

    5th grade students have been working hard with Miss Lizzy on No Name Calling Week which starts Tuesday.  It's been wonderful to see student leaders from our "senior" class working on this special project to support all kids at Forest Park.  Read on below for a special message from our School Counselor, Lizzy O'Leary.

    I need to let you know that from time to time in the year we experience heating and cooling issues and work closely with PPS Facilities Management in order to resolve environmental issues.  Recently some classrooms have needed district issued portable heaters in order to keep temperatures in the 60-65 degree (F) range.  There have been times when classrooms have dipped into the 50's.  Our onsite facilities manager, Brian Vo, works closely with our staff, me, and his manager to bring in repair technicians to the building.  This week we've had several in daily to resolve this without further temperature interruption.

    Monday commemorates the life and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so FPE will be closed.  There are several tributes in Portland on Monday that would help enlighten you and your child while also celebrate Dr. King's legacy.  

    Partners in Equity  meets again on Monday, January 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Please join me in a departure from our regular book study to enjoy a viewing of "Lift Ev'ry Voice", an OPB documentary on Portland's Civil Rights movement.  We'll take time for discussion before we depart.  Childcare will be provided.

    Read on below from our FPE parent partners for more great  information on upcoming events and school information.


    Lisa Newlyn, Principal

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