RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL PTSA NEWSFLASH (Vol 11/2014) MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL PTSA
NEWSFLASH (Vol 11/2014)
This Newsflash is brought to you by Rio Americano HS PTSA
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
10/15 – RAAB Meeting in Rio Library 7 pm
10/20 – One Rio Parent Meeting 7 pm (see below for more information)
10/22 – Grad Night Committee Meeting in Rio Library 6:30 pm
10/24 – Civitas Information Meeting (see below for more information)
10/28 – GEARING UP FOR COLLEGE SEMINAR (see below for more info) in Rio Library 7 pm
to 9 pm
10/29 – SENIOR PARENT NIGHT (see below for more info) in Rio Library 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
11/4 -- HELP WITH COLLEGE PERSONAL STATEMENT RIO STUDENTS ONLY (see below
for more info) in Rio Library 6 pm to 8:30 pm
11/5 – Rio Americano High School Parent/Student Info Night for incoming Freshmen in large
Gym 7 pm to 9 pm
11/12 – Rio Americano HS PTSA Meeting in Library 7 pm
12/9 – COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR (see flyer below) in Rio Cafeteria 6:30 pm to 8:30
pm
PSTA NEWS:
ONE RIO
Thanks to everyone who made it to our first ONE RIO parent meeting! The ideas were
flowing and we have a list of great suggestions on how we can improve the look of the
school and pump up our school spirit! From fundraisers to school spirit events to
beautifying the campus, we are on our way to making some much needed change at
Rio. But all these great ideas mean nothing until we have an army of parents willing to
lend a hand and volunteer their time to the cause. So please join us for the next ONE
RIO PARENT meeting on Monday, October 20th at 7:00pm at the home of Roopal
Patel, 760 Casmalia Way, Sacramento 95864. Our kids have one High School
experience and only one…so let’s team up and give them some great memories of their
time at Rio Americano High School! If you have any questions please contact Roopal
Patel at [email protected]
RAAB NEWS (ATHLETICS):
RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS’ SCHEDULE
Click here to see the sports’ schedule: http://www.sanjuan.edu/domain/6465
Thank You For Supporting Rio Athletics
Rio Americano Athletic Boosters (RAAB) would like to congratulate and give a special
thank you to the Varsity, JV, and Frosh Girls Volleyball and Football teams, and the
Boys JV Soccer team for their 100% RAAB membership participation. In addition,
thanks to the Girls Varsity Water Polo and the Boys Varsity Soccer teams for reaching
85% membership. It’s a “team effort” and we appreciate your support to help maintain
Rio sports programs.
Thank you to the following families for joining RAAB for the 2014-2015 school year:
Abcarius Family, Michael and Marissa Alcalay, Robert and Brandi Bohn, Brady Family, Brad and Debbie
Burgess, Flaningam Family, Chris and Tom Ford, Craig Fechter, Viktoriye Fedoryansky, Tim and Wendy
Finnecy, Matt and Annemarie Gowan, Gordon Family, Guidi Family, Jang Family, Rod and Letty Johnson,
Kemper Family, Brian Kerfoot and Lisa Moss, Rob and Jen Kerr, Quinn Loofbourrow, T & T Morton, Chad
and Erin Muilenburg, Olmstead Family, Patrick Family, Perry Family, Reuter Family, Sazaki Family, Karen
Scarborough, John and Tina Shaw, Clayton and Sam Smith, Leeann and Tom Stewart, Howard Tanabe
and Vivien Kulenich, Torres Family, Miro and Nena Turkovich, Van Rees Family, Williams Family,
Beniakoff Family, Del Core Family, Kitay Family, Letcher Family, Shapiro Family, Shields Family, Tracy
Family, Wilcher Family.
Please join us for the next RAAB meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th at 7:00
PM in the Library.
CLASS NEWS:
INTERACT CLUB
Rio’s Interact Club meets every Monday at lunch in Mrs. Mason’s room; A-1. Any Rio
student is eligible to be a member and can come to any Monday meeting to join. Bring
your lunch, and a friend, and see what Interact is all about this coming Monday at lunch.
Any questions contact Club President, Julia Anderson 764-7320.
COLLEGE NEWS:
NEWS FROM OUR COUNSELORS:
Senior Parent Night, Rio Library, October 29, 6:30pm-7:30 pm
Do you have trouble getting information from your senior? Are you nervous about
missing deadlines? If so, come to the counselors first annual Senior Parent Night.
Questions about the college application process, deadlines, Financial Aid info will be
addressed.
VICCI -- Volunteers in Career and College Information:
GEARING UP FOR COLLEGE (see attached link): Gearing up for College Flyer
College Essay Part II
Help with Personal Statements
November 4, 2014 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Rio Americano Library (Rio Students Only)
If you attended Margie Amott’s College Night presentation on September 23rd, you are
eligible to schedule an appointment to attend College Essay Part II, Help with Personal
Statements. Margie Amott will be reviewing Personal Statements every 15 minutes,
between the hours of 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. in the Rio Americano Library. Signup
sheets are in the counseling office. For complete details, please see the attached flyer.
COLLEGE ESSAY FLYER (Note: This is for Rio Students only and you must present
your I.D.)
COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR: 12/9 in Rio Cafeteria 6:30 to 8:30 pm Click link
for more info: Financial Aid flyer
College Visits 2014 (Sign-up in the Counseling Office)
Date
Day
Time
Name of College
Oct 15
Oct 21
Oct 21
Oct 22
Oct 23
Oct 27
Oct 28
Nov 3
Nov 5
Nov 7
Nov 18
Wednesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Monday
Tuesday
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Tuesday
10:00
11:00
1:00
9:00
11:30
8:00
9:00
10:30
9:00
10:45
11:00
Pomona College
American River J.C.
Johns Hopkins University
Swarthmore College
Olin College of Engineering
Loyola Marymount
USC
Claremont McKenna College
CalArts College
Vanderbilt University
American River Junior College
COMMUNITY NEWS:
RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY
Attention Rio Families: Join Rio Americano's Team for the Thanksgiving Day Run to
Feed the Hungry
Show your Raider pride and support the Sacramento Food Bank by joining the Rio
Americano Team for the 21st Annual Run to Feed the Hungry. The RTFH is the largest
Thanksgiving day run in the country! Rio team members receive a half-zip dry-fit
pullover jacket with their registration and will have their race packets delivered for a
special packet pick up at Rio. Team members also get preferred event parking and
have access to the pre-race team tent with coffee and breakfast snacks. To join the
team and get these benefits registration must be completed by November 4.
Registration for adults is $50. Runners/Walkers under the age of 19 get a $15
discount. Click the link for a flyer with instructions on how to register. Run to Feed the
Hungry Flyer For more information contact Couver Smith at
[email protected] Go Raiders!!!
RUGBY SEASON IS COMING –
REGISTRATION/INFORMATION NIGHT - OCTOBER 29, 2014
The Sacramento Eagles Rugby Club invites all Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and
Seniors interested in playing high school rugby for the 2014-2015 season to attend the
registration/information night on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30
p.m., at the El Camino High School Library, located at 4300 El Camino Avenue,
Sacramento, CA 95821. All experience levels are welcome. Coaches Mark Fuller, Roy
Brewer, J.R. Riddering and Steve Heberle will be present to discuss the rugby program
and answer any questions. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The first
practice will be held the first week of November with the season beginning in lateJanuary and ending in mid-May. Please complete the attached registration forms:
Eagle-Medical Waiver, Eagle – Player Info and Eagle-Player Waiver and bring them
along with your student ID and a copy of your birth certificate to registration on October
29th. If you have any questions, please email Susie Hryekewicz at
[email protected] or Caroline Moreno at [email protected]
GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE:
Concerned Parents Needed
Rio Americano Safe and Sober Grad Night is a special event that is put together for our
graduating seniors by parent volunteers. This is a long standing tradition at Rio and
each year new parents volunteer to keep this event going. Our first Grad Night
Executive Committee Meeting will take place 10/22 at 6:30 in the school library. We are
looking for parent from each grade level to be involved. If you want to be involved but
cannot make the meeting, please email Gina Richardson at [email protected]
SCHOOL NEWS:
CIVITAS NEWS:
Invitation to 9th Grade Students
Choose to Make a Difference
Rio Americano High School offers a unique program for students to development
leadership and critical thinking skills through our Civitas Political Studies
Academy. This is a highly academic 4 year program of honors courses of college-level
studies and active community service participation.
The Civitas Parent Information night is on Friday, October 24th from 5:00pm to
6:00pm.
Staff and students will be available to explain the Civitas program and to answer
questions.
Link to your invitation: Civitas Dinner Flyer
Civitas students have organized and are hosting a free International Dinner at 6:00pm
which you are invited to attend.
Civitas students will also be available if your student would like to talk to a student who
is currently in the program.
www.riocivitas.com
To reserve your place, RSVP to Linda Reed, Coordinator of Civitas
at 971-7517 or email [email protected]
RIO AMERICANO HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS INFORMATION:
For those students and families interested in attending Rio Americano for their high
school experience,
please mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00
PM in the large gym.
Student and parent information night will be held and you can learn all you want to know
about what Rio Americano has to offer you for your high school experience.
Also, students and parents will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and tour the
campus on December 2nd and 3rd, during our freshmen and new student visitation
days.
Look for further updates on signing up for a time, shortly.
Rio Families share with friends and neighbors who have middle school students
FUNDRAISING LINKS: (Click the Link)
Rio Americano High School PTSA Membership Form
SCRIP ORDER FORM (proceeds to go to RAAB and PTSA)
BRICK ORDER FORM (Support Rio Americano High School
Gardening Project)
RAAB Membership Forms (Support Rio Americano Athletic Boosters)
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