3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351

May 3, 2000

Parent Bulletin

Dear Parents,

Each spring our school staff begins the very important process of placing students in classrooms for the next school year. A great deal of time and effort is put into this process. We want to be certain that each child is in the learning environment possible and that the classes are balanced in terms of size, gender, ethnicity, academic level, student behavior, etc. The process we use involves a great deal of input form the staff. Primary and Intermediate teams will make placement recommendations. These recommendations will be reviewed by the office. Everyone effort is made to be certain that the classes are balanced in every way possible.

Arbor Heights has a strong teaching staff who do a fine job of educating all of the children in the school. The cooperation and support of the parents have helped to make this possible. We always welcome parent input and are always available to talk with you about any aspect of your child's education. We do accept program requests. A parent may request a multi-age classroom. In addition to this, next year we will offer grade one/two continuation classes (also known as looping). This means that a student enters a classroom in grade one and remains with the same classmates and teacher into the second grade. After the second year the teacher will have a new group of first graders and repeat the cycle.

Please be assured that our staff takes the job of assigning to classrooms very seriously and we will work with you throughout the year to see to it that your child gets the best education possible.


Barry S. Dorsey



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Upcoming Events for May


May 1st through May 5th WASL - Fourth grade students

May 1st through May 5th DRA - K, first and second

May 11th Rooms 1 and 16 Field Trip

May 12th TWIN DAY (students dress alike)

May 18th Instrumental Music Performance 2:00 and

7:00 Evening Performance

May 19th Assembly for 2nd and 3rd graders

May 25th Young Author's Conference (more

information to come home soon)

May 26th HAT DAY (students wear a hat to school)

May 29th Memorial Day - No school

May 31st Fifth Grade Field Trip

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