Arbor Heights Elementary

Arbor Heights

Community Update — Feb. 7, 2024

Community Update • February 7, 2024

Important Dates:

  • February 13: New Family and Kindergarten School Tour
    • Tuesday, February 13 from 8:00-9:00 AM – Join us in the front office to begin the tour with introductions and Arbor Heights STEM School highlights! Please contact, Karen Ferraro at or 206-252-9250 to RSVP.
  • February 19-23: No School in observance of Presidents’ Day and Mid-winter Break
  • March 8: Classroom Picture Day

From the Arbor Heights CCC Hawks student government:

Students from the CCC Hawks student government holding various animal shelter donation items.
Students from the CCC Hawks student government holding various animal shelter donation items.

A BIG Thank you to our school community for collecting and filling far beyond the top of the collection barrel for Burien Care Pet Food Drive! The C.C.C. Hawks Student Government was thrilled with the response.

Important Notice Regarding Dog Excrement on Arbor Heights Playfield:

Dear Arbor Heights Families and Community Members,

I am writing to address a concerning issue that has recently arisen on our Arbor Heights Playfield. Over the past few weeks, dog excrement has increased on the field, posing significant safety hazards for our students, staff, and community members.

It has come to our attention that some individuals are allowing their dogs onto the playfield despite Seattle Public Schools’ explicit policy prohibiting dogs on school grounds. Dogs on the playfield have resulted in several unfortunate incidents where students and staff have slipped and fallen on the dog waste. Additionally, there have been instances where the excrement was tracked from the playground into the school building, creating unsanitary conditions for everyone.

We, as a school and community must emphasize the importance of adhering to District policy regarding dogs on the playfield. Not only does it pose a safety risk, but it also detracts from the positive environment we strive to maintain for our students and community members.

We kindly request your cooperation in ensuring that dogs are kept off the playfield. It is essential to recognize the impact of leaving dog waste behind and to consider the well-being of others who utilize the space.

Furthermore, we encourage responsible pet ownership by disposing of dog waste properly. Garbage receptacles are conveniently located on the playfield and in front of the school. We can collectively maintain a clean and safe environment by utilizing these receptacles.

As members of this community, we must work together to uphold the integrity of our shared spaces. Let us be considerate neighbors of the playfield, track, and play areas, ensuring they remain enjoyable and safe.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and your cooperation in helping us address this issue promptly. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school administration.


Christy Collins, Arbor Heights Principal

Arbor Heights PTSA Information

  1. Auctions Tickets Go On Sale
    • Get ready to saddle up and join the excitement at the 15th annual Arbor Heights Auction, coming to Tim’s Tavern on April 20, 2024! Dust off your cowboy boots because this year’s theme is Wild Wild West, promising a night filled with live music, fundraising, and honky tonk fun.
    • Early bird auction registration kicks off on Monday, February 12, 2024. Snag your tickets early to score a discounted price of $65 per ticket PLUS receive a complimentary drink ticket to enjoy during the auction. Yee-haw!
    • But hurry, partner! Early bird registration only lasts from February 12th to the 27th. After that, tickets bump up to $75 per ticket starting February 28th. Don’t let the tumbleweeds roll by while you wait – secure your spot early as tickets are sure to gallop out the door!
    • Saddle up and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time at the Arbor Heights Spring Auction – it’s going to be a hootin’ and hollerin’ evening you won’t want to miss! 
    • Get your tickets to the auction and for more information.
  2. In-Kind Donations
    • Elevate your impact and join us in creating unforgettable moments at our PTSA’s biggest event of the year – the Arbor Heights Auction! We’re on the lookout for generous individuals and businesses like yours to contribute to our live and silent auctions, making a lasting difference for our school community.
    • Whether it’s unique experiences like vacation rentals, sporting events, or spa days, or coveted items such as sports memorabilia and gift baskets, your donations will help us create a sensational lineup of auction items in support of our mission.
    • Plus, we’re seeking donations of wine for our thrilling auction night wine toss – a fun-filled activity that’s sure to add a splash of excitement to the evening!
    • Local business owners, this is your chance to shine! Become a sponsor and showcase your brand to over 600 families and supporters throughout 2024. By partnering with us, you’re not just supporting our school – you’re demonstrating your commitment to the growth, education, and well-being of children in our community.
    • Ready to make a difference? Explore sponsorship opportunities or donate in-kind items by reaching out to Heather Nordlund . Your contribution to the Arbor Heights PTSA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is not only greatly appreciated but also tax-deductible.
    • Together, let’s make this year’s Arbor Heights Auction an unforgettable success – one donation at a time! Make a donation to our auction.
  3. Popcorn Friday
    • Get ready to pop into action and join our exciting volunteer team! We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to lend a hand in bagging and distributing popcorn on February 16, 2024.  Sign up to help out with Popcorn Friday now!

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