Dolphin Digest 9/27/19
Community Newsletter for Arleta School
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Middle School Back to School Night Rescheduled to 10/9 - 5:30 - 7:30pm
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- Sept 29 - Oct 4 6th grade Outdoor School
- Sept 30 - Bread Day 2:30
- Sept 30 - Site Council 2:45
- Oct 1 - Mid Term Progress Reports 678 Only - mailed to families
- Oct 1 - SUN Registration forms due to the office (they are available in the office)
- Oct 3 - PTA Clothing Closet Volunteer Day (see below for details)
- Oct 7 - Bread Day 2:30
- Oct 9 - Middle School Back to School Night 5:30 - 7:30
- Oct 7-25 - PTA Dolphin Drive "Buy Nothing" Fundraiser
- Oct 8 - PTA Meeting 6pm
- Oct 11 - No School
- Oct 14 - Bread Day 2:30
- Oct 16 - Principal Coffee 8:15
- Oct 17 - Student Success Act Community Mtg 6pm at Lents School
- Oct 21 - Bread Day 2:30
- Oct 25 - Fall Family Dance
Principal's Message - Sweaters, Water Bottles & the Random Shoe
Dear Arleta Families - With the weather changing, you know doubt are sending your students to school in more layers, which means more lost & found.
With two buildings, it's difficult to know where clothes belong and to create one space that is convenient to all families. We have put a rolling rack in the annex and a table in the main building, both near the front doors. Please check this areas regularly to see if your students missing sweater, sweatshirt or coat are here.
We will continue to remind students to pick up their layers as they shed them during recess. Families can help get clothes back to students by labeling all outerwear and possible layers.
Please remember as well that students run throughout the day and safe footwear is essential to a student enjoying recess and PE.
If you have questions, concerns or thoughts, please text or call 971-347-4566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL PICTURES UPDATE
We went with a new photography company this year, and were not aware that order forms had the option of class picture. Class pictures will be done in the spring during our spring photo day on March 10, 2020. If you ordered a class photo, you will receive it in the Spring.
Also, picture retakes are Friday, November 8th.
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Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6pm
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GUEST PRESENTATION - PPS TEACHERS LEVY
**FREE CHILDCARE FOR SCHOOL-AGE KIDS + PIZZA PROVIDED**
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!
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/
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.
TEACHERS' PROJECTS AWAIT YOUR SUPPORT
STUDENT SUCCESS ACT - COMMUNITY MEETINGS
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.
PORTLAND PTA CLOTHING CENTER VOLUNTEER DAY - OCT 3
Thursday, October 3rd is Arleta's day to send 5-6 volunteers to the Portland PTA Clothing Center. It's at the Marshall (Madison HS) Campus; 3905 SE 91st Avenue, Room B-60, from 9:30am -1:30pm
Jobs include sorting clothing and helping families shop the center. If you can come, even for an hour or two, please email email@example.com for more details.
CROSSWALK AT 67TH & HOLGATE - SAFETY CONCERN
If you'd like to share you concerns with the city and encourage them to act, please call 503-823-SAFE (7233) or use the on-line form to contact the Traffic Safety and Neighborhood Livability Team : https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/79389
DUMBLEDOLPH SAYS "THE DOLPHIN DRIVE IS "SHORE" TO BE FIN-TASTIC!"
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 dues are just $10. Scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
WANTED: LEGO LEAGUE COACHES!
NO COST WAY TO SUPPORT ARLETA - AMAZONSMILE
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.