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

Dear Fabulous LFP Families:

Happy PTA Appreciation Week: This week, we honor our incredible PTA. We are very grateful for the special partnership. The dedication our PTA shows our staff and students makes LFP a wonderful place to work and learn.

Sensory kits: We received a grant from the Shoreline Foundation to purchase sensory items for students such as: squeeze balls, wiggle seats, noise canceling headphones, and fidget toys. Our school psychologist, Liz Scott, is visiting classrooms with the kits and teaching students to use the tools responsibly. To learn more about the sensory kits and to see the items in the kit, please plan to attend this month’s Principal Coffee at 9:30 this Thursday.

From OSPI’s Randy Dorn – Congratulations! Lake Forest Park Elementary is a recipient of the 2014 Washington Achievement Award. Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. The award is given in six categories: Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate and English Language Acquisition. Lake Forest Park Elementary is being recognized for:

• Overall Excellence
• English Language Acquisition • Reading Growth
• Math Growth
• High Progress

Ready, Set, Kindergarten! Last week, we met with each of our incoming Kindergarten students and their parents to do an informal screening by Kindergarten teachers to help us determine class placement. Some of our incoming students will be invited to a summer Play and Learn and Jumpstart Kindergarten for two weeks in August to prepare them for Kindergarten. A big thank you to Dale Turner YMCA for partnering with us on this.

LIFE SKILLS FOR APRIL

INTEGRITY: To act according to a sense of what’s right & wrong. PERSEVERANCE: To keep at it.

CHEER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR APRIL – UNDERWEAR

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

April 16th, Thurs., 9:30 am – Principal Coffee, Library
April 20th-24th – SPRING BREAK
April 30th, Thurs. – Popcorn Day!
April 30th, Thurs., 5:30-7:30 pm- El Dia del Nino’s, Multipurpose Rm May 1st, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria

May 13th, Wed., 7:00 pm – PTA Meeting, Library
May 14th, Thurs. – Popcorn Day!
May 14th, Thurs., 9:30 am – Principal Coffee, Library
May 15th, Fri., 6:30-8:30 pm – Talent Show, Multipurpose
May 21st, Thurs., 9:50 am – 2nd Grade Musical Assembly
May 21st, Thurs., 7:00 pm – 2nd Grade Musical Showcase
May 22nd, Fri. – NO SCHOOL – Non Student Teacher Work Day May 25th, Mon. – NO SCHOOL – MEMORIAL DAY

May 26th – 29 – SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
May 28th, Thurs. – Popcorn Day!
May 28th, Thurs., 6:15-8:00 pm – Open House/Ice Cream Social/

Art Walk & Book Fair May 29th, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria

May 29th, Fri., 10:15-11:00 am – Incoming Kindergarten Orientation June 4, Thurs., 7:00 pm – 5/6 Gr. Band/Orchestra Concert
June 5th, 10:00 am – 1st Gr. Rumpus in the Rainforest Assembly June 5th, 7:00 pm – 1st Gr. Rumpus in the Rainforest Performance June 8th – NO SCHOOL – Non Student Teacher Work Day

June 11th – Popcorn Day!

Congratulations to this impressive list of 2015 PTA award winners:

  • Alicia Buck for receiving the Golden Acorn Award
  • Ms. Kelley for receiving PTA Outstanding Educator Award
  • Barbara Phipps and Katherine Barnard for receiving PTA

Día del Niño Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm LFP Cafeteria

Join us at the Lake Forest Park Elementary School Cafeteria to honor children and celebrate childhood with our annual Día del Niño Event. Celebrated worldwide at various times throughout the year, notably in countries such as Mexico, Día del Niño is all about the little ones. We’ll be offering 2 hours of fun for children of all ages, including a piñata, interactive games, hands-on arts and crafts and much more. This is a free event put on by Natural Leaders of LFP. This will be a potluck event. Please bring your favorite dish for sharing.

For more information, please contact Maria Cristina Canales @ 206.403.3452, cris-olm@hotmail.com, or Katherine Barnard @ 206.393.1495, katherine.barnard@shorelineschools.org.

Outstanding Advocate Award

Fifth grade camp fundraiser: Thank you to the Des Voigne and Clasen families for organizing a fundraiser for sixth grade camp. Over $5,000 was raised in an evening event that will help offset the price of camp for all of our sixth grade students next year.

Smarter Balanced Assessment: Third grade students have completed the English Language Arts Smarter Balanced Assessment. They worked very hard and we are proud of them. They will take the Math assessment after spring break. Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth grades will take all of their assessments starting the week after spring break. It is very important that students be on time to school, are well rested, eat a protein breakfast, and bring a snack to school. Their brains work so hard!

Have a wonderful week with your children during Spring Break.

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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