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
October 22, 1998

Read Aloud Day
"A picture book is first a story but it also gives us proximity to each other, as it is most often delivered by an older person to a younger person. You must sit close to turn the pages, to see the pictures. Your fingers point and touch the paper. Shoulders can rub lightly together. Repeated often, reading a picture book with a child becomes a doorway that is recognizable as an opening to beauty—reliable, surprising, safe, and adventurous all in the same moment. Just lifting the cover of the book between you can become the silent signal that the way is opening, and beauty beckons. This is not a small thing at the end of a complicated century." Debra Fraser

Today was Read Aloud Day at Arbor Heights. We had guest readers come into the classrooms today and read stories to the students. Please take time to Read Aloud to your child/ren this evening.

Book Character Day - October 30th

On Friday, October 30th we will be having Book Character Day at Arbor Heights. Children have been encouraged to bring an item, costume, etc. to school that goes along with a character from a book (fiction or non-fiction). Nothing elaborate is needed. The idea is for our kids to have fun and become even more excited about reading. weeks parent The schedule for the day will be in next bulletin.

Community Forums - Grade 5 Exit Standards
The District is sponsoring five regional Community Forums focused on Grade Five Exit Standards. Parents of Fifth Grade students are invited to attend these informative sessions. Information regarding the District’s Grade Five Standards, expectations, intervention opportunities, resources and tips for parents to help their child/ren at home will be shared. The community forums will be held on the following dates:

October 27 -- Gatzert 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 29 -- Cooper 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 2 -- Whitworth 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 9 -- Adams 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
November 10 -- Olympic View 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

University of Washington Soccer Tickets

The office has free tickets for the University of Washington vs Cal State Fullerton. The match is scheduled for October 25th at 2:00. If you are interested in getting tickets please send a note to school with your child.

Kids Can! Food Drive
Our school is hosting a Kids Can! Food Drive through October 28th. There is a flyer going home today that will give you more details.

The nurse wishes to remind everyone we need to have current immunization records at school. If you know your child’s records are not updated please send a copy to the nurses office as soon as possible.

Barry Dorsey

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