Friday Updates – January 31, 2014

Too Sick for School – We have had an increasing number of sick students at school that have gone home early AND returned the next day with similar symptoms and slight fevers. We need our sick students to stay home, as we are seeing an increase in the number of sick students we have daily. If your child has a fever or vomits, s/he must stay home for 24 hours after their symptoms (unmedicated) are gone. Our custodian is again disinfecting the classrooms. With the norovirus and influenza spreading throughout the Portland area, we need your help to keep our kids safe and healthy.

We hope everyone had fun at our Arco Iris community night at Papa’s Pizza this Tuesday!

Break Room Stocking – Thank you to our 4th grade families for generously keeping the staff and teacher break room stocked with tasty snacks and beverages during the month of January! The teachers and staff appreciate being able to quickly and conveniently grab a snack or make a fresh cup of coffee during the day, and keeping it stocked is so easy when we share the task. Each grade will take turns stocking the break room and the 5th grade families will be taking over for the month of February. Families of 5th grade students should check e-mail for information about this, or check out this signup genius. Thank you for participating in this important volunteer opportunity!

This year’s Science & Engineering Fair is coming soon, and it is going to be a great event! This showcase of our students’ talents takes a bit of work behind the scenes to make it a success. We need a number of volunteers to help, from handing out display boards to being a science fair judge. You can sign up for any of these volunteer jobs by visiting our volunteer site. If you have questions, please contact Kirstin Pinit.

Imagination Yoga. The first offering of this class includes 6 sessions starting February 3rd. The classes start on Monday from 3:40-4:25. Register online for this fun, creative, and flexible class! IY Registration Form

Arco 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. Winterhawks flier

Girls on the Run registration was successful! Assistant coaches and running buddies are still needed for ALL teams.  Please see Girls On the Run for details on how to help this incredible organization help amazing girls! Or email our parent volunteer Laura Elvers.

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