From the Principal

Weekly notes from Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104TH * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 281-6230 * Fax (206) 281-6618

Parent Bulletin
April 3, 1997

The Reading Challenge
I have made a deal with the boys and girls at Arbor Heights. If they are able to read 2,000 books between April 1st and April 30th I will write a RAP song and perform in front of the whole school. If the kids are able to meet my challenge the RAP will take place on Friday, May 9th. Your child will be bringing home a form for you to sign each time he/she finishes a book. A graph showing the number of books read will be kept in the hall outside of the library. The students are to read books that are appropriate for their reading level. Kindergarten children may want to read their books together with you. The students seem excited about the challenge right now, so I hope you will encourage your child to read as much as possible. Spring vacation (April 14 - 18) is an excellent time for pleasure reading.

The Greening of Arbor Heights
Plans to improve the gardens (and plant new ones) at our school are proceeding nicely. We'll let you know when we're ready for some volunteer help. There will not be a workday party this weekend. Bob Kiel and Jean Robinson are coordinating this project.

Pants Needed
We are in need of some sweat pants with elastic at the top and bottom. Occasionally a child has "an accident" at school and we need some dry clothing. If you have any you can donate it would be appreciated.

The IOWA Test
Our school will be administrating the IOWA Test of Basic Skills to all of our 2nd through 5th graders. This is the test that many states give near the end of the school year. We plan to test the weeks of April 21st. Please try to see to it that your child is in attendance that week (unless ill) and that he/she comes to school well rested.
How the State of Washington and Seattle Public Schools are working to improve student achievement through improved student testing and curriculum changes will be the focus of a special television/radio show to be broadcast at 7 p.m. April 10 on cable channel 28 and radio station KNHC FM 89.5.

Food, Clothing, Coin Drive
Our food, clothing and coin drive aimed at helping the homeless in Seattle ends this Friday. Thank you very much for your support.

Carl Leatherman

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