Sierra Elementary School

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Book Fair - Nov. 17-20

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After your parent teacher conference next week, come visit our Book Fair! We are open November 17th-20th from 9:30-3:00. We are also in need of a few volunteers to support our fair.  If you are available, please click on the following link -
Square One Art - sent home Nov. 4

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Your child will bring his/her Square 1 Art catalog home today.  There are many new items available to order with your child’s incredible art that will make cherished gifts for years to come while supporting the art program at Sierra Elementary School.  You may order online or with the form on the catalog. All form orders must be turned in by November 14, 2014.  The products will arrive at Sierra by December 11, 2014. Thank you so much for supporting our art program!
Family Reading Night & PTC - sent home Nov. 3

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Come to our FAMILY READING NIGHT this Wednesday, November 5 from 6-7 pm.  Our PTC meeting will be held in the staff lounge starting at 6 pm if you would like to attend.  Family Reading Nights are the 1st Wednesday of each month in the library.  Come listen to our fabulous teachers read a story and then do a craft/activity based on the monthly theme. The computer lab will be open for AR testing.

Please mark your calendars for the following Family Reading Nights:

Nov 5 – Fall Surprise
Dec 3 – Caring and Cookies
Jan 7 – Winter Wonderland
Feb 4 – Around the World
Mar 4- All Things Seuss
April 8 – Earth Day
May 6 – Sharks and the Sea

Rachel's Challenge

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The Sierra Elementary PTC is proud to bring Rachel’s Challenge to our campus on Wednesday, September 10th at 6 PM.  All students will attend a grade-appropriate assembly that provides the key message of kindness and compassion and the positive effect it has on their educational environment. All 6th graders and some 5th graders will also participate in a 90 minute workshop called “Friends of Rachel” that will establish leadership to promote the program throughout the year.
Who is Rachel? Rachel Joy Scott was the first student killed in the Columbine tragedy in 1999. She was known for reaching out to new students, those who were labeled as “different” and defended those who were teased by others. A short time before her death at age 17 she wrote:
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."

Her parents began Rachel’s Challenge in order to carry her message to campuses and organizations throughout the country and the world. In order for the program to be a success it is important that parents attend the community event offered in the Sierra Elementary multi-purpose room from 6:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 10th. Because the content is more in-depth and serious in nature, it is recommended for 7th graders and above; 6th graders can certainly attend at their parent’s discretion. (It is absolutely not recommended for kids in grades K-5; there will be no babysitting provided so please do not bring children who are not at least in 6th grade to this event.)

Please make every effort to attend the free community event on Wednesday, September 10th from 6:00-7:00 PM at Sierra Elementary. Feel welcome to invite neighbors and/or friends with teenagers as well. It will be worth every minute of your time!

Water Conservation

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At the February 5 Board Meeting, our School Board authorized staff to voluntarily and proactively proceed with implementing water conservation methods immediately.  RUSD is one of the largest users of water in Placer County.  

Please click HERE to read about our water conservation efforts in RUSD. 

Sierra Teachers Honored

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Congratulations Sierra teachers!
Jeri Farmer - Sierra Elementary 2013-2014 Employee of the Year
Nell Hildebrand - Sierra Elementary 2013-2014 Teacher Who Makes a Difference