Thursday, October 04, 2012

Yearbook Class

THE CLASS STARTS Monday, October 15th at 3:30-4:25

Students may go to the after school program and go to the lab at recess.
These students are enrolled (P=Parent enrolled, P/0=Parent only

1. Caleb B.$
2. Ryan B. (P)$
3. Camryn F.(P)$
4.  Maria S.(P/0)
5. Heather K. (P/O)
6. Sam D. $
7. Evan L. $(P)
8. Hayley H.(P)
9.  Jasmine M.$(P)
10. Mei L.
11. Eden C.$(P)
12. Madison S.$
13. Gabrielle T.$
14. Taylor K.$
15. Dario R.$
16. Claire M$
17. Abby W.$
18. Leah Luis $
19. Trenten B.$ (P)
20. Brett F.$
21. Bellaha'ane B.
22. Melissa I. $
29 Total Enrollment
Wait List
Jane J. (P)
Fisher J.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Physics and Chemistry with Irvin

2012 - 2013     
Rio del Mar Elementary School
Physics & Chemistry Fun with Irvin
$149 tuition     
10     Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 pm.      Grades 2-6     Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28 + Dec. 5
Take the top of this form + tuition to the office before the 1st class. Make checks to Rio del Mar Parent Alliance  Grades 2-6
In Library or Rm 23          Limited to the first 20 students whose first names will be listed on
For information call 423-5925 or email
Please put class dates on your calendar.    A Composition NOTEBOOK and 2 pencils are needed each class.
From the award winning nonprofit education foundation, Outdoor Science Exploration / Classroom Science Fun
A top teacher with OSE/CSF, Irvin teaches 100+ popular science classes at local schools every year.
Active learning physics, chemistry, biology & earth sciences            Essential concepts & special activities with higher level thinking skills
Address/City __________________________________________________________ 950_ _ .
Circle grade  2 3 4 5 6
Email________________________________________Phone(s) _________________________________
EACH series in a year has NEW activities.   There are 2 summer programs with OSE/CSF.    For ages 7-14 there are 24 Day
Adventure Field Trips from which to choose.   AND the Yosemite Backpack is open to some 10+11 year olds and up to age 16.
Science is an essential part of elementary school education. We use the most effective approach, student centered active learning and advanced lessons. This has many clear benefits especially when natural curiosity is abundant and success is important.
Irvin Lindsey is an accomplished, award winning master teacher in practice at elementary through college levels for more than 20 years. He co-created OSE/CSF with Diane Cornell, an award-winning teacher and popular therapist, artist, women’s trip leader, and international environmental trip leader. They have awards, state credentials, share dozens of years of exemplary teaching experience, and see the big need for and benefits of effective science education.
By using this form, you agree not to hold the school, district, Outdoor Science Exploration, or the teacher liable for any injuries incurred during the class. Tuition is refundable up to a week before the 1st class. Students should come prepared to be focused and disciplined out of respect for others. At Irvin’s discretion if behavior is a problem, a student will no longer attend, and tuition is lost. During all that we do photos or video are sometimes taken for family gifts, handouts, quality control, or the nonprofit’s scrapbook. Contact information lets you know about our programs. We have the utmost respect for privacy.
(831) 423-5925                  

  1. Eli K.$

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fall Enrichment Enrollment

Comedy Improv Class
1. Zachary J.$
2. Jade T.$
3. Elisha P.
4. Sebastian R.$
5. Bianca K.$
6. Miles A.$
7. Margaret C.$
8. Skye H.$
9. Arianna K.$
10. Aidan C.
11. Miles B.$

Hip-Hop Dance Class
1. Skye $
2.  Jade T.$
3. Kiana W.$
4. Juliet S.$
5. Gavin S.$
6. Kelsey M.$
7. Nate A.$
8. Cami McDaniel$
9. Camille D.$
10. Sindi S.$
11. Lauren J.$
12. Riley K.$
13. Sarah M.$
14. Madison D.$
15. Dominic D.$
16. Sebastian I.$

Piano Class
1. Kiana W.$
2. Emily P. 
3. Callie W.$ 
4. Cammie M.$ 
5. Sophia D. 
6. Eden C. $
7. Jasmine $ 
8. Brandon P.$ 
9. Peter D. 
10. Abbie R.$ 
Wait List - (If students drop, they are enrolled...Otherwise, they are automatically enrolled in next class in November)
11. Aaron M.$ 
12. Stacy L. 
13. Alena H.$
14. Melanie C. Schl. 
15. Brianna H.$ 
16. McKenna K.$

Guitar Class
1. Lucas C.$
2. Jade T.$
3. Nathan W.$
4. David V.
5. Trenten B.$
6. Kailey B.
7. Keegan M.$
8. Kirsten M.$
9. Heath W.$
10. Nathan N.$
Wait List-Automatically enrolled in next class in November
  1. Trevor A.$
  2. Kieran B.$
  3. Evan R.$
  4. Camille D.
  5. Sophia D.
  6. Sage C.$
  7. Trevor A.
  8. Lesha K.$
  9. Holden $
  10. Jasmine M.$

Chess Class
1. Trevor A.$
2. Josiah S. $
3. Dylan J. $ 
4. Nate A.$
5. Johan G.$ 
6. Ethan W.1/2$ 
7. Jack K.$ 
8. Lily B.$
9. Sebastian I.$

Newspaper Team with Mr. Bryant
1. Gavin S.
2.  Dylan J.
3. Milo R.
4. Evan R. 
5. Miles 
6. Santana R.
7. Madison C.

Physics and Chemistry 
1. Evan R.$ 
2. Eli K.$  
3. Mark Z.$ 
4. Jack E.$
5. Holden E.$ 
6. Cooper D.-$
7. Luke D. -$
8. Hunter C.-$
9. Cindy M.$ 
10. Sammy C.$
11. Sean B.$ 
12. Jacob M.$ 
13. Camrynn F. $ 
14. Jazmin W. $

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

After School Program Starts: Monday, August 27th

Dear Parents,
Rio del Mar Elementary School's After School Program will begin on Monday, August 27th. Our program will run from 2:10 – 4:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Restructured-Day Wednesdays the program will run until 2:05 p.m. As in the past, the primary purpose of this program is to help students with homework and provide academic support and interventions for students that are falling behind grade level standards and who may struggle with the CST Testing.

The program will continue to consist of an hour of tutorial/homework support for students who are in 2nd - 6th grades. If your child completes all of their homework they will participate in an hour of enrichment activities to support student learning. Students are to be honest regarding finishing their homework. If they are not, they will lose fun enrichment class opportunities for two weeks. Enrichment activities will consist of: Sports Leagues, Rock Bands, Guitar, Bass, Computers, Piano, Chess, Ceramics, Arts and Crafts, Cartooning, African Drumming, Games and possibly Choir. Rio’s After School is an open enrollment program and this means that your child may come any day we are in session, or enroll throughout the year.

*For those students who take the bus: there will be a free after school bus that will pick up the students at 4:25 p.m.on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be no bus provided on our Restructured Wednesdays (short days). As a result, students will need to be picked up on Wednesdays at 2:05pm. If you have a transportation problem/concern please call: 728-6324.

**Please remember to pick up your child promptly each day at 4:25 p.m. After three warnings for getting picked up late, your child will be required to take the free after school bus home.

*There will be no after school program on Fridays or during Parent/Teacher Conferences in October. Snacks and drinks will be provided each day. Keep an eye out for all-calls at home for new classes and holiday weeks because there will be days that we will not be in session throughout the year.

*When school begins, please send a check for $250 for each child to attend Rio’s After School Program. This fee helps pay staff, a Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, supplies, curriculum, books, equipment, prizes and much more. Scholarships are available for students in need. This one time fee is a small sum compared to the hundreds of dollars you would pay at other programs each month. Checks are preferred and they should be made out to the RDM Parent Alliance. The district cut each Aptos School's after school program by $10,000.

Have a great school year,

J Martin Sweet
5th Grade Teacher/After School and Music Coordinator – Questions? E-mail:
Check the after school blog frequently at:


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Final Physics Class With Irvin/PIANO

Physics Class Enrollment-March 14-May 23rd
1. Mark Z.$
2. Sebastian R.$
3. Adam F.$
4. Holden E.$
5. Hunter C.$
6. Liam B.$
7. Sebastian I.$
8. Camryn F.$
9. Miles B.$
10. Nate T.$
11. Sammy C.$
12. Lucas C.$
13. Riley M.$
14. Eli K.$

Jasmine M.$
Arielle S.$
Miranda S.$
Tommy V.$
Keegan M.
Ryan B.$
Brandon P.
Sky H.$
Keala C.
Ashley G.$
Kirsten M.$

Wednesday, February 08, 2012


Arielle S.$
Miranda S.$
Keegan M.

Jake L.$
Carter B.$
Marcus C.$
Cameron C.$
Kody T.$
David M.$
Owen M.$
Waiting List

Ethan W.
Sonny C.
Heath W.
Cameron C.
Cooper H.
Gage H.
Sebastian R.
Mack N.
Juliet S.

Raphael S.$
Ruben S.$
Mauricio S. $
Olivia B.$
Miles A.
Nate A.
Jordan B.$
Logan S.

Friday, February 03, 2012


Our after school has open enrollment Monday - Thursdays. Your child is invited to come any day to get homework support, or have opportunities to join exciting enrichment classes.
Mrs. Mitchener, our Math Specialist, works with 2nd and 3rd graders on Tuesdays at 2:30 and 4th-6th graders on Thursdays at 2:30, as well. Furthermore, Ms. Terry works with students who need extra support in reading on Wednesdays at 12:30-2:00pm.
Coming soon we have some exciting new classes at the after school. Check out the links on the side of the blog to sign up!

See you at the school where kind hearts and open minds rule!
Mr. Sweet
Questions? E-mail me at: