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
April 8, 1999

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I want to wish all of our students, parents and staff a funfilled, relaxing vacation. Spring Break begins on Monday, April 12th.
The fourth grade students will be taking the Washington Assessment of Student Leaning (WASL) after Spring Break. Fourth grade teachers will be sending home a testing schedule soon.
The Arbor Heights students who participated in the Spring Concert last night at Whitworth did an excellent job. I want to thank them and Mr. Holmes for representing Arbor Heights in such an outstanding manner.
Arbor Heights is continually looking for volunteers to work with students. We are hoping to increase the number of volunteers that can supplement classroom instruction. If you know of anyone who can give one hour per week reading to a primary student, please encourage them to call the office and sign up.
The Earth Day activities are gearing up. We are hoping to take the groceries project to new heights this year. I want to thank Mr. Ahlness for his efforts in making this program such a success.
Please remind Self Managers to continually wear their buttons. Self Manager rewards and extra activities always seem to increase during the warmer months.

Barry Dorsey

Thank you, Mr. Holmes
Charles Holmes, the Instrumental Music teacher at Arbor Heights for our 4th and 5th grade students, presented another wonderful program last night. We wish to thank Mr. Holmes and all the Instrumental Music students who performed last night at Whitworth Elementary School. This is another example of the Enrichment Program's we are able to offer thanks to the generosity of the PTSA. Your PTSA has purchased a number of instruments for our students to borrow, providing an opportunity for more interested fourth and fifth graders to take music instruction.

Spring Break
Seattle Public Schools will be closed from April 12th - April 16th for Spring Break. School will be back in session at it's regular time on Monday, April 19th.

National TV Turnoff Week is April 22nd - 28th. Please have your child/ren bring in a picture or note telling us what they did instead of watching TV and we will display their work on the office bulletin board.

Attendance Phone Calls
As you may have heard there was a student abduction on Monday morning at John Rogers Elementary. Please let us use this opportunity to reinforce the necessity for parents/guardians to call us each time your child/ren is going to be late or absent to school. The office staff spends a large portion of the morning making phone calls trying to find absent/tardy children to verify that the child is safe. The office phone number is (206) 933-5350, you can call the night before or early in the morning as we have voice mail on the phone during off hours if you can not call between 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

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