The Round-Up

The Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Principal's Newsletter

Issue 254

2021 November 29 - December 3
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Hello Stallion Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and an enjoyable break from school. We have three weeks until the end of the semester and winter break. Each Wednesday (1st, 8th, 15th) is a one hour early release day, and the 17th is a half day dismissal. I know the weeks ahead will be filled with a great deal of teaching and learning, as well as some holiday fun!

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Noah Miller the Sonoma Ranch Elementary Spelling Bee Champion! Noah will represent the Ranch at the GPS Spelling Bee in January. All of our spellers did a fantastic job. We are proud of all of you!

Tuesday Spirit Day - ROYGBIV Day

On Tuesday, Spirit Day will be a ROYGBIV Day! We are encouraging each grade level to wear something with their designated color in it!

  • Building Blocks/PS/Kindergarten - RED
  • 1st Grade - ORANGE
  • 2nd Grade - YELLOW
  • 3rd Grade - GREEN
  • 4th Grade - BLUE
  • 5th Grade - PURPLE
  • 6th Grade - BLACK/WHITE

SRE StuCo Sock Drive

Our StuCo Sock Drive has come to an end. We will update everyone on how we did in the next Round-Up! Thank you so much to all those who sent in socks!

Holiday in the Park!

Join Sonoma Ranch HOA, Sonoma Ranch Elementary PTSO and SRE teachers and staff for a holiday event! Outdoor movie, Santa Claus pictures, food trucks, bounce houses and more! Event details coming soon…

When: Friday December 17th

Where: Sonoma Ranch park, right next door to the school

Time: 4:30-8:30 pm

Save the date!


While at times it can feel like COVID is in the past, unfortunately it is not. We have not had a week without studnets impacted by COVID related issues. We continue to recommend that everyone wear masks, and of course ask that anyone who does not feel well to please stay home from school.

As always, should you have any questions related to Sonoma Ranch and our COVID safety measures, please do not hesitate to email me at

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The Week Ahead


  • Mrs. Norburg’s Birthday!

  • Raviloi or Pizza for lunch


  • Spirit Day - ROYGBIV Day

  • Strings Concert 6 PM


  • Early Release PD Day

  • Stampede 8:30 AM

  • Office meeting 10:15 AM

  • Intervention Team mtg 11:45 AM

  • Students Dismiss at 1:55 PM


  • MOY Testing 2nd and 5th

  • PTSO Restaurant Night @ Panda Express all day (Higley/Elliott)

  • NEHS General Meeting before school Mrs. Howards Room

  • 4th/5th District Grade Level Chair meeting


  • Geri Roan’s Birthday!

  • MOY Testing 2nd & 5th / progress monitoring due

  • Stallion Style Day

  • Faculty meeting 7:15 AM

  • Young Rembrandts class after school

Thank you and Be Safe,
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Colin M. Kelly,


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Lunch (and breakfast) is FREE

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended free meals for children 18 years and younger until further notice to help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gilbert Public Schools will provide combo meals at no cost to students for breakfast and lunch. A combo meal includes an entree, fruit and/or vegetable and beverage (milk and/or juice).

We certainly encourage our families to take advantage of this opportunity.

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MySchoolBucks Website

Manage your students lunch money account

Do you shop at Fry's?

Enroll in Fry's Community Rewards and earn money for a Sonoma Ranch every time you shop. It’s easy and free to enroll! When you link your Shopper’s Card, every purchase you make provides funds for the Ranch! Plus, you’ll earn fuel points at the same time. Click the link to sign up:
Sonoma Ranch Elementary PTSO Facebook Page

Check out the amazing things these wonderful parents do for the Ranch!