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November Kaleidoscope

November Kaleidoscope

Renee Owen has shared a Kaleidoscope for November 2019. We invite you to take a look on the Rainbow Community School main website. The article talks about ritual at Rainbow, in terms of parent meetings, Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more. In looking at ritual, Renee...

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September 2019 Kaleidoscope

September 2019 Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope A publication by Renee Owen for parents to get a better understanding of what’s happening through her perspective I believe that every child should feel utterly special. That’s what we are aiming for at Rainbow. Therefore, in early September, when I found...

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Heart of the Matter – February 2019

Heart of the Matter – February 2019

Heart of the Matter - Community Resource This the third in a series for Heart of the Matter based on our board Ends Policies. Ends Policies are written by the Board as the guiding light for our school. They point the way toward who we want to be and where we want to...

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Kaleidoscope – January 2019

Kaleidoscope – January 2019

Kaleidoscope January, 2019 From the age of six to fourteen I took violin lessons but had no luck with my teachers, for whom music did not transcend mechanical practicing. I really began to learn only after I had fallen in love with Mozart’s sonatas. The attempt to...

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Kaleidoscope – November 2018

Kaleidoscope – November 2018

Kaleidoscope, October 2018 I wrote this Kaleidoscope before we had another national tragedy occur: The Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. It is with a broken heart that I add this “introduction” to Kaleidoscope. Collaborative for Spirituality in Education As I write, I...

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All in a day’s work

All in a day’s work

So many things...all in a day's work Sacred geometry, science experiments, and literacy - all in a day's work. Maybe not even a day's work, but in the span of an hour and a half, students experienced some incredible learning. Language Arts It was mid-morning, and...

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Be the Change

Be the Change

In 2012 Rainbow Community School (RCS) was selected as an Ashoka Changemaker School, a network of schools that empower students as changemakers by prioritizing empathy, leadership, and collaborative problem-solving as student outcomes. They recognize the capacities of...

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Points of Connection

Points of Connection

Connection and community at Rainbow is often nurtured through rituals, traditions or celebrations that mark the passage of time. We begin the school year with an opening ceremony during which the entire school comes together to offer blessings and intentions for the...

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The Heart of the Matter: What’s In a Mission?

The Heart of the Matter: What’s In a Mission?

What’s in a mission? This school year I will be writing a series for Heart of the Matter based on our board Ends Policies. Ends Policies are written by the board as the guiding light for our school. They point the way toward who we want to be and where we want to go....

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Opening the Heart

Opening the Heart

Opening the Heart – Reflection and Centering At a recent admin meeting, Cynthia shared a centering designed to bring awareness to, and open the heart. Renee asked her to share it on the Director’s Blog for others to enjoy, as well. Point to yourself Take a moment to...

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All The Beautiful Trees

All The Beautiful Trees

First Grade Studies Beautiful Trees We stepped into first grade recently, into a veritable classroom forest. There were displays of books about trees, nature artifacts that reminded us of our natural roots, and artwork that featured patched trees and their individual...

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Solar Power On Our Campus!

Solar Power On Our Campus!

Rainbow Has Solar Power Have you seen what’s over on the roof of the auditorium? Getting solar power was one of those far-off dreams until…it became reality! In 2017, an anonymous donor awarded Rainbow the funds to get solar panels installed. These are located on the...

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Kate Chassner – Team Highlight

Kate Chassner – Team Highlight

As we gear up for the school year, we thought it would be fun to highlight one of the first faces you’ll see on campus: Kate Chassner! She is Rainbow’s Office Manager. She seemingly knows the answers to everything. Need keys? She’s got ’em. Need to know the schedule?...

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Repurpose and Reimagine

Repurpose and Reimagine

Freedom and Creativity Summer is a time when folks often invite freedom and creativity back into their busy lives. Maybe they pick up a project that has taken a back seat, take a workshop, or reconnect with a lost skill, art or craft. Maybe they learn, read, or try...

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Know Thyself

Know Thyself

In many cultures, tribes and soceities around the world, children engage in various rites of passage. Often these are times when a child is recognized for passing though the threshold toward adulthood. Graduation at Rainbow Community School serves as an integral rite...

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