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Posted 1/10/21

Important Dates

1/10-1/18 - Register for the Online Spelling Bee (Grades 4-5)

1/12 - RREF Meeting from 5-6pm

1/12 - Board Meeting at 7pm

1/13 - Dine-Out at Danville Harvest from 11:30am - 8:00pm

1/14 - TK Information Webinar from 6:30-7:30pm (via Zoom; Webinar ID: 842 4526 9383)

1/15 - First Semester Report Cards Posted in Illuminate at 2:30pm

1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

1/20 - Minimum Day (Monday Schedule)

1/21 - Kindergarten Readiness Information Webinar from 6:30-7:30pm (via Zoom; Webinar ID: 891 5876 9554)

1/25-2/19 - TK/Kinder Enrollment for 2021-2022

1/26 - Minimum Day (Monday Schedule)

1/26 - Rancho’s January Assembly at 12pm

1/28 - School Site Council from 2:45-3:45pm


Family Resources

The current events from our nation’s capital was a shock for families, staff, and students.  As educators, we want to provide students with a safe and supportive environment to engage in discussions about these events.  The information we hear and see on the news can be confusing and disturbing for all.  We recognize that families may be at a loss for how to discuss these events with their child(ren).  It is encouraged that families provide a space for dialogue.  Here are a couple of resources that may be helpful in having these difficult conversations:


Reopening Dashboard

SRVUSD have updated the Reopening Dashboard on our district website to reflect the additional work that has been done. You can also check out the COVID Tracking Dashboard.  This COVID Dashboard will allow you to monitor, in a very transparent manner, COVID-19 activity in the SRVUSD.

Accessing Fall Report Cards on Friday, January 15th

Report Cards will be available for parents to view in Illuminate on January 15th.

Parents can access the Elementary Report Card starting on January 15th by logging into the Illuminate System. To access the Illuminate System:

  • Go to: srvusd.illuminatehc.com
  • Enter Username: Username is student email without the students.srvusd.net> (For example: rr.jsmith)
  • Enter Password: Password is  -  ID#studentid (For example: ID#123456)
    • Student email and ID# can be found by logging into Infinite Campus.
    • Click on the left navigation bar.
    • Click
  • In Illuminate Click
  • Select on the left Navigation Bar

Materials Distribution

Starting 1/11, we will be transitioning to contactless materials distribution.  Some teachers may still be distributing materials in-person in order to meet with families.  Please refer to your child’s teacher’s email regarding when materials will be ready.  If you cannot make Materials Distribution on Mondays, our office will be open 7:30am-4pm during the rest of the week for materials pick-up.


Looking for a Noon Duty Supervisor

We are in need of a noon duty supervisor for our site.  Please email rr.office-staff@srvusd.net, if you are interested.  You can find the employment opportunities at: https://www.srvusd.net/employmentopportunities


Optional Lunch Bunch for Students in Grades 1-5, Beginning Week of 1/12

Every week from 11:00-11:30am (lunch ends at 11:40am, Tu-F),  Mrs. Richard-Rumedon will be supervising Grades 1-3 and Mrs. Whitney will be supervising Grades 4-5 for Lunch Bunch.  Students have the option to attend to see friends from their class and others classes while they eat their lunch. See flyer.

1st Grade - Tuesdays

(via Zoom, Meeting ID: 883 3978 0679, Passcode: Rancho)

2nd Grade - Wednesdays

(via Zoom, Meeting ID: 883 3978 0679, Passcode: Rancho)

3rd Grade - Thursdays

(via Zoom, Meeting ID: 883 3978 0679, Passcode: Rancho)

4th Grade - Tuesdays

(via Zoom, Meeting ID: 842 7343 7036)

5th Grade - Thursdays

(via Zoom, Meeting ID: 862 9633 8805)


Prism Club (For Interested Grade 4 and 5 Students Only)

We are starting a Prism Club at Rancho Romero for 4th and 5th grade students. This student run club provides a safe and supportive place for LGBTQ+ students and allies to create a community. At the elementary school level, this club can touch on topics of family, identity, and respect. They can be a space for LGBTQ+ families, students, and allies to connect and hold space for each other. The Prism Club promotes a safe, healthy school climate and an anti-bullying message. The structure for the club meetings will look like this: 1) play a game as a group just to have fun and socialize, 2) read a book or watch a video clip, and 3) have a student lead discussion. Before we wrap up, club members will have an opportunity to give input as to what we will do at the next meeting.


The Prism Club will be meeting bi-weekly on Mondays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and will be facilitated by  Ms. Harrington and other staff members. Please contact the office or jharrington@srvusd.net for more information.


The meetings this year will be held remotely. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, February 1st.  We look forward to your child joining the Prism Club!  In order for your child to participate, your permission is needed.  Please fill out the Prism Club Interest Form (https://tinyurl.com/rrprismclub) by Friday, January 29th.  We will send you a permission slip to collect parent signatures through AdobeSign.


Spelling Bee Program (For Interested Grade 4 and 5 Students Only)

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Rancho Romero Elementary School to host a school spelling bee program, whether your children are learning in classrooms or remotely from your homes.


In place of our traditional spelling bee program, we will hold one level of competition through online spelling tests. The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee's online testing platform by visiting https://online-test.spellingbee.com.


We encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ThKRsffiFc

Once you have registered, we will be able to assign the appropriate grade-level test to your child. Your child must complete the test before the given deadline, and these tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones.

The students from each grade with the highest scores will move on to compete at the school level. This year, our school-level competition will be administered via online test.


Our school champion will then move on to represent Rancho Romero in the Bay Area regional spelling bee program, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events.


The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at online-test.spelling bee.com. Please register by Monday, January 18th as we will begin assigning tests to students soon. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household.


The Online Spelling Bee will be timed.  Students are allotted 30 minutes to complete 25 words.  All students participating will take the Scripps National Spelling Bee Integrity Pledge.


Integrity \ in-ˈte-grə-tē \

firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values : INCORRUPTIBILITY


Pledge \ ˈplej \

a binding promise or agreement to do or forbear

I am honest to myself.

I am fair to my classmates and teachers.

On my honor, I will neither give nor receive any help on this online test.


Please reach out to Dr. Nguyen at hnguyen2@srvusd.net if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program. We look forward to having your child compete to represent our school!


Want to study?  Go to https://spellingbee.com/ and also view the following list:

2021 School Spelling List


Dates:

1/10-1/18 - Register for Online Spelling Bee and Study 2021 School Spelling List

1/20-1/21 - Grade 4 and 5 Online Spelling Bee Test (Timed: 30 minutes)

1/27-1/28 - School Online Spelling Bee Test (Timed: 30 minutes)

1/29 - Champion Tie-Breaker (If Needed)


Good luck to all of our participants!


Need a School Device?

Place a Parent IT help ticket at parentithelp.srvusd.net.  Request for a device.  If your child is planning to return to hybrid, we are requesting for students to bring their own devices to school.  If you do not want your child to bring their home device, we recommend that you check out a device from SRVUSD.


Transitional Kindergarten Information Webinar

Students born between September 2nd – December 2nd are no longer eligible for Kindergarten. Students falling between these dates are Transitional Kindergarten eligible only.


We invite you to an informational meeting to discuss the Transitional Kindergarten program for your children. Transitional Kindergarten is the “first of a two-year Kindergarten program” using a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. In addition, this unique program prepares students for the rigor of the kindergarten curriculum in accordance with California State Standards. Teachers and administrators will discuss the transitional kindergarten curriculum and the benefits of this program. Parents of all incoming TK students are welcome!


January 14, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://srvusd-net.zoom.us/j/84245269383

Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799

Webinar ID: 842 4526 9383


Kindergarten Readiness Information Webinar

Age eligibility for Kindergarten: Your child must be five on or before September 1st, 2021


Kindergarten has dramatically changed over the past several years. With the introduction of California State Standards, children are being asked to do more academically. The continuum of language arts, math, science and history/social science standards begin in Kindergarten. As parents we want you to understand exactly what these expectations are. Please join this informational webinar where teachers and curriculum experts will discuss the kindergarten curriculum and readiness. Parents of all incoming kindergarten students are welcome!


January 21, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://srvusd-net.zoom.us/j/89158769554

Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 253 215 8782

Webinar ID: 891 5876 9554


Library Curbside Pick-Up

We are excited to announce that we have developed a program for our students to check-out books from our school library. Visit our library page here.  Links for the library can be found on our school website.  Click here to view our video on how to place books on HOLD.  PLEASE RETURN OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS!


Dine Out for Rancho @ Danville Harvest

Join us this Wednesday, January 13 to support both a favorite local business and our school. Simply order lunch or dinner, extra credit for ordering both, from Danville Harvest on Wednesday from 11:30am - 8:00pm. 15% of all sales from the day will be donated to Rancho.


Find the menu and link to the ordering page on our website: www.danvilleharvest.com OR go to this link to order directly: https://www.toasttab.com/danville-harvest/v3. Promotion applies to pick-up and delivery orders. Online orders can be placed anytime on 1/13, select your pick-up/delivery time at checkout.


Thanks to the Rancho community our recent Dine Out Nights have been very successful! Danville Harvest has added staff for the day to get our orders covered! #ranchostrong


RREF Meeting

RREF will be holding a meeting on January 12 at 5:00pm. If you are interested in attending please email Ally Krueger for the Zoom details.


Navigating Emotionally Intense Conversations with Your Child: WEBINAR

Trying to offer support when your child is upset or stressed can feel like tiptoeing through a minefield.  The San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs invites parents and adult family members to an interactive presentation via Zoom on Saturday, January 30 at 10:30am.   Eran Magen, PhD, will present “Navigating Emotionally Intense Conversations with Your Child,”  and share parenting techniques to help you reach positive outcomes for you and your child.  Registration required to receive the Zoom link; click here to register.  For more information about the speaker and the event, click here.


3 Marathoners for Road Runner Club

Congrats to our three marathoners!  Our 3 Marathoners for Road Runner Club, achieved by the end of 2020!  All are KINDERGARTENERS.

  1. Maisy C. – 50 miles
  2. Riaan M. – 38 miles
  3. Henry B. – 28 miles

Acts of Kindness

As part of Words Matter Week scheduled to take place February 1 - 5, 2021, Inclusion Diversity Committee, would like to create a video montage of kindness acts by Rancho Romero students.  We know our Rancho students are kind hearted and helpful, so show us a video or picture of their kind acts!  The video montage to be presented at the assembly in February.   Use the link below to submit your video/picture by February 5th:  https://tinyurl.com/rractsofkindness


AnchorPhotos Needed for Yearbook

Please upload pictures throughout the entire school year to hjeshare.com. The school code is rancho (all lowercase).


Some ideas for photos to include:

  • Halloween fun
  • First day of school
  • Materials pickup at Rancho
  • Students in their workspace (NO PHOTOS OF STUDENTS’ SCREENS DURING CLASS.)
  • Family time/Sibling photos
  • Sports or camp activities
  • Life skills (cooking, gardening, cleaning)
  • Children in Motion! Running/run club, bike riding
  • Spirit Days/Wear. Show us your Rancho Pride!
  • Photos in front of our new #RanchoStrong signs!

Any questions contact: kyrabarale@gmail.com


SRVUSD Weekly Updates

SRVUSD Weekly Update 1/8/21

First Day of New Semester Information 1/4/21

Message from SRVUSD Board of Education 12/17/20