Winter time is a perfect time to come together in community! The whole family is invited to this free funky fun dance party at the Rainbow Community Center in the auditorium at 60 State Street, from 3pm to 5pm on Saturday, February 4th. Preschoolers through Middleschoolers are encouraged to get up on the stage and boogie to their favorite tunes. Rainbow students don’t often get the chance to romp and sway, groove and bounce on the auditorium stage. This is the perfect opportunity to let your kids move their bodies in whatever authentic ways they are inspired to while we gather and mingle in community!
You’ll also have a chance to order an energy kit filled with energy efficient materials for your home such as energy efficient light bulbs and a water conservation showerhead. As a community, how effective can we be in creating investment among our children to be more concsious of their energy use?
Energy is being wasted everywhere you look, but Nikki Neutron and The Energized Guyz are here to help! The Conservation Caper is a theatrical program designed to engage elementary students in green living and saving energy. In this 25-minute educational play, Nikki takes on Dr. Maybe, a villain bent on wasting water and energy, and shows our students how we all can do our part to save energy.
In fact, The Conservation Caper has a goal to save 10 million kilowatt hours of energy during the 2016-17 school year. Will you join this mission?
Ring the doorbell and stroll into the glorious venue of The Bee’s Knees Gatsby Gala on Friday, February 17th! The Pollinators Fundraising Committee is so excited to host you and your loved ones at the beautiful home of Jen Tracy and Howard Stafford for a night unlike any other. Many of you will recall last year’s parents night out, referred to as “The Best Event of The Year!” and we plan to raise the bar with this inaugural event.
Tickets are $100 each and includes:
-Opening band Up Next, music performed by Rainbow alumni Eva Peterson and Haley Fell
-Featured band The Business, music performed by Rainbow parent and recording artist Jim Arrendell, with a trio.
-Scrumptious food catered by Corner Kitchen -Two drink vouchers for Lexington Avenue Brewery beer, wine, Bee’s Knees cocktail
-A party that is sure to be remembered as “The Best New Event of The Year!”
For childcare check out Asheville Community Movement. Proceeds to benefit Rainbow Community School’s Financial Aid Program. 1920’s attire encouraged. #LoveTheHive
For more information and to purchase your tickets today go to our Eventbrite site. Please consider donating extra toward the Rainbow Staff Fund. A portion of your ticket purchase price is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Watch the video below to get a sense of The Business’s vibrant energy and colorful sound.
For the first time in Rainbow history, the Annual Book Fair is being hosted at Firestorm Books & Coffee down the street at 610 Haywood Rd in West Asheville! We are so excited to support our local community business neighbor and hope you will join us in purchasing books from 2pm-6pm from Tuesday, Nov 29th to Friday, Dec 2nd! 15% of cash profits and 30% of credit profits from books purchased within this time frame will be donated to Rainbow Community School.
Our Kick-Off event on Tuesday, Nov 29th from 4-6pm at Firestorm Books will feature marvelous classroom performances, including theatrical readings and original music. We hope to see you there!
Come to Omega Middle School at 60 State Street in West Asheville on Thursday, November 10th from 6:15 to 8pm for presentations from EIGHT different local high schools! Choosing where to go to high school is a big decision. We’ve made things a little easier by bringing all the high schools together for one night and one night only! Each high school will briefly introduce their program before opening up the floor for questions and more in depth conversations. All are welcome to attend!
Thanks for your interest in the More Than Mindfulness Conference. Registration is now closed but save the date for October 6 and/or 7 2017.
Rainbow Community School has a 40-year history in contemplative and holistic education and has been recognized as a national leader in these areas. Our Seven Domains holistic approach leverages the tools of mindfulness while moving beyond them into the secular realm spirituality. The staff and faculty at RCS invite you to the inaugural More than Mindfulness (MTM) Conference which is a unique and dynamic event that will explore many ways of inviting the “soul” into your schools.
When: October 12, 2016
8:30-5:00 (Centering observations and reflection, break out sessions and workshops)
Cost: $35 for the full day. Participants receive a certificate of completion to be used towards professional development, a Seven Domains and Centering manual that includes informational materials and reproducibles. Breakfast and snacks will also be included and a food truck lunch will be available for purchase. Click here for the menu.
Intended Audience: Educators, parents, school administrators and mental health as well as other education related professionals.
About the Event: School based mindfulness programs are becoming increasingly more widespread in private and public schools throughout our country and research suggests that these programs bolster mental health and well being and have the capacity to improve academic achievement. At MTM we will highlight ways to integrate mindful practices into your school culture but will emphasize MORE than mindfulness by expanding these practices to include holistic and secular methods that nurture the personal and collective spiritual identities of your students, staff and community members.
Participants will engage in and reflect on RCS’s unique Centering curriculum and practice, gain holistic strategies to adapt your own curriculum and/or school culture, and collaborate through rich discussion about these important themes: inviting the soul in to the classroom, cultivating awareness and spiritual identities, exploring education as a sacred art. The conference will also feature break out sessions in which RCS presenters will bring topics of interest to parents, teachers, school administrators, and other education related professionals.