2nd Annual More than Mindfulness Conference

2nd Annual More than Mindfulness Conference

SAVE the DATE! Join Rainbow Institute and Rainbow Community School staff, faculty and students on October 6th and 7th for the 2nd Annual More the Mindfulness Conference, in conjunction with our 40 year Alumni Party. Click here to learn more and to register for the event!

Welcome to our two new Student Support Interns, Lydia and Brittany!

Welcome to our two new Student Support Interns, Lydia and Brittany!

Welcome to our two new Student Support interns, Brittany and Lydia! Brittany Wagner and Lydia Rose are students in the Occupational Therapy program at AB Tech. We are so lucky that they will be working with Student Support students on Tuesdays for the next 9 weeks. After doing farm to school and food systems work for a local non profit for the past five years, Brittany decided it was time for a career change and fell in love with occupational therapy. Lydia has been a preschool teacher on and off since she graduated from Appalachian State in 1994 and now lives in Asheville, her new found soul home, with her son. Both are so grateful to be interning at Rainbow and can’t wait to get started. We hope you have a terrific first day!

The Conservation Caper comes to Rainbow!

The Conservation Caper comes to Rainbow!

Rainbow community, won’t you join us for this fun 25-minute educational play designed to inspire green living and energy saving?!

Arrive at the auditorium in the Rainbow Community Center on Wednesday, January 25th, at 60 State Street, at 10am to grab a seat and enjoy the play starting at 10:15am.

Access educational materials and play fun games with your children either before the play or afterwards to help them integrate all they’ve learned. https://www.myenergykit.org/education/

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?

Play Synopsis:
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?

The Bee’s Knees Gatsby Gala

The Bee’s Knees Gatsby Gala

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.
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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.

 

Rainbow Community For Standing Rock

Rainbow Community For Standing Rock

We are the Rainbow Community School Warriors.

We are compassionate leaders, building a socially just, spiritually connected, and environmentally sustainable world.

We are the Rainbow Standing Rock Delegation; Wendy Sause, Elijah White, Bronwyn White, Cara Hanna, Bob Hannah, and Danielle Hanna, traveling to Standing Rock to provide much needed supplies with the money you donate to this Rainbow Delegation Fund.

We are students, parents, alumni, and teachers at Rainbow Community School in Asheville, North Carolina whose hearts are heavy as we watch our water sources destabilized, the indigenous people of this land dishonored, native sacred sites destroyed, and our children’s futures dismissed as we fail to act on climate change.

Even more importantly, we are a community of whole-hearted learners committed to a transformational journey through compassionate service. Each morning when we turn to face our students we feel it in our bodies as we are undeniably initiated into a sacred contract of leadership. We are not only our students’ advocates and teachers, but their elders and role models. We are not only their parents and counselors, but their mentors and advisors. Our dedication to holistic education, to nurturing our students’ spiritual insight as well as their political power, moves us to take action now at this critical moment in American history.

After months of sustained effort by an indigenous lead coalition to redirect, or preferably shut down, the Dakota Access Pipeline away from traditional Sioux land, Rainbow is now joining this movement.

Click here to read the full story.