Weekly Update

Rancho Elementary~ November 18th-22nd

Behavior Focus This Week~Lunch Line/Lunch table Expectations

Teachers will focus on The Universal Expectations of The Lunch Tables/Lunch Lines.

Please Join Us~Pastries with the Principal

Please join us on Thursday, November 21 in the MPR. Our AMAZING PTA provides pastries and coffee while parents gain insight on topics to help support their children. At this meeting, our school site Social Worker, Mona Hogan, will be providing insight on Gratitude and Giving Back. This was a recent parent training at the school district. She will also provide parents with other resources families may access outside of school. Please join us for our meeting.

English Learner Parent Meeting~ELAC

Please join us~Friday, November 22nd

Rancho Elementary will be holding its monthly English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting. All parents are welcomed. Our English learner students will be recognized for current efforts they are demonstrating in the classroom with a focus on citizenship.

Please Plan Ahead....

TIA, the Charter School that we share our campus with is having parent/teacher conferences the week of November 18-22 and will be dismissing students at 12:15pm each day.

The parking lot will be busy at this time, we appreciate your help in planning ahead if you plan to be on campus as the loop and parking stalls may be occupied.

Week at a Glance~

Mon, 11/18-

8:15-Run Club

Tues, 11/19~

8:00-5th Grade Strings

Wed, 11/20~ Modified Day, Dismissal at 1PM

8:15-Run Club

1:00-2:30-Good News Club

1:00-2:30-Comic Creators

Thurs, 11/21

8:00-5th Grade Strings

9:15-Pastries with Principal

Fri, 11/15~Friday Flag

9:15-English Learner Parent Meeting (ELAC)

1:35-Fire Drill Safety Practice

Monthly Fire Drill Safety Practice~School Wide

At Rancho Elementary we practice regularly monthly safety drills. This month we are practicing a Fire Drill on Friday, November 22nd at 1:35PM. Drills occur monthly at different times of the day.

School is a very safe place to be. At Rancho Elementary we conduct fire drills monthly to be sure everyone in the building knows how to get outside quickly, quietly and safely. A school fire drill may be scheduled and announced in advance so that children can dress appropriately. The element of surprise is not important to practicing the school fire drill. School fire drills must be taken seriously – everyone in the building must participate.

• Students should know the sound of the fire alarm and respond immediately. Stop everything. Listen for instructions. Go quickly and quietly out of the classroom to the assigned meeting place outside the school for roll call.

• Children should respond to the fire alarm no matter where they are in the school. If a child is alone transitioning between buildings or in the bathroom when the alarm sounds, he/she should follow other students outside and report to a trusted teacher or principal to let them know he/she is safe. The teacher or principal will help the child find his or her teacher and classmates. Our Teachers discuss and prepare students by:

• Discussing and walking through the fire drill plan for their classroom.

• Remind students that when the alarm sounds, stop what they are doing; listen for instructions from their teacher.

Please review the Fire Drill Protocols with your student to help prepare and reduce any fears they may be feeling. Thank you for your collaborative efforts and support.


The students will:

• Respond to the sound of the school emergency alarm.

• Identify the outside classroom meeting spot

Learning at the The Ranch looks like this.....

Thanksgiving Break~ November 25-29

School resumes on Monday, December 2, 2019.

1st Graders practicing problem solving skills in a class meeting.

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