PTA - Fall Clean-Up
If you have a little free time this Saturday please drop by the
school at 9:00 a.m. to help out with our annual fall clean-up. We will be
picking up litter and pulling a few weeds. The school grounds look prety
good right now so it may not take too long. Feel free to bring your
children as we want them to develop a sense of pride in how their school
Our Open House will be held next Thursday, October 2nd. The
evening will provide you with an opportunity to see your child's school
and talk with his/her teachers. It will not be a time to talk at length
about your child's academic progress (that time will come during the
November conference period), but it will be a great time for your child to
show you where he/she spends a large part of the day. We will also be
having an Ice Cream Social, a PTA Bake Sale and a Book Fair in conjunction
with this event. Our schedule for the evening will be as follows:
6:00 - 6:30 Chapter 1 / Bilingual parent meeting in Room
10. (You will receive a special invitation if your child is in the
6:00 - 7:30 Ice Cream Social
6:00 - 7:30 PTA Bake Sale
6:00 - 7:30 Book Fair in gym
6:30 - 7:30 Classrooms open for visitation
It should be a fun evening for your family and I hope you will
plan to attend.
This year grade 5 parents will have the opportunity to view the
state approved AIDS education curriculum materials during Open House.
State law requires that students have AIDS prevention lessons annually and
that parents review the program in person if they wish to have their child
excused from these classes. If you would like to see these materials,
they will be on display in Rooms 21, 24 and 25.
After School Programs
Thank you to the 80+ parents who returned the survey about after
school activities. Based on your input we will be offering the following:
- After School Sports - This program will be every Monday from 3:10-4:00
- Chess Club - The Chess Club will meet in the library every Thursday from
3:10 - 4:00.
- Evening Computer - Our computer lab will be open for family use on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. and on Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Permission slips for these three programs will come home next week
and the programs will begin the week of October 6th. We do not have
enough money in our budget to staff the evening computer program for a
full year, but we will run it through December and we will look for
outside funding sources (P.T.A., etc.), continue it through June.
If you are an AT&T Residential Telephone Service customer, our
school can automatically earn AT&T Learning Points, good toward computer
software, hardware, and other technology, based on your calling. For
every dollar you spend on AT&T Residential Telephone Service, our school
gets five Learning Points from AT&T. You can generate Learning Points
every day, all year long -even if school is not in session. To enroll in
Learning Points call 1-800-354-8800
Thank you to everyone who is stopping by the office for a
Visitor's Badge when you come to school. A few of our badges have gone
home pinned to sweaters, shirts, etc. If you find one at home, please
send it back. Thanks.
Focus on Seattle Public Schools
Each month Seattle schools superintendent John Stanford hosts a
T.V. show on Channel 28 called, "Focus on Seattle Public Schools". The
program format allows questions from the studio audience. If you would
like to be a part of the audience at a future show, call 298-7202 for
The Seattle School District is offering students of the district
the opportunity to access thousands of free surplus text and library
books. The text books are no longer part of the district's current
adoption but many children and parents may still find them useful for
after school studies. The library books may be old, outdated, or very
worn but still can provide hours of entertainment and serve as a valuable
reading source for families. These books are stacked in boxes and have
not been organized in any order whatsoever. So if you decide to partake
in this treasure hunt, be prepared to work for your books.
When: 8:00 am. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 1997
Where: The old Sand Point Elementary School
6208 - 60th Avenue NE
(Two blocks south of Magnuson Park and one block
east of Sand Point Way)
Bring: Containers to carry your books in.