WELCOME, 2023! A NEW YEAR IS HERE!

With a new year finally here we have so many opportunities for growth and prosperity. Let’s embrace the Growth Mindset together and make 2023 the best year ever. Keep an eye on this space on ways you can contribute and participate with all of the adventures that lie ahead. With Friends of Forest Park Elementary, let’s celebrate all the good that lies ahead and support our work by making a secure 100% tax deductible donation now.

 

WELCOME TO FOREST PARK ELEMENTARY

WE’RE ALL IN FOR OUR KIDS!

 

Whether you’re a new, or returning family, we’re so happy that you’re part of the FPE community. Our school continues to be one of the highest ranking elementary schools in the Portland Public School district, and we’re always looking for ways to make things even better for our kids. We pride ourselves on being diverse and inclusive and welcome your feedback.

Please take advantage of this website for donations, event information and related community and PPS resources.

Friends of Forest Park Elementary is your parent leadership team which manages fundraising and social activities for the school. Some of our community-building events include Harvest Festival, Spring Carnival, International Festival and Family Dine Out Nights. Money raised is used for classroom supplies, art projects, guest speakers & performers, teacher appreciation, book fair, science fair and more. The majority of your donations are used to pay for Educational Assistants – positions that are not funded by Portland Public Schools.

This year, our goal is to raise $210,000, which is about $650 per student and there will be several opportunities for you to donate throughout the year. We ask that you take advantage of matching programs from your employer. Remember, every dollar counts.  Thank you for supporting Forest Park Elementary. 

January 25th, 2023 News

January 25th 2023 News from Friends of Forest Park Elementary
 
DINING FOR DOLLARS Today!
Today’s event is at the Cascadia Heights Taphouse
located at Barnes and Miller: 7329 SW Barnes Rd Portland, Or 97225
Check out the Tap List and other menu options here: https://www.cascadiaheights.com/#taplist-section
(kid-friendly and outside food friendly—they have limited food options, but what they have is good!)
Tell them you are there for Forest Park Elementary and they will donate 10% of your bill back to FOFPE
 
Mark your calendar for next month’s Dining for Dollars
February 7th at MOD Pizza (Cedar Hills location only).
 
ITALY TRIP, Interested? We need to know very soon!!
The Classic Italy Family Trip is not until: June 22-July 2, 2023;
However, we don’t have a minimum number of families signed up yet to guarantee the trip.
If you are considering the trip, please let Melissa Slechta know by January 31st! melissa.slechta@gmail.com
 
YEARBOOK ORDERS OPEN
The Yearbook Team is hard at work—the cover design is being finalized this week!
The online store is now open for you to place your order: https://www.balfour.com/oregon/portland/forest-park-elementary-school
The 2022-2023 FPE Yearbooks are on sale for $25.00. The order will be delivered to the school in May and distributed to students at the end of the school year.
Please place your order early so we know asap if we need to increase our base order. Ideally, we would like to get all orders placed by mid-March.
Have photos for the yearbook? We want them. Please select the best from your classroom events and contact parent volunteer, Sheila Scrobogna, for upload details: sscrobogna@kartiniclinic.com
 
THE ELEMENTARY FILM CLUB is launching
Forest Park Elementary’s After School Film Club starts Friday February 3rd and runs until March 24th.
Meeting time is 2:15-3:15p at the school.
Register by emailing marilysernst@gmail.com
More information here: https://elementaryfilmclub.org/
No participation fee
 
FOFPE AUCTION PREP WORK SESSION Jan 31st
FOFPE BOARD MEMBERS and AUCTION VOLUNTEERS will be meeting Tuesday January 31st from 6-8p at the school to focus on auction preparation.
The Auction Art team will meet in a subgroup while other volunteers discuss procurement, marketing and event prep.
We need more helpers! Interested in volunteering to help make this big event come together? Please join us for this meeting.
(This is an in-person meeting.)
 
Friends of Forest Park will host the 2023 Spring Auction Friday May 12, 2023 5:00-9:00PM at the MAC (Multnomah Athletic Club https://themac.com/web/pages/events)
More information regarding sponsorship and ticket sales will start rolling out next week.
 
BLOOD DRIVE FEB 1, noon-5p We filled all our slots so they opened up more! 
Didn’t get registered? No problem, there have been 11 extra slots added. 
Be a pint-sized Hero and participate in FPE’s first Blood Drive on Wednesday February 1st between noon and 5p!
 
OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
OBOB for the 3-5th graders kicks off on Feb 1st with pool play during the school day.
There are still a couple of volunteer slots available on 2/8. Looking for a way to get involved? Come be an OBOB Time Keeper.
Thanks to FPE parent Carynne Drake and her team of OBOB parents for making OBOB possible this year.
 
FPE BOOK FAIR  February 13-16, 2023
It’s Almost Book Fair Time!
Join us for our first in-person book fair since 2019!
In-Person Book Fair Dates: February 13-16, 2023
Online Book Fair: February 10-17, 2023
Location: Forest Park Elementary, Portables 5-6
 
INTERNATIONAL FAIR April 17-21st
FPE will be hosting an International Fair for the first time in several years this April.
We need more volunteers! Please visit the website for details. 
Thanks to FOFPE Board Member Laura Graham for organizing this much anticipated event!
 
 

 

 

We Are All In For Our Kids

Sarah Shively,
President of the Board
Friends of Forest Park Elementary 

Please reach out if you would like to get involved.
Sarahshively1@gmail.com

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