Dolphin Digest 11/17/19

Community Newsletter for Arleta School

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Nov 18 - Site Council 2:45pm
  • Nov 18 - Bread Day 2:30pm | Cafeteria
  • Nov 19 - Garden Club 7pm
  • Nov 20 - Principal Coffee 8:20am | Cafeteria
  • Nov 21 - Playground Committee Meeting 6pm | Library
  • Nov 25-26 - Family / Teacher Conferences
  • Nov 25 - Teacher Appreciation Dinner
  • Nov 27-29 - NO SCHOOL
  • Dec 2 - Bread Day 2:30 | Cafeteria
  • Dec 2-7 - Book Fair
  • Dec 3 - Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast 8:30 | Cafeteria
  • Dec 6 - Theater Club Performance 6pm | Auditorium
  • Dec 7 - Holiday Fair 10am-1pm

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents and Guardians,


It has been announced previously, but by way of introduction, my name is John Horn and I am the substitute principal at Arleta. I am scheduled to be here through this coming Friday,

November 22. I would like to thank all of the parents, staff and students for your warm

welcome during my time here.


I know this is an unsettled time at Arleta and my goal during my time here is to keep the school on track for the year and to assure that we are taking steps to support students and staff. I attended both the district-led parent meeting on November 5 and our last PTA meeting on November 12. I have also had the opportunity to speak with several parents individually. I heard loudly and clearly that you would like to see an intentional and coordinated effort to support your children to talk about their feelings and to strengthen their drug and alcohol refusal skills.


Our counselors and I met with several representatives of the district office last week to map out our approach to provide just such support. We will be meeting and planning with Arleta

teachers at Tuesday’s staff meeting. I’ll be able to provide more information after that, but I am reassured by the quality (and quantity) of support we are receiving from our central office as well as the obvious devotion of our staff. I feel confident that your children and our staff will feel supported and strengthened.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do to help you during my time at Arleta.


John Horn

Arleta School Substitute Principal

jhorn@pps.net

NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

"The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." - National Congress of American Indians


PPS has resources and curriculum on tribal history and honoring native cultures: https://www.pps.net/Page/2232

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TAG NOMINATIONS DUE 11/26

Be sure to get your Talented & Gifted (TAG) nomination forms turned in by 11/26 to the main office. Printable forms can be found on the PPS website: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/196/IDPF%202019_2020_English.pdf

MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL BREAKFAST 12/3

Arleta will be having a celebration breakfast for those middle school students who had a cumulative 3.5 GPA for the first quarter on Tuesday December 3rd, 8:30-9am in the Cafeteria. You will receive an invitation to join if your student met a 3.5 grade point average. We want to congratulate and recognize these students for all of their hard work!

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PTA MESSAGE

Many thanks to our Arleta community for supporting the Dolphin Drive and helping us EXCEED our goal of $7,500!


And another big thanks for coming out to our TWO dine-ins this month at Ate-oh-Ate and CHAR!


There are lots of wonderful things coming up at our school, including the Fall Book Fair, Theater Club's performance of The Magic Wardrobe, and our Holiday Fair. Read on for more information.


Thank you for supporting the Arleta PTA!

A BLIZZARD OF BOOKS ARE COMING TO ARLETA!

The Fall Book Fair is happening Dec. 2 - 7 in the Library. The theme is Arctic Adventures! Question...do dolphins live in the Arctic? :)


M-Th: 2:30-3:15

Fri: 2:30-3:45

Sat: 10:00-1:00


You can also shop online starting Nov. 27 - the link will be sent in an upcoming newsletter.

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HOLIDAY FAIR IS 12/7

Do you have crafty kiddos? A budding entrepreneur? Applications will be available soon for student vendors at the Dec. 7th Holiday Fair!
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NO COST WAYS TO SUPPORT ARLETA

The Arleta PTA participates in two no-cost shopping rewards programs - Fred Meyer Community Rewards and AmazonSmile.


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!)


Amazon has a similar program, called AmazonSmile. Go to your Amazon account and click "Your AmazonSmile" to sign up.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
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