Please join us for MOVIE NIGHT, May 26th, 7p – 9p; up at the school.

Come Join us: for MOVIE NIGHT w/ PIZZA/POPCORN $20 per Film Festival Family Pass. Please MAKE RESERVATIONS (so we have an accurate pizza head count).

To submit a film, by Thursday, email GET YOUR PASSES HERE, to join us for MOVIE NIGHT, May 26, 2023; 7 – 9p!









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.

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.

May 17th 2023 News

The campaign goal was $100K. We are currently at $111K–and growing. Thank you Friends! You did it! It was an incredible evening. I am so honored to work with such a wonderful board and committed volunteers. It takes a lot to make these large events happen. Thank you everyone for your participation.
Check out the Fund a Need video HERE It is not too late to donate to our Everybody Plays Capital Campaign to redo our FPE playground to make it ADA accessible—and finally––add swings! Those of you who gave so generously on Friday, please take the extra step to submit to your employers for matching funds. The amount of your donation that is tax deductible and can be matched is noted in the right-hand column of your receipt.
There are a few spaces remaining in some Sign Up parties and a few items to bid on.The Kindergarten Nature Party this Saturday has a few spots available and Fencing this Sunday for 4th and 5th grades also has some spots available. Check it out!
Our Community Gives Blood!
– 27 units of whole blood donated (translates into up to 81 lives saved!)
– 1 unit of power red donated (Power Red donations are especially helpful to newborn babies and pediatric patients, trauma or surgery patients, sickle cell patients and people with anemia.)
– 33 sign ups
– 2 walk ins
– 9 Repeat FPE donors
– 17 lived in Forest Heights
– 4 donors came but were unable to donate
– 4 no shows
FPE FILM FESTIVAL MAY 26th You do not need to be in the Film Club to participate in the Film Festival! Projects should be kid-driven, parent-supported. Aim for 3-5 minutes. Questions? Email
2022-2023 FPE YEARBOOK Last day to purchase is June 8th!
Thank you to our amazing Yearbook team, Sheila Scrobogna, Jenna Blancher and Martina McElwain—the yearbooks are complete!
Place your order: Yearbooks are on sale for $25.00.
There is so much more we would like to include, the Rainbow Picture, International Fair, Film Festival, 5th Grade Celebration. The plan is to create a Supplement that will be created in-house and will have a separate purchasing option—details TBD. Meanwhile, let’s collect Spring photos. Upload them HERE
Lincoln Youth Football will host their non-contact football community event on June 4th 1-3PM at Wells High School and Fall Registration is now Open!
Lincoln Girls Basketball Youth Summer Camp
Sat/Sun June 10/11 9-3p @ Lincoln HS Gym 3rd-7th Graders
$145/player includes Lincoln basketball shorts
Pay/Register Here:
Lincoln Boys Basketball FUNdamentals Camp 
Who:             5th – 9th graders (2023-24 school year)
When:           June 19 – 21 (Monday thru Wednesday)
Time:             9:00 – noon each day (doors open at 8:30)
Where:          Lincoln High School Gym
Cost:              $100.   SIGN UP BEFORE MAY 15th FOR FREE BASKETBALL
                        (Sibling Discount – $10 off each sibling)
Coached by:  Lincoln Boys Basketball Staff/Varsity Players
Questions:  Contact Coach Heather Seely Roberts –
Sew Much Fun 
All classes are appropriate for children with varying levels of sewing expertise from no sewing experience to sewing prom gowns.  First timers will sew a drawstring bag, and choose two of these items: shorts, skirt or pajama pants in the 3-session class.
Sewing machines, scissors, pins, patterns and other tools are provided.
* Fabric supply list and payment info will be emailed


Session 1.  June 28, 29, 30 (am 9:30-12:30) Wednesday-Friday
Session 2.  June 28, 29, 30 (pm 1:30-4:30) Wednesday-Friday
Session 3.  July 10, 11, 12 (am 9:30-12:30) Monday-Wednesday
Session 4.  July 10, 11, 12 (pm 1:30-4:30) Monday-Wednesday
Session 5.  July 17, 18, 19 (am 9:30-12:30) Monday-Wednesday
Session 6.  July 17, 18, 19 (pm 1:30-4:30) Monday-Wednesday
Email for questions or signup
$110.00 each 9 hour session

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

Please reach out if you would like to get involved.




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