Have a Great Spring Break!

Auction Ticket Sales

It is not too late to get your auction tickets! The auction is not only our biggest fundraiser of the year, but is also our most exciting opportunity for you to meet new folks, socialize with those you already know, and score some interesting and fun auction items. We look forward to seeing you there! Ticket sales will close at the end of the day on Sunday, April 5th!

Visit your library during Spring Break!

Looking for something fun to do during Spring Break? Your local library has a lot going on for kids and teens. Our local libraries are offering movies, Lego games, science crafts, and more! Check out their website for details.

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  •  Mar 23-27               No School (Spring Break)
  • Apr 2                         Northwest Children’s Theater (3:45pm)
  • Apr 3                         PTO Officer’s Meeting (2:30pm)
  • Apr 3                         Report Cards going home
  • Apr 8                         Morning Meeting (Ambassador Assembly: 8:40am)
  • Apr 9                         Northwest Childrens Theater (3:45pm)
  • Apr 10                        PTO Meeting (8:30am)
  • Apr 16                        Northwest Children’s Theater (3:45pm)
  • Apr 16                        School Board Meeting (6pm)
  • Apr 17                        Spirit Wear Day
  • Apr 18                        Fifth Annual Fiesta Night and Auction (6pm)
Posted in General Announcements

Auction Updates!

We have some exciting items for you to bid on at our auction, but it’s also not too late to secure a donation! If you have a donation in mind, or patronize a business you can easily ask to make a donation, please do that this week. If you have already arranged for a donation, but haven’t brought it in yet, make sure to bring it in to the office by the end of this week. We will be picking up items all week, including conference days. Let us know if you need help getting a donation picked up.

And don’t forget to get your tickets! The auction is not only our biggest fundraiser of the year, but is also our most exciting opportunity for you to meet new folks, socialize with those you already know, and score some interesting and fun auction items. We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted in General Announcements

Friday Updates – March 13th, 2015

The 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

The auction is fast approaching and we have many beautiful and fabulous prizes! We have class parties! We have live entertainment! We have Joe Vithayathil from Fox 12!

But we don’t have you… change that and get your tickets!  The Fiesta Night and Auction is April 18, 2015 at the Portland Golf Club from 6:00- 10:00 pm.  Come and enjoy a wonderful evening celebrating the Arco Iris community.

If you have a donation, please have donations in by 3/18 to be included in the auction program. Gracias! For questions and comments please e-mail the Auction Committee.

Arco Iris 1st Annual Yearbook Cover Contest!  

REMINDER: student’s grade 3-8th the yearbook cover contest submissions are due March 18th. Since it is going to be a rainy weekend, it’s a good time to create your yearbook contest design. The winner will have their design on the cover of this year’s yearbook. Remember it must include school name Arco Iris and year 2014-2015, also incorporate the school mascot (Jaguar and Rainbow). See more details about the contest on our previous post.

Upcoming Dates

  • March 19  – School Board Meeting
  • Mar 19 and 20 – Parent-Teacher conferences
  • Mar 23 to 27 –  Spring Break, No School
  • Apr 3 – Report cards going home
  • Apr 8 – Ambassador Assembly 8:40am
Posted in General Announcements

Friday Updates – March 6th, 2015

Tickets! Tickets! Tickets! – All tickets for the Arco Iris 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction on April 18, 2015 are on sale now! Join the Arco Iris community for an exciting and fun evening celebrating the achievements of the school and raising funds for the ongoing success! If you are looking for tablemates, please consider posting a request on Big Tent. Otherwise, get your table, couple and individual tickets here! See you on April 18!

Oregon Battle of the Books Results – Congratulations to the 4th grade team, The OBOB Squatchers! They will be representing Arco Iris at regionals on March 7th. Good luck Squatchers! Thanks to all who worked to make OBOB a success this year. We couldn’t have done it without all the readers, coaches, parents and Arco staff working together.

57th Annual Beaverton Celebration Parade – This year’s parade will be held Saturday, Sept 12. We created a discussion area for the parade in big tent. We will be registering the school as a participant in this year’s parade early April. Details will be posted here as we get closer to the date. Please log in and submit your ideas. We’d love to hear from you.   http://www.bigtent.com/group/forum/message/90939054

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  • Mar 11                        Morning Meeting (8:40am)
  • Mar 11                        Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • Mar 12                       PTO Meeting (8:30am)
  • Mar 13                       NO SCHOOL (Grading Day)
  • Mar 18                       Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • Mar 18                       1st Grade Field Trip: Zoo
  • Mar 19                       School Board Meeting (6pm)
  • Mar 19, 20                No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • Mar 23-27                 No School (Spring Break)
Posted in General Announcements

Friday Updates – February 27th, 2015

Auction Tickets are on sale now!

The Fifth Annual Fiesta Night and Auction is fast approaching! Please mark your calendar for April 18, 2015! Auction invitations went home on February 26 with students (typically, oldest student for sibling sets).

We don’t want to dwell too much on the past but we want you to know that last year we:

  • Enjoyed live music, bidding wars, raffles, an amazing game of Heads and Tails and a Conga line!
  • Raised a tremendous amount of money to support Arco Iris!

This year we want YOU there!  We do have limited seating and could sell out.  Buy a table early and fill it with friends who support quality education!

At the auction you can expect delicious food and drink, a rousing game of Heads and Tails, live music from Fernando & Friends, and a few surprises.  This is the night to support Arco Iris in a major way!

Details:

The Fifth Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

April 18, 2015

6:00 PM- 10:00 PM at the Portland Golf Club

Tickets will be available to purchase on-line or after school at Arco Iris.  Table sales will run through March 6, 2014 and then couple and individual tickets will be sold until March 18 or until we sell out (whichever comes first).

Sponsors:

We thank and celebrate our current sponsors: Harris Law Firm, Singlepoint, Unitus Community Credit Union, De Muniz Law and Office Max!  If you are or know of a small business who would like to be featured at our auction, please check out our sponsor levels!

Any questions or concerns regarding the auction can be directed to Auction Chairs Becky Schiefelbein & Sarah Coakley

1st Annual Yearbook Cover Art Contest! 

Open to Students in Grades 3 – 8! We are looking for student artists to design the front cover of the yearbook.  So get your markers, crayons or colored pencils and get creative!

Take your time, use your imagination, and have FUN! Thank you for participating, and GOOD LUCK! Any questions, email Cheryl Jimenez or the PTO.

  • Use 8 ½ x 11 unlined white paper (Portrait style)
  • Write your name, grade and homeroom teacher’s name ON THE BACK ONLY!
  • No More than 2 entries per student
  • Make your artwork NEAT and COLORFUL
  • Fill the page-make your picture large and leave very little white space
  • Represent Arco Iris and show your school spirit-incorporate the school mascot (Jaguar and Rainbow).
  • Also in your design include school name “Arco Iris “ and year 2014-2015
  • Turn into the office no later than Wednesday March 18th, 2015.
  • Winner to be announced early May.

Parking lot Reminders

Like previous years, parents are required to park and walk to the building to pick up students at the end of the school day. Please park in the “Park and Walk” area as designated on the map (Park and walk map). This is the same parking area for morning parking. Please do not park in front of the playground or in front of the main door.

Lost and found

Remember to look through the lost and found for your kiddos’ belongings. All of the remaining items will be donated to Goodwill before Spring Break.

Absences during statewide testing

We ask that students not be absent or late while testing is going on. The new format requires students to be present in order to successfully complete the tests. See below for the testing schedule. Testing Calendar 2014-2015

Upcoming Dates (from Big Tent)

  • Mar 4                         Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • Mar 6                         Spirit Wear Day
  • Mar 6                         PTO Officer’s Meeting (2:30pm)
  • Mar 11                        Morning Meeting (8:40am)
  • Mar 11                        Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • Mar 12                       PTO Meeting (8:30am)
  • Mar 13                       NO SCHOOL (Grading Day)
  • Mar 18                       Young Rembrandts (3:45pm)
  • Mar 19                       School Board Meeting (6pm)
  • Mar 19, 20                No School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
  • Mar 23-27                 No School (Spring Break)
Posted in Administration, Fundraising, PTO

Arco Iris 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

Arco Iris 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

Help is still needed!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our 5th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction to be held at Portland Golf Club on Saturday, April 18th at 6:00 pm. We are excited to have Joe Vithayathil of Fox 12 News as our MC for this special event! The auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the most fun and exciting way to support Arco Iris. There are still many ways you can help us pull off the best event possible, including:

  • Teacher Parties – We need parents to help sponsor the parties and activities that our teachers will be hosting. These activities are always popular at the auction and the kids love attending these events. Some teachers are teaming up for a single event, some events may need more than one sponsor, and some events will require help with transportation. Sponsoring a teacher party means you (and a co-host if more than one parent sponsors a party) will pay for the activity, and help chaperone. We have some fun ideas for parties, but welcome your ideas too!
  • Procurement Help – we have more businesses and new ideas on our procurement list, but need a couple more folks helping us reach out. This is an easy job that doesn’t take much time but has a big impact on the quality of the packages we put together.
  • Donation – do you have a talent you would like to share by teaching a class? A professional service to provide? One-of-a-kind treasures you create? A vacation getaway you are willing to share? Our favorite auction items include the generous sharing of these personal gifts our fellow Arco Iris families have to offer! You can also donate by adding an item to your shopping list that we will use to build and complete auction baskets and packages – many items are needed, especially U of O and Oregon State gear, but our wish list is long.
  • Host an Event – Do you love to plan a party? Consider hosting a party, or sponsoring a kids’ activity, or throwing another fun event that inspires you. There are some past party themes that are so popular we’d love to repeat them, but welcome any ideas you have.
  • Get ready to buy your tickets soon! Ticket sales will begin in March, starting with table sales. Invitations and ticket sales information will be coming soon.
  • Unable to attend the auction this year? Please consider visiting us when ticket sales begin to sponsor one of our wonderful teachers or staff by purchasing their ticket. Or, raise your paddle early and give a supporting donation before the event that will help us reach our auction goal. If you’re ready to pitch in or have questions about how you can help please e-mail the auction team or look for committee chairs Becky Schiefelbein and Sarah Coakley at school. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Posted in Fundraising, PTO

Pennies for Patients!

LLSPennies_CR2This week Arco Iris will be holding the 3rd annual Pennies for Patients drive supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

To kick off our fundraising, on Monday, February 23rd, will be a free dress day to all students who bring $1 to donate!

All week 8th grader Caitlynn Lee, who is organizing our Pennies for Patients drive this year, will have a table set up with a candy jar. For $0.25, students can guess how many candies are in the jar. The winning student gets the total money raised towards their classroom for the classroom competition, as well as a jar of candy.

Monday students will also be receiving individual banks which they can take home to collect donations. Students can bring the banks back each day to deposit the money in their classroom bank. The class which brings in the most money for the classroom competition gets lunch brought in from Olive Garden later in the spring!

In addition to bringing in money, you can donate online at: http://or.sy.llsevent.org/ng/index.cfm/13848/regPages/pledge/ArcoIrisSpanishImmerSchool

Click on the link that says “See the School Arco Iris Spanish Immer School” below the Donate Now button, and donate directly to your student’s class for the competition.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Last year Arco Iris raised over $1600 for LLS. Let’s continue to show we care!

Posted in General Announcements