March Update – Duck Derby,GALA & Hoops 4 Hope

APRIL 7-28, 2017
Will you be the next winner of $500?
You can’t win if you don’t adopt a duck!
27 chances for $3,500 in prizes!

Duck Derby: How Can I Help?

  • Sponsorship. Thanks to our marque sponosr Quick Quack Car Wash and 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 see here. Please contact Kelli Wheeler at OneRioAmericano@gmail.com to confirm sponsorship by MARCH 24 or turn in completed form and check to Rio front office ATTN Duck Derby/Rio PTSA.
  • Adopt Raffle Ducks! We will be selling raffle ducks starting at Open House Wednesday, April 5. Students will also bring home 2017 Duck Derby order forms Friday, April 7. 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 7 through April 27 from the Rio webiste or OneRio.org. The goal is to sell all 3,000 ducks for a $30,000 profit benefitting Rio school pride and spirit projects, events, and programs like PAYING $4,000 FOR CLASS OF 2016 BUSSES FOR SAFE AND SOBER GRAD NIGHT when they ran out of money (2017 Seniors – you will too! So sell those ducks to win the easy $1,000 for your class!).
  • Spread the world to adopt ducks! Remind people to adopt ducks. Send friends and family the link to adopt ducks starting April 7. 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 Laura Osecheck (nklstnky@sbcglobal.net) if you’d like to donate or drop off to Rio front office ATTN: Duck Derby/Rio PTSA.
Hoops 4 Hope is FRIDAY, MARCH 17!
Rio vs El Camino staff charity basketball game
Benefitting Rio community member Mark Tannenbaum’s PALS 4 Life,
ALS Association Greater Sacramento
7pm @ Rio gym
Tickets $10 at door – come early it can sell out!

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

GALA IS THIS SATURDAY! Help is still needed!
Wanted: 4 Chaperones
20 cases of mini waters
Please drop cases off at room C10 or have delivered by Safeway
Please let us know at OneRioAmercano@gmail.com how you plan on helping make this a great event for our students!

It’s time to get your tickets to this year’s Fashion Show! Let’s help send our Seniors off in style at this fun, fabulous event that’s fun for all! Click HERE for more info.
#GreatThingsAreHappeningAtRio
CIVITAS!

*   This year’s CIVITAS students selected two charities to bestow a $10,000 donation. Receiving $5,000 each from the generous donation WEAVE (Women Escaping a Violent Environment) and Francis House Center helping those suffering from homelessness and poverty.
*   For the second year in a row the Rio Action Civics team won a merit award from the State Dept of Education and Californai Judicial system for Civic education!
*   The Reverse Food Truck is  back on Campus for Open House! On Wed., April 5 please bring fresh food items and other foods the day and night of Open House. Cash donations are also welcome! Last year the Rio community helped CIVITAS fill the truck and rais $240!

*   The Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, May 6 and the Topic is Women’s issues – Girls with dreams, Women with Vision. There is a fabulous list of speakers from Non Profits Government and Business. Click HERE for more info.

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