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NO SCHOOL - WINTER Break
NO SCHOOL - WINTER Break

Date:
Monday, February 20
Talent Show
Talent Show

Date:
Tuesday, February 21
Where:
EHS Theater

Here is the new information. Please know we are doing our best and scheduling has been challenging.
New talent show info:
Next practice is mandatory to be in the show: Friday, February 10th from 2-4 (replacing the Wednesday, February 8th practice). Talent show will be February 21st. All participants must stay after on the 21st from 2-8pm.
If you have questions, please email Denise Thorpe Ghilarducci at jmghilly@aol.com
2:00p S.T.A.T.
S.T.A.T.

Date:
Tuesday, February 21
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

S.T.A.T.: Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 3:00. 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.

2:00p Talent Show Participants
Talent Show Participants

Date:
Tuesday, February 21
Time:
2:00p - 8:00p
Where:
EHS Theater

Talent show will be February 21st. All participants must stay after on the 21st from 2-8pm.
If you have questions, please email Denise Thorpe Ghilarducci at jmghilly@aol.com
The performance will be on Tuesday, February 21st from 7:00-9:00pm.

7:00p Talent Show
Talent Show

Date:
Tuesday, February 21
Time:
7:00p - 9:00p
Where:
Eastlake High School

Rehearsals are Fri, Jan 27th from 2:00-4:00pm and Wed, Feb 1st from 12:30-2:30pm.
Here is the new information.
Next practice is mandatory to be in the show: Friday, February 10th from 2-4
Talent show will be February 21st. All participants must stay after on the 21st from 2-8pm.
If you have questions, please email Denise Thorpe Ghilarducci at jmghilly@aol.com
The performance will be on Tuesday, February 21st from 7:00-9:00pm.
12:35p SPANISH: Wednesdays 12:35-1:35 p.m.
SPANISH: Wednesdays 12:35-1:35 p.m.

Date:
Wednesday, February 22
Time:
12:35p - 1:35p
Where:
RSAR

Spring Session: January 25 - March 30, 2017
Always check with Spanish HOY instructor for current schedule or schedule changes.

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

Date:
Wednesday, February 22
Time:
1:30p - 8:30p
Where:
RSAR

2:00p S.T.A.T.
S.T.A.T.

Date:
Thursday, February 23
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

S.T.A.T.: Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 3:00. 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.
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2:05p ASL Club
ASL Club

Date:
Monday, February 27
Time:
2:05p - 2:55p
Where:
RSAR


2:10p POKEMON CLUB: Mondays 2:10-3:00pm
POKEMON CLUB: Mondays 2:10-3:00pm

Date:
Monday, February 27
Time:
2:10p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

RSAR Pokemon Club, Trading Card Game
Mondays, 2:10-3:00pm
Mrs. Amaya’s Room
Bring your deck or borrow one to learn
**Always check with Pokemon Club instructor for current schedule or schedule changes. **
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2:00p S.T.A.T.
S.T.A.T.

Date:
Tuesday, February 28
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

S.T.A.T.: Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 3:00. 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.
12:35p SPANISH: Wednesdays 12:35-1:35 p.m.
SPANISH: Wednesdays 12:35-1:35 p.m.

Date:
Wednesday, March 1
Time:
12:35p - 1:35p
Where:
RSAR

Spring Session: January 25 - March 30, 2017
Always check with Spanish HOY instructor for current schedule or schedule changes.

2:00p SKI Bus - Session #2 Begins: 1:30pm-8:30pm
SKI Bus - Session #2 Begins: 1:30pm-8:30pm

Date:
Wednesday, March 1
Time:
2:00p - 8:30p
Where:
Snoqualime Summit Central

Second session of SKI BUS begins on March 1st, and runs 6 weeks. There is a possibility of issuing vouchers for a Saturday bus so that everyone gets the sessions they paid for. Details TBD. Seats for second session are still available, so it's not too late to sign up! Even brand new beginners are welcome.
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2:00p S.T.A.T.
S.T.A.T.

Date:
Thursday, March 2
Time:
2:00p - 3:00p
Where:
RSAR

S.T.A.T.: Tuesdays and Thursday after school until 3:00. 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.
2:05p FRENCH Fridays 2:05-3:05 p.m.
FRENCH Fridays 2:05-3:05 p.m.

Date:
Friday, March 3
Time:
2:05p - 3:05p
Where:
RSAR

See instructor for any class time changes.
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Important! Rehearsal Schedule for Spring Performances 2017

Mrs. Daman has given the students this updated schedule, as of Wednesday, February 22nd.  Print and highlight your student's dates for 6th grade actors; and 7th and 8th grade actors and directors.  

This document can be found under PTSA/Forms and Documents/Dance, Spring Performance on this website.


2nd Session of SKI BUS begins next week

Today is the last day of the first 6-week session of Ski Bus.  Enjoy the snow and nice weather!

The second session of SKI BUS begins next Wednesday on March 1st, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks.

There is a possibility of issuing vouchers for a Saturday bus so that everyone gets the sessions they paid for, because the last week falls during Spring Break.  Details will be determined.  

Seats for second session are still available, so it's not too late to sign up! Even brand new beginners are welcome!
Contact Lesa Widner, Ski Bus Parent Coordinator

Additional information here


Upload your Talent Show Photos to our SmugMug account

Did you take photos or video of the Renaissance Talent Show 2017?  Help us record history by uploading your photos to our SmugMug account.  These photos can be used in the yearbook and any RSAR's parent personal use.  

For instructions and passwords on accessing all of the photos select PTSA/Photos and Facebook.  


Photos from Dance Showcase Available Now!

Photos are up for the Renaissance Showcase. Michael McClary took rehearsal photos and a big thanks to Kevin Kennedy for grabbing some fabulous shots on the night itself.  For instructions on accessing all of the photos select PTSA/Photos and Facebook.  

Please take a look, share with your children and feel free to download and print for your own collections!

 


Corporate Matching for your Volunteer Hours!

Similar to Corporate Matching, where companies match dollar for dollar; many companies have a Volunteer Matching Program that will make donations to RSAR PTSA based on the number of hours you volunteer with our PTSA.

Companies such as Microsoft, Boeing and Amazon pay an hourly rate for your volunteer time. It's easy for RSAR PTSA to benefit from these offerings. Simply submit your volunteer hours on your company’s employee volunteer site. An RSAR PTSA Board Member will confirm these hours prior to payment from the company.

For example, Microsoft will donate $17/hour to our PTSA when you volunteer with our organization. Please check with your Human Resources Department to confirm their participation in a Volunteer Matching Program.

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


What does the PTSA do for you?
Have you received your Student Directory?

Did you attend Back-to-Business Days?

Are you enjoying the communications through our New PTSA website and Facebook page (RSAR Families)?

Did your student participate in this year's Reflections Art Contest?

Did you bid on an auction basket at the LWSDistrict offices this holiday?

Do you have a student that takes an after-school activity such as a Foreign Language or Ski Bus?

Have you done any chaperoning for field trips or any volunteering?  (Thank you, if you 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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Important! ASL Club: Free American Sign Language Classes - Mondays

ASL CLUB: Heather Keyser and Emiline Glade are juniors at Eastlake, and former RSAR students, who would like to offer a free and introductory classes of American Sign Language (ASL) to students at RSAR.  The club resumes on February 27th and runs until May 22nd from 2:05-2:50pm at Renaissance (in Mrs. Amaya's room).  

All RSAR students are welcome to attend!  

Click here for more information or to contact instructors with questions.


Inclusion Art Exhibit at Sammamish City Hall

RSAR student artwork is being displayed at Sammamish City Hall.

Runs from January 26 through April 13th click here for details:

Inclusion Art Exhibit at Sammamish City Hall


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! Abover: Our PTSA Members and chaperones for Outdoor Ed/Camp.

Writers in Residence Program (WIR)

This has been an on-going enhancement since last October.  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. 

Come to the PTSA Membership Meeting on January 31st for a full update on WIR  and the Mosaics from Mrs. Amaya

And see what is being planned for the second half of the school year! 


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.
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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