We are mid-way through the year and thought it would be a great time to share with all of you how Arco Iris has been able to utilize the enrichment fees so far. We think you will agree that our students have really experienced some great additions to our core program!
- Field trip for grades 1 and 2 to local fire stations and Schute park as part of their study of people and places in our community
- Children’s author, Carmen Bernier-Grand, visited for an all-school assembly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
- Award winning Portland author, Joanna Rose, conducted a week-long writing workshop with our 3rd and 4th graders
- Artist in Residence, Kristin Carlson, is visiting one Friday a month for 4 months, for school-wide art lessons
- Art supplies for Artist in Residence projects
- Biz Town, for grades 5 and 6: an indoor center that contains a mini city with up to 19 public and private businesses run by students. Our students will be running City Hall!
- Music and supplies for our Winter celebration
- Supplies for Dia de los muertos/Halloween studies
- Small classroom budgets for cultural celebrations
Here is a short list of upcoming plans for our students:
- Materials for Chinese New Year celebration and parade
- Dia de los Ninos – April 30th
- All-school play, Wild Wes, put on by the Taproot Theatre Road Company
- Field Day
Most of these programs would not be possible without the funds from enrichment fees. Enrichment fees cannot be used toward general operating expenses, but are specifically slated for academically enriching activities in addition our core curriculum. Writer workshops, multi-cultural studies, and Biz Town are great examples of educationally enriching opportunities for our students. Thank you for your support!