REPORT CARD CHANGES
There are a few
changes in your child s report card this year. Life skills are marked as
outstanding, satisfactory, or needs improvement, while academic achievement
is measured against standards. These are items that were covered at the
information nights in September but I would like to remind you of these
changes as the conference period approaches.
As we begin to address
higher standards mandated by the State Education Reform law and the Seattle
School District s goal of creating a world class school system, we want
to keep parents informed as to their children s progress toward these standards.
On this card, the marking indicates whether your child meets the standards
for the grade level. You should be able to tell at a glance whether your
child is meeting the standards (a mark of 3 or 4) or not (a mark of 0,
1, or 2). However, it should be noted that a marking of "2" is
not negative. Although this mark indicates that the students has not yet
met the standard, he or she is progressing and on schedule to exit. The
back of the report card indicates the range of developmental stages that
are expected for each grade in reading and writing, and the main topics
in mathematics and science.
We hope this new format
will give you more complete information about your child's progress. Please
feel free to discuss the report card with your child's teacher or send comments
to the school.
THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Thanks to the enthusiasm of the Arbor Heights Staff and Students, the Veteran's
Day Assembly was able to proceed as planned. Ms. Bailey was out ill and
because she was the "Chief Planner" of the assembly, we thought
we would have to cancel. I want to thank Ms. Haas Room 25, Mr. Swan s
Room 22 and the entire staff for their cooperation and willingness to "go
with the flow" so we could show our patriotism and recognize the importance
of the sacrifice our Veterans have made for us. It is an honor to work
with a staff that is so committed to serving the students of Arbor Heights.
Please turn this page over to see the information from the PTA. We hope
to see you at the Sock Hop on Friday, November 20th. There is a Holiday
Wreath hanging in the office if you would like to see one before you make
A reminder to everyone that Parent/Teacher Conferences begin next week.
School will be dismissed at 1:00 for grades one through five. If you have
any questions please call the school office at 933-5350.