Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Bronco Bulletin

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News for the Week of February 13, 2017

Thank you for celebration the Litchfield Park and LESD Centennial. Our students shined with projects displayed and our choir singing at the celebration.

Look at the beautiful new art work on our campus. Thank you to Selenia Rodriguez and Jenna Ziegler for painting and constructing the new tree mural. The tiles were created by each of our teachers.

Welcome to the Class of 2030

Kindergarten Experience at Rancho Santa Fe Elementary

Join us for a presentation introducing the kindergarten curriculum and expectations, a question & answer session with the teachers, followed by a NEHS guided school tour. The evening will end in the library with milk and cookies with the Principal, Mrs. Combs.

  • Presentation #1 4:00-4:30
  • Presentation #2 4:30-5:00
  • Presentation #3 5:00-5:30
  • Presentation #4 5:30-6:00

While you are waiting for the next presentation you are welcome to…

  • Get registration information.
  • Sign up for the Rancho Santa Fe PTSA, School E-mails and Text Reminders
  • Purchase Bronco spirit gear.
  • Take a seat in the class and wait for the next presentation.
  • Take a photo in front of our Class of 2030 photo board

Important Information

Donate your tax credit to RSF and take your credit for your 2016 state taxes. Deadline is April 17th. Every Little Bit Helps!

We are so very thankful to the families that contributed to RSF last year! This year, our goal is to have 100 families participate! Every amount helps and this year, our campaign is aimed at collecting tax credits in any amount from $5.00-$400.00

Donating to the tax credit program is an outstanding way to make the most of the monies you would pay into the state anyway, as your contribution is included when calculating the final amount due or final refund on your AZ tax return. More importantly, these contributions place dollars directly into our school to benefit our kids!

These contributions, which represent less than 2% of the operating budget, are VITAL to many school activities as they support programs like our SOUNDS Academy Strings program, Character Education and field trips. Married couples filing jointly can donate up to $400 and singles filing can donate up to $200. It’s important to remember ANY contribution is helpful! A donation of $20 can make a huge difference and add up to more fabulous opportunities for our Rancho Santa Fe Broncos.

Not sure which category to donate to? The undesignated category allows us to use the funds for any of the approved categories/programs.

It's All Our Job to Keep Our Students, Parents and Staff Safe

Parents, guardians and students, at RSF one of our top priorities is keeping all of our students and their parents/guardians safe as they arrive to school and as they return home. We need everyone’s help in this effort! Please take a moment to review the safety rules listed below with your child:

• Students should ONLY be dropped-off and picked-up at the curbside area.

• Students should NEVER be dropped-off or picked up in the parking lot or in front of the school.

• Parents and students should follow all directions from RSF staff

• Each day at 2:25 p.m. students will be escorted curbside by grade level to waiting cars by the preschool playground.

• Our hope is to have a very quick and safe process for dismissal

• As cars are loaded please pull forward as far as possible so we can keep the flow of cars moving.

• Pets are not allowed on campus. If you are bringing a pet, please meet your child on the opposite side of the street from the school. We do not recommend leaving pets in vehicles.

Events This Week:


  • 4 Gov. Brd mtg
  • 17 No school-Teacher In-service Day



  • 20 No school-President’s Day
  • 21 PTSA General Brd Mtg-6PM Lib.
  • 22 PTSA Smoothie sale and Spirit Gear- After School
  • 23 LESD Gift Night
  • 24 2nd grade Character Assembly, Early Release, PTSA Family Dance
  • 27-3 Read Across America Week
  • 28 McTeacher Night, 5/6 Math Challenge (3/4 Mar. 2)

AzMERIT Testing - Save the Dates

Students in grades 3-5 will take the AzMERIT state assessment April 10th through April 28th. This is a test of students’ progress in learning Arizona’s Academic Standards for reading, writing, and math. Below are the testing dates for 3rd – 5th grade:

3rd grade:

  • Writing: Tues. 4/12
  • Reading/Math part I - Mon. 4/24
  • Reading/Math Part II -Tues. 4/25

4th grade:

  • Writing: Wed. 4/111
  • AIMS Science: Thurs. 4/12
  • Reading/Math part I - Wed. 4/19
  • Reading/Math Part II - Thurs. 4/20

5th grade:

  • Writing: Thurs. 4/10
  • Reading/Math part I - Mon. 4/17
  • Reading/Math Part II - Tues. 4/18
Upcoming PTSA Events

Mark your Calendars for our next PTSA meeting which is scheduled for February 21st at 6pm in the library!

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The Electronic Backpack provides you with a list of many activities and classes available for your child. From chess clubs to flag football, there are many opportunities to choose from.

Community Education Night-Parental Drug Awareness with Officer Don Host - Just knowing what to look for can save a child's life.

This is a parents-only presentation. Children are welcome and will be supervised in an adjoining room. CHILD CARE IS PROVIDED for all children.

Western Sky Middle School is excited to host our next Community Education Night, Wednesday, February 22 in the Media Center from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. School Resource Officer Host will lead a parent discussion on drug awareness. The presentation will focus on the different types of strategies for parents to address issues relating to drug awareness. Please RSVP and join us for this special event! CLINK TO RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094faead2caafa7-parental

Care1st Avondale Resource Center

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