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
December 3, 1998

Superintendent John Stanford
The staff at Arbor Heights is deeply saddened by the death of our Superintendent, John Stanford. Mr. Stanford epitomized a dedication and love for our children which will long be remembered. Classrooms at Arbor Heights will read for 15 minutes at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, the time Mr. Stanford s body will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. We will miss him greatly.

A Note From Our Library
During conferences I was pleased to give away so many books to kickoff our Family Read-Aloud for November and December. If your child missed getting his or her new book just send a note to the library and I will make sure they get their book. It may also be helpful to just remind you of the reading programs we sponsor here at Arbor Heights:
The Family Read-Aloud is a program for parents to read to their children in November and December. The Sonics 20/20 Program is a monthly calendar to encourage kids to practice reading at home. There is a drawing each month for a prize. If children do any reading for homework this can count on the 20/20 calendar. They don t have to read extra. The Read For Books Program is an on-going all year reading incentive program for kids in grades 1-5 reading at school, and for Kindergartners reading (or being read to at home). Lastly, we read and try to answer the Paige Turner monthly book riddle that is run by the Seattle Times and the Bon Marche . Thank you PTSA for your wonderful support in providing books through-out the year. Dene Napolitan, Librarian

Winter Program
Please mark your calendars now!! The evening performance of the Winter Program will be held on Thursday, December 17th. We will have a full performance in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 16th at 1:30 and two shorter performances the evening of the 17th. Because of the space problem we have with an event like this we are dividing the evening show into two parts.
At 6:30 p.m. (on 12/17) Rooms 3, 4, 1, 19, 13, 14, 18, 16 and 17 will perform. They should finish around 7:15 p.m. At that time we will clear the auditorium and at 7:30 p.m. Rooms 9, 12, 15, 7, 22, 23, 21, 24 and 25 will perform. Children should report to their classrooms 15 minutes prior to the start of their program (6:15 or 7:15). Parking will be available on our playground. If you have a child in both performances you are certainly welcome to stay for both programs, or, you may elect to see the 1:30 p.m. show. I look forward to seeing you on the 16th or 17th.

Lost and Found
We have a number of very nice coats, sweaters, etc. in our lost and found cupboard. On December 18th we plan to donate these clothing articles to agencies that can put them to good use. Be sure to have your child check the lost and found if you are missing anything.

Instrumental Music Concert
All of our 4th and 5th graders who play a musical instrument here at school will be involved in a Spring Concert on April 7th. The concert will be at the new Rainier Beach High School Performing Arts Center. Details will be sent home in March.

Barry Dorsey

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