Friday Updates – January 25 2013

Open enrollment is here! If you have a child you wish to enroll with us as a new student this fall, please complete our online application, found on our Enrollment page. If your child currently attends Arco Iris, you will receive a form in the next couple of weeks to confirm your plans for next year.

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Open House this Saturday, 10:00 am – Noon! Our parent volunteers and staff are looking forward to meeting new friends and families this weekend. We will have a few students attending also, so kids interested in joining us next year can ask their peers questions!

There will be a school board work session next Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 5:30 pm in the 5th/6th grade classroom. At this meeting, the school board charter renewal team will be working with the school’s attorney on the charter renewal details. This meeting is open to the public, but there will be no public comment. Parents are welcome to attend and listen in. Our agenda is posted on the Board Meeting page.

Consejo de padres News

Please check the Consejo de padres page for meeting agendas, minutes and unofficial summaries (posted within days of the meetings) to keep you up to date.

Election for 3rd grade representative – Consejo de padres is looking for a 3rd grade parent interested in joining the group through the 2013-2014 school year. It is a great way to be involved with the school. Please email Dina Musgrave if you are interested.

PTO News

Have you heard?  The Arco Iris 3rd Annual Fiesta Night and Auction is coming April 27, 2013 at Rock Creek Country Club.  Last year was fantastic and this year is shaping up to be even better.

Auction Procurement is in full swing…and there are still many different ways you can help out! We are especially in need of vacation rentals, time shares, golfing packages, sporting event tickets and airline miles! We are looking for stays in Seattle, Anaheim, San Francisco, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast and beyond. If you have any connections with local businesses or golf courses, we want to know! Feel like donating a gift card? Buy one with SCRIP and Arco Iris will benefit twice! We also have connections with some businesses or restaurants that will offer discounted gift cards or hotel stays.  Grab a friend or two and contribute together to help make an amazing package for the auction! Contact Mary Jane Redmond, 2013 Fiesta Night & Auction Procurement Chair at Fundraising for further details.

We also need your wine!  When you are stocking up on wine, please consider picking up an extra bottle to donate to the auction (we also gladly accept re-gifted wine!) We only ask that each bottle be valued at $25 or more. All wine can be dropped off at school, in the office, (please enclosed it in a bag) at any time.

Check out Arco Iris’ 3rd Annual Fiesta Night and Auction webpage HERE!

Please like our PTO Facebook page for more frequent auction updates. ¡Olé!

Chess Wizards – We will be offering a new chess program starting this winter session at Arco Iris. Chess Wizards is a nationwide chess education group that offers afterschool education to schools. The company will begin classes at Arco Iris on January 29th. Please note that chess club will be moving to Tuesdays beginning Winter session.  Please see the Winter Enrichment page for additional information.

Box Tops and Labels for Education We need as many as we can get! Clip clip clip!  You can even ask your neighbors, friends, and family to clip them off the products they buy and give them to your student. Have your student bring in the Box Tops and Labels for Education in a ziplock bag labeled with student’s full name, teacher name, and number of tops/labels and drop them in the box across from the office.  We will have a prize drawing February 22 for all students who turn in at least 25 labels by February 21.  Thank you for your help!

SCRIP Orders are due Thursday, January 31 and delivered on Friday, February 8. Order forms are in the tower across from the office. Extra scrip is available for sale every Wednesday from 3-3:30 across from the office.

Jaguars Read logs were handed out after Thanksgiving for December and January.  February’s reading log will be coming next week. Be sure to have your child turn in all of their holiday reading hours for great prizes.

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