Dolphin Digest 10/4/19

Community Newsletter for Arleta School

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ការបកប្រែដែលអាចរកបានចុះទៅខាងក្រោមនៃព្រឹត្តិប័ត្រព័ត៌មានហើយចុចលើប៊ូតុងបកប្រែ។

ການແປພາສາທີ່ມີຢູ່ລົງໄປທາງລຸ່ມຂອງຈົດຫມາຍຂ່າວແລະຄລິກໃສ່ປຸ່ມແປພາສາ.

Middle School Back to School Night - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Middle School Back to School Night Schedule

5:30 - 6PM Program Presentations

ESL - Library

TAG - Auditorium

Special Education - Room 2


5:30 - 6PM Information Tables - Main Building Hallway

Musical Theater Club

PTA

Oregon College Savings Plan

YMCA

SUN School


6:00 - 6:12 pm - Principal Greeting & Teacher Introductions

6:12 - 6:15 Passing Time

6:15 - 6:25 First Period

6:25 - 6:28 Passing Time

6:28 - 6:38 Second Period

6:38 - 6:41 Passing Time

6:41 - 6:51 Third Period

6:51 - 6:54 Passing Time

6:54 - 7:04 4th Period

7:04 - 7:07 Passing Time

7:07 - 7:17 5th Period

7:17 - 7:20 Passing Time

7:20- 7:30 6th Period

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Oct 7 - Bread Day 2:30
  • Oct 7-Nov 7 - PTA Dolphin Drive "No-Stuff" Fundraiser
  • Oct 8 - PTA Meeting 6pm
  • Oct 9 - Middle School Back to School Night
  • Oct 11 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher State Inservice Day
  • 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 21 - Bread Day 2:30
  • Oct 25 - Fall Family Dance
  • Oct 28 - Site Council 2:45pm
  • Oct 28-31 Spirit Week
  • Oct 31 - End of 1st Quarter
  • Nov 1 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Planning Day

Principal's Message - Conferences & Report Cards

Dear Arleta Families - Family/Teacher Conferences are a great way for families to check in on how students are doing and for Families & Teachers to strengthen their relationships and plans for supporting student success. K-5 Families, if you did not have a chance to sign up for Family/Teacher Conferences, please reach out to your teacher via email and set up an appointment.


We will not be giving out report cards for 1st Quarter for students K - 5 due to conferences. K-5 Families will receive a Parent-Teacher Conference Form in place of a report card for 1st Quarter only. For the remainder of the year K-5 families will report cards. 678 families will receive report cards for all 4 quarters throughout the year.


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


Sincerely, Diana

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 Franks @ 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!


Please look for registration packets with more information to be coming home next week

CLICK THE BUTTON FOR MORE INFO ON....

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PTA MEETING

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6pm

Arleta School, LIBRARY

GUEST PRESENTATION - PPS TEACHERS LEVY


JOIN US!


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

PTA MESSAGE

All are welcome at the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, Oct 8 from 6 - 7:30 in the Library. As always, we'll have free childcare and pizza! We'll have a guest presenter from the Yes for Teachers, Yes for Kids campaign about the upcoming Teacher's Levy renewal vote.


Next week is the start of our Dolphin Drive, 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. Look for information going out next week with students, and visit https://squareup.com/store/arleta-pta

WE HOPE YOU'LL SUPPORT THE ARLETA DOLPHIN DRIVE! OCT. 7 - NOV. 7

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STUDENT SUCCESS ACT - COMMUNITY MEETINGS

With Oregon’s public schools about to get a major infusion of funding from the state, Portland Public Schools will embark on a series of community meetings at which families, students and community members will help us shape how the money from the Student Success Act will be used in the district.


Plan to attend one of the upcoming community meetings to provide feedback and learn more:


  • Thursday, October 17, 6 p.m., Lent K-8 School (5105 SE 97th Ave.)
  • Saturday, October 19, 9 a.m., Faubion PK-8 School (2930 NE Dekum St.)
  • Tuesday, October 22, 6 p.m., Roosevelt High School (6941 N. Central St.)


It would be great to get a contingent of Arleta parents at the Oct 17th meeting! Check the PPS website for more details.

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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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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DONORS CHOOSE PROJECT NEARLY FUNDED

Two of the three Donors Choose projects for Arleta classrooms have been fully funded! Ms. Maggie's Making Space for Art Exploration and Ms. Green's Organization for a Flexible Classroom projects will soon become a reality.


Consider supporting Ms. Bullard's WalkKits from the Walking Classroom if you can!


https://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?includeNearbyLocations=true&school=88261

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THE PTA WANTS YOU!

What is the PTA? Simple answer is, YOU ARE! The Arleta Parent Teacher Association is for anyone and everyone - parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends - who have an interest in supporting our school. We are dedicated to supporting the students, teachers and community at Arleta School through volunteerism, outreach, fundraising, and advocacy. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate. The PTA invites the many different skills, creative talents and brave ideas you can bring to enhance Arleta.


Everyone is welcome to attend meetings and participate. To become a voting member and support Arleta's participation in the local, state and national PTA, the dues are just $10. Scholarships are available. Email arletaschoolpta@gmail.com for more info!

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WANTED: LEGO LEAGUE COACHES!

Interested in STEM and have time to bring STEM education to Arleta students? We have materials and resources to start another 4-8 grade team, just need some adult volunteers to run it. If you would like to learn more, contact Ken Bareilles at kenbareilles@gmail.com.
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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
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.