Friday Updates – October 16, 2015

Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair offers a great selection of value-priced paperbacks, English and Spanish language books for all grade levels, and Spanish versions of some of today’s most popular children’s series. Come support our annual Book Fair, October 23rd – 29th. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to build your child’s home library or stock up on birthday and/or holiday gifts while helping to raise money for our school! Shop Online or visit us in the School Lobby during the following hours. 


  • Friday, October 23 –3:00 – 6pm
  • Monday, October 26 — 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, October 27 — 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 28 – 3:00 – 8:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29 — 7:30am – 8:00pm

Cash, check and credit card, including AMEX accepted.


Last year, your generous donations not only helped to expand classroom libraries but also brought huge smiles to our awesome teachers and the entire student body!

We hope that you will show your support again this year and consider helping your child’s teacher build her/his classroom library by purchasing a book from their wish list (wish lists will be displayed at the Book Fair).


Out of town and can’t make the Book Fair or maybe you just can’t find that one title that you would really like to add to your student’s collection?

You can even invite out of town family and friends to support your student. Check out the expanded shopping opportunities online. Shop the Arco Iris Book Fair!


Sign up via Parent Booker and secure a volunteer spot today! Bring your student along. They are welcome to help.


Jog-a-thon: Final numbers are being calculated. More information to come.

Restaurant Night: Join us on Thursday, October 22nd, for our first restaurant night of the school year. We will be eating at Sweet Tomatoes, Beaverton. Simply bring this flier in from 5pm-8pm on Thursday October 22nd, and Sweet Tomatoes will donate 15% of the sales to our school. Please be advised you must purchase a drink and cannot hand out the fliers at the restaurant.

AUCTION TEAM NEEDS A TEAM MEMBER: We already have one committed parent we just need one more. We have a well-developed Auction team in need of a Co-lead. This position is a shared position that oversees 8 sub-groups, with 2-5 members per group, and keeps the project on track.  Much of the planning is already underway, we simply need and organized individual to help keep things on track. There will be a timeline developed based on past events and information, but this is a self managing team that will give updates and reports to the PTO and School Board. The team will have the freedom to determine how often, where and how they meet. If you enjoy our annual auction and want to see this tradition continue help us find a parent to step-up and Co-lead this years auction. **As a reminder, save the date April 2nd**

Community Events

Group Activity: See you at the Pumpkin Patch this Saturday, October 17th!  We will be meeting at Oregon Heritage Farms between 10am – 2pm for some autumn activities – they have farm animals, pumpkins, a hay ride, an Apple Jump, and food for purchase if you want light lunch or hot apple cider. We will gather at a picnic table and you’ll see the Arco Iris Banner, and then explore the farm and participate in the activities (most activities -like the hay ride- are $3). Feel free to stop by with your families to visit with friends and classmates, and enjoy a perfect fall day at your leisure. Their website is and if you have any further questions, please email

Group Activity: Nutcracker Tea, is too great to miss. December 18th is our last day of school before winter break, the perfect day to kick up the holiday spirit with a family friendly dose of Nutcracker. The Nutcracker Tea is a shortened version performed by North West Dance Theatre after which cookies are handed out by the performers in costume. The performance is held at PCC Sylvania campus on December 18th at 7pm. Tickets go on sale on November 2nd and sell out very quickly, cost is $14-$30. This is not a fundraiser and the school will not benefit from any purchases. This is such a wonderful event and its so much fun to see other Arco Iris families. There are performances other than the 18th but it might be fun if we can all target the same performance. For more information visit NWDT web site at

School Board News

Arco Iris School Board looking for parents to join Strategic Planning Workgroup and Technology Workgroup. Strategic Planning Workgroup would proactively assist the Board in planning for the future of Arco Iris. Technology Workgroup needs parents with technical backgrounds to advise on Arco Iris’ technology infrastructure. Email for more information.

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