Important Dates: January 20 - January 31
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20:   NOTE: WATCH FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL ON SATURDAY IN CASE OF A WEATHER-RELATED CANCELLATION OF THE FOLLOWING GAMES: 6th Grade JV BBall Game vs Mandel JDS (HOME) 10am; 4th-5th Freshman BBall Game vs Fuchs Mizrachi (HOME) 11am; 6th Grade JV BBall Game vs Fuchs Mizrachi (HOME) 12pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 21:   Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23:   Freshman (Grades 4/5) BBall Game vs Schechter (HOME), 4pm; Varsity BBall Game vs Old Trail (AWAY), 4pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24:   Varsity BBall Game vs AOA (HOME), 4pm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25:  Spirit Day - PAJAMA DAY; Toddler and Children's House Montessori Morning Admission Event, 9 - 10:30am

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27:   6th Grade JV BBall Game vs Fuchs Mizrachi (away @ Mandel JDS), 12pm; 4th-5th Freshman BBall Game vs AOA (away @ AOA), 4:30pm

MONDAY, JANUARY 28:   Varsity BBall Game vs Gilmour (HOME), 4:30pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30:   Varsity BBall Game vs Lawrence (AWAY), 4pm; Grades 5-8 Parent Information Night - Sex Education, 6:30 - 7:30pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31: Grades 7 & 8 Florida Trip Forms Due; RPO General Meeting @ Burntwood Tavern Lyndhurst, 5:30 - 7pm
Weather Closing Information Reminder
It looks like we're heading into a few days of wintry weather, so we thought a reminder about our weather-related school closing procedure would be helpful.

School closings are communicated in the following ways:
  • Voice/Text Message via automated system (keep in mind that this service is provided by a third party, so the phone number could appear to be from another state, i.e. Florida or California)
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Website
  • Local TV News Stations

Typically, Ratner will close if the Orange School District closes due to road conditions, but occasionally our closing decisions involve other factors, so please keep an eye on notifications specifically regarding Ratner School.
Grades 7 & 8 Trip - Forms and Parent Meeting
Grades 7 & 8 Parents: This week, you received an email with forms for the class trip to Tampa, Florida, and your child should have received hard copies to bring home as well. You can also find the form packet below. Please have these forms filled in and returned by Thursday, January 31 .  

Mrs. Patel and Mrs. Chapnick have scheduled a mandatory parent meeting for  Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30pm . They will discuss packing lists, updated trip information, student expectations, and will answer any questions you have.   
Spotlight on Clubs: Taekwondo Club
Taekwondo Club is led by ATA Academy. Students learn focus, self-control, and perseverance through the challenges of developing Taekwondo skills, and are given the opportunity to earn belts through testing. This week, students participated in board-breaking using a variety of techniques studied in the club. Each student successfully broke their boards, demonstrating great mastery of the skills they practice each week.
Save the Date - The Kaleidoscope Gala on May 4!
The Fund for Creative Learning (Annual Fund)
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. 
Circle Society ($10,000 and Up)
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
Abe and Barbara Miller
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)
Samuel and Alwyn Chao
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

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
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
Paul and Vicki Isenstadt,  In Fond Memory of Aunt Lil and Aunt Betty and all the Ratners
Marc and Karen Jaffe

Contributor, cont'd
Dan Kalleres and Bruce Contino
Joanne and Robin Ketcham
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
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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