Arbor Heights Elementary

Arbor Heights
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Community Update — Mar. 20, 2024

Community Update • Arbor Heights • March 20, 2024

Important Dates:

  • March 23, 9:30 a.m.: Spring Clean-Up Garden Party
  • March 26, 2:30-4:00 p.m.: First Girls on the Run Practice (sign-up open until April 1st)
  • March 27: School Tour, 8:00-9:00 a.m., please call 206-252-3250 to RSVP
  • March 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m.: Spring Fling, school dance for grades 3rd, 4th and 5th
  • April 8-12: No School, Spring Break
  • April 20, 6:00 p.m.: PTSA Auction
  • April 22-25: 5th graders at IslandWood- all forms are now OVERDUE, turn in ASAP

School Clothing Reminder- spring has arrived!

Dear Arbor Heights Families,

As the weather warms up and spring blossoms around us, we want to take a moment to remind everyone of school attire expectations.

It’s essential to ensure that our students’ attire aligns with both district and school guidelines, maintaining a positive and conducive learning environment for all.

Please note that neither district policy nor our school policy permits clothing that may cause distractions or promote inappropriate messages. This includes, but is not limited to, graphic shirts with inappropriate language, advertisements for alcohol, drugs, or firearms. We believe in fostering an atmosphere of respect and focus within our school community, and adhering to these guidelines supports that goal.

As the temperatures rise, we understand the desire to wear more revealing clothing; however, we kindly ask that you keep in mind the following:

  1. Midriff-baring shirts: Shirts that expose the midriff are not permitted.
  2. Shorts or skirts above mid-thigh: Please ensure that shorts and skirts are of an appropriate length, reaching at least mid-thigh.
  3. Tank tops/spaghetti straps: Tops with thin straps or those that expose too much skin around the shoulders require a sweater or hoodie.
  4. Flip-flops: For safety reasons, please refrain from wearing flip-flops to school.

We understand that spring attire can be comfortable and convenient, but it’s crucial to balance this with maintaining a suitable environment for learning. By adhering to these guidelines, we can ensure that all students can focus on their studies without unnecessary distractions.

Thank you for your cooperation and support in upholding these standards.

Warm regards,

Arbor Heights School

Spring Fling Dance

Join us on March 29th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for a fun get together with a DJ and appropriate musical lyrics.  This dance is not a “dating” experience.  Chaperones are required to attend with their child. This is a FREE event! A Student Government bake sale available for purchasing yummy treats.  Water available for free. All attendees must RSVP to attend!  Click here to RSVP for Spring Fling.

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are available to purchase for $20.00 until April 30, 2024.  After April 30th the yearbooks go up by $5.00 to $25.00.  Click here to order your child’s yearbook filled with 2023-24 school memories! 

From the PTSA:

PTSA General Meeting

Join us tomorrow, March 21, 2024, at 7 p.m. for our virtual general meeting, to discuss the school’s FTE budget request to the PTSA.  The meeting is open to all who wish to attend but you must be a member to vote.  Become a member today!

Additionally, we will be discussing transition planning for the 2024-2025 PTSA and the officer and chair positions we will be looking to fill.  Position descriptions can be found here.

The meeting link will be sent before the meeting via school messenger.

Garden Party

The March Spring Clean-Up Garden Party has been rescheduled to March 23, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Arbor Heights Garden.  Help us get the school garden ready for spring!  We’ll prep garden beds for planting, clear out weeds and overgrown plants, and sow seeds for a bountiful spring season.  Bring your family and favorite garden tools.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is coming to Arbor Heights Elementary. The season starts next Tuesday, March 26th! Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4:00 p.m. after school at Arbor Heights. This program combines life skills with running and builds each week to help your child celebrate and run a 5K! We have a great team of coaches and are looking for girls in grades 3-5 to join our team. Please see here for more information on the program. Financial scholarships are available. Information is also available in Spanish.  Click here to register your child today!

Spring Auction

Did you miss your opportunity to secure a ticket to the live auction?  There are still a few ways to support this event.

  • In-Kind Donations: We are still seeking items for our live and silent auctions.  Donations (experiences, items, wine) can be made online and a member of our volunteer team will coordinate pick up of your item(s). 
  • Monetary Donations: If you don’t have an item to contribute, cash contributions can be made online.  Check with your employer to see if they offer a company match. 
  • Online Auction Participation: You can bid on a variety of amazing items online beginning April 10th through April 19th.  
  • Spread the Word: Ask your family or friends if they are willing to contribute!

Thank you for supporting the mission of the Arbor Heights PTSA.

Spring Enrichment

Registration will open on April 1, 2024 for the Spring Enrichment session. Click here for more information and the spring schedule

We are offering scholarships to families who may need one. And we’re seeking volunteers- you will receive a free class in exchange for your time! 

Mother’s Day Weekend Flower Sale

This Mother’s Day, support Arbor Heights Elementary School and Hmong farmers by buying flower bouquets! Proceeds go to Arbor Heights and a Title 1 school in Seattle and are tax-deductible. Bouquets will be available to be picked up at Arbor Heights Elementary on May 11th from 10am-12pm. They are $60 for one bouquet or $100 for two. Pre-order before May 4th to get your bouquet on May 11th. Click here to buy!  

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