Weekly Update 2.15.23

Rio Vista Elementary School

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No School 2/17 & 2/20

In observance of the following holidays, there will be No School:

  • Friday, 2/17 President Lincoln
  • Monday, 2/20 Presidents & Washington Day
  • School will resume on Tuesday, 2/21

No drop off or pick up on Rio Largo 2/21-2/24 (Back Gate)

We were informed today by the HOA that Rio Largo will be closed from 2/21-2/24. This will mean that all students that usually use the back gate for pick up and drop off will need to use the front gate. We are unsure what the road/area will look like for foot traffic, so the gate will be closed and all walkers will need to enter/exit campus using the front gates until the work has finished. The bus gate/area is not affected.

Rio Vista Black History Month Activities

February is Black History Month and our students will be participating in activities across our school to remember and acknowledge important people and events that have contributed to US History.

  • Tuesday, 2/21 - Guest Readers
  • Wednesday, 2/22 - Guest Presenters
  • Thursday, 2/23 - Assemblies
  • Friday, 2/24 - Necklace Art

Kindness Assembly

RV PTA funded Rio Vista students getting a visit from Brian Williams AKA the Kindness Ninja today!! He led an awesome assembly challenging our Rangers to CHANGE THE WORLD through KINDNESS. Check out the Rio Vista video here: https://youtu.be/AGaMDLBzSW4
Thank you to RV PTA for making this happen for our students! The kids LOVED IT! Many were asking for his autograph after the performance.
Check out more of his global work here: https://thinkkindness.org/elementary-school-assembly-programs/

KINDNESS WEEK 2/13 - 2/16

Let's join together in kindness this week with these school spirit activities!

  • Monday 2/13 - Bee Kind: Brian William Kindness Ninja Assemblies! Wear black and yellow
  • Tuesday 2/14 - Love One Another: Kindness Read Alouds! Wear a kindness shirt
  • Wednesday 2/15 - Kindness Ties us Together: Students design a "love link" to show belonging! Wear a tie, bow tie, or tie dye
  • Thursday 2/16 - We all Belong at RVES: Art Gallery Walk in MPR! Wear an RVES Shirt to show how we all belong together!

Spread Kindness to the Community 2/13 - 2/16

Rio Vista Elementary School Invites you to join us in our commitment to Kindness by participating in our Donation Drive.

Donation items will be accepted from

Monday, February 13 - Thursday, February 16, 2023

To participate, bring in grade level assigned items to the office

  • TK&K: Socks
  • 1st Grade: Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • 2nd Grade: Boxed Food Items
  • 3rd Grade: Canned Food Items
  • 4th Grade: Soap
  • 5th Grade: Sunscreen Chapstick

*Items will be donated to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Promotion Picture Day (Grade K & 5) is coming Tuesday, 2/28

Tuesday, 2/28 Kindergarteners and 5th graders will be taking Promotion Pictures
  • Gowns will be provided for the picture.
  • Lifetouch suggests that students wear a white collared shirt (can be a polo shirt) to look the best with the gown that students are provided when the pics are taken.
  • Students also have the option to wear a tie. White shirt and tie will be made available to students on promotion picture day if students would like to wear either for the picture.
  • Students will not be wearing the "caps" pictured in the Lifetouch advertisement since this is not a graduation but a promotion.

Pre-Order Promotion Pictures Online

  • Visit mylifetouch.com
  • Enter your Picture Day ID: VTSPDSTVE
  • Order your perfect package—and don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

Promotion Ceremony: More info will be shared soon on the promotion ceremony as soon as it becomes available.

PTA Nominating Committee

I am pleased to announce that our PTA has formed a nominating committee to identify candidates for the upcoming PTA officer elections. The nominating committee is a critical part of the PTA election process, and we are grateful for the members who have volunteered their time and energy to this important task.
We look forward to a successful election and thank you for your support of our school and PTA.

Order a Rio Vista Yearbook today!

We're having a yearbook this year! Yearbook orders have started!

To order online:


ID Code: 14533823

Rio Vista wants your feedback! Please tell us how we are doing!

We want your input! Please take a moment to complete the 2022-23 Family Climate Survey:

  • https://bit.ly/PSUSD-Family-Climate-2023
  • Participants can select Spanish at the top of the screen upon login. Browser translation settings will also work for the survey.
  • The survey is open now through March 10th!

LCAP ThoughtExchange

PSUSD Families - Tell us what’s working, what needs improvement, and share your ideas for new programs or services!

Participate in this year’s LCAP ThoughtExchange at https://tejoin.com/scroll/460944234

More information can be found at https://bit.ly/LCAPthoughtexchange

Open now through March 10th.

Get your free smart Kinsa thermometer!

Our school was selected to participate in Kinsa's FLUency school health program sponsored by Lysol. This program allows us to give FREE smart thermometers to all school families & staff. Ordering yours is easy!

Click Here to fill out the form to receive your thermometer.

Connect your Kinsa Thermometer to our school group on the app!

Rio Vista Elementary families! Please help us earn $100 for supplies and Lysol wipes for our classrooms! How? Just connect your Kinsa thermometer to the free Kinsa app.

This must be done by Midnight, Sunday February 5.

Thank you for your support!

Click here for the flyer and info on how to connect: https://static.kinsahealth.com/images/221089+FLUency+Holiday+Flyer.pdf

Food-based birthday treats are not allowed in PSUSD

RVES Current PeachJar Flyers

Check out all of our current PeachJar Flyers by clicking here.