Volume 6, Issue 3 - November 1994


Arbor Heights PTSA Carnival is just about here. Join us on Friday, November 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, prizes, food, a bake sale and a raffle!!

Carnival tickets are 25 each.

Raffle tickets are available for sale for $1 each in the school office and also Carnival night until 7:30.

Raffle prizes include a two night stay at the downtown Sheraton, dinner for two at Fuller's, dinner for two at Charlestown Cafe, gift certificates from: the Keg, a tanning salon, Funplex, Puget Sound Cruises, and many more. We cannot list them all here. Check the office for an up to date list.

Thank you to all who have volunteered to help. See you there! Be prepared for lots of fun!


November 10,1994 7p.m. in the A.H. Library

We will be featuring a panel presentation including DSHS, our Family Support Worker, and others in a discussion on "How to Become a Foster Family" and "Discipline vs. Punishment". Child care provided. See you there!


Hello again. Friday is the school carnival. Not only is this a great fund-raiser for the PTSA but it is also a lot of fun for the children. We have a good program this year and I encourage all of you to come and enjoy yourselves. For those of you who are still wondering why PTSA needs to raise funds it is so that we can continue to give so much to the school. The PTSA helps out with assemblies, the Young Authors Conference, and other help in areas not covered by the state budget.

One of the projects we are currently considering is putting in a grass play field. Bob Kiel has done some wonderful preliminary work on this and at this point we are looking for people to help on a committee. What we need now are ideas about what might best serve the school and the community if we were to undertake such a project.

The planning and implementation of this play field would require an enormous effort on our part and anyone interested in helping would be very welcome.

Anyone interested should give me a call and we will gladly add your name to our list of volunteers.

I would also like to encourage you to attend our November PTSA general meeting on Thursday the 10th. We will have some guest speakers discussing foster parenting and a workshop on parenting skills. We have child care available for those who need it and we would like to see a good turnout next week. Stay tuned to this space for new developments.



School banking is in business! If you already have a school banking account, come and see us. For those of you who have not yet opened an account, stop by Wednesday mornings between 8:45 and 9:00 to get a new account kit.

Can you help do banking one or two mornings a month? It only takes 1/2 hour on Wednesday mornings and you can bring your preschoolers if you need to. Call Kim Amsden.


The Arbor heights PTSA has a dream-it involves a multi- year, multiphase playground improvement project.

Right now we are in the planning stage. Research and a feasibility check are being done to establish what our alternatives are to improve the outdoor appearance of Arbor Heights Elementary School.

We hope to make this a community-wide project involving neighbors, businesses, city officials, and school families. It might even include a city improvement for the drop off/pick up area on SW 104th Street, which we all know is often not safe for our children.

Do you have any ideas to help us define, market, aquire funding, implement and see this multi-phased project through? We want input from parents, students, teachers, staff, and community members for our master plan.

Dream big! Ask for the world! What would most benefit our community as a whole?

All our meetings will be open to the public. You may attend one of them or submit your ideas in writing or phone to Bob Kiel.

Look for updates in each monthly PTSA newsletter.


Friday is popcorn day at A.H. Please support your PTSA by buying a bag of popcorn for .35 or you may buy punch cards for $3.50, $5.25, or $7. Thank you to the students and parents who help with popcorn this year! - Mary


Good job, A.H.! We profited $5,353 for the AHPTSA by wrapping West Seattle in Sally Foster paper. Thank you for your hard work. The paper will be here on or before November 17. If you order was over $25 you will be asked to pick it up at the school.

Room 12, Mr. Ahlness' class sold the most orders and they will get a pizza feast from Godfather's pizza in West Seattle. Thank you again to all who participated.

-Nancy Doyle, Fund-raising



I have to tell you that as editor of this publication for 5 years, this is the most enjoyable article I have ever had the pleasure of printing!!

From Carol Bracher, Editor