Annual Food Drive – November 30th – December 7th

Please help us feed families in our own school district this holiday season! Our annual holiday food drive helps PPS children who receive free breakfast and lunch at school, who will otherwise struggle to have enough to eat during the two-week winter break. Our donations go to three schools: Scott School, Vestal School, and Whitman School in NE and SE Portland.

Parent/Teacher Conference Success! – November 21st & 22nd

We did it! Parent/Teacher Conferences were a great success, be it hybrid or unperson, our teachers and staff were well loved and ready to meet you… Here’s a quick snapshot of the break/relief room they were met with between sessions! Thanks to all the parents that volunteered and made it all possible!





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. 

November 28th, 2022 News

The Food Drive kicked off today! Lots of pancake mix and syrup rolled in this morning. You can drop off items in the car line before or after school, or bring them into the lobby where tables have been set up to receive them. What to bring tomorrow? Hot and Cold cereal and breakfast bars. Click here for more information:

Teachers are Feeling the Love
Lots of good food and snacks along with coffee keeps our teachers happy, helps them get through staff meetings and conferences and reminds them that parents appreciate all their hard work. Thank you parent volunteers led by FOFPE board member Paige de Muniz for all your sweets and treats.

The Teacher Wish List
Yes, we really love our teachers! Thank you FPE parents for selecting items from the Wish List and ordering those for our teachers, school nurse and office workroom over the holiday week! FOFPE will step in to cover remaining items soon. If you would like to see the Wish List and select an item for your family to give, please go here:

Corporate Matching for Fun Run Donations
We really did an amazing job on this campaign—let’s make it amazing-er! It is not too late to seek matching funds for your Boosterthon donation. All donations are in, and you can provide your donation information to your employer. This link may help—please share with your family and friends who donated—they too can get matching funds from their companies.

Next Community and Board Meeting for Friends of Forest Park Elementary
We will be meeting on Tuesday December 13th at 6:00. We will aim for an in-person-with-Zoom-option meeting. More details to come.

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.


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