"The Leopard Print"

Update From Rio Vista Elementary

Week of October 2nd, 2023

Please see the information below for upcoming activities and events at Rio Vista Elementary School. Helpful links are also provided to help support your students!
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Upcoming Events

10/2-10/6 Progress Reports sent home

10/2 Custodial Appreciation Day

10/4 National "Walk to School" Day

10/5 "Camp Run-A-Muk" (Preschool-1st Grade)

10/5 School Site Council (2:45pm, Room 502)

10/5 TK Family Info Night (District Office, 6pm)

Looking ahead

10/11 Mr. Cabrera Visits Rio Vista (10am)

School Site Council

If you're interested in running for School Site Council, please let us know. Current members who have continued eligibility are on the ballot automatically. Please vote for our SSC at your earliest convenience by filling out THIS FORM.

TK Parent Information Night

See the fliers below for information about an upcoming presentation about Transitional Kindergarten.
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Reflections Art Contest

Rio Vista is participating in the Reflections Art Contest again this year and we hope your students will submit something! There are different categories for many types of art, as well as divisions for grade levels and you can turn in the work to the front office any time.

See the flyers below for more information.

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Class Competition (PIZZA PARTY!)

The class with the most families who become PTA Members will earn a pizza party, donated by our wonderful PTA! So far, Mr. Diaz' 4th grade class is in the lead...can another class pass them by and earn the party??
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Candy Apple-gram Fundraiser

Leopard Leaders will be running a quick fundraiser by selling Candy Apple-grams. See the flier below for more information.
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Message from PYLUSD re: Literature Review Committee

Hello PYLUSD Community,

In accordance with our core value of Innovation, the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District has a system through which a group of teachers can request that new, relevant books be approved for use in classrooms and be added to our Core and Extended Reading Lists. This process relies on another of our core values: Collaboration. Therefore, we would like to invite interested parents and guardians to join our 2023-2024 Literature Review Committee (LRC) as a part of this process.

The LRC members will have the responsibility of attending an onboarding meeting, reading an assigned book that has been requested for approval by a team of teachers, participating in a group debrief meeting, and providing their direct input to the Educational Services Department about the book. We have scheduled each of the four meetings for the school year to be one hour from 4 to 5 p.m. on October 24, November 30, February 15, and March 28. This feedback will then be presented to the district’s Board of Education and Curriculum Council to offer a clear understanding of community feedback as they consider approving their use in classrooms.

If you are interested in joining the LRC to read and give input about requested books, please fill out the Google Form found via this link by Tuesday, October 10. If we receive more applications than available openings, a random drawing from the pool of applicants will be used to determine participants.

Thank you for your consideration.

NOW HIRING!! Special Education Aides

PYLUSD has a tremendous need for additional Special Education Aides, including at Rio Vista. Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a student? Go to EdJoin to apply today!
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Reflex Math

Students are going to have access to Reflex Math (via CLEVER), a program purchased by the district in order to provide students with the practice necessary to solidify their basic math skills and facts. It's designed for students 1st grade and beyond.

This is a really fun "gamified" program that students love using, which they will have access to at school and at home. They practice a "back to basics" curriculum and earn points that allow them to personalize their home page.

Teachers and parents will all be receiving an email from Reflex Math this week with instructions for how to set up classes and add students. More information to follow as it is made available!

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"Trunk or Treat" at Rio Vista will be held on Thursday, October 26th, from 6:30-8:00pm.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out THIS FORM. We have limited space, so it will be "first come, first served" for spots.

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State Preschool is Available

English: Rio Vista Families, our Free State Preschool Program, is enrolling children 3- 4 years of age by or before December 1st. Families will be pre-screened to determine eligibility based on income. Our Preschool Program has achieved the highest quality Star Rating from the Orange County Department of Education. For more information, please call 714-986-7247.

Spanish: Familias de Río Vista , nuestro programa preescolar estatal gratuito está inscribiendo a niños que cumplan 3 a 4 años el 1ro de Diciembre o antes. Las familias serán pre-evaluadas para determinar la elegibilidad según los ingresos. Nuestro Programa Preescolar ha obtenido la calificación de estrellas de más alta calidad del Departamento de Educación del Condado de Orange. Para obtener más información, llame al 714-986-7247.

Valencia AVID Tailgate (10/27/23)

Valencia High School is inviting the community to their annual AVID Tailgate next month! We will be sending an RSVP next month, so be on the lookout for an official invitation so we can have an accurate estimate of attendance. They will be serving hot dogs and other treats, as well as providing free entry into the football game!
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Please Help Us With Attendance!

Remember that instruction begins at 7:50am. Supervision and free school breakfast are available starting at 7:25am, so we encourage you to plan your drop-off for between 7:30-7:40am each day.

*We averaged 93.0% attendance last week, which is an improvement from last week, thank you! We had a great Friday attendance which makes a big difference.

*We averaged 59 tardies each day last week; that is worse than last week, so please help us by getting to school on time. Remember, we serve breakfast at no cost to families every day!

**We need your help with tardies! We begin instruction AT 7:50am, so please arrive early enough for students to get all of their instructional minutes

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New Student Enrollment

The new student enrollment date for the 2023-2024 school year will begin on February 14, 2023. Families may register their new student via the online portal here.

Parking Lot Reminders

Our number one priority is the safety of all Rio Vista students and families. Please use the crosswalk in the front parking lot, and only load or unload students in the valet line (do not drop off in the staff parking lanes).

Please do not walk in the wheelchair accessible area (marked by blue stripes) where we load students into the cars.

Also, please do not park along any red curb as that space needs to be available for emergency services in the case of an emergency. Please be courteous to our neighbors and do not park in front of anyone's driveway.

Make sure to remind your students to pay attention at the dismissal area. If we have to call them more than 3 times and they do not come to the loading zone, we will ask you to go back around in line and we'll try again.

Thank you for working together to keep everyone safe!

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Please Contribute to our PTA!

Please consider making a $15 contribution to join our PTA. We always welcome your participation and volunteering, but that is NOT required to be a member of our PTA. My commitment to our community is that 100% of our teachers will also be contributing PTA members!

Every dollar Rio Vista receives from PTA dues goes directly to students in the form of field trips, supplies and materials for hands-on learning, and structural upgrades in classrooms such as new flexible seating furniture in the library and computer areas.

Use the QR code below to join!

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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

Attached is the Rio Vista SARC. It is the publicly available accounting of site demographic data, facilities information, and budget details.

(en Espanol)

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Parent Education Opportunities

Cyberbullying and Digital Drama

Below are all the links to the OCDE resource handout and the asynchronous courses where you can learn for yourself about how to keep your children safe in the digital world.

Resource handout-English

Resource handout-Spanish

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-English

Asynchronous Plugged-In Parents: Cyberbullying and Digital Drama Parent Presentation-Spanish

Love and Logic Parent Education

Click THIS LINK to see information about "Love and Logic" courses that are available to ALL Rio Vista families. Learn how to support your students emotionally and academically during these difficult times.

Community Resources and Services

McKinney-Vento Resources

If you haven't already this year, please fill out and return the form below to our front office so we can continue to find ways to support you and your family. If you are unsure if you qualify, the document explains the criteria.



Child Care Support

For those who qualify, there may be resources available to help with child care and associated costs.

Orange County Head Start

ENGLISH (support)

ESPANOL (ayuda)

Pediatric Dental Care

Please see the attached flyer for any student or parent who needs help accessing low cost dental care. The Buena Park Dental Clinic serves all low income students who have Medi-cal.
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About Us

We hold high expectations for ALL students through rigorous and relevant educational experiences that challenge them to become responsible, ethical and engaged citizens.