Friday Updates – February 5, 2016

Restaurant Night

Buffalo Wild Wings on Beaverton Hillsdale Highway will be hosting Arco Iris family and friends all day Wednesday, February 10th. A flier will come home next week (and attached here: BWW Flier). A percentage of all the food and bar sales will be given directly back to our school! 

After school Enrichment

We have new start date for Mad Science

 

  • Tuesdays starting Feb 16th:
  • Mad Science: grades 1-5 (online registration)
  • last class will be March 29th (no class March 22nd)

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

We are half way sold out for our Fiesta Night & Auction! Don’t miss this annual gala event where you can win fantastic get-aways to Mexico, Boston, Napa Valley and so much more! Get tickets now before they run out! Click here for tickets!

Congratulations to our Early Bird prize winner – Meghan Bishop!   Early Bird pricing runs out February 15th so don’t delay!

Have you asked your company yet if they’ll be a sponsor for our Fiesta & Auction? It’s easy, just ask! If your wonderful company makes a donation to our school ($250, $500, $1K, $2.5K), we will advertise them in our Auction Program, on our website, and during the event. Donations of $500 and up will also receive VIP tickets to our event!  Let us know what you can do at auction@arcoirisschool.org!

Yearbook Request

Have you snapped some pictures of your child and their amigos this year?  We’d love to see them!  Jog-A-Thon, Field Trips, Assemblies, Recess, Art time, Class time…any time!  Please share your pictures with the yearbook team here.

 

PTO Officers Meeting Change

Due to a conflict with classroom parties, the monthly PTO Officers meeting will be changed to Friday, February 12 @8:40am. Agenda will be posted on the PTO Meeting Agenda and Minutes page, as well as the PTO FaceBook page.

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Friday Updates – January 29, 2016

After School Enrichment – Mad Science update

  • Different instructor for this session, offering a fresh perspective on science
  • Registration still open
  • Tuesdays starting Feb 9th

Grades 1-5 (online registration)

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction:

We are half way sold out for our Fiesta Night & Auction! This is a night of fun, socializing, and celebrating our school. Get tickets now before they run out! To buy tickets, click here.

Congratulations to our Early Bird prize winner – Anissa Rogers!  Prizes will be drawn every week through January so the earlier you sign up to attend, the better your chances! Prices go up after Feb. 15th so don’t delay!

We’re in need of more sponsors – these are companies that donate to our school and are advertised in our Auction Program. Ask if your company will be a Sponsor! Sponsorship starts at just $250; Donations of $500 and up include VIP seating at the event! Go big and ask for $1K! Let us know what you can do at auction@arcoirisschool.org!

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Muchas Gracias!

Muchas Gracias to everyone that attended the BSD School Board meeting Jan 19th.
 
We had nearly 100 people come to support the school – prompting a photo op from Superintendent Rose when we all stood at the end to show our support!
We were well represented by board emeritus member, Jim Mullaney, 3rd grade teacher, Maria Rodriguez and parent, Jodi Rathbun.
A follow up message will be sent to the BSD school board with some great videos produced by Jarrad Bowen.  They will include our school essay contest winners- Erik Greenley, Averi Richardson and Annabelle McCaffery; testimony from our middle school English Language Arts teacher, Aaron Bronikowski, parent, Glenda Donato, and former students, Caitlynn Lee and Cali De Armas.
Thank You to everyone that participated in the effort to showcase our school to the BSD board and put forth solid statements in support of our charter renewal.
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Friday Updates – January 15, 2016

Planning for Next Year

We have already received a couple of great ideas, but we want to hear more. We would like to invite the community to submit ideas for events, activities, fundraisers, etc. that you would like to see the PTO consider. Please send your ideas to pto@arcoirisschool.org.

 

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction:

  • Congratulations to our first Early Bird prize winner – Leticia Christopherson!  Prizes will be drawn every week through January so the earlier you sign up to attend, the better your chances! Consider buying a table (for a lower per seat cost) and inviting friends and family as well. To buy tickets click here. Prices go up after Feb. 15th so don’t delay!
  • We need your help! Do you have a timeshare, condo, cabin, or 2nd house somewhere? If so, PLEASE consider donating a week or couple nights stay at it for our school auction. These are huge money makers for us so let the auction team know if you can do it.
  • We’re in need of more sponsors – these are companies that donate to our school and are advertised in our Auction Program. Ask if your company will be a sponsor! Sponsorship starts at just $250; Donations of $500 and up include VIP seating at the event! Go big and ask for $1K!

 

Yearbook Request:

Have you snapped some pictures of your child and their amigos this year?  We’d love to see them!  Jog-A-Thon, Field Trips, Assemblies, Recess, Art time, Class time…any time!  Please share your pictures with the yearbook team here.

Gracias!

 

Up Coming Events:

  • MLK Day- No School 1/18
  • School Board Meeting 1/21 @ 5pm
  • Open House 1/21 @ 6pm
  • PTO Meeting 1/22 @8:40am
  • Staff Development No School 1/29
  • Coffee w/principal 2/5
  • Spirit wear 2/5
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School Board Appreciation Month

Proclamation

WHEREAS, the school board creates a vision for what students should know and be able to do;

WHEREAS, the school board establishes clear standards for student performance;

WHEREAS, the school board ensures that student assessments are tied to established standards;

WHEREAS, the school board is accountable to the community for operating a school that supports student achievement;

WHEREAS, the school board aligns resources to ensure that students meet standards;

WHEREAS, the school board creates a climate that supports the philosophy that all children can learn at high levels;

WHEREAS, the school board builds collaborative relationships based on trust, teamwork and shared accountability; and

WHEREAS, the school board is committed to continuous education and training on issues related to student achievement;

NOW, THEREFOREWe, hereby declare our appreciation to the members of the Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School Board and proclaim the month of January to be School Board Recognition Month.

We urge all families to join us  in recognizing the dedication and hard work of our school board members in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

Signed: Erin Miles, Principal & Sunshine King, PTO President

Dated: January 8, 2016

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Friday Updates – January 8, 2016

Open Enrollment begins today!

As you saw from our post earlier today, Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year begins today. This is for NEW students only. If your child is currently attending Arco Iris, you do not need to complete the online application. However, siblings not currently attending and wanting to enroll next fall need to go through the online application process. Please see our enrollment page for more details.

Arco Iris Town Hall Meeting

The Arco Iris School Board has scheduled four town hall meetings this year in the Prayer room. The second one is coming up on Tuesday, January 12 @ 6:00-7:00 pm. Please join us for some drinks, snacks and casual conversation. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and get to know each other. Hope to see many of you there.

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6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction!

  • Don’t miss out on the Early Bird pricing, now through February 15th. Prizes will be drawn every week through January so the earlier you sign up, the better your chances. Consider buying a table (for a cheaper per seat cost) and inviting friends and family as well. Buy tickets HERE: https://arcoiris.ejoinme.org/2016auction
  • Get your 20 hours/year of volunteer service in by helping out. We’ll need volunteers in January/February for short projects. You can also sign up to help the day of the event. Please contact our auction team for more details.
  • Parent Parties – Would you be willing to host a party for other parents? We have parties listed on poster boards at the auction where parents can sign up to attend. We’ve had Margarita Parties, cooking parties, Wine in the Countryside; anything you can dream of is an option! Please contact our auction team to host one.
  • Teacher Parties – We need parents to sponsor a party that the teacher hosts for students. Parents can sign up for a “poster party” at the auction for their child to attend. We’ve had ice skating parties, tea parties, lunch with the teacher. Please contact our auction team to sponsor a Teacher party (parents can join together).

Planning for Next Year

With the start of the new year the PTO would like to invite the community to submit ideas for events, activities, fundraisers, etc.. that you would like to see the PTO facilitate. Please send your ideas to pto@arcoirisschool.org .

Registration Open for Violin Classes at Arco Iris

Southwest Music School will hold a beginning violin class at Arco Iris
  • Tuesdays at 4pm
  • Starting January 12th
  • All grade levels welcome
  • Students from outside Arco Iris welcome
  • Register at swmusicschool.org
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Open Enrollment Begins Today!

We will be accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year between January 8 through February 8, 2016 for students in grades 1 through 8. We are not opening a kindergarten this fall.

Enrollment applications for new students can be filled out online. The link to our application is available on our Enrollment Page. If your child currently attends Arco Iris, you will receive an “Intent to Enroll” so there is no need to re-enroll online.

We have posted all the details for enrollment on the website, including our Process for Admittance as well as our Things to Consider.

Please review these pages if you are interested in enrolling your child(ren) at our school.

We will also hold an Open House for those families who are interested in learning more about our school. This info session will be held at our school (13600 SW Allen Blvd). Please park in rows D and higher and enter the facility through Building C – these are the school entrance doors.

  • Open House – January 21, 2016 6:30 – 7:30pm

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