"The Leopard Print"

Update From Rio Vista Elementary

Week of March 13th, 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

3/13 Spring Picture Day

3/16 Spirit Day? (TBD)

3/16 PTA Board Meeting (8:30am)

3/17 Report Cards go home

3/19 Shamrock N Run

Looking ahead

3/20-24 Book Fair

3/20 DELAC (6pm, District Office)

3/23 Open House (6pm)

3/23 PTA Association Meeting

3/24 Crystal Cove (5th Grade)

Spring Picture Day (Monday, March 13th)

As I mentioned in my Friday message, this Monday, March 13th, is Spring Picture Day. Purchasing pictures is completely optional, but you can access and buy photo packages by going to the Lifetouch Website.
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Shamrock 'N Run

The REACH Foundation is a PYLUSD partner that provides scholarships and other supports for students K-12 across the district. One of their biggest fundraisers is the Shamrock 'N Run at Yorba Linda Regional Park. Below is the flier with information about when and where the event will be held. Click THIS LINK to find out how to sign yourself and your students up to participate. Mr. Frank has already signed up!

Be sure to look for the "Rio Vista Elementary" Team when signing up a student.

I hope to see you there in March.

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Book Fair is Coming! (Week of March 20th)

The Book Fair will be open during the week of March 20th for students to visit during their lunch recess. It will also be open for the duration of our Open House on Thursday, March 23rd. See below for a chance to make the most of the Book Fair for you and your students!
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Angels Baseball Family Night

On March 28th, join our community at Angel's Stadium for a Freeway Series matchup versus the Dodgers! Tickets are only $16, and part of every sale goes back to Rio Vista PTA. Hope to see you there!
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Please Help Us With Attendance!

Let's work together to get students to school every day unless they are sick. The goal for PYLUSD is a 98% attendance rate, but we continue to be challenged with our rate at Rio Vista. Remember that your child makes progress each and every day that they attend school, and consistent attendance really adds up! We love serving our community and we want nothing more than to see our students every day.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our office if there is anything we can do to support your efforts to improve our schoolwide attendance rate.

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.

Last week:

Average attendance rate - 89.4% (Goal is 98%) - this is down from the last few weeks; Monday and Friday were the lowest. Even when it rains it is so important that your child doesn't miss a day of learning!

Average daily tardies - 51 (Goal is less than 35) - this is down EVEN MORE from last week, THANK YOU! Remember, we would always prefer your student attend, even if they might be running late.

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Music Reminders

This information should also be shared with you by our Music Teachers, but below are links to important updates about our music program as we prepare to move into the Spring.

ENGLISH Rio Vista Music Date Reminders Spring 2023

SPANISH Rio Vista Music Date Reminders Spring 2023

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.

Preschool Openings Available!

Rio Vista families, our Free State Preschool Program is now 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 classrooms have achieved the highest quality Star Rating from the Orange County Department of Education. For more information, please call 714-986-7247.

ESPAÑOL: Familias de Río Vista , nuestro programa preescolar estatal gratuito ya está inscribiendo a niños que cumplan 3 a 4 años el 1ro de Diciembre o antes. Las familias serán evaluadas previamente para determinar la elegibilidad según los ingresos. Todas nuestras aulas de preescolar han 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.

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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District English Learner Advisory Council (DELAC) Dates

One representative from our ELAC will attend the District support meetings this year. All of those dates are included HERE.

**All parents of English Learners are invited to all DELAC meetings!!**

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

State College Savings Accounts for Low-Income Students: Eligible Public School Students Can Receive up to $1,500

Click HERE for additional information about how you can receive money towards a college savings account for your student!

For more information about the program, eligible CalKIDS participants and their parents

can visit the CalKIDS website at https://calkids.org/ or contact a representative at


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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.

Care Solace

CARE SOLACE is a great resource for finding a practicing mental health professional in your location. PYLUSD families can take advantage of this service. Care Solace helps individuals who are insured or uninsured.


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