From the Principal

Weekly notes from Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104TH * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 * Fax (206) 933-5351

Parent Bulletin
September 11, 1997

We're Off and Learning!
Our school year got off to a wonderful start. I want to thank all of you who pitched in to help us get the year underway.

PTA Meeting - Next Thursday
Our first PTA meeting of the year will be held next Thursday, September 18th, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided in the gym and in the library. The meeting will be held in the lunchroom. I hope you can enjoy us.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting
If you have a child in kindergarten I hope you will plan to attend a meeting with the teachers on Tuesday, September 16th. The meeting will begin at 3:20 in Rooms 3 or 4 and it will probably last about 1 1/2 hours. Childcare will be available. Watch for details from Ms. Macri-Drum and Ms. Stroh.

Open House / Ice Cream Social
Our annual Open House and Ice Cream Social will be held on the evening of October 2nd. Details will be coming home soon, but you might want to put it on your calendar now.

Pepperoni / Program
Every Wednesday our school sells pepperoni at lunchtime. Popcorn is sold at lunchtime on Fridays. The cost is $.50. Proceeds benefit a variety of school programs.

For security reasons we ask that all visitors/volunteers stop by the office to pick up a visitors pass. We want to be sure that all adults who are on campus have a valid reason for being here. Thank you.

Safety Concerns
1. Don't drive your car onto the school grounds at any time.
2. If you're dropping a student off in the morning you may use the bus zone area, but don't leave your car unattended.
3. Don't park in the bus zone between 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
4. Obey the speed limit in front of our school.
5. Use our safety patrols and don't jay-walk.
Thank you.

Parents of 5th graders
You have probably been reading about the new "exit standards" which are now in place for 5th, 8th and 11th graders this year. These standards will be used in June to determine if children are ready for promotion into the next grade. Five informational nights for parents are being offered to help you better understand the new standards. Each meeting will be from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. They will be held as follows:

          Sept. 15 at Loyal Heights School, 2511 NW 80th
          Sept. 16 at Cooper School, 5950 Delridge Ave SW
          Sept. 22 at Bailey Gatzert School, 1301 E. Yesler Way
          Oct. 6 at Wedgewood School, 2720 NE 85th St.
          Oct. 9 at Whitworth School, 5215 46th Ave. S.

We are in the process of getting 12 of our classroom wired for the internet. The Bon Marche', Microsoft and McClendon Hardware (Renton Store) are helping us out in a big way. We will be asking for volunteers in October to help us "pull wire".

Attached to this bulletin is a calendar listing some of the activities that we have planned here at school this year. I will keep you informed with my Parent Bulletins of additional plans.

Kindergarten Parents
We currently have an adult crossing guard stationed at 35th Avenue S.W. and S.W. 104th Street before school and after school. If you have a need for a guard before 11:10 a.m. (the beginning of the p.m. class) or at 1:00 p.m. (the ending of the a.m. class) please return the tear-off below.

Carl Leatherman

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___ My child needs an adult crossing guard at 35th Avenue S.W. and S.W 104th Street for the 11:10 p.m. kindergarten session.

___ My child needs an adult crossing guard at 35th Avenue S.W. and S.W. 104th Street for the 1:00 p.m. dismissal of the morning kindergarten.


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