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RCS Staff Heads to Burton Street Community Center

As you know, Wednesdays are early-release days at Rainbow. This is because staff can use these days to update their professional development and participate in trainings that enhances their classroom teaching. Rainbow teachers and staff headed over to Burton Street Community Center (BSCC) to find out about their offerings, and […]

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Puppeteer Hobey Ford Presents Animalia

Hobey Ford at Rainbow Community School Fantastical characters and sound effects. Incredible stories, puppets and sound effects. All this and more if you come see Hobey Ford! It’s Saturday, February 28 at 3:30 pm. We’ll start with a sing-a-long with Sue Ford. Doors open at 3. There will be kids’ […]

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Chain Reactions – Third Grade Science Unit

Just before our winter break, the third grade class completed a unit on how things work. They investigated what might make a machine do what it does. At the end of their unit, they invited the whole school to watch as different groups of students made their wonderful contraptions come […]

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  Come on out, eat a delicious meal, and help Omega raise money. It’s a win! win! win! This fun event is for Rainbow families.

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Sallie, Lauren and Louisa Ford

You know our music teacher, Sue Ford, right? But did you know that all three of her daughters attended Rainbow at one time? Or that they’re making names for themselves in big ways? Sallie Ford Sue’s daughter Sallie, all of 27, is not only “googleable” but, she’s even in Wikipedia! […]

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Third Grade – Legend of Chocolate and the French Broad Chocolate Lounge

The Legend of Chocolate The third grade class just completed a unit on the Legend of Chocolate in Spanish. Their Spanish teacher, Cynthia, worked with West, their third grade teacher, to create a unit that would complement what the students were learning in their main classroom. Students studied about how […]

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