Friday Updates – September 20, 2013

It has been a great week at Arco Iris! Thanks to all of you who made it to Back to School Night on Monday. It was a great night for families and staff and it is fun to present our academic program to everyone.

School Board News – The Arco Iris school board is happy to welcome their newest member of the board of directors. Scott Schiefelbein was elected last night after receiving a recommendation from the school’s nominating committee. Scott is a local tax attorney with a lot of experience working with, and volunteering for, non-profits. Scott also serves on the board of directors of the Broadway Rose Theater Company in Tigard. Scott and his wife Becky also have two kids at Arco Iris. Welcome to our team Scott!

Spirit Wear Sales – Today is the last day to place your spirit wear order! Starting In October, the last Friday of school in the month will be spirit wear day (we will send reminders). Please place completed forms and your payment in the PTO lockbox located next to the main office door.

Jog-A-Thon – The second annual jog-a-thon is only two weeks away! We hope your kids are having fun gathering pledges for their big day. If you haven’t seen information and forms from your child, please be sure to check out the jog-a-thon page. The jog-a-thon is the school’s second largest fundraiser and we hope to exceed our $18,000 target toward the PTO’s $85,000 net fundraising goal. Last year, our kids worked hard to help the school exceeded the event’s fundraising goal of $15,000 and they ran over 333 miles in the process! We are excited to see what they can do this year.

There are still slots available for volunteering at the jog-a-thon! Please check out the sign up genius page.

Picture day is coming September 27th! If you would like to come help our kids look and smile their best, please email Becky Schiefelbein. We’ll get started right away that morning.

Consejo de padres will now be holding their meetings the second Wednesday on a bimonthly basis. The next meeting will be November 13th. We will be holding elections in the month of October. We are currently seeking representatives for first grade, sixth and seventh grade. Please look for more information regarding elections in the upcoming weeks.

Jaguar’s Run – Our student running program is entirely volunteer run. Do you have an hour to donate to this very popular program? We are in need of volunteers to keep this program going. Please see our online sign-up for dates and times. Thank you!

Lunch and Recess helpers – What a great way to spend your lunch hour! Our staff and kids would love some extra hands at lunch time. Have a day you’d like to spend lunch with our students? See our online sign-up for dates and times. Time slots are only ~30 minutes each.

Save the Date – our first restaurant night is set for October 2nd at Chevy’s! Leave the cooking to someone else that day and dine out with friends and family. Fliers coming soon.

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