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Community Newsletter for Arleta School - 9/7/18

Calendar of Events

  • Sept 11 - PTA Meeting ~ 6 pm
  • Sept 20 - Back to School Night (K-5) ~ 6 - 7:30 pm
  • Sept 26 - Picture Day
  • Sept 27 - Back to School Night (678) ~ 6 - 7:30 pm

Principal's Message

Greetings Arleta Families -

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Arleta School! I want to thank everyone for the warm Arleta welcome. From students to staff to families, everyone has greeted me with a smile on their face and a kind word. I couldn't be happier to be a part of the Arleta community.

This community newsletter is just one of many ways that we will be communicating with families this year. We also have a vibrant facebook page Arleta School and Families United and an Arleta School website. If you are not getting communications from the school, please let us know. It is important to us that all families feel informed about what's happening at Arleta.

We have many new members to welcome to our teaching teams: Michelle Sphon and Marcy Berkowitz in Kinder, Alisha Green in 2/3, Amy Lumbreras in 4/5, Jennifer Sollman in 7/8 Math and Nick Legambi in SES 678. We will add their faces to the hallway gallery soon. Please make sure to say hi and introduce yourself when you see a new face.

Please know that if you want to share a story, discuss an issue or just say hi, I will do my best to be available to you. The best time to catch me informally is in the morning or after school on the porch. If you want a more formal sit down time, please email me at or text me at 971-347-4566 and we can set up a time. Please know that I will be spending a lot of time in the classrooms where the important work takes place, so I might not always be in the office if you drop-by, but you can always make an appointment in the office with one of the secretaries.

The beginning of the year always brings a sense of hope and possibilities. New teachers, new friends and new opportunities to learn and grow. Have a great year!

~ With Gratitude, Ms. Kruger

First Day Selfies

Get involved with the Arleta community by joining PTA!

It’s easy to become a PTA member. Choose from one of these three ways to join:

* REGISTER at a PTA meeting. This month’s meeting is Tuesday, September 11 at 6 pm at the school.

* FILL OUT THE FORM included in your child’s back-to-school information packet * REGISTER ONLINE at

Becoming a member allows you to vote at PTA meetings. It’s also an easy and meaningful way to support Arleta and the PTA's initiatives such as scholarships, fun community events, teacher grants and other projects.

If you’ve already signed up for the 2018-19 school year, thank you! Your membership keeps our organization strong! If you have any questions about joining the Arleta PTA, please send an email to And be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on school happenings at: Arleta School and Families United.

Back to School Night

Join us for Back to School Night. September 20th from 6 - 7:30 for K-5 and September 27 from 6 - 7:30 for 678. We will start in the auditorium to meet the staff and a quick welcome message from the principal. Then there will two rounds of presentations in which you will be able to visit the classroom for teacher presentations. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to provide child care. We apologize for any inconvenience. Hope to see you at Back to School night!

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.