Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

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Rio Americano High School

The Mirada


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PTSA is looking for members to join the nominating committee. It’s that time of the year again when the PTSA is looking for PTSA members to fill vacancies in the  2013-2014 PTSA board as well as chair some vital committees. The nominating committee is formed in January for a very brief period of time. It consists of five members, who spend a few hours of their time trying to fill the vacancies by calling and emailing other PTSA members.  It’s fun, quick and very important! If  you are interested or have any questions, please email Astrid Kinn at .


Wondering what to do with your tax refund? Donate to the Friends of Rio!


The Rio Americano PTSA kicked off the Friends of Rio campaign in December but we still need your help.  Donations support the 30th Annual Fashion Show Musical Event – an annual entertainment extravaganza, scheduled for May 19.  This important event serves as the largest PTSA fundraiser and plays a key role in providing funds which support the students and staff at Rio.

We need your help now!

Become a “Friend of Rio” donor by making a tax-deductible donation today! Click Here ( to donate online; or print this form ( to send your donation by mail.

Help us reach our “Friends of Rio” fundraising goal of $15,000 and ensure a successful Fashion Show Fundraiser. Thank you for your support of the PTSA


Presentations Scheduled for Grad Night, Fashion show:


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27: 4pm -5:30pm
Location: Rio Big Gym

Save These Dates for Rio’s ‘Fashion Show Musical Event’
Information Meeting and First Chance Model Application Distribution

Also to include a Brief presentation on Grad Night,
Senior Trip, and Other Graduation Week information

This year’s Fashion Show Musical Event Date Is:

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Show Event
Location: Rio Big Gym
Please contact Jen Goldwyn with any questions at:




All VICCI volunteers who wish to participate in the Sophomore interviews on February 12 and 13, need to attend the ‘Sophomore Interview Training’ class on January 29, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Library. Bring a notepad and pen and we will update you on information pertaining to the Sophomore interviews. If you have any questions, contact Linda Kramer, (972-1810).

If you are interested in becoming a ‘new’ VICCI volunteer, you can attend the Jan 29 meeting also and we will have a board member avaliable to give you the ‘Basic Training’ so you can participate in the February interviews. Contact Linda Kramer if you would like to become a new volunteer.


Mock SAT or ACT Exam – Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00am-12:30pm.
Cost is $25.00


Come back for Exam Results on Wed Feb. 12th 6-7pm


Registration forms are in the main office and counseling office. Also, form link at bottom of this newsflash.


Return your registration form and money to the main office.


The opportunity is called a Mock SAT or Mock ACT because we simulate the actual SAT or ACT. A great way to have a dry run on your own school campus and support Rio VICCI.
Questions contact Vivien Kulenich 916-485-8866.


Raleys Shoppers


If you have not already done so, please log into your Something Extra account and go to the ‘Extra Credit’ tab (in the managing your account section) to register as a supporter of Rio Athletic Boosters.  By doing so Rio will get credit for your purchases.  If you need help signing up send us an email at    We also have Raleys/BelAir scrip gift cards in $25 and $100 denominations!!   Scrip News We still have a limited supply of $5 Starbucks and $25 Chipotle gift cards.  To purchase these or any other scrip gift cards, email Kelley Shelton at


It’s Coming!! It’s Coming!! The Rio Raider Crab & Pasta Feed!


Com’ on Everybody!!   You’re ALL invited to the 3rd Annual Rio Americano Pasta-Crab Feed-Auction!Saturday, February 9, doors open at 5:00, dinner served at 6:30!  Hurry, tickets are selling fast, $49. Proceeds will be used to update baseball facilities.  Tell your friends!  Come as a group andlet’s have some Fun! Just think…$5 per ticket purchased goes back to your  Rio sport or group! See the flyer below for information.


Lady Raider Basketball


Did you know the Lady Raiders are undefeated in league play?  Their first league game against El Camino was a nail biter with your lady Raiders coming out on top 64-63 in overtime.   The Lady Raiders beat Cordova 45-29 in game 2 and Whitney 61-34 in game three.  Come out and see your Lady Raiders play some exciting basketball Tuesday, (1/22) at Mira Loma and Thursday, (1/24) home against Antelope. Games times are Freshmen@ 4:00, JV@ 4:45 and Varsity@ 7:15.


Go Lady Raiders!




Come support your Lady Raiders and a great cause on Wednesday, January 30th for the Rio Girls Basketball game versus El Camino! American Heart Association will be selling ‘Rock the Beat’ t-shirts for $15, and all profits will be donated to their awesome organization. Game times are: Frosh 4:15 pm; JV 5:45 pm; Varsity 7:15 pm.




Conditioning has begun for spring softball.  It is not too late to join.  Conditioning is Monday through Friday 3:15-4:30, and will continue through the end of January.  Tryouts for spring softball will begin Monday, February 4.  If you are interested in playing softball this spring, come out to conditioning, meet the coaches, or sign up at the athletic office.  If you have any questions contact Coach Martinez at


Grad Night 2013 needs Rio Parents


Parents needed to help bring this fun filled evening to our seniors.  The Grad Night Committee is looking for parents to help with various tasks during the event.  Without parent involvement Grad Night will not be a possibillity. Please contact Gina Richardson at or Dawnra Hodges at to help give our seniors a safe and sober night of fun.




Seniors, you do not want to miss this year’s Grad Night Celebration. The location is a secret but let’s just say it is a wide open space with lots of great music, super yummy food and fun activities for everyone. So put on some comfy clothes, gather up your classmates, and join in the last big celebration of your senior year. Tickets are $50 until February 16th, after that the price will incease to $75, so save some money and order soon. See forms below


Eat at Matteo’s, Sunday, January 27, and support the Senior Class:


Enjoy eating out or take out at Mateo’s on Sunday, January 27th. Stop by any time for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Mention ‘Rio Senior Class’ and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Senior Class Budget.  Help support the Senior class as it prepares to pay for graduation and the senior trip. Matteo’s Pizza and Bistro  –  Five Points Center – Arden and Fair Oaks Blvd.


Pennies for Patients Program is coming to Rio February 5th to the 26th!


Pennies for Patients helps patients and their families stricken with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease. Students can help by bringing cents to their classroom February 5th to the 26th. Parents can donate by going to the Rio Pennies for Patients website at:  Please donate to help us reach our goal of 1,000 dollars and benefit such a great program!




The Flash is sent out every Tuesday. If you have an article to submit for the Rio Flash, please send it to Kristen Calderon at no later than the prior Friday. Please make sure all submissions are in an article format – not flyer format. Flyers may be attached to the article. Articles may run 2 consecutive weeks. Anything running past two weeks, must be re-written to keep the Flash ‘fresh’. Please feel free to email me or call 916-549-5247 with any questions.

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