Welcome to the new PTSA's Renaissance School of Art and Reasoning  website!  We are currently adding content to this site.  Please check back often for more information. 

We reached 100% Membership based on the number of families who became members.  If you would like to become a Renaissance PTSA Member complete a Membership form (under PTSA/Forms and Documents) and submitting it with a check to any PTSA Board Member or PTSA mailbox in the RSAR office.  

To use this site:
1. Select "First Day Packet: on the left side and sign-up to use this site.
2. Read the descriptions of all of the PTSA Programs and most volunteer opportunities, by selecting the "Programs" tab on the left side and then hover 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.

Middle School Parents: Important LWSD feedback survey
If you are a parent of a Middle School student (or even 9th grade) this will effect your student, regarding 24 credits for high school graduation. It's important to attend any of the remaining meetings to get an understanding that they are interested in moving from a semester model to a trimester model for your student(s).  Watch the video with the survey.  If you cannot attend, at least take the survey. The title seems to imply high school parents, but it really is for MIDDLE SCHOOL parents. Taken from the LWSD Connections email that went out on Friday, Oct. 21: ... read full article

Reflections Information
Looking for more information on Reflections?  Select the PTSA tab on the left side and select Reflections. THEME: What Is Your Story? Due Date: Monday, October 31, 2016 by 2:00 pm. Entry forms are available at the office or on this website under PTSA/Forms & Documents. Please turn in your entry with a completed entry form to Mrs. Simmons in the RSAR Office. Questions? Contact your RSAR Reflections co-chairs: Lorraine at wadelorrainezachary@hotmail.com or 425 260-7857 Elena at elenablume@msn.com The Reflections competition is America’s oldest and large art education program of its kind. It is focused on encouraging students to engage in ... read full article

Looking for Outdoor Ed/NatureBridge Photos?
RSAR has a standard way to post pictures: Just a reminder, we cannot post student photos on RSAR FAMILIES group page on Facebook, but on our RSAR SMUGMUG account where it will be password protected and you can download full size photos.   Plus, the photos on SMUGMUG are used by the Yearbook Chair for the RSAR Yearbook.   Passwords and information about SMUGMUG will be posted on this website under PTSA tab, select Photos and Facebook.  You must be signed onto this website to see this Photos and Facebook page.
There are several chaperones taking photos with large cameras and will upload photos to SMUGMUG.
When our RSAR SMUGMUG Account is set up and we will let chaperones know so they can uploaded their photos and then we will let everyone know when they are available.
Because we currently do not have a Photography chair, our SMUGMUG Account isn't set up yet.  If anyone loves taking pictures we have this volunteer position open for you! Volunteer through the Volunteer tab on this website, RSAR-PTSA.org or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Adrienne Czechowski.

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. The following are steps on how to sign up: Visit your Company’s Employee website for information and procedures. RSAR PTSA is unable to sign up on your behalf. As an employee, you must complete all of the appropriate forms, which will include the name of the charity of your choice (RSAR PTSA). Your PTSA Membership and Parent Contribution are two donations you can use for Corporate Matching! Depending on your company, you may need ... read full article

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 http://www.lwsd.org/Parents/Parent-Access/Pages/Online-Volunteer-Application.aspx.

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 "Make a Difference Volunteer!" tab and choose opportunities available. ... read full article

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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Important! WANTED: 6th grade or 7th grade parent for co-President

RSAR PTSA Board of Directors is currently searching for a co-President!  It is imperative that we find a co-President who can learn the co-President position with our current (8th grade) co-President, otherwise our PTSA will be left without a President for next year!
Come and join our PTSA Board of Directors - it's a fun group who gets business done and there is always chocolate to be eaten! :) If interested, contact any one of the current board members or Cynthia Rittenhouse.

WANTED: 8th Grade Commencement/Reception co-Chair
It is essential that the 8th Grade class find a Commencement/Reception co-Chair!  We already have Greta Climer gretacl@hotmail.com  set for co-Chair, but need one additional person to help her with this huge task! This chair will work with a group of 8th grade students to create the commencement ceremony theme, artwork, programs and select a class song for their commencement ceremony held in the Eastlake Theatre in June 2017.  This date might seem like it is far away, but it will be here all too soon!  Having a Commencement/Reception co-Chair selected now is vital to the success of the program! The ... read full article

WANTED: 8th Grade Legacy Chair
The 8th Grade class is in need of a Legacy Chairperson!  It is imperative that we find a Legacy Chair who can work with the 8th grade students to determine a gift to leave to the school during commencement.  Generally, it is a class project or participation by the class, and usually a smaller group of 8th graders works with the Legacy Chairperson to determine the gift. The Legacy Chair also works with 8th Grade Commencement Chair and the teachers to determine the best fit of the project and to include in the 8th Grade Commencement.  The legacy gift can ... read full article

New! After School Activities Announced
The following After School Activities have been announced in the September 9th  & September 26th editions of the Raven Review: S.T.A.T.: (starts 9/13) Tuesdays and Thursday afterschool until 3:00pm.  All teachers available during this time for student academic help.  Students must sign in with each teacher at the beginning of S.T.A.T.  Students not attending S.T.A.T. must leave campus when school releases. SPANISH: Will begin on October 5 th , Wednesdays 12:35-1:35 p.m. See Flyer in Sept. 9th Raven Review or under PTSA/Forms & Documents on this website. FRENCH : Will begin on October 7 th , Fridays 2:05-3:05 p.m. See attached ... read full article

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 Make a Difference Volunteer tab or contact Adrienne Czechowski our Volunteer Coordinator or contact any of our PTSA Board Members.
Some detailed Volunteer descriptions is located under the Programs tab, and by hovering over the committee name.  Additional detailed information will be uploaded under PTSA/Forms & Documents section as they become available.

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