Science Fair - Big Success
Our 2nd Annual Science Fair was a big success. Several hundred
people were on hand to marvel at the wonderful exhibits your children had
on display. Thank you for your support on this event.
March Reading Activities
Our focus for the Reading Campaign in March is reading for
information. Children will be introduced to quality non-fiction books.
In addition, the students at Arbor Heights will be voting to help choose
award winning books. In grades K-3 children will be voting on their
choice for the Washington Picture Book Award. In grades 4 and 5 students
will be voting to help determine the regional Young Reader's Choice Award.
For children's home reading we will be sending home the Sonics Reading
Calendar. When a child reads for 20 minutes, parents need to sign their
sheet. At the end of the month students can return their completed
calendars to me and get a Sonics playing card or pencil. They will also
be entered in a city-wide drawing to be featured at a Sonics game. Mrs.
Book Recycle Program
From March 3rd through March 21st a large book recycle bin will be
located in the front hall near our showcase. If you have any children's
books that you are through reading, please send them to school. The books
we collect will be shared with students around the city and many of our
kids will get books too.
Weighted Student Formula
At the PTA meeting last month I discussed the Weighted Student
Formula -a new way of developing the budget for a Seattle Public School.
I received our budget allocation early this week and we have started the
process to develop the budget for the 1997/98 school year. Our budget
picture did not change much from this year so I don't anticipate any major
changes in our school's program. I'll be setting up a meeting soon for
Reminder: March is registration month for Seattle's middle
schools. Be sure to call the schools for tour/orientation information.
Several seminars have been set up in the Seattle area by the
Washington State ADD Council for parents with children who have Attention
Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. You can call 952-5300 for more
March 11 Abe Lincoln Assembly 1:30 p.m., K-2
2:15 p.m., 3-5
March 13 PTA meeting - 7:00 p.m.
Mrs. Chrichton and Mr.
Femiano will be giving a
presentation on math instruction.
March 15 Pancake Breakfast - We will be having our
annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday
morning from 8:30 - 10:30. Watch for
details next week.
March 18 German Boat Band assembly - 9:30 a.m.
April 4 Carnival
April 11 Talent Show
April 14-18 Spring Vacation