From the Principal

October, 2014

Halloween activities will be organized by each classroom Thursday morning, October 30th. We request that toy weapons or anything that promotes violence not be brought to school as part of a Halloween costume. They are wearing costume to school because it’s a half day.

On Thursday morning, October 30th, the PTO will host our annual Trunk or Treat event. Volunteers are to be here at 9:30. Parents and staff will be outside to help line up the cars. Students will begin Trunk or Treating at 10:00. We need lots of candy donated. Please drop your donations off in the office. We do not have very many families signed up to hand out candy. Grandparents and aunt/uncles are welcome to hand out candy. I hope to see you there.

October 30th is a half day! Dismissal is at 11:30.
There is no school on October 31st.


We would like to remind you that we continue to collect Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels. There are collection boxes in the offices of both buildings. The money earned from the Box Tops pay for an all school trip at the end of the school year.

As our Michigan weather gets colder please see that your children have appropriate outerwear for recess and any other outside activities. We ask that you send your child to school with appropriate head, hand, and foot wear along with snow pants (when the temp reaches 30 degrees). We will take our students out for recess unless the temperature is at 10 degrees Fahrenheit or if we have a wind chill factor of 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The other factor would be the amount of snowfall at the time of recess. As winter weather approaches, I would like to review some of Arbor’s practices and procedures in the handbook regarding school closings. Specifically, we ask that you listen to WBCK (AM 930 or FM 95.3) or watch WWMT (Channel 3). We will make every effort to announce the closing by 6:30 am. Also follow us on Facebook for school closings and news information.

Safety Issue-Please do not park and leave your vehicle in the circle drive. If you would like to walk your child in, please use the parking spaces provided in the center or in the lot next to the 3-6 building. During dismissal please remember to move forward to close the gap in the driveway; your child will be brought to the vehicle by a teacher. Please do not block the exits to the CDC and K-2 building.

There will be a board meeting on October 23, 2012 in the upper elementary building at 4:00.

Hearing and Vision screening will take place on October 22nd

PTO News

Thursday, October 2nd we held the first PTO meeting. We need some additional volunteers for the Book Fair and Secret Santa Store. If you are available to help please call Mrs. Martin.
These are the dates for upcoming events.

Trunk or Treating October 30 from 9:30-10:30
Book Fair November 4th-6th
Secret Santa Shop December STILL NEED VOLUNTEER TO RUN
Holiday Extravaganza December 5th from 6-8pm at Lakeview Middle School

We also need a volunteer to weed whack our garden for the end of the year clean up. Please contact Mrs. Martin

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Thank you,
Melissa Martin
Principal