From the Principal

Weekly notes from Arbor Heights Elementary School
3701 SW 104TH
SEATTLE, WA. 98146

October 2, 1996

Open House Reminder

Our Open House will be held this Thursday, October 3rd. I hope to see you all there. A number of activities are planned for the evening and the schedule is as follows:

6:00-6:30		Chapter 1 / Bilingual parent  meeting in Room 10.  
			    You received a special invitation to this if your child is involved.
6:00-7:30		Ice Cream Social
6:00-8:00		PTA Bake Sale
6:00-8:00		Book Fair (in gymnasium)
6:30-7:45		Classrooms open for visitation.
Parking will be available on the playground.
Our Evening Computer Program will be canceled on the 3rd.

Grounds Projects

Last Saturday a group of dedicated volunteers did a wonderful job of "campus beautification" here at Arbor Heights. They cleaned the playground, weeded the gardens, planted flowers, etc. It looks wonderful! While one crew worked in the front of the school, another group continued work on the south bank. We now have a huge pile of limbs, brush, small trees, etc. that need to be put through a shredder. WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you would be willing to put in some time this Saturday or Sunday, working on the south bank you can call Bob Kiel (244-5154) to sign-up for a shift or you can sign up in the lunchroom on the night of Open House. Our long term goal is to completely clean off that bank and then plant trees there. If you have a contact for trees you can call Bob at the above number. Thanks.

Highly Capable Student Programs

Our district offers two programs for students who perform at very high levels on achievement and aptitude tests. To enter the Spectrum Program (formerly called Horizon) or the Accelerated Progress Program (APP) next fall, a student must be nominated by a parent or a teacher soon. Student nomination forms are available in our office. The deadline for all grade levels is November 6, 1996.

West Seattle Parade

All West Seattle Schools have been invited to participate in a parade on Saturday morning, October 19th. The purpose of the parade is to show support for all of our schools. Details will be coming out soon and I'll share them with you as soon as they arrive. We plan to have our students dress up as characters from their favorite books. If your child would like to participate you might start thinking about a character now.

Upcoming Events

			    Thursday,  October 3  - Open House
			    Thursday,  October 10 - PTA meeting, 7:00 p.m.
			    Friday,    October 11 - State inservice day - No school
			    Wednesday, October 16 - Picture Day
			    Saturday,  October 19 - West Seattle Parade

Children with Asthma

Parents of children with asthma may wish to attend a half day workshop October 28th at Children's Hospital in Seattle. Physicians, Nurses and Pharmacists will talk about the latest treatments for asthma, medications, tips on management, and an allergy update. For registration/information call the Lung Association at 1-800-732-9339.

Skate Free

In conjunction with the October state inservice day Highland Ice Arena (18005 Aurora Avenue N.) is once again having an all day free skate. Skate from 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, October 11th. Admission is free for everyone on this session. Skate rental is available for $2.25.

Free Concert

Members of the Seattle Symphony will be putting on a free family concert at West Seattle High School on October 12th at 7:30 p.m. Call 443-4747 today for free ticket information.

Carl Leatherman

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