DOLPHIN DIGEST 9/22/2023
Community Newsletter by Arleta School & Arleta PTA
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WELCOME TO ARLETA'S WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!
We’re so glad to have you as part of our school community!
This weekly newsletter is developed and sent in partnership between school administration and the PTA. If you have information you'd like shared in the newsletter, please email it to ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com. Keep scrolling for the latest.
INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
We acknowledge Portland rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla and many other Tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Sept 15-Oct 15: Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month
- Thru Oct 6: Donate Halloween costumes in the bin by the office
Sept 25: Dine Out at Ate-oh-Ate (Woodstock), 4-10pm
Sept 28: Litter Pick Up, 8:30am at the picnic tables
Sept 28: School Picture Day
Sept 28: Neurodivergent Parent, Guardian, & Children Affinity Group, 5:30-7pm, cafeteria
Oct 4: Grown-up only happy hour! 4-6pm at Smart Donkey, 3420 SE 50th Ave
Oct 5: Arleta's day at the PPS/PTA Clothing Center - volunteers needed
Oct 6: Halloween Costume Swap, 2:15-3pm, in front of the annex
Oct 13: Last Day to Complete Arleta Needs Survey
*Litter Pick Up with the Green Team every 2nd & 4th Thursday, 8am at the picnic tables
Arleta School Calendar: https://www.pps.net/domain/5933#calendar25602/20230831/month
PPS District Calendar: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DZJKW5-gJxq9coeXlFAT8mqBRdY7GZ3j/view
Dear Arleta Families and Guardians,
We’re excited to timestamp your beautiful children next Thursday for picture day! Please look for the packet that came home in backpacks this week or go to mydorian.com.
And, it was so much fun seeing children play on our new SS Arleta this week! Our Kindergarten Team officially opened up our wonderful new catalyst for imaginative play with a ribbon cutting ceremony before the first recess on Monday, then other grade levels followed. Ask your child what they’ve heard about it or played, and we’d love to hear your, or their, thoughts and ideas! Such a special thank you to our Kindergarten Innovation Team and our dedicated, visionary, skilled and creative Contractor-PTA President- parent volunteer Carrie Bowers (and her fantastic co-partners Jeremy and Emery) for building it. Play bark for the inside of the boat and the play structure should be arriving any day.
Have a wonderful weekend,
NEWS & EVENTS
HISPANIC & LATINX HERITAGE MONTH
Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.
The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30 day period.
Learn more here: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about.html
UPDATED! PPS/PTA CLOTHING CENTER - VOLUNTEER + SIGN UP TO SHOP - OCT 5
The PTA Clothing Center will be open to Arleta families on Thursday, October 5th, from 10am to 5pm at the Marshall (Benson HS) Campus. The PTA Clothing Center is a resource available to all PPS families hoping to find new and gently used clothing for their children. If you would like to 'shop' at the Clothing Center for free, or would like more information about the Clothing Center, please reach out to your school counselor to make a referral - Ms. Blei (K-2 counselor): firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Aud (3-5 counselor): email@example.com
We also need 4-5 volunteers to help families select clothes and sort donations. Please sign up as a volunteer for this fun and valuable role! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4BA5A92FA2F58-ppspta2
PICTURE DAY IS COMING - SEPT. 28
Picture day information and online ordering is available by visiting mydorian.com. Search for your "Arleta Elementary", and click on the green Order button or yellow Help button associated with your picture day. You can order online now and for up to four (4) days after picture day. New this year - All students will receive a class picture whether they order prints or not!
Here are some helpful tips to make picture day great!
- Schedule haircuts 7-10 days prior to picture day!
- Wear simple clothing. Solid shirts or small patterns, along with sleeves, photograph best.
- Avoid logos and text on clothing. Graphics or wording may not photograph completely and can become partially cropped out of your picture.
SURVEY: ARLETA NEEDS CHECK-IN - COMPLETE BY OCT 13
Welcome back to another school year Arleta community! We had a great Back to School Night meeting with families where we released our yearly Arleta Needs Check-In. If you haven’t had a chance to fill it out yet, please do so here! We are hoping to learn more about your child’s social emotional well-being to better inform our school counseling program this year. We also offer a space for you to let us know of any community resources your family may be seeking. The survey will be available until October 13th, and we hope to hear from our whole community.
Thank you for taking the time to check-in. If you have any further questions about our counseling program, you can find more information on our website and please feel free to reach out to your Arleta Counseling Team!
NEW! DINE OUT AT ATE-OH-ATE TO SUPPORT ARLETA - SEPT 25
On Monday, Sept. 25th, take a night off from cooking and head over to Ate-oh-Ate on Woodstock for a "Dine Out" to support Arleta. Ate-oh-Ate will donate 20% of sales to Arleta when you eat in or get take out from 4-10pm. Enjoy some delicious Hawaiian food and drinks, while supporting a local business and Arleta!
NEURODIVERGENT PARENT, GUARDIAN & CHILDREN AFFINITY GROUP - SEPT 28
Did you know Arleta has an affinity group that welcomes parents, guardians, and students with neurodivergence? This parent-led group offers a safe space to talk and play. Come check it out on Thursday, September 28 from 5:30-7pm in the cafeteria. Pizza dinner will be provided!
PTA FAMILY NIGHT SUCCESS!
HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP - OCT 6
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MOVIE NIGHTS
The PTA hosts movie nights 3-4 times during the year and we are looking for some grown ups who can help put on these fun events. They are typically on a Friday evening and take about 4 hours from start to finish. Tasks involve setting up the cafeteria with the AV equipment and concessions, running concessions, and then putting the space back to it's original set-up. You'll get all the training you need, free popcorn, and the satisfaction of knowing you hosted something special for our school community!
Please consider helping out! Email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED DURING LUNCH & RECESS
We are looking for 2-3 volunteers each day from 10:45am to 12:30pm to help monitor the playground and assist in the lunch room. This is a fun way to get to know the students and staff! Can you commit to one day a week, or an occasional showing?
Volunteers need to have passed a PPS background check and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Visit the PPS website to start your application and screening process. (Once approved, your application is good for three years).
Check out the sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4BA5A92FA2F58-lunch1
BE AN ARLETA CROSSING GUARD!
Attention all Safety Patrols and Families!
I have received so much interest from your highly responsible kids! I am finished collecting all the permission slips and Lisa is currently signing them.
We will start the week of Oct. 2nd. I will assign a scheduled day(s) for your child to be here at 7:40. Please email me if you have a preferred day of the week at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please text/call me at 510-688-9964 or email if you have any questions!
Learning Center Teacher
P.S. Also, if you are able, I highly encourage you to walk, bike, and scoot to school as often as possible! It helps our earth and our bodies!
NEW! SUN COMMUNITY ROOM OPEN FOR YOU
Our SUN Community Room, where families are welcome to visit our Food Pantry and Clothing closet, is open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 1-7 pm and Fridays from 10 am - 7 pm! If you'd like to arrange a different time to visit, please reach out to Arleta SUN's Family Resource Navigator, Kylie Halland at email@example.com or Recreational Coordinator, Raina Bilbrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPORT MS. LITCHFIELD'S DONORSCHOOSE PROJECT
Please consider making a donation to support Ms. Litchfield's DonorsChoose project to get our music room some large tubano drums! https://www.donorschoose.org/project/bud-a-boom-bud-a-bang-lets-drum/7693848/
JOIN THE PTA FOR FREE
We'd love to invite everyone in the Arleta community to become a PTA member for free! Joining the PTA is a great way to connect with others, support projects and programs that support our students, and amplifies your voice in issues that impact our school.
Signing up only takes a couple minutes - https://arletapta.memberhub.com/store (one free membership per household, additional memberships are $10)
ARLETA YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE!
EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA PTA
ARLETA SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE ONLINE 24/7
Get your Arleta spirit wear! Shop online 24/7 and have your items shipped to your home anytime! There are t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, mugs, and more. Check out the online store here: https://arletaschool.threadless.com/
PTA IS COLLECTING BOTTLES & CANS
LINK YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD TO SUPPORT ARLETA
Arleta PTA participates in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards
By linking your Fred Meyer Rewards card to the Arleta PTA and scanning your rewards card when you shop, a percentage of your purchase goes to the PTA. Sign up here. (And you'll still get your cash back rewards!)