The Round-Up

The Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Principal's Newsletter

Year 8 Issue 246

2021 September 27 - Oct 1
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We Engage We Educate We Inspire

Hello Stallion Families!

Thank you to all our parents who were able to meet with the teachers for conferences last week. I know the teachers appreciate the opportunity to share your students' progress with you. If for some reason you were not able to schedule a conference last week, don’t worry. Conferences can be scheduled at any time. Please just contact the teacher to make arrangements.

The Sonoma Ranch PTSO coordinated meals on Thursday and Friday for our staff. It was truly a wonderful gesture and was appreciated by everyone. Thank you to Mrs. Mayfield for organizing the meals and all the wonderful parents who brought food to feed our staff. It was delicious and it makes a huge difference. You all rock!


One of the upsides to wearing masks/face coverings to school is that it protects students and staff from more than just COVID. Overall last year with everyone wearing masks our students missing school for flu and colds was down significantly. Please consider having your student(s) wear masks to school. I highly recommend it.

As always, should you have any questions related to Sonoma Ranch and our COVID safety measures, please do not hesitate to email me at

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Requirement for All Families

We will begin reaching out to families who have not yet completed their Annual Update. Please follow the steps below to insure that your family information is correct within our system.

Below are instructions on how to complete the ‘Annual Update’ online using the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

Step 1 - Login to Infinite Campus Parent Portal using your Parent Portal account.

Step 2 - Click on the Annual Update picture under District Announcements.

Step 3 - Follow the instructions on the screen.

If you do not have access to a computer at home, you can stop by the Ranch during school hours and use one of their kiosks.

Upcoming Spirit Days!

The Week Ahead

Tuesday is a Spirit Day! It is College Day @ the Ranch! It is never too early to start promoting colleges and universities to our students! Tuesday after school the Dance Sequins class meets. Tuesday evening our PTSO meets at 7:00 PM in the library.

Wednesday is an early release day. All students will be dismissed at 1:55 PM on Wednesday. After students depart our teachers will meet for professional learning communitiies. development. All students will dismiss at 1:55 PM.

Thursday is BLACK Day at the Ranch. Our Kindergarteners continue learning their colors, and to show our support and encourage their learning, everyone is encouraged to wear black on Thursday!

This Friday is a Stallion Style Day! Everyone is encouraged to wear their Stallion Gear or school colors! It is also the end of the quarter and a grading day for teachers. This means it is a half-day for students. Students will dismiss at 11:55 AM on Friday.

Next week is Fall Break. There is no school October 4th through the 11th. School resumes on the Tuesday October 12th.

Thank you and have a safe Fall Break!
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Colin M. Kelly,


Lunch (and breakfast) is FREE

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended free meals for children 18 years and younger until further notice to help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert Public Schools will provide combo meals at no cost to students for breakfast and lunch. A combo meal includes an entree, fruit and/or vegetable and beverage (milk and/or juice).

We certainly encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity.

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MySchoolBucks Website

Manage your students lunch money account

Do you shop at Fry's?

Enroll in Fry's Community Rewards and earn money for a Sonoma Ranch every time you shop. It’s easy and free to enroll! When you link your Shopper’s Card, every purchase you make provides funds for the Ranch! Plus, you’ll earn fuel points at the same time. Click the link to sign up:
Sonoma Ranch Elementary PTSO Facebook Page

Check out the amazing things these wonderful parents do for the Ranch!