Dolphin Digest 9/6/19
Community Newsletter for Arleta School
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Sept 9 - Bread Day 2:30
- Sept 10 - 1st PTA meeting 6-7:30
- Sept 13 - Theater Club audition forms due
- Sept 16 - Bread Day 2:30
- Sept 17/18 - Theater Club Auditions
- Sept 18 - Picture Day
- Sept 19 - K/1st Ice Cream Social
- Sept 22 - Dine Out at Atlas Pizza
- Sept 23 - Bread Day 2:30
- Sept 26 - K-5 Back to School Night 6pm
- Sept 27 - Dutch Dros "Buck for Kids"
- Sept 30 - Bread Day 2:30
- Sept 30 - Site Countil 2:45
- Oct 3 - 678 Back to School Night 6pm
Principal's Message - Hello 2019-20!
Dear Arleta Families - I hope that you had a lovely summer break with a lot of sun, adventure and fun. Did you get a chance to check out the summer newsletter and see some of the fun stuff that the Arleta staff did on their free time?
We are excited to be back!! On Aug 21st and 22nd, the entire staff came together to start the year with professional development around guaranteed viable curriculum, climate, cultural responsiveness, the importance of taking care of each other and some gross, but necessary emergency preparedness.
We laughed, we cried, we sang and we ate ice cream. It was a really lovely time and it reminded me of the depth of amazingness that the Arleta staff has and how proud I am to be a part of this awesome crew.
As always if you need me, just call or text 971-347-4566. Stop by the office to set up an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just grab me in the hall.
Here is to a great year!!! With Gratitude, Diana
Are you interested in joining Site Council?
When does Site Council Meet? Last Monday of the Month at 2:45pm Location TBD
What does Site Council Do? Site Council is responsible for reflecting on and monitoring the School Improvement Plan (formerly the Comprehensive Achievement Plan)
Why do we need a School Site Council? School Site Councils were mandated in 1991 by the Oregon Legislature with the passage of the “Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century.”
Who can be on Site Council? Families, Teachers, Students
Site Council Members have to be voted in by other families. If you are interested, please let me know at email@example.com
DID YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL PACKET MAKE IT HOME?
DRINKING WATER STATIONS
We are excited to be getting new Drinking Water Stations (DWS) fitted with a highly effective lead filter as part of a PPS pilot program to improve water quality in our district. This program is a less expensive alternative to replacing pipes in the walls that would also involve weeks of messy construction. The program is something no other school district in Oregon is doing! Here is a link to the PPS Water Quality Pilot Project web page about this project.
Tests are back from the lab and they show all of the new Drinking Water Stations installed this summer at Arleta tested below 1ppb. For some, the level was so low that it was non-detectable (ND). This is great news and what PPS was hoping to find. For perspective, the PPS, state & federal action levels for lead in drinking fixtures is 15 ppb. We are at a fraction of that. PPS will test the water on a weekly basis for at least the first month to ensure the DWS filters continue to perform as expected. If the program proves successful, PPS will expand it to more schools. The link to the test results is here https://www.pps.net/Page/14258
We’re asking students to bring their own water bottles to school this year since there will be a limited number of drinking faucets available. We ask that you label your water bottle and leave it with your classroom teacher or in your locker. Teachers will teach clear expectations around the use of the DWS and the appropriate times to fill bottles. We’re excited to be a part of the solution to cleaner safer water in all our schools.
VOLUNTEERS MAKE ARLETA GREAT!
Our school welcomes the support of parent and community volunteers! To maintain a safe environment for students, staff and our community, Portland Public Schools requires background checks on volunteers who may have direct, unsupervised contact with students every three years. If you have an interest in volunteering, such as helping in your student’s class or chaperoning a field trip, it only takes a minute to fill out the short application form on the PPS website. There is currently a backlog of requests, so please get your application in as soon as possible. Click the button below to start the short application.
THEATER CLUB TO PRESENT "THE MAGIC WARDROBE"
AUDITION FORMS AND INFO PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE MAGIC WARDROBE! Documents available electronically below or hard copies can be found in Arleta School office.
COMPLETED FORMS DUE IN OFFICE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019.
For our Fall 2019 production, Arleta School Theater Club is delighted to present The Magic Wardrobe, a different and exciting Movement Theater piece created and directed by Lalia Montagne.
Lalia has choreographed previous shows and been an integral member of the Club over the past 5 years. Her work will focus on creative movement--we can look forward to a variety of performance styles and techniques, including narration, structured improvisation, music and sound effects, chanting, and staged combat. We are thrilled and grateful to have you direct, Lalia!
Lalia Montagne, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tracey Hastings, Theater Club-PTA Liaisonouselee@gmail.com)
Information Packet (PDF)
Audition Form (PDF)
Rehearsal Calendar (PDF)
Visit ARLETAPTA@ORG for Theater Club updates
MONDAYS = BREAD DAYS
Please come check out Bread Day at Arleta School! Urban Gleaners delivers free food items every Monday that school is in session. We'd love to see you in the cafeteria at 2:30! (The items often go quickly; please arrive early for best selection.)
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Tuesday, Sep. 10th, 6pm
Arleta School, ROOM 7
SHARE YOUR IDEAS, HOPES & LOFTY GOALS FOR THE YEAR
LEARN ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS & WAYS TO HELP
**FREE CHILDCARE FOR SCHOOL-AGE KIDS + FREE PIZZA PROVIDED**
THE PTA WANTS YOU!
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 cost is just $10.
K / 1st Ice Cream Social - Sept 19th
Families of kinders and 1st graders, come out for evening of play and ice cream on Thurs, Sept 19th 6-7:30pm. Meet new friends, make connections, and enjoy good company!
We'd also love a few volunteers to come scoop ice cream and welcome our new and slightly less new families :) Click here to sign up to volunteer
STAY CONNECTED ALL YEAR LONG
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.
CLOTHING CLOSET NEEDS DONATIONS
Sometimes puddles are too inviting and every once in awhile we all have accidents. Arleta keeps a clothing closet for just those situations, and it is running low. Pants, shirts and (new) socks in K-3rd grade sizes are particularly needed. If you have any items you can donate, please bring them to the main office. Thanks!