• Principal's Message 12/15/2023

    Hello wonderful Arleta families,


    Our School Climate & Counseling Team has created some joyful daily activities that teachers may be integrating into the regular learning schedules next week, to provide students with something special to look forward to on each of our added school days. Here are some things you might hear about, depending on what your child’s teacher designs! Monday Ugly Winter Sweater Day: Classes will decorate a large cutout of a knit sweater however they like to post in the hallway to decorate our school for winter! Tuesday Game/Quiz Day: Students might play board games or online school appropriate pre-approved games, do fun all class quizzes to review material, etc. Wednesday Snow day: Ultimate recycled-paper Snowballs and/or paper snowflakesThursday Reading + Stuffie Day: Bring a good book and a stuffie from home to read in class and enjoy special read-aloud visits from various staff. Friday Movie Day: Movies in the classroom for our school-wide dolphin celebration -- because each of our classes has earned a Big Dolphin! This means each class has been recognized at least 20 times this year by other staff members, for following school-wide expectations in our common areas (bathrooms, hallways, playground, cafeteria and classroom).


    I want to let you know that next week we will have a guest administrator, Gene Bivens, who used to be the Assistant Principal at Arleta when we were a K-8. This is because I’ll be in New Zealand visiting both of my kids! This is a trip I planned for winter break pre-strike, and while I’m pretty excited, it will still be hard to be away while school is in session. However I know our staff and Mr. Bivens, along with our awesome kids and community, will make it a great week! In addition to the Spirit Week activities above, teachers are planning all kinds of other fun things in addition to a continuation of meaningful learning goals and routines.


    Here are our rescheduled conference dates for after winter break: Wednesday and Thursday evenings January 10th and 11th then the following week Tuesday, January 16th and Wed. the 17th, between 3:30-6:30 all four nights. Sign-ups for conferences will be sent out in next week’s Dolphin Digest, shared via teachers and linked on our website. We strive for all families to have a conference, so we really appreciate parents signing up right away. A reminder that children are welcome to attend their own conference, too. More information will be shared with the sign up link next week. Thank you!