Monday, December 1, 2008

A special PTSA/Community Meeting Tuesday, December 2nd at 7 pm

December 1, 2008
Dear Arbor Heights Parents,
The Seattle School District has proposed that the Arbor Heights Elementary program be eliminated and be replaced by Pathfinder K-8. The proposal moves Pathfinder K-8 into the Arbor Heights building and reassigns current Arbor Heights students to other West Seattle South Cluster Schools – Roxhill, Sanislo, Highland Park, Gatewood, Concord or West Seattle Elementary (formerly High Point).
Because this action affects everyone at Arbor Heights, the PTSA is holding a special PTSA/Community Meeting Tuesday, December 2nd at 7 pm in the Arbor Heights cafeteria to discuss this issue. Free childcare will be provided.
The Seattle School Board will be holding a Board Meeting to discuss school closures on Wednesday, December 3rd from 6-8 pm at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South. This meeting is open to the public.

The Seattle School Board will hold a Community Workshop on Thursday, December 4th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., also at the John Stanford Center. A full schedule of public meetings may be found at the School District’s website

The Seattle Schools Superintendent is scheduled to make her final recommendation on Tuesday, January 6. The School Board is scheduled to vote on the final recommendations on January 29, 2009.

If you have questions or concerns about the School District’s recommendations, you may reach the Seattle School Board as follows:
Phone: 206-252-0040
Email: or
School Board Members:
Steve Sundquist: [West Seattle Representative]Sherry
Harium Martin-Morris:
Cheryl Chow:
Mary Bass:
Michael DeBell:
Mail: School Board, PO Box 34165, MS 11-010, Seattle, WA, 98124-1165

If you would like to learn more about the Arbor Heights PTSA, please join the Arbor Heights PTSA Yahoo group by going to, email, or call Tammy at 206-933-6410. You may also call me at 206-409-1960.

Thank you,

Suzette Riley
Co-President, Arbor Heights PTSA

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