Friday Update – June 13, 2014

As we wrap up the school year the PTO would like to send a BIG thank you to everyone who volunteered and participated in the classroom and many other activities and fundraisers this school year. The success of everything we do depends on your support, time, and donations and we are looking forward to another successful year! While the weekly blog updates will stop during the summer break please keep an eye out for occasional messages keeping your posted about activities, back-to-school information, and volunteer needs as we get ready for September. Feel free to e-mail the PTO with any questions you have during the summer break but keep in mind that e-mail box will not be checked daily until later in August. Enjoy your summer – we look forward to seeing you and your children in a couple months!

Volunteer Opportunities
Positions are filling up but the PTO is still needs help for the 2014-2015 school year. Please take a look at the positions we have and let us know if you can join.  Many of the events that have happened this year has been courtesy of the PTO.  We want to keep the ball rolling and start of next year with a full and complete crew.  Please consider joining its fun and a great way to get connected with our school community.

Don’t forget about our Community Events that are coming up.

Hillsboro Hops Baseball Game – Thursday, July 3rd, at 7:05 pm. Join other Arco Iris families in our reserved section of the stadium to cheer on the Hops as they will surely defeat the Everett AquaSox. This game will conclude with an amazing fireworks show that alone is worth the price of admission. Seats are $11 each and to secure your spot at the game now please drop your check, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office door. Your tickets will be held at will call the night of the game, so if you need your tickets held in a name other than the name on your check please note that on the memo line. See you at the game!

Mazamas Lodge Overnighter – Friday, September 19th. The historic Mazamas Lodge on Mt. Hood near the turnoff for Timberline Lodge will be all ours for the night and is the perfect setting for enjoying the best that the mountain has to offer in September. There are many hiking trails and opportunities for exploring the area, including huckleberry picking at the peak of its season on the mountain. The cost per person is $30, which includes lodging for the night, dinner Friday night, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. The lodge capacity is 70, but they allow tent camping on the grounds outside the lodge if we exceed capacity or by choice. So reserve your spots now by dropping a check for the number of attendants in your family, made out to Arco Iris, in the PTO drop box outside the office and please write “Mazamas” in the memo line.

 

Summer Park Playdates:
We scheduled a few  grade-specific playdates so that our brand new Arco Iris students have a chance to get to make some new friends before school starts but everyone – new or returning – is invited to the all-school dates. We will meet on the playground at Fir Grove Elementary behind the Arco Iris parking lot.

Sunday, July 20th – All-school, 1:00 – 3:00
Sunday, July 27th – 1st Grade, 3:00 – 5:00
Saturday, August 2nd – 3rd Grade, 11:00 – 1:00
Sunday, August 10th – All-school, 3:00 – 5:00
Friday, August 15th – 1st Grade, 1:00 – 3:00

Up coming date to know:
June 19 – School Board Meeting
July 3- Hillsboro Hops Game

 

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