Parent and Family Raptor Report

August 5, 2019

Classroom Assignments will be emailed on August 16th

Message from Mrs. Murray

Dear Rankin Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. Hopefully, you have had a relaxing summer filled with lots of fun. Our staff is excited to begin the school year and we welcome both new and returning students. We are all part of a wonderful school filled with a very experienced, high quality staff. As your principal, it is always a privilege being part of such a dynamic and successful group. We would like to invite all students and families Tuesday, August 27th between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to drop off your school supplies and meet your new teacher. We encourage you to put money on school lunch accounts and get any first day jitters and questions resolved prior to our first day August 28th at 8:30 am.

As parents, your involvement with your child’s school experience is very important. I know with busy schedules, it can be difficult finding time to volunteer in the classroom. If an opportunity comes your way, please let your child’s teacher know and we can have you participate in classroom activities. Also, we encourage your involvement in our Parent Teacher Organization. It is a fantastic way to meet other parents and play an integral role in making a positive difference in our school. We also will begin our Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) again this fall. We love having our male role models here helping. Our kids loved it! We encourage all dads, grandpas, uncles, and older brothers to participate.

We will continue our weekly newsletter emailed, it will update you on important events, activities, and other school related information.

We have been working hard this summer preparing for our upcoming school year, I can’t believe we have been open for one whole school year and it is already time to start year two! The custodial staff has worked very hard in maintaining the character and cleanliness of our beautiful building. Our new four-plex of monkey bars should be going in this week to be ready for our start to the year. There is good reason to have a lot of pride in our school environment and we look forward in continuing our successful educational efforts by bringing effective and meaningful learning experiences to our Rankin students.

Again, we welcome you and look forward to seeing you soon. Below is a list of our upcoming events for August and September. Be sure to like our Facebook and Instagram pages to keep up to date with all things Rankin. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 300-0600.

Merisa M urray

Rankin Principal

Online Directions for bus registration

See link to register online for bus

Rankin School Website

Click here to access our school website

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School Supply List

Click on the link for Rankin School Supply List.

You may bring your supplies to school on August 27th from 1pm to 4pm

Rankin School Supply List

Aspire Program Supply List

Free & Reduced Breakfast/Lunch

Rankin School is not a free meal site. Therefore, we encourage all families to apply for Free and/or Reduced priced meals.

You may pay online for meals and apply to the Free and Reduced meal program by using the link below:


Attached below are forms you can fill out and drop off at Rankin beginning August 12th.

K-5 Meal Prices for 2019/20 School Year:


K-5 Student Breakfast $1.75

Adult Breakfast $2.00

Reduced Breakfast $0.30


K-5 Student Lunch $3.00

Adult Lunch $3.50

Reduced Lunch $0.40

Milk $0.45

You must apply every school year for the program by October 1st!

Bus Registration

You may register your student(s) for SD5 transportation by using your parent portal. please refer to the attached instructions.

Bus Registration Instructions

If you have any questions regarding transportation, please call the Transportation Office:


#Tech RAPchat: Jet Ski Addition!

Hello Everyone!

Jet Ski Addition is a great back-to-school math app that can kick start your child's math skills! It can be played with up to 4 players and is also an iPad app! Click HERE to view the math page on our Rankin Specialists' website, which will have all our spotlight apps/sites recommended each week! Please scroll down to the bottom to view :) Enjoy your summer and stay tuned for next week's RAPchat!

~Jessica Louk, M. Ed - Rankin Technology Teacher

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August 16- Classroom Assignments via email

Aug 27- 1 pm-4pm Open House- Meet your teacher and drop off your school supplies

August 28- First Day of School Grades 1-5

August 29th First Day for Kindergarten A Day

August 30th First Day for Kindergarten B Day

Sept 2- No School, Labor day

Sept 6th Science Olympiad Grades 3-5 All Day

Sept 11th PTO 6:30 Rankin Commons

Sept 17- Open House 6 pm

Sept 24- Picture Day

Sept 25- Early Dismissal @ 1:25 pm

Enjoy the rest of your summer!