Weekly Update

Rancho Elementary~Week of October 28-November 1st

Positive Behavior Weekly Focus~

The behavior standard being taught this week across our classrooms is~Staying on Task. These are the steps our teachers use and the language they utilize to support students with Staying on Task.

  1. Look at your task

  2. Think about the steps

  3. Focus your attention

  4. Ignore distractions

  5. Stop working only with permission


Loop @ the Top of the Hill/Parking

For our families who utilize the back gate, please utilize safe drop-off routines at the top of the hill and do not park or leave cars unattended and walk students down the hill. At the top of the sidewalk that comes to the back gate, the curb on Del Rey is painted white for a drop off and pick up zone. The problem is some parents are parking in the white area and leaving their cars while walking their kids down the sidewalk, leaving no place for others to just drop off their kids. This has resulted in some parents stopping in the middle of that narrow street and loading or unloading kids right into on coming traffic, which is obviously dangerous. We ask that you safely use the drop off lane at the top of the hill and do not park. We are working hard to continue to keep the back gate open and available for student access. Please help us continue to provide this support and ensuring safe drop-off procedures are being followed at the top of the path on Del Rey.
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Weekly Reminders~

Monday, 10/28

8:15-Run Club

3:45-School Site Council Meeting


Tuesday, 10/29

8:00-5th Grade Strings

8:30-Student Council Meeting


Wednesday, 10/30-Modified Day

8:10-Character Building Club

8:15- Run Club

1:00PM-Good News Club

1:00PM-Comic Creators @ Lunch Tables


Thursday, 10/31- Literary Character Day

8:00- 5th Grade Strings

8:10-Character Building Club


Friday, 11/1-Friday Flag

8:15-9:45-Book Fair Opens for Parents, Room 10

8:55-Reflections Recognition @ Friday Flag

Thursday, October 31~Literary Character Day

Rancho Elementary will host a school-wide Literacy Character Day on Thursday, October 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite literacy character. Students may choose any character from a book they enjoy following the guidelines in this letter. To support students’ feelings of safety and security, violent or frightening costumes are not allowed. No weapons, dangerous-looking items, and or masks will be permitted to accompany a costume. Here are some examples of acceptable costume choices, and some examples of unacceptable choices.

Acceptable Examples Unacceptable Examples Fancy Nancy Characters from Goosebumps Cinderella, Snow White, etc. Vampires Greg Heffley (the Wimpy Kid) Grim Reaper Ramona Characters with guns or weapons Superman, Spiderman, etc. Ghosts Willy Wonka Horror movie characters Dorothy, Tin Man, etc. Captain Underpants (inappropriate for school) Harry Potter Olivia Junie B. Jones Where’s Waldo Cat in the Hat

Please talk with your student about the Literacy Character he/she has chosen. Students should be able to tell others who their character is, what book it is from, and characteristics of his/her character (adventurous, fearful, messy, courageous, honest, funny, clever...).

Book Fair Coming Soon~November 4th-8th

Monday, November 4th – Friday, November 8th Let your Reading Rockstar shine at our Rock ‘n Read Book Fair RANCHO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – ROOM 10

Each class will attend the Book Fair during their scheduled library time throughout the week. The Book Fair will also be open during the S.T.E.A.M Family Night on Wednesday, November 6th from 5-6pm, and Friday, November 8th from 8:30-9:30am.

Before and after school, students may not enter the Book Fair without an adult.


Please Join Us on Friday, November 8~A Salute to Our Heroes

A Salute to Our Heroes

Rancho Elementary School PTA invites all service family member(s) (Retired, Veterans, Reservist, Active Duty, and currently Deployed) and First Responders to be honored and recognized on this special day. Please join us as we celebrate those who selflessly give of themselves to protect us through their service, strength, and sacrifice.

Date: Friday November 8, 2019 at 8:55am

Location: Rancho Elementary School during Friday Morning Line Up


Coming Soon~ S.T.E.A.M. Night, 11/6 @ 5PM

“Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead” Steampunk Family S.T.E.A.M. Night

Wed. Nov. 6th @5-7pm Join us for a Steampunk themed Family STEAM Night. The night will be filled with STEAM “geared” Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math activities, special guests, food, fun, and family. Dressing up in Steampunk fashion is welcome! Please no masks and no student drop-offs.


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