Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Bronco Bulletin

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News for the Weeks of February 21 and 28, 2017

Read Across America Week-Feb. 27-Mar.4

Spirit Week

  • 2/27-Hats off to Reading
  • 2/28-Character Day (Dress up as your favorite character)
  • 3/1-Sock-it to Reading
  • 3/2-Silly Seuss Day
  • 3/3-Broncos Love Books - school spirit

Other Events Happening Around Campus

  • Daily students will participate in DEAR time (drop everything and read)
  • Classes will be decorating our campus with their favorite book quotes.
  • While at library, students will have the opportunity make a guess about the number of pages in a book for a chance to win a prize.
  • Classes will exchange bookmarks with other classes.
  • Mar. 1-Classes will join Mrs. Combs for a read-aloud in the courtyard.
  • Check with your child's teacher to sign-up to be a mystery reader.

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

Field Days are March 9th and 10th

  • K-2 Field Day - Mar. 9th 8:30-11:30
  • 3-5 Field Day - Mar. 10th 8:30-11:45

We are looking forward to great K-5 Field Days on March 9th and March 10th. With your help, we can make this a wonderful experience for our students. Please help us by volunteering during either day.

Important Information

2nd grade Character Assembly-Date Change

The assembly scheduled for 2/24 has been rescheduled for 3/3 at 7:50am

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:

The 2nd grade Character Assembly scheduled for 2/24 has been rescheduled for 3/3 at 7:50am


  • 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 Early Release, PTSA Family Dance



  • 27-3 Read Across America Week
  • 28 McTeacher Night, 5/6 Math Challenge (3/4 Mar. 2)


  • 1 Kindergarten Experience for 2017-2018 Kinder class
  • 2 3rd/4th grade math challenge, NEHS Induction Ceremony
  • 3 2nd grade Character Assembly
  • 8 PTSA School Store, LESD Nutrition and Wellness Fair
  • 9-10 K-5 Field Days
  • 13-17 Spring Break
  • 18-25 Book Fair

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!

Join us for McTeacher Night on Feb. 28th 5:00-7:00PM

PTSA School Dance-Fri. Feb. 24 6:00-7:30 PM

Students must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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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

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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