The Round-Up

The Sonoma Ranch Elementary School Principal's Newsletter

Issue 275

2022 May 9-13
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Hello Stallion Families,

Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone is enjoying a great Mother's Day today! All our Stallion moms should have their feet up relaxing while reading this week's Round-Up!

Last week was GPS Appreciation Week and to say that the faculty and staff felt appreciated is an understatement! Thank you so much to all our amazing families who took the time to say thank you to the special people at the Ranch. Our PTSO outdid themselves again with 5 days full of wonderful acts of appreciation. I cannot express how much it means to all of us. Thank you all so very much.

National Elementary Honor Society and Student Council

Last week interviews were conducted to select the leadership of our NEHS and StuCo student groups. Selections were challenging however we are excited for these amazing young people to lead our students next year.

National Elementary Honor Society 2022-23

Presidents - Brooke Murphy and Rylie Chander

Vice President - Isabella Garcia-Rico

Secretary - Christine Johnson

Historian - Ava Oblinger

Community Service Coordinator - Emerson Nielsen

Student Council 2022-23

President - Mallory Reich

Vice President - Aspen Seebach

Secretary - Elliot Hogan

Treasurer - Sean Rico

Event Director - Sydney McKinzie

Spirit Count Monitor - Beth Bondy

Facilities Coordinators - Jack Smith and Demila Cantua

Congratulations to all our new officers!

New Bathrooms!

Construction is underway on the remodeling of all our restrooms on campus. Undoubtedly you've noticed the fencing near the gym, as the work began on those restrooms first. Before the school year ends a second bathroom will be closed for renovation. We are excited to see how our new restrooms look once the project is completed. The goal is for all restrooms to be remodeled and ready for use before the start of school on July 26th!

Kindergarten Round-Up Scavenger Hunt!

Click the link below for details.

PTSO Elections

It is that time of year where we look for parents/guardians interested in helping our amazing PTSO do all the wonderful things they do. We are always in need of help. If you are interested please consider reaching out at

We recognize that not everyone wants to be "in charge" of something, and that is completely understandable! If you'd like to help, we can tailor what you do to you comfort level!

Infinite Campus - Important Dates For 2022/23

Our Annual Update begins on July 11th. It is very important that all families complete the online ‘Annual Update’ to prepare for the new school year. The ‘Annual Update’ in Infinite Campus allows you to tell us of any updates to your contact information, address changes, and updates to emergency contacts. In order to ensure we can communicate with you regarding your student, or in case of emergency, it is essential that we have your up to date contact details. Please log in to your Infinite Campus parent portal and complete your student’s ‘Annual Update’ today. To access the IC portal visit

The IC parent portal opens for all of our elementary students, including details of your student’s teacher(s) for the new school year on July 19th at 4:00 pm.

Download the GPS App

The GPS App includes a link to IC, as well as access to your student’s school calendar, meal information, bus routes, and other helpful information for parents and students. Visit for more information.

GPS and SRE Music Education

GPS was recently recognized for a “Best in Music Education” award by NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants. These types of awards are tough to achieve and speak volumes about the quality of music education in the district. Of course we already know that Mrs. Munley, Mr. Strock and Ms. Carpenter are awesome! Congrats to them and the entire GPS Music program!

Free & Reduced Meals Program for 2022/23 School Year

School breakfasts and lunches will continue to be free for all students for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year.

This will end on June 30, 2022. Meals will not be free next year.

In order to receive free and reduced meals following July 1, 2022 families will need to fill out an application. Students who apply and are eligible for free and reduced meals will also receive additional benefits such as waived summer school fees, waived college testing fees, waived musical instrument fees, waived or reduced college application fees, reduced internet fees, and much more!

Additionally, the free and reduced meal program ensures your school continues to receive funding for many school programs.

Learn more here -

Apply online starting July 1, 2022, for the 2022/23 school year -

GPS Summer Programs

Gilbert Public Schools offers a variety of opportunities for students to continue their learning over the summer. Check out some of these options below!
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This Week @ The Ranch



  • StuCo Spirit Day - Neon Day

  • NEHS Induction Ceremony 10:00 AM

  • Kindergarten Round-Up Scavenger Hunt 4:00-5:00 PM

  • Band Concert 6:00 PM


  • School Nurses Day!

  • PLC Early Release Day

  • Students Dismiss @ 1:55 PM

  • PLC meetings


  • Mrs. Paschal's Birthday!


  • Stallion Style Day

  • Gilbert Town Fiddlers visit the Ranch 10:50 AM

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.

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!

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