Rancho News

From the Principal's Desk - April 24-May 5, 2023

Upcoming Events

April 24 - Last day to Order Field Day Shirts (link below)

April 24 - Virtual Bond Webinar: 7pm cst

Join us here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85726131077?pwd=b3hjUVlYU0VNaXNBQmZkTEkrWTJhQT09. Passcode: Panthers

April 24- May 2 - Early Voting

April 25-26 - STAAR ELAR Testing 3rd-5th - Campus Closed to Visitors

April 27 - Angela Ronzoni's Pizzeria Spirit Night

April 27 - Bar W Meet the Principal & Bond Presentation at SRMS @ 6:30pm

April 28 - Kinder Graduation Pictures

April 28 - PTO Chick-Fil-A Breakfast (Pre-Order Required. See link below.)

May 2-3 STAAR Math Testing 3rd-5th - Campus Closed to Visitors

May 6 - Election Day


May 8 Choir Music Program

May 13 LHISD Job Fair

May 17 PTO General Meeting

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A Fond Farewell

Dear Rancho Families,

In the Fall of '22, I met with Superintendent Snell and shared with him my intent to retire from my career in education following my eligibility in 2023. Over the last 25 years, I have been blessed to serve students across several school districts in Texas as a teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, and Principal. I have spent the last 8 years in LHISD, first as the Principal at Liberty Hill Elementary and then opened RSES as your Principal in 2017. Being a part of Panther Nation has truly been an honor, and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve the wonderful Liberty Hill community.

While I will be retiring from my career in education, my intent was ultimately to begin a new career path. I have the bittersweet news that this change will be happening sooner than expected. I have accepted a position with a business in Leander that begins on May 1st. That means my last day on campus will be this Friday, April 28th. I will continue to be available on consult as needed to administration. Additionally, the district has already secured an Interim Principal who will be on campus to support students, staff, and families as the school year comes to an end.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of your children's lives over the last years. I will never forget how much you all matter and are loved.


Melanie Bowman

Field Day Volunteers Needed

Here is the link for the google form.


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Last Call for Field Day Shirt Orders

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Click the button below to access the presentation Mr. Snell presented to our community about the bond, growth, and attendance boundaries.
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April Character Value

Humility is our character value for April. This is described as putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve. In our discussions, we will talk about what that looks like, and we'll share examples. We will also talk about what it means to be humble. As always, I thank you for supporting what we do in class.

Safety Update - Officer Schlather

Hello again!

This one is for the parents of the Green Walkers. You’ve probably seen them disperse out the north playground gate and form into random clusters, gravitating toward the crosswalks at vastly differing velocities. This method of release causes several issues we can easily resolve.

I’ve worked with the best and brightest – our teachers and staff working that crosswalk – to come up with an efficient solution to minimize the number of times we must shut down the roadway and get our students off campus as quickly and safely as possible.

Starting Monday (April 24th ), the students will stay in a line and walk along the sidewalk toward Bonnet Blvd. Parents waiting by their cars will be able to get their children as they walk by. Parents walking with children can become a part of the line as their children approach them. When we arrive at the crosswalk, we will wait until the students have all grouped up. At that point the crossing guards will stop traffic so everyone can cross at one time.

This method is consistent with the way all the other crosswalks are operating. It would be a great help if parents can meet their children along the sidewalk at Bonnet Blvd. Please be patient and do not coax or pull your children out of line as they exit the gate. If you’re walking with your child, please wait for the crossing guards to stop traffic before you cross the street.

I really appreciate your support while we try to smooth out the release process for our Green Walkers. I know we can do it. We just have to believe.

Stephen Schlather

School District Police Officer

Liberty Hill ISD Police Department


Direct: 512-260-5538

Fax: 512-260-5533


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Special Programs Information


Calling all parents! Yearbooks are $27. If you want to purchase a yearbook please go to Balfour.com and type in Rancho Sienna Elementary to order your yearbook today! The last day to order online will be May 7th. The site will close early if books sell out.

If you have any questions email Ms. Dwight at mdwight@libertyhill.txed.net

~Molly Dwight, Art Teacher

FitnessGram - 3rd-5th Grade

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Summer School Opportunities 5th, 8th and EOC (high school)

Hello LHISD Families,

Spring has just begun and we are already planning for Summer School. Students in 5th grade/ 8th grade/ EOC tested subjects may be invited to attend summer school based on multiple data points we have collected throughout the school year. The data used to determine summer school invitations includes classroom performance, results on district assessments, and teacher feedback regarding the benefit your student may receive from targeted, small group support.

Due to the redesign of the STAAR tests this year, final performance level results will be delayed until later in the summer. Based on academic performance, your child may be invited to attend summer school. Invitations will go out late April/early May. However, your student may be exempted from summer school participation based on the early raw scores that will be released to districts at the end of May.

Summer School will be held June 5 - June 22 from 8:00-11:00 am, Monday - Thursday. Elementary Summer School will be held at Burden Elementary and Secondary Summer School will be held at Liberty Hill High School.

Please take note of the summer school dates, and if your student qualifies, invitations will be sent in late April/May.

PTO News

Chick-fil-A Breakfast

PTO will be selling Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits for breakfast the morning of April 28th from 7:10-7:40am in the cafeteria. Please pre-order and pre-pay for your biscuits by clicking the link below...


For those who do not pre-order or pre-pay, we will have a limited amount of extras that we will be selling the morning of and you can pay via credit card or cash. It will be first come first serve for the extras we will be selling on the 28th.

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12

We're excited to celebrate our teachers. We can't wait to say "Mahalo" for our teachers doing a "Tiki-Rific" job. We would love family and community support. If you and/or your business would like to donate, please go to our website https://ranchosienna.ptboard.com and click "forms & payments" from there you will see a donation post labeled "Teacher Appreciation Week" where you can submit any donation amount you would like to give. We will be recognizing all who give.

We will be showering our teachers with yummy food, freebies and treats all week. Stay turned on our social media pages for more information regarding this to come!

Angela Ronzoni's Pizzeria Spirit Night Thurs, April 27th 4:00pm-10:00pm.

The proceeds from this spirit night will go to our Spanish department.

April/May library Volunteer

Sign-ups have gone out. Please sign up if you'd like to volunteer.

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Thanks for Supporting our Community

Thanks to your support, we collected over 700 boxes of cereal to be donated to our local community, and we had an awesome domino rally on Thursday!
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RSE Staff Birthdays


April 2 - Stephanie Blay

April 11 - Loretta Reinhardt

April 14 - Dawn Carlson

April 17 - Jennifer Jones

April 19 - Laura Gist

April 24 - Marcy Pearson

April 24 - Stephen Openshaw

General Campus/District Information Links