November 17, 2017 


    Picture Retakes are Monday

    Picture retakes will take place Monday, November 20.  

    PTO Meets Monday

    The A.J. West PTO meets Monday, November 20 at 5:15 PM in the A.J. West staff room.  All are invited to attend.

    No After-School Program Next Week

    There will be no After-School Program the week of November 20 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  There will no Power Hour or activities.

    Early Dismissal Wednesday; No School Thursday or Friday

    Next Wednesday, November 22 is an early dismissal for all students.  Students will dismiss at 11:45 AM.  Please make arrangements for students to travel home or be picked up at that time.  In observance of Thanksgiving, there will no school Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.  There is no preschool Wednesday through Friday of next week.


    Healthy Snacks are Encouraged

    With birthday and seasonal celebrations ahead, we would like to encourage parents to consider healthy choices when bringing in classroom snacks for celebrations.  If at all possible, we encourage those who are bringing in snacks to consider providing healthy alternatives for those students who may not be able to eat some snacks.  For some examples of Smart Snacks alternatives, please see our Food Services web site at https://www.asd5.org/Page/7495.


    Great Job on the Penny Drive!

    Thank you, A.J. West families for your contributions to our Foodball Penny Drive.  A.J. West students raised approximately $1,714!

    Head Lice

    Parents, we have had some cases of head lice recently at school. Anyone can get head lice mainly through direct head-to-head contact but also from sharing hats, brushes and other personal items. Head lice are a problem in many communities and do not reflect poor hygiene or social status. Please do your part to prevent the spread of this communicable condition by checking your child daily for the next few weeks, and on a regular basis thereafter. Lice infestation is much easier to treat if caught early. If you should discover a case of head lice, please notify your child’s school, child care center or camp. Notify the parents of your child’s playmates. This is the best way to protect your family and community.


    The Aberdeen School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jim Sawin, Title IX Coordinator and Civil rights Compliance Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2222; jsawin@asd5.org; Jean Prochaska, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; jprochaska@asd5.org.