Carl is dad to 2 girls. One is graduating from Garfield High School this spring and the other is a junior at Western Washington University. In his spare time he likes to golf and bicycle.
Carl is very excited about being a part of a great school. He would like to emphasize three things in his career here at Arbor Heights. He wants our children to have good self esteem and want to be at school, not just feel they have to be here. He wants to provide a great atmosphere for teachers to work in. And he wants to have an Open Door policy with parents and have them feel comfortable coming into the school at any time.
Mr. Leatherman, the AHPTSA gladly welcomes you. We look forward to working with you! Welcome!
Karl Borgwardt, President 431-8913 Bob Moffett, Vice-President 937-6078 Jami Moffett,Vice-President 937-6078 Roberta Post, Secretary 937-5613 Terry Shaw, Treasurer 935-7360 Board Members: Mary Wilgocki 935-9437 Bruce Fowler 281-6230 Claudia Stroh 281-6230 Sapina Pele 281-6230 Kathy Robison 235-0895 Published monthly (9 issues) by AHPTSA 6.15.35. Membership: 101 Arbor Heights Elementary School 3701 SW 104th St. Seattle, WA 98146 (206) 281-6230 Carol Bracher, Editor 937-2229
Even though we are done collecting them this year, save your labels!! Save the entire label and send keep them in a safe place until school starts in the fall. Then we’ll start filling up our Campbell’s can in the foyer again. Thanks!
Mrs. Lindstrom, Mrs. Wilgocki, PEMCO, Washington Mutual, and Great American Bookfairs for gifts to
And the biggest thanks of all go to the teachers and the students for creating all those wonderful books.
The Juice Machine by Francisco The juice machine Oh the juice machine The most perfect contraption That’s ever been seen. Just drop in a dollar And in the blink of an eye The juice is done As quick as can be If I Were a Flower by Sarah If I were a flower I’d live in the garden I’d be red and purple I’d grow and bloom I”d smell like a rose If I were a flower. If I Were Grass by Michael If I were grass I’d live in the ground I’d grow slow and slower I’d sit and stare and watch I’d play and blow around I’d lay down when I’m done And sleep the rest of the day If I were grass If I Were a Flower by Young If I were a flower I’d live in the backyard I’d have big petals And small leaves I’d bend in the wind I’d grow into beautiful colors I would smell good If I were a flower. The Raking Machine by Adam The raking machine Oh the raking machine The most perfect contraption That’s ever been seen. Just pop in a quarter And in an hour’s time The yard is all raked And then it is done As quick as can be.
President: Terry McDermott Vice-President: Roberta Post Secretary: Sue Murray Treasurer: Betsy Forbes Fund-Raising: Donna Carreon, Karen Haines, and Hazel Cox Administration: Laura Flannigan Student Activities: Holly Gunther Public Relations: Lynn Barnicle
All the children were great listeners, and I believe most enjoyed the time spent drawing. Some were amazed by what they could actually draw. It was very enjoyable time. I hope that the teachers and children were able to apply what was presented and that they will be pleased with their books.
Artist In Residence, Jami Moffett
...Quite a few of the 95-96 Board Members are new to the Board and PTSA activities. I hope that you will all support them and our new principal as they work to have another great year for our children. Keep volunteering for classroom and PTSA activities so that we can all carry the load and together keep Arbor Heights the great school it is...
We are now making tessellation designs, which are wonderful and strange ways of tiling the plane. Have you seen the Escher tessellations? Come up and see ours in the hall. We are looking forward to sixth grade with a mixture of anticipation and dread.
Bruce came to AH seven years ago as Principal. We were a small school with almost no community involvement. The Parent Teacher Organization was minimal. Under his leadership, a PTSA was established that now boasts of a membership over 100. We also have PIPE partner, gained through his efforts on our behalf.
Through creative financing and wise use of grant monies Bruce has established a very successful computer lab, the Artist in Residence Program and a comprehensive way of meeting our children’s special needs.
Bruce has also been instrumental in establishing our playscape, the winter carnival, HUGS and so much more that is often behind the scenes.
No matter where you are, Bruce, you will always have a special place in each of our hearts.
If I Were a Leaf by Michael L., room 23 If I were a leaf I;d live in the forest I’d be small and flat Then I’d glide away If I were a leaf.
Room 17 (Ms. Ballard, grade 1):
The best day I every had was the time I went skating. I went with my dad. We fell down a lot of times. By Omar.
The best day I ever had was the day I got a bike. It was a red bike. I got it for my birthday. It is a lot of fun. By Chantha
The best day I ever had was when it was my birthday because I had my favorite character. It was on the cake. Her name is Princess Jasmine. My baby cousin Markcus came over to my house and he played with us. By Tiffany
The best day I ever had was the day that I went to Vancouver. I saw my Aunt Sinit. She played with me. We went to JC Penney. By Sisen
The Most Memorable Moments in Room #24 this year:
Swimming Young Author’s Conference The Aquarium Raising salmon The carnival When we buried “I can’t” Friends Doing all my work in cursive Collecting Pennies Art Making Candle holders Thank you slips Spelling auctions Homework Game Day Treats Writing Substitutes & earning bonus 20 A Wonderful Prize Class Afloat Helping hands Alki Beach Cooking Fish Springbrook Trout Farm Bon Pen Friends Letting the salmon go Going to the hatchery Learning how to draw Sitting in Tribes Spending a day without speaking The room being painted Familiar faces Meeting new people Science Class Interviews Pen Friend Luncheon Math Sealth H.S. Students Health Having President Clinton in the room Mood indicator Ms. Thompson Computer Lab Ms. Zavala Mr. Musa
Room 3 (Ms. Stroh’s Kindergartners) A.M.:
We’ve been in School 163 days.—Colin
Mr. Wilkie’s car was full of balloons at the Ice Cream Social.—Lauren
Just before school is out Junstin’s dad will launch his Saturn 5 on the playground at lunch recess.—Justin
We watched the Magic School Bus.—Miranda
I’m going to New York and Hancock to visit Grandma and family.—Jeffrey
I’m going to Enchanted Village. - Caryna
I went to Enchanted Village.—Joshua
Lots of Kindergartners are losing teeth.—Heather
Last week we went on a field trip to Camp Long and got bugs out of the pond.—Hillary
We caught tadpoles and salamanders at Camp Long.—Sara
I moved to Federal Way.—Sam
The 25th of May was the Young Author’s Conference. We all had t-shirts and books to have autographed.—Kaitlin
Evelyn is teaching us to count in Japanese.—Evelyn
I went to Africa.—Russell
Ms. Stroh gave our shirts to us.—Johnny
I like being at school.—Henok
On Wednesday we did our Y puppet, Yodeling Yak.—Micah
At AH School we need to be nice; don’t hurt others on the inside or outside.—Thao
On Tuesday & Thursday Hanna will be gone camping.—Hanna
We’ve been in school 165 days.—Jessica