Individual student, classroom and office supplies are always very much appreciated. Please click here for requested donations for the school year.
Information about both Common Core and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP or Smarter Balanced Assessments), can be found here.
Practice tests for the online Smarter Balanced Assessments can be found here.
Click HERE for important news and information from our school nurse.
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/
Welcome to Rancho Las Positas
TK PROGRAM WINS GOLDEN BELL AWARD
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District was honored for the Transitional Kindergarten Program (SPROUTS) at the 35th Annual Golden Bell Awards Program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA).
Banana Slug Band
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Dear Rancho Parent Community,
I hope your New Year is off to a rewarding and healthy start! As I walk around the Rancho campus, I am always very pleased with our students’ manners. Good manners give a child the confidence to face anything and feel comfortable! They also allow children the opportunity to focus on the situation at hand, whether it’s learning something new, listening to the teacher, or socializing with classmates. Experts agree that well-mannered children grow up to be more liked by their peers and they become better leaders. I have compiled a list of 25 manners that I recently read in Parents Magazine – “please” read the list below – “thank you!”
Manner #1: When asking for something, say "Please."
Manner #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you."
Manner #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.
Manner #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation
Manner #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.
Manner #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
Manner #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.
Manner #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
Manner #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
Manner #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.
Manner #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
Manner #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
Manner #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.
Manner #14: Don't call people mean names.
Manner #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.
Manner #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
Manner #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."
Manner #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.
Manner #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
Manner #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new.
Manner #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
Manner #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!
Manner #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.
Manner #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
Manner #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
Steve Martin, Principal
Call the attendance line to report your child's absence at 925 606-4748 opt 2
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.
Click HERE to register students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.
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.