DOLPHIN DIGEST 3/2/20

Community Newsletter for Arleta School

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ការបកប្រែដែលអាចរកបានចុះទៅខាងក្រោមនៃព្រឹត្តិប័ត្រព័ត៌មានហើយចុចលើប៊ូតុងបកប្រែ។

ການແປພາສາທີ່ມີຢູ່ລົງໄປທາງລຸ່ມຂອງຈົດຫມາຍຂ່າວແລະຄລິກໃສ່ປຸ່ມແປພາສາ.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Mar. 2-6: Classified Staff Appreciation Week
  • Mar. 2: Bread Day | 2:30
  • Mar. 5: Middle School-Only Movie Night | 6pm, Cafeteria
  • Mar. 6: First Grade Parade
  • Mar. 7: OBOB Tournament
  • Mar. 10: PTA meeting | 6pm in the Library
  • Mar. 12: Volunteer Day at PTA Clothing Closet
  • Mar. 13: Kinder School Tour | 8:30am
  • Mar. 13: FREE Family Movie Night | 6pm
  • Mar. 14: Spring Spruce Up of Arleta Grounds | 9am-noon
  • Mar. 19: SUN School Term Ends
  • Mar. 20: Kinder School Tour | 8:30am
  • Mar. 23-27: Spring Break - No School
  • Mar. 27: DINE-OUT at Fried Egg I'm in Love | 8am-4pm
  • April 26: SAVE THE DATE - Spring Thing: Grown-ups only (FUN)draiser for Arleta | 4-7pm

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK - MARCH 2 - 6

From the time students get on the bus in the morning, grab breakfast in the cafeteria, play at recess, and head home at the end of the day, students are surrounded by caring classified professionals who keep them safe and help them learn. The week of March 2nd is a dedicated time to thank the employees who keep Arleta clean and running smoothly. One way you can show your appreciation is purchasing a gift from the Arleta Amazon Wish List. An extra thanks or high five goes a long ways too!
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT ARLETA

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JOIN THE NEW PRINCIPAL INTERVIEW PANEL

PPS is seeking interested volunteers to serve on the school/community based interview panel for our Principal hiring process. Selected members will be expected to be present for the entirety of the interview session, which includes training, review of the process, and debrief at the end. Interviews of Principal candidates will be held at the PPS District Office on Monday, March 9, 2020. Expect about a 5 hour commitment, from 4:00 to 9:00pm.


Please use the following link to access the School-based Principal Hiring Process Committee Nomination Form if you are interested in applying to be a part of the Interview Panel: Nomination Form

SECURITY ENHANCEMENT AT MAIN DOOR


Arleta has a new security enhancement that will be active starting Monday, March 9. Visitors wishing to enter the main building will need to utilize the new kiosk to activate a button that alerts the secretaries requesting access to the building. The secretaries will be able to see the visitor on a monitor and remotely unlock door. Staff with an ID badge will be able to swipe their badge and enter without alerting the secretaries. The system is almost exactly the same as the system on the annex door. The doors will remain open during the time students arrive to classes in the morning and during dismissal in the afternoon but locked the rest of the day. For now, the doors will be open for evening events but there may be some refinements to the process for evening use as time goes on.


We know this change will be challenging for some and undoubtedly there will be glitches to work out but the added security for our students and staff are well worth the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience as we implement the change.

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PTA MESSAGE

Happy March!


There are several volunteer opportunities to welcome you out of hibernation! Volunteers play an essential role in leading community-building activities, supporting enrichment opportunities at the school and representing Arleta to our broader community. Read on for upcoming volunteer opportunities.


And, shout out to Arleta's staff that make our school run smoothly and support our students in learning everyday! Happy Classified Staff Appreciation Week!


Thank you for supporting the Arleta PTA!

OBOB TOURNAMENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

Arleta is excited to host the Oregon Battle of the Books 6-8 Regionals on Saturday, March 7. This is our second year hosting, and it is a huge honor to be asked to do so again. Our amazing Media Specialist, Treasa Street, is leading a group of volunteers to put on a wonderful event for students and families from all over the Portland area to participate in this event.


Please join us as a volunteer! You don't need to have a student in middle school or participating in OBOB to come. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to volunteer together and show the visiting families how great Arleta is. We still need help selling concessions and for adult/student teams to support a battle room. The adult will be assisting our moderators to keep score (Principal Horn and many other fantastic Arleta staff and teachers!) and students will act as runners delivering scores and messages between your battle room and our control room. No experience is necessary - we will provide training and student runners will receive a free Arleta OBOB t-shirt. Sign up here and please email arletaschoolpta@gmail.com if you have any questions!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING CENTER ON MARCH 12

The Portland PTA Council Clothing Center provides clothing for PPS students in need. Each school is assigned two days a year to assist with sorting donations and helping students and their family pick out clothes. Arleta's second day is coming up on March 12th from 9:30 to 1:30 at Marshall (Madison) High School campus (3905 SE 91st Ave). We need 5-6 people who can volunteer. Please email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com if you're able to volunteer for any or all of the time on March 12th.


Here is a link to the clothing center site for more information.

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR PTA NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Got ideas to improve our school? The Arleta PTA is looking for community members to join it's board and make a difference at our school. If you're interested in taking on a board or committee role, or if you'd like to be part of the nominating committee, which does outreach to recruit new board members, please email ArletaSchoolPTA@gmail.com. The commitment can be as little or as much time as you can give. All are welcome!
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GARDEN CLUB SPRING SPRUCE UP - MARCH 14

The birds are chirping, the crocuses are opening, and it is time spruce up Arleta for the upcoming Spring season!

This is a great opportunity to spend time helping the community, getting to know neighbors, and learning more about our school! You don’t have to be a current Arleta family to participate. We love to see our neighbors and past/future families come out to lend a hand!

Come out March 14, 9am-noon, bring your work gloves (if you have ‘em) and help the Garden Club get the school grounds and garden ready for the spring season. No gardening experience needed and the whole family is welcome! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Questions? Please contact the Garden Club on Facebook or at arletagardenclub@gmail.com

APRIL 26 - SAVE THE DATE!

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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

And instructions can be found here: http://www.arletapta.org/ways-to-help---join.html

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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. Grab a blue bag from the school office and FILL it up then take it to a Bottle Drop site, OR email arletabottledrop@gmail.com and someone will come pick it up. (Arleta pays a fee for the bags, so let's fill them to the top!)

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FROM THE COMMUNITY

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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

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.