Save the date for a very special week in May!

From Monday May 13 to Friday May 17, we will be celebrating MultiCultural Week!

The Art and Literature packet is going home this Friday 4/5/19. Have Fun!

We Need Volunteers

Give your time and celebrate!

May 11 for decoration around of the school

May 13-17 Multicultural Day morning part

May 17 Multicultural day Evening part

May 18 Putdown decorations around of the school

Necesitamos Voluntarios

Da tu tiempo y celebra

Mayo 11 decoraciones alrededor de la escuela

Mayo 13-17 Dia Multicultural evento por la mañana

Mayo 17 Dia Multicultural evento por la tarde

Mayo 18 Quitar decoraciones de alrededor de la escuela.


International Potluck

The diversity, culture and ethnicity of Rancho Elementary at our International Potluck

Friday, May 17th

1:30pm-5:00pm — Food Drop-off Begins

5:00pm-6:30pm — Potluck and Crafts

5:00pm-7:00pm — Entertainment, Student Performances & Cultural Dance Academies Performances

To make this event possible, we ask all attending families to bring a dish from your cultural heritage to share at the potluck (serving 30 people).

Cena International

Ven a Celebrar!

La diversidad, cultura y etnia de Rancho Elemental en nuestra Cena International

Viernes, 17 de Mayo

1:30pm-5:00pm — Entrega de Platillos para la cena

5:00pm-6:30pm — Cena and Manualidades

5:00pm-7:00pm – Entretenimiento, Presentaciones Culturales por los Estudiantes de Rancho Presentación de Academias de Baile Cultural


Descargar forma de comida

Passport to the World

Rancho Motion Present
Music and Movements of to the WorldEnjoin Mr. Gardner 8:40am-8:50am

Monday/ 5/13/19 – American Continent (Music and sounds from: Brazil, Colombia, North America (Country Music)Tuesday/5/14/19 – African Continent (Music and sound from: S. Africa, Kenya, etc. – Egypt, Morocco and Mali)Wednesday 5/15/19 – Asia Continent (Music and sounds from: China, India, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan)Thursday 5/16/19 – Europe Continent (Music and sounds from: Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Israel)

Monday 5/13/19

Ms. Mary Jean Present “Around The World”

Rancho Students perform folk dances11:00am-12:00pm

Tuesday 5/14/19
Multicultural Authors Day Present

ANA ARANDA: Author and Illustrator Presentation

10:45-11:15am Tk-2nd Grade Assemble 11:30am-12:15am 3rd-5th Grade Assemble

Wednesday 5/15/19

Parade of Nation

Rancho students in traditional dress will participate on the parade 8:50am-9:00am

Friday 5/17/19

World Market

Students will participate in a tasting of traditional dishes from countries around the world (FOOD DROP OFF WILL BEGIN AT 8:00AM)

Pasaporte al Mundo

Rancho Motion Presenta

Música y Movimientos de alrededor de mundo

Participa con el Mr. Gardner: 8:40am-8:50am

Lunes/ 5/13/19 – American Continente (Música y sonido de: Brazil, Colombia, Norte America (Country Music)Martes/5/14/19 – African Continente (Música y sonido de: S. Africa, Kenya, etc. – Egypt, Morocco any Mali)Miércoles 5/15/19 – Asia Continente (Música y sonido de: China, India, Russia, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan)Jueves 5/16/19 – Europe Continente (Música y sonido de: Ukraine, Alemania, Francia, Italia, España)

Lunes 13/05/19
Ms. Mary Jean Presenta “Around The World”

Los Estudiantes de Rancho realizaran bailes folclóricos 11:00am-12:00pm

Martes 14/05/19
Dia del Autor Multicultural Presenta

ANA ARANDA: La Presentación la Autora y Ilustradora

10:45am-11:15am Tk-2nd Grado Asamblea 11:30am-12:15am 3rd-5th Grado Asamblea

Miércoles 15/05/19

Desfile de Naciones

Estudiantes de Rancho en vestido tradicional participarán en un desfile 8:50am-9:00am

Viernes 17/05/19

Mercado International

Los estudiantes participarán en una degustación de platos tradicionales de países de todo el mundo (ENTREGA DE PLATILLOS COMIENZA A LAS 8:00 AM)


Descargar Parade of Nations Form

Authors and Illustrators Day


As part of our Multicultural Week celebrations, Rancho will be welcoming illustrator Ana Aranda(

Ana Aranda was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied design. From there, she moved to France, where she completed her undergraduate studies in illustration. She now lives in San Francisco, where she obtained her MFA in Illustration.Her illustrations can be found in picture books published in France and Italy. In the US you can find The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra (written by Marc Tyler Nobleman, Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin) and Our Celebración!  (written by Susan Middleton Elya, Lee and Low Books). She is currently working in a picture book that she both writes and illustrates.

Your child’s teacher will introduce your child to Ms. Aranda’s books but we also recommend that families purchase the books or borrow them from the library before the event.

We encourage students to participate in the upcoming Authors and Illustrators Day by entering our contest completing the attached entry form.  Entries are due in the library by Friday, May 3, 2019. Participating students will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Ana Aranda’s books, one per grade level.

Families also have the unique opportunity of ordering Our Celebración! at half price, thanks to the generous support of the publisher. The order deadline is limited, so if you want to take advantage of the 50% off offer, please return the attached order form by no later than April 22, 2019. Books will be autographed by Ana Aranda at the event. Late orders will not be accepted.

Art Work /Reading Log Project

Encourage your child to do the projects for Multicultural Week, since they will be part of our exhibition around the school, they will also have the opportunity to have one ticket for Kona Ice raffle for each project and eagle card when them performing all projects.

This year we are very excited to announce the participation of AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS “ANA ARANDA” to be part of Multicultural week celebration, look for more information on this package about READ YOUR WAY TO AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS DAY CONTEST.

Please return artwork/reading log to your child’s teacher or drop it off at the office by Friday, May 3rd

Artwork and Reading Entry Forms are included in the event packet below. 

Authors and Illustrators Day BOOK SALES

Illustrator Ana Aranda’s latest book, Our Celebración!is available in hardcover, at a one-time 50% discount, thanks to publisher Lee and Low Books, Inc. To purchase books and have her autograph them, please return this order formby April 22, 2019and note to whom you’d like the book signed.

Our Celebración!Hardcover – full price $17.95  – event price for Rancho families: $8.98!

Authors Book orders due on Monday April 22, 2019

Order form included in the event packet below. 

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