Friday Updates – January 24, 2014

New student enrollment continues through February 6th. Please see our enrollment page for the online application form. This applies to all new students wanting to enroll for fall, including siblings of current students.

Winter Term Enrichment Classes – Two new options for our students this term!

  • Imagination Yoga. The first offering of this class includes 6 sessions starting February 3rd. The classes will be on Mondays from 3:40-4:25. Register online for this fun, creative, and flexible class! IY Registration Form
  • Girls on the Run is coming to our school! This is a fantastic program for 3rd – 5th grade girls and practices will be Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:15 at the sports field at Fir Grove. The session runs from March 10th through June 3rd and culminates with the girls participating in the 5K Starlight Run. This popular program is open to girls from any school and it fills up fast, so mark your calendars for January 27, 2014 when registration opens. See the attached fliers for more details and registration information. Girls on the Run info and Girls on the Run FAQ. The registration page is HERE.
  • Coaches and running buddies needed! Coaching requires a 4 hour per week commitment for 12 weeks. Running buddies meet with the girls twice for a total of 4 hours. We need at least two coaches and 15 running buddies. If you are interested, please apply now through February 1st. For more information on the Girls on the Run program, please email Laura Elvers.

winterhawksArco Iris Family Event – Winterhawks! You probably know that Portland is home to the Western Hockey League Championship Winterhawks, team of the 2013 Rookie of the year and 2013 leading league scorer, and you know you want to go see these home town stars in action on the ice. So get ready for fun and join fellow Arco Iris families at their February 22nd game against the Prince Albert Raiders in the Memorial Coliseum. Tickets for our group are just $12 per person and are easy to purchase and print directly through this link on their website. To get the $12 price enter our promo code when prompted: ARCOIRIS in all caps. We can’t wait to see you there! Contact Becky Schiefelbein with any questions.

Family Restaurant Nights are back! Plan to take a night off from making dinner on January 28th and join us at Papa’s Pizza on 158th for our first restaurant night of the new year. Help us show Papa’s Pizza that we appreciate them being an Arco Iris community partner by eating there on the 28th and helping to pump up those sales that they will then be donating a percentage of back to the school. It’s a win-win!

Science & Engineering Fair Project Plans are Underway! Students can choose to use the scientific method or engineering design process to explore a topic of interest to them. Follow the links on the Science & Engineering Fair webpage to access more than 1,000 project ideas and other resources! Remember, participation is required for students in grades 4 and higher, and optional (and encouraged!) for grades 1-3.

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2 Responses to Friday Updates – January 24, 2014

  1. Kim says:

    Is there a Boys on the Run program? Or Uberthons? I know the boys also loved the jog-a-thons, Jaguars on the Run, and this would be good for those who want to get ready for track and field.

    • deonneknill says:

      Hi Kim – We met with Uberthons last fall and the challenge was location. The district told them that THPRD had Fir Grove fields reserved all week, so our kids would have needed to go off site for the running. We have not forgotten about them as a future option. But they would need to have a location reserved in advance.

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