November 2023 – Family Newsletter

Family Newsletter   |  NOVEMBER 2023 

Every Wednesday
  • Early Dismissal: Gr. 1-5 @ 1:30 Kinder @ 11:40

Sunday, 11/5

  • Set Clocks Back 1 Hour

Thursday, 11/9

  • End of Trimester One

Friday, 11/10

  • Veterans’ Day – No School

Tuesday, 11/14 

  • Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day


  • Thanksgiving Break – No School

November 13, & 14
Grades 1 – 5:   8:30 – 1:30
Kindergarten:   8:20 – 1:45

November 15
Grades 1 – 5:   8:30 – 1:30
Kindergarten:   8:20 – 11:40

November 16 & 17
Grades 1 – 5:   8:30 – 1:30
Kindergarten:   8:20 – 1:45

Recent Events

Walk of the Wolverines:

It is important as we enter this season of thanks to give a huge thank you to our entire Forest Park Community.  Our Walk of the Wolverines was a fun event on 10/20.  The donation window remains open until 11:59 pm 10/27/23. Our classrooms will benefit greatly from the funds raised. 

 It is not taken lightly the efforts everyone went through to help us have a successful fundraiser.  Thank you all again.

Walk of Wolverines YEARBOOK WINNERS!
Maanya J – 201, Arnav P – 210, Sara S – 303, Amitis G – 408, Tanush R – 403 and Sara R – 504

Walk and Roll to School Day:

Thank you for participating in Walk and Roll to School Day on October 4 sponsored by our FPPTA. 

    Walk to school – 373, Bike/ scooters – 104, Carpool – 10, Car – 47

PBIS: This year we have started a new STAR Assembly for students.  The first assembly was on September 29.  Students in grades 1-5 were honored with a Wolverine or STAR award.


Our annual Halloween Walk About will be on Tuesday, October 31, at 9:00 a.m. for grades K-5. 

Guests are welcome to view this event- we will have a NEW parade route.  Students and staff will parade down the Maybird sidewalk towards Deep Creek and back around to the campus.  

Visitors may view the parade by standing along the perimeter of the field (on the grass).   


Halloween Costumes:  Please remember that the regular dress code applies to costumes.  Children must be able to change into and out of their own costumes without assistance and weapons or other dangerous props should not be brought to school. We are still conducting instruction during the remainder of the day.  Your child may want to wear regular clothes under their costume so they can remove their costume for the remainder of the day.  If your child elects to dress up for school, they should wear their costume to school as there is no time to change before the parade.

We will not be responsible for lost costumes at school.



Lost and Found

The lost and found is now located in front of the school office. All items not claimed by November 16 will be donated to charity. Please ask your child to check the lost and found periodically for any missing items.

Rainy Day Procedures

RAINY DAY ARRIVAL:  Arrival time 8:15 as we do not have supervision until 8:15 

  • All students should go to their assigned courtyards, hallways or outside their rooms and line up (underneath the eaves to stay dry).

  • All students should be reminded to carefully walk through the hallways and around the campus when it is wet so as not to slip.

  • For safety, please remember to close umbrellas before coming into the buildings.   

RAINY DAY LINCH:   If dropping off a home lunch it should be 15 minutes before the start time.

  • All 1-3 grade students will eat at 11:10 a.m.

  • All kindergarteners will eat at 11:35 am

  • All 4-5 grade students will eat at 12:10 p.m.

Students who get a school lunch will eat in the cafeteria; all others will eat in the classrooms. 


  •  Students will have supervised activities within their classrooms during “recess” time if it is actively raining. 

Report Cards
   Elementary report cards can be viewed by parents/guardians on Nov 21 in your Illuminate parent portal.
   How to create an Illuminate Parent Portal account. To access primary grades and  state exams.
   Para acceder a los calificaciones de primaria y a los exámenes estatales.


*****Absence Reporting*****

All absences need to be reported to the school office before 9:30 a.m. on the day of the absence. Informing the teacher does not always guarantee it will make it to the office. Many teachers do not have time to check emails during their teaching day. Please be sure to leave the reason for the absence on the absence recorder.

As we approach the winter season it is important to remember that daily attendance remains important. Please do not schedule trips outside of the window of days off (November 18 – November 26 and December 23 – January 7). Even a few missed days can lead to confusion when returning to class as well as lost social time with friends. 

Also remember, Public Health guidelines call for students to stay home from school only when they have a fever, diarrhea, or are vomiting. For guidance as to when to keep your child home, please see Health Guidance for Going to School.

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