About Us

Friends of Forest Park Elementary is a group of volunteer parents focused on informing, educating, and connecting the Forest Park Elementary community while also raising financial support for Forest Park Elementary School.

Our Mission

ENGAGE 100% OF FPE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE FUNDS AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY AND STUDENT NEEDS

Leadership

The board of Friends of Forest Park Elementary consists of the following members:

  • President: Sarah Shivley
  • Treasurers: Christie Robinson 
  • Secretary: Lyda Hakes
  • Fundraising: Jeff and Laura Oates
  • Marketing: Dave Genel
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Tyler Holmes
  • Technology: Sivasankari Murali
  • Chief Fun Officer: Chris Andon
  • Enrichment Program: Melissa Slechta

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.

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 $270,000, which is about $750 per student and there will be several opportunities for you to donate throughout the year.  We will have several small fundraisers, but our biggest fundraisers are the Spring Drive and the Fall Drive. We ask that you take advantage of matching programs from your employer. Remember, every dollar counts.  Thank you for supporting Forest Park Elementary.

Click Here to download a PDF version of our fundraising calendar