Staff Appreciation Treats Request

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January’s monthly Staff Appreciation surprise in staff boxes done by PTSA Hospitality Chair, Christina Johnson

We need your help!
At the end of each month, the PTSA Hospitality Committee provides a small treat for all Rio teachers and staff as a show of appreciation for all they do to make Rio a great place for all of us. In the past, treats have included chips, candy bars, Hershey’s kisses, popcorn, etc…

How can you help?
Due to the cancellation of the Senior Showcase and subsequent budget cut to Hospitality, we need volunteers to help us provide treats through the end of the year.

What do you need to do?
Order (or purchase from a store) the items requested below and get them to Christina Johnson (916-402-6744 / christyojohnson@msn.com). If you order through Amazon, you can ship them directly to her. She will take it from there by including a cute sticker with a play on words thanking our hardworking staff. Each item is needed in a quantity of 140. (Please cc OneRioAmericano@gmail.com so we know each month is taken care of and we can thank our donors!)

February (due to Christina by February 22)
Rold Gold Heart Shaped Pretzels (or any individual bagged pretzels) – 2 boxes
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R0OCCZA/?coliid=I7RVAY5DS58FK&colid=1CK85ADZF7T3K&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

March (due to Christina by March 22)
Sour (or regular) Skittles – 6 boxes
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000OIMSL2/?coliid=IPGWDHRE540KW&colid=1CK85ADZF7T3K&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

April (due to Christina by April 26)
Swedish Fish – 6 boxes
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017ODK28/?coliid=IVTXYCYZ1KZWU&colid=1CK85ADZF7T3K&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

May (due to Christina by May 24)
100 Grand candy bar – 4 boxes
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V9CLFW/?coliid=I2Y8K641YAASKZ&colid=1CK85ADZF7T3K&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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OneRio Update – Senior Showcase Cancelled, Action Items

Next OneRio Meeting: Wed. Feb 13 @ 6pm in Rio Library
Next PTSA Meeting: Wed. Feb. 13 @ 7pm in Rio Library

#GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
OneRio.org

First Annual Rio Staff Wish List a Success!

Thank you to the generous families who adopted ALL 34 staff members on our first annual Rio Staff Wish List! From Expo markers and tissues to an entire class set of books and a refurbished iPad – these people have made our staff’s job easier by fulfilling their supplies list! It also helps Rio PTSA to be able to fulfill larger and more staff requests. Thank you for stepping up OneRio Resources!

Mr. Miller/Jill Rice Family
Mr. Korling/Laura Emge Fam
Ms. Bonato/Rahimi Nair Fam
Mr. Gomes/Dan Ott, Jennifer Duggan, April Hergert, Niello Co/Summer Wright Families
Ms. Mason/Laura Lehrer Fam
Ms. Bostanzogolou/Carin Kaeser Fam
Ms. Wood/Maria Lindstrom Fam
Ms. Cabrera/Jill Rice Fam
Mr. Valencich/Susan Caspar Fam
Ms. Worley/Lisa Menzmer Fam
Ms. Popov/Christina Johnson Fam
Ms. Denny/Dan Ott Family
Mr. Gordon/Mary Gwaltney Fam
Ms. Virga/Jennie Ellis Family
Ms. Ramos/Linda Henry Family
Ms. DeLasae/Bonnie Still Fam
Mr. Grupp/Diedre French Fam
Mr. Montbriand/Ian Sanchez Fam
Ms. Baker/Denise Hoppe Fam
Ms. McGlamery/Stephanie Dall’Era Fam
Ms. Thomas/Erin Reid Fam
Ms. Romo Diaz/Kollen Ostgaard Fam
Ms. Nava/Jeanette Money Fam
Mr. Paulus/Kristy & Jason Elder Fam
Ms. Murray/Julien Cassell-Cornet Fam
Mr. Cabrera/Lorian Herrin Fam
Ms. Bjorgum/Roth Family
Ms. Stewart/Jennifer McLane Family
Ms. Rodericks/Rio Library
Mr. Barlow/Lorian Herrin Family
Ms. Ledezma/Kiki Yee Family
Mr. Kiesner/Lisa Christenson Family
Ms. Costello/Amy Salvatori Family
Mr. Gill/Rio PTSA

Senior Showcase Cancelled
An annual tradition for Rio seniors and PTSA’s biggest fundraiser has been cancelled due to low sign-ups for the event and no parent volunteers. Rio PTSA has had to adjust their budget to accommodate the loss of $20,000 and Rio seniors will now miss out on a fun, reinvented event celebrating their last year of high school.

Other Rio traditions/events in danger of disappearing without student, parent and staff support:
Class of 2020 Safe & Sober Grad Night 
(Underclassmen committee members still needed or it will end with Class of 2019)
Every 15 Minutes 
(This dramatic drinking and distracted driving event was funded by Senior Showcase)
Rio Duck Derby
(This fun, whole school event, in need of a chair, that has made over $15,000 the last two years will end up being PTSA’s only fundraiser this year)

If you’d like to help save any of these events please email Kelli Wheeler at OneRioAmericano@gmail.com or come to the next Rio PTSA meeting on Wed., Feb. 13 @ 7pm in Rio Library

ASB President and Senior, Whitney Wheeler, is trying to save the Senior Showcase by replacing it with a Senior (Un)Talent Show. It will not be a fundraiser, but will give Seniors and opportunity to still have a fun celebration of their class. Please encourage your Seniors to sign up so they won’t lose this opportunity too. (See flyer above)

PTSA/OneRio Meeting Wed., 2/13 @ 6 & 7pm Rio Library
Why should you come?

Because you could win a Quick Quack Car Wash! Four will be given away in a raffle from signed-in attendees!

Because we need help! After founding and running OneRio for 5 years, OneRio Chair, Kelli Wheeler, is retiring! (Read: last kid is graduating.) Sonya Satori, mother of a Rio freshman, has stepped up to Chair OneRio for the 2019/20 school year along with co-chair Alana Trout, also a mother of a freshman.

However, they are going to need a committee who will help make sure all the #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio continue. Come to the meeting at 6pm to see how you can be invloved.

Because you will be informed. Being an active member of the PTSA is a wonderful way to be involved and is a direct pipeline of communication between administration, staff, and students. PTSA is the ONLY group on campus that supports the entire Rio commumity.

PTSA stands for Parents, Teachers, Students (and I’m going to say the A stands for Adminsitration). It takes us all to make sure our Rio community is the best it can be. Coming to a PTSA/OneRio meeting is an opportunity to get involved, get informed, get answers, ask questions (Principal Ginter is at every meeting!), and be inspired.

We all have busy schedules. No one is looking for another meeting to attend. But is an hour or two one night a month too much to ask for and from our Rio students, staff, and parents? There are nearly 2,000 students in Rio right now – that’s heavy lifting if only our 12 PTSA executive board members and our principal shows up.

Many hands make light work and a high tide raises all boats – let’s rise together. #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio

Still can’t attend but want to be informed? There is now a PTSA tab at OneRio.orgthat will be udpated with Minutes from the monthly meetings, latest news, and committee positions open.

A Special Presentation for Parents:
Building Resilience in Your Anxious, Depressed, or Stressed Teenager

Come be a part of this event and learn strategies for these and other important parenting issues:

  • How to better understand your teen: the things modern teens worry most about
  • What parents can do: how to help your teen build resilience
  • Healthy habits for teens: what your teen can be doing to cope with life’s stressors
  • Warning signs: what’s ‘normal’ and what’s not ‘normal’ in adolescence… how to tell and what to do about it
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
7:00 – 8:30pm
The PAC

at Rio Americano High School
4540 American River Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864

Presented by:
Sue Goetz, LCSW
Sacramento-area counselor for teens and families

Seniors! Get Your Tix for Safe & Sober Grad Night 6/10-6/11
9pm – 4am

Everyone’s going to this final send off for the Class of 2019 so don’t miss out on food, fun, bowling, games, prizes, music, karaoke, hypnotist, cartoonist and more at Strikes Unlimited Rockling! Tickets are $75 if purchased before April 15 and go up to $100 after. Click HERE for more info

Monte Carlo Night
Sat., February 2
5:30-10pm
Gibbons Community Center
Click HERE or on picture below for more information

2019 Senior Class Trip
Waikkiki, Hawaii
6/13-6/19
Get your deposits in now to reserve your spot in an epic celebration of graduating fro Rio Americano HS!
For more info click HEREor contact Whitney Wheeler at whitneysarawheeler@gmail.com
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December OneRio Update – Toy Drive, Staff Wish List, Fun Run!

Next PTSA Meeting: Wed., 12/12 @ 7pm in Rio Library
OneRio meeting 6pm
OneRio.org
#GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio

Rio Staff Wish List 2018

Hello Rio Resources!

PTSA tries to fulfill as many Staff Requests as possible with money raised from the Duck Derby, Senior Showcase and PTSA membership and donations. We have fulfilled a lot of wonderful resources that go on to benefit your students like funding for electronics, clubs, books, and math, science, and art departments as well as field trips for our ILS program. We try to fulfill as many requests as possible, but we can’t fund them all.

We realized this year that many requests were for small, every day use items. In order to fulfill larger requests that would normally go unfulfilled we decided to see if our parent community would step up to purchase items under $100 needed by our Rio staff to help do their jobs.

The response for the Staff Wish List has been one of excitement! As one teacher said at the thought of our Ask And You Shall Receive efforts, “I feel like a kid at Christmas!”

Please consider adding our Rio staff to your Christmas shopping list in the spirit of giving! If you’d like to help spread the holiday cheer go to our SignUp.com Link to adopt a staff member: http://signup.com/go/qFBhNZg

After rolling out this gift drive in Sunday’s Rio Newsflash, there are only 11 staff members left who need to be adopted! Let’s make sure every staff member gets their wish!

When possible, we asked for a direct link to make the shopping even easier! Just copy and paste website links to help you find the specific item(s) on their list. 

Please have gifts bought online mailed to: 4540 American River Dr., Sacramento 95864 with the name of the Rio staff member on the delivery.

Or you can drop gifts off at the Main Office into the Staff Wish List Box. Please make sure staff name is on it!

Gifts will be distributed every Friday up to Christmas Break.

If you would like to make a larger purchase to help a staff member in need, please contact Kelli Wheeler at OneRioAmericano@gmail.com. We have a few staff whose wish is over $100 (like a book case and a new or used ipad).

Thank you for your generosity and support in making sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio!

 

The 23rd Annual Howe Avenue School Toy Drive
is currently underway! 

It is the goal of Rio Americano’s AVID program to provide 600 toys to the students at Howe Avenue Elementary.

Please help this awesome group at Rio reach their goal! Gifts are currently being collected in 3rdperiod classes, the Main Office, Counseling Office, and in Mrs. Sumers’ room (A-6). The top three 3rdperiod classes who donate the most presents will win a donut party!

Please donate new, unwrapped gifts be between $10-$15 and that they not include any toy weapons. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 14th.

Winter Wonderland dance is December 7th from 7:30 to 10:30!

Students can buy tickets at the finance office during lunch or break. Guests allowed.  Sales end December 6th.  It is a white out dance!!

Please donate small, 8oz water bottles for this event to Rm C10 by Friday!

PARKWAY FUN RUN FOR EVERYONE
Created by Senior Lauren Calgano
December 8, 9am @ Rio Americano

Hi! This is Lauren Calcagno, a senior at Rio Americano High School.  I am a 4-year Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country athlete and am also part of Civitas. After my summer internship at the American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF), for my senior community advocacy project I wanted to help promote the beautiful parkway, encourage people to volunteer, and raise money to help the Foundation achieve its goals through a 5K run/walk: the Parkway Fun Run for Everyone!

The fun run will start at Rio Americano High School and take place ‪on December 8th, at 9 a.m‬.  Please help support the ARPF by singing up for my fun run using this link:
https://raceroster.com/events/2018/19823/parkway-fun-run-for-everyone

If you can’t make it to the race but would still like to support this cause, please consider making a donation using the link below. I appreciate any help you can provide.  Please contact me at laurencalcagno@gmail.com  if you have any questions.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

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Important Update for 11/14/18

PTSA/OneRio Meeting Tonight Cancelled

Due to Smoke

We know you were ALL planning to come to the OneRio meeting at 6pm and PTSA meeting at 7pm and we know you are all HUGELY disappointed it was cancelled. But don’t despair – you have the Wednesday, Dec. 12 meeting to look forward to!

Here is probably the most important news you will have missed tonight:

Nov. 28 Meeting on 2019/20 Schedule Change Cancelled do to NO SCHEDULE CHANGE!

Message from Principal Ginter:
After preliminary feedback from teachers, parents, and students, Rio Americano will remain in the same 6 period class schedule as we move into the 2019-2020 school year.  We will continue to look at ways to address issues within our class schedule that preserves the programs important to our community and students.  As a result of this decision, there will be no block schedule discussion meeting on Novemeber 28, 2018 in the PAC. If you have questions please call the main office at 916-979-8860 and ask for Mr. Ginter.

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November Update

LAST Schedule Change for 2019/20 School Year Meeting Nov. 28 @ 6pm in PAC
PTSA Meeting Wed., Nov 14 @ 7pm in Library

 Rio Wreaths Fundraiser

Rio’s PTSA is selling fresh Holiday Evergreens again this year as a fundraising project.  We would appreciate it if you would please take a minute to look over our website HERE. Our sale is ongoing through November 5th.

Wreath products range from $22-$75. The proceeds from our sale will assist the many programs offered by the PTSA.

We’re offering evergreens to decorate your own home and also the opportunity to send a Gift Item across the country or across town.  Please spread the word about our sale to your friends, neighbors, and family as well!  We appreciate your help with our sales drive.

Wreaths will be available for pick-up (unless you pay for the delivery option) the week after Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 26-30) after school in front of school 3-5pm (exact dates TBA).  

Please contact Suzanne Cook at suzcook@surewest.net for assistance in ordering or to answer any questions.


SJUSD had instituted new graduation requirements for the Class of 2023. In order to accommodate these requirements Rio Americano will be considering a schedule change for next year (ultimately to be decided by teacher vote in January) that will be one of the following:Block Schedule
Stays Same

However, parent and student input is valued especially since the new A-G Requirements for all will deeply impact being able to take electives like Band, Student Government, and art classes. THE LAST Parent/Student Schedule Discussion Meeting is on Nov. 28 hosted by Principal Ginter. It will start at 6pm in the PAC. Come find out the facts and be a part of the decision making process.


Rio Robotics Needs Your Help Gearing Up for the Tournament Season (Literally!)Note from Rio Robotics: Please consider donating to our non-profit, we need your support! During our most recent season the team was able to qualify for the World Championships in Houston with only a small budget of $2,000 for the robot yet we were able to compete with teams that had budgets of up to $250,000. We had to use a base kit that FIRST provided with only a single-speed drive train, which limited our ability to compete with teams that had $500 multi-speed drive trains. Any help would be greatly appreciated because we would love to go back to the world championships next year. Rio Americano has a great team and the only thing we are missing is financial support. Thank you!
Click here to donate now and visit our website to learn more about our program!

File Under: #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
Come be a part of the OneRio team!
After five years and the founding of OneRio, your fearless leader, Kelli Wheeler, is moving on with her graduating senior! Two freshmen parent Rio Resources have stepped up to shadow her this year to helm the Rio school pride and spirit PTSA committe/booster group: Sonya Millner and Alana Troutt!We are looking for more Rio Resources to fill out this fun team dedicated to making sure great things keep happening at Rio. If you’re interested please come to our next monthly

OneRio meeting at 6pm in the Rio Library
before the PTSA meeting (Wed., Nov. 14).Many hands make light work and if you like what OneRio is doing for the Rio community and would like to see it continue, please join us.
Parents, students, staff welcome!

#GreatThingsAre
HappeningAtRio:
Rio Staff Shirts!
Thanks to the success of the 2018 Rio Duck Derby, OneRio is once again able to provide spirit wear for our amazing staff! It’s a great way to welcome our new Rio staff to our growing school as well as thank them all for the dedication they put into making sure #GreatThingsAre
HappeningAtRio!
Coming for the Holidays:
Opportunity to Adopt a Staff Member and purchase their Wish List item(s)! Stay tuned!
Water Bottle Filling Stations Coming to Rio!!

We are excited to announce that Rio HS was recently awarded $7,000 from the Raley’s/Bel Air Extra Credit Grant Program to purchase and install three water bottle filling stations. Valerie Pantoja, Sophmore CIVITAS student, worked hard over the summer to complete the grant application. The water bottle filling stations will go in the gym, cafeteria and one other location. The Extra Credit Grant Program focuses on investing in schools and supporting their efforts to deliver wellness education, nutrition, and cultivating the next generation of healthy eaters.

Thank You Raley’s/Bel Air!

Annual Rio Band Playathon!
Thursday, Nov. 8

The 38th annual Rio Playathon will be a 17 hour marathon of music and fun, running from 7 am to midnight!  All Rio bands perform at this exciting and fun event. Elementary and middle school students are invited to play with Rio’s Advanced and Honors Concert bands. There are fun games, treats and an instrument petting zoo to visit. Note: its on a Thursday this year, ahead of a 4 day weekend! Free and open to the public. Carnival for our visiting young musicians
Click HERE for Playathon Schedule
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PTSA Meeting Tonight, Schedule Change Meetings, Rio Robotics & More from OneRio!

PTSA Meeting Tonight, Wed. 10/10 @ 7pm in Rio Library

In Case You Missed It: Duck Derby Final Update!

Preliminary numbers show our FUNdraiser brought in $18,850 with a profit of $13,750! We sold 1,295 ducks – 113 less than our highest total last year. However, it the consistently closest race yet between all grades with Senior’s finally pulling ahead and staying ahead to earn $1,000 for their class!

Thank you to these raffle winners who donated their prize back to OneRio to make sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio:

Laura Lehrer
Chris Ford
Nan Mohrfeld
Ema Adams

Here are this year’s winners! STUDENTS WHO SOLD WINNING DUCKS, THIS IS YOUR LAST WEEK TO PICK UP YOUR FREE DD T-SHIRT IN ATTENDANCE OFFICE!

$500 Grand Prize Winners
Number          Name                     Student Seller
1.    3        Michael Dengel       (Annika Dengel)
2.    430    Julie Sazaki              (Ava Sazaki)
$100 Bonus Winners
1.    2180  Laura Lehrer                 (Katherine Lehrer)
2.    2502  Michael Dengel            (Annika Dengel)
3.    2479  Zephra Lawrence         (Emma Lawrence)
4.    1984  Lori McCoy                   (Ryan McCoy)
5.    567    Patricia Cutlter             (Whitney Wheeler)
6.    2189  Chris Ford                     (Kennedy Ford)
7.    1265  Nan Mohrfeld              (Wyatt Mohrfeld)
8.    2178  Kathleen O’Connor     (Kellen O’Connor)
9.    1525  Cooper Davis
10.     2749  Dina Garbero               (Genna Garbero
11.     2376  Jody Prunier
12.     194    Michael Dengel            (Annika Dengel)
13.     2782  Chris Gerety                 (Sydney Gerety)
14.     950    Nghia Nguyen              (Nicholas Demovic)
15.     169    Jody Hendrie               (Lacy Hendrie)
16.     1005  Elizabeth Irwin
17.     1178  Ema Adams                (Lorelei Adams)
18.     448    Dawn Schlegel           (Avery Landeros)
19.     907    Tammy Hendrie        (Jackson McMorris)
20.     942    Suzanne Wheeler     (Whitney Wheeler)
21.    2401  Kiki Wong-Yee           (Jolie Yee)
22.    1249  Dawn Schlegel          (Avery Landeros)
23.    1348  Lori Haggard             (Madeline Haggard)
24.    2384  Poonie Holst             (Jonathan Holst)
25.    2329  Kelly Lewellen          (Cassie Mastronarde)

Thank you to our 2018 Duck Derby sponsors for enabling the sale of our 1,295 ducks to be all profit!

Marque Sponsor: 
Quick Quack Car Wash
 Premier Sponsor: 
Niello Company
Gold Sponsor: 
Caltronics
Silver Sponsors:
John Foderaro, Guild Mortgage
Carmichael Roofing
Kyber Construction
Wayside Lumber
Bronze Sponsors:
Jason Borg, Attorney at Law
Sutter Builders
London & Gonzalez Advocates
Crazy for Yogurt
Screaming Squeegee

Prize Donor:
Cookie Connection, Loehman’s Plaza
Gift Card Donors:
Laura Osecheck
Lisel John
A special thanks to our Duck Derby crew, a great group of volunteers eager to work smarter not harder to help Rio shine:

Kelli Wheeler    Allison Allen   Summer Wright
Tom Nelson      Tina Shaw        Laura Osecheck                         AJ Paulus            Mike Wright
Bonnie Bjorgum                      Alluria Smith        Carol Burns
Valerie Powell  Joe Raya       Jan Shively           Trey Wheeler

Daily Duck Table
Nina Seibel
Sadie Campbell
Eric Osecheck
Katie McKechnie
Jarrod Florentino
See you next year at the 5th Annual Duck Derby, but in the meantime make sure to keep an eye out for all the great things happening at Rio thanks to proceeds from the 2018 Rio Duck Derby! #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
 OneRio.org

 

SCHEDULE CHANGE LIKELY AFFECTING YOUR STUDENTS NEXT YEAR!

Come to PTSA meeting tonight, where Principal Ginter is always in attendance or come to an upcoming scheduled meeting for this:

SJUSD had instituted new graduation requirements for the Class of 2023. In order to accommodate these requirements Rio Americano will be considering a schedule change for next year ultimately decided by teachers that will be one of the following:

  • 7-8 Period Day
  • Block Schedule
  • Stays Same

However, parent and student input is valued and would like to be passed on to teachers for consideration. Principal Ginter will be holding 2 more Parent/Student Schedule Discussion Meetings on October 24 and on Nov. 28 in case you missed the first one. They will start at 6pm in the PAC.

Support our Rio Robotics Team by eating Chipotle!
Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-8pm
Loehman’s Plaza Location
Show the flyer above or mention Rio and our Raider Robotics gets 33% of proceeds!
Support our Rio Cheer by Eating Spaghetti Factory past at the Rio Cafeteria
Friday, Oct. 12, 5-8pm
Tickets $10 from Rio Cheerleader or at door.
Lots of fun silent auction items, good food, and great reason to eat pasta!
for more info contact Demeris at
dathey@sanjuan.edu
Be a part of the 2019 SENIOR SHOWCASE!
Text @showcase19 to 81010 to join
AND
Come to the 1st meeting on Tuesday, October 16 @ 6:30pm in the Rio Library. Important papers handeded out that night.
Can’t Wait for Friday to eat out to support Rio?
Go to the Student Govt Fundraiser at
Noodles and Company in Loehman’s Plaza
Thurs. 10/11, 4-8pm
Mention Rio so ASB gets a percentage of sales!
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Duck Derby, Homecoming, Principal Message & More from OneRio!

PTSA Meeting Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 7pm in Library

2018 Rio Duck Derby 
Time to Get Friends & Family Involved!

Don’t let this week being Rio Homecoming week distract us from our goal of raising $30,000 by getting all 3,000 raffle ducks adopted!

If you’ve already bought your lucky ducks, please have your student copy and paste the letter below into an email to family and family friends (or do your own for co-workers!) to offer them a chance win $3,500 in cash prizes while helping continue to make sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio!

If you haven’t gotten your lucky ducks yet – what are you waiting for? Click HERE! 
Hi everyone this is ___________.

My school, Rio Americano, is having the 4th Annual Rio Duck Derby raffle FUNdraiser. If you purchase a rubber duck for $10 you have 27 chances to win $3,500 in prizes — (2) $500 (25) $100 plus a Quick Quack car wash!

There are also individual prizes and class prizes. I’m trying to be a Top Seller and also help my class — I’ll get free food at our Duck Derby Celebration (and other fun prizes) if I’m a Top Seller and if my _____________ class sells the most ducks we will get $1,000 to help with our class spirit events and merchandise!

Here’s the link to buy ducks: https://squareup.com/market/rio-americano-hs-ptsa

Here’s the link for more information: https://oneriodotorg.wordpress.com/duck-derby/

The Duck Derby Drawing is this Friday, Sept. 28 at noon at the Rio pool. You don’t have to present to win, winners will be notified by email, phone and/or on the OneRio.org website. Please consider supporting me and my school in this fun event!

Thanks and good luck!

_______________________

p.s. When you click the link to buy a duck online please select Grade ____ and put (STUDENT NAME HERE) in the NOTES section so I get credit for the sale.

 

Rio Alum Being Honored at An Evening With The Stars!

The San Juan Education Foundation last October funded $27,850 in teacher grants – including one that helped our Graphic Arts teacher, John Feld, get a state-of-the-art printer for the department.

One of the ways they raise money for these grants is An Evening With The Stars which inducts SJUSD grads into the STARS Hall of Fame. One of this year’s inductees is Rio alum and author, Shanthi Skaran.

As part of the theme, Empowered Women:Inspiring the Next Generation,Rio ASB President, Whitney Wheeler, will also be a part of the program.

An Evening With The Stars is on Friday, September 28, featuring a formal catered dinner at The Center at 2300 in honor of STARS Hall of Fame inductees to raise money for San Juan Unified School District schools. Other honorees include Diane Bryant, former Google Cloud COO and Intel Group President, Shannon Callahan, Navy Pilot, and and Dr. Heidi Wittenberg, surgeon.

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

Important Principal Message at This Week’s PTSA Meeting!
This is PTSA’s first meeting of the 2018/19 school year. As with every PTSA meeting Rio’s principal, Brian Ginter, will be present with latest important Rio community information and to field questions and concerns. At this meeting Principal Ginter will also be using the PTSA forum to provide additional information on schedule options for next year.

The meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 7pm in Rio Library.

Homecoming Dance Saturday!
We have another dance with thirsty dancers this month! The Homecoming Dance is usually one of Rio’s most well-attended dances and so we need lots of water!

Please drop off your 8oz water donations to Rm C10 between NOW and FRIDAY or have it delivered by Safeway.

Also, please email Student Government Advisor Jason Korich if you are available to chaperone atjason.korich@sanjuan.edu

Rio & Beyond Fall Speaker Series

Thursday, Sept 20, 2018 6:00 – 800 pm, PAC All Student classes recommended
Demystifying College Admissions: A Zoom digital conference with Sara Harberson, America’s College Counselor

Thursday, Sept 27 & Tuesday, Oct 9 Senior student recommended
A two-part lecture by Scott Hamilton, Future Stars College Counseling
Topic Selection, Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 pm, PAC
Selection Review, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Library

Thursday, Oct 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Library Senior parent recommended
A FAFSA hand’s-on workshop conducted by Joe Gomes, At Risk Intervention Specialist and College Admission Advisor

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