Important Dates: February 18 - March 1
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16: Academic Challenge Tournament at Solon High School

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18: PRESIDENTS DAY - NO SCHOOL

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Early Enrollment Discount Deadline

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Varsity BBall Team Party, 3:30 - 5:30

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Faculty and Parents vs Students (Freshman, JV, and Varsity) BBall Game, 5 - 6pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Coffee with Mike, 8:30 - 9:30am; Montessori Morning Admission Event, 9 - 10:30am; Crazy Sock Day

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Academic Challenge Tournament at Copley High School; PenOhio Competition at Shaker Heights High School

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26: Grades 7/8 Parent Meeting for Florida Trip, 6:30 - 7:30pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Elementary II Field Trip to Li Wah Restaurant, 10:15am - 1:30pm; RPO General Meeting at Burntwood Tavern, 5:30 - 7pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 1: Coffee with Mike, 8:30 - 9:30am; Seuss Spirit Day (dressy clothes or Seuss-inspired outfit for Seuss Awards!); Seuss Awards, 2pm
Reminder: Early Enrollment Deadline: February 19!
Early Enrollment Discount:
Enrollment forms for the 2019-2020 School Year have been emailed to families. As we have in the past, we are offering an incentive to return the re-enrollment forms promptly. If you return all the forms and the non­-refundable deposit on or before Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (postmark date) your account will be credited $200 toward the 2019-­2020 tuition.

In addition to the Early Enrollment Discount mentioned, we offer the following discounts:
 
Full Tuition Payment Discount:
 Families who choose to pay a full one-time payment by July 1, 2019, will receive a discount of $250 per child enrolled. Families who choose the one-time payment option and pay in full prior to April 30, 2019, will receive an additional discount of $150. Discount will be applied to final invoice.
 
Multiple Child Discount:
2nd child enrolled: 5% discount
3rd child enrolled: 7.5% discount
4th (or more) child enrolled: 10% discount
FACTS Tuition Management - ALL PARENTS MUST REGISTER
Our tuition payment system is an online solution provided by FACTS Tuition Management. Signing up with FACTS is mandatory for all enrolled families who have chosen payment options B, C, or D. If you choose one of those payment options, your child's 2019-2020 enrollment cannot be processed until your FACTS account has been set up.

If you are new to FACTS, visit Ratner’s log-in page to create an account: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3X21Y

Already have an account? Simply log in to create your payment plan. Please see the Payment Options section in the Enrollment Agreement for more details. Additional FACTS information is available  here .
Ratner Parent in the News!
Gunnur Karakurt, mother of Ratner students Armagan and Yalin Koyuturk and associate professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been awarded $1.3 million from the National Institutes of Health to identify effective treatments for intimate-partner violence (IPV).

Read more about the grant and Gunnur Karakurt's work, featured this week in Crain's Cleveland Business.

Congratulations, Gunnur!
Spring Club Registration Coming Next Week!
Spring After School Club registration will open next week, and we're excited to offer some new clubs for the spring session, with programs for nature enthusiasts, tabletop gamers, frisbee players, writers and illustrators, future chefs, and more!

Keep an eye out for an email with information and registration links by Friday of next week.
Dinner and Gala Hat-Making: April 12
The Kaleidoscope Gala Committee invites you to join us for a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner and Gala hat-making party on Friday, April 12, 5:30-7:30pm.

Bring your appetite and a hat to decorate!

Food catered by Ratner parent Hind Makdessi, with special thanks to Gala Co-Chair Barb Miller and the Ratner Parent Organization. 

Mark your calendars, and look for an e-vite in the next few weeks!
Ongoing Events: Pie War, Sock Drive, and Clothing Sale
A reminder that the Ratner Student government is hosting a "Pie War" to raise funds for The Cerebral Palsy Foundation, as well as for Ratner School. For each $4 donated, student names are entered for a chance to be a “pie thrower” to put a pie plate of whipped cream in a teacher’s face. The Pie War runs now through "Pi Day" (March 14, or 3-14). 
 
Questions? Please email Mrs. Chapnick
Ratner 5th Grader Keely Souther has organized a sock drive to collect socks for children and teens at the Cleveland Clinic. This sock drive is in memory of Keely's friend Oliviah, who recently passed away after battling brain cancer. Socks are being collected at school, or you can shop via the
Amazon wish list that Keely set up for the sock drive. 

The sock drive will be held through February 28. We'll have a Crazy Sock Spirit Day on February 22 to coincide with the sock drive.
RPO is hosting a youth gently worn clothing sale during March parent-teacher conferences (3/7-3/8). This is a good opportunity to stock up on the next size of your child's clothing or buy what you are low on. All proceeds will go toward future RPO events.

Clothing Collections:
Clothing can be donated now through March 6. There are labeled bins in the front lobby.

Click here to volunteer to help with sale.
RPO General Meeting: February 28
PLEASE NOTE RESCHEDULED DATE
ALL INVITED!! 
RPO is having a General Meeting on February 28

Time : Come early for Happy Hour 5:30 - 6pm. Meeting/Social time 6 - 7pm. 

Location : Burntwood Tavern in Lyndhurst (5835 Landerbrook Dr, Lyndhurst, OH 44124).

Details : All parents and teachers are invited (toddler class through 8th grade). There will be a business update, as well as time to socialize while enjoying appetizers. RSVP using the link below.
Purchase Tickets/Sponsorships for
The Kaleidoscope Gala on May 4!
SAVE THE DATE!
MAY 4, 2019
Shaker Heights Country Club
6pm - 10pm
Dress in Festive Derby Attire

$100 Single Tickets

$180 Couple

$50 Ratner Alumni
.
$2,500
Quarter Page Color Ad in Event Program

2 tickets to event

Acknowledgement in Event Promotional Materials and Social Media Coverage

Acknowledgement during Event on Screens, Monitors and Signage
$3,500
Half Page Color Ad in Event Program

4 tickets to event

Acknowledgement in Event Promotional Materials and Social Media Coverage

Acknowledgement during Event on Screens, Monitors and Signage
$5,000
1 Full Page Color Ad in Event Program

1 Table of 8 People

Acknowledgement in Event Promotional Materials and Social Media Coverage

Acknowledgement during Event on Screens, Monitors and Signage
$10,000
1 Full Page Color Ad in Event Program

2 Tables of 8 People
Name Mentioned by Event MC

Acknowledgement in Event Promotional Materials and Social Media Coverage

Acknowledgement during Event on Screens, Monitors and Signage
The Fund for Creative Learning (Annual Fund)
2018-2019 FUND FOR CREATIVE LEARNING (ANNUAL FUND) DONORS
Thank you to the members of the Ratner Montessori community who have given generously to our School. Your gifts enrich and transform the educational experience of our students, allowing our children to grow into thoughtful, productive citizens, who will give back and transform their own communities. Every gift has great importance, and we are grateful. 
THE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE
Circle Society ($10,000 and Up)
Abraham and Barbara Miller
Gabrielle Miller
Albert and Audrey Ratner*
Charles and Ilana Horowitz Ratner*
Mark and Nancy Ratner*
James and Susan Ratner*
Ronald and Deborah Ratner*
Tawny Ratner
The Seedlings Foundation*

Director's Club ($5,000 - $9,999)
Dick and Doreen Cahoon

Benefactor ($2,500 - $4,999)
Michael and Kareen Caputo
Rosalie and Morton Cohen Family Memorial Fund
(c/o Margaret Cohen and Kevin Rahilly)
Bruce and Andrea Geier

Patron ($1,000 - $2,499)
Anonymous
Samuel and Alwyn Chao
Aimee and Jeremy Gilman
Michael Griffith and Donna Protts
Susi and Peter Meisel,  In Honor of Albert & Audrey Ratner and Abe & Barb Miller
Owens-Illinois, Inc.
Leonard, Lillian, Faye, Albert B. and Audrey G. Ratner Donor Advised Fund
Barbara and Stephen Rudolph
Mark Rudolph
Emilie Unkrich
*Denotes Legacy Gift to the Annual Fund

THE RATNER LIGHTS CIRCLE
Supporter ($500 - $999)
Andrew Altman and Amy Lipson
Brian and Megan Bash
Rochelle and Harley Gross Philanthropic Fund
Sheldon and Bonnie Guren
Peter and Sunnie Hellman,  In Memory of Garrett Hellman
Bruce and Deborah Jarosz
Sarah Mowry and Paul Poommipanit
John and Susanne Rahilly
Vaishali Shetty and Akshat Dubey
Cathy and Dale Veres
Friend ($250 - $499)
Joanna and Josh Barney
Brendon Berns
Awilda Hamilton,  In Memory of Gretchen L. Oates
Don Isenstadt
Sally W. Isenstadt,  In Memory of Fred Isenstadt
John and Janet Larson
Davis and Carolyn Lincoln
Daniel Lockwood and Mari Sato
Susan Yarus Meisel and the Junior Ratner Club
Geoffrey and Linda Mendelsohn
Frank and Lynn Piunno
Shul Boys, Inc.
Molly and David Urban
Carol and Yair Weinstock
Contributor (up to $249)
Anonymous (3)
Ian and Gloria Abrams
Sherree Anderson
Karen and Ben Axelrod,  In Honor of Coach Dom
Fred and Harriet Bauer
Steve Bell and Pat Carey-Bell
Linda Bloomfield
Randy and Marcia Bowles
Errol and Ellen Brick
James and Andrea Cantwell
Jeffrey Chaitoff and Margo Vinney
Jackie and Billy Chapnick
Jennifer and Brent Cenkus
Grover and Bernice Coats
Emily Hazzard and Stefan Dupont
Art and Laurie Dye,  In Honor of Josh Barney
Denise and Jerry Falcon
Patti Fields and Ray Juaire
Helen Foley and James Kazura
Ruth and James Friedman
Phyllis and Avrum Froimson
David J. Goodman
Jennifer and Barry Hartz,  In Honor of Steve Goodman, Dianna Rocci, and Linda Shapero
InterDesign
Paul and Vicki Isenstadt,  In Fond Memory of Aunt Lil and Aunt Betty and all the Ratners
Marc and Karen Jaffe
Dan Kalleres and Bruce Contino

Contributor, cont'd
Joanne and Robin Ketcham
Roslyn and Edward Kowit
Sara and Aaron Manela
Arielle Miller**
Jake Miller**
Esther and Milton Moss
Kate and Matthew Nagy
David and Hermine Ostro
Over the Hill Track Club
Anjali and Parimal Patel
Jodi and Stan Richardson
Chelsea Rolen
Rebecca Bash Schneider and Daniel Schneider
Trysa Shulman-Shy and Peter Shulman
Nicole and Bob Smyk
Stacey and Mark Souther
Jon Statler
Howard and Terri Steindler
Valerie Smolik-Troiano and Gene Troiano
Gunta Usis
Paula Usis
Michael Vender and Toby Briskin
Nadia Vinogradov and Rick Carek
Ganpat and Virginia Wagh
Mandy Walden and Jeff Lachina
Happy Wallach
Matt and Melanie Weil
Callie and Jared West
Arlene and Doug Wieder

**denotes Ratner School alumni
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