Friday Updates – May 22, 2015

Interested in the policies and governance of Arco Iris School? Check out the new page on the school webpage. The ‘Governing Documents’ page contains links to PDF files for organizational documents, policies & procedures, bylaws, and our charter contract.

Field Day – Thank you parents, staff (we mean you Perla, Sarah, & Jared), and MIDDLE SCHOOL for a fabulous field day!

Community Events – Did you hear? The new Principal, Erin Miles, will be at our All School Picnic May 31st!!!

All School Picnic in the Park May 31st from 3p -7p.  Come meet the new Principal, Erin Miles and join the Arco Iris Community at Schiffler Park 5600-5780 SW Schiffler Pl, Beaverton, OR 97005.  Let us know you’re coming on Big Tent!

Yearbook: Sales Ending 5/29 – Yearbook sales are going on now with all orders being due by May 29! First Annual Arco Iris Yearbook: $15 each or $26 for 2 ($13 for each additional yearbook).

Form can be found here (First Annual Yearbook form) or online at https://arcoiris.ejoinme.org/yearbook.

If you have captured any photos this year of Arco Iris in action, please forward them to Sarah Coakley immediately.

PTO Election Results – We held elections for the 2015-2016 school year at the last PTO meeting.  We are happy to announce your PTO officers for the next school year:

  • Co-President: Kim Perreira, Carol Delgado
  • VP School Enrichment: Cheryl Jimenez
  • Co-VP Fundraising: Christa Billings, Erlim Cruz
  • Co-VP Community Enrichment: Jen Osawa, Michelle Fogg
  • Co-VP Volunteering: Michelle Black, Olivia Bucks
  • Secretary: Aisha Bowen
  • Treasurer: Sunshine King

Congratulations!

If you would like to help, but an officer position seemed to be too big of a commitment. The PTO is looking to fill many committees for the 2015-2016 school year.  Here is a listing of some of the areas we need help:

To support the school community:

  • Jaguars Read – need one lead and two additional people
  • Science Fair – need a lead person
  • Room Parents – need one for each class
  • Yearbook committee – need two/three people

To support fundraising efforts:

  • Box tops – need one/two people
  • Spirit Wear – need one person
  • Jog A Thon – need a committee of 3
  • Auction – need a committee of 3

Thank you to the parent who have already committed to helping next year –

  • Restaurant Nights – Iris Lugo
  • Movie Tickets – Tonya Mosher
  • Book Fair – Michelle Ofstun

If you are interested, or would like more information, email pto@arcoirisschool.org

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  • May 22                      No School (Grading)
  • May 25                      No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 27                      Middle School Field Trip: Finance Park
  • May 27                       Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 28                      Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 29                      Spirit Wear Day
  • May 31                      Community Picnic
  • June 5                       PTO Officer’s Meeting
  • June 10                     Morning Meeting (8:40am)
  • June 12                     Spirit Wear Day
  • June 12                     Last Day of School
  • June 12                     PTO Meeting (8:30am)
Posted in Administration, Celebrations, Fun Extras, General Announcements, PTO

Arco Iris Announces New Principal

Dear Arco Iris Community,

The Board is excited to announce that Erin Miles will be joining us next year as the new principal of Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School.

Erin has experience teaching at multiple grade levels, in both lower primary and upper primary grades. She has demonstrated the ability to support individual teacher growth both in and out of the classroom. Erin also has experience with curriculum development and facilitating programs for teachers at the school level (PBIS, acting administrator, staff meetings) and at the district level (teacher professional development in Common Core, SIOP, ESL, reading, writing, and math). She has organized Parent Nights and Family Nights for the school community. Erin speaks Spanish. During the selection process, she spoke to her multi-cultural professional experiences, as well as, demonstrated knowledge of best practices in second language acquisition. The Board feels Erin understands the different layers of communication involved with the different stakeholders of a school such as ours. She is currently completing her administrator licensure. Erin has met the Arco Iris staff and some of the community and is excited to take on her new role.

The principal search working group, which included 2 Arco Iris school board members, 2 Arco Iris parents, 3 current staff members, and 1 board member emeritus, unanimously recommended Erin to the Board.

We believe Principal Miles will be an excellent addition to Arco Iris School and look forward to working with her. Principal Miles will be attending the Arco Iris Community Picnic on May 31st. Please join us in welcoming her to Arco Iris School.

Click Here for a letter from Principal Miles.

Thank you,
Arco Iris School Board

Posted in General Announcements

Friday Updates – May 15th, 2015

Update on the 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction – We are thrilled to let you know that the results of the 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction exceeded our goals and together we raised $60,000 for Arco Iris! This wouldn’t have happened without the support of our teachers, staff, and board, the hard work and volunteer hours of our parents, donations, creativity, and the dedication of everyone who volunteered to help make the auction come together so beautifully. You are a part of an amazing community here at Arco Iris and we can’t thank you all enough for your support and generosity!

Thank you! Becky Schiefelbein and Sarah Coakley, Auction Co-Chairs

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Arco Iris First Annual Yearbook is coming soon! The Arco Iris PTO is very excited to announce that we will have our first ever school wide yearbook for the 2014-2015 school year. In March, 3rd-8th graders were invited to design a yearbook cover and the PTO was blown away with the number of artwork pieces and the quality. All of the entries will be printed in the yearbook and Rowan Greenroyd’s will be our cover artwork! Brilliant job Jaguars!

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Yearbook Sales start today (May 15th) and all orders are due by May 29th!

First Annual Arco Iris Yearbook: $15 each, or $26 for 2 ($13 for each additional yearbook).

Forms are going home in backpacks today or purchase online at https://arcoiris.ejoinme.org/yearbook

Parent Survey – It’s time for the annual parent survey. Your answers and comments are confidential. The survey is available online (in both English and Spanish) until Friday, May 22nd. Please find the link to the survey in the weekly email from the office.

Field Day – We still need a bunch more volunteers for field day! See the link for sign ups. Email Perla if you have any questions. Sign up to help here.

Community Events

All School Picnic May 31stAll School Picnic in the Park May 31st from 3p -7p.  Pack up your dinner, your family and a picnic blanket to join your Arco Iris Community at Schiffler Park 15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006.  Let us know you’re coming on Big Tent!

Hillsboro Hops July 3rd – Here’s what a parent said about last year’s game:

“Last year was our first Hops game.  The kids had so much fun seeing their friends from school.  At the game there was a play area for the kids – with a bouncy house!  The firework show alone was worth the price.  We had a blast and will be going again. Hope to see you all there.”

Hops Baseball game (with fireworks) July 3rd at 7:05pm, tickets on sale now, 11$ per person, just write a check to Arco Iris (with Hops game on the memo line) for the appropriate amount and drop it in the PTO box by the office. Your tickets will be reserved under the last name on the check unless specified otherwise on the memo line. You can pick them up at the game at the Arco Iris table on the concourse on July 3rd.

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  • May 20                      Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 20                      3rd Grade Field Trip: Oregon History Museum (9:15a – 1:45pm)
  • May 20                      5th Grade Field Trip: Portland Spirit (9:30a – 2:30pm)
  • May 21                      Field Day (9am – 2pm)
  • May 21                      Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 21                      School Board Meeting (6pm)
  • May 22                      No School (Grading)
  • May 25                      No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 27                      Middle School Field Trip: Finance Park
  • May 27                      Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 28                      Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 29                      Spirit Wear Day
  • May 31                      Community Picnic
Posted in Celebrations, Fun Extras, Fundraising, General Announcements

Friday Updates – May 8th, 2015

From the School Board – Please don’t forget to complete the annual parent survey. Please see the Friday email from the office for links.

Field Day – We still need a bunch more volunteers for field day! See the link for sign ups. Email Perla if you have any questions. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094ca4ab29a1f49-field

Community Event – Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game Start your fourth of July weekend off with a bang! We have secured a block of tickets at the July 3rd Hillsboro Hops Baseball game for the Arco Iris community, this means we can all sit together. The game starts at 7:05 PM and ends with a fantastic fireworks show. Tickets are 11$ each. Tickets sales will start soon.

Community Event – Picnic In The Park Come to Schiffler Park on May 31st from 3pm – 7pm for a school picnic. Pack your dinner and blanket and join the fun.

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  •  May 8                        PTO Meeting (8:30am)
  • May 13                       Morning Meeting (8:40am)
  • May 13                       Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 14                       Timbers Field Trip (all school; 9:30a-1:45pm)
  • May 14                       Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 20                      Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 20                      3rd Grade Field Trip: Oregon History Museum (9:15a – 1:45pm)
  • May 20                      5th Grade Field Trip: Portland Spirit (9:30a – 2:30pm)
  • May 21                       Field Day (9am – 2pm)
  • May 21                       Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 21                       School Board Meeting (6pm)
  • May 22                      No School (Grading)
  • May 25                      No School (Memorial Day)
  • May 27                      Middle School Field Trip: Finance Park
  • May 27                       Mad Science (3:45pm)
  • May 28                      Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • May 29                      Spirit Wear Day
Posted in General Announcements

Dinner Box Details

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the dinner boxes we are working together to fill boxes with the fixings for a nice dinner for each of our teachers and staff to take home. Below you will find a link for your childs teacher and support staff. Dinner boxes will go home with the teachers on Friday. Please drop off your item Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. Thank you!!

Posted in General Announcements

Friday Updates – May 1, 2015

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! As some may know teacher/staff appreciation week is next week May 4-8th.   The PTO has planned a fun week of kind gestures to show our gratitude and appreciation for our team of educators that have dedicated their energy to our children.  There is something planed for each day.

Here is the plan:

  • Monday, May 4th – every student brings 3 flowers – one for home room teacher, one for English teacher, and one for the office and Jan. Vases will be there waiting.
  • Tuesday, May 5th – office supply day – each student brings in a single item, like one pad of post-its, one red pen, one sharpie, a sheet of stickers, etc. They should do this for their teacher and for their English teacher, and for support staff they interact with.
  • Wednesday, May 6th – student gesture on post it notes – a poem, a note about why they like their teacher, draw a picture. They should do this for their teacher and for their English teacher, and for support staff they interact with.  Post it notes will be placed on the door for all to see.
  • Thursday, May 7th – PTO Sponsored gift (Parents and students don’t need to do anything this day).
  • Friday, May 8th – Dinner boxes. We are ending our week of Teacher Appreciation by working together to fill boxes with the fixings for a nice dinner for each of our teachers and staff to take home. We will post a sign up via sign up genius online and we will make that link accessible at the big tent website and announce it here on the blog.  If we all pitch in, we can easily fill the boxes with some wonderful homemade items that together make for one (or more) amazing meal.
Posted in General Announcements

Auction Parties for you and your Kids!

We have a few spots still available at many of our auction parties, including fun activities for your child with our teachers, and parent parties where you will have a a great time building friendships with fellow Arco Iris parents while being wined and dined by your hosts. Teacher parties are $25 per child and parent parties are $50 each or $100 per couple. Sales close this Friday evening, so check out and sign up for these fantastic parties now. Join us for a memorable time, no matter which party you choose!

Posted in General Announcements