Dolphin Digest 10/11/19

Community Newsletter for Arleta School

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Oct 7-Nov 7 - PTA Dolphin Drive "No-Stuff" Fundraiser
  • Oct 14 - Bread Day 2:30
  • Oct 16 - Principal Coffee 8:15
  • Oct 17 - Great Oregon Shakeout
  • Oct 17 - Student Success Act Community Mtg 6pm at Lents School
  • Oct 18 - Teacher Appreciation
  • Oct 21 - Bread Day 2:30
  • Oct 22 - Garden Club Meeting
  • Oct 22 - Benson High School 8th Grade Family Night 6 - 8pm @ Benson
  • Oct 25 - FALL FAMILY DANCE! We need volunteers to make this event great https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4ba5a92fa2f58-fall
  • Oct 28 - Site Council 2:45pm
  • Oct 31 - End of 1st Quarter
  • Nov 1 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day
  • Nov 7 - Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Principal's Message - Lice

Dear Arleta Families - Every year public schools across the country deal with lice. Lice is a normal part of childhood, though a very inconvenient one. PPS follows the Oregon Health Authority & Oregon Department of Education guidance on Lice.


Students diagnosed with live head lice do not need to be sent home early from school; they can go home end of the day, be treated, and return to class after appropriate treatment has begun. Nits may persist after treatment, but successful treatment should kill crawling lice.


Head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.


Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) advocate that “no-nit” policies should be discontinued. “No-nit” policies that require a child to be free of nits before they can return to schools should be discontinued for the following reasons:

  • Many nits are more than ¼ inch from the scalp. Such nits are usually not viable and very unlikely to hatch to become crawling lice, or may in fact be empty shells, also known as ‘casings’.
  • Nits are cemented to hair shafts and are very unlikely to be transferred successfully to other people.
  • The burden of unnecessary absenteeism to the students, families and communities far outweighs the risks associated with head lice.
  • Misdiagnosis of nits is very common during nit checks conducted by non medical personnel.


If you have questions, concerns or thoughts, please text or call 971-347-4566 or email dkruger@pps.net


Sincerely, Diana

Benson High School - 8th Grade Family Night - Oct 22nd

Information on attending Benson High School can be found here Benson High School Info; this includes 8th Grade Family Night, Admission Night, Shadow Day & Tech Show

New Staff Announcements

Congratulations to Brad Hartshorn, who has moved from interim Head Custodian to permanent Head Custodian. Brad has done an amazing job with his team running the building and we are excited that he has moved into the Head Custodian job permanently.


Congratulations to Adora Aria, who has been hired as the permanent 3/4 teacher. We are excited to have Adora official and look forward to a great year in Room 21.


Congratulations to Luke Guertler. Luke is joining our K-5 Learning Center Team as a para-educator. Luke has already jumped in to support students in our special education program.

Great Oregon Shakeout - 10/17 @10:17

Arleta will be participating with other schools across Oregon in The Great Oregon Shakeout on October 17th at 10:17am. This is an opportunity to practice what we will do if there is an earthquake in Oregon. Students will practice Drop, Cover & Hold On and then evacuating the building.


If you are interested in participating in Emergency Planning for Arleta, please contact Erin Frank @ erin@erinfrank.com. If you are interested in The Great Oregon Shakeout and how to prepare your family for an Earthquake, check out their website The Great Oregon Shakeout

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Calling all 3rd-8th graders! OBOB registration opens Oct. 14th!

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) is a statewide program to encourage students - regardless of their reading skills - to read good books and work together to compete against other teams in battles of reading comprehension and teamwork. This video provides a good overview of the process. This is Arleta’s 3rd year participating, and we’d love to have even more students join us!

Students form teams of 3-5 people (though please note that only 4 students can participate at a time in battles - the 5th player would be a rotating alternate) and work together to read the books in their division. The books are always excellent and varied in style, genre, and point of view to appeal to many different types of readers. They are available at our Arleta Library, the Multnomah County Library, and our local bookstores. Teams meet to discuss the books and quiz each other. Then in February, teams battle against one another to see who will represent Arletal at the Regional Battles in each division. It is a lot of fun, a great way for kids to flex and stretch their reading muscles, and teaches invaluable skills in teamwork! Reach out to Treasa Street in the Library if you have any questions - tstreet@pps.net

Follow @ArletaLibrary on Instagram!

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TAKE THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL SURVEY BY NOV. 8

The Safe Routes to School program helps promote safe transportation habits through education and engineering (new crosswalks, for example). Take this quick survey to share your experiences and concerns about transportation safety in our neighborhood. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z5LKFSD

CLICK THE BUTTON FOR MORE INFO ON....

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PTA MESSAGE

At Tuesday's PTA meeting, we heard from PPS Board Member Scott Bailey and Oregon PTA Legislative Advocate Otto Schell about two important education funding matters -


TEACHER'S LEVY IS ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT (register by Oct 15)
Portland Public Schools is asking voters to renew the Teacher's Levy that funds approximately one in three PPS teaching positions. The renewal does not raise taxes. If the renewal does not pass it would mean about seven teachers would be cut at our school. Arleta School PTA has endorsed the PPS Teacher's Levy Renewal.


STUDENT SUCCESS ACT

The Oregon Legislature has approved $2 Billion in education funding over the next two years, which means about $80 million for PPS. The district is holding meetings to hear from families, teachers and community members about how this funding should impact our schools. LET'S SHOW OUR ARLETA PRIDE AT THE COMMUNITY MEETING ON OCT 17 AT LENTS K-8! Check out more details and participate in an online survey here: https://www.pps.net/studentsuccessact

PLEASE SUPPORT THE DOLPHIN DRIVE!

The Dolphin Drive is our biggest fundraiser of the year! This "no stuff" fundraiser means that we ask families to contribute what they can, without having to buy or sell wrapping paper or cookie dough. Please consider donating online https://squareup.com/store/arleta-pta or bringing cash or check to the main office. We'd also love for you to share this opportunity to support our school with your family and friends!


Donations support our teacher grants program, improvements to our playground, family events and much more!


Students can also get in on the fun! We're having a Dolphin Drive Dumbledolph coloring contest. Look for the coloring page/instructions to go home in backpacks, download it here or grab one from the bulletin board by the main office.


Thank you for supporting the Arleta PTA!

FALL FAMILY DANCE - OCT. 25 - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Our annual Fall Family Dance is happening Friday, Oct 25 and we need volunteers to make this event great! From decorations and set up, to ticket and concession sales, we'd love your help leading up to and on the day of the event. PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4ba5a92fa2f58-fall. We'll also be working with middle school teachers to organize student volunteers

INVITATION TO JOIN ECO-SCHOOL NETWORK

We are looking for a few dedicated volunteers to lead sustainability efforts at Arleta. Small teams have formed at 70 schools around Oregon through the Eco-School Network and have made significant changes in their schools, from eliminating plastic utensils to anti-idling campaigns. There are lots of opportunities to make create a healthier environment for our students.


The commitment is attending 4 free trainings, 6:30-8:15pm on Mondays Oct 14, 21, 28, and Nov 4th, and likely some additional meeting times to plan and implement changes.


If you're interested in learning more, please email arletaschoolpta@gmail.com, and you can visit www.ecoschoolnetwork.org

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SAVE THE DATE - NOV. 7TH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP

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GET YOUR CORN MAZE TICKETS!

Bella Organic Farm has a sweet corn maze this year on Sauvie Island! Purchase your corn maze tickets through the Arleta PTA and we'll get 50% of the sales!


Get yours online at https://squareup.com/store/arleta-pta, or send us an email and we'll make other arrangements with you - arletaschoolpta@gmail.com.


Check the Bella Organic Farm website for hours and activity information and visit whenever works for you. Other activities at the farm cost additional money - check here for details - https://bellaorganic.com/pumpkin-patch/

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CANS FOR KIDS! TURN IN YOUR REDEEMABLES TO SUPPORT ARLETA

Arleta now has a Bottle Drop account! This is an easy, and Earth-friendly way to earn money for Arleta! Pick up a blue bag from the office, fill it at home or at your office and bring it to a Bottle Drop site. No need to sort or count! If every family turned in one bag we could raise nearly $5,000! Reach out if you have questions, or would like a bag sent home with your student - ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
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PTA MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6pm

Arleta School, LIBRARY

JOIN US FOR AN UPDATE FROM DEPAVE ON WORK TO IMPROVE OUR PLAYGROUND


**FREE CHILDCARE FOR SCHOOL-AGE KIDS + PIZZA PROVIDED**

NO COST WAY TO SUPPORT ARLETA - AMAZONSMILE

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Arleta School PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you.


On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you'll be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations when you shop, and we'd love it if you selected Arleta School PTA! Once you sign up, just go to smile.amazon.com to do your usual Amazon shopping. While there is no app, you can create a shortcut on your phone by going to smile.amazon.com in your browser, tap the Share button, then tap Add to Homescreen.

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STAY CONNECTED!

Like and follow the Arleta School and Families United Facebook page, check out the arletapta.org website for news and updates or email us anytime arletaschoolpta@gmail.com

Learn to teach programming this fall at SUN!

Blackbird School is an online learning platform that teaches the fundamentals of computer programming. They are offering an after-school SUN class for students this fall on Thursday afternoons and are actively looking for a second instructor. No programming experience necessary, just a desire to learn to code and teach. Must be 18 or older and pass a background check. Hourly pay and training stipend.


Call or email Mike for more information.

(503) 470-3227 ext 3

mike@blackbird.school"

PPS Nutrition Services is Hiring

PPS Nutrition Services provides students with delicious, high quality, nutrient rich meals to support learning. Our mission is to educate palates, inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals. Our students are able to achieve their best when they are nourished throughout the day. Great reasons to join the Nutrition Services team:

  • Day shifts - no nights, weekends or holidays!
  • 2-6 hour shifts - most shifts are flexible for either dropping off and/or picking up children from school
  • Opportunity for advancement, training and professional development provided
  • Free breakfast and/or lunch for employees
  • Membership as a professional within the national School Nutrition Association
  • Benefits also include paid time off and paid holidays* (per contract)
  • Represented by SEIU 503 Local 140

All employment applications are submitted online. Please visit careers.pps.net. All applicants must be fingerprinted, pass criminal record check and obtain a Multnomah County Food Handlers Certification. Call 503-916-3399 for more information.

PPS District policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. BP 1.801.020. Not all outside groups comply with the District’s non-discrimination policy. Families are strongly encouraged to review all materials closely.