Forest Park Elementary PTA 




2016-17 Year-At-A-Glance 

September

Friday, Sept 9: Welcome Picnic (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
This is an informal event when families can enjoy a picnic brought from home or purchase dinner and treats from Pizza Schmizza, Si Senor, Nineteen27 S'Mores or The Mobile Scoop Shop.

Tuesday, Sept 13: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am 
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community. This meeting wil
l present the role of the PTA with in FPE, financials and budget, and introductions to the board, committees and programs delivered during the 2016-2017 school year.

Thursday, Sept 15: Clothes Closet Volunteer Day
Forest Park Elementary sends volunteers twice a year to work at the Portland PTA Clothing Center. We help sort and hang donated clothes, as well as help children pick out clothing they need. Any volunteers welcome!!

Sept 19-20: Picture Day (Volunteer Parents needed)

Wednesday, Sept 21: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Saturday, Sept 24: Kindergarten/New Family Social
This event is a great way for parents of kindergartners to meet other families, meet the Principal, the Kindergarten teachers, and members of the PTA and Foundation.

Friday, Sept 30: End of Chinook Book Fundraiser

October

Monday Oct 3: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)

Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday                staff meeting.

Wednesday, Oct 5: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Oct 10-13: Book Fair
Students, families, and the community are all invited to come check out and purchase great books.
 
 

Tuesday, Oct 11: PTA General and Board Meeting 6:30pm (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.

 Friday, Oct 28: Harvest Festival (6:00pm to 8:00pm)
Lots of fun for the whole family. Join us in the gym for a party, kids costume parade and other fun activities.

November

Monday Nov 7: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, Nov 8: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.

Wednesday, Nov 9: Staff Conference Dinner (4:00pm) 
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide dinner to sustain our teachers during conferences.

           Friday, Nov 18: Diwali Event
           

December

December 1-9: Kids Helping Kids Holiday Food Drive
We will be collecting food, boxing it up, and delivering the boxes to a needy school.

Monday, Dec 5: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, Dec 13: PTA General and Board Meeting 6:30pm (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.

January

Tuesday, Jan 3: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, Jan 10: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.
 

Wednesday, Jan 18: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Thursday, Jan 26: Kindergarten Connect 6:30pm  (Adults Only)
An annual event where parents register their children for the next school year and learn more about the school. 

February

Friday, Feb 3: Lunar New Year

       Monday, Feb 6: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
           Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff            meeting.

Tuesday, Feb 142: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.
 

Wednesday, Feb 15: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Tuesday, February 21st:  Author Patricia Polacco visit FPE

March

Saturday, Mar 4: Auction

Monday, Mar 6: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, Mar 14: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community. 

Wednesday, Mar 15: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.
 

Wednesday, Mar 15: Science Fair

Tuesday, Mar 21: Pizzicato Dough for Dollars Fundraiser

April

Monday, Apr 3: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, Apr 11: PTA General and Board Meeting 6:30pm (occurs monthly)
PTA Board Meetings occur monthly, open to the FPE community.

Wednedsay, April 19: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Friday, April 21: Fun Run for the Arts

Monday, April 24: Clothes Closet Volunteer Day
Forest Park Elementary sends volunteers twice a year to work at the Portland PTA Clothing Center. We help sort and hang donated clothes, as well as help children pick out clothing they need. Any volunteers welcome!!

Thursday, April 27: Kindergarten Connect 9:45am (Kinders welcome)
An annual after school event where parents register their children for the next school year and kids get acquainted with the Kindergarten Teachers. 

May

Monday, May 1: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

May 1-5: Teacher/Staff Appreciation week
Show your support for our teachers and staff this week.

Tuesday, May 9: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)

Wednesday, May 17: Waste Free / Walk to School Wednesday
Walk or ride a bike to school. Bring a waste-free lunch to school.

Friday, May 19: Spring Carnival
Come and enjoy this annual community celebration/carnival.

 

June

Thursday, June 1: 5th Grade Art Walk and Art Curriculum Night

Monday, June 5: Staff Snack (occurs monthly)
Teacher-Staff Liaison volunteers provide sweet and savory snacks for the first Monday staff meeting.

Tuesday, June 6: PTA General and Board Meeting 8:15am (occurs monthly)
June's meeting will be the last meeting for the year.  At this meeting we will conduct a year-end review.

Wednesday, June 7: Field Day

July - August

July TBD: Start of Weekly School Beautification
Please help us keep our school grounds beautiful. Starting in July, families are invited to join for one hour every Wednesday evening at 7pm to help weed, mow, plant, mulch, trim. No equipment or experience necessary - any age volunteers welcome. Click here for more information.

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