3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA  98146

Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351

    Parent Bulletin

April 19, 2001



Dear Parents,


I hope you enjoyed your Spring Break.  Those of you that participated in

Easter or Passover ceremonies, I sincerely wish that they were



WASL testing will begin on April 23rd.  The DRA testing will be

scheduled soon, I’ll let you know when it will start.


A week ago Friday Room 15 presented a fabulous performance of “The Sky

is Falling”.  I want to thank them for a job well done.


Before the break a letter was sent home to parents announcing my

transfer to Martin Luther King Elementary School next year.  Carol

Coram, the principal at Hawthorne Elementary will be coming here as your

new principal.  I accepted the transfer for several reasons.  First, I

felt, along with the superintendent that my strengths would be an

excellent match for the education community there.  Secondly, MLK School

is located less than a mile from my home. Finally, the position at King

Elementary gives me the opportunity to be at the same school where my

daughter will begin kindergarten in two years.  When this position was

presented I felt it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.


I want to thank the Arbor Heights Community for their support over the

past two years.  I will miss you.  As I told the students, we still have

a lot of work this year to be done.  I will work to make sure that this

transition is smooth and that the programs, activities and personnel

that make Arbor Heights special have every possibility to continue





Barry S. Dorsey



Summer School Applications


If your student received a Summer School Application before Spring

Break, the form needs to be filled out and returned tomorrow.  The

amount of requests outnumber the number of spaces available, which is

why applications need to be handed in on time.  Patti Luke



Fourth Grade Parents


Please see the take home information regarding next weeks WASL testing.



PTA News



Spring Pancake Breakfast and Clean-up:


The Arbor Heights Spring Pancake Breakfast is April 28th from 8:30 –

10:30 a.m.  Pancakes, ham, fruit and beverages will be served.  The cost



  Adults:  $ 3.00 (or prepay $2.50)

  Kids and Seniors:    2.00 (or prepay $1.50)

  Families:    10.00 (or prepay $8.00)


We will do some spring-cleaning and planting around the school from

10:00 – 12:30 p.m.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the

breakfast, planning or have questions, please call Roxanne Thomas at







The end of the school year is quickly creeping up on us.  This is just a

friendly reminder that we are still collecting box tops and soup labels

until the end of the school year.  Last year the PTSA received over $300

(that’s a lot of box tops and labels) by participating in this simple

fundraiser. Keep up the great work!