Friday Update – June 13, 2014

As we wrap up the school year the PTO would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the classroom and many other activities and fundraisers this school year. The success of everything we do depends on your support, time, and donations and we are looking forward to another successful year! While the weekly blog updates will stop during the summer break please keep an eye out for occasional messages keeping your posted about activities, back-to-school information, and volunteer needs as we get ready for September. Feel free to e-mail the PTO with any questions you have during the summer break but keep in mind that e-mail box will not be checked daily until later in August. Enjoy your summer – we look forward to seeing you and your children in a couple months!

Volunteer Opportunities
Positions are filling up but the PTO is still needs help for the 2014-2015 school year. Please take a look at the positions we have and let us know if you can join.  Many of the events that have happened this year has been courtesy of the PTO.  We want to keep the ball rolling and start of next year with a full and complete crew.  Please consider joining its fun and a great way to get connected with our school community.

Don’t forget about our Community Events that are coming up.

Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game - Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:05 pm. Join other Arco Iris families in our reserved section of the stadium to cheer on the Hops as they will surely defeat the Everett AquaSox. This game will conclude with an amazing fireworks show that alone is worth the price of admission. Seats are $11 each and to secure your spot at the game now please drop your check, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office door. Your tickets will be held at will call the night of the game, so if you need your tickets held in a name other than the name on your check please note that on the memo line. See you at the game!

Mazamas Lodge Overnighter - Friday, September 19th. The historic Mazamas Lodge on Mt. Hood near the turnoff for Timberline Lodge will be all ours for the night and is the perfect setting for enjoying the best that the mountain has to offer in September. There are many hiking trails and opportunities for exploring the area, including huckleberry picking at the peak of its season on the mountain. The cost per person is $30, which includes lodging for the night, dinner Friday night, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The lodge capacity is 70, but they allow tent camping on the grounds outside the lodge if we exceed capacity or by choice. So reserve your spots now by dropping a check for the number of attendants in your family, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office and please write “Mazamas” in the memo line.

 

Summer Park Playdates:
We scheduled a few  grade-specific playdates so that our brand new Arco Iris students have a chance to get to make some new friends before school starts but everyone – new or returning – is invited to the all-school dates. We will meet on the playground at Fir Grove Elementary behind the Arco Iris parking lot.

Sunday, July 20th – All-school, 1:00 – 3:00
Sunday, July 27th – 1st Grade, 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, August 2nd – 3rd Grade, 11:00 – 1:00
Sunday, August 10th – All-school, 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 15th – 1st Grade, 1:00 – 3:00

Up coming date to know:
June 19 – School Board Meeting
July 3- Hillsboro Hops Game

 

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Friday Update – June 6, 2014

Volunteer Help Needed THIS week:
We have our last Restaurant Night June 10th but we need volunteers to help serve food and wipe tables.  Families that have done this before have had a great time so if you have an hour or two to help our school make a buck or two please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a49a9a62caa8-restruant

Restruant Night:
Mark your calendars for June 10 from 6:00 – 8:00.  Grab a quick bite to eat at Burgerville and proceeds will go to Arco Iris Spanish Immersion school.   We are taking over two locations this time,1245 Nw 185th Avenue in Aloha AND 9385 SW Allen Boulevard in Beaverton.   

Summer Park Playdates:
We have scheduled a few  grade-specific playdates so that our brand new Arco Iris students have a chance to get to make some new friends before school starts but everyone – new or returning – is invited to the all-school dates. We will meet on the playground at Fir Grove Elementary behind the Arco Iris parking lot.

Sunday, July 20th – All-school, 1:00 – 3:00
Sunday, July 27th – 1st Grade, 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, August 2nd – 3rd Grade, 11:00 – 1:00
Sunday, August 10th – All-school, 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 15th – 1st Grade, 1:00 – 3:00

 

Last Reminder :  June 13,2014

Buenas Tardes 
June 13 , 2014 is a half day with classes ending at 11:30am. On that day, Buenas Tardes will be open at 7:00am like every day. The afternoon program, from 3:45-6:00pm WILL NOT be in session. Please make sure to make pertinent child care arrangements for that day as we will not be accepting any children to stay past pick up on that day. The latest you can pick up your child is 12:00PM. If your student with us after 12:00,  we will call emergency contacts to pick up your student.

Wrapping things up:

PTO By-law Updates: Last PTO Meeting
Please review the
suggested by-law changes and direct any suggestions or concerns to pto@arcoirisschool.org. Our last PTO Meeting is June 13th, at 8:30 to 9:15a.m in the amphitheater outside. . We want to keep on schedule so we can watch the kids receive their awards at 9:15. 

Don’t forget about our Community Events that are coming up.

Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game - Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:05 pm. Join other Arco Iris families in our reserved section of the stadium to cheer on the Hops as they will surely defeat the Everett AquaSox. This game will conclude with an amazing fireworks show that alone is worth the price of admission. Seats are $11 each and to secure your spot at the game now please drop your check, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office door. Your tickets will be held at will call the night of the game, so if you need your tickets held in a name other than the name on your check please note that on the memo line. See you at the game!

Mazamas Lodge Overnighter - Friday, September 19th. The historic Mazamas Lodge on Mt. Hood near the turnoff for Timberline Lodge will be all ours for the night and is the perfect setting for enjoying the best that the mountain has to offer in September. There are many hiking trails and opportunities for exploring the area, including huckleberry picking at the peak of its season on the mountain. The cost per person is $30, which includes lodging for the night, dinner Friday night, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The lodge capacity is 70, but they allow tent camping on the grounds outside the lodge if we exceed capacity or by choice. So reserve your spots now by dropping a check for the number of attendants in your family, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office and please write “Mazamas” in the memo line.

What’s coming up next week
June 13 – Last day of school, 1/2 day
June 13- Last day to reserve your spot at the Hops game
June 13- Last PTO Meeting of the year (8:30 am)

Up coming date to know:
July 3- Hillsboro Hops Game
Summer Playdates:
Sunday, July 20th – All-school, 1:00 – 3:00 
Sunday, July 27th – 1st Grade, 3:00 – 5:00 
Saturday, August 2nd – 3rd Grade, 11:00 – 1:00
Sunday, August 10th – All-school, 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 15th – 1st Grade, 1:00 – 3:00

 

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Friday Update – May 30, 2014

We have some great Community Events coming up:

Picnic in the Park - It’s this Sunday! Pack a picnic dinner and join us from 3:00pm – 7:00 pm at Schiffler Park for a giant Arco Iris play date in this recently renovated beautiful park located just blocks from the school. We have the pavilion and picnic tables reserved and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game - Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:05 pm. Join other Arco Iris families in our reserved section of the stadium to cheer on the Hops as they will surely defeat the Everett AquaSox. This game will conclude with an amazing fireworks show that alone is worth the price of admission. Seats are $11 each and to secure your spot at the game now please drop your check, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office door. Your tickets will be held at will call the night of the game, so if you need your tickets held in a name other than the name on your check please note that on the memo line. See you at the game!

Mazamas Lodge Overnighter - Friday, September 19th. The historic Mazamas Lodge on Mt. Hood near the turnoff for Timberline Lodge will be all ours for the night and is the perfect setting for enjoying the best that the mountain has to offer in September. There are many hiking trails and opportunities for exploring the area, including huckleberry picking at the peak of its season on the mountain. The cost per person is $30, which includes lodging for the night, dinner Friday night, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The lodge capacity is 70, but they allow tent camping on the grounds outside the lodge if we exceed capacity or by choice. So reserve your spots now by dropping a check for the number of attendants in your family, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office and please write “Mazamas” in the memo line.

If not you then who?
Unlike other schools the money raised from our PTO goes directly to keeping the lights on and offering a school for our children to attend.  The PTO Positions are very important to supporting our children, teachers and staff. The school year is ending and time is ticking.  We are still without volunteers in some important positions. Your child/children school needs you. Click here to find out where help is needed.

Last Chance:

Please check the lost and found for any articles of clothing that your student may have left behind.  We have dozens of jackets, sweaters, water bottles and personal items.  The items are in the lobby area, across for the doors that lead to the gym.  Please feel free to check during drop off or pick up – or if you happen to be here for a field trip.  ALL ITEMS WILL BE DONATED ON JUNE 2ND TO CHARITY.

Last day of school:  Buenas Tardes -June 13,2014  
June 13 , 2014 is a half day with classes ending at 11:30am. On that day, Buenas Tardes will be open at 7:00am like every day. The afternoon program, from 3:45-6:00pm WILL NOT be in session. Please make sure to make pertinent child care arrangements for that day as we will not be accepting any children to stay past pick up on that day. The latest you can pick up your child is 12:00PM. If your student with us after 12:00,  we will call emergency contacts to pick up your student.

PTO By-law Updates:
Please review the suggested by-law changes and direct any suggestions or concerns to pto@arcoirisschool.org.

What’s coming up next week
June 1- Picnic in the Park
June 4- Late Start
What’s happening in 2 weeks
June 13- Last day of school  HALF DAY
June 13- Final PTO Meeting – 8:30 a.m. (Sharp) -9:15 a.m.

Up coming date to know:
June 13 – last day of school (1/2 Day)
July 3- Hillsboro Hops Game

 

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Friday Update – May 23, 2014

It’s time for a long weekend!

Last day of school:  June 13,2014

Buenas Tardes 
June 13 , 2014 is a half day with classes ending at 11:30am. On that day, Buenas Tardes will be open at 7:00am like every day. The afternoon program, from 3:45-6:00pm WILL NOT be in session. Please make sure to make pertinent child care arrangements for that day as we will not be accepting any children to stay past pick up on that day. The latest you can pick up your child is 12:00PM. If your student with us after 12:00,  we will call emergency contacts to pick up your student.

Volunteer Opportunities
The PTO is still has open positions for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please take a look at the positions we have and let us know if you can join.  Many of the events that have happened this year has been courtesy of the PTO.  We want to keep the ball rolling and start of next year with a full and complete crew.  Please consider joining its fun and a great way to get connected with our school community.

Wrapping things up:

BoxTops:
The last chance to turn in boxtops for the 2013-14 school year is May 30th.
PTO By-law Updates:
Please review the suggested by-law changes and direct any suggestions or concerns to pto@arcoirisschool.org.
Lost and Found:
Please check the lost and found for any articles of clothing that your student may have left behind.  We have dozens of jackets, sweaters, water bottles and personal items.  The items are in the lobby area, across for the doors that lead to the gym.  Please feel free to check during drop off or pick up – or if you happen to be here for a field trip.  ALL ITEMS WILL BE DONATED ON JUNE 2ND TO CHARITY.

Don’t forget about our Community Events that are coming up.

Picnic in the Park - Sunday, June 1st, from 3:00pm – 7:00 pm at Schiffler Park. Pack a picnic dinner and join us for a giant Arco Iris play date in this recently renovated beautiful park located just blocks from the school. We have the pavilion and picnic tables reserved and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game - Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:05 pm. Join other Arco Iris families in our reserved section of the stadium to cheer on the Hops as they will surely defeat the Everett AquaSox. This game will conclude with an amazing fireworks show that alone is worth the price of admission. Seats are $11 each and to secure your spot at the game now please drop your check, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office door. Your tickets will be held at will call the night of the game, so if you need your tickets held in a name other than the name on your check please note that on the memo line. See you at the game!

Mazamas Lodge Overnighter - Friday, September 19th. The historic Mazamas Lodge on Mt. Hood near the turnoff for Timberline Lodge will be all ours for the night and is the perfect setting for enjoying the best that the mountain has to offer in September. There are many hiking trails and opportunities for exploring the area, including huckleberry picking at the peak of its season on the mountain. The cost per person is $30, which includes lodging for the night, dinner Friday night, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The lodge capacity is 70, but they allow tent camping on the grounds outside the lodge if we exceed capacity or by choice. So reserve your spots now by dropping a check for the number of attendants in your family, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office and please write “Mazamas” in the memo line.

What’s coming up next week
May 26 – No School
May 30- All School Fieldtrip
May 30- Last day to turn in BoxTops
What’s happening in 2 weeks
June 1- Picnic in the Park
June 4- Late Start

Up coming date to know:
June 13 – last day of school (1/2 Day)
July 3- Hillsboro Hops Game

 

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Field Day Reminders

We are all excited here about tomorrow’s Field Day and have a couple reminders and updates. The forecast has turned a bit on us, but the weather should still be really nice, with only a small chance of light showers. We don’t anticipate having to move any events inside, but you may want to have your child bring a light jacket since it will still be cool at 9:00 when we head outside. Kids in 1st – 4th grades have a free dress day, but will wear the t-shirt they decorated for Field Day earlier this week, and should wear bottoms and shoes that are appropriate and comfortable for active outdoor events. Some students brought their Field Day shirts home already but if your child did not they will change in to them at school in the morning. For students in 5th – 7th grades please review Laura Ansari’s e-mail sent on May 19th and make sure your child has packed all the supplies they need. Thank you for your help getting your kids ready for our Field Day. We’ll do our best to send them home tired!

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Field Day!

Field day is this Friday and we are still in need of several volunteers for the 1st-4th grades event to pull off this active day of fun for our kids. Sign up here.  We are  also looking for any photography enthusiast out there who is available to capture the action for all or part of our field day. Last, we are in need of two more large insulated water coolers to serve water to the kids out on the field. If you have one to lend, or can help with photography, please let us know at pto@arcoirisschool.org. The forecast looks glorious and we are all looking forward to a fantastic field day!

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Technical Issues

WordPress is having technical issues, blog updates are not being emailed out. Please review the blog post from May 16th.

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