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


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

    Parent Bulletin

January 11, 2000





Dear Parents,


I hope everyone had a restful and joyous holiday season.


We are having our Martin Luther King Assembly tomorrow.  I want to thank

the staff and students for their efforts to put together a program with

very limited time.


Later this month our students will be taking school wide Reading and

Math tests.  These tests will assist teachers in making program changes

at mid-year.  It also gives a measure of growth for students over the

first half year.


Please be reminded that Monday, January 15th there will be no classes in

commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday.





Barry Dorsey

Information from the PTSA


PTA Meeting – The next PTA meeting will be held January 18th at 7:00

p.m.  Some of the topics to be discussed include the upcoming auction,

playground project, and carnival.  Hope to see you there!  Questions????

Call Roxanne Thomas or Beth Dwyer.


Cookie Dough:  There are still six tubs of white chocolate macadamia nut

cookie dough and three tubs of blueberry muffin mix available.  Please

call Sandy Watkins if you are interested.


Auction:  An auction packet was sent home today with the students. The

packet contains an informational letter, a volunteer sing-up sheet and

procurement information.  Auction items are slowly trickling in.  WE

NEED YOUR HELP procuring items.  You can help by donating an item, money

to buy items for the auction or by procuring services, items, and etc.

from a business.  Please let us know how you are planning to help.  It

assists with the planning if we know what you or others are going to

donate.  This is a great time to call in any unused favors with friends

and business associates. Also, each classroom will be working on a class

project and/or basket for the auction.  Please help the AHPTSA raise

money for technology and student enrichment by helping with the class

project or helping with the above-mentioned opportunities.  If you have

any questions, please call Casey Bradley, Anna Phillips, or Sandy Watkins.


Auction Committee Meeting:  This is short notice, but there will be an

auction committee meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

Volunteers are welcome.



Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Visitations for prospective parents throughout the month of


January 12th – MLK, Jr. Assembly

January 15th – No school – MLK, Jr. Day

January 29th – No school – Day between semesters

February 19th – 23rd – No School – Mid-Winter Break

March 8th – Puberty Night for Fifth Grade Students

March 9th – No school for students – Seattle School District

Professional Development Day

March 16th – No school for students – Seattle School District

Professional Development Day


Dear Parents of Fifth Grade Students,


Middle school isn’t far off and now is the time to begin considering

what school you would like your child to attend next year.  Below is a

list of Middle School Visitation Schedules, please check out all the

schools so you can make an informed choice during the March registration

period.  Don’t be the queen (or king) of denial – the teenage years are

on their way!!


Denny Middle School – January through March on Tuesdays from 8:30 –

10:00 a.m.

Celebrate 6th grade night on January 25th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Call Cheryl Patterson, counseling secretary, to make an appointment



Madison Middle School will offer two daytime presentation/tours.

Tuesday, February 6th from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 6th from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Mercer Middle School will have an Open House on March 8th from 6:30 –

8:00.  They will have a daytime tour on the March 8th beginning at 9:00



Washington Middle School will have an evening tour on Thursday, March

8th at 7:00.  Their morning tours will be from 8:30 – 10:30 on February

15th, March 1st, 8th and 22nd. No need to call ahead.


If your child will be late to school so they can attend these daytime

visitations, please call the Arbor Heights office in the morning (or the

night before) so we can adjust the attendance card appropriately.


(My advice, if you have time, would be to attend PTSA meetings at the

schools you are interested in.  This is a way to get a feel for teacher

and parent involvement in the school.  Good Luck!  Mrs. Rogers)