Friday Updates – December 11th, 2015

2015 Winter Performance Keepsake DVD:

TODAY is the last day to preorder your DVD and get it before winter break.

Order online here:

Or to pre-order your DVD of the 2015 Winter Performance at $12 each, place a check labeled “DVD”, in the PTO box by December 11th. Orders placed by December 11th will be ready for pick up on December 18th. Watch for our table at pick up on December 11th. Orders placed between December 12th and 18th will be $15 and ready for pick up, the second week of January.

January 2016 Lunch Menu 

Menus were sent home this afternoon with students. We have copies in the office,it was  attached to the weekly update email and it is also posted on the website, Hot Lunch Program.  
You can also click the following link to download the menu.
Menus are due no later than Thursday, December 17.

Southwest Music School Beginning Violin Class now Forming at Arco Iris

If you are interested, please contact Jodi Rathbun

COST  –  $315 for 20 classes including the final Grand Concert.  (About $14 per class.)

INSTRUMENTS  –  Students furnish their own instruments. We suggest renting, as students grow and may need larger instruments.

CLASSES –  for students grades 1-8.  Classes have 5 – 10 students and will begin January 12th, Tuesdays, 4:00 PM at Arco Iris School. We follow the Beaverton school schedule. Parents are encouraged to stay for class and actively help students learn skills during daily practice.

SOUTH WEST MUSIC SCHOOL – a non-profit community music school located in Beaverton.  We are dedicated to providing a high-quality violin and stringed instrument education with ensemble performance opportunities for all in a non-competitive environment.

Website:  E-mail:  Phone: (503)292-4430

6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction

Mark your calendars for our 6th Annual Fiesta Night and Auction to be held at Oregon Zoo on Saturday, April 2nd at 6:00 pm. The first 50 people to purchase tickets will be entered into a drawing for prizes! Consider inviting friends and family as well. Buy tickets HERE:

You’ve​ all​ heard about how important fundraising is to the continued growth and success of our wonderful school, and how we each must share in that effort to successfully reach our goals. The good news is that you can buy tickets at ​the early bird price​ now through February 15, 2016​ ​to our biggest fundraiser of the year. This is your only opportunity of the school year to support Arco Iris while also enjoying drinks​,​ dinner​, ​and a night of camaraderie with other Arco Iris ​fellow parents, teachers, staff​ and supporters at ​a party that is not to be missed!

You can also go home with some fantastic auction packages at amazing prices. This is your chance to have your child attend one of the many fun teacher-led activities, get in on parties with other parents, and bid against your friends to score one of our beautiful student art pieces. Are you ready to join the fun? Buy your tickets early!

We could use your help with this fantastic event too. Get your 20 hours/year of volunteer service in by helping out. We’ll need volunteers in January/February for short projects. You can also sign up to help the day of the event. Please contact our auction team for more details.

Are you headed to SunRiver, Lincoln City or another Oregon Coast location for the holidays? If so, please ask restaurants or entertainment places for a donation to support our school (say this: “I’d like to ask about a possible charitable donation” It’s easy!). We have overnight packages to these locations and will use any extra donations to round out our packages. Please contact our auction team for a copy of our standard request letter. Thanks!

It’s time for Feria de Ingeniería y Ciencias

2016 Science and Engineering Fair 
General Information and project proposal forms will be sent home with students next week. Information is also available online at

Participating students should complete either the Scientific Inquiry Proposal OR the Engineering Design Proposal. Forms are due by Tuesday, January 5th, 2016.

The Feria de Ingeniería y Ciencias will be held in the evening of Thursday, March 3 – Mark your calendars now!

Lost and Found:

As we head into winter break, please don’t forget to check lost and found for your children’s treasures. Items left after noon on Friday, December 18th will be donated to charity.

Upcoming Dates to Know:

**Due to a scheduling conflict this month’s PTO Meeting will be moved to Thursday December 17th at 8:40am.
    • Winter Performance 12/11
    • Biztown field trip 5th grade 12/14
    • OMSI field trip 4th grade 12/16
    • School Board Meeting 12/17
    • PTO Meeting** 12/17 @8:40am
    • Free dress 12/18
    • Half-Day, 11:30 Dismissal 12/18

Dec 21- Jan/1 No School/Winter Break

    • Return to school (regular hours) 1/4
    • OMSI 2nd grade field trip 1/7
    • Coffee w/principal 1/8
    • Spirit wear 1/8
    • MLK Day- No School 1/18
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