News and Events
Countdown to Auction!
**We’ve extended the ticket purchase deadline to next Friday, March 7th!**
Return RSVP forms by mail, at school, or purchase tickets online. Tickets are $55 per person. Auction representatives
will also be in the school lobby every day (March 3rd-7th) selling tickets from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sign-up to volunteer
There are lots of big & small jobs. Sign up online using Sign Up Genius
Procurement deadline is February 28th
Fill out procurement forms online or pick one up in the school lobby. Questions about procurement? Contact Procurement Chair Marisa Hull.
70% of the PTA annual income is raised at the auction!
This year’s Raise the Paddle direct donation will
go towards the purchase of new science equipment
for students to use at Boren next year.
The Arbor Heights PTA also funds:
• Global Reading Challenge Books
• 5th Grade Camp
• School Supplies
• Kindergarten Assistants
• Field trip Buses
• Teacher Supplies
• Welcome BBQ
• Young Authors Conference/Literacy Night
• School IT Support
• Computer Equipment/Software
• Instrumental Music Program
• Safety Patrol
• Teacher Appreciation
• Playground Equipment
• Library Books
Kindergarten Jump Start Coming to Arbor Heights August 2014
Time to Order Your 2014 Young Author's Day T-Shirt!
Young Author’s Day is coming up on April 10, 2014. Arbor Heights has a tradition where ALL staff and students wear Young Author’s T-shirts on Young Author’s Day. Students submit artwork related to the theme and the winning artwork is added to the Young Author’s Day T-shirt. Thanks to our PTA, we are able to offer a very low price on the t-shirts.
Two Ways to Order:
1) Order online and pay with a credit card, debit card or PayPal through our secure site!
2) Download, print and complete an order form and pay by cash or check. Forms will also be coming home via "kid mail".
If you have more than one child attending Arbor Heights, please complete a form for each child (you may submit one check for the order yet we need a completed form for each child).
All orders are due by Friday, March 7th. Sizes will not be guaranteed for forms turned in after the deadline.
Superintendent JosÚ Banda to Host Regional Town Hall Meetings
Seattle Public Schools will host five community meetings to share information on the District’s five-year Strategic Plan, with tailored comments, topics and data from each of the five educational regions. These meetings are designed to engage families, students, staff and community members in ideas to ensure academic success for every one of our students. There will also be time for participants to ask questions of the Superintendent and District leadership.
The community meetings will be held:
Interpreters in Spanish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog will be available at each meeting. In addition, supervised children’s’ activities and light refreshments will be provided.
Each meeting will include a joint presentation by Superintendent José Banda and the Executive Director of Schools for that region. Families, staff and community members will be invited to participate in small group discussions about the Strategic Plan on how to ensure the District meets its goal of ensuring every student graduates prepared for college, career and life.
To submit topics you’d like to see presented in your region, please email us at email@example.com with the subject line “town hall meeting topic” by Feb. 27.
Learn more about the District’s Strategic Plan.
Arbor Heights Upcoming School Tours!
These tours are for any family interested in attending Arbor Heights, including incoming kindergarten students and students considering Arbor Heights through open enrollment (February 24th-March 7th).
*All tours are from 9 a.m.—10 a.m. at Arbor Heights. Meet in the school lobby.
How do I register for Kindergarten?
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) early enrollment has begun. Visit SPS Enrollmment to download and complete the forms to register your child for Kindergarten. Forms can be returned to SPS via email, in-person or by postal mail.
Is there a cost to attend Full-Day Kindergarten?
No. Arbor Heights is among 16 additional SPS elementary schools where there is no cost to attend Full-Day Kindergarten. Read the SPS news release for a full list of SPS elementary schools that offer no cost Full-Day Kindergarten.
How do I enroll during Open Enrollment?
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Open Enrollment runs from (February 24th-March 7th). If you live outside the Arbor Heights attendence area and would like to enroll at Arbor Heights this is your opportunity to apply to Arbor Heights. The deadline for Open Enrollment is 4:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014. Applications must be received at SPS's enrollment office by that time (postmarks do not count). Applications are still accepted after the deadline, but will be processed after those received before the deadline.
2014-2015 Open Enrollment applications will be available at the start of Open Enrollment on Feb 24, 2014. Visit SPS Enrollmment learn more about enrollment
Thank You Arbor Heights Community for Helping Us Raise Over $13,000 for Academic Enrichment!
“Drive Down the Road to Enrichment” has officially come to an end and we are pleased to announce that our first annual Direct Drive raised over $13,000 to support academic enrichment for Arbor Heights students!
Were you unable to give during the direct drive OR want to give more before the end of the tax year? We will always apply your donations towards programs that serve Arbor Heights students!
Visit our Fundraising page for information on how to give!