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 LFP Families,

Your wonderful children have been working so hard at school and our recent assessment data confirms that students are making excellent progress in math and reading. We truly believe that the combination of dedicated teachers, incredible students, support services for students, and parents who take an active role in education is the ideal formula for student success. We are very proud of our students and we appreciate the parent / school partnership.

This has been a month of wonderful music! At our school last week, we enjoyed the most adorable Kindergarten musical showcase about friendship. At the district level, we enjoyed the talents of the sixth grade district Orchestra Festival under the direction of Ms. Ault, the sixth grade Eastside Band festival under the direction of Mr. Phillips, and the fifth and sixth grade Honor Choir who performed in the Eastside Singfest under the direction of Mrs. Rozema. As a parent and educator in this district, I am continually amazed at the high caliber of music instruction and the incredible opportunities our students have to enjoy and excel in music.

Our PTA has been busy supporting our staff and students again this month. Today, the terrific third grade parents made a delicious lunch to show appreciation for the staff. Last Friday night, families and staff got their groove on at the annual PTA Dolphin Dance. Thank you to Suzie Creech and Holly Fisher for once again making this a free fun event for all. A special thank you to Stacey Auger for hosting the special needs / 504 respite room for those who needed to take a break from the loud music and high-energy pulse of the dance. Tomorrow night is the very popular

PTA Science Night at 6:30. This event is completely funded by our fabulous PTA. A huge thank you to Suzanne Withers who has organized this event for the past few years and is moving on because her youngest is graduating this year. Suzanne, we appreciate your years of giving students the chance for hands-on science!

Have a safe and enjoyable family time next week during mid-winter break and be sure to read with your child every day.

Principal Miner

LIFE SKILLS OF THE MONTH – FEBRUARY

Friendship: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.

Sense of Humor: To laugh and be playful without harming others.

CHEER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

February – Shampoo and Conditioner

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Feb. 11th, Wed., 6:30-8:30 pm – PTA Science Night
Feb. 13th, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria Feb. 16th – 20th – MID-WINTER BREAK
Feb. 26th, Thurs., 9:30 am – Principal Coffee, Library
Feb. 27th, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria Feb. 27th, Fri., 6:00 pm – PTA Auction, Shoreline Center March 11th, Wed., 7:00 pm – PTA Meeting, Library
March 13th, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria March 13th, Fri., 6:30 – PTA Movie Night
March 23rd, Mon. – NO SCHOOL – Non Student Work Day March 26th, Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm – Science Fair
March 27th, Fri., 9:30 am – Primary Sing-A-Ling, Cafeteria March 27th, Fri., 2:40 pm – 5/6 Assembly “Aladdin”
March 28th, Sat., 5/6 Play “Aladdin”

3:00 pm – Matinee/7:00 Evening Performance March 31st, Tues., 9:50 am – 5th Grade Musical Assembly March 31st, Tues., 7:00 pm – 5th Grade Musical Showcase

April 6th, Mon. – NO SCHOOL – Non Student Work Day April 9th, Thurs., 6:30-8:30 pm – PTA Bingo/Golden Acorn Night April 10th, Fri., 9:30 am – PTA Meeting – Stage
April 16th, Thurs., 9:30 am – Principal Coffee, Library
April 20th-24th – SPRING BREAK

Kindergarten Enrollment 2015-16

Kindergarten enrollment is underway for children who will be five years old by August 31, 2015. Please contact the Lake Forest Park office with any questions, 206.393.4130 or stop by the office to pick up enrollment forms.

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Letter From the Principal

Dear Fabulous Parents~

LFP has the most amazing families! Thank you for taking the time to attend parent/teacher conferences. It was great connecting with you last week about your children and discussing ways to ensure a successful second half of the school year.

Thank you to our wonderful PTA and fourth grade families for the delicious baked potato bar lunch last Thursday during conference week. You always take such great care of our staff. We appreciate you!

It was a joy on Saturday to meet our incoming Dolphins and families at Kinderfest. We welcome incoming Kindergarten parents to tour the school on Wednesday, January 28th 9:30-10:15 am.

Thank you for all of your support.

Kim Reich, Principal Intern

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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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