Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Bronco Bulletin

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News for the Week of March 20 , 2017

We had a great time at Field Day 2017!! Thank you to Coach Corcoran, our staff and our volunteers who made these days possible.

Important Information

A Message From Our Superintendent

The Governing Board has begun its search for the next superintendent and is committed to an inclusive process. We invite your participation as the Governing Board works to identify and attract candidates who will honor our proud past and cultivate our bright future.

Below please find a link to an electronic survey that allows staff and community members the opportunity to offer input about what qualities you would like to see demonstrated by our next superintendent. Surveys are due Monday, March 20th. Your confidential feedback will help us develop a profile of the skills and characteristics desired in our candidate pool.

Events This Week:

March

  • 21 Governing Board mtg, RSF Site Council
  • 23 Report cards go home
  • 24 Honors and Traditional Academy applications due
  • 24 Coffee with the principal, Early Release-Students released at 12:25

Upcoming Events

March

  • 31 Character assembly hosted by 1st grade

April

  • 7 Early Release - Students released at 12:25
  • 10 AzMERIT Testing begins - See schedule below
  • 10 Volunteer Appreciation Tea
  • 11 Governing Board meeting

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. 4/11
  • 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

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.
Upcoming PTSA Events
The Litchfield Elementary School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this document. The distribution of this material is provided as a community service.

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.

Medical Care For Children

Visit the pediatric primary care clinic located at PH Gonzales Elementary School (in the Welcome Center) where they provide free medical care for uninsured/ underinsured children. Our services include sick care, well exams/sports and camp physicals, and immunizations. I have attached our clinic information. Please feel free to share this information with any interested families or staff. Interested families can schedule appointments by calling 480-412-6344.

Care1st Avondale Resource Center

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