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California Healthy Kids Survey, Grades 3-5

The consent form for the California Healthy Kids Survey is available for parents of students in grades 3-5. The consent form is required.

Link to consent form -
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OBHQqTRBqMf2-QPHswyBh5qC1xcoAMBOeILUrnWufOM/edit?ts=5f6ccc61&gxids=7757

Survey dates for grade levels:
Grade 3 - Thursday, October 1
Grade 4-5 - Friday, October 2

El formulario de consentimiento para la Encuesta de Niños Saludables de California está disponible para los padres de estudiantes en los grados 3-5. Se requiere el formulario de consentimiento.

Fechas para la encuesta de estudiantes:
3rd - 1 de octubre
4th and 5th - 2 de octubre

Enlace al formulario de consentimiento -
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OBHQqTRBqMf2-QPHswyBh5qC1xcoAMBOeILUrnWufOM/edit?ts=5f6ccc61&gxids=7757
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AES Back to School!

Arcata Elementary is having Back to School Night by grade level. Teachers will be sending our Zoom invites to parent/guardian emails. We look forward to seeing you!
Kindergarten - October 1, 6:00 - 6:30pm
First Grade - September 29, 6:00 - 6:30pm
Second Grade - September 30, 6:00 - 6:30pm
Third Grade - September 22, 6:00 - 6:30pm
Fourth Grade - September 24, 6:00 - 6:30pm
Fifth Grade - October 5, 6:00 - 6:30pm
Special Day Class - September 23, 6:00 - 6:30pm
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Diversity Audit for Our Library

Our librarian at AES, Mrs. Allen, has started a diversity audit of our library collection. With the help of Ryan Keller, the Library Media/Learning Specialist at the Humboldt County Office of Education, Mrs. Allen will be collecting data about our library books.
The data will help us learn the percentage of books that reflect various identities (Indigenous, POC, White, people with disabilities, LBGTQ, and more), and then we can target underrepresented areas that need more books. Our goal is to include as many books as possible to reflect the diversity that we have at AES.
It's a BIG project. Mrs. Allen will be auditing one category of books at a time. Our first audit will be our picture book collection. We look forward to keep you updated on our progress.
Do you want to know more about auditing a library collection? Check out this article from School Library Journal (SLJ):
https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=diversity-auditing-101-how-to-evaluate-collection
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First Week Success!

Our first week back at school was a huge success! It was great to see students online and excited to be back in school. We had fabulous attendance - thank you, AES families, for getting kids up and online for their class time. Distance learning takes teamwork between teachers, families, and students to make the program successful. We also loaned over 150 Chromebooks to students to access our online program.
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