Friday Updates – September 13, 2013

We’ve completed our second week of school and our students are really getting into their routines. Our lunch program has been a very popular change this year, and we hope your children are enjoying their hot lunches!

Beaverton Christian Church is a very busy place, particularly on Wednesdays and Fridays. We share common area space, parking lot, and playground with their preschool and kindergarten, so between us there are a couple hundred families being served every day! Together we are learning and coordinating our schedules, parking routines, housekeeping, and other business activities. When you see our friends at BCC, please thank them for being such friendly and patient hosts.

SAFETY ALERT: We have seen many parents driving into the parking lot while holding and talking on their cell phones. Oregon prohibits texting and use of handheld cell phones for all drivers while driving. Safety for our and BCC families is our primary concern. Thank you!

Back to School Night: We are excited to meet parents on Monday, September 16th for Back to School Night. We will start in the gym at 6:30. Jan will speak to the group as a whole, parents will have an opportunity to go to their student’s classroom. Teachers will have a session from 6:55 -7:10 and then another session from 7:15 – 7:30. There will be a formal presentation, information for conference signups, and some handouts for you to take home. Our specials teachers and support staff will also be here for you to meet. We will also be collecting Enrichment Fees beginning on Monday. These fees pay for field trips, specialized supplies, and contract specialists (e.g. literature, music performances).

The Jog-A-Thon was kicked off this morning during our morning meeting! You will receive a packet today in your child’s backpack. This is our second biggest fundraising event of the year! All the fun happens on Friday, October 4th. Each student will run, walk, or skip around a 160 meter course. Prior to the event, each student will have the opportunity to raise pledges or flat donations from family and friends for the school. If each student raises $150, our school will raise over $25,000! We have some amazing prizes for all of our participants again this year. Want to volunteer at this fantastic event? Click here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A49A9A62CAA8-jogathon. See also our Jog-A-Thon page for more details.

Spirit Wear Sales – Once a month students are encouraged to show their Jaguar pride and wear Arco Iris spirit wear. Starting In October, the last Friday of school in the month will be spirit wear day (we will send reminders). Apparel orders are due September 20th. Please place completed forms and your payment in the PTO lockbox located next to the main office door.

Fall After-School Enrichment Classes begin September 30th! We will have classes Monday (Chess), Wednesday (Young Rembrandts), and Friday (Lego) starting the week of September 30th. All classes are 3:45 – 4:45 at the school.

Volunteers needed! Want to get involved, but not sure where to start? We have a few sign-ups going on now.

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