Arleta K-8

A kindergarten - 8th grade school
Home of the dolphins

5109 SE 66th AvePortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6330Fx 503-916-2604

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Arleta School



    July 10, 2017 

    Dear Arleta Parents and Community,

    I hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation. I've been getting in some camping and other adventures on the weekends and am looking forward to some extended camping trips on my vacation, from July 20th-August 10th.

    Arleta is still a buzz of activity, with SUN and the YMCA camps, as well as our custodians moving classrooms and getting the building cleaned a prepped for the fall. We are converting our computer lab into a third First Grade Classroom and our Technology classes will now be taught on chrome books in our media center/library.

    Our Media Specialist, Treasa Street, has been putting in long hours on our media center/library re-design. The redigned media center will have an instructional space for 30 students, a maker space, lego wall, three dimension printer, and of course thousands of books. This is a really exciting project and we'll be sending out information about upcoming volunteer opportunities to help put the books back on shelves and make sure that everything is ready to welcome back students on the first day of school.

    I am also very excited about some additions to our staff for next year and look forward to sharing specifics soon, once everyone has been approved by our Human Resources Department.

    Take Care,


    Seth Jones




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