Welcome to all new and returning TRCS Families!
This is a very important message from the Renaissance PTA. THE PTA AND ALL OF OUR CHILDREN NEED YOU NOW!!!
One of the things that makes The Renaissance Charter School special is that it is not just a school. It is a community where children receive the individualized care that they need. Each child is looked at as an individual. Every year thousands of families apply for the few seats that are available. Those of us who are fortunate enough to become part of this community are excited to have our children attend TRCS.
As with any community, all of its citizens need to play their part to make it a success. The students, faculty and administrators work hard to be the best that they can be to make sure that our children succeed not only academically but also socially and emotionally. The one weak link in the community is parent involvement. Maybe we are too tired after a long day of work. Maybe our kids are older so we don’t feel like we need to be involved. Maybe we don’t think that we need to do anything because someone else will do it. Whatever the reason, our kids need us (all of us from Pre-K through 12th grade) to get involved.
The TRCS PTA is not only a fundraising organization. We are the voice of all the parents. We act as the liaison between families and school management. We listen to your ideas and concerns and bring them to school manage- ment. We help subsidize school activities. The following are only some of the things that our fundraising e orts have accomplished:
- Donating to Teachers Choice ($2,000) to help teachers purchase necessary classroom supplies
- Donating to the Angel Fund which helps pay for students to participate in trips and other activities who would have otherwise not been able to do so financially
- Help to pay for year-end trips to Nature’s Classroom (Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6) and the MS trip.
- Help purchase a Curriculum for the 3D Printer
- Help purchase a Document Camera for the Math Department
- Hosting the Stepping Up Ceremony for the middle school
- Provide a Sta Appreciation Luncheon
- Helping with funding for Sports Programs
- AND SO MUCH MORE.
Every member of the PTA Executive Board works hard to raise the funds needed for all of our children, push for change when necessary and keep you updated on what is happening at the school. Most of us have a full-time job so we understand the challenges of nding the time to attend meetings and volunteer. We need you to volunteer your time and make an effort to make things better for our children. WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE!
We have set a fundraising goal of $15,000 for this year. If every family sent in their PTA dues ($25 for one child and $30 for more than one child), we will be half (1/2) way there. We also need volunteers for all of our events. We know that not everyone can attend every event but we are asking every family to step-up and pay your PTA dues and volunteer for at least one event during the school year. Without your support, we may be in danger of having to disband the PTA. This would mean a loss of thousands of dollars a year to the school. Families would have to foot the bill for all of the trips, the stepping up ceremony, senior gifts, more supplies. There would be no more picture days, no more book fairs, no more pasta nights, no more holiday parties, staff appreciation, and no more parent voice.
WE CHALLENGE EVERY FAMILY TO GET INVOLVED. COMPLETE THE ATTACHED PTA MEMBERSHIP FORM AND SEND IN YOUR PTA DUES AND VOLUNTEER FOR AN EVENT. SHOW OUR CHILDREN THAT YOU CARE.