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ASD Citizens’ Oversight Committee Seeks Applicants

The Arcata School District Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a Citizens’ Oversight Committee for Measures H and I, which the public overwhelmingly supported in the November 2016 election for school infrastructure improvements, teacher retention, student programs, and increased student safety. The Committee has the responsibility of informing the public concerning the expenditures of the Measure H parcel tax and the Measure I bond, as well as making an annual report to the Board and the community regarding the District’s adherence to the law and to the text and intention of the Measures related to expenditures of these funds. The Committee will meet at least one time per year, with members serving for a two-year term, for no more than two consecutive terms. State law requires that the Committee be composed as follows, with only certain members required to live within the District:

-One member active in a business organization representing the business community located within the District
-One member active in a senior citizens’ organization
-One member active in a bona fide taxpayers’ organization
-One member who is a parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District
-One member who is the parent or guardian of a child enrolled in the District, and who is active in a parent-teacher organization such as the PTO or School Site Council
-Two other members, selected from the public at large

For more information or an application, visit (Family & Community – Forms); call the District office at (707) 822-0351, ext. 4; or pick one up at 1435 Buttermilk Lane in Sunny Brae. Applications are due Friday, June 14.
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RADD - Tonight at AES!

Join us for an evening of music, art and ice cream at our annual arts event. This year the event will be at Arcata Elementary School, NOT the community center. The fun starts at 5:30 and it ends at 7:30 pm. The 5th grade will play the steel drums at 6:00 pm, the SBMS Ensemble at 6:30, and The Banditz at 7:00 pm.
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Annual ASD Community Survey

The annual Arcata School District Community Survey
survey is ready! The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, April 19th. The survey link was shared with families via email and text.

Please take the survey - it's brief but comprehensive. The computer lab will be available at the AES Open House on Thursday, April 11, 6:00 - 7:00 pm if you'd like to stop by and spend a few minutes taking ting the survey.

Your input is extremely important to the Arcata School District, and helps inform our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and allocate resources through our Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Active engagement of parents, school staff members, students and the community helps determine funding priorities and program development. Through our LCAP and LCFF we will address California's 8 state priorities and better meet the needs of low- income students, foster youth and English language learners.

Thank you for helping support our school district!
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AES Open House April 11

AES Welcome's you to our Annual Open house On Thursday, April 11! Check out the amazing work our students have been doing. Visit the book fair, the garden and the next grade level teachers. You could win $15 to spend in our Book Fair at the end of the night.
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Northtown Books Discount for AES

Our community is so cool! Northtown Books, our local bookstore, is offering discounted rates on purchasing books for Arcata Elementary’s book wish list. Next time you are in grabbing a book, get one for the school too!
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Rotary Efforts to Eradicate Polio

At our monthly assembly three members of the Arcata High School Interact Club (Rotary) spoke to the students about Polio. They did a fabulous job of explaining the importance of the program.

Arcata High School Interact Club has made Rotary Polio Buttons to help raise money for polio eradication efforts. For each Rotary Polio Button that is sold for 50¢, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate an additional 50¢ to Rotary efforts to eradicate polio.

With this $1.00, ten doses of the polio vaccines can be administered. With the help of your donations, we can get one step closer to eradicating polio.

Rotary International has been working to eradicate Polio for more than 30 years, and has helped to reduce polio cases by 99.9%. They have helped to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. Although polio is not nearly as prominent as it once was, it still remains endemic to three countries: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
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Taco Tuesday is Coming!

On Tuesday, May 14, our school will take part in the seventh annual region wide Taco Tuesday! The lunchtime event will showcase tacos made with local beef. Clint Victorine and the ranchers that sell through his Pacific Pastures and Eel River Organic Beef labels are once again the primary sponsors. Their beef cattle are completely free of steroids, antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified foods.

The tacos will be accompanied by Humboldt Creamery sour cream and the salsa that won the Most Marketable award at the 2018 Kid’s Salsa Recipe Competition. Called “Double Delicious Tropical Salsa,” the recipe was created by a team of after school students from Lafayette Elementary School while working with Chef Josh Wiley of Restaurant Five Eleven. Eureka Natural Foods, sponsor of the Salsa Competition, will be producing over 30 gallons of salsa for the May 14 event.

Thanks so much to our local businesses for sponsoring Taco Tuesday, and to the Humboldt County Office of Education for organizing the event. Be sure to check out local beef and student-created salsa in the cafeteria during Taco Tuesday on May 14!
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Thank you, Humboldt Sponsors!

Thank you, Humboldt Sponsors! Our school district applied for a grant for our Healthy Students Project to benefit the emotional and physical health of our Arcata Elementary School (AES) and Sunny Brae Middle School (SBMS) students.

This project will provide both schools with a supply of epinephrine auto injectors to administer to students experiencing anaphylaxis; cognitive behavior therapy games, worksheets, and art supplies for all students working with the District School Counselor and Child Psychologist; puberty kits for all 6th graders at the middle school; and lice kits for both schools as well as the Family Resource Center located on the AES school site.

Humboldt Sponsors ( is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated raising funds solely to benefit the youth of Humboldt County. Humboldt Sponsors offers grants supporting educational, recreational, and cultural enrichment opportunities and assisting youth-oriented programs that provide basic needs.
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Attention!!! Bus routes cancelled...

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Arcata School District bus routes are cancelled for Tuesday, March 19th. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes families. We appreciate your patience and understanding. The Northern Humboldt Manila bus route, the walking school bus, and the extended day school bus ARE NOT CANCELLED.
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