February may be a short month, but at Forest Park it is full of learning and fun! During the next few weeks, we will celebrate Black History Month. Each morning on the announcements, a clue will be given about an influential African American. Classrooms will use the clues to help them guess the name of the individual each week. In addition, all staff members and students are choosing a word that describes them to create an "I AM" mural to honor our history's important leaders and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
This month we will also be raising money for the American Heart Association with our Jump Rope for Heart event. Please see the information on the next page about this event. Classroom Valentine's Day parties will be held at 2:30 p.m., Feb. 8. Finally, The Drama Club's performance of the "The Lion King Kids" will be held March 1 - 2 at North High (please see the attached flyer). They have rehearsed tirelessly and we are certain it will be a wonderful program. We hope to see you there!
Dr. McKinley, Principal
Nicole Papuga, Administrative Intern
Photos throughout the newsletter are from Science Night!
February 4, 2019
Dr. Bernard DuBray
Dr. Kim McKinley
Mrs. Nicole Papuga
O'Fallon, MO 63366
School Hours: 9am-4pm
Fort Zumwalt School District
Forest Park Elementary
FPE's current attendance is 95.98%. Our attendance goal is 95%. Every day counts!
Learn And Lead!
Middle School Transition Nights
West Middle: February 4, 2019 @ 6:30
North Middle: February 5, 2019 @6:30
South Middle: February 7, 2019 @ 6:00
Jump Rope for Heart
Our Jump Rope for Heart program is in full swing. All donations will go to the American Heart Association to help with heart research. Our school goal is $10,000. We are just a few weeks in and have already reached the $7,000 mark! If we reach our goal, Mr. Ladd will be spending the night on Forest Park's roof! If you have any questions about the program, please contact Mr. Ladd at email@example.com.
Yearbook sales began continue through Feb. 22. The cost is $11.00. There will not be another opportunity to purchase yearbooks.
Educator and Employee of the Year!
Congratulations to Mrs. Jenni Day, who has been selected as FPE's Educator of the year and Mrs. Kathleen Turner, who is FPE's Employee of the Year. We are proud of you and your dedication to the students at FPE. We thank you for going above and beyond helping our students learn and lead!
Thank you to everyone
who joined us for
Science Night! We
enjoyed sharing the
evening with you.
Registration for Trivia Night begins this week. Please see the attached informational flyer and registration forms.
The next PTC meeting is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., Feb. 5 pm and is to be held at Forest Park. We hope you can join us!
Forest Park PTC
JLMudd and Forest PARK PTC
Additional Annual Notifications
2/5- Papa John's Night
2/5- PTC Meeting at FPE @ 4:30
2/6- Mid Point of 3rd Quarter
2/6- Early Release @ 1:30
2/8- Valentine's Parties @ 2:30
2/18- No School, President's Day
3/1- 7pm Drama Club Production
@ North High
3/2- 3pm Drama Club Production
@ North High
3/8- Records Day- No School
3/11-3/15 Spring Break- No School
Elementary Parent Handbook
Mark Your Calendar
Fort Zumwalt School District parents who are furloughed federal workers can complete the Free & Reduced Meal Application to receive assistance during the shutdown. For questions or more information, Fort Zumwalt families impacted by the shutdown should call 636-272-0016 or complete the application via the link above and return it to their child’s school office.
Free & Reduced school meal information for furloughed federal workers
From Mrs. Roth,
Teachers often receive requests from parents wondering how they can help build their child’s literacy and math skills. This is such an important question as literacy and math are the foundation of success throughout a child’s academic career. Last month we featured information about literacy and this month we will focus on math.
I truly wish that when I was in school math was taught the way we teach it now. The strategies that students learn to build fluency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division help learners make meaning of the process and have true number sense. Have your kids teach you some of these strategies, including the progression of the four operations.
Math is present in everyday life. Have your child help you as you determine the amount of savings if an item is 25% off or estimate the final bill at the gas pump if you car holds 15 gallons and the cost of gas $2.25 a gallon. Help them learn their multiplication tables by working on the strategies. When shopping or cooking, use familiar and often used math terms like double, half, fourth, dozen, etc. Think about things around the house that come in arrays (rows and columns) like kitchen tiles, candy boxes, egg cartons, etc. Use these things to work through simple fact practice and most importantly, have fun!
TJ's Pizza Fundraiser
We will be holding a TJ's Pizza fund-raiser at Forest Park starting on March 4th. The sales will support the Leader in Me and will run through March 22nd. Pick- up will be on April 3rd. Keep an eye out for the order forms. Thank you in advance for all of your support for the Leader in Me!