School canceled on Monday, May 11; make-up day scheduled for May 22

Dear Shoreline School District Families:

The Shoreline Education Association (SEA), the union representing our teachers, and the Shoreline Educational Support Professionals Association (SESPA), the union representing our school support staff, have voted to participate in a one-day walkout on May 11, 2015.

Union leadership has been in contact with the District regarding this action and has emphasized that this is not a strike against the District, students, families or our community, but rather a way for staff to show solidarity with their colleagues across the state and send a message to legislators about the importance of adequate educational funding. We agree that the state has failed to fully fund K-12 education and must live up to its responsibility as mandated by the State Supreme Court.

As a result of the one-day walkout, the Shoreline School District is canceling school on Monday, May 11, 2015. The following activities will proceed as scheduled on May 11: AP testing; high school and middle school athletic practices and contests; and facility rentals. The Shoreline Children’s Center will be open for its regular preschool programs, but the extended day sites at our schools will be closed. Please check individual school websites for evening activities. Schedules for state assessments currently underway will be adjusted at the school level.

Due to school being canceled on May 11, a make-up day is now scheduled for Friday, May 22, a previously scheduled non-student day.

The District will keep you posted on new developments if they arise. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that canceling school on May 11 may cause to you and your family.

If you have any questions, please send them to us at public.info@shorelineschools.org or contact the Public Information Office at 206-393-4412.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Miner, Superintendent

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District closed to new non-resident applications for grades K-6 for 2015-16

Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment.  While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools.  As a result of:

  • Increased enrollment
  • Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
  • Anticipated future growth

the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:

In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.

Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.

The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.

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Letter From the Principal

Wonderful LFP Families,

What a treat to enjoy the PTA Talent Show last Friday night. I was impressed by the incredible talent we have at LFP. I am so proud of how the students used their Life Skills of courage and pride to perform for a full house. I am also proud of all of the Girls on the Run participants who completed their first 5K run on Saturday. This was a huge accomplishment. Way to go, girls!

This Thursday, we invite all families with second graders to attend the evening Musical Showcase performance at 7:00 pm. It is important that students participate in the performance, as we need them. We will also perform for the school that morning at 9:50 am.

Smarter Balance testing continues through the end of next week. Initial results from third grade testing show that our students are trying their best and doing well. We are very proud of their stamina through these arduous tests.

Thank you to the PTA and Natural Leaders for spoiling the LFP staff last week with notes, signs, cards, gifts, and delicious food and treats. It was a very special week and the staff is very grateful for such a supportive community that values and appreciates the hard working LFP staff. Thank you!

Congratulations to our Natural Leaders who are being honored in Olympia today for their work in leading others.

There is school this Friday and we will busy teaching and learning. So, please have your child here this Friday, even though your hard copy of the district calendar says there is no school.

Thank you for sending such wonderful children to us.

Principal Miner

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Letter From the Principal

Dear Wonderful LFP Families:

Our students are so amazing! Last week, students demonstrated the scientific method by creating displays for our PTA Science Fair. At the Science Fair, I learned so many new things from our young scientists. We also have incredible engineers who demonstrated their Lifeskill of resourcefulness by designing containers for the egg drop. I hope that all of the scientists will sign up for the district STEM festival on May 9th. This past Saturday, many of our 4th-6th grades performed in or were stage crew for the production, Aladdin. It was an amazing performance! We have very talented students at LFP. Thank you to the PTA for enriching our students’ experiences at LFP by providing opportunities for science and drama.

Welcome to our new Resource Room teacher for next year, Mr. Brent Allred. Mr. Allred has been a special education teacher in the Seattle School District, and is happy to now be working in the same district his own children will attend. He is currently working part time for the remainder of the school year as our IEP manager with Mrs. Roehl in the Resource Room. Welcome to LFP, Mr. Allred!

Smarter Balanced Assessment starts next Tuesday, April 7th in third grade. Please have your third grader to school on time each day next week. A good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are very important for your child to do their best on the assessments.

Monday, April 6th is a non-student day. Teachers will be taking classes for their own professional development at a teacher conference in our own school district.

Report cards will be coming home with your children next Tuesday, April 7th. If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.

Thank you for sending us such wonderful children!

Principal Miner

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LFP Vision

   The vision of Lake Forest Park Elementary is to provide a safe and supportive community where all individuals are encouraged to explore and meet each challenge as lifelong learners in an ever-changing world.

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