Friday Updates – September 27, 2013

What an amazing week! Our 6th and 7th graders spent three days at outdoor school and they all came back with great stories from their trip. You’ll hear more about this fantastic event in the coming days.

The Oregonian visited Arco Iris today! Look for us in the Wednesday Beaverton Leader newspaper. We will post the link to the online version next week on the blog.

Dress code reminder: The Arco Iris dress code is red or white tops, with a collar (polo style or button down). Please no blue shirts or t-shirts. Thank you! If you have any questions about our dress code, please see our dress code page or contact the office. Thank you!

Playground safety: Please do not allow children to play inside or pass through the shrubbery around the top of the amphitheater. This is not allowed during school recess times, and we ask that our students follow school rules outside of school as well. Thank you for helping us continue to be good guests at BCC.

The 2nd Annual Arco Iris Jog-A-Thon is only 7 days away! We are so proud of our kids and families for helping gather donations from family and friends to help our school fill the 20% funding gap from the state school fund. You’ll find all the scheduling details on the Jog-a-Thon Page.

Three Cheers for Pasta Pronto, Sysco, and Oregon Heritage Farm! They are generously donating a macaroni and cheese lunch for our runners. A dairy free and gluten free option will also be available. Each student will also receive an apple from the Oregon Heritage Farm and baby carrots. Beverages besides water will not be provided. Don’t forget to pack snacks for your student and an additional beverage, if you wish.

Note: If you ordered hot lunch for October 4, a credit will be offered for a different lunch day.

Students can return Jog-a-Thon envelopes to the office or to their teachers. Donations are due by Friday, October 18th at 9 AM. Donations will be accepted after that time, but students will not be eligible for the prize drawings. Prizes will be distributed at a Friday morning meeting 1-2 weeks after donations are collected.

Oregon Battle of the Books: It’s time to gather your bookmarks, start reading, and prepare for battle! Arco Iris students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will again have the opportunity to participate in Oregon Battle of the Books, or OBOB. Every student in those grades is welcome to join and participation is always fun. Scheduling details will be worked out after signups are complete, but plan on practices to be held occasionally in the fall, more frequently after the holiday break, to be hosted after school in the cafeteria and at team members’ homes.  Learn more about the program on the OBOB website and contact Cheryl Hoffbeck or Erik Mace with questions or to sign your young reader up for battle!

Scholastic Book Fair: The book fair will return during parent-teacher conferences in late October so plan to come early or stay late to shop. Along with the usual variety of popular and enriching titles we will also have a selection of Spanish books at every reading level. And new this year, the book fair will also be open before and after school the two days before conferences so that you can shop with your kids! Book Fair hours and volunteer cashier opportunities will be announced soon. 

Family restaurant night – our first restaurant night is set for October 2nd at Chevy’s on 185th from 11:am – 10pm. Leave the cooking to someone else that day and dine out with friends and family. Watch for fliers next week.

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