January 15, 2020
“Gulliver’s Travels” Premieres Friday
The Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Gulliver’s Travels”, starring our A.J. West students, premieres Friday, January 17 in the A.J. West gym! There will be a school performance at 1:00 PM, and a community performance at 6:00 PM. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend!
No School Monday, January 20
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no school on Monday, January 20. There will be no basketball or after-school activities that day.
Dangerous Person Drill to Take Place January 23
On January 23, A.J. West staff and students will carry out a “Dangerous Person” drill. Students and staff will utilize ALICE strategies in a simulated, age-appropriate scenario. If you would like more information, please contact the A.J. West office at (360) 538-2130.
No After-School Program January 15 and 16
There will be no after-school program or activities Wednesday, January 15 due to collaboration day early release, and Thursday, January 16 due to a staff training event.
Seat Belt Law Update for Families
New seat belt laws in Washington took effect January 1, 2020. The new laws stipulate that children up to age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat. Children ages 2-4 years must ride in a car with a harness (rear or forward facing). Children 4 years and older must ride in a car or booster seat until they are 4’9” tall. Children up to age 13 must ride in the back seat when practical. For more information, please visit wacarseats.com.
Teacher Credentials Available
Federal law requires that school districts notify parents each year of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) and paraprofessionals. In the Aberdeen School District, such requests can be made through the Human Resources Department at (360) 538-2222.
School Closure Alerts
With the winter weather upon us, it is important for parents to be able to get up-to-date information regarding school closures. If you have not yet signed up for the FlashAlert system, you may do so by going to www.flashalert.net and signing up for text and/or email messages regarding school closures and other alerts. School closures and delays are also announced on local radio and television stations.