Kindergarten Update 2012

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

We would like to thank you for your interest in Arco Iris Spanish Immersion Charter School.  We greatly appreciate your support and patience as we are trying to get a Kindergarten approved and prepared for fall.  Unfortunately, due to a variety of obstacles we are unable to accommodate a Kindergarten program for the 2012-2013 school year.

As most of you know, Arco Iris is in process of relocating from its current location at Bethlehem Lutheran Church to Beaverton Christian Church.  Our move to Beaverton Christian Church will facilitate our longer term growth plans and allow us to attain a K-8 program. While Bethlehem Lutheran is a wonderful facility, it does not have the physical space to accommodate our long-term growth plans.

Our move to Beaverton Christian Church requires approval from the City of Beaverton through a major modification of land use process. This scripted process follows minimum timelines and legal requirements for public participation and City input. While the City, Beaverton Christian Church, and Arco Iris are actively working together to make this process as seamless as possible, we are still unable to definitively secure a move-in date and it may be another few weeks before we know more regarding timing. We feel at this time it is only fair to our kindergarten families that we suspend our kindergarten plans for this fall so our families can carry out alternative plans for 2012-2013.

We do appreciate your support and patience as we carry out this process. There are other Spanish Immersion options in our area. Here is a list of resources that a number of our families have participated in:

Public:

Private:

  • Amiguitos: 11675 SW Butner Rd. Portland, OR 97225 Phone: 503-596-2661
  • Eduplin: 9920 Northwest Cornell Road Portland, OR 97229 Phone: 503-291-9182
  • Pasitos: 13280 SW Havencrest St Beaverton, OR 97005-0953 Phone: 503-853-0551 (afternoon only)
  • Little Einsteins Spanish School: 1111 SW 170th Ave Beaverton OR 97006 Phone: 503-998-1422
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