RANCHO BERNARDO HIGH SCHOOL - Poway Unified School District

STAYING
CONNECTED
A publication of the
Rancho Bernardo High School PTSA
Table of Contents
Page
Principal’s Message……..………..….. 1
PTSA President’s Message............ 2
ASB…………………………….……….…….. 4
Athletics………………………………..…. 4
Counseling …………..…………..…...5 - 6
Foundation………………………..……… 4
Friends of the Library ……….……… 7
Grad Nite ……………………………… 2 - 3
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Happy New Year, Broncos! I sincerely hope you
had time to relax and reconnect with family and
friends. As we wrap up first semester and near the
half-way point of the year, I want to thank those of
you who have embraced my challenge to get
connected and involved in RBHS. We have seen an
increase in the number of parents who are
volunteering for positions, offering to help, and
stepping up to support the school. I want to
continue to encourage you all to find ways to
connect to RBHS that work with your schedule and
interests. Our PTSA, Foundation, Friends of the
Library, and other booster clubs are all needing
parents to join and be a part of their work on
campus. In 2015 there are going to be many ways
you can Get Connected.
I am not much for New Year’s resolutions; however
I have started back up my running regiment in
order to get ready for the Bookin’ it for the
Broncos 5K Run/Walk on January 25th and
Chelsea’s Run on March 7th. The Bookin’ it for the
Broncos is our second annual fundraiser for the
January 2015
www.rbhs.org
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library and we are encouraging students and
parents to come out and support the great work
our Friends of the Library do to support RBHS.
Registration information may be found on the
website. In addition, we are currently organizing
and promoting Chelsea’s Run. Last year RBHS had
the second largest team and this year we want to
be first. This is a very important event for me as I
knew Chelsea, have children of my own, and value
how this event pulls our community together. I
encourage everyone to sign up for both events.
The winter season is upon us, which means on any
given night there is most likely some kind of
athletic event going on. We have Boys’ and Girls’
Soccer and Basketball, Girls’ Water Polo, Wrestling,
and Roller Hockey. Winter is always a busy season
and coming to an athletic competition, even if you
don’t have athletes, is a great way to support RBHS
and get connected. For exact times and locations
for events, visit our website or click on this link
http://www.powayusd.com/PUSDRBHS/athletics/20142015AthleticResources/Winter%20Schedules%20201415.pdf .
We also have our Robotics, Academic League,
Science Olympiad, and Speech and Debate all
getting ready for their upcoming competitions.
These programs are always looking for parent
volunteers to help out. For more information
about ways to get connected to these programs,
visit our website and contact the advisor for the
group.
http://www.powayusd.com/pusdrbhs/ASB/CLUBS.
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Dave LeMaster
Principal
PTSA PRESIDENT’S
MESSAGE
Dear Bronco Families,
Happy New Year! Although the guests have gone
home, the holiday lights are still up. The fun and
exciting surprise of snow delayed our cleanup
activities and thus we are a little behind.
I am grateful to have this column to write because
it helps me get organized. This half of the school
year has many parents with seniors, like me,
feeling that the world is spinning too fast. The
PTSA is here to help! Mark your calendar for Grad
Fest on January 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the
MPR. This is a time to collect information about
graduation and life after high school.
Get connected with this newsletter. Included is
information for students, parents, and families.
January highlights: parenting classes, Grad Fest,
FOL 5K, and winter sports banquets, oh yea...first
semester finals!
Mark your calendar for the Foundation’s Pasta
Dinner on March 30, with an auction benefiting
many school organizations, including Grad Nite.
These events offer community service
opportunities for students, but really need your
support as parents to guide our students to be the
model citizens we want them to be. And if you
haven’t figured it out by now, we just plain want to
see you on campus. Without you, these programs
would not function and without the programs our
students and teachers would have fewer
resources. Let’s keep our school in its’ highest
esteem by staying connected.
GRAD NITE
Grad Nite will be on campus this year and the
theme is “It’s Personal!” The Committee has been
planning the logistics for Grad Nite. This year we
would like to integrate ALL GRADE LEVEL students
and parents into the planning in order to include
Bronco talent at every level. Many seniors wind up
not knowing anything about Grad Nite. Let’s do
something about this! Join us for a planning
meeting on February 5 at 9:00 am and 6:00 pm in
the Parent Center.
We will be participating in the RB Foundation OnLine Auction and Silent Auction at the Pasta
Dinner. The donations we receive will be
auctioned at this event to make money to reduce
cost for Grad Nite. Contact
[email protected] for more info.
Financial Assistance is available for Grad Nite
tickets. Contact Pat Rock in our Programs Office at
[email protected] or 858-485-4818. Volunteer
hours are needed for scholarships.
JANUARY PILLAR -“FAIRNESS”
Fairness means the quality of making judgments
that are free from discrimination. Confucius was
asked, “Is there one word that may serve as a rule
of practice for all one’s life?” He answered,
“Reciprocity. What you do not want done to
yourself, do not do to others.” This basic principle
is now called the “Golden Rule.”
See you around campus.
Terry Norwood
President
RBHS PTSA
[email protected]
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GRAD NITE VOLUNTEER
OPPORTUNITIES!

Panel painting - one color - 30 panels

Panel painting - designs - simple and
intricate - 10 panels of each

Panel set up - drills, nails, and boards

Food purchasing - with gift cards

Monitor food table at Grad Nite

Electrical set up - Christmas style lights and
extension cords

Electrical set up - spotlights to generator

Security volunteers for Grad Nite - four
people

Casino dealers - six people, two hour shift,
three shifts

Check In - four people

“Car Salesmen” to get donations for Grad
Nite and Auction

“Walking Club” to distribute flyers - attend
meeting to find out details
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“Taxi drivers” to pick up donations

“Friends” to donate time, money, or
services

Bundling baskets for Opportunity Drawings

Flyer designer for events
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Chaperones for Shred-a-Thon
QUESTIONS…contact [email protected]
SHRED-A-THON and e-WASTE EVENT
Jan. 31 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sears Parking Lot, CMR Plaza
This event will help raise funds to support the
RBHS PTSA programs including “No Place for Hate,”
“Kindness Matters” and Grad Nite. The event is
supported by PROSHRED www.proshred.com, Link
Serve E-Waste www.linkservewaste.com, and Terri
Hunter, Keller Williams Realty
www.hunt4homes.info.
 Bring your boxes of SHREDABLES and
donate $5.00 per box or $20.00 for 5 boxes
 $20.00 per hard drive - which includes
destruction for Hard Drive Removal
 $10.00 per hard drive for Hard Drive
Destruction - drives that have already been
removed from computer
 Drop off e-Waste
 TVs
 Computers, monitors, computer towers,
servers, laptops
 LCD, CRT, and plasma screens
 Copiers, printers, printer cartridges
 Faxes, scanners
 Stereo systems, speakers
 VCRs, DVD players
 Telephones, cell phones
 Power cords, cable strips
 Light bulbs
 Alkaline batteries
 Smoke detectors
 Car batteries
 Cans, bottles
 Corrugated cardboard
Through your support last year, the RBHS PTSA
shredded and recycled tons of materials. Please
continue to help the earth and our students by
supporting the RBHS PTSA fundraiser! For
questions call 858-829-5190 or email us at
[email protected]
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Winter Formal
“Winter on the Greens”
Happy New Year, Bronco sports fans! Our winter
sport season has gotten off to a great start and
many of our teams saw action over the holiday
break. Leading the way is our undefeated roller
hockey team, while quality wins have also been
posted by our soccer, basketball, and girls’ water
polo teams. Special congratulation goes to Boys
Soccer Coach Kurt Trecker who earned his 100th
career victory on December 19.
If you are a basketball fan, don’t miss out on the
exciting action as our girls host Carlsbad on January
14, and our boys host San Pasqual on January 16.
Girls’ action begins with the JV game at 5:30 pm,
while our freshman boys tip off at 4:00 pm in the
first game of a triple header. Palomar League play
begins on January 21 for soccer and basketball, so
be sure to check our website for the dates and
times of all athletic contests. This year both
basketball and soccer play on Wednesday/Friday.
A reminder to everyone attending a basketball or
wrestling contest that admission will be charged.
In basketball, Frosh/JV prices are $3.00 for adults
and $2.00 for students while Varsity prices are
$5.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. Admission
prices for wrestling contests are $5.00 for adults
and $4.00 for students.
Finally, spring sport athletes please note that all
completed paperwork for your “Ticket to Play”
must be turned in to the Athletic Office no later
than January 23. Most spring sports will begin on
Saturday February 21, which is during our February
break, so be sure to pick up your “Ticket to Play”
during lunch the week of February 9 - 13. Specific
tryout information will be available on our website
or the Athletic Office window by the beginning of
February.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Saturday, January 31
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Tickets go on sale Jan. 20
starting as low as $38 for
Triple AAA sticker and ASB Card holders.
Tickets will be on sale through
Friday, January 30,
and will not be sold at the door.
Your Time Is Money!
Did you know some companies will match their
employee’s VOLUNTEER hours with a monetary
donation?
http://www.matchinggifts.com/powayusd
Check with your employer about matching fund
opportunities. Help us get 2015 off to a great start
and DONATE at www.rbhs.org/foundation
2015 Invitation
You’re INVITED to attend our meeting on January
14 at 6:00 pm in the RBHS Parent Center to see the
Foundation in action as we discuss important
funding issues affecting your student and RBHS.
“LIKE US” on facebook
Visit www.facebook.com/RBHSFoundation and
press "Like" to support and get updates on the
group's activities that support RBHS students!
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 SENIORS - CAL GRANT AWARDS - SSN’s
 Monday, Jan. 12 - school starts at
7:30 am. No late start today.
 FIRST SEMESTER FINALS
JAN. 13, 14 and 15
See www.rbhs.org for the finals daily schedule.
 FIRST SEMESTER ENDS
FRIDAY, JAN. 16

SECOND SEMESTER BEGINS
TUESDAY, JAN. 20
Periods 1 – 6, Full Day 7:30 – 2:30
 SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULES
All RBHS students receive their class schedules
online by logging into their MyPlan account.
Beginning Saturday, January 17 at 5:00 pm
students can view and print their final schedules.
Tuesday, January 20 will be the first day of class for
second semester. Classes will begin at 7:30 am.
Students are expected to know, or have printed,
their class schedule through their MyPlan
accounts (using StudentVue from any cell phone or
computer at school or home.)
 SENIORS WITH TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
Many colleges have mid-year deadlines for
submitting transcripts.
Please be mindful of those dates when
requesting transcripts through Parchment.
Senior social security numbers need to be on file
with our Registrar, no later than January 31, 2015.
Cal Grant GPA’s, linked to your social security
number, will be submitted to the California
Student Aid Commission via electronic submission
for Cal Grant Awards in early February. This data
works in conjunction with your FAFSA application
for financial aid. Seniors MUST see Mrs. Dickinson,
our Registrar, to confirm that your social security
number is on file and correct.
 COLLEGE APPLICATION UPDATES
Seniors who have added colleges to their Common
Application through Naviance must notify their
counselor ASAP regarding the updates. Counselors
can then send the supporting documents in a
timely manner.
 SENIOR INFORMATION CHECK
Senior parents will receive this form via email on
January 12. This is the final verification request of
your senior’s birth date, legal name and social
security information. All outside courses taken to
fulfill graduation requirements must also be noted
on the back of the form.
A table will be set up in front of the finance office
on January 26 - 30 to drop off the form. The
deadline to return the information is January 30.
No exceptions.
 COLLEGE INFO NIGHT FOR 11th GRADE
PARENTS
Who:
RBHS PARENTS of Juniors only
When: Tuesday, February 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: RBHS Performing Arts Center
In a question and answer format, college
representatives from the UC, Community College
and CSU systems will present information
pertaining to testing, college applications,
recommendations, timelines and resources
available.
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 11th GRADE STUDENTS COLLEGE
INFORMATION MEETING
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 am – 8:30 am – PAC
This will be an important college information
meeting for juniors who plan to apply to four-year
schools.
 12th GRADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WORKSHOP/PALOMAR ASSESSMENT
TEST
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 am – 8:30 am – LPR
If you are planning on attending a community
college in the fall, mark your calendars for
this informational workshop to help smooth the
transition into college. Bring your questions, and
we will provide the answers. Don’t forget to
register for the Palomar Assessment Test on
March 5. You must register at www.palomar.edu
and get your ID number prior to taking the tests.
Information is in the Bronco Center. There is
limited space, so don’t delay.
 FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR PARENTS
OF COLLEGE-BOUND SENIORS
Who:
RBHS and PHS PARENTS of Seniors
When: January 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: RBHS Performing Arts Center
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student
Aid) is a core form that EVERYONE planning on
higher education should complete. In addition to
Federal aid, this form is also used by the State of
California, Colleges (2 and 4-year) and Universities,
and vocational institutions to determine their
financial aid packages. Counselors and a financial
aid representative will be available to review and
answer parents’ questions regarding the FAFSA.
Accurate and timely completion of the FAFSA is
critical to secure and avoid delays in funding. Plan
to spend two hours at this meeting. You may want
to download and bring the FAFSA worksheet
available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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RECORDS OFFICE HOURS
Students: Break, Lunch or after school until
3:00 pm - not during class time
Closed for Lunch: Monday – Friday 12:30 – 1:30
 LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS
Students interested in available scholarships
should check the RBHS web site. Click on
COUNSELING and go to the SCHOLARSHIPS link in
the middle column of the page. Scholarships are
added to the list throughout the year, so check the
list often. See Ms. Geist in the Bronco Center for
assistance. Also visit:
www.finaid.org
www.fastweb.com
www.scholarships.com
www.gmsp.org
www.collegenet.com/mach25 www.zinch.com
www.collegeboard.org/pay
 TAKING COURSES OUTSIDE OF PUSD
According to PUSD Board Policy, all non-PUSD
courses (community college, on-line courses,
courses through non-PUSD high schools) must have
administrative pre-approval before the student
may take the course. The course will not be added
to the RBHS transcript without this pre-approval.
Pre-approval forms and information regarding
accepted outside courses are available in the
Registrar’s Office.
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PARENTS WHO HAVE MOVED
THE POST OFFICE DOES NOT FORWARD
SCHOOL MAIL Even if you fill out a “Forwarding
Notice” the Post Office WILL NOT forward school
mail.
Please contact the following assistants to update
your address:
Arlene Alper – student last names A – G
[email protected] or 485-4800 ext. 4530
Cindy Long – student last names H – On
[email protected] or 485-4800 ext. 4507
Jeanna Szymanski – student last names Oo – Z
[email protected] or 485-4800 ext. 4505
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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
FARMERS INSURANCE GOLF TOURNAMENT
TORREY PINES - TICKETS FOR SALE
REGISTER NOW FOR OUR 5K RUN IN JAN.
Buy tickets for the Farmers Insurance Golf
Tournament on the Torrey Pines golf course on
February 5 - 8. Tickets are $30.00 for a day. The
Friends of the Library can keep $20.00 from each
ticket sale and this all goes toward helping our
Library. Contact Lorrie Russo at
[email protected] for tickets.
On January 25 we will have our second annual 5K
RUN/WALK at the RB Community Center. Our first
5K was a huge success and we hope to have many
more participants this year. You can already
register online for the 2015 event on
www.bookinitforthebronocs5k.com or on our
website www.rbhsfriendsofthelibrary.org
THANK YOU - GIFT WRAPPING AT BARNES
& NOBLE, DEC. 17 - 24
We want to thank everyone who supported our gift
wrapping fundraiser at Barnes & Noble from Dec.
17 through Dec. 24. It was a HUGE success and we
raised just over $3,000 – a record! Thank you to
Shirley Black and her team who organized this
popular fundraiser.
SHOPPING AT AMAZON.COM?
Next time you want to shop on Amazon.com, first
visit our website at
www.rbhsfriendsofthelibrary.org and start your
search with the Amazon.com search box on our
home page. If you do your shopping by going
through our site, Amazon will donate up to 4% of
your purchase to RBHS Friends of the Library. Make
the page a favorite so you don’t forget to go
through our site first.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!
Visit our Facebook page and ‘like’ us to get regular
updates on all our fun activities.
WE NEED MORE FOL BOARD MEMBERS!
Join the energetic group of volunteers who work
toward raising funds to keep our RBHS Library the
best in the District. Contact
[email protected]
GOODBYE TO STEPHANIE HUBNER AND
WELCOME BACK TO BENN VON
WISTINGHAUSEN
We want to give our heartfelt thanks to Stephanie
Hubner who served as Teacher Librarian for the first
semester in the absence of our regular Teacher
Librarian, Benn Von Wistinghausen. Thank you
Stephanie for everything that you did for our
students, teachers and for the Friends of the Library!
Your positive spirit will be missed very much.
Welcome back, Benn! We hope you are well rested
and ready for the challenges of the second semester.
The RBHS PTSA STAYING CONNECTED Newsletter
is a monthly publication for the Rancho Bernardo High School Community
13010 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA 92128 858/485-4800
Dr. John Collins, District Superintendent
David LeMaster, Principal
Terry Norwood, PTSA President
Rebecca Brady, Editor
Publication funded by the RBHS PTSA, Palomar Council PTA, Ninth District, Inc. CCPT
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