It is hard to believe that the school year has gone so quickly and that we will be finishing the 3rd quarter in just a little over a week. With the approaching 4th quarter, all teachers, along with the counselor and principals work cooperatively for next year to create classrooms of students that will work together and best fit the individual needs of students. Forest Park teachers know their students and colleagues well. They are aware of the chemistry required to make a positive learning environment. Because of that, their input is invaluable and the major consideration in making class lists. If you wish to provide us with information that will be beneficial in placing your child, please include qualities your child has as a learner and qualities of a teacher that you believe will help your child be successful. If you would like to provide us this information, please let us know in writing by March 29. Please remember that we do not take requests for specific teachers.
Thank you to everyone involved in the Drama Club's amazing performance of 101 Dalmations. Pictures of the talented cast are featured in the newsletter.
Have a Marvelous March!
Dr. McKinley, Principal
Nicole Papuga, Administrative Intern
March 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!
2018-2019 Early Release Days
The 2018-2019 school year calendar is on our website. Just click here. We are grateful for the home-school partnership in teaching children that every minute counts at school and want to make a special note: Early Release Days move to Wednesdays in 2018-2019. We know many of you use this time to schedule appointments, etc., so your child can be at school when class is in session. The change takes effect in August. We hope that by reminding you of this change over the next few months, you and your family are ready for the next school year. Thank you for support of strong school attendance. #EveryMinuteCounts
There will be a book exchange to celebrate Dr. Seuss / Read Across America. Students can begin bringing in gently used, school appropriate books on Feb. 28th. The book exchange will take place on March 8th at 1:00 pm in the Library (early release day).
Jump Rope for Heart
Mr. Ladd would like to thank everyone who participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event. FPE raised $9,263 and Mr. Ladd was taped to the wall!
Yearbook sales deadline is March 8. The cost is $11.25. There will a very limited supply for purchase at the end of the year.
In an effort to ensure student safety, each guest should buzz into the office upon arrival and be admitted by a member of the office staff.
JLMudd and Forest PARK PTC
Our Trivia Night was a
huge success. Thank
you to everyone who
helped. It takes a
coordinated effort from
PTC, families, staff and
volunteers to pull off this event. The next PTC meeting is scheduled for March 6 at 4:30 pm and is to be held at J.L. Mudd. We hope you can join us!
Additional Annual Notifications
3/2- Leadership Breakfast
3/5- Activity Free Night
3/6- PTC Meeting 4:30 @ J.L.Mudd
3/8- Early Release @1:30
3/8- Last day of the 3rd Quarter
3/9- Records Day- No School
3/12-3/16- Spring Break- No School
3/19- School Resumes
3/19-3/23- Book Fair
3/22- Fine Arts Night and Book Fair
Elementary Parent Handbook
Mark Your Calendar
Leader in Me League
Every leader has something that they can learn from other leaders. Leaders from North High are joining our students 4 times this quarter at lunch. These high school leaders each focus on one of the 7 habits, and share how they use this habit in their lives. They also pass out baseball style cards with their picture and information. The students had a blast talking with their new friends!
Fine Arts Evening
March 22, 2018 5-7 PM
Come join us for a fun filled evening of music, books and art! You will be amazed at the talent Forest Park students have to share! Come delight your senses!
Art: Student art work will be on display.
Music: Delight your ears as the Trebelmakers, Recorder Ensemble and Handbell Chior perform.
Books: The Book Fair will be open for families to browse and purchase.
The Fort Zumwalt App is free for iPhone and Android. With your help, we can fine-tune our app. Please tell us what you think, either through our survey (http://go.fzsd.us/appsurvey) or by e-mailing email@example.com. Thanks for helping us strengthen the connection between home and school.
Fort Zumwalt School District
Fort Zumwalt APP!
Fort Zumwalt's Proposition 3 is a no-tax-increase $35 million bond issue on the April 3 ballot. The district's 31 facilities, 27 of which are schools, were most recently assessed at more than $550 million. Regular maintenance and upgrades ensure safe, welcoming learning environments for our students and staff and protect taxpayer investment.
Prop 3 would provide funds for maintenance of roofs, parking lots and heating and cooling systems. It would provide funds for continued upgrades to computer network infrastructure and building interiors. Additions are needed at Flint Hill Elementary to eliminate mobile classrooms and at North High School to accommodate a growing student population. A new Professional Development Center, capable of providing our teachers adequate learning space and tools, is also needed to keep student achievement moving forward.
Prop 3 is a no-tax-increase issue. The district collects a debt service levy for paying off bonds (loans) used to fund capital improvements such as maintenance, construction or land purchases (currently 69 cents per $100 of assessed valuation). Strong financial stewardship allows Fort Zumwalt to borrow within the limit of the revenue generated by that 69 cents, so no increase is required to repay the $35 million the district would borrow through Prop 3.
For a look at previous bond issue project or to learn more about Proposition 3, visit tinyurl.com/ZumwaltProp3.
Thursday, March 8, 2017
J.L. Mudd Elementary
610 Prince Ruppert, O’Fallon
For parents of children who will be 5 years old by July 31, 2018.
The Book Fair will be open for students to browse and purchase the week of March 19-23. Classes will visit the book fair once to make their wish lists and a second time to make purchases. The Book Fair will also be open during the Fine Arts Evening on March 22 from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Please remember to be courteous to those neighbors living on St. Joseph when picking up and dropping of students in the car lane. Allow plenty of space for home owners to enter and leave their driveway with ease. Also allow space for the bus drivers to get around the corner of St. Joseph and Sunflower, and into the bus pick-up lane. Thank you for your help!