Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Rainbow Club?
A Rainbow Club is an elementary school version of a GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance). At the middle and high school level, a GSA provides a safe and supportive place for LGBTQIA+ students and allies to create community. At the elementary school level, these clubs can touch on topics of family, identity, and respect. They can be a space for LGBTQIA+ students and allies to connect and hold space for each other. Rainbow Clubs promote a safe, healthy school climate and an anti-bullying message.
Who can attend Rainbow Club?
Any FRES students are welcome to attend Rainbow Club! Students do not need to identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community to attend – allies are welcome!
Can caregivers attend meetings?
Due to space constraints and school guidelines, we are limited to having two caregiver volunteers per meeting. A sign-up will be sent out before our first meeting.
What do students need to bring to meetings?
Students are encouraged to bring a snack and water bottle. All other supplies and materials will be provided.
Do students need to attend all meetings to be part of the club?
No. If a student can't make every meeting, that is okay! Please be sure to let Ms. Masz know if your student will not be attending to help expedite attendance.
What topics will be discussed at Rainbow Club?
This year we will be learning about respect, empathy, identity, gender, family, friendships, anti-bullying, acceptance, and more. After each meeting, Ms. Masz will send out an email detailing what was discussed so that families can continue these important conversations at home.
How can I support the Rainbow Club's Little Rainbow Library?
You can buy books from our Amazon Wishlist and have them shipped directly to the school. We truly appreciate it!