DOLPHIN DIGEST 10/22/2021
Community Newsletter for Arleta School & Arleta PTA
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Oct 1 - 31: Filipinx American History Month
- Now - Oct 29: Corn Maze ticket sales
- Oct 23: Garden work party! Help winterize & spruce up, 9-11am
- Oct 25: SUN starts for 1st grade
- Oct 25: Atlas Pizza Dine-Out
- Oct 27: Inclusion Committee hosts Rashelle Chase to discuss "Allyship" at 7:30pm - zoom
- Oct 28: Litter Pick Up, 8:15-8:45am, meet at the picnic tables
- Oct 29: Arleta Fall Lantern Walk, 6-8pm, Woodstock Park
- Nov 17: Picture retakes
- Nov 18: OBOB Registration Due - sign up here
- Nov 19: TAG Nominations Due
*You can also bookmark the PPS District Calendar here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/265/PPS_Calendar_2021-22_English.pdf
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.
"From the agricultural workers in Hawaii and California, and the cannery workers in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest who organized for fair and equal wages, to the Filipino soldiers in World War II who fought alongside American troops to protect our shared ideals of liberty and freedom, the sacrifices Filipino Americans have made helped advance permanent change and our country’s growth. Our shared history makes clear that Filipino Americans are an integral part of the fabric of America." -DNC
Grapes Of Wrath: The Forgotten Filipinos Who Led A Farmworker Revolution https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/16/440861458/grapes-of-wrath-the-forgotten-filipinos-who-led-a-farmworker-revolution
Click on the below video to see Tinikling: a traditional Filipino dance with 2 bamboo poles. Amazing!
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. -PDX Women in Tech
On October 8, 2021 a presidential proclamation declared October 11, 2021 to be a national holiday, Indigenous People's Day.
Additional resources provided by pdxwit.org:
SUN CLASSES START OCT 25TH FOR 1ST GRADE
SUN Community School classes started this week of grades 2-5. Classes for 1st grade will start Monday, Oct. 25th. Questions? Contact Sean Bascom (he/him) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 916-6332
INCLUSION COMMITTEE EVENT: LET'S TALK ABOUT ALLYSHIP - OCT 27
Rashelle is a local mom, activist and anti-racist early childhood educator who has partnered with the PTA Inclusion Committee to host learning events like this in support of fostering an anti-racist school community and engaging families in their anti-racism journey. If you'd like to do some pre-work, check out this article, "Kids can be allies, too" that quotes Rashelle's expertise on the topic.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7:30pm
Or call in: (253) 215-8782
Meeting ID: 847 7566 9679, Passcode: 813936
BRING THE FAMILY OUT TO ARLETA'S FALL LANTERN WALK ON OCT. 29TH
When: Friday, October 29th from 6 to 8pm. Come any point during that time and the walk should take about 15 minutes + time to socialize
Where: Start at the corner of SE 50th & Steele at Woodstock Park and walk your way along the lantern-lit path
Why: Bringing families together in a safe space for some Fall fun!
Organized by Arleta's Family Engagement Coordinator & the Inclusion Committee, with the help of volunteers! Could you be one of them? We need some extra hands to make sure the event is fun and safe for everyone. If you are vaccinated and able to help, please add your name to the sign up sheet - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4BA5A92FA2F58-arleta6
MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING & ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED
COSTUMES ENCOURAGED | VACCINATED VOLUNTEERS
AYUDA CON DISPLAY DIA DE LOS MUERTOS DE LATINX FAMILY / HELP WITH DIA DE LOS MUERTOS DISPLAY FROM LATINX FAMILY
El Coordinador de Participación Familiar y el Comité de Inclusión de Arleta está planeando un evento para toda la familia el 29 de octubre que incluirá un paseo iluminado por linternas alrededor del parque Woodstock donde los niños pueden disfrazarse, recolectar golosinas y premios, y también nos gustaría compartir información y una exhibición en celebración del Día de los Muertos. Buscamos una familia Latinx que esté dispuesta a ayudarnos a crear una exhibición auténtica para educar y compartir con las familias en el evento. Si puede ayudar antes del 27 de octubre, envíe un correo electrónico a ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com.
The Arleta Family Engagement Coordinator and Inclusion Committee is planning a family-friendly event on Oct. 29th that will include a lantern-lit walk around Woodstock park where kids can dress up in costume, collect treats and prizes, and we'd like to also share information and a display in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. We are seeking a Latinx family who would be willing to help us create an authentic display to educate and share with the families at the event. If you are able to help before October 27th, please email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com.
ONE MORE WEEK TO GET YOUR CORN MAZE TICKETS!
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE FACULTY GRANT COMMITTEE
OBOB REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH NOV. 18 FOR 3-5 GRADERS
Registration for Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) at Arleta begins Friday, October 1 and will remain open until Thursday, November 18.
You can register and read more about Arleta OBOB on our website. Paper information packets and registration forms are also available in the Arleta library.
TAG NOMINATIONS DUE BY NOV. 19
TAG Nomination Forms:English: https://forms.gle/5iXowW5h6wvk9yk38
JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ARLETA BIPOC FAMILIES
IN SEARCH OF......LEGO AFICIONADO!
Do you like LEGOS or building with blocks? Maybe you have a knack for physics. Maybe you just enjoy leading students and want to participate more in your child's school?
Arleta PTA has some funds set aside for a "Lego League," but we need someone to lead the program! You can find information on Lego League here: https://www.firstlegoleague.org/
Perhaps you would start this spring, or maybe you'd hit the ground running for next school year. If you have ANY INTEREST, please look at the Lego League website and get in touch with Arleta PTA at ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com.
CALL TO OUR ARLETA COMMUNITY FOR DONATIONS OF FIDGETS & SENSORIMOTOR ITEMS
DONATION REQUEST FROM LEARNING CENTER & SES CLASSROOM
AMAZON WISH LIST FOR TEACHERS & STAFF
Throughout the school year, supplies are consumed and new needs arise. That’s why Arleta now has an Amazon Wish List of items added by teachers and staff. Please consider adding an item or two when you do your regular Amazon shopping. And when you use Amazon Smile and link your Amazon account to Arleta School PTA, Amazon will also donate 0.5% of your total purchase (at no additional cost to you)! Questions – email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com
Link to Wish List is: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3S713LRBVHEI6
We're up and running with a system for updating the staff-led Amazon wishlist!
Why we care: Outdoor wood and decks need to be protected from the elements, but before you buy paints, stains, or lumber, be aware that these products can be harmful to your health and the environment. Oil-based paints and wood preservatives contain solvents that emit toxic vapors when drying and require toxic thinners for cleanup. Lumber used for decks is often mixed with plastic or treated with a copper-based chemical toxic to fish. Neither can be recycled or burned.
Learn more about this topic and and simple, positive steps: https://ecoschoolnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Paints-and-Wood-Preservatives.pdf
BECOME A PTA MEMBER FOR FREE
New this year, the PTA is offering one free membership per family!
What the Arleta PTA is:
● a group of Arleta parents, trying to bring our community together for the benefit of all students
● a volunteer run, non-profit organization
What the Arleta PTA is NOT:
● an exclusive club. ALL ARLETA FAMILIES are welcome at meetings!
We are excited for Arleta parents and guardians to meet one another. We want to hear your concerns about our school and community. Please accept one free membership per family, sponsored by Arleta PTA. Joining just takes a couple minutes - sign up here: https://arletapta.memberhub.com/store. Additional memberships are just $10.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT ARLETA? APPLY NOW AND PROVIDE YOUR VAX CARD
Many parents and other family members have asked about volunteering this year. Volunteer options will be limited for now due to the pandemic and all volunteers will need to provide proof of vaccination. Here is a link to the PPS School Volunteer Application Process
* SUPPORT ARLETA PTA *
ARLETA SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE ANY TIME ONLINE
Get your Arleta spirit wear in time for the holidays! Shop online 24/7 and have your items shipped to your home. There are t-shirts, hoodies, tanks, mugs, facemasks and more. Check out the online store here: https://arletaschool.threadless.com/
PTA IS COLLECTING BOTTLES & CANS - NEW EASY DROP OFF LOCATION AT WOODSTOCK SAFEWAY!
Woodstock Safeway is now accepting Bottle Drop bags! This is an easy & much closer location if you want to drop off yourself. Just go to the outdoor kiosk on the northwest end of the building, left of the entrance by Starbucks.
AMAZON SMILE IS EASIER THAN EVER
You can get full instructions here
NO COST WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA
The Arleta PTA participates in THREE no-cost shopping rewards programs - Fred Meyer Community Rewards, AmazonSmile and Bottle Drop.
1. 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!)
2. Amazon has a similar program, called AmazonSmile. Select "Arleta School PTA" as your charitable organization to receive donations when you shop Amazon. 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.
3. Donate your redeemable cans and bottles to Arleta through Bottle Drop. Email email@example.com to request some blue bags. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)