RSAR PTSA Membership Meeting - Tuesday, April 24
Tuesday, April 24: @6:30pm: Free Self-defense class for students in Mrs. Daman’s room @6:30pm: Poetry/short story reading by students in Mrs. Bawa’s room @7:00pm: RSAR PTSA Membership Meeting in Mrs. Bawa’s room PLEASE plan on attending this very, brief but important meeting! Carpool sign-ups for next year will be available for all current 6th and 7th grades. All RSAR parents attending this meeting will receive one hour volunteer credit.  WE NEED YOUR VOTE! JOIN US TO CONTINUE RSAR PTSA PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR Agenda Items: Election of 2018-2019 Officers Approval of 2018-2019 Budget Approval of RPTSA Standing Rules revision PTSA ... read full article
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Judith Keyser 
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4/12/2018-4/25/2018

Two Important and Mandatory Meetings to Attend
Mark your calendars: April 24th: PTSA's 3rd and final Membership Meeting will be held at Renaissance.  Carpooling sign-ups for next year will be available for all current 6th and 7th grades and we have a fun line-up in the works for parents and students, you won't want to miss! Stayed tuned for details! The nomination committee will submit the new Board of Directors for 2018-19 for membership to vote and approve.  Plus, next year's proposed budget also needs to be voted on.  We must have a quorum to vote; please make every effort to attend.    6:30pm - Student/Parent Activity 7:00pm ... read full article
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Judith Keyser 
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3/14/2018-4/28/2018

In need of volunteers
  In search of a volunteer to coordinate the teacher and staff appreciation week.  Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May at all schools in the district. Let's thank our teachers and staff at Renaissance properly! Staff Appreciation Coordinator Needed Click the Volunteer Tab or here to sign up! ... read full article
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Judith Keyser 
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2/25/2018-4/21/2018

8th Grade Promotion Committee & 8th Grade Party Committee Meetings
The 8th grade promotion committee will meet every Monday in Mrs. Amaya's room during lunch. This is for students who have signed up and have attended previous meetings. We will be meeting: Mondays, April 9th, 16th and 30th.   Please be as prompt as possible.   What will we do? * Make decisions on 8th grade promotion theme: ceremony, program, artwork * Make decisions regarding the 8th grade Legacy Gift * Give input on 8th grade party  * Help with the Teachers' end of the year gift The 8th Grade Party Committee will meet on Monday, April 23rd to discuss everything with ... read full article
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Judith Keyser 
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4/1/2018-4/30/2018

Does RSAR PTSA do Corporate Matching? YES!
Your donations to RSAR PTSA can be doubled by participating in your Company’s Corporate Matching Program. Many companies, including Boeing and Microsoft, provide a matching program. RSAR PTSA is unable to sign up on your behalf.  The following are steps on how to sign up: Visit your Company’s Employee website for information and procedures. *Microsoft matches both money and volunteer hours!*  This provides huge benefits to our students and school! As an employee, you must complete all of the appropriate forms, which will include the name of the charity of your choice.   Most important to select Renaissance PTSA or ... read full article
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Judith Keyser 
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4/9/2018-9/29/2018
No Peter Pan Rehearsal During Spring BreakJudith Keyser4/1/20184/9/2018
No Peter Pan Rehearsal During Spring Break
Please enjoy your Spring Break! There will not be any rehearsals over Spring Break. Please ask your students to practice and work with the steps that Mrs. Daman gave them for using movement to create his/her character. Rehearsals will resume Monday, April 9th. ... read full article
Due: 8th Grade Baby PhotosJudith Keyser3/22/20183/31/2018
Due: 8th Grade Baby Photos
The yearbook committee is in need of your 8th grader's baby photo.  Please email a digital .jpg to: Monique Wirrick at mwirrick@outlook.com DUE: Friday, March 30th These photos will be used in the yearbook and "Who's Baby Photos Is This?" contest. ... read full article
Reflections Art Show & Open House - Friday, Jan 5thJudith Keyser12/30/20171/6/2018
Reflections Art Show & Open House - Friday, Jan 5th
Reflections Art Show & Open House   On Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at the Lake Washington School District Resource Center in Redmond , there will be a reception for our Renaissance entries and ones from all schools around the District.  All parents and students are welcome to attend the reception.   The Art Show will f eature the outstanding  art entries that advanced from local PTAs to the Council level, and winning entries that are advancing to State will be highlighted.  Visual Arts and Photography entries will remain on display at the LWRC until  Jan. 11th .  Friday, Jan. 5; 4 ... read full article
ASB: Warm Clothing DriveJudith Keyser12/4/201712/18/2017
ASB: Warm Clothing Drive
ASB is holding a Warm Clothing Drive. Please bring in gently used coats, blankets, pants, hats, gloves and socks. This is a guild competition! ... read full article
When you shop on Amazon, you can donate to RSAR PTSA!Judith Keyser11/6/201712/23/2017
When you shop on Amazon, you can donate to RSAR PTSA!
  Click the above image to shop at Amazon and select Renaissance PTSA  as your charity.   ... read full article
After school Spanish classJudith Keyser10/24/201711/1/2017
After school Spanish class
Please see the attached flyer to the Raven Review email for the Spanish after school class.  Students need to apply ASAP or there will not be an after school Spanish class. If not enough students have applied by Wednesday the 25th, then the class will be canceled and not offered this year.  ... read full article
Redmond Bus Schedule ChangeJudith Keyser9/30/201710/7/2017
Redmond Bus Schedule Change
The Dispatcher from Transportation sent this message: There was a stop added to the route that picks up Renaissance students at Redmond Elementary.  This has changed the shuttle stop time slightly to 6:40 AM starting Monday, 10/2.  Margi will be sending out a student messenger to the families outside the Eastlake HS attendance area that may be using the bus to let them know. Margi Wilburn Router / Dispatcher Lake Washington School District 15212 NE 95 th St., Redmond, WA 98052 425-936-1147 Direct Line 425-936-1120 Main Dispatch Line ... read full article
Thespians Induction - Monday, Oct 23rd!Judith Keyser9/28/201710/12/2017
Thespians Induction - Monday, Oct 23rd!
CORRECTION: The Thespians Society will be holding their induction of new members on Monday, October 23rd at 7:00pm in Mrs. Daman's room.  All new and current members are welcomed to attend the ceremony.   Questions: email  Mrs. Daman ... read full article
RSAR PTSA Membership Meeting - Tuesday, April 24Judith Keyser4/12/20184/25/2018
RSAR PTSA Membership Meeting - Tuesday, April 24
Tuesday, April 24: @6:30pm: Free Self-defense class for students in Mrs. Daman’s room @6:30pm: Poetry/short story reading by students in Mrs. Bawa’s room @7:00pm: RSAR PTSA Membership Meeting in Mrs. Bawa’s room PLEASE plan on attending this very, brief but important meeting! Carpool sign-ups for next year will be available for all current 6th and 7th grades. All RSAR parents attending this meeting will receive one hour volunteer credit.  WE NEED YOUR VOTE! JOIN US TO CONTINUE RSAR PTSA PROGRAMS FOR NEXT YEAR Agenda Items: Election of 2018-2019 Officers Approval of 2018-2019 Budget Approval of RPTSA Standing Rules revision PTSA ... read full article
Two Important and Mandatory Meetings to AttendJudith Keyser3/14/20184/28/2018
Two Important and Mandatory Meetings to Attend
Mark your calendars: April 24th: PTSA's 3rd and final Membership Meeting will be held at Renaissance.  Carpooling sign-ups for next year will be available for all current 6th and 7th grades and we have a fun line-up in the works for parents and students, you won't want to miss! Stayed tuned for details! The nomination committee will submit the new Board of Directors for 2018-19 for membership to vote and approve.  Plus, next year's proposed budget also needs to be voted on.  We must have a quorum to vote; please make every effort to attend.    6:30pm - Student/Parent Activity 7:00pm ... read full article
Spring Performance: Peter Pan Rehearsal Schedules PostedJudith Keyser3/2/20183/16/2018
Spring Performance: Peter Pan Rehearsal Schedules Posted
Mrs. Daman sent out an email on Friday, March 2nd with the Rehearsal schedule, Cast and Tech information.  Posted on this website in Forms & Documents under  "Drama, Spring Show 2017-18" are the documents in a restricted area, only for PTSA Members to view.   Mark your calendars for weekend and after school rehearsals!   This week:  Monday, 03/12/2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Scene 4 Cast A (John, Michael, Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell, Lost Boys) Tuesday, 03/13/2018 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Scene 4  Cast B (John, Michael, Wendy, Peter, Tinkerbell, Lost Boys) Thursday, 03/15/2018 from 2:00 – 3:00 Choreography rehearsal  for Hana Mana ... read full article
In need of volunteersJudith Keyser2/25/20184/21/2018
In need of volunteers
  In search of a volunteer to coordinate the teacher and staff appreciation week.  Teacher Appreciation Week is the first week in May at all schools in the district. Let's thank our teachers and staff at Renaissance properly! Staff Appreciation Coordinator Needed Click the Volunteer Tab or here to sign up! ... read full article
EHS Math Students: bring lunch on Thursday 1/25Judith Keyser1/22/20181/26/2018
EHS Math Students: bring lunch on Thursday 1/25
If you student is taking a math class at EHS please make sure that they bring their lunch on Thursday (1/25). They will be unable to purchase lunch at Eastlake that due to the finals schedule. ... read full article
Talent Show AuditionsJudith Keyser1/22/20182/1/2018
Talent Show Auditions
Talent Show Auditions: Wednesday January 31st  12:30 pm-3:00 pm  FULL LIST of audition times and student names on Power School.   ... read full article
8th Grade Promotion Committee-Meeting Thursday, Jan 4thJudith Keyser1/20/20181/20/2018
8th Grade Promotion Committee-Meeting Thursday, Jan 4th
The 8th Grade Promotion Committee is made up of any 8th grader who would like to make decisions regarding the 8th Grade Promotion, Legacy Gift and Class Party.  A commitment of weekly lunchtime meetings starting Thursday, January 4th, 2018 and ending mid-June are required.   * Commit to attend weekly meetings from January to June * Weekly meetings during lunch on Thursdays Thursday, January 4, 2018 will be our 1st meeting - all 8th Graders welcomed!  Mrs. Amaya's room during lunch.  Please be as prompt as possible.  If you missed the meeting in December you are still welcomed to come.   What will ... read full article
SKI Bus: Parent/Chaperone Info NightJudith Keyser11/21/201712/11/2017
SKI Bus: Parent/Chaperone Info Night
Webbski Bus: We will be having a Parent/chaperone information night on December 11th, at 7:30 pm in the EHS commons. ... read full article
Scholarship Basket Auction & ReceptionJudith Keyser11/20/201712/7/2017
Scholarship Basket Auction & Reception
Please join us! The LWPTSA Council Scholarship Basket Auction and Reception is December 7, 10:00-11:00 am (immediately following the membership meeting).  Check out the details of the auction by clicking through the slideshow here!  Renaissance volunteers have put together an art basket, which we do every year, and can be seen on page 8 of the slide show.   Complimentary barista: espresso drinks, tea, or Italian soda Bid on silent auction baskets - basket themes include Seahawks, Instapot cooking, craft brewing and much more Participate in a raffle for the opportunity to win lots of great prizes Purchase your favorite gift cards from our "gift card ... read full article
PTSA Board of Directors Monthly MeetingJudith Keyser11/12/201711/14/2017
PTSA Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
The PTSA Board of Directors will meet in Mrs. Bawa's room this Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00pm to discuss old and new business. ... read full article
SKI Bus Registration Now OpenJudith Keyser11/7/201711/21/2017
SKI Bus Registration Now Open
Webbski Bus: Webbski Ski bus is registering for Renaissance, Inglewood and Eastlake students now. This is a great Wednesday option for skiers, snowboarders and those new to either sport. You can sign your child up for lessons and/or transportation at www.webbski.com or at 206-7825641. You can also rent gear directly from webbski if needed. Who:  6,7,8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th graders. We do everything we can to group busses by age/grade. High schoolers do not usually ride with the junior high students. What: Lessons for snowboarding and skiing - beginner to expert Transportation on a charter bus to and ... read full article
Place your order for RSAR Spirit WearJudith Keyser9/29/201710/28/2017
Place your order for RSAR Spirit Wear
Check out the RSAR Spirit Wear and place your order at:  www.companycasuals.com/rsar There are many styles and colors to represent RSAR including black shirts and yoga pants for PA. Order until October 28, 2017 All items will be delivered to your student’s classroom by mid-November. Questions? Contact Terre Barga at: terrebarga@hotmail.com ... read full article
Taking a bus to/from EASTLAKE within Eastlake boundaryJudith Keyser9/25/201712/23/2017
Taking a bus to/from EASTLAKE within Eastlake boundary
If your student lives within the Eastlake High School boundary, there are buses that your Renaissance student can take to and from Renaissance.   Please note, the bus line-up and drop off is at Eastlake and do not drive over to RSAR. To find your bus number and route, based on your house address: Go to   http://www.lwsd.org/ Hover over SCHOOLS and select from the list SCHOOL AND BUS FINDER Select big yellow button: SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT & BUS FINDER Enter YEAR 10 Enter YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS This will result in the bus route and number for your student to take to and from ... read full article
Transportation UpdateNikki Rehman9/5/20179/19/2017
Transportation Update
The morning bus from Redmond Elementary to Renaissance (Route 9) will be running again this year at 6:50 a.m. There is no need for your student to sign up to ride. Any Renaissance student who would like to ride the bus should be at Redmond Elementary no later than 6:45 a.m. ... read full article
Outdoor Ed/Camp 2017 Forms Judith Keyser8/21/20179/23/2017
Outdoor Ed/Camp 2017 Forms
2017 Outdoor Ed/Camp forms are available under Forms and Documents  for your review. Camp forms were due last June, but if you need to review the Packing List, Medication check list or need to note dietary restrictions and more they are listed here . ... read full article
Little Shop of Horrors by Redmond Academy of Theatre ArtsJudith Keyser8/8/20178/13/2017
Little Shop of Horrors by Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the stage of the Redmond High School Performing Arts Center. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at ... read full article
Meals this SummerJudith Keyser6/7/20178/26/2017
Meals this Summer
Announced in the Raven Review Highlights on June 6th: If any of your students ( grade K-8 ) are in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, they can text “FOOD” to 877877. They will get a message back that asks them to enter their zip code. They will receive a message with a list of schools closest to the zip code entered where the kids can get free meals this summer.   (Information provided by the King County Prosecutors office.) ... read full article
8th Grade Promotion Committee & 8th Grade Party Committee MeetingsJudith Keyser4/1/20184/30/2018
8th Grade Promotion Committee & 8th Grade Party Committee Meetings
The 8th grade promotion committee will meet every Monday in Mrs. Amaya's room during lunch. This is for students who have signed up and have attended previous meetings. We will be meeting: Mondays, April 9th, 16th and 30th.   Please be as prompt as possible.   What will we do? * Make decisions on 8th grade promotion theme: ceremony, program, artwork * Make decisions regarding the 8th grade Legacy Gift * Give input on 8th grade party  * Help with the Teachers' end of the year gift The 8th Grade Party Committee will meet on Monday, April 23rd to discuss everything with ... read full article
School Dance: FridayJudith Keyser2/25/20183/2/2018
School Dance: Friday
Spirit week is always the week following up to the School Dance. The school dance will be this Friday, March 2nd. Monday: PJ day Tuesday: Twin Day Wednesday: Character Day  Thursday: Fruit Day Friday: Fancy Friday   ... read full article
Reflections Winners Advance to StatesJudith Keyser1/9/20181/31/2018
Reflections Winners Advance to States
Congratulations to all of the participants in the Reflections Art Contest 2017-18 ~ Theme: Within Reach.  Last Friday night all of the entries were on display during an open house reception and will remain on display until this Friday, January 12th, 2018. The following winners were announced at 'Council' level and will proceed to ‘State’ level in the coming months.  Best of luck to all and thanks to all who participated!   To view this year's entries or for more information on Reflections, a PTA National Art Contest, select the "Reflections" tab on the left. Literature: Pearl Beck ‘Generation of Mirrors' ... read full article
RSAR Jr. Thespians to Attend Seattle Thespian FestivalJudith Keyser1/9/20181/23/2018
RSAR Jr. Thespians to Attend Seattle Thespian Festival
On Saturday, January 20th, the Renaissance Jr. Thespians attended the Seattle Jr. Thespian Festival. The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the honor society for secondary school theatre students. Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts. Middle school student induction eligibility requirements and procedures are detailed in the Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook . For more information about Jr. Thespians at Renaissance contact Mrs. Daman or any officer. Thespian Officers for 2017-2018 Advisor - Mrs. Daman Holly (8th grade)-President Beth (7th grade) - Co-President Nora (8th grade) - Secretary Evi (7th grade) - Co- secretary Lilla (8th grade) ... read full article
Sept. 6th is a Full Day WednesdayJudith Keyser8/27/20179/10/2017
Sept. 6th is a Full Day Wednesday
Lake Washington School District Calendar indicates that the first Wednesday of the school year, September 6th, is a full school day.  7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Early release Wednesdays begin on Wed., September 13th, 2017 with a 12:30pm release. 2017-18-District-Sheet-Calendar.pdf ... read full article
Update emergency contact informationJudith Keyser8/27/20179/10/2017
Update emergency contact information
Update emergency contact information: You can verify your contact and emergency information online any time before September 15, 2017. Log in to Parent Access, click on Skyward Family Access, click on the child you'd like to update information for and verify your contact/emergency information.  All changes to contact and emergency information need to be made by September 15, 2017 . If you don't have a Parent Access account, you may set one up. Please visit the Parent Access page on the district website for instructions and more information. ... read full article
Join the RSAR PTSA - It's what makes Renaissance runJudith Keyser8/17/201711/4/2017
Join the RSAR PTSA - It's what makes Renaissance run
Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to RSAR PTSA, we invite you to join us.   We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers! ... read full article
8th Grade Student Promotion Committee: Mondays during lunchJudith Keyser3/2/20183/26/2018
8th Grade Student Promotion Committee: Mondays during lunch
The 8th grade promotion committee will meet every Monday in Mrs. Amaya's room during lunch. This is for students who have signed up and have attended previous meetings. We will be meeting: Mondays, March 12th, 19th and 26th.   Please be as prompt as possible.   What will we do? * Make decisions on 8th grade promotion theme:                     ceremony, program, artwork * Make decisions regarding the 8th grade Legacy Gift * Give input on 8th grade party  * Help with the Teachers' end of the year gift ... read full article
2 events regarding: Bond and Levies in Kirkland & SammamishJudith Keyser1/3/20181/17/2018
2 events regarding: Bond and Levies in Kirkland & Sammamish
LWSD Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce Coming to Eastlake High School's PTSA meeting: Bond/Levy Discussion to Highlight January PTSA Membership Meeting Mark you calendar for the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 10 when Dr. Traci Pierce , Superintendent of the Lake Washington School District, will be at Eastlake to discuss the upcoming bond and levy issues during Eastlake's PTSA membership meeting. Although members and non-members are invited, this will be a voting meeting and EASTLAKE PTSA membership is required to vote.  This is a great opportunity for our Renaissance parents to see Dr. Pierce Join us in the Eastlake library from 6-7 pm. Date: Wednesday, ... read full article
First Explorica DC/NYC RSAR Trip June 2018Judith Keyser12/3/201712/16/2017
First Explorica DC/NYC RSAR Trip June 2018
First Explorica DC/NYC RSAR Trip June 2018: Are going to take advantage of this awesome opportunity? If you would like more information about how to sign-up to be part of this trip, please send Mrs. Daman an email and she will send you all of the information. A survey will be going out  in order for Mrs. Daman to determine level of interest.  Stay tuned! ... read full article
Many volunteer positions open!Judith Keyser8/17/20171/6/2018
Many volunteer positions open!
Parent support is one of the factors that makes Renaissance an award-winning school!  Volunteer where you can!  Donate items, help with any one of our many PTSA sponsored committees.  Sign up on this website under the Volunteer tab  or contact Adrienne Czechowski our Volunteer Coordinator or contact any of our PTSA Board Members . ... read full article
SKI BUS: Session 2 begins February 14thJudith Keyser1/21/20182/14/2018
SKI BUS: Session 2 begins February 14th
Webski Bus: Session 1 has already begun, but be sure to sign up your student for session 2 which will begin on February  14th.  Sign up information is in the January 16th, 2018 Raven Review.  All Raven Reviews can be found in Forms & Documents on this website.   You must be a PTSA member to have access to Raven Reviews. ... read full article
What does the PTSA do for you?Judith Keyser12/17/20172/28/2018
What does the PTSA do for you?
Are you looking forward to your hard copy of the   Student Directory ?  And the Online Directory ?   Are you planning to attend Back-to-Business Days ? Are you enjoying the communications through our New PTSA website and Facebook page ( RSAR Families )? Will your student participate in this year's Reflections Art Contest ? Will you bid on an auction basket at the LWSDistrict offices this holiday? Do you have a student that may take an after-school activity such as a Foreign Language or Ski Bus? Will you do any chaperoning for field trips or any volunteering ?  (Thank you, if ... read full article
Next RSAR PTSA BOD MeetingJudith Keyser8/17/20179/11/2017
Next RSAR PTSA BOD Meeting
The next RSAR PTSA BOD Meeting will be held at Renaissance on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 7:00pm-9:00pm.  The 9/12/2017 Membership Meeting agenda will be discussed.  ... read full article
Submit your 2017-18 PTSA Membership FormJudith Keyser8/17/201710/14/2017
Submit your 2017-18 PTSA Membership Form
Each year your PTSA Membership must be renewed to support all of the incredible programs we offer at Renaissance! Guest instructors, Art Supplies, Beginning/End of Year BBQ,  Reflections, Ski Bus, Yearbook, Staff Appreciation, After School Activities, 8th Grade Commencement, All School Project, School Directory and more!    Over the past 4 years Renaissance has had 100% Membership -- help us reach this goal for 2017-18!   New to RSAR or returning? If you are new to RSAR or were a PTSA Member last year, please renew your membership for 2017-18 by printing the Membership form located under Forms & Documents on ... read full article
How to find out if school is cancelled or delayedJudith Keyser11/1/20183/31/2019
How to find out if school is cancelled or delayed
If you are wondering if school is delayed or cancelled: By 5:30 a.m., you will be able to learn which plan is in place. Go to   www.lwsd.org   and look for the alert. Go to   www.flashalert.net , which lists schools all over the Puget Sound area. You can sign up to get text alerts or emails from this service as well. Download the flash alert app (it's preferred over texts). Call the main district telephone number (425-936-1200) to listen to a message, or Tune in to area radio and television. In addition, LWSD will use the SchoolMessenger automated ... read full article
Does RSAR PTSA do Corporate Matching? YES!Judith Keyser4/9/20189/29/2018
Does RSAR PTSA do Corporate Matching? YES!
Your donations to RSAR PTSA can be doubled by participating in your Company’s Corporate Matching Program. Many companies, including Boeing and Microsoft, provide a matching program. RSAR PTSA is unable to sign up on your behalf.  The following are steps on how to sign up: Visit your Company’s Employee website for information and procedures. *Microsoft matches both money and volunteer hours!*  This provides huge benefits to our students and school! As an employee, you must complete all of the appropriate forms, which will include the name of the charity of your choice.   Most important to select Renaissance PTSA or ... read full article