February Update

Thank you Brad Burgess and Rio alum Sophia Burgess for designing our 2017 Duck Derby logo!

2017 Rio Duck Derby Sponsors Wanted!

Last year’s Duck Derby was a great success – more than doubling our first year’s profits – thanks in part to our sponsors who covered costs. This enabled all ducks sold to be pure profit for supporting Rio school pride and spirit projects and events (biggest recipient: 2016 Seniors – busses for their Grad Night).

Our DD sponsors get great exposure on promotional banners, commemorative T-shirts, social media, and our website. Plus free raffle ducks and T-shirts depending on your sponsorship level! Please check out our tax deductable  Duck Derby Sponsorship packages and email Kelli Wheeler at OneRioAmericano@gmail.com or call 396-5223 to help make the 3rd Annual Rio Duck Derby our best FUNdraiser yet!

File under: GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT RIO
Hoops 4 Hope
Benefitting Rio community member Mark Tannenbaum’s PALS 4 Life,
ALS Association Greater Sacramento
Friday, March 17, 7pm
Rio gym
Rio vs El Camino staff charity basketball game
Ticket proceeds and direct donations go to medical equipment and care for area ALS patients.
Text Hoop to 41444 to donate
or
click HERE to donate
Please join us for Rio Americano’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame event
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 3:30 pm
Located at The Center at the Mosaic Law Congregation
2300 Sierra Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95825
Tickets
– $20 General Admission, $10 Child/Rio Students
– Admission price increases to $25 after April 1st and tickets will be sold at the door if seats available. All seating is theater seating
– Cash bar and light refreshments will be offered.
For more information, click hereTo purchase tickets, click here.
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Rio AP Environmental Science Students win trip to Africa to deliver
Solar Suitcase to African students

Thanks to a PG&E renewable energy program and a winning video created by APES students Max Glenn and Matt Grossman, they and their teacher, Joyce Dibble, are currently on a 12-day trip to Kenya to deliver Solar Suitcases that the APES classes made to schools and community groups with the international nonprofit, WE Charity.

For more details on this amazing opportunity provided by PG&E and Mrs. Dibble click here. Congratulations!

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Rio Jazz Band Headed to NY for Prestigious Charles Mingus Festival & Competition
Only 12 high school bands are invited to the annual Mingus music competition in NY and a group of music teacher, Josh Murray’s, musicians are going this month! Small jazz ensemble group Nick August, Brady Hegland, Timmy Voet, Duncan McElman, and Eric Treadwell were selected for the honor and will be performing Feb. 17-20. To see KCRA 3’s profile on these musicians, Mr. Murray’s program, and this honor click here.

The seventh annual 5K Race for the STARS run/walk/kids race takes place on Sunday, April 23 at Rio Americano. When you register for the race, Rio receive $10 for each adult and $5 for every student/child (plus a shirt!).

In addition to the 5K run/walk and kids races, there is a Family Festival with food, music, entertainment, prizes, raffles and activities for all ages.

Details and registration at www.raceforthestars.com.

San Juan Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that provides funding for innovative learning directly to San Juan Unified classrooms through teacher grants in the focus areas of Science, Technology, Arts and Reading (STARS).

Rio is looking for a STARS ambassador who will be the liason between the school and the foundations sharing news and info about grants, events, etc. available to the the Rio community. If you’re interested, please email OneRioAmericano@gmail.com Subject: STARS Ambasador

GALA and Junior Prom are almost here and our dancers still need mini-waters! Please drop off 8oz water bottles to Room C10 between now and March 10. Or order online from Safeway and have them delivered!
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