Dear Arleta Families and Guardians,
Here it is October! November will also come along, so I wanted to make sure everyone puts our November conference dates on your calendars: Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21. (Students won’t have regular school that whole week.) Our staff is in process preparing our conference schedules, and within a week or two, we will send out a live link to the same online signup system we used last year (the system is called MyConferenceTime.)
On those two days, conference slots will be between 8 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. (the last evening conferences will end at 7:50 p.m.). We’ll offer both virtual and in-person conferences. (Our staff will be at Arleta, but we’ll provide a virtual link for families who request to join that way, and interpreters where scheduled will also join virtually.) We will be connecting and scheduling with families who need interpreters. Families with more than one household: we’ll be asking you to schedule one conference per child. November conferences are a really important opportunity for family and teachers to discuss each child’s learning strengths and next steps, including setting just right goals and actions for a powerful and joyful year of learning and growth for each and every child-- please prioritize and hold those dates of Nov. 20 and 21!
Another event to add to your calendars is our parent-volunteer facilitated “Arleta Fall Dance”. A note on Halloween since October 31 will be coming before we know it: we know some of our families do and other families do not celebrate Halloween. Costumes will be welcome yet optional for our Arleta Fall Dance. (Please no weapons or masks). Our policy for the school day on Halloween (Tuesday, Oct. 31) is that children should not wear costumes to school.
Our Arleta community is working really well together thanks to your wonderful children and selves, and our fantastic, hard-working yet fun-loving staff. Thank you all for your partnership with us on so many levels. As questions, observations and insights come up, we want to hear from you. We benefit so much from learning what you know works well for your child.