Friday 8 - NO SCHOOL Statewide Professional Day
Thursday 28 - NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday 29 - NO SCHOOL - Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday 11 - No School Veterans Day Observed
Monday 22-Friday 26 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Week
20th - 31st - WINTER BREAK
Monday 3 - Classes Resume
Dear Forest Hills Friends and Families,
Can you believe we are at the six week mark in our school year? Time is sure flying! I want to thank those of you who were able to make it to our Virtual Back to School Night on Tuesday. If you were not able to make it, please contact your child’s teacher and they will send you a link to the recording of their Zoom session.
Here’s another opportunity to view a short video from me along with messages from our PTO, the LOSD Foundation, our Bond Team and Student Services.
Thanks again and have a wonderful weekend.
Jim Mangan, Principal
We are off to a great start in PE this year! I LOVE being back in person with all the students this year.
We have had several trips and falls from students in rain boots, sandals, etc. Please have your student bring a CLEAN PAIR of PE shoes. It is much safer and will also help keep the gym floor clean!
Hello Forest Hills Falcons!
The PTO registration & volunteer committees are ready for sign up! We are excited to bring back some old favorites this year & we are rolling out some new committees as well! As always, the PTO relies on volunteers 100% - So if we don’t have committee chairs to lead events, then those events won’t happen. The PTO board members are more than happy to help with guidance and set you for up for success if you’re interested in leading a committee - feel free to reach out anytime if you have any questions (email@example.com). Helping with the PTO is a great way to meet other parents and get involved in our community - everyone is welcome!
Below are just a few highlights from the various volunteer opportunities that the PTO needs your help planning. Please see the link for more detailed info & to indicate your interest. Committees that show no or little interest will be paused this year, so if you see something on the list that you’d really like to have happen, please sign up by Oct 13.
Committee List - sign up by Oct 13 to indicate interest in various PTO events
Link to E-Registration - register by Oct 13 to buy a yearbook & chip in for classroom parties
Classroom Parties - They’re back! Currently they will be “parties in a box’ where all you need to do is coordinate with other grade level parents to buy & drop off supplies for teachers.
Fundraising & Sponsors - A new committee giving businesses the opportunity to sponsor various Forest Hills PTO events and get your business name shared with the Forest Hills community.
Falcon Outreach - Community service & promoting volunteerism in our students!
Field Day - A highlight of the school year & this time around we get to help Ms. McDonald prep for the great event!
Auction - We’d love to bring it back this spring!!!! Who wants to help plan a party?
Art Showcase - New this year!
Winter Family Night & Dance Parties - Hoping we can pull these off outdoors this winter & spring.
All these opportunities and many more are detailed on the PTO Committee List - Check it out!
Thanks so much!
Forest Hills PTO
Forest Hills PTO
Dearest Forest Hills Families,
This month, we are exploring the social-emotional skill of Empathy. Empathy is an important trait for healthy relationships and being in community with others. There is always a need for Empathy in our world and it can start at home and in our schools.
The definition of Empathy that we will be using is: the ability to understand and connect to the feelings of another. We are focusing on a few key pieces of Empathy such as knowing how we feel and having the language to describe those feelings, understanding how others are feeling and listening well to others so we can understand different perspectives and connect in more meaningful ways. We will explore ways that empathy can help us care for and stand up with, and for, others in our communities. We will celebrate what makes us different and the things that we share.
For your reference, here are links for extension activities if you would like to explore Empathy further as a family:
Hayley Drimmel (School Counselor)
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Come to our new Lakeridge Middle School ( https://goo.gl/maps/zjNpttX6XTr9yXxE6 4700 Jean Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035) to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with Spanish teachers Teresa Sánchez and Julie Pacheco-Toye in an evening full of fun and cultural learning.
Registration is free!
Thank you so much!
Lake Oswego School District
Equity, Inclusion and Access Administrator
If you are seeking information regarding TAG identification, eligibility, and services,
click on the QR Code or link.
LAKE OSWEGO SCHOOL DISTRICT TAG WEBSITE
If you have further questions, please reach me via email.
Jane Lierman: firstname.lastname@example.org
TAG Coordinator: Forest Hills, Palisades World Language School, River Grove
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FAQ's and Answers
What is the daily schedule?
First Bell - 8:10 am: Students are welcome to enter their classroom.
Tardy Bell - 8:20 am: Students must check in with the office and receive a Tardy slip before going to their classroom.
Dismissal - 2:40 pm
Early Release on Thursdays - 2 pm
Will students and staff be wearing masks? Yes, currently all students, staff and anyone who enters the building are required to wear masks. Additional information about mask requirements can be found here.
CogAT Screening Coming
In order to ensure equitable opportunities, all second and third-grade students will be assessed this fall using the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to screen for intellectual ability and eligibility for Talented and Gifted (TAG) support. This 60-minute in-classroom assessment measures reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Each area is designed to evaluate specific reasoning skills that strongly correlate to academic success. The district’s testing window for the CogAT screener will be October 11 through November 12.
Parents-guardians who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.
SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.
(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)