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We are making Stone Soup November 25th and 26th starting at 10:00am.

PostHeaderIcon MEET THE PASTORS & CANCER AWARENESS BALLOON RELEASE

THIS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16 & 17TH!

8;30-9;30 AM

PARENTS MEET THE PASTORS!!!  PARTICIPATE IN OUR BALLOON RELEASE!!

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW!  WE HAVE A CHILD ENROLLED IN OUR SCHOOL (COLTON) WHO HAD CANCER 4 TWO YEARS AGO AND HAS BEEN CANCER FREE SINCE.  WE WANT TO SUPPORT THIS FAMILY AS MUCH AS WE CAN!

LAST YEAR WE HAD A FAMILY WHO LOST THEIR CHILD DUE TO CANCER AND WANT TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO THIS FAMILY AS WELL.

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY TO MEET THE PASTORS OF RESTORATION CHURCH, TO SUPPORT THESE FAMILIES, AND TO SHOW OUR COMMUNITY THAT A RAINBOW OF FRIENDS IS PASSIONATE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER!

COME BE A PART OF IT!   A RAINBOW OF FRIENDS, RESTORATION CHURCH & FOUNTAIN NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!!!

 

PostHeaderIcon Newsletter Sep 2014

Dear Parents,

Welcome to A Rainbow of Friends Christian School for the 2014-2015 school year!

We are so excited and blessed to have your child in our school. Along with all of

our new students, we would like to welcome new members to our staff: Ms. Dewaay

(Kinderprep teacher/aide), Ms. Rogers (KinderPrep aide), Ms. Dettner (Preschool

aide), and Ms. Carrejo (secretary). This is going to be a great year!

We do not waste any time educating your child. From the first day, our teachers

will create an exciting atmosphere that will encourage your child to trust them,

get comfortable with other students, and the most important thing – establish

a routine! We ask for patience for the first few weeks of school. We have

experienced a great growth within the school (Thank you Lord!) and we are

adjusting as needed. By the end of the first month, all the children will have

settled into their routines and you will really start to see their growth.

Our first parent meetings are September 11th

this school and upcoming events. Plan to stay afterwards for our 1st

of the year! Our Parent Social is a chance to relax, enjoy some coffee, treats and

get to know a few other parents at the school. We hope that having this time set

aside will help encourage parents to make some friends and get active in their

child’s education. We do not have childcare, but you are more than welcome to

bring your other children to the social!

and 12th

. You will learn more about

Parent Social

We have several upcoming events at our school. Please mark these days on your

calendar:

September 11/12 – First Parent Meeting @8:45 am. Plan on attending to learn more

about upcoming events and then stay for our Parent Social!

September 16/17 – Balloon release in honor of children battling cancer

September 16/17 – Meet the Pastors Day

September 18 and 25 – Parenting Class @ 6:30 pm (Renee and Paul Green teach this

class, it is optional and you do not have to have a child attend the school to take

this class)

September 24 & 30 – Moms in Prayer meetings @ 8:40 am

September 25/26 – School Pictures (will need a few parent volunteers)

Happy Birthday to our Special Friends (August and September)!

Stanley Kingsbury, Jackson Polcyn, Kiahna Manly, Vivian Martin, Ben Martin,

Brileigh Harman, Leanna Strashinsky, Payton Soliz, Anabelle Wootan, Liam Benton,

Layton Guido, Lanelle Parriott, Cassie Schmitt, Wyatt Kolb, Andrew Anderson,

Ragan Marshall, Isaac Cunningham, Ava Aragon, Colton Taylor, Brianna Spielhagen,

Shelby Mendenhall

*We encourage you to celebrate your child’s birthday with their classroom! You

may bring in homemade treats – but please remember, we are a nut-free school!

Always let your teachers know your ingredients as we have children with fruit,

gluten, dairy, and other allergies. We will give those children other treats so they

may participate in the fun as well!

Have a great school year!

– Mrs. Renee Green and A Rainbow of Friends Christian School Staff

PostHeaderIcon Volunteer Core Newsletter September 8, 2014

DEAR FAMILIES,
We, the Volunteer Core, are excited about all the fun 2014-2015 events planned. Our goal is to send a monthly email to those that signed up as potential volunteers. The Volunteer Core is working to raise funds this year that will support a playground improvement project for our school. We hope to see you at many events!
Some information that you may find useful:
• Rainbow of Friends shirts are available for order through the volunteer core. The cost is $9 for children’s sizes and $10 for adult sizes, with a variety of colors available.
• We collect Labels for Education, look for the collection box on the counter as you leave the building each day. If you don’t see it out, please remind someone and we can get it for you.
• We also have an ongoing fundraiser with Schwan’s Cares. If you are a current or new customer, a percentage of your purchase will benefit our school.

If you would like to contact us, please email the Volunteer Core Director, Lacey at arofvolunteers@gmail.com

Upcoming Events
SEPTEMBER
11th & 12th – Parent Social
Drop your children and join the Volunteer Core for food and drinks. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and build friendships.
16th & 17th – Spirit days
This is a time for you to meet the Pastors and participate in the balloon release.
REMINDER: Spirit days are a day we show our school spirit, so wear your Rainbow of Friends shirts.
22nd & 23rd – Parent Social
Another time to meet parents and build new friendships. Food and drinks will be served.
EVENTS TO WATCH FOR
Parent Socials
Spirit Days
Change collection jars (fundraiser for playground improvement project!)
Please save your gently used children’s books and yard sale items, we anticipate having a book sale in December and a yard sale late spring.
ONGOING REMINDERS
Please remember to have your children use the restroom and wash their hands when they arrive for school each day.
Please continue to use the main entrance to enter the building when you arrive for school to drop off your children,
and to pick them up.

PostHeaderIcon A Few Reminders about Invoices and Payments

Dear Parents,

I am so excited to see so many parents using our new online payment system. I have not had any reports of any issues, so I am going to consider it a success!

For any parents that still owe tuition for August or September, my un-official grace period ends this Friday, Sept 12 at 8 AM. They were technically due no later than Sept 2, but I wanted to extend grace to many families trying to adjust their budgets for the school year. After Friday at 8 AM, I will be applying the late fee of $25 to all accounts that owe money and have not contacted me with payment arrangements.

Our next wave of tuition invoices will be sent out tomorrow. Their due date is not until September 20 and they are for October’s tuition. Please look at the information closely. A lot of families made changes this past week and I want to ensure I made all of the adjustments correctly.

I wanted to give two other reminders. We have had some money put into our tuition payment box without any note on which student it was for, or it was in an unsealed envelopment that came open.  Please remember to always get a cash receipt. If no one is at the front desk, either fill out the front of an envelope and seal it shut, or hold on to your money until you come back to pick up your child. I prefer the second option as it is always a good idea to have someone double check your cash payment right in front of you.  Also, we are still learning parent/child names. Please put your child’s name on the memo area of a check.

We appreciate you taking these extra steps to ensure that our payment process goes smoothly this school year. You can always call or email me anytime you have a question, thought, or concern.

 

In Christ,

Silver Buonocore

719-204-6648

Arof.manager@gmail.com

PostHeaderIcon Substitute Training Sep 9th at 8:30

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PostHeaderIcon PARENT MEETING THURSDAY & FRIDAY 8:30-9:30 AM!!!

THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY!!!

TOPICS:

COMMUNITY EVENTS

GROWTH OF THE SCHOOL

EXPANSION OF PLAYGROUND- FUNDRAISING

MEET THE PASTORS DAY

CHILDREN’S CANCER AWARENESS BALLOON RELEASE

PARENTING CLASS

MOM’S IN PRAYER

PARENT CONFERENCES

PUMPKIN PATCH

FAMILY DAYS

STONE SOUP PLAY!!!!

LOTS OF INFORMATION COME FIND OUT ABOUT IT!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

PostHeaderIcon Sign up Time!!!

Sign up sheets going out this Monday!!!!

Sign up for Parenting Class, cost: $10.00 (includes book)
Sign up to volunteer
Sign up for Mom’s in Prayer
Sign up to help with Balloon Release

PARENT MEETING THURSDAY & FRIDAY TO TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE INVOLVED!!!

Come be part of A Rainbow of Friends!! You will be glad you did!

PostHeaderIcon Substitute Training

Don’t Forget!!!

 
SUBSTITUTE TRAINING

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 8:30-9:30 am!
No qualifications required!
You will need a background and be fingerprinted!

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Come be a part of this Awesome school! Be there when a teacher is sick!!!!

PostHeaderIcon Mandatory Back to School Night Tomorrow night!!!! Aug. 25, 2014

Our Back to School Night for all preschool students is coming up! Here is some important information:We look forward to seeing you all!!!  It is going to be a great year!!!

  • It is Monday, August 25
  • If your child is in our College Toddlers, Preschool, or KinderPrep class, this is your evening!
  • This evening is mandatory! You will receive a lot of information about exciting changes and you will need to pick up your check-in key tag.
  • M-F and T/TH students need to be at the school at 5:00 pm
  • MWF students need to be at the school at 6:30 pm
  • Bring your school supplies (not backpacks)
  • Bring your child’s medication and doctor’s note if it is to stay at our school (if applicable)
  • Bring your child’s health form, shot record, and other paperwork that needed to be signed and returned.
  • Bring your child! He/She will get to meet the teacher and get familiar with the layout of the school.
  • September tuition does not have to be paid until September 1, but you can pay it that evening if you would like with cash, check, or money order. You may email Silver if you have any financial questions before this evening – arof.manager@gmail.com
  • The school supply list is on our website – www.arainbowoffriends.com
  • For any other questions, please call Renee Green at 719-243-2043 or email her at arainbowoffriends@gmail.com

Thank you and we look forward to seeing our 2014-2015 students next week!

- See more at: http://www.arainbowoffriends.com/#sthash.paskBy23.dpuf

PostHeaderIcon A Mom who needs help!!!! Let’s help her out!!!!

Hello Renee and Parents of A Rainbow of Friends,
I’m in need of a parent, daycare provider, or a babysitter that has their child, or has children in their care, enrolled in school at Rainbow of Friends, that would be willing to drop off my son before school (am) and pick him up (pm) at 2:30 and watch him for 2 1/2-3 hours until I’m able to pick him up (5-5:30 pm). I live in the Cross Creek neighborhood and would like to find someone who is close to our location.  By the way he will be in Ms. Lisa’s Kindergarten class. I obviously would pay for the time he is being cared for and can provide snacks if need be.
Thank you,
Carly
My number is 907-360-5765