Hello Renaissance Families,
It is hard to believe we are only two weeks away from Spring Break! As we all know the school year only gets busier as we get closer to the end of the year. This year is no different as there are so many exciting events coming up to celebrate the REMS community! Before we dive into upcoming happenings, the Parent Crew Board would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our REMS families who have put in so many hours of volunteering to help our students inside and outside of the classroom … it is your involvement that helps make Renaissance such a wonderful place to be!
“We Are Crew, Too” Parent Auction Event
We are all getting excited for this year’s auction event on Saturday, March 7th from 6-10pm! Whether you plan on donning a retro outfit of your favorite past decade or coming as 2020, we hope to see you there for a wonderful night of music, food, dancing, a live and silent auction, and most importantly a night of community. Mr. Josh will be our amazing emcee again and you won’t want to miss it! Early bird ticket pricing ends this week (February 29th) so it’s not too late to take advantage of early bird pricing. You can get a sneak peak of auction items like “Teacher Time '' items as well as Crew Art on the Renaissance and the We Are Crew, Too Facebook pages! As always our Crew Art committee did a phenomenal job of helping each crew create masterpieces!
New (or old) to REMS and feeling unsure about “mingling?” Shoot us, your Parent Crew Board, an email at email@example.com or message us on Facebook (Renaissance Expeditionary Magnet School) and we’ll be sure to connect you with a table of experienced event-goers! Once you come once, you’ll want to come every year!
It’s not too late to sponsor a table. If you work at or own a business that would be interested in sponsoring or donating or if you would like to know more about getting involved, please contact Shannon Andrus and Courtney Hay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We Are Crew, Too” Parent’s Night Out
Need somewhere for the kids to go while you enjoy yourself at the We Are Crew, Too event on March 7th? Check out the Parent's Night Out at RSS. Kids will enjoy Pizza, snacks, crafts, sports, games, and a movie.
Details here. Register here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Renaissance Crew Wear
Our Spring Crew Wear store is ready to open next week! This crew wear store will be open from March 2nd through March 15th and all orders will be delivered after Spring Break. Enjoy a kid-requested variety of crew wear for those warmer voyages. Please check out the crew wear and order here.
Are You A Family of a REMS Sixth Grader?
New this year, the Crew Wear committee, in partnership with the sixth grade crews, will be selling a special REMS 2020 Alumni t-shirt with all sixth grade signatures on it. Be on the lookout for order forms being emailed soon! If you have any questions, please reach out to our Crew Wear committee lead Eva Voss at email@example.com.
REMS Spirit Night at Chuck E Cheese
Join us for a special Friday night, this Friday, February 28th at Chuck E Cheese! There will be a special guest at school pick up on Friday to get the kids excited for a night of fun and raising funds for our school. The event goes from 3-9pm and in addition to getting 10 Free Play Point Coupons (in Thursday folders) Chuck E Cheese will be donating up to 20% of all sales to Renaissance … so come on out for a fun evening with school friends!
Easy Ways to Earn Money for REMS: Box Tops, Milk Caps for Moola, and Mabels Labels
There are so many ways to raise money for our school. If you have been saving and clipping Box Tops, please bring them in to the school by Thursday, February 27th as they’ll be collected for our spring collection drive. It’s not too late to download the Box Tops app for your phone! Since the Box Top program has changed and has moved more towards digital box tops from your receipt it doesn’t take much to download the app, get your account set up with Renaissance, and start scanning your grocery receipts, every little bit helps!
We are still collecting milk caps! If you have milk delivered from Longmont Dairy, please save your milk caps and drop them off in the cardboard box near the main entrance. REMS earns money for each cap returned!
New to Renaissance! We have signed up to partner with Mabel’s Labels to help families keep track of their clothes and school items AND raise funds for our school! Look out for more information on how you can order great labels for your child’s school items coming in next week’s Thursday folders. Whether you like stickers, pre-printed labels, sew-on labels, or something else, Mabel’s Labels has you covered! Since we’re talking about reducing lost items, please come down to Lost & Found and see if something looks familiar to you! As usual, towards the end of the year it’s starting to overflow and with spring voyages around the corner all those lost items would like to be reunited with their original home! You can find our Lost & Found section down in the cafeteria.
Spring climbing at school has begun! To make each crew’s climbing time successful and efficient, we need your help. In order for students to get the most climbing time we need parents who can volunteer to belay for different crews. If you are belay trained for the 2019/2020 school year please check out the sign up genius to volunteer to put those belaying skills to good use!
Have you noticed the hole in the OLE?
If you’ve checked out our Outdoor Learning Environment (playground) recently I’m sure you’ve noticed a large rectangular hole fenced off by bright orange plastic fencing … that will be the future home of our new swingset! Be on the lookout for the new addition soon. Thank you to our students and our community for raising the funds needed during our Renaissance Adventure Day to make this fun addition possible! A special thank you to Rocky Mountain Concrete (owners Jason and Eric Hayes) who donated their time and equipment to prepare the area to lower our costs!
In addition to our new swingset we now have more shade over the OLE amphitheater thanks to our very own REMS family, Cheyenne and Lore Leggett, with C&L Exteriors, who so graciously donated time and materials to add shade to our playground by roofing the amphitheater!
Thank you so much for adding to and enhancing our school space!
As always, we love to hear from you, so if you have any questions or comments, please reach out to your Parent Crew Foundation Board via email or social media. We wish all of our REMS families and staff a safe and exciting Spring Break!