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May 2015 Newsletter
May 7, 2015
Dear Rio Linda Preparatory Academy Families:
Thank You Students and Parents: We had a tremendous turn out for the Second Trimester Award Presentation last month. So many people showed up we ran out of chairs and had to open cafeteria tables for more seating. It is gratifying to see the pride in parents’ faces as students were called to the stage to receive their certificates. In turn each recipient gave a long stem rose to their families to thank them for their support in making their success possible. Also thanks to teachers and school staff who helped with the ceremony.
Civics Award Plaque Presentation:
Superior Judge Brown will present RLPA with a Civic Learning Award on Friday, May 29, 2015, in the morning. In addition, as a Civic Learning Award recipient, our school will be invited to join State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, at the regional 2015 California School Recognition Program event.
ASES Parent Academy
ASES, the after school program at RLPA will be hosting an 8 session parent workshop starting on Monday, May 4, twice a week every week in May. Through these 8 sessions, parents will gain the knowledge and skills to help their children navigate through the education system by understanding Common Core, understanding the steps of applying for college, and using the Career Pillars program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn Baker at 916-267-1258 or email at Shawn@sccsc.org.
Second month of state testing
At the end of April students in the 7th grade finished the first round of on-line state testing called Smarter Balanced. Students had the opportunity to take a challenging English and math test employing 21st century skills. Testing continues this month with 8th grade testing for two weeks followed by students in grades 5 and 6 who will finish Smarter Balanced testing by the end of the month. The results of Smarter Balanced testing will be shared with parents later this year. The information the school gets from this test will help us plan better instruction for next year.
School Dress Code:
Parents, please help us to maintain our school dress code. As the weather gets warmer students need to be more conscious about what is and is not acceptable to wear at school. Students cannot wear shorts that are too short and cannot wear t-shirts with inappropriate messages on them. If you have any questions about the dress code, you may speak with our Vice Principal, Mr. Cunningham, at (916) 566-2720, ext. 66095.
RLPA Makes a Difference at MESA Competition
Last month on April 18 students from RLPA won numerous prizes at the Elementary MESA competition. Over 400 students from the Sacramento Valley competed in different categories. We are pleased to announce that our students brought back ten medals. Here is the list of our winners:
Jamie Harton and Jayna Gallegos Ruiz, Third Place - Kapla Block Towers
Diana Gorelkin, Third Place and McKenzie Griffin, Second Place – Strength to Weight Ratio for Tongue Depressor Bridges
Brandon Thao, Third Place – Sail Car Design for Distance
Diana Gorelkin, Third Place, Mathieu Vang, First Place – Roebling Bridge Engineering and Design
Alicia Ledesma, Third Place and Scarlet Coronel Santos, First Place – Weight Bearing Straw Towers
Diana Gorelkin, Second Place – King Kong Bridge for Maximum Load
Kyle Francis, $50 Scholarship – Outstanding MESA Student of the Year
6th Grade Camping Trip Rescheduled:
Our 6th grade trip to Grizzly Creek Ranch in Portola scheduled originally in April had to be rescheduled to June 9-11. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Trip to the Washington DC area for 2016!
Ms. Glover will be accompanying over a dozen RLPA students to the Washington area this summer. She is happy to announce that planning is underway for another summer trip in 2016. If you are interested in next year’s trip, please contact Ms. Glover.
Your student’s safety is our concern. Due to budget cuts, we cannot supervise students before the times specified below and cannot assume responsibility for your child on campus before that time. Please take note of authorized arrival times:
• 8:20am --Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria • 8:30--Students may enter campus (not before)
• 10:20am --Students may eat breakfast in the cafeteria • 10:30--Students may enter campus (not before)
Important Dates This Month:
Families are important to the teachers and staff at the Rio Linda Preparatory Academy. Together, we are developing a stronger campus and promoting a positive learning environment for all of our students.
RLPA & Stella the Solar car make it into "N" Magazine
Click HERE November Issue of N Magazine features Stella (solar-powered family car) at Rio Linda Prep (Sept. 18)
Click HERE District slideshow, in case you missed it.
TR Summer Programs
Twin Rivers will offer summer school courses for students who are currently enrolled in the district's schools and need to recover credits. TR is also partnering with local community-based organizations to offer 15 different summer programs serving 1st through 8th graders.
Click on the links for more information.
Health & Wellness Fair
Local residents without vision insurance can obtain free comprehensive eye exams and glasses during a Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 30, at the Joe Mims Jr. Hagginwood Community Center, 3271 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento.
The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must make an appointment in advance for eye exams.
Click on the link for more information
Congratulations 2015-2016 Teachers of the Year
Two teachers will represent Twin Rivers in the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education. READ MORE
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, June 19, 2015 the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights.
Letter from Superintendent Martinez / Area 5 Election
Voters in Area 5 elected Sonja Cameron as their representative to serve on the Board of Trustees in TRUSD.
Please click HERE to read a letter to all members of our school community.
Welcome to the 2013-14 school year at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy! To start off, here are some individual grade level guides to having a successful year at the prep; each one is catered to the four grade levels at our site (5th-8th) and is in line with the new Common Core standards rolling out this year. We're looking forward to a great year with our amazing students!
Pay for school lunch online!!!
You can pay for your child's school lunch online by going to http://www.mynutrikids.com/. You will need to have your child's permanent ID number to register and there is a small fee each time you make a payment.
Many of the teachers at RLPA are excited that our school has purchased Accelerated Reader (AR) for our site. Students read book, take quizzes on them, and then are rewarded for their hard work. You will find a link to the AR site on the right-hand site of this page in our quick links section. Also, you can refer to this page for directions regarding AR.
TWIN RIVERS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or email@example.com. A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal, Superintendent of Human Resources/Labor Relations (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Dr. Jacqueline Perez, 916-566-1736 or Jacqueline.firstname.lastname@example.org . A copy of TRUSD uniform complaint or TRUSD non-discrimination policy are available upon request.
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Stella the Solar Car 2014
Rio Linda Preparatory Academy is proud to have world famous award winning Stella the Solar car visit our campus!
Stella Goes USA!
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School Wide Kendama Ban
Due to an over abundance of issues related to kendamas being on campus, starting Monday October 28, 2013, kendamas will not be allowed on campus at Rio Linda Preparatory Academy. Students should keep their kendamas at home or risk them being confiscated by school staff. Unfortunately, the rise of problems such as theft, students/staff being hit by kendamas, and class distractions have alleviated to the point that a school wide ban has become necessary at RLPA. Any questions or concerns should be directed to school staff or administration.
New Online Webstore!
Rio Linda Preparatory Academy has recently opened up a new online webstore! Purchase your student's essential school supplies at the following link: