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Rancho Santa Fe Elementary Bronco Bulletin - May 6 - May 24, 2019

Broncos “ROCK IT!”: Would you like to honor a staff member who has gone above and beyond? Say "thank you" by clicking on the button below to submit a “Rock It” to show your appreciation. The link can also be found on the RSF website.

Great things are happening at RSF!

Students showed off their talents at the Celebration of the Arts. All students performed and had their art work on display.

Mr. Suit and his students performed for a packed house at our band and choir concert.

Important Information For May 6-May 24

RSF May Parent Night is Tuesday, May. 7 from 6-7pm in the Media Center. The topic focus will be on consequences.

Come learn more about this heart to home connection during our next monthly interactive Conscious Discipline parent night. Educators and parents share the same goal for the children in their care: To help them be successful, both in the moment and in life.

Kindergarten students will host our Character Assembly on 5/10. The monthly theme will be on problem solving and all students are encouraged to wear school spirit wear!

May 24th is the last day of school. All students will be released at 10:55am.

Help us make this year's yearbook the best one ever by adding your photos for selection in the yearbook.

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:

  • Please follow the established parking lot rules and procedures:
  • 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.
  • As cars are loaded please pull forward as far as possible so we can keep the flow of cars moving.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.
  • 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.

Please do not do these unsafe actions while in the parking lot:

  • Entering the parking lot through the exit side of the median
  • Speeding in the parking lot
  • Parking behind cars that are in parking spaces and leaving your vehicle
  • Ignoring or being disrespectful to the RSF staff and other parents
  • Parking on the far west side of the parking lot by the gates and building entrance
  • Parking at any curb or area designated with red paint (these are all fire lanes)
  • Please refrain from parking in designated handicap spaces unless you have the appropriate license plate or placard

By working together, following the rules and having patience in the parking lot, we can make sure that all students, staff, parents, and community members are safe at Rancho Santa Fe.

Events This Month:

May

  • 5/7 - Conscious Discipline Parent Night
  • 5/8 - School Nurse day
  • 5/9 - 5th grade visits WCMS
  • 5/10 - Character assembly hosted by kinder
  • 5/14 - Site council and Governing Board mtg.
  • 5/15 - STEAM Night
  • 5/16 - LESDEF Pride Award Ceremony
  • 5/24 - Report cards go home, 5th grade celebration, K-4 Move-Up Day

Donate your tax credit to RSF and take your credit for your 2017 state taxes. 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.

Community School Give Back Programs

Sign-Up with these businesses and they will give us a donation!!

  • Fry's Grocery: Set up your community rewards for Rancho Santa Fe. Have your VIP card handy to set this up. We have already received over $300.00.
  • Rancho Santa Fe PTSA is a Community Giveback option through Amazon Smile
  • Don’t Forget to sign up before your holiday shopping to give the highest $$ back to the school.

PTSA Information and Events

  • 4/4 - Peter Piper Pizza Dine-Out Night
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.

Litchfield Elementary School District uses an electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. It is an innovative flyer management system that sends school-approved digital flyers directly to parents’ inboxes and posts them online. Parents and community members can easily find and view flyers and take action immediately to sign up for activities and events.

Being the parent of a young child is an important job, but it isn’t an easy one. To help parents meet the challenge, the First Things First Parent Kit is now available online at www.FirstThingsFirst.org/Parent-Kit

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.

Foster, Kinship and Adoption Resources

  • AZ Donations for Foster/Kinship Families provides free high quality donations of clothing, toys, bottles, formula, strollers, books, shoes and more. Families just join the Facebook Page and schedule a delivery: West Valley Donations for Foster Families (Feel free to share with our GROUP Homes)
  • Foster Care, Kinship and Adoption Support Groups available at no cost at Desert Springs Community Church, 14440 W. Indian School Rd. Contact Lori Britt at LBritt@cox.net for further details. (religious affiliation not required)

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