The River Hawk

Rio Norte News - March 3, 2023

A Note From the Principal

Good Morning River Hawk Families,

Well, that Ground Hog sure got it right this year and winter is not going away! While the cold, rain, and snow flurries have been a lot for us in Santa Clarita, I don't think anyone will argue the snow pack in our mountains is a wonderful thing for our California drought. Although, it being spread out a little more would have definitely been helpful for those living there!

Congratulations to Ms. Pulaski's homeroom and the Blue House for winning our Friday House Activity! They spelled 76 words out of River Hawks. Impressive!

Our Science Olympiad advisor was contacted this week to notify him that our Rio Team 1, who earned 7th place actually won 5th place due to calculation errors made! While Team 2 is still the only one to advance to State, we are so excited and proud of our students on Team 1 and wanted to acknowledge this error and celebrate them!

There is quite a bit to share in this newsletter, so be sure to scroll all the way down so that you don't miss anything! As a reminder, the 8th grade Universal Trip deadline is this Friday, March 10th by 3 p.m.

In this issue learn more about:

  • Castaic High School Free Softball Clinic - TOMORROW
  • COC Spring Institute Information
  • ASB's Book Drive
  • The Hart District Black History Month Art Show and our Rio Artist
  • Sign-up Genius Link for Parent Volunteers and Donations for the Spring Fling
  • Repeat of: Rio Spring Fling ticket sales, Project Linus Make a Blanket Day TODAY (service hours available) & the SCV Teacher Recruitment Flyer

Enjoy your weekend!


Mrs. Bennett

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Project Linus - Make a Blanket Day

Saturday, March 4th, 10am-4pm

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road

Santa Clarita, CA

Project Linus would love to have you join them for Make-A-Blanket Day on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to 4 pm at the COC East Gym! Project Linus is a chapter of a non-profit organization that specializes in making and delivering handmade blankets all across the valley to provide love, security, and comfort to children who are seriously ill and traumatized. They provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals, students, and groups in our local communities, for the benefit of children. Service Hours can be signed off on.

The event this year is on March 4th at College of the Canyon’s East Gym at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. There will be food trucks at the event if you would like to purchase food!

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Brenda Bennett, Principal

Shonna August, 8th grade Assistant Principal

Thomas Flores, 7th grade Assistant Principal


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