1-hour Workshop for first-year college students

Join us  for “Four Months to Send Off” an hour-long workshop to prepare students and parents of soon-to-be graduates for  the  mental  health challenges that many first-year college students  face. 1 in 4 young adults are diagnosed with a  mental illness during
college and 1 in 10 students have thoughts of suicide while in college. With scary statistic rising, it’s time to take  mental  health seriously. Parents want to send their children off to college with peace of mind that they’ll be okay, and this is a perfect way to add some relief.

The workshop will cover how college impacts one’s  mental health, different natural alternative ways to combat this, and other healthy habits that contribute to a  healthy mindset in college. This workshop will also help parents and students create and put together a  ” mental  health toolbox” with essential oils and blends that they can take to college with them.

This workshop is taught by Cara Pedersen, a Cal State Fullerton student and  holistic advocate and  mental  health educator. As a fourth year in college, she strives to assist and teach college students how to reduce stress and promote a  healthy lifestyle  mentally through on-campus  and online classes.

Date:  Thursday, May 23
Time:  7:00-8:00pm
Location:  Rio Americano Performing Arts Center, 4540 American River Drive

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OneRio May Update

Last 2018/19 School Year
OneRio Meeting, Wed., 5/8 @ 6pm
PTSA Meeting, Wed., 5/8 @7pm
Rio Library


It’s Been a Great Ride OneRio!

Rio Resources,
First, let me say thank you for joining OneRio as a Rio Resource. Many hands make light work, and we appreciate your willingness to make sure
#GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio.

I’d also like to thank Rio’s PTSA for giving a home to OneRio and the
flexibility to do great work as part of the PTSA team.

Secondly, I’m eager to hand over the reigns as OneRio Chair to my new committee members:
Sonya Satori, Alana Trout, Tom Nelson, and Lori McCoy.

Thank you to these volunteers who have been shadowing me this last year to make sure OneRio and the Duck Derby will continue to be pivotal
vehicles for making sure great things keep happening at Rio, we have the
funds generated to support our projects and events, and all the great things and people happening in our Rio Americano community are getting the
recognition they deserve.

Though our original founding OneRio members from five years ago
have dwindled down to me and Laura Osecheck, the vision we had for
this great school and the impact we leave behind, we are proud to say,
are profoundly evident.
From our beautiful, refurbished campus and Field of Dreams, to creating a fundraiser from scratch that continues to grow in success every year, to knowing our Rio students, staff, and community feel more appreciated, 
supported and recognized than they did five years ago, it’s been wonderful to see why We Choose Rio

Our main goals have always been: Leave it better than when you got here, and it’s all for the kids. It’s good to know it will continue.

As I go back to writing and teaching full-time, I know I will miss the
time my kids spent at Rio and how lucky I was to be a part of such a great community and helping it shine. I hope all of you and the future Raiders who continue to flood into our wonderful school will find a way to become involved and leave your mark on our Rio community. A high tide raises all boats. Let’s set them sail from the best port to a great new horizon.

~Kelli Wheeler

Former OneRio Chair,
PTSA VP of Communications,
Duck Derby Chair,
Grad Night Chair,
Rio & Beyond volunteer,
PTSA & RAAB member,
Touchdown Club Merchandise Chair

Dr. Bennet Omalu




SEATS ARE GOING QUICKLY FOR THIS FREE EVENT!
RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

Rio Americano Science Boosters is honored to present:
An Inspiring Evening with Dr. Bennet Omalu,

the eminent forensic neuropathologist who discovered
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

His life and work are featured in the 2015 major Hollywood film
“Concussion” starring Will Smith. Come learn about the science behind
head injury in sports and Dr. Omalu’s journey to make this discovery.

Among many other honors and accomplishments, Dr. Omalu is
• a recipient of the American Medical Association’s prestigious
“Distinguished Service Award” in 2016
• currently a Clinical Professor and Associate Professor Diplomate at
U.C. Davis Medical Center
• an author of the 2017 memoir “Truth Doesn’t Have A Side”

RSVP via Eventbrite for this FREE event https://omalutickets.eventbrite.com
Friday, May 17th 7:00–8:30 pm
Rio Americano Performing Arts Center
4540 American River Drive,
Sacramento 95864
For further information on Rio Americano Science Boosters,
visit https://www.sanjuan.edu/Page/23608

AP PROCTORS STILL NEEDED!
Now until May 17

 

No experience necessary! Just need live people!
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aa8a72ba4fc1-approctors

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK IS MAY 5-11.
Show your appreciation by dropping off a Ream,
several Reams or a CASE of PAPER!  They always need more. 
Drop off in the office anytime during the week.
If the parking lot is too crazy, feel free to drop on
the porch/driveway of 811 Saverien. 

The Second Annual Rio Senior Pool Party & BBQ
is on Senior Check-Out Day
Thursday, May 6, 11am to 2pm at Rio del Oro Raquet Club!

  Volunteers are needed to BBQ and help with lunch, check-in students, and patrol locker rooms and monitor the courts.
Please contact Kelli Wheeler at Kellimwheeler@aol.com if you are interested in helping see our seniors off at this fun event!

RAAB’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament still has room for two more foursomes! Get some buddies together and help sell-out this event that benefits Rio athletes! (Click pic above for details)
CIVITAS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
& FIRE AWARENESS FORUM
Saturday, May 18th 8:30-12:00
Purchase $10 tickets from a Civitas student or at the door
Proceeds support the costs associated with
Rio Americano’s unique political studies and public service academy.

Online sales of Grad Night tickets closes Friday, May 17. There are only about 40 spots left. Signed contract MUST BE TURNED INTO OFFICE TO ATTEND. Cash and check payments/contract will be accepted until June 6 or until spots are filled.
https://rio2019seniorevents.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/2019-grad-night-contract-and-ticket-order-form2-3pgs.pdf

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OneRio April Update

OneRio April Update

OneRio Meeting Wednesday, April 10, 6pm, Rio Library
PTSA Meeting to follow @ 7pm

ILS Prom Needs Donations!
Please support our Independent Learning Skills students by donating water and food for their Special Education Spring Dance (ILS Prom) 
THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12 6-8PM in the Cafeteria

The theme is Hawaiin so if you can drop off cases of water (or Hawaiin Punch!), cheese and crackers, fruit, chips, cookies or cupcakes —  ANY DONATION WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
Please drop off to Room E2 (at front of school with it’s own driveway) anytime or to the cafeteria after school on Friday if it is perishable.

Support Your Rio Student Athletes with These Upcoming RAAB Events!
(Click on flyers for more info and purchasing instructions)

Rio Americano Science Boosters is honored to present:
An Inspiring Evening with
Dr. Bennet Omalu the eminent forensic neuropathologist who
discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

His life and work are featured in the
2015 major Hollywood film “Concussion” starring Will Smith.

Come learn about the science behind head injury in sports and
Dr. Omalu’s journey to make this discovery

Among many other honors and accomplishments, Dr. Omalu is
• a recipient of the American Medical Association’s prestigious
“Distinguished Service Award” in 2016
• currently a Clinical Professor and Associate Professor Diplomate at
U.C. Davis Medical Center
• an author of the 2017 memoir “Truth Doesn’t Have A Side”

RSVP via Eventbrite for this FREE event https://omalutickets.eventbrite.com
Friday, May 17th 7:00–8:30 pm


Rio Americano Performing Arts Center
4540 American River Drive, Sacramento 95864


To make a donation to Rio Americano Science Boosters,
visit http://rasb.rioamericano.org

Help Make Sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
PTSA GoFundMe Campaign

Rio PTSA is the only Rio community group that supports the entire student body as well as Rio staff. But this year it lost its biggest funraiser – The Senior Showcase – losing at least $20,000 that was already accounted for and now Duck Derby proceeds and PTSA membership dollars are being stretched thin.  

With the loss of this fundraiser, PTSA  has created this gofundme account to be able to bring all the things to the Students, Counselors and Teachers that enhance life at Rio Americano. 

 Any donation for Rio Americano High School PTSA amount will make a large IMPACT.
https://www.gofundme.com/rio-americano-ptsa-needs-you


The money raised will help each student and every staff member. It will be used to fund the powerful program “Every 15 Minutes” to  touch the kids’ future selves in a positive way, and to purchase items for the teachers that help them reach the students and teach their best.

Together we can help with Student Aid, Senior Scholarships, College  Preparation and Information (via Rio and Beyond), Paper for Teachers, School Library support, Student Spirit and Pride projects, and Staff Requests (support your child’s teacher!). The PTSA supports Academic Competitions (go Forensics and Rio Robotics!), Parent and Student Educational Programs, and our biggest event, Every 15 minutes, a $25,000 program which creates drunk and distracted driving awareness. 

Make an IMPACT. Donate $11.  Or donate MORE. Rio needs you. 
https://www.gofundme.com/rio-americano-ptsa-needs-you


2019 Grad Night Tickets go up to $100 April 14!
Make sure your senior gets a spot at this fun final Rio celebration for just $75!
June 10/11 @ Strikes in Roseville
9pm – 4am
200 spots available and nearly half are sold!
Pay online and drop off/mail in contract* or pay by check
(scholarships available – see counselor)
https://rio2019seniorevents.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2019-grad-night-contract-and-ticket-order-form-3pgs.pdf

*Signed contract required to attend
Rio Spring Play
“Chicago”
Wednesday, April 24 – Saturday April 27
7pm in Betty Miller Theater
Tickets available at Finance Office at lunch or at the door.
Come see your Rio thespians shine in their last performance of the
2018-19 school year (and help send off our Rio seniors)!
First Annual
Rio Shakespeare Festival
Friday, April 26 1:30-3pm
Rio Quad
All are welcome to help our English Dept celebrate the hard work of their students with a fun afternoon of old English food, drinks, and games!
Please contact English teacher,
David White at dwhite@sanjuan.edu on how you can help
– they would love food, drink and set-up/take-down help
for this fun event!     
It’s Junior Prom & Senior Ball Time!
  TUXEDO RENTAL

Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5 to the PTSA
for every tuxedo rented for Junior Prom and Senior Ball this year.  

Please consider supporting Rio through the Men’s Wearhouse
(1701 Ethan Way Suite A, Sacramento)
when ordering your tuxedo for your special event.  
If you have already ordered through Men’s Wearhouse,
please make sure you mention Rio Americano for us to get credit for your rental.
We appreciate your consideration.  Prices start at $99.

Last year 92 tuxes were rented by Rio students at Men’s Warehouse!
This is free money!
Mention RIO!
4th Annual VAPA Translations Showcase
Tuesday, April 9 7pm @ PAC
Come see the best of Rio’s Visual And Performing Arts student projects!
“This is My California” is music, art, ceramics, poetry, photo and video production students showcasing a program of original work.
Truly an impressive and inspirational night!
TONIGHT!
FREE Chamber Music Concert 7pm @ PAC

Come listen to Rio’s award-winning musicians coming off big wins in Monterey before they head off to the
Monterey Jazz Festival this September!

You will be amazed with the talent – literally music to your years!

TUXEDO RENTAL

Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5 to the PTSA for every tuxedo rented for Junior Prom and Senior Ball this year.

Please consider supporting Rio through the Men’s Wearhouse (1701 Ethan Way Suite A, Sacramento) when ordering your tuxedo for your special event.  If you have already ordered through Men’s Wearhouse, please make sure you mention Rio Americano for us to get credit for your rental.  We appreciate your consideration.  Prices start at $99.

Last year 92 tuxes were rented by Rio students at Men’s Warehouse! This is free money! Mention RIO!

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OneRio March Update

Only TWO more meetings left to be a part of making sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio!

OneRio Meeting Wednesday, April 10, 6pm, Rio Library
PTSA Meeting to follow @ 7pm

Rio Americano Science Boosters is honored to present:
An Inspiring Evening with
Dr. Bennet Omalu

the eminent forensic neuropathologist who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). 

His life and work are featured in the 2015 major Hollywood film
“Concussion” starring Will Smith.

Come learn about the science behind head injury in sports and Dr. Omalu’s journey to make this discovery

Among many other honors and accomplishments, Dr. Omalu is
• a recipient of the American Medical Association’s prestigious “Distinguished Service Award” in 2016
• currently a Clinical Professor and Associate Professor Diplomate at U.C. Davis Medical Center
• an author of the 2017 memoir “Truth Doesn’t Have A Side”

RSVP via Eventbrite for this FREE event
 https://omalutickets.eventbrite.com
Friday, May 17th 7:00–8:30 pm


Rio Americano Performing Arts Center
4540 American River Drive, Sacramento 95864


To make a donation to Rio Americano Science Boosters, visit http://rasb.rioamericano.org
___________________________________________________________________________

Help Make Sure #GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
PTSA GoFundMe Campaign

Rio PTSA is the only Rio community group that supports the entire student body as well as Rio staff. But this year it lost its biggest funraiser – The Senior Showcase – losing at least $20,000 that was already accounted for and now Duck Derby proceeds and PTSA membership dollars are being stretched thin.  

With the loss of this fundraiser, PTSA  has created this gofundme account to be able to bring all the things to the Students, Counselors and Teachers that enhance life at Rio Americano. 

 Any donation for Rio Americano High School PTSA amount will make a large IMPACT.
https://www.gofundme.com/rio-americano-ptsa-needs-you


The money raised will help each student and every staff member. It will be used to fund the powerful program “Every 15 Minutes” to  touch the kids’ future selves in a positive way, and to purchase items for the teachers that help them reach the students and teach their best.

Together we can help with Student Aid, Senior Scholarships, College  Preparation and Information (via Rio and Beyond), Paper for Teachers, School Library support, Student Spirit and Pride projects, and Staff Requests (support your child’s teacher!). The PTSA supports Academic Competitions (go Forensics and Rio Robotics!), Parent and Student Educational Programs, and our biggest event, Every 15 minutes, a $25,000 program which creates drunk and distracted driving awareness. 

Make an IMPACT. Donate $11.  Or donate MORE. Rio needs you. 
https://www.gofundme.com/rio-americano-ptsa-needs-you
It’s Junior Prom &
Senior Ball Time!

 TUXEDO RENTAL

Men’s Wearhouse will donate $5 to the PTSA for every tuxedo rented
for Junior Prom and Senior Ball this year.  

Please consider supporting Rio through the Men’s Wearhouse (1701 Ethan Way Suite A, Sacramento) when ordering your tuxedo for your special event.  If you have already ordered through Men’s Wearhouse, please make sure you mention Rio Americano for us to get credit for your rental.  We appreciate your consideration.  Prices start at $99.

Last year 92 tuxes were rented by Rio students at Men’s Warehouse! This is free money! Mention RIO!

_____________________________________________________________________________
Race for the STARS 
Sunday, April 7
5k  |  KIDS RUNS
 Rio Americano High School
4540 American River Drive

Come support this SJUSD fundraiser that has directly benefited Rio programs! This fun, great event is hosted at our school so let’s show up and show out in Raider gear and Raider pride!

RACE FEATURES
Rio Americano will receive $10 from every Rio adult entry fee and $5 from every Rio student or child entry fee (registration must be designated in your school’s name in advance)

Free 2019 commemorative shirt  

Age Division Awards, Kids Activities, food and drink, entertainers, vendors, raffles and giveaways

Digital race photo from Facchio Photography

Free Kids Run participation medal

Chip Timing: The 5K event will be timed using ChronoTrack timing courtesy of Capital Road Race Management

Family Festival to follow the raceSTEAM themed activities

REGISTER HERE

____________________________________________________________________________
2019 Grad Night Tickets go up to $100 April 14!

Make sure your senior gets a spot at this fun final Rio celebration for just $75!

June 10/11 @ Strikes in Roseville
9pm – 4am

200 spots available and nearly half are sold!
Pay online and drop off/mail in contract* or pay by check (scholarships available – see counselor)

https://rio2019seniorevents.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2019-grad-night-contract-and-ticket-order-form-3pgs.pdf

*Signed contract required to attend

____________________________________________________________________________
Rio Open House
Wednesday, April 3

The Students and Staff at Rio Americano High School would like to share
our programs and achievements with you and welcome you to attend our Open House on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Student work and curriculum materials will be displayed in classrooms and there will be special attractions set up on campus.  Teachers will be available to respond to your questions.  We hope to see you there!       

 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.       Class Refreshment Fundraisers 
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.    Classrooms Open for Visitations                                   
Special Attractions on the campus quads 


*** PLEASE NOTE: School will be dismissed at 12:35 p.m.
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Staff Appreciation Treats Request

MilkyWay-Rio-Teachers
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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