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7:00p Thespians Induction
Thespians Induction

Date:
Monday, October 23
Time:
7:00p - 8:30p
Where:
RSAR

Thespians Society Induction is for all current and new members of Thespians.
A small ceremony takes places in Mrs. Daman's room.
Students usually dress up.
2:15p Thrill The World Event - Rehearsal
Thrill The World Event - Rehearsal

Date:
Tuesday, October 24
Time:
2:15p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

If you are interested in participating in Thrill The World on Oct. 28th, please show up for the first rehearsal.
Tuesday, Sept 12 from 2:15 – 3:00
Thursday, Sept 14th from 2:15 – 3:00
Sunday, Sept 24th from 10 – 12
Friday, Sept 29th from 2:15– 3:00
Tuesday, October 10th from 2:15-3:00
Friday, October 20th from 2:15-3:00
Tuesday, October 24th from 2:15-3:00
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12:40p FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm
FRENCH Wednesdays 12:40-1:40pm

Date:
Wednesday, October 25
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 art-o-pi-a After School Art Class
art-o-pi-a After School Art Class

Date:
Wednesday, October 25
Time:
1:30p - 2:30p
Where:
RSAR

2:00p Thespians Weekly Meeting
Thespians Weekly Meeting

Date:
Thursday, October 26
Time:
2:00p - 2:40p
Where:
RSAR

Thespians meet from 2:00-2:40pm.
Thespians meet every Thursday for everybody; and the board members meet the first Friday of each month.
Reflections Entries Due!
Reflections Entries Due!

Date:
Friday, October 27

Last Day to Order Spirit Wear
Last Day to Order Spirit Wear

Date:
Saturday, October 28

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
2:00p Thrill The World Event 2017
Thrill The World Event 2017

Date:
Saturday, October 28
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
Redmond Town Center

Our favorite event of the Halloween season! Come join the Renaissance group performing at the RTC on October 28th, 2017. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 12th at 2:15 pm.
To register to participate in the Thrill the World Event copy this link into your browser http://thrilltheworld.org/redmond/register-now/ or see
Details on flyer

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

Date:
Wednesday, November 1
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 art-o-pi-a After School Art Class
art-o-pi-a After School Art Class

Date:
Wednesday, November 1
Time:
1:30p - 2:30p
Where:
RSAR


6:00p Picture Retake Day
Picture Retake Day

Date:
Wednesday, November 1
Time:
6:00p - 8:00p
Where:
RSAR
2:00p Thespians Weekly Meeting
Thespians Weekly Meeting

Date:
Thursday, November 2
Time:
2:00p - 2:40p
Where:
RSAR

Thespians meet from 2:00-2:40pm.
Thespians meet every Thursday for everybody; and the board members meet the first Friday of each month.
2:00p Thespians Board Meeting - Monthly
Thespians Board Meeting - Monthly

Date:
Friday, November 3
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

Thespians President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer meet the first Friday of each month to plan for monthly Thespians meetings.

7:00p ASB: School Dance
ASB: School Dance

Date:
Friday, November 3
Time:
7:00p - 9:00p
Where:
RSAR
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Important! 2017-18 Reflections Entries Due Friday, October 27th!

This year's theme is:

The deadline for the Reflections competition is just one week away! Friday 27th of October.

I hope many of you are progressing well with your work if not already completed it. Ask yourself if you have interpreted the theme “WITHIN REACH” successfully, as this is a large part of what you are being assessed on as well as your own creative ability.

If you’re still thinking about having a go, there is still time. We have an extra day this weekend, so if it’s raining outside why not get creative indoors and produce an entry for the competition.

All the details and rules can be seen on the school PTSA web site under the Reflections tab.  Completed entries can be dropped off at the office from next week with a registration form attached (also under the Reflections tab), remember to complete your artists statement on the form and also to e-mail the form or just the artists statement to reflections@jo-richardson.com. Your name SHOULD NOT appear on the front of the artwork. Any questions at all can also be sent to this address. If you need help mounting your work or completing the forms, please let us know, we’re here to help!

Your Reflections Chairs,

Lilach Berko-Aisemberg and Jo Richardson


Yearbook Advisor Needed!

Do you like or are familiar with digital scrap booking? Our Yearbook Committee needs an adult to over see the students creating the 2017-18 yearbook!  Any parent can volunteer, having a pair of parents split the duties is great too.

    • The Yearbook Advisor does not create the yearbook!  It is student organized.
    • The Yearbook Advisor is there to watch over the students during their meetings to make sure that they are meeting deadlines.
    • The Yearbook Advisor acts as a liaison to the publisher and reports to the PTSA VP.
    • Approximately 20 hours of volunteer time; 1 hour a week from mid-November to April. (A great way to get your PTSA volunteer hours in!)
    • The End of the Year Bar-B-Que, on the last full day of the school, is where students have a most of the day to sign each other’s yearbooks.  Most students grades 6th , 7th and 8th purchase a yearbook.

Want to learn more about chairing the 2017-18 Yearbook Committee?  Contact anyone on the PTSA Board or email Adrienne Czechowski, our Volunteer Coordinator.


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 get my Food Handler's Permit?
Some of our volunteer opportunities require a person with a Food Handler's Permit.  If you are planning to help assist with serving food any this year's BBQ or any PTSA event, it is a great safety training to have. Can I get my food worker card online? Yes, all local health departments offer the food worker training, test, and card online. The only authorized online training program is www.foodworkercard.wa.gov . Other websites that appear to offer a similar card online are not valid in Washington. What does a card cost? A food worker card cost $10. Once you have a ... read full article

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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


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.


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!


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.
 

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.


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