Ratner Parent Organization
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.
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.
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.
THE RAPTOR SHOP
The RPO is pleased to offer our parent and student community the opportunity to show school spirit with Ratner Spirit Wear!
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
GIANT EAGLE APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS PROGRAM
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
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.
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:
Details: Get together to socialize with other parents
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
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
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.