Principal Letter

Dear LFP Families,

Open House: This Thursday, from 6:15-8:00 pm, we open the doors and invite you in to see your children’s great work this year. We will have one piece of artwork from each student displayed in the cafeteria/ gym as part of our fabulous PTA art walk. PTA will be serving a variety of free ice cream treats for you to enjoy as you admire the student artwork. Our classrooms will be open from 6:15 to 7:30 pm and your children have many things they are eager to share with you. The Book Fair will be open in the library from 6:15 to 8:00 pm. So be sure to stop by and pick up some summer reading books and support our library in raising funds for new books.

Kindergarten Orientation: We welcome our next year’s Kindergarten students to LFP at Kindergarten Orientation this Friday 10:15 to 11:00. The Kindergarten students will visit the classrooms and parents will get their questions answered. We look forward to welcoming our newest LFP Dolphins.

Smarter Balanced Testing: We still continue to test our 3rd – 6th graders on the Smarter Balanced Test. This Thursday, 3rd grade has SBAC math, this Friday, 5th grade has Science and next Wednesday and Thursday, 6th grade has SBAC math. Our students are using their Life Skill of perseverance and showing great stamina in taking these tests and we are proud of how well they are doing. Thank you for ensuring that your children get a good night’s sleep, a hearty protein breakfast, and have snacks and water to keep them fueled on testing days.

New Hires: Anne Bradley and Ali Howlett are our new para-educators to help with our high numbers of students in fifth grade. They both will be assisting each day for an hour and half in the classrooms to support the students and teachers. Welcome, Anne and Ali!

I am also pleased to announce that we have a new .5 instructional coach for next year, Ms. Lori Scobie. Ms. Scobie is currently a third grade teacher at LFP and has been an instructional coach at another Shoreline School in the past. She has very strong instructional practices and we are excited to have her work with our staff next year in this leadership position shared with Parkwood Elementary. Instructional coaches are certificated teachers who support the classroom teachers in integrating new standards and curriculum, provide professional development for the teachers, facilitate teams to analyze student data, and co-teach with teachers to share instructional strategies and best practices. Welcome to this new role, Ms. Scobie!

Congrats to all of our students who participated in this year’s PTA Talent Show. Very impressive talent by all and way to use your Life Skill of courage!

Congratulations also to our Girls on the Run team who completed a 5K run recently. They trained weekly and accomplished many goals.

Our school had great participation at this year’s District STEM festival. We won an Outstanding Science award for our school due to having the second highest participation rate of all Shoreline Schools. Many of our students won individual/team awards for their Science Fair projects. We have super scientists at LFP!

Thank you for sending us such wonderful children.

Principal Miner

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Supply Lists

Kindergarten Supply List

First Gr Supply List

Second Grade Supply List

Third Grade Supply List

Fourth grade supply list

Fifth Grade Supply List

Sixth Grade Supplies

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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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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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