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Arlington Public Schools seeks applications from community members interested in writing statements for voters’ pamphlet
Arlington Public Schools is seeking applications from community members interested in being appointed to a committee to write the pro/con statements for the Snohomish County Local Voters’ Pamphlet related to the district’s upcoming bond ballot measure to be considered at the Feb. 12, 2019 election. Vote

Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to: Brian Lewis, Executive Director of Operations, Arlington Public Schools, 315 North French Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223 or via email at blewis@asd.wednet.edu by Dec. 9. The Board will take action on the appointments at its Dec. 10, 2018 regular board meeting.

Give your child the gift of attendance!

This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day. On time.

Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. It’s time to break that cycle. We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday. We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away and exposing your children to your home and language, whether you grew up in another part of the United States or a different country. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school.
School attendance is habit forming
Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

So make sure your child is in school every day, right up until vacation starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.

If missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom. So give your child the gift of attendance and help build a habit of attendance.

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