Friday, November 28, 2008

Timeline for District Meetings

Here is the timeline for the School District Meetings and additional dates to remember:
  • December 2 - 7:00 PM Arbor Heights PTSA/Community Meeting - Arbor Heights Elementary cafeteria
  • December 3 – 6:00 - 9:00 PM School Board Meeting - John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Avenue South. School Board Meeting Agenda -
  • December 4 – 6:30 to 8:30 PM Community Meeting, John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Avenue South.
  • December 6 – Community Meeting, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Filipino Community Center, 5740 Martin Luther King Way
  • December 15, 16, 18 – Public hearings at buildings proposed for closure
  • December 16 - West Seattle Public Hearing at the Genesee Hill (Pathfinder) building (
  • Monday, January 5 - 8:00 AM sign up for Board Meeting Speaking Slots
  • Tuesday, January 6 – Final recommendation announced by Superintendent
  • Wednesday, January 7 – Board meeting: Capacity management motion introduced
  • Monday, January 19 - 8:00 AM sign up for Board Meeting Speaking Slots
  • Wednesday, January 21 – Board meeting
  • Thursday, January 22 – Final public hearing
  • Thursday, January 29 – Special board meeting: Vote on capacity management motion

Here is the link to the School District's timeline:

Add these dates to your calendar!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

In the News - Arbor Heights Elementary

We are getting the word out in the media. Suzette Riley, PTSA co-president, contacted TV, radio and newspaper outlets in Seattle today, and did interviews with KOMO TV, KIRO TV and KOMO Radio, KIRO Radio. Several parents were on TV today too (Yay Sharon Ruud + Tammy Wooley!)

Debbie Taylor was quoted on KUOW.

Arbor Heights parents attended Steve Sundquist's coffee chat, which is described in the West Seattle Herald (with pic):

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West Seattle Blog - The Latest Arbor Heights Program Closure Information

Tracy with the West Seattle Blog has a great recap of last night's School Board Session (all 4+ hours of it). Read through it

If you have time for coffee @ 9:00 AM today, join me at Coffee to a Tea with Sugar in the Junction, where we can chat with West Seattle’s School Board rep Steve Sundquist. It may be standing room only.

Tammy Wooley
Proud Arbor Heights Parent since 2001 and Kindergarten Aide

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

School Value - 1

Jr. on the wall Arbor Heights is home to the Jr. Seahawk Newsletter, the oldest continually published student newspaper on the Internet, going back to 1994, with all editions available online, and several available as podcasts, available on iTunes, of course.

Volume 18, Issue 2 will be out the day before Thanksgiving, 2008.

Student news reporters have their own blog.

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The Value of Our School

Leave your comments here - about the value of Arbor Heights Elementary - to the students, families, community, school district, city, and more...

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