February may be a short month, but at Forest Park it is full of learning and fun family events! During the next few weeks, we will celebrate Black History Month. Each classroom will be synergizing to prepare a poster highlighting the accomplishments of an inspirational African- American leader. They will be researching to figure out which of the 7 Habits the leader used in their life. Classrooms will present their information during morning announce- ments and their posters will decorate the halls to honor our history's important leaders.
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 on February 9th at 2:30. Finally, The Drama Club's performance of the 101 Dalmations will be held Feb. 24 and 25 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
February 1, 2018
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%. Our attendance goal is 95%. Every day counts!
Learn And Lead!
Thank you to JL Mudd and former FPE parent Mr. Roedemeier for submitting Forest Park for the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Grant. This grant means $500 for additional student based programs for our school. A huge thank you from the students at FPE!!!
Mark your calendars for our next Leadership Breakfast on March 2. There will be plenty of fun, food and a make- and- take activity to help support your family using the 7 Habits at home.
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. 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 begin Feb. 5 and continue through March 8. The cost is $11.25. Order forms will be sent home soon.
Educator and Employee of the Year!
Congratulations to Mr. Bob Hanna, who has been selected as FPE's Educator of the year and Mr. William Harris, 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!
JLMudd and Forest PARK PTC
We are excited to see so
many teams signed up
for the Trivia Night on
Feb. 2. Doors
open at 6 and trivia
starts at 6:30 at the
O'Fallon Elks Lodge.
The next PTC meeting is scheduled for Feb. 6 at 4:30 pm and is to be held at Forest Park. We hope you can join us!
Additional Annual Notifications
2/2- Trivia Night
2/2- Mid Point of 3rd Quarter
2/5- Yearbook Sales Begin
2/6- PTC meeting @ 4:30 FPE
2/8- Early Release @ 1:30
2/9- Valentine's Parties @ 2:30
2/19- No School, President's Day
2/23- 7pm Drama Club Production
@ North High
2/24- 3pm Drama Club Production
@ North High
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Science Fair Winners
Our students showed off their science knowledge this past month as they put many hours into their Science Fair Projects. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work. A list of Science Fair winners and categories can be found on the last page of the newsletter.
First place- Braden Schumacher, Calise Nanney, Cash Brzostowski
Second place- Lizzie Wilson
Third place- Elias Owens
First place- Zander Schumacher, Zayne Shyr, Camren Mahler, Ethan Idoux
Second place- Hudson Lambert, Landon Dietz, Aidan Field
Third place- Grace Kahler
First place- Marijayne Bishop, Eliza Owens, Wyatt Boze, Kate Cochran
Second place- Kal-El Bryant, Ella Shylanski, Brody Wood, Noora Shyr
Third place- Alyssa Markovich, Alyssa Deken, Emily Chau
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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!