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
May 20, 1999

Dear Parents,
Arbor Heights is in the process of gathering information as we continue to develop the Academic Achievement Plan (a.k.a. Three Year Plan). We will be studying data, integrating a new Standard Based Learning System and exploring some ideas of early intervention programs to develop a plan and program that offers every student the best chance for success. As I mentioned before, this is a dynamic process which has a number of variables.
We would like the community's educational ideas on what you feel are the most important pieces to a successful educational plan here at Arbor Heights. Please prioritize the attached items. Pick the three most important items and put a number beside each (one (1) being the most important). Also please feel free to write in other items and numbers as you see fit.
Please return the attached survey to school as soon as possible.

Barry Dorsey

Young Author's Conference
This year's Young Author's Conference will be held on Thursday, May 27th. Our Author / Illustrator is Nina Laden. A form to order autographed copies of her books went home earlier this week. Additional order forms are available in the library. If you want to preview the books, a set is on display in the school library. Ms. Laden will be visiting with us the first part of the day. The students will be sharing their books in the afternoon. You are invited to share in any of the activities of the day.
The schedule for May 27th is:

9:15 - 10:05            Assembly for rooms:  1, 13, 19, 17 and 18
10:10 - 11:00           Assembly for Rooms:  9, 12, 16, 15 and 14
10:30 - 11:00           AM Kindergarten students share their books
11:20 - 12:10           Assembly for the kindergarten
*1:00                   Volunteers meet in the library for assignments and directions
*1:15 - 2:00            Sharing groups
2:00 - 2:20             Joint recess, whole school autographing session
2:20 - 3:00             Author receptions in the classrooms
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.                The books will be on display in the gym during the 
Ice Cream Social

New Identification Badges
Arbor Heights Staff members now have Photo Identification Badges. Please be reminded that everyone other then students that attend Arbor Heights must check in to the office and have a Visitor, Volunteer or Tutor Badge on while they are in the building. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Link Between Home and School
Spring Clean-up...Another big THANK YOU to Kristen Jensen-Storey for coordinating our Spring Cleanup. Also thanks to all of you that had a hand in the cleaning!
Blue Ribbons...Thank you to all of those who put together the Blue Ribbons so that Arbor Heights students, Parents and staff could show their support towards the town of Littleton. Southend Florist in White Center donated four large spools of ribbon and we thank them for their generosity. Country Fair...Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this night a success.


Please rate the following items with one (1) being the most important.
Please return this and the PTSA survey to the office by Monday, May 24th.

____            Focus on students below grade level

____            More challenging classwork

____            Additional technology emphasis

____            More early intervention programs

____            Longer reading periods

____            More homework

____            Site Council

____            Increased parent communication

____            More consistent discipline

Additional areas of focus:

____            _______________________________

____            _______________________________

____            _______________________________
Thanks to all the families and staff that have supported Arbor Heights by using SCRIP throughout the school year. In an effort to make the SCRIP program more accessible to everyone, we would appreciate your input. Please take a moment to fill out this questionnaire:
1.  Do you understand how SCRIP works?          Yes             No
2.  Do you use SCRIP?                                   Yes             No
3.  If yes, how often?                  Weekly          Bi-monthly
Monthly Rarely
4.  If no, please share your
5.  We currently sell stock three times per week. (Monday and Wednesday
before school and Friday after school.  Are these convenient times for
you?                    Yes             No
6.  What times would be more
7.  Would you continue to purchase SCRIP during the summer months?
Yes             No

Name:                                           Phone:
Thank you for your time. You may contact Tish Hesse with questions regarding SCRIP. Please return to school by Friday, May 28th, 1999.

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