Thursday, December 05, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013


HIP HOP DANCE-Fridays-Starts December 5th
  1. Ashton J.-2nd$
  2. Jillian W. 2nd$
  3. Maile A.-2nd$
  4. Patrick M.-3rd-$
  5. Mariana M.$ 
  6. Anastasia J.-4th
  7. Andrew M.-4th  $
  8. Jose K.$ 
  9. Clara C. 2nd-$
  10. Devin B.-2nd-$
  11. Savanna D.-2nd-$
  12. MacKenzie G.-2nd-$ 
  13. Lukas

PIANO (Class is one starts in March)
  1. Mitchel B.$-2nd 
  2. Savanna D.$-2nd 
  3. Ava C.-$-2nd
  4. Cole G.-$-2nd
  5. David K.-3rd
  6. Elias V.$
  7. Elizabeth C.$-4th
  8. Kate W.$-5th
  9. Ava G.-$-5th
  10. Jacob K.$.-5th

  1. Ethan S.-2nd-$
  2. Elijah H.-2nd-$
  3. Dylan B.-2nd-$
  4. Lucio C.2nd
  5. Ryan M.-2nd-$
  6. Nick H.-2nd-$
  7. Ellie C.-2nd-$
  8. Samer A.-2nd-$
  9. Grace H.-2nd-$
  10. Megan K.-2nd-$
  11. Atlee H.-2nd-$
  12. Aiden H.-2nd$ 
  13. Andrew Cox-2nd-$
  14. Mairin M.-4th-$ 
  15. Mark Z.-4th-$
  16. Luke D.-$
  17. Hunter C.-$-5th

  1. Kiley K.
  2. Star E.-5th
  3. Taylor K.-5th
  4. Jose K.-2nd
  5. Angelique N.-2nd
  6. Maile A. 2nd
  7. Bret M.-5th
  8. Carson S.-5th
  9. Trenten B.-5th
  10. Miles B.-5th
  11. Andrew B.-4th
  12. Riley K.-4th
  13. Giselle G.-4th
  14. Nate T.-5th
  15. Riley T.-3rd
  16. Chloe M.-3rd
  17. Taylor B.-
  18. Caden P.-3rd
  19. Evan B.-3rd
  20. Mateo R.-3rd

Andrew B. 4th
Callie W.-4th
Mikaela C.-4th
Juliet S.-5th
Jesse C.-5th
Aliya H.-5th
Aidan M.-5th
Jasmine M.-6th

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Sign up for an amazing enrichment class at our after school program by clicking the link to the right. Please sign and return the form with the donation to enroll. The classes start soon at the beginning of December so sign up before they fill up!

Hip Hop Dance
Random Acts of Kindness Club
Newspaper Team
Talent Show Sign Ups

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rio Rock Bands 2013!

Rio del Mar has TWO new rock bands this year! A big congrats goes out to ALL students who bravely shared their skills on stage last Friday.
Friday, September 27th, Band 1 will practice at 2:10-3:15 followed by band 2 from 3:15-4:15pm next week in the cafeteria. Bring your instruments and put them on the stage in the morning. I'll tune them so we are ready to rock! Start thinking of creative band names. I will hand out the band policy form on Monday that each child will need to read, go over with their parents, sign and return. I will also give each child the songs along with the chord charts. Please add Spotify, if possible, which is the best Internet based music software to share songs. If you have Facebook, it is very easy for adults to sign up. I will post our playlists online and share them with you once I get back all of your e-mails next Friday. Make sure to practice and be ready to rehearse our new songs together this week!
Songs 1+2
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Pork and Beans-Weezer
Cuts Like a Knife
Band 1-
Guitar-Heath W.
Guitar-Sebastian R.*if possible
Bass-Juliet S.
Drums-Kelly M.
Keys-Nate A.

A Day in the Life-Beatles
Beat It-Michael Jackson
 Band 2-
Vocals-John A.
Guitar-Sebastian R.
Bass-Jordan B.
Drums -Jake L.
Keys-Barabara T.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

After School Program Starts Monday, August 26th

Dear Parents,
Rio del Mar Elementary School's After School Program will begin on Monday, August 26th. Our program will run from 2:05 – 4:25 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays the program will run until 2:10 p.m. The primary purpose of this program is to help students with homework and provide academic support/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 in 2nd through 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 fail to be honest in this regard, they will lose fun enrichment class opportunities for two weeks. Enrichment activities will consist of: Sports Leagues, Rock Bands, Guitar, Cartooning, Legos, Computers, Piano, Chess, Ceramics, Arts and Crafts, Actor's Theater, 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.

*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. If you have questions about bus transportation problem/concern, please call: 728-6324.

**Please remember to pick up your child promptly each day at 4:25 p.m. and 2:10 on WEDNESDAYS After three late pick-ups, 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. All-calls will be made to keep parents updated for enrichment classes coming soon.

*When school begins, the suggested donation is $250 to fund the program Rio’s After School Program. This one-time donation for the school year pays for a Reading Specialist, Math Specialist, staff, supplies, curriculum, books, equipment, prizes and much more. This amount is a small sum compared to the hundreds of dollars you would pay at other programs each month and without it, after school will lose key parts of the program. Checks are preferred and they should be made out to the RDM Parent Alliance.

J Martin Sweet
5th Grade Teacher/After School & Music Coordinator – Questions? E-mail:
Check the after school blog frequently at:
I would like my child to participate in the after school program.

Child’s Name______________________________Teacher____________________Grade_______
Monday                   Tuesday                   Wednesday                          Thursday

__________                __________                ___________                          ____________
(Initial Days)

___________________   _______________     ____________________________________
Parent’s Name                        Cell Phone              E-mail Address (Write neatly in print)

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM to your teacher, or the office with the donation

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


The Talent Show Auditions are coming soon on Wednesday, January 23rd at 12:30 pm in the Cafeteria. Turn in the forms by Friday, January 18th. The form link is on the right side of the blog.