Falcon News

Forest Hills Elementary

December 18, 2020

Upcoming Dates


Monday 21 - January 3 | Winter Break / No School

  • Monday 21 @ 11:45 to 12:45 | Grab & Go Meals @ LOHS and LHS
  • Monday 28 @ 11:45 to 12:45 | Grab & Go Meals @ LOHS and LHS


Monday 4 | School Resumes

Wednesday 6 | Multi-synchronous Wednesday

  • 8:00 to 9:05 | AM structured review and connection
  • 12:45 to 1:50 | PM structured review and connection

Friday 8 @ 10:45 to 12:45 | FH Library Curbside Pickup*

Friday 8 | Last day to sign up for Battle of the Books*

Monday 18 | Martin Luther King Jr. Day / No School

Wednesday 20 | 2021-22 Kindergarten Registration Opens

Friday 29 | Grade Prep Day / No School

Winter Family Sing Along

Even though we can’t be together singing in the gym this year we can still make music virtually!

Lake Oswego 2020 Winter Family Sing-Along!

Please enjoy singing these fun, familiar songs brought to you by the Lake Oswego Elementary Music Teachers. Have a wonderful Winter Break,

Mrs. Hedgepeth

Forest Hills Polar Plunge Team

The Forest Hills Polar Plunge team, the Freezing Falcons and Friends, is up and running. Ms. Hanse, our Learning Specialist, is the team leader. You can find more information on the team page or by emailing Ms. Hansen: hansenk1@loswego.k12.or.us

Freezing Falcons Team Page

Exploring Wednesday Workshops; Please Take Survey to Help Us Plan

LOSD is exploring the possibility of offering enrichment classes on Wednesdays to create more connection experiences for our LOSD elementary students only and offered free of charge.

The goal of Wednesday Workshops is for each elementary student to take one, 60-minute enrichment class that will run 4 to 6 weeks, from approximately February 10 to March 17, 2021. Classes will be scheduled from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m. and can accommodate both the AM and PM cohort schedules. Experience will determine if the program extends for a second session in the spring.

Wednesday Workshops will be offered through LOSD Community Schools, partnering with approved third-party instructors in art, science and engineering, as well as possibly world language.

Before the Wednesday Workshop is finalized, we are asking parents and guardians of elementary students to tell us your interest in participating in the program and letting us know what kinds of enrichment opportunities are most appealing to your family.

Please click here to complete an interest form. Thank in advance for your input.

LOSD Library News

We're excited to share news and resources with you on the LOSD Library News newsletter. You'll find profiles of our library staff members, great book lists, special events, and our virtual book club for grades 3-5. Thank you for supporting your school and public libraries. Our L.O. To Go Curbside Pickup has been amazing and will resume in January.

Battle of the Books, OBOB - Sign up by January 8

Parents of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders: It's time for the Oregon Battle of the Books, a fun and engaging reading competition that is run by the Forest Hills PTO!

OBOB is expected to start mid-January and students are encouraged to form a team of 3-5 kids from school. Kids who are not able to find teammates can be matched up with a team, so if you don't have a team, don't worry! Just sign up and we can help!

What is OBOB? OBOB is meant to be a fun and enjoyable way for kids to read more books and/or different books, and the competition appeals to some kids more than others! The ONLY required practice for OBOB is reading books. There are 16 books for 4th/5th grade teams and 8 books for 3rd graders to be divided and read by team members on each team. (Some kids may want to read all of the books and do a lot of practice questions and some kids may just want to read some of the books. Either approach is great!)

OBOB veterans: There will be no regional or state competitions this year, but we still expect it to be lots of fun!

For more information or to sign up, visit the FH PTO website or click on this sign up link to register your team. Please sign up by January 8th.

Contact Lorri Wilson and Micha McNerney at ForestHillsOBOB@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Scripps Spelling Bee, Grades 4-5

Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Forest Hills to host an online School Spelling Bee for interested fourth and fifth-grade students in January.

Our school champion will then move on to represent Forest Hills in the Regional Spelling Bee which also will also include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events. More information on how to register for the online competition will be coming soon. In the meantime, here is a list of 450 words from Scripps to practice if you are interested in competing or just for fun! Once you have carefully studied all Scripps 450 Words, you can go on to study The Scripps Word List of Champions.

Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

This Week's Asynchronous Rotation Schedule

Week of January 4

  • Kindergarten / 1st Grade - Science
  • 2nd Grade / 3rd Grade - Social Studies
  • 4th Grade / 5th Grade - Health

1 asynchronous lesson posted per day, posted at 8 AM in Google Classroom

Yearlong Subject Rotation Schedule

Google Classroom Codes

Regular Announcements

Forest Hills Library Curbside Pick Up

The Forest Hills Library is now open for curbside pick up. Fill out the Library Book Request Form to tell us what kinds of books you like. Ms. Loiacano will choose 2-3 books for you! OR Place a hold for a specific book in the Destiny Discover library catalog. Holds must be placed by Thursday.

Curbside pickups will be on Fridays between 10:45 AM and 12:45 PM. Books are checked out for two weeks. Books can be returned at this time as well.

More Information about the Forest Hills Library and curbside pick up can be found on the Forest Hills Library website.

Forest Hills Library Curbside Pick Up

More information about the Forest Hills library and curbside pick up can be found here.

Grade Level Lunch Bunches

Ms. Drimmel, our Counselor, will be providing open grade level lunch bunches. Please find the schedule below and let your students know they can log on to see friends, engage in SEL themed activities or just check in to say hello :) Students can find the link to my zoom room on my clever page, in my google classroom or here : Mrs. Drimmel's Zoom Room

Mondays @ 11:00 - 11:30 | Kindergarten Lunch Bunch

Mondays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 1st Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:00 - 11:30 | 2nd Grade Lunch Bunch

Tuesdays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 3rd Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:00 - 11:30 | 4th Grade Lunch Bunch

Thursdays @ 11:45 - 12:15 | 5th Grade Lunch Bunch

Zoom issues? Call the Front Office

Just a reminder that you are always welcome to call the front office if you need help with Zoom. Call 503-534-2350 to speak with Nicole or Wende if there are any issues getting onto a Zoom meeting.

Reporting Student Absences

If your child will not be attending school for any reason, please call the school’s attendance phone number, or email the attendance email address. If your child is ill, please indicate the illness symptoms.

Forest Hills
503-534-2350 (main office number)

Mystery Science

If you are unable to purchase or have limited access, we have a limited amount of science supplies that are available to you from the Lake Oswego School District. This is based on need, not convenience: Science Materials Request Form

The bags will contain all of the materials needed for the lab work in the Mystery Science unit. Please select the school and grade level for your student. Supply bags can be picked up at your school. Office staff will help you to get your lab supplies. No names or email addresses will be collected in this request form.

Grab & Go Meal Pick Up

During Winter Break (Dec. 19-Jan. 3), LOSD is offering grab & go meals. Seven days of breakfasts and lunches will be available for pick up from the following two schools only:

Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School

Monday, Dec. 21 and Monday, Dec. 28

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

On Thursday, December 10, a meal count for the above dates will be taken for accuracy at the time you pick up your grab-and-go meals. We can provide one meal bag per child.

Face coverings are required at pickups.

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