Rainbow Review

MAY 2015

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Principal's Corner- Ms. Ramkissoon

Dear Rainbow Families

It is hard to believe that the 2014-15 school year is about to come to an end. This will be our last newsletter of the school year. Additional information and reminders will be posted on our school website throughout the summer. As I complete my second month as Principal of Rainbow, I continue to be greatly impressed with the amount of community and parental support. It is evident that the priority of the community and staff is to provide a quality education for our students.

As we approach the end of the year, we also are preparing for next school year. A few parents have approached me regarding teacher requests. We do not take specific teacher requests because we need to place each child in the most beneficial academic setting. If you feel it would be helpful, you may write a letter describing the type of environment in which your child is most successful or the characteristics of a teacher to whom your child best responds. If possible, I will consider the request when making class placements. We will accept letters through the end of the day on May 22nd.

Our PTA continues to do an outstanding job supporting our teachers and students this year. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mrs. Beth Montgomery James for her dedicated service as Rainbow’s PTA President over the past two years. She has dedicated numerous hours over the past two years as President to support our students, staff, and school community.

Mrs. Montgomery James is at the end of her service, in this role, and will be moving onto to a new role for the 2015-2016 school year with PTA. Additionally, I would like to thank all of our PTA members who will be leaving us for middle school or moving into different roles within our PTA.

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is May 4-8. Please join me in thanking our teachers and staff members for their hard work and dedication in making Rainbow the best it can be!

Have a wonderful summer!

Kristen Ramkissoon

Dividend of the Year

Rainbow congratulates and honors Rainbow’s Dividend of the Year, Mrs. Rebekah Deem! We thank all of our Dividends who have supported our school throughout the school year!



Please note that the SCPS School Board has approved a plan to change the calendar for the 2015-16 school year. In short, the calendar has moved up a week, with the first day of school is now August 17th. All Rainbow beginning of the year activities have therefore moved up a week as well. The full SCPS calendar is accessible on the SCPS website. Below are some important Rainbow Elementary dates to note for 2015-16.

Aug. 13: Kindergarten Parent Night

Aug. 14: Meet and Greet the Teacher

Aug. 17: 1st Day of School

Extended Day Registration

Extended Day will begin to register students for the 2015-16 school year on

May 8, 2015, from 3:15 -6:00 p.m. Families will need to complete the registration form and make a payment for the 2015-16 school year.


Upcoming Dates:

May 4 – 8 Teacher/Staff Appreciation

May 5 SAC

May 7 Chorus Program

May 8 Basket Night

May 12 Dividend Appreciation Breakfast

May 22, 26, 27 Early Release for Students @ 1:00pm

May 25 No school

May 27 Last day of school

Report Cards Go Home

You can keep up to date with PTA events by clicking HERE


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