Friday Updates – February 7, 2014

snow day_jpgHappy Snow Day!

Special thanks to our parent volunteers who gave up their afternoon and helped out with our early release due to bad weather. We know that traffic was a huge challenge for everyone! Be safe and enjoy the snow today. We look forward to hearing about all the fun when we return to school next week.

Emergency information – We had a number of families who we tried to contact that had phone numbers disconnected or “not accepting calls” numbers as well as emergency contacts not accurate. It is very important to keep your contact information up to date with the school as well as to designate a local emergency contact. Having a neighbor or a classmate designated who can pick up your child in case of school closures helps our staff and parent volunteers leave school at a reasonable hour. Thank you!

Arco Iris Care Week – We think our kids are pretty amazing. The Arco Iris Student Council members have a big plan next week for our student body – Care Week! See the slide show they have created for more details. They will be lighting up the faces of some kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as well as their peers.

2014 Science and Engineering Fair – This year there is no need for you to purchase a display board for your students’ project presentations. All the display boards were generously donated by Synopsys Outreach Foundation. We appreciate their support! On Monday, your student will bring home approved project proposals and display boards. Time to get to work on those inquiries and designs!

As a parent, your role is to encourage your student(s) in their work and help them solve problems that arise. Please look to your students’ teacher(s) for additional guidance and requirements for completing projects and presentations. 

We also need your help to do some behind the scenes work on the event planning and logistics. There are a number of volunteer jobs available, most take less than 2 hours of your time and are essential to making the Science & Engineering Fair great. Please sign up at HERE to help if you can, and contact Kirstin Pinit with any questions about volunteering. 

PTO Meeting – Our next PTO meeting is Friday the 14th at 8:30 right after drop off in the cafeteria, so come share some love with your fellow parents and catch up on what the PTO is up to right now.

Coffee with Jan – Mark your calendars to attend our first Principal coffee hour on Tuesday, February 25th starting right after drop off until 9:30. Bring your little ones, get informed, and get to know someone new at Arco Iris – we look forward to seeing you there!

Auction news – Thank you to Office Max and to Rain Law Firm for becoming sponsors of the 2014 Fiesta Night. Sponsorship is a great way to support Arco Iris and gain some exposure for your business.  If interested – please email our auction committee.

Arco Iris Family Event – Winterhawks! 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

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