As we have 20+ students learning the art and science of computer programming today, and probably 100+ more students wrapping up their science fair projects this weekend, a mention of Pi day couldn’t have better timing.
Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14. Looking for something fun to do with the kids today? Check out this link for a few suggestions!
The Science & Engineering Fair is next Thursday, March 20, from 5:30-7:00 in the gym. This will be the last weekend to work on projects and displays for the Science & Engineering Fair. If you have questions about requirements, please view the Science Fair website or contact your student’s science teacher.
- Students in grades 1-3 will bring their display boards to school on the 20th, and turn them in on arrival (grades 4-7 will receive instructions and due dates from their teachers). Any items to be displayed with the board should be brought in and set up at 5:30pm. Check the website for details on what is acceptable to bring for display.
- Pizza and beverages will be served from 4:45pm until 6:00pm. We will have pepperoni and cheese pizza for $2/slice, $10/whole pie (not pi).
- Please make sure your student is standing at their display at the assigned times.
- Grades 1, 3, 5, 7 (odd numbers): 5:30-6:00
- Grades 2, 4, 6 (even numbers): 6:10-6:40
Volunteers are still needed. You may be surprised to see how easy and convenient it is to pitch in and help! There are just a few jobs left to fill. Contact Kirstin Pinit, or sign up here for all volunteer jobs.
- Pizza Servers will serve up pizza and beverages to hungry students and their families from 4:45-6:00. One space left.
- Fair Set up help is needed on Thursday afternoon from 3:30-5:30. Set up tables and arrange 133 projects completed by students, groups, and classes! One space left – but all help with this will be appreciated.
- Event Hosts help answer questions and make sure everyone knows where they need to be, and will also help close up the Fair by collecting review forms, ushering attendees to the door, and tidying up the gym before leaving. One space left.
- Project Reviewers interview students about their projects and provide feedback on a grade-specific form. This is the most important job at the Fair. Reviewers enhance the learning experience for students by giving them a chance to explain their work. Spanish speakers are encouraged, but not required. One space left.
- Clean up help is needed on Friday afternoon, from 2:30-3:30. Organize display boards by class and put away tables. We’ll put the gym back in order and send projects home with kids at the end of the day. One space left – but all help with this will be appreciated.
Come to the Fourth Annual Fiesta Night and Auction and celebrate Arco Iris!
Only at the auction on April 12 can you bid on:
Vacation packages to the Oregon Coast and Gorge, Sunriver, OR, & Vail, CO
Class Art Projects
Date Night Packages
Private Wine Tastings
Ricoh B/W Laser Printer
Orthodontia for Kids
And a bevy of fun activities for adults, kids and families!
This is your last chance to purchase tickets! Sales absolutely close on 3/17/14. See you at the Tiffany Center on April 12!
PTO Meeting – Due to grading day and parent/teacher conferences, the March PTO meeting will be held on March 21st right after the schools morning meeting. Please join us to watch the morning meeting, where Jan will be reviewing some of the science fair highlights with the students. Then join the PTO in the middle school break room for the monthly PTO meeting.