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Rescue Union School District

Superintendent's Office

     Cheryl Olson
   Superintendent
   2390 Bass Lake Road
   Rescue, CA 95672
   Phone: (530) 672-4810
   Fax: (530) 677-0719
 
   Administrative Assistant
   Phone: (530) 672-4810
   Fax: (530) 677-0719

Message from the Superintendent - November 3, 2017

Dear Rescue Families,
 
Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. I love the weather, beautiful leaves, crisp air, and the season of giving thanks. I can tell you from my heart I have many things for which to be thankful. I certainly am deeply grateful to be here with you all in the Rescue Union School District. I am honored and blessed to be a part of this community serving the most wonderful students and families and staffs in the state! Be sure to take a bit of time this month to reflect on what you are thankful for as well. It is good for us all to do that once in awhile.
 
This has been another busy month. Every school held extremely popular and successful Harvest Festivals or fall events. It was interesting to see the similarities and differences among them, but the common thread was kids and families having FUN! Thank you parents and staffs for all you did to make them so wonderful. The Halloween parades were entertaining as well. The costumes were clever and creative. I particularly enjoyed seeing teachers and staffs dress up! In fact, several whole staffs dressed up in a theme, such as Pleasant Grove staff all dressed as Where’s Waldo, Jackson staff dressed as Trolls, and the district office staff all dressed up as kids.
 
November promises to be yet another busy month, with one day in particular being very important: Veteran’s Day. I am grateful that so many of our schools take time to honor our veterans, and share with our students the importance of veterans and the sacrifice they have made over the centuries, first to give us our freedom, and now to keep us safe and to preserve our freedom. Our country is a beautiful mosaic tapestry, filled with beautiful children and people from across the globe who desire to live in our great country, made possible by the millions of veterans who have served. Join us in showing respect and honor to those who have served in the armed forces. The site programs will be on November 9, and school will be closed to honor veterans on Friday, November 10.
 
Our LCAP process is about to get underway for the 2018-2019 year. WE NEED YOU! Mr. Dave Scroggins, our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, will be holding an informational meeting Monday night, November 6, from 6:00-7:00 in the District Office Board Room to explain what the Local Control Accountability Plan is, and how you as parents can be involved! WE NEED YOUR VOICE. We need your thoughts and opinions. Please attend this meeting if you have not been part of this process before.
 
Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner for our elementary sites as well. By now you should have received word from your child’s teachers how to set up a conference time.
If you haven’t, please contact your child’s teacher. We want to meet to share the progress each
child is making. Conference week is November 13-17. Put it on your calendar now!
 
We will be observing Thanksgiving November 20 – 24. I am proud of our schools and students
for collecting food for those in need. Our students have giving hearts and they are learning to
help others at an early age. Additionally, one of our classes at Lakeview, Ms. Groves’ class, also
volunteered through Friends of Folsom, to raise money to feed families during this holiday
season and they raised enough money to feed 150 families! These are all important learning
experiences for our students.
 
We trust you will have a wonderful month, even though it will be busy. We wish for you a
Thanksgiving season of gratitude and family time. If we can serve you more effectively, please
let us know. Your thoughts and ideas are important to us.
 
Most Sincerely,
 
Cheryl Olson
 
 
 
 

Parent Letter Re: Video - November 1, 2017

Dear Rescue Families,
 
We want to take this opportunity to thank you again for partnering with us in the education of
your children. We know you love your children very much and we want you to know we strive
to meet the needs of every precious child entrusted to us.
 
Many of us are parents too, and we know how important, but difficult parenting can be! We go
through the same growing up stages with our own children as you do. Along those lines, I
wanted to share a 14 minute video clip we shared with our teachers and staff last week because
it is so important for all of us to understand. Because we thought it was important for us as
educators and parents, we decided we should share it with all of you as well. The video
discusses how our children’s brains are like soft sponges in their early years, and how we as
adults interact with them and with one another impacts our little ones significantly. Please
take 14 minutes to watch this video, as we did. I can honestly say it was a powerful reminder to
me that my words, actions, and interactions with others has a huge, lasting impact on young
ones with whom I am in contact.
 
Again, thank you for your time, how you care for your amazing children, and for working with
us to benefit your kids. If you have questions or comments, we would love to hear from you. I
can be reached at 530 672-4810 or colson@my.rescueusd.org. We truly are here to work with
you and serve you and your families.
 
Most Sincerely,
 
Cheryl Olson