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12:40p FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm
FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm

Date:
Wednesday, January 24
Time:
12:40p - 1:40p
Where:
RSAR

Class runs from October 4, 2017 to May 9, 2018
Print and fill out form and return to the office

1:30p SKI Bus - Session #1: 1:30pm-8:30pm
SKI Bus - Session #1: 1:30pm-8:30pm

Date:
Wednesday, January 24
Time:
1:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Snoqualime Summit Central

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.
Transportation on a charter bus to and from Summit Central from Eastlake.
Session 1 - January 3th for 6 weeks.
Session 2 - February 14th for 6 weeks.
Pricing:
Transportation only - 116.00
Lessons and transportation - 169.00

7:00p Incoming Freshman Night at Eastlake
Incoming Freshman Night at Eastlake

Date:
Wednesday, January 24
Time:
7:00p - 8:00p
Where:
Eastlake High School

This is for 8th grade parents of RSAR whose neighborhood school is Eastlake.
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6:30p RSAR PTSA 2nd Membership Meeting
RSAR PTSA 2nd Membership Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, January 30
Time:
6:30p - 8:30p
Where:
RSAR

Tentative Agenda:
Nomination Committee
Guest speaker
Plus, student activities and pizza night
12:40p FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm
FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm

Date:
Wednesday, January 31
Time:
12:40p - 1:40p
Where:
RSAR

Class runs from October 4, 2017 to May 9, 2018
Print and fill out form and return to the office

1:30p SKI Bus - Session #1: 1:30pm-8:30pm
SKI Bus - Session #1: 1:30pm-8:30pm

Date:
Wednesday, January 31
Time:
1:30p - 8:30p
Where:
Snoqualime Summit Central

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.
Transportation on a charter bus to and from Summit Central from Eastlake.
Session 1 - January 3th for 6 weeks.
Session 2 - February 14th for 6 weeks.
Pricing:
Transportation only - 116.00
Lessons and transportation - 169.00
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Important! 2nd Membership Meeting/Game Night

Our second Membership Meeting of the year will take place at Renaissance on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:30pm.

A pizza and game night will be entertainment for the students while parents can meet in Mrs. Daman's room for important information and voting.  

Additional information forthcoming.


Volunteering at Renaissance - Step 1

Complete your Lake Washington School District (LWSD) volunteer application. All LWSD volunteers must go through a screening process, for the safety of students and volunteers alike. Adult family members fill out their volunteer application at the school or through the secure Parent Access site.   Complete information about the process and directions are available at

https://www.lwsd.org/help/parent-access-support/online-parent-volunteer-application

This application requires renewing every two years. 


Volunteering at Renaissance - Step 2

After you are approved through the District to volunteer (see Volunteering at Renaissance - Step 1) you're next steps to volunteer are the following:

1. Select "Programs" tab on the left side of this website.

2. Read the descriptions of all of the PTSA Programs and most volunteer opportunities by hovering over any committee name for a detailed description. 

*Please note: many of these committees already have chairpersons, however, until our current year's membership list is loaded into the PTSA database, the chairperson's names will not be displayed.

3. Select "Volunteer!" tab and choose opportunities available.


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 calling system to let parents know if school will be delayed or cancelled. Calls will begin at 6 a.m. You will not receive a call if school will open normally. If you want to double-check the status or learn it early, use one of the options listed above.


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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' in the Literature section - ‘Outstanding Interpretation’ (1st Place) award at ‘Council' level.

Beth Austin

‘Reaching Out And Within' in the Literature section - ‘Honorable Mention’ (4th Place) award at ‘Council' level.

Photography

Yuval Aisemberg

‘For Richer, For Poorer' in the Photographic section  ‘Outstanding Interpretation’ (1st Place) award at ‘Council' level.

 

Jo Richardson & Lilach Berko-Aisemberg

Reflections Co-Chairs


RSAR Jr. Thespians to Attend Seattle Thespian Festival

On Saturday, January 20th, the Renaissance Jr. Thespians will attend the Seattle 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)  - Historian

Liam (7th grade) - Historian

Annelise (7th grade) - Treasurer

Nora (7th grade) - Co- treasurer


8th Grade Parents: Incoming Freshman Parent Nights

Wednesday, January 17th @ 6:30pm: Future Freshman Parent Night at Redmond High School

This is for 8th grade parents of RSAR whose neighborhood school is Redmond High School.

Wednesday, January 24th @ 6:30pm: Incoming Freshman Parent Night at Eastlake High School

This is for 8th grade parents of RSAR whose neighborhood school is Eastlake High School.

 

Lake Washington and Juanita High School info nights have past.


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 you already have!)

Are you excited for the upcoming Dance Performance, Spring Play and Talent Shows?

And for all of you parents of 8th graders --> this will be your last spring at Renaissance!  Are you looking forward to 8th Grade Legacy Project, Promotion and Class Party/Trip?  Don't forget: your student's Yearbook!

When you give your RSAR PTSA Parent Contribution you are contributing to fund academic enrichment programs, like the ones in the Enrichment Update article plus all of the additional programs PTSA runs (noted above) and more!

Your donation is the only annual fundraiser that RSAR PTSA will ask you participate in. It is tax deductable.
Plus, if your employer has a matching program RSAR PTSA is eligible to receive additional funds to match your cash donations and/or volunteer hours.  Contact the RSAR PTSA Treasurer for more information about contributions, donations or corporation matching.  Or if you would like to volunteer for any of our Programs, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.


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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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 RSAR PTSA.

Your PTSA Membership and Parent Contribution are two donations you can use for Corporate Matching!

  • Depending on your company, you may need to complete forms online or drop off the completed paper form in the RSAR PTSA mailbox, located in the office. 
  • Most companies send the matching dollars on a quarterly basis. Please check back with your Company’s Employee website to make sure that the matching amount has been processed.

If you have questions regarding these Programs, please contact our PTSA co-Treasurer or co-Presidents.


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