New Website

As of March 1st, 2016 we are pleased to launch our new website. Please update your bookmarks to keep up on the latest updates: http://www.arcoirisschool.org.

Thank you to Deonne Knill who ran our WordPress since its inception.

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Friday Updates – February 26, 2016

As our school continues to grow we must, inevitably change. On March 1st, 2016 we will be transitioning from this blog to a new website. You will find our new  website at http://www.arcoirisschool.org, once the new site is up and running. A sneak peak of the new website can be found at the bottom of this post. Until then you can continue to find information though this blog.

Community Update:

Science and Engineering Fair Next Thursday!
Students will bring home reminders about the Fair today. This is the last weekend to finish up projects and presentations.

The Science Fair will be held in the gym from 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, March 3.

Student projects will be reviewed by attendees during the following times:
5:30-6:00: Grades 1-3 and Middle School
6:10-6:40: Grades 4-5
Students should be standing at with their project at the designated time. Parents and friends will come around to interview students and provide feedback. We hope that every student will have the chance to be interviewed at least once. It’s important that the student stay at their project for the duration of their assigned time.

PIZZA! The PTO will be selling pizza from 4:45pm until 6:00pm in the cafeteria. The LEGO Robotics Club will have projects on display in the science room so be sure to stop by and see their work.

See you Thursday night!

OBOB:
Congratulations to the Oregon Battle Of Books (OBOB) teams representing Arco Iris at regionals on March 5th! The OBOB Olympians will represent the 3-5 division and the Indorsians will represent the 6-8 division. Good luck to both teams!

Fundraising Update:

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction 

First, we must extend a Thank You to the Rain Law Firm

for also being sponsors of this event! Please consider J’s law firm for your attorney needs, or find J or Suzanne in the school hallways and extend a huge thank you for their continued annual support!

Next we’d like to share how our fabulous Fiesta Night will proceed. We’ll start the evening with appetizers of Chicken, Goat Cheese & Pesto Bruschetta; or Endive Spears, Dungeness Crab, and Asian Slaw. Dinner includes an Organic Greens Salad, Beef Tenderloin with Oven Dried Tomatoes, Blue Cheese, Pinot Noir Jus, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Seasonal Vegetables. Or our vegetarian entry of Portobello Napoleon with Potato chive emulsion. And we’ll also enjoy a Specialty Cocktail created just for this event. Desert is either New York-style Cheesecake served with a Seasonal Berry Compote or a Chantilly Cream Flourless Decadence Torte with Berries. ¡es múy délicioso!
We’ll have music, dancing, games, and some spirited bidding on great items from our auction. There are still a few tickets left so please join us!

Upcoming dates:

  • Science Fair 3/3
  • Coffee w/principal 3/4
  • Spirit wear 3/4
  • PTO Officers Meeting 3/10
  • NO SCHOOL 3/11
  • PTO Meeting 3/16 @8:40am
  • Conferences 3/16-3/17 
  • NO SCHOOL 3/17
  • School Board Meeting 3/17 @ 6pm
  • Spring Break 3/21-3/25

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Open Board Positions – 2.22.16

The Arco Iris Board of Directors voted at the February Meeting to increase the Board membership and add two Project Manager roles. We are proud of all that has been accomplished and plan to continue this success with our new members. In addition to these two openings, we are preparing to back fill two Board Members whose terms end in the Fall.

Job descriptions for each are attached:
Project Manager – Two positions to start immediately (Project Manager Job Description)

  • Looking for individuals with an interest or experience to join the following workgroups: technology, strategic planning, grant writing, site search/facilities, and any other projects as needed.

Educator – One position to start in October or November (Educator Job Description)

  • Educator would assist the principal with HR/admin support, staff retention, curriculum support, policy creation, and any additional asks as needed

Finance – One position to start in October (Finance Description)

  • Participate at the finance meetings, draft finance policies, support treasurer, and other tasks/projects as needed.

Why should you apply?

The Board is responsible for governing the school and establishing, implementing, and maintaining the original mission, vision, and philosophy of the school. As a Board member, you will be integral in ensuring the continued success of Arco Iris through working on various projects and participating in the school community.

How to apply: Individuals interested in applying for the above listed positions should submit their resume and cover letter of interest to board@arcoirisschool.org by 5:00 pm PST Friday, March 18th, 2016 to receive priority consideration. Please include which position you would like to be considered for in the subject line.

The Arco Iris Nominating Committee will interview prospective candidates and announce their selection at an upcoming board meeting. The selected candidate will be sworn in immediately.

Workgroup Openings
In addition to our Board openings, we are seeking parents to join the following workgroups:

  • Strategic Planning Workgroup would proactively assist the Board in planning for the future of Arco Iris. Email Caitlin Jeffery for more information.
  • Technology Workgroup needs parents with technical backgrounds to advise on Arco Iris’ technology infrastructure. Email Jenifer Nelles for more information.
  • Grant Writing Workgroup to evaluate and apply for grants. Email Erica Vo for more information.
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Friday Updates – February 19, 2016

Charter Renewal

On Monday, February 22nd the Beaverton School Board will vote whether to renew the charter agreement for Arco Iris.  Members of the charter renewal committee will attend and we encourage members of the Arco Iris community to join us and learn the decision first hand.  Please wear your Arco Iris spirit shirt and your “Nosotros” button if you have one from the January meeting.

Monday, February 22nd  6:30 pm at the district offices: 16550 SW Merlo Rd, Beaverton

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction Sponsors

We are pleased to announced Sponsors for our 6th Annual Fiesta Night & Auction. These companies have generously donated a total of $11,000 to our beloved school! Please consider them for business needs you have or just visit and say “Thank You!”
 
PLATINUM $2500
None
 
GOLD $1000
Harris Law Firm, P.C.
Single Point Communications
Right Weigh
RF Associates
SILVER $500
The Hilbert Team
Hillsboro Law Group
Greenburg Pediatric Dentistry
U.S. Bank (Cedar Hills Branch)
Unitus Community Credit Union
OnPoint Community Credit Union
Comcast
Rain Law Firm LLC
BRONZE $250
Gevurtz Menashe
Realty Solutions
Proctor Law PC
David Veverka
Little Einsteins Spanish School
Raul Valdivia CPA
Sauce box
Casa Lola/Press Café
Roloff Farms
Allstate (Adli khatatbeh, Agent)
Dr. Richard Franklin
Law Office of Ramón A. Pagán, LLC
In kind:
Riddle Press
Fernando Monroy
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Friday Updates – February 12, 2016

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

Only 74 seats are left for our 6th Annual Fiesta Night & Auction! Besides dinner, dancing and socializing, you’ll have a chance to bid on gorgeous artwork from our students, a trip to Disneyland, and stays in Sun River, Lincoln City, and more. Consider inviting friends with kids who may be interested in learning more about our school. 

This event is a blast so get your tickets now before they run out!

Charter Renewal Status

On Monday, February 22nd the Beaverton School Board will vote whether to renew the charter agreement for Arco Iris.  Members of the charter renewal committee will attend and we encourage members of the Arco Iris community to join us and learn the decision first hand.  Wear your Arco Iris spirit shirt and your “Nosotros” button if you have one from the January meeting.

Monday, February 22nd  6:30 pm at the district offices: 16550 SW Merlo Rd, Beaverton

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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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