Shark News

Sierra Family Newsletter May 28, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Sierra Families,

The last week of school!?!

I can't believe it's here. Congratulations... you and your shark made it! Reflecting on the year we've had, I am so incredibly proud of the resiliency, care, and teamwork that you, your children, and our staff put into this year. Even though it wasn't always easy, looking back, it really was a thing of beauty considering all that went into it. Thank you all for your partnership in this incredible year. We hope you all have a wonderful summer vacation and we wish all the sharks leaving Sierra for middle school or other towns/states the absolute BEST in their next academic adventure! Your children are truly wonderful humans!

New traditions for our special 6th Grade sharks' last day of school!

In lieu of our traditional 6th grade promotion on the last day of school due to restrictions on gatherings, I would like to introduce a couple of new traditions for our special 6th graders who have triumphed through this year like no other.

Our sixth grade teachers have planned a fun day of togetherness and reflection for our sixth graders. In addition, one new tradition is a little surprise that our 6th graders will discover on campus that day at school and get to take home with them.

The next new tradition (not a surprise) is a schoolwide "clap-off." Sixth graders will eat lunch until 12:00 and then pack up and do a "clap-off" parade around the school at 12:10. The K-5th grade students will be lined up around the perimeter of the school while your 6th graders take one last walk through campus before they are officially seventh graders. They will end the parade on the big kid playground around 12:12, so I'd like to invite our sixth grade parents to park in that back parking lot, and walk over to line up along the exterior of the playground gate to round out the clap-off as your shark walks off campus for the last time as a sixth grader! The rest of campus dismisses at 12:20 like usual, and kindergarten at 12:10, so if you have a 6th grader and a kindergarten student, you can park, pick him/her up, then walk over to the back lot.

I am so very proud of your kids, and how truly delightful and persevering they've been this year. They have left an indelible mark on my heart! Thank you all for every ounce of support and communication and partnership this year has required.

National Parks Deal for 5th Graders

Click here if you have a 5th grader!

Signing off this last newsletter of the school year! Have a wonderful three-day weekend and summer if I don't see you around before school is out!

Amy Westberg

PTC Corner


Mark your calendar for Dine & Donate at Chipotle

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Place: 5194 Commons Dr. Suite 101 in Rocklin

See the flyer for details for walk-in or take-out orders. Be sure to mention Sierra Elementary PTC before placing your order.

Thank you for your support!

FUNd Run

Hello Sierra parents!

Great news, the 2021 Sierra FUNd Run is on the calendar for Friday, September 24, 2021!
Be on the lookout for your information packet!
If you would like to volunteer to help plan the event or on the day of the event, please contact our FUNd Run Event Chair, Angela Patterson, at

Interested in getting more involved with Sierra Elementary?

Or have a few volunteer hours you’d like to donate?

It’s a great way to get more engaged with our amazing Sierra community.

We’re happy to announce that Shannon McKiernan and Angela Patterson will be leading a few of the 2021-22 events.

Also, we have the following opportunities available, so please email your interest and questions to:

2021-22 Events

FUNd Run Chair – Angela Patterson

Fall Carnival Chair – OPEN

Spring Auction Chairs – OPEN 2 co-leads

Family Movie Night Chair- Angela Patterson

Dine & Donate Chair - Shannon McKiernan


5/31/21 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

6/1/21 - 6/3/21 Yearbooks for sale in the front office (first come, first serve)

6/3/21 - Last day of school

6/23/21 - Dine & Donate at Chipotle

Catalyst Kids Summer Camp


Call 800-763-1731 or visit

TK & Kindergarten Registration is Open Now!

Click this button for a video and more details. Share with your friends with school-ready little ones!


Check out our weekly announcements videos shared with students every Monday morning!

Nutrition Services 2020 - 2021

Lunch may be picked up for RVC students from 11:30 - 12:00 Monday - Friday from our school cafeteria. Our Nutrition Services Website has the menu for the month so your shark knows what they will be sinking their teeth into each day.