Ratner Parent Organization

RPO MISSION

The mission of the Ratner Parent Organization (RPO) is to promote cooperation and communication among the parents, teachers and staff of The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School. In addition, the RPO exists to enhance the educational, financial and cultural resources of The Ratner Montessori School through volunteer, fundraising and marketing efforts. The RPO is committed to supporting the mission of The Lillian and Betty Ratner Montessori School.

 

2019-2020 RPO Executive Board:
President - Rebekah McClelland
Vice President - Jodi Richardson
Secretary and Treasurer - Alwyn Chao
 

Click below for RPO By-laws.

2019-2020 ROOM PARENT LIST: 

The RPO welcomes all Ratner parents to the RPO, and encourages everyone to get involved in The Ratner Montessori School! See below for a list of upcoming RPO events, RPO volunteer sign-up, and information about Ratner Spirit Wear.

Contact RPO: RPO@theratnerschool.org

The RPO is on Facebook!

 

PARENT AMBASSADORS

The Admission Office appreciates the support of Ratner parents in assisting with Admission events and helping to promote The Ratner Montessori School in the community.

 

Interested in helping out as a Parent Ambassador? Fill out this form to sign up!

THE RAPTOR SHOP

The RPO is pleased to offer our parent and student community the opportunity to show school spirit with Ratner Spirit Wear!

 

Click here to visit the Raptor Shop online store. Purchased items will be available for pickup in the Ratner front office within a week. Questions? Email the RPO at rpo@theratnerschool.org.

 

 

FUNDRAISING AND VOLUNTEERING

 

You can help raise funds for Ratner by participating in the programs offered by these companies:

 

 

HEINEN’S TEAMING UP FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM

Do you shop at Heinen’s? If you do, you can earn rewards for The Ratner Montessori School! Follow the instructions here and sign up for the Heinen’s “Teaming Up For Education” Program.

 

GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS PROGRAM

Do you shop at Giant Eagle? If you do, you can earn rewards for The Ratner Montessori School! Register here and sign up for the Giant Eagle “Apples for the Students” Program using Ratner's code 5318.

 

AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM

Do you shop online at Amazon? You can earn rewards for Ratner by shopping through the AmazonSmile program! Click here to log into your Amazon account through the AmazonSmile site, and start shopping!

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Box Tops for Education program is transitioning to digital receipt scanning using their app (although for now, you can still clip your Box Tops, too.) This program is easy to participate in and raises significant funds for Ratner. You can click here to find out how to download the app. Scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Questions about RPO and how you can help? Contact the RPO: RPO@theratnerschool.org

 

INFORMATION FOR VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers, please use the form below to submit receipts for reimbursement for any RPO-related expenses: 

UPCOMING RPO EVENTS
 

Parent Socials

Dates: TBD

Details: Get together to socialize with other parents

Location: TBD

Participate: Help plan social get-togethers.

 

Spring Faculty/Staff Appreciation 

Dates: Thursday and Friday, March 5-6, 2020

Details: A pot luck dinner on Thursday and a catered lunch on Friday, from all of us, for our beloved teachers and staff

Location: Ratner kitchen/cafeteria

Participate: Please consider donating food, centerpieces or gift items.

 

International Potluck/Taste of Diversity

Contact: Barbara Davis and Jodi Richardson

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:30-7 pm then to the Middle School Band Concert

Details: Celebrate Ratner’s Diversity with food!  This will be the 6th year for this fun annual event, which will take place on the day of the Middle School Band Concert in May, offering families the opportunity to dine prior to watching our Middle School students’ performance.  

Location: Ratner cafeteria

Participate: Please consider donating an international dish.

 

Participate: Get excited for our 1st Scholastic Book Fair!  Contact Jodi to help plan the Fair.

 

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Contact: RPO@theratenerschool.org

Please consider being a parent ambassador to assist with Admission events and help to promote the Ratner Montessori School in the community. 

Later in the year, we'll be looking for volunteers for events such as: the Middle School dances and an all-school roller skating event.  Stay tuned.