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RGES Read Across America Spirit Week
We are celebrating Read Across America with Dr. Seuss spirit week dress days: 

Monday- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!! Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss book character
Tuesday- Thing 1 & Thing 2 Twin with a friend
Wednesday-Wacky Wednesday Dress in crazy patterns, mismatched or backwards
Thursday- Whoville Hair Day Wear your hair in crazy whoville style
Friday- Today you are you, that is truer than true! It is Rancho Spring Picture Day
Posted : 2/28 | Direct Link
Order your Yearbook Now
Reserve Your 2019-2020 Yearbook Today!
Pre-Order your 2019-2020 Rancho Gabriela Elementary School yearbook today for $22.00
Yearbooks available online only thru April 1st.  Pricing increases to $25 after January 1st.

Order your 2019-2020 yearbook
Personalization with student name available for $3.

Submit Special 8th Grade Yearbook Messages &  Baby Pictures
“Honor your child as you send them off to high school”
Prices for 8th-Grade Dedications:
1/8 page       $5
1/4 page   $10
1/2 page   $15
All yearbooks will be delivered to your child's school in the May. Thank you!

Posted : 11/15/2019 | Direct Link
13th Annual Turkey Trot & Thanksgiving Lunch
Rancho Gabriela’s Thanksgiving lunch
Thursday, November 21st

All student families are invited to join us for for our Thanksgiving Feast.   Sadly, we have canceled the Turkey Trot due to weather.

Parents/guardians plan to arrive 10 minutes early to purchase lunch. Non-school age siblings may attend but must be supervised and stay with a parent at all times.
IYou can purchase lunch when you arrive on campus for everyone in your party in order to speed up the cafeteria process. 
Lunch cost is $3.50 for adults or non-students and $2.60 for students.

*Small bills or exact change will be greatly appreciated. Card payments are not accepted.
See Thanksgiving Flyer for more info.
Posted : 11/4/2019 | Direct Link
Book Fair Spirit Week 10/7-10/11
October 7th-11th is Conference & Book Fair Week. Don't forget to stop by the book fair during your Parent Teacher Conference.

The Book Fair theme is Arctic Adventure and we will be dressing up to show our spirit!

Monday-Brrr, the Arctic is cold-Wear Hats and Scarves
Tuesday-Wear black & white like a Penguin
Wednesday-Narwals are the "unicorns of the sea," Wear mythical creatures (dragons, unicorns, etc...)
Thursday-Animal Day, Wear animal headbands, ears, shirts, or animal prints
Friday-Rancho spirit day, Wear Rancho spirit gear
Posted : 10/1/2019 | Direct Link
It's Back!! Yankee Candle/Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Rancho's Yankee Candle and Cookie Dough fundraiser back by popular demand now September 30th thru October 11th.

Get your holiday shopping done and stock up on delicious desserts while supporting your school at the same time.

This sale helps support educational enrichment.  Your support is appreciated! 

Orders forms will go home with students on Monday, September 30th.
Posted : 9/19/2019 | Direct Link
Curriculum Night 9/19/19
Rancho families are invited to Curriculum Night on Thursday, 9/19 from 5:00-6:00pm.

Visit your child's classes to find out what they have been and will be learning throughout the school year.

Don't forget to visit Specials/Elective classes as well.

Principal Kerr will also be in the library from 5:30-6:30 sharing information regarding the Dysart Bond Election.
Posted : 9/13/2019 | Direct Link
9/19/19 Picture Day-Order Online Now
Grads Photography will be at Rancho Gabriela on September 19, 2019 for Fall Pictures.

Order your pictures online

Please note that school dress code will be in effect. 
If you have any questions, please call Grads Photography at 623.580.4723.
Posted : 9/13/2019 | Direct Link
Dysart Dash 5K Salute to Veteran's Celebration
Dysart Education Foundation and the City of El Mirage present:

Dysart Dash 5K Salute to Veteran's Celebration
Saturday, November 2nd at Gateway Park
10100 N El Mirage Road

Stay after the race for the City of El Mirage Salute to Veterans Celebration with free entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Register Online

Rancho Gabriela Dash Flyer
Posted : 9/13/2019 | Direct Link
Important Safety Reminders from the Superintendent
Dysart SafeDysart Parents and Guardians,

As we near the end of the school year, I am writing to ask you to partner with us to keep our Dysart students and campuses safe and secure. Historically, as students eagerly anticipate the approach of summer, the number of school threats increases. Dysart is hoping to stem this issue with your help.

As a fellow community member, I ask you to please:

1. Have a discussion with your child(ren) about the importance of immediately sharing information that could be considered threatening to our community with a responsible adult. This could be a parent, teacher or school staff member.
2. Make it clear to your child(ren) that online threats and rumors should not be forwarded or shared, because doing so impedes police investigations.
3. Discuss with your child(ren) the seriousness of making threats toward schools, and remind them that there are a number of charges that can be filed against students – including felony offenses.

If you become aware of an immediate threat, please call 911.  Otherwise, call law enforcement non-emergency lines to report potential threats towards our schools or the community in Surprise (623-222-4000), El Mirage (623-933-1341) or Maricopa County (602-876-1602).

Another option for reporting school safety issues or concerns is through our Safe Schools Hotline (623-876-7009) or online via Dysart Safe Report at Additional information, resources, and school safety tips can be found on our website at

Dysart is proud of our relationships with local law enforcement agencies, and works collaboratively with them to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  We all have a responsibility to be vigilant and should strive to prioritize the well-being of our community. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure our campuses are always a safe place for our students.


Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.
Dysart Unified School District
Posted : 4/17/2019 | Direct Link
Rancho Gabriela science lesson soars
Rancho Gabriela science lessonRancho Gabriela 8th Grade Science Teacher Thomas Macarle created an interesting way for his students to learn the physics of flight.  The students first learned about the Wright Brothers, Leonardo da Vinci, Chuck Yeager, and Amelia Earhart.  Mr. Macarle then brought in a hang glider to demonstrate the forces acting on it.  Several students got into the cockpit and learned about how to control the hang glider by weight shifting.  A few brave souls even picked up the glider into the launch position and learned how to do a mock mountain launch.  The lesson was one of many hands-on experiences the students get in the class where the real world application of sciences helps illustrate how they work.
Posted : 4/4/2019 | Direct Link
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