News and Announcements

Congratulations to our Eagles!!!

A big round of applause to our awesome Eagles who have now read 40,000 books this year!! Yes, 40,000!! A big thank you to Miss Cindy, our amazing librarian for encouraging our students to read. If you're not receiving emails when your student tests online, please contact Miss Cindy for assistance.
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Saturday School is now available!!!

Starting Saturday February 22nd, Rivera Elementary will be offering Saturday School to all students who have missed valuable instructional time. This is great opportunity for our school. The following dates are scheduled: 03/22, 04/05, 04/26, 05/10, 05/17. If you are interested in having your student attend a Saturday School session please speak with your student's teacher.
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Morning salutes and the Awesome Eagle announcement

Dear Parents,
Starting this Monday, February 10th, we will begin to recite the flag salute and character counts pledge every morning at 8:15 am. At this time we will also recognize our Awesome Eagle of the day. An Awesome Eagle is a student who displays great character and chooses to do their best on a daily basis. We would like to start to recognize our students who demonstrate great character more often. So, parents please try your best to get your students here by 8:15am.
Thank you,
Mr. Sermeno
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Food Menu now available online!

In an effort to reduce the cost of copying and to save some trees the district has now made the food menu available online. We will no longer be making copies but, directing parents and students to view the menu online. It's simple! Just click on the heading above titled "Students" then click "Food Menu" and you will be directed right to the menu.
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HUGE Box Top news!!

In normal Rivera Elementary stride, our Eagles have collected the highest amount of box tops in our school’s history! All their hard work has generated the largest reimbursement check we have ever received. The total is a whopping $1,650! Our current student council president, Citlali Adame states, "I challenge all Rivera Elementary Eagles to bring in $2,000 next year". As we know, when our Eagles put their minds to something there is no limit how far they will soar.
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New Attendance Notification System for El Rancho USD

Parents in El Rancho Unified know that any time their child is absent from school, they receive a recorded phone message notification from the school. Parents can then work with the school staff if they have any questions or reply to the school to notify them of the reason for the absence if they had not done that already. As of September 2013, El Rancho USD has implemented a new and updated system for contacting parents through the mail. This notifies parents of excessive or unexcused absences, informs parents about specific attendance issues and hopefully assists parents to avoid student truancies. The key purpose of this program and system is to work with our parents and students on the importance of regular attendance which gives schools the best opportunity to provide a quality education for all children.
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A HUGE thank you to the Rivera Elementary Staff, students, parents, and local community businesses for helping our 5th grade students raise a grand total of $11,300 for Outdoor Science School!!!!

A big thank you to the following local businesses:

Papa John's Pizza, L.A. Jacks, Home Town Buffet, Subway on Whittier Blvd., Porto's in Downey, Fresh & Easy, Taco Boy, Wing Stop, JT's Merchandise Outlet, Chilis, See's Candies, Sally's Beauty Supply, In N Out, Tommy's Burgers, Casa Gamino, Tamarack, Hair ProFusion, Burger Stop, Amanda Ramirez our Tupperware Consultant, Purnima Mali, DJ C Rhythm, Wendy's, Big Saver Market, Rivera Parents and Our Wonderful Rivera Elementary Staff!!
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CLICK HERE to Help us earn up to $10,000 from Target!

Here's what you need to know....

Simply click on the link below and vote for it weekly until September 21 or until $5 million has been awarded, whichever occurs first. It takes just 25 votes to start. After that, Target will donate $25 to your selected school. Upon receiving 25 votes, each additional vote equals $1 more for up to $10,000 per school.

Thank you for all your continued support!
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Students Named as Most Caring for Month of May

Rivera Elementary teachers recognized those students who during the month of May demonstrated the Character Counts trait of Caring for their classes. Students honored were Kindergarten - Vanessa Delgado, Jenelle Dominguez, Daisy Hernandez, Aiesha Tejada and Keira Vasquez; First Grade - Frank Bermudez, Andre Lomeli, Javier Martinez, Aliyah Ortiz and Lucia Saucedo; Second Grade - VIctor Argueta, Matthew RIvera, Thomas Rodriguez and Jennifer Zuniga; Third Grade - Celeste Arellano, Jeremiah Figueroa, Juan Perez and Frida Rivas; Fourth Grade - Isabella Anguiano, Leonard Heras, Dana Lopez and Lizbeth Perez and Fifth Grade - Natalia Buenrostro and Kimberly Ramirez.
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Trustworthy Students Named for Month of April

Rivera Elementary teachers recognized those students who during the month of April demonstrated the Character Counts trait of Trustworhty for their classes. Students honored were Kindergarten - Daisa Arce, Josie Contreras, Vanessa Delgado, Jayden Larez and Joseph Martinez; First Grade - Elise Buenrostro, Ruby Paz, Jay Vera, Mary Vidana and Francisco Zuno; Second Grade - Korina Carrasco, Leah Salazar, DIego Sanchez and Janelle Valenzuela; Third Grade - Winona Andueza, Brenda Macias Duenas and Abraham Rojas; Fourth Grade - Diana Delgado, Krystal Duran, Amanda Morales and Rianna Torres and Fifth Grade - Marta Acosta, Clarissa Morales and Gabriela Rodarte.
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