Friday Updates – November 13, 2015

Office News

Too Sick for School:

With flu season is right around the corner please follow the guidelines below if you have any concerns about students attending school with questionable illnesses.

The question of when is a child too sick to attend school is not always as easy to answer as it seems. Often parents need to make judgments about whether to send their child to school and see if they feel better or keep them home and have them rest. Below are some guidelines to help you make this often difficult decision. The recommendations are based on the guidelines provided by the Communicable Disease Division of the Washington County Department of Health and Human Services. They were developed to help prevent the spread of potentially contagious disease.

If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, please notify the school as soon as possible. Some students have medical conditions that require special care if they are exposed to certain illnesses. Home is the best place for a child who is ill. If your child is sick and will be missing school, please call the school office to report the absence.

Read through this Washington County Health Notice and BSD “Too Sick For School” for more information. WACO Notice

Fundraising News

Piccolo Mondo Fundraiser NEXT WEEK!

Who doesn’t love shopping for great toys?  Please join us at Piccolo Mondo Toys, a locally-owned toy store, for a holiday school fundraiser. Monday Nov 16th to Friday Nov 20th 9:30am-7pm. This event includes all items in stock (no coupons or special orders).

On these days all customer purchases (when specified for Arco Iris) goes towards Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School. This applies to both locations: Bethany Village and Progress Ridge, with 15% of your total purchase will be donated to Arco Iris.

If you’d like to get some ideas, visit their website at:

Come support our school and a locally-owned family business!

Watch for more information and a ‘wish list’ to come home this week.

Buenas Tardes News

Sibling Discounts

Our Before/After School program is now offering sibling discounts if you register 2 or more siblings for regular attendance. We are offering a 10% discount on the enrollment fee for the second child. If you are interested in enrolling, please contact the staff at

December 18th Day Program

As you may know, Dec 18th is a half day for our students with 11:30am dismissal.  Our after school program will be open from 11:30am to 5pm on a special day program fee. In order to use BT Program on this day, you must PRE-REGISTER and pay ahead of time. The cost is $20 per student and we are honoring the sibling discount for this rate as well.  Pre-registration ends December 11, 2015 at 4:00pm. Fill out the registration form and submit to the office. BT Day Program Registration

Auction News

The auction team is working hard at making our 2016 auction on April 2nd at the Oregon Zoo a huge success. We are asking if you have any unique procurement ideas or personal connections that would either be willing to sponsor the event or show their support by donating an item, please contact us at

Community News

Yearbook Pictures Needed! The Arco Iris Yearbook Committee would love your pictures of the first few months of school.  If you have pictures from the First Day of School to Jog-a-thon to Dia de Muertos and anything in between, please send them to the committee. Gracias!

School Board News

The Charter Renewal Committee finalized recommendations for the Arco Iris School Board regarding waiver applications and SB 820.  Please read the recommendations posted on the Charter Renewal Committee page or check the Board Book next week.  The School Board will vote on this next week at the Board meeting (Thursday, 11/19 at 6:00 PM).

-thon to Dia de Muertos and anything in between, please send them to the committee. Gracias!

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