OneRio Update 3/9 Meeting

Duck Derby: How Can I Help?

  • Sponsorship. Thanks to our marque sponosr Quick Quack Car Washand major sponsors The Niello Company, Caltronics, Jason Borg Attorney at Law, and Wunschel Bros., Inc (so far), prize money has been covered for the Duck Derby! But we’d like to see more Rio supporters on the backs of our 2016 Duck Derby T-shirts! If you’re interested in sponsorship or if you know someone who would be seehere. Please contact Irene Harris ( to confirm sponsorship by MARCH 16 or turn in completed form and check to Rio front office ATTN Duck Derby/Rio PTSA.
  • Adopt Raffle Ducks! Students will bring home 2016 Duck Derby order forms Friday, April 1. Ducks are $10. Students will be competing to win $1,000 for their class as well as individual prizes for selling the most ducks (or just turning in order form/money). You can also adopt ducks online April 1 through April 20 from the Rio webiste or The goal is to sell all 3,000 ducks for a $30,000 profit benefitting Rio school pride and spirit projects, events, and programs including bringing Every 15 Minutes drinking, driving, and texting awareness program to Rio next year. Adopt ducks! Remind people to adopt ducks. Send friends and family the link to adopt ducks. Have people at work adopt ducks. Have local businesses adopt ducks (and if their duck wins a prize they can donate it back to the Rio class of their choice!). And like the CA Lottery – you can’t win if you don’t play! Two $500 prizes and 25 $100 prizes up for grabs!
  • Gift cards. We still need $5-10 gift cards (i.e. Chipotle, Starbucks, Crazy for Yogurt, Jamba, iTunes, etc) or money to buy gift cards from Rio SCRIPP for raffle prizes for turned in order forms and top sellers. Please contact Cheryl Chamness ( if you’d like to donate or drop off to Rio front office ATTN: Duck Derby/Rio PTSA.
Thank you to everyone who chaperoned and donated water and candy to GALA. Student Government is still looking for help in these areas:

  • Chaperones for Junior Prom (4/9 8 pm at CA Auto Museum). Chaperones for Senior Ball (5/7 8pm at the Elks Tower). Chaperones for Spring Fling (4/22 8pm at Rio)
  • Please send in pennies with your student for Pennies for Patients! This is the last week! Prize for the 4th period class with largest donation!
  • Rio Blood Drive is March 18. Must be 16 or older.
  • April 3 is the WEAVE Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Looking for Dads to join the Rio Dads group.

Please reply to this email if you’d like to help out in any of these areas or need more information.

Sunday, April 10
1pm and 4pm

It’s time to buy your tickets for the Senior Fashion Show!

Prices range from $10 for a bleacher seat to $500 for a 10-person table close to the action.

Please bring your underclassmen to this memorable event so we can see our Rio seniors off with proceeds benefitting next year’s Every 15 Minutes, a powerful drinking/texting and driver awareness event.

this Thursday, 3/17, 8pm @ El Camino Gym
$5 entry

Come see Rio staff take on EC staff in an extension of our friendly rivalry for charity!

Proceeds benefitting bone cancer research.

  • Parent representatives needed for WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredidation meeting Thursday, April 7 from 1:50-4:50pm.
    During this spring semester, Rio will begin to develop its self-study WASC plan for the full WASC visit planned for next year.  As part of developing this self-study it is important that certificated employees, classified employees, selected students, and parents have a part in the process.Please reply to this email with WASC in the subject line if you are interested in attending.
  • Rio ILS program (Independent Living Skills) is taking donations for formal wear including shoes. If you have men’s or women’s formal wear (any size) that could benefit one of our many Special Education students hoping for their own magical Rio prom or ball please drop off donations to Rms E1/E2.
  • The ACE program (Accelerated College Entrance) is back at Sac State! The ACE Program allows qualified high school students (11th and 12th grade only) to enroll in classes at Sacramento State and earn university credits while completing regular high school studies. Click here for more info.
  • California Scholarship Federation (CSF) applications are due March 31. Applications are available now in the counseling office. Application fee is $3. If you have an A or B student make sure they apply for this honor society every semester they qualify (3.5 GPA in core curriculum classes) for easy recognition of their achievement!
  • Showing of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a documentary exploring education in the modern world, will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15 in the San Juan High School theater at 7551 Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with educators and students. Click here to watch a trailer, and visit the film’s website for more information. Please RSVP online at Call (916) 979-8281 for more information or click here for a flier.
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