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Our school staff will soon start the process of placing students in their classes for the 2017-2018 school year. Our student placement policy is aligned with schools in the district and allows our instructional staff to create effective, balanced learning communities where all students can thrive and learn.  Our staff has worked with these students for 180 school days, and is well aware of the learning dynamics between students and the specific educational needs of each learner.  They are well trained professionals with years of experience in the learning process, child development, and educational theories. 


A team of staff members will spend 4 to 6 hours creating these well- balanced classes.  They will make excellent placements for your child and all students at Atla Heights.  If a parent deems it necessary, they may come to the school office and pick up a Parent Input for Class Placement form to provide their input (form is also attached below).


The form will be delivered directly to the team of staff members who are making the placements.  The window for parent input will be from Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 21.  We cannot grant specific requests for teachers.  If a parent names a specific teacher, their input will not be included in the student placement process.  After Friday, April 21, parent input cannot be included in this placement process.



Purpose:  The Jog-a-Thon has a long and rich history at Alta Heights.  This fun school event funds important services including: Missoula Children’s Theater, classroom grants, Outdoor Ed Scholarships, enrichment classes, assemblies, and general supplies.  Upcoming budget cuts mean we need your help more than ever! Our fundraising goal is $8,000. We can reach our goal with each student raising just $26 dollars!  Half of all pledges collected by 4th students will directly fund their 5th-grade Outdoor Education trip.

How it works:  During the first half of the day each student jogs 30 minutes at his/her own pace with rest breaks and water as needed.  Kindergarten classes will jog for 15 minutes.

Student responsibilities:  Ask parents, friends, relatives, close neighbors to sponsor you with a fixed or per lap pledge amount — NO DOOR TO DOOR SALES.  Collect the money in your pledge envelope as you get sponsors.  Write checks payable to Alta Heights FFC. This year we introduce secure online pledging! Go to http://pledgestar.com/altaheights, enter your name and email address, then click Register and follow the instructions on-screen.  Call Erik at 1-888-598-7510 if you need help

Pledge Due Dates:  Pledges and completed pledge sheet are due the day of the event. The deadline to turn in pledge money is 4pm Tuesday May 2, 2017.  Pledges turned in after final date will not count toward class totals or prizes.  No exceptions will be made.

Event Day Volunteers:  We invite all Alta Heights Parents to volunteer during this fun event.  Sign-up sheets will be posted at classrooms on Monday April 3rd.  Please click on  the link below to signupgenius which can also be found on the Facebook Jog-a-thon event page  

Prizes: This year we are doing a Prize Pyramid for all participants.

$  0.00 - $ 39.99             Jog-a-thon T-shirt

$ 40.00 - $ 69.99            Pancake Breakfast (Weds. 5/17)

$ 70.00 - $109.99            Popsicle Picnic (Friday 5/26)

$110.00 - $124.99               Entry to Prize Drawing

$125.00 - up           Jump for Cash (Friday 5/19)

Classroom Prizes:  The classroom that earns the most money (one class from K-3 and one class from 4-5) will earn an ice cream sundae party.

 Please contact Jennifer Rue (707) 287-0847 to volunteer for this event.


We are looking at projected enrollment for our 2017/18 school year.  We are asking any of our current families who know they are moving out of the area or changing schools to please let the office or your child’s teacher know.  Thank you.