Arbor Heights Elementary

Arbor Heights
Elementary

Community Update — Mar. 27, 2024

Community Update • Arbor Heights • March 27, 2024

Important Dates:

  • THIS FRIDAY: Lost and found donation day- all items left will be donated
  • 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

Building Bright Futures Together: A Call to Our Community

We are thrilled to share some incredible news with you all. Through the unwavering dedication and generosity of our Arbor Heights P.T.S.A. and vibrant community, we’ve made significant strides in enhancing the educational experience for our beloved students.

Thanks to your invaluable support, we’ve achieved a remarkable milestone: ensuring that every single one of our preschool through 5th-grade students will now have the opportunity to visit our school library once a week. This accomplishment is more than just a schedule adjustment; it’s an investment in knowledge, curiosity, and lifelong learning. By fostering a love for reading and exploration at such a pivotal age, we’re laying the groundwork for future academic success and personal growth.

But that’s not all – our collective efforts have also enabled us to bolster essential support services for our students. With additional funds, we’ve expanded the presence of our social worker/counselor, providing vital resources and guidance to those who need it most. In times of uncertainty or struggle, having a compassionate advocate by their side can make all the difference in a child’s life.

Furthermore, we’re thrilled to announce an expansion of our instrumental music program, with 80 coveted slots now available for strings and percussion instrument instruction. Music can inspire, uplift, and instill discipline and creativity in our youth. By enriching our curriculum with such opportunities, we’re nurturing well-rounded individuals poised to thrive academically and artistically.

As we reflect on these remarkable achievements, we’re reminded of the incredible spirit and dedication that define our Arbor Heights community. Your unwavering commitment to our students’ success fuels our progress and inspires us to dream bigger, reach higher, and do more for those we serve.

Now, we turn to you, our cherished community, with a humble request. We need your ongoing support to sustain these vital programs and continue our mission of excellence in education. Whether through a direct donation or by participating in the Arbor Heights P.T.S.A.’s upcoming online silent auction in April, every contribution makes a tangible difference in the lives of our students. Let’s reaffirm our commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders, innovators, and changemakers. Together, let’s ensure that every child who walks through the Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being a beacon of hope and possibility for our community.  With gratitude – The Arbor Heights students and staff!

From the PTSA:

Spring Auction
  • In Kind Donations
    If you are donating an item, experience, or bottle of wine to the auction, please submit your procurement forms by this Friday, March 29, 2024. Please email arborheightsauction@gmail.com or submit it online by clicking here.
  • Online Bidding
    Online bidding on silent auction items, buy-ins, and classroom projects will be available for ANYONE to bid on. Whether you are coming to the auction in person or participating from afar, you can begin bidding on April 10, 2024. At that time, the catalog will be available on our Auction Website.
Spring Enrichment

Registration opens next Monday, April 1st, 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! 

Homeroom will be open soon to see more class details. Classes start April 22nd.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run season just started this week. There are a few more spots left if your 3rd-5th grader are interested in joining! Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4PM 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 for more information.

Registration will close on April 1st. This program runs through the week of May 20th.

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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