ARBOR HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3701 S.W. 104th Street * Seattle, WA 98146
Phone (206) 933-5350 / Fax (206) 933-5351
March 8, 2001
Monday, March 6th a letter was sent home with students from Joseph
Olchefske about last week’s earthquake. I hope you had a chance to
review the information. I personally want to acknowledge the staff and
students at Arbor Heights for their tremendous response to a very
intimidating situation during last week’s earthquake. Students knew
exactly how to react and they followed directions perfectly as we
evacuated the building until an inspection was completed.
The annual PTSA auction was held last Friday. I want to thank all the
parents and staff that participated. Your continued investment in our
students is greatly appreciated.
Puberty Night for fifth grade students is tonight. Activities will begin
at 6:30. A parent/guardian or adult family member must accompany
There are no classes for students tomorrow or next Friday, March 16th.
Staff will be involved in developing next years budget along with
working on the Arbor Heights’ Technology Plan.
The parent survey results are in! Smaller Classes was the clear
preference. More Challenging Curriculum, Extended Day Programs and
Additional I.A.’s were close as second choices. Thanks to all the
families that responded.
Please join me in welcoming Stuart Nakamura to Arbor Heights during the
weeks of March 12th and March 19th. Mr. Nakamura is a Seattle artist
who is brought to us through the Washington State Art Commission and our
PTSA. He will be working with Rooms 15, 16, 9, 12, 22 and 24. The
projects will include “Symmetry in Art”, silk-screened banners and
Bemeraku puppets. Our students will be learning both cultural and
artistic concepts with Mr. Nakamura. Please feel free to stop by for a
look at the work in progress during those two weeks. The final projects
will also be on display on the evening of Young Author’s Conference in
Barry S. Dorsey
Attention Parents of Fifth Grade Students
The Pen Friend Tea is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th. If you are
able to contribute a dessert for the Tea, either homemade or purchased,
please call Patty Berg-Le at 932-5380. Thank you!!
>From the PTSA
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the parents, staff and students at Arbor
Heights for making the Third Annual Auction a success! A special thanks
goes to the auction committee: Anna Phillips, Casey Bradley, Don
Lenning, Debbie Melchior, Gina Westrich, Paige Holloman, Beth Dwyer,
Roxeanne Thomas and Michelle Trombley. Without your help this auction
would not have happened. I would also like to thank the volunteers who
helped the evening of the auction: Kris Lenning, Jon Dawson, Peggy
Ball, Mari Davis, Tracy Petroske, Chris Hagge, Marie Mentor, Ramona
Moore, Patty Wallace and Carol Vollan. If I left anyone out I
apologize, but thank you too!
No school for students tomorrow, March 9th. This is a Seattle School
District Teacher In-Service Day.
There will also be no school for students on Friday, March 16th. This
is another Seattle School District Teacher In-Service Day.
Important Phone Numbers:
Superintendents Office: 252-0100
Arbor Heights Office: 933-5350
Arbor Heights Fax: 933-5351