I want to thank everyone who participated in our recent Parent Survey. You provided some
valuable information for continued improvement. I also want to thank you for the many
positive comments about Firwood School’s strengths, especially regarding student safety and
our outstanding educators.
Parent survey results:
 94% state their child’s needs are being met in reading
 90% state their child’s needs are being met in writing
 95% state their child’s needs are being met in math
 98% state communication from their child’s teacher is excellent or good
 97% state communication from the school is excellent or good, and
 98% feel welcome at Firwood
Additionally, I appreciate your comments about areas for improvement, and I want to invite you
to discuss them further at the next Principal’s Coffee Hour on Friday, June 8 at 9:00 a.m. Your
input and involvement helps Firwood School continue to improve and provide the best
education possible for your children.
A few of you mentioned concerns about lunch accounts and negative balance alerts. I
recommend you visit: http://oregontrailschools.com/parents/schoolnutrition/myschoolbucks/.
You may set up an automatic low balance reminder that will send an
email to you when your child’s account balance is at the amount you pre-select.
Thanks again for participating, and please feel free to contact me anytime at 503-668-8005 or
via email at tara.bourland@ortrail.k12.or.us.
-Tara M. Bourland, Principal