Monday 22 - Friday 26 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Week
Tuesday 30 - Vision Screening - KG, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade students.
20th - 31st - WINTER BREAK
Monday 3 - Classes Resume
Forest Hills SPIRIT WEAR
Forest Hills SPIRIT WEAR Sale is on NOW!
Showcase your school pride and community spirit.
T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are available NOW for the whole family.
Order deadline: November 30th!
*Spirit wear will be delivered to school in December
THANK YOU Falcons!!
We DOUBLED the amount of Thanksgiving food donations that HOPE Church was hoping to receive from our food drive. The extra donations will help ensure many full bellies this Thanksgiving and will also help fill Christmas food boxes. Thank you for giving generously!!
Warmly, Your Falcon Outreach Committee
Oregon State Assessment Opt-Out Form
Every year, Oregon students take assessments to meet federal requirements. 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.
State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the State Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the current 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 deadlines listed on the form. Meeting the deadline will help the school with planning and preparation. If you wish your child not to participate in the science assessment for grades 5, 8, and 11, submit this request in writing to the principal of your child's school.
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.
Oregon Battle of the Books 2021-2022
REGISTER A TEAM FOR OREGON BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!
What is OBOB? Part reading marathon with buddies, part quiz show, and lots of fun!
What do I need to do? Form a team of 3-5 friends, divide up reading responsibilities, and dig in!
What books do I read? Check out this handy 2021-22 OBOB Book List! 3rd graders read 8 of the 16 books - these are noted with an asterisk in front of the titles. 4th-5th graders get to read all 16 between team members!
Handy:2021-22 OBOB Team Book Division Worksheet
When is the competition? During the month of February we will run an online tournament following OBOB rules. Exact dates and times are to be determined.
The Forest Hills 4th/5th grade champion team will go on to compete in OBOB regionals in March. View the full timeline here: 2021-22 OBOB Timeline & Overview
Excited? Excellent. Go ahead and SIGN UP!
Sign up deadline: Friday, Nov 19, 2021
Did you miss out on the zoom info session? We recorded for you!
Click this link to view video of the call or just check out the slide deck from the presentation.
Please contact Lorri Wilson and Micha McNerney at email@example.com with any other questions you might have
Dearest Forest Hills Families,
This month through our Social Emotional Learning (SEL), we will be exploring the character trait of GRATITUDE. Gratitude has been shown to be one of the best ways to reduce anxiety, increase happiness, & improve relationships. The practice of gratitude is a tool that both grounds us and also inspires hope, peace, and joy. When we are grateful, we are stronger to “be the good” to our world.
The definition students will be learning this month is Gratitude: choosing to notice and appreciate things in our life, things in others, and things in the world.
We want to make sure we share with students that Gratitude is 1) a choice that we get to make over and over again on where we put our focus and 2) does not always have to be about something positive. We can feel grateful even for tough or challenging things in our life! Over the course of the month, students will learn about amazing people who demonstrate Gratitude in various ways and share what we are grateful for in ourselves and in others.
We believe involving families in our Social Emotional Learning is important. The letters linked below include activities, conversation starters, reading lists, and more for you to explore GRATITUDE further as a family:
Thank you for teaming with us to empower our students socially and emotionally. Please reach out if you or your student would like more support.
Forest Hills Elementary School Counselor
Vision Screening November 30th
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Lake Oswego School District will be conducting the annual vision screening for students Grades KG,1st ,3rd ,5th.
Forest Hills Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 8:45am.
Vision screening will be done by the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation. The OLSHF uses a Spot screener to do the vision screening. It looks like a large camera that takes a picture of your child’s eyes.
More information about Spot:
You have the right to decline vision screening for your child. Please let your child’s teacher
know if you would like your child to OPT-OUT of vision screening.
If your child is referred to a vision specialist, you will receive screening results within two
weeks of the screening day.
If for some reason the Spot screener could not take an adequate picture of your child’s eyes; a vision screening will be done using a distance eye chart.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Forest Hills Office at 503-534-2350.
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.
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.)