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Individual student, classroom and office supplies are always very much appreciated. Please click here for requested donations for the school year.


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Alameda County has confirmed 5 cases of measles in 2015, and is investigating many other suspect cases. Four of these cases are associated with the Disneyland outbreak.  As of 1/16/15, 41 cases of measles have been confirmed in California, 36 with similar exposure to Disneyland parks, and 5 others confirmed in other states and 1 in Mexico. Outbreaks such as this are a reminder that all children and adults should make sure that they are either immune or have been vaccinated against measles. For assistance in obtaining access to health care and vaccines, please contact your school site nurse. For more information about measles and Alameda County’s Public Health Department response, please visit http://www.acphd.org/measles.aspx


The LVJUSD School Nurses are continually monitoring information from Alameda County Public Health regarding communicable diseases. This year, in addition to seasonal flu, we are also tracking updates and recommendations regarding Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola. For additional information, please visit http://www.acphd.org/

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Principal's Message

Happy New Year Rancho Families!


It’s hard to believe that the holiday season has come and gone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I wish you good health, success and happiness in 2015.


I am very proud of our Rancho students! They have done a tremendous job! Our staff has worked hard to provide opportunities for our children and we appreciate the families who support Rancho School. Special thanks to the PTA board members who continue to do more than their share to ensure our children are benefitting the most from everyone’s donations of time and money. Thank you to Anna Stanley and Joyce Pokorny for fundraising for camp. As we move into 2015 I encourage all of us to take a moment to reflect on our lives and be thankful for all we have. There are so many families who are less fortunate than others.


One additional topic I would like to share with my school community is why reading is so important for children. We’re always telling children that books and reading are good for them but have we ever really thought about why that’s true? What do younger kids get from being read to? Does reading matter?


The purpose to my newsletter this month is to say that, yes it’s true, reading really is important! The more children read, the better they become at reading. It’s as simple as that. Reading is an important skill that needs to be developed in children. Not only is it necessary for survival in the world of schools and (later on) universities, but in adult life as well.


One of my New Year resolutions is to read to my own children more. The more young children are read to, the greater their interest in mastering reading. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing. It enhances the development of their spoken language skills, their ability to express themselves verbally.


Reading by way of books, magazines or websites exposes kids to new vocabulary. Even when they don’t understand every new word, they absorb something from the context that may deepen their understanding of it the next time the word in encountered. When parents read aloud to children, the children also hear correct pronunciation as they see the words on the pages even if they can’t yet read the words on their own.


Please join me as we kick off the New Year in opening up new worlds and enriching our childrens lives through the power of reading! It really does matter!



Steve Martin





Today: 1/29/15
All Day: 4th grade Camp Arroyo
All Day: Rancho Spellathon
3:00 PM Young Rembrandts Art


Attendance Line

Call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2


If you would like the newsletter emailed to you, please send an email to Carolyn Allen.

Lost & Found

Don't forget to put your child's name on their belongings and to check the Lost & Found often! Everything will be donated to charity monthly.

Student Registration

Click HERE to register students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Kindergarten 2014-15

What to Expect in Kindergarten is an informative presentation about helping your student succeed in Kindergarten.

Rancho - A Cool School

Click here to watch the Rancho video clip from KPIX Channel 5 on January 24, 2014.



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