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
November 5, 1998

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Beginning Monday, November 16th through Wednesday, November 25th, Seattle Schools will be dismissed at 1:00 for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Students that normally take a bus home from school will be dropped off two hours and ten minutes earlier then their regular drop off time. Kindergarten students have received information from their teachers regarding the changes in their schedule. There will be no After School Sports or Chess Club during the conference period.

Veteran's Day - No School
There will be no school on Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day. Arbor Heights will have a Veteran's Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. There will be a color guard presentation and the students will be singing songs appropriate for this occasion.

Veteran's Day Free Skate
Highland Ice Arena invites you to a free skate on Wednesday, November 11th from 10:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. The address is 18005 Aurora Avenue N, Shoreline. The phone number is (206) 546-2431.

Self Manager Buttons
Has your child brought home a Self Manager Button? Arbor Heights students that show they are self managers (able to handle themselves in a way that is courteous to others, etc.) are being given Self Manager Buttons. Besides entitling the students to treats on selected days, these buttons are worn with pride and something the students are working to get (and keep). If you see a child wearing a button, please recognize their achievements.

"Kids Can" Campaign
"Kids Can" is a service-learning project sponsored by the Seattle Food Partnership. A number of our 4th and 5th grade classrooms were given a presentation on Hunger (What is hunger, who is hungry and what causes hunger). The following students explained the program to the rest of the school, collected cans every morning and made a graph to show how many canned food items were collected. Thank you to: Savy and Jeffrey from Room 25, Tram and Isiah from Room 22 and Katie and Amanda dfrom Room 24. Four of these students were able to go to the Seattle Center and take the 900 cans of food that Arbor Heights collected to add to the donations from other schools that participated in this program. Arbor Heights was the only West Seattle school that participated. Thanks again to all of you who helped bring food, the West Seattle Junction Food Bank will benefit from your generosity. Thank you, also, to Debbie Kerns and Matthew Lawrence who helped get a truck load of food to the Space Needle with our students!
Sapina Pele, Family Support Worker.

Pacific Science Center Van
The Pacific Science Center Van will be here on Thursday, November 12th. This is a wonderful day for students and parent volunteers! If you are able to volunteer as an aide please contact Lori Boyer, Volunteer Coordinator, at school. Thank you.

Barry Dorsey

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