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 29, 1999

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I am becoming increasingly concerned about the teasing and name calling at Arbor Heights. I know students become more reaction oriented at this time of year, but our expectations of students behavior must be consistent. Please be reminded that students that agitate or instigate other students must take responsibility for any positive or negative outcomes.

In an effort to promote positive actions and reactions, we are starting a STAR points program this week. Various staff members will be entering the names of students they see promoting positive actions and/or reactions. These names will be recorded on a ticket, which will be put into a prize box in the lunchroom. Prizes will be awarded each week to those students whose names are drawn. There is no limit as to how many times a student may be recognized for good behavior.

The grade level configuration and homeroom teacher assignments have been made for the 99/00 school year. They are:

Kindergarten            Ms. Stroh and Ms. Golden
                                Grade 1         Ms. Ballard and Ms.
Multi-age 1 / 2         Mr. Femiano
Grade 2         Ms. Marckx and Ms. Shavey
Multi-age 2 / 3         Ms. Long
Special Ed. K,1,2       Mr. Pharis
Grade 3         Ms. Salter and Mr. Ahlness
Multi-age 3 / 4         Ms. Swan
Grade 4         Ms. Sato
Multi-age 4 / 5         Ms. Haas
Grade 5         Ms. Crichton and Mr. Jordan
Special Ed 3,4,5        Ms. Hughes
Thank you to all the parents who participated in the Spring Clean-Up and Pancake Breakfast this past Saturday. There were 25 adult and 15 children who participated in the Clean-Up. You should see the chairs in the lunchroom - they are so clean!! This was another wonderful opportunity for the community to come together for our Arbor Heights students. I enjoyed myself and felt the event was a tremendous success.

Barry Dorsey

Young Author's T-Shirts
This is your last opportunity to order your Young Author's T-Shirt. These shirts are designed by Arbor Heights students and worn during the Young Author's Conference on May 27th. Please send in your order and money (check made payable to AHPTSA) by 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th.

As stated in the Parent Handbook, please do not allow your children to bring toys, games, trading cards, etc. to school. Toys that are brought for show and tell should be sent in a bag and left in their locker or classroom during school hours (not brought out to the playground). The Pokeman cards are a hot item right now and they are frequently stolen from students.

The Link Between School and Home

Golden Acorn Award
The Golden Acorn Award Nomination forms are in the front lobby in the school. The deadline is approaching and the PTSA would appreciate your nominations for people you feel have gone above "the call of duty" at Arbor Heights and in the community.

New Restaurant! Right here in the West Seattle Junction, The Stuffed Potato, is now participating in the SCRIP program. Gift certificates are $5.00 each with a 10% discount to the school. MOTHER'S DAY IS COMING! Don't forget your dear Mom. Treat her to brunch or dinner at any of the participating restaurants with SCRIP! If Mom has a sweet tooth treat her with See's. Even if it's just breakfast in bed get your groceries with SCRIP!!

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