The 2018-19 school year continues with the mission of teaching our students to be learners and leaders! Students are learning about each of the 7 Habits during House Meetings (see page 3 to learn more about houses). We hope you will start hearing the language of the 7 Habits at home. It is our goal that these Habits become an everyday part of your child’s life and that they realize the importance of applying them inside and outside of school.
Thank you to Jacob Breeze, former FPE student and future Eagle Scout, for making these Buddy Benches for his Eagle Scout project. Students are learning how to use these benches to support each other and develop friendships.
Have a great September!
Dr. McKinley, Principal
Nicole Papuga, Administrative Intern
September 4, 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
Being proactive is being in charge of your thoughts, words, and actions.
Learn And Lead!
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Effective with the 2018-19 school year, all public schools in Missouri are required to screen students for dyslexia. Dyslexia refers to a neurological disorder that results in a pattern of specific learning difficulties associated with reading and spelling. Students in grades K-3 will be screened multiple times throughout the year. Students in grades 4 and up may be screened if they experience consistent difficulty in reading as noted by the classroom teacher or as requested by the student’s parent/guardian. The screening instrument is a short assessment that will help the school gather information about how your child learns so that we can best meet your child’s needs. It will be administered by your child’s classroom teacher or another faculty member from the school. While the screening instrument used will provide the school with valuable information on how to best meet your child’s needs, it will not tell us if your child does or does not have dyslexia. A dyslexia diagnosis can only be made by a trained professional in a clinical setting. Students who experience difficulty with the screening instruments may exhibit characteristics of dyslexia or may be at risk of having dyslexia. Should your child experience difficulty with the screening instruments, you will be notified individually and the school will discuss ways in which they will best support your child.
Please contact Jennifer Martin if you have any questions at email@example.com
We look forward to working with you throughout the year to best meet the needs of our students.
Fall Pictures will take place on Oct. 5. Picture package order forms will be sent home with your student prior to the picture date. Please return the envelope with your child on picture day. Thank you.
The JL Mudd and Forest Park Park PTC would like to thank everyone for their participation in the fall fundraiser. As a
reminder, Spirit Wear order forms are due Sept. 14. We are excited about the color and design options this year. Show your FPE spirit and order today!
Thank you, JL Mudd and FPE PTC
9/4: Fundraiser Ends
9/4: PTC Meeting 6:30@ JL Mudd
9/11: Papa John's Night
9/12: Early Release @ 1:30
9/13: Mid-point of 1st Quarter
9/23-9/27: 5th Grade Camp
10/2: PTC Meeting 4:30@ FPE
10/2: Skate Night
10/5: Fall Pictures
Elementary Parent Handbook
JLMudd and Forest PARK PTC
Additional Annual Notifications
Mark Your Calendar
At Forest Park all students and staff belong to a "house." Students were sorted into four houses - Vadovas, Ceannaire, Kiongozi and Alaka'i. The name of each house means "leader" in another language. This program allows students to work together as a community and get to know other students and staff they might not ever have contact with otherwise.
Students are able to earn points for their house in the classroom, lunchroom, in special area classes and on the playground. Each week the House points will be displayed in the main hallway. It is a friendly competition that promotes respect, responsibility, and leadership.
EARLY RELEASE DATES
September 12 October 5 and 31
December 5 January 9
February 6 March 6
April 10 May 1
Students will be dismissed at 1:30 on early release dates.
The Library is holding a book exchange in October. Drop off gently used books between Oct. 18 and Oct. 31 and receive books in return. The book exchange will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 31 before Early Release.
Fall Pictures will take place on October 5. Picture package order forms will be sent home with your student prior to the picture date. Please return the envelope with your child on picture day.
Fort Zumwalt School District has partnered with Healthy Schools to bring flu shots to our students who are signed up for it this fall. A vaccination program for 7th and 11th graders who sign up will take place in the spring. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every season. This program allows parents to sign their child up to be vaccinated by Healthy Schools at school for a $0 copay. An opt-in was included with your online registration. If you missed it, use the button below to sign up.