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Back to Business Day

Thursday, August 30

Times vary for each class.
Bring your smile! Your ID photo will be taken.
Bring your checkbook and forms.
Don't forget to go through our PTSA First Day Packet, click the tab on the left! Sign up for PTSA membership, it's what makes our school AWESOME!
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Welcome to RSAR PTSA website!

To gain full access to restricted areas of the RSAR PTSA website, please select First Day Packet from the tabs on the left-side of this website.

Our webmaster will check your credentials (must be a parent or guardian of a current 2018-19 Renaissance student) and at least one paid member of PTSA to access all areas of the website, including passwords for our SmugMug account, which houses all of our photos, and our Online Directory.

PTSA Membership can be purchased during Back-to-Business Days and by using this PTSA Contribution and Membership Form for 2018. (coming soon)  If you were a PTSA member last year, please remember to sign-up again this year!  And thank you for supporting our students and our school!

Read additional information about being a Renaissance PTSA Member.


RSAR School Hours for 2018-19

School hours for next year were released on March 9, 2018 in an email to most middle schools.  You can read the latest and updated information from Lake Washington School District at 2018-19 School hours for Renaissance listed by LWSD

2018-19 Middle School Schedules


Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday



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School End Time


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Confirmed by Mrs. Daman, Renaissance school times will remain the same as this year.  Eastlake High School will be getting out 20 minutes later, at 2:20pm MTThF and 12:50pm on Wednesdays.  This might alleviate some parking lot congestion when picking up RSAR students.  Eastlake start time will remain the same and will begin classes at 7:30am.

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PTSA Programs and Curriculum Enrichment Update

One of the most important things we fund with the money raised through our PTSA Family Contribution is Curriculum Enrichment. Curriculum Enrichment is bringing outside organizations into Renaissance or taking our students out into our community to enrich and enhance their education.  Three great examples of Curriculum Enrichment are the following:

Outdoor Education/NatureBridge 2016
Our wonderful Camp Chaperones and PTSA Members

The days at camp this past September were filled with classes, skits, art and leadership activities; it was an electronics-free camp experience.  Being in the rain forest means it could have rained or be misty, but it absolutely fabulously sunny and warm!  When your students returned at the end of the week they were tired from this amazing education! Above: Our PTSA Members and chaperones for Outdoor Ed/Camp.

Writers in Residence Program (WIR)

This has been an on-going enhancement since last October 2016.  A poet has been working with students for 8 weeks, helping students enhance their writing and poetry skills.

Guest Artists

Over several weeks, Renaissance students have had a guest artist come into the classroom work with and teach the students mosaics. 

We are excited on what is being planned for the 2018-19 school year! 

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 over 30 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 deductible.
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.

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