Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Rainbow Community School!
As you consider how your family will participate in this fall’s Annual Campaign, our Head of School, Renee Owen, has a message:
Strong communities are built upon one thing– sharing. Shared values, shared resources, shared stories, shared labor, shared love. Rainbow is such a community. For those of us raised in a modern society–where sharing represented danger, loss, something to resist–our children are being raised differently at Rainbow. They are being raised to trust love. As Ernest Hemingway famously said, “The best way to find out if you can trust someone is to trust them.”
This year, as you think about what your family’s donation to the annual campaign will be, I ask you to think about community and trust. Donating requires trust. You’ve trusted Rainbow with the most precious part of your life – your child, but donating to the annual campaign requires a different kind of trust. Donating says that you trust we are who we say we are. It means trusting that the old adage “The more you put into it, the more you get out of it,” is really true. It requires trusting that when we invest in a stronger community, we ourselves become stronger, and we imbue our children with the resilience and strength required to thrive in these confusing post-modern times.
Find answers to your questions about this year’s campaign in your campaign packet or by downloading this PDF.
There is no time like the present so please pledge or donate today, using one of the following simple and fast methods:
- Donate now through PayPal.
- Pledge today and pay later: Complete a pledge form online or download this hard copy and drop off at the main office.
- Have your student account billed or set up a payment plan: Contact Margaret Gerleve in the business office.
Thank you! The 2016-17 Team Pollinators
Parent Volunteers: Sarah Corley ~ Jen Tracy ~ Andrea Rosal ~ Zack Adam ~ Jean David ~ Lauren Sowers
Staff: Sara Stender ~ Sandra McCassim ~ Gaby Pantigoso