Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary

November 10, 2019

Summary of Upcoming Events


Monday 11 | Veterans Day / No School

Thursday 14 @ 8:30 to 9:30 AM | PTO General Meeting*

Friday 15 | Wreath Sale Orders Due*

Friday 22 | OBOB Sign Up Closes*

Monday 25 to Friday 29 | Thanksgiving Break / No School

Rescheduling Note: Father Daughter Dance has been rescheduled to January 17 (previously scheduled for November 8)


Tuesday 3 @ 5:30 to 6:30 PM | SAC Meeting (School Advisory Committee)

Friday 6 @ 5:30 to 7:30 PM | FH Family Night (new event)

Saturday 7 | Annual Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Lot Party*

Thursday 12 @ 6:00 to 7:00 PM | 1st Grade Music Program

Monday 23 to January 3 | No School / Winter Break

*See below for additional event details

Thank You!

Huge THANKS goes out to our teams running the Rummage Sale and the Book Fair!

The Rummage Sale was a big success, bringin in nearly $6000. Special thanks goes out to Kacy Bradshaw and Shelley Sheppard, as well as to all the volunteers.

The Book Fair reached record breaking sales of $13,200. The school library will receive $3500 of books and cash, and $125 worth of books were donated to our ALL FOR BOOKS charity at McKinley Elementary School. A special thanks goes out to Emily Ellis and Ms. Loiacano!

Notice of Statewide Tests and Opt Out

Every year, Oregon students take assessments prescribed by the State Department of Education. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals. Results are also used to inform course placement and provide focused feedback to students and parents.

State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the Oregon Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the Math and English Language Arts assessments for the 2019-20 school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school. Please note the submission deadline of January 1, 2020. Meeting this deadline will help your child's school with planning and preparation, and is particularly critical for 11th graders who test earlier than other students.

If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).

Click here for opt-out form for Math and English Language Arts

OBOB Signups Open Until November 22

Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders: hopefully you have seen info about Oregon Battle of the Books, a fun and engaging reading competition that is run by the Forest Hills PTO. Please start talking to your child about whether they wish to participate and encourage them to talk to friends and form a team of 3-5 kids at school.

To sign up, visit the FH PTO website or click on this Sign-up link to register your team, find a book list and get more info on OBOB. The signup link to register your child for a team will be available on the PTO website from October 1 - November 22.

Please contact Kristy Cory at kristycory@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

PTO Facebook & Instagram

Forest Hills Elementary PTO is on social media, and is a great way to stay up to date on PTO events. Find us on Facebook and now on Instagram.

Facebook | Forest Hills PTO

Instagram | #foresthills.pto

Amazon Smile for Forest Hills Elementary School PTO

Did you know that Amazon Smile will donate .5% of each eligible purchase to the charity of your choice? When doing holiday shopping and placing orders all year round please consider selecting “Forest Hills Elementary School PTO Inc” and bookmark the smile.amazon.com page so that you can support our Falcons!

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Event Details

PTO General Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 8:30-9:30am

Forest Hills Elementary

Faith Jordan, STEM Teacher, will be sharing about the new iLab.

Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Pre-Order Deadline

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 3pm

Forest Hills Elementary

Wreath and poinsettia pre-orders are due November 15. Questions can be directed to Kjerstin Clark: kjerstinclark@me.com

Annual Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Lot Party

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 10am-2pm

Forest Hills

Join us for the Annual Wreath and Poinsettia Sale Lot Party and help support the 5th Grade End-of-Year Celebration!

Hot Cocoa and Coffee Station

Delicious Treats

Holiday Gifts

Secret Santa Sighting!

Holiday Music