From the Principal

Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104th Street
Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 Fax (206) 933-5351

Parent Bulletin
November 4, 1999

Dear Parents,

I want to thank everyone that participated in the kick off assembly for Family Heritage Month. Ask your child/ren what they thought of our guest dancers. I also want to thank our PTSA for hanging the various national flags throughout the building. A family fact sheet is coming home today as part of our Heritage Month activities. I hope you take a moment to sit down with your child and share some special stories from your family lineage.

We are hoping to have the .5 (half day) reading position filled next week so we can begin our reading program.

Teachers are finishing up trimester grades (the first trimester ends tomorrow) by giving district Standards Assessments and evalutating other classroom assignments, and then preparing report cards. The new Standards Based System is a major change in the entire grading/report card process. Teachers are working very long hours putting together conference material for parents and students. I want to thank all of our staff for their extra efforts.

If you haven't signed up for a conference with your child's teacher please do so as soon as possible.

The weather has changed and there are a lot of coats in our lost and found. Please remind your child to check for missing items. If you have the opportunity to come by the school, please check for unclaimed coats, jackets or backpacks.

There will be a Veteran's Day Assembly on Wednesday, November 10th. Activities will begin at 9:45.

Barry S. Dorsey

Upcoming Events

November 8th and 9th            Highly Capable Testing
November 10th                   Veteran's Day Assembly
November 11th                   Veteran's Day - No School
*November 15th  - 23rd          Conferences Begin - 2 hour 10 minute Early Dismissal
*November 24th                  One Hour Early Dismissal
November 25th - 26th            Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No school
December 1st                            Pacific Science Center Van here

* Parents of Kindergartners should have received information regarding their schedule change for the conference period.

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