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Parent Teacher Student Organization

Rancho Gabriela's PTSO is very active in helping to provide necessary classroom supplies and resources to improve the quality of our student's educational experience. Our PTSO fundraisers directly support Rancho Gabriela students. Rancho Gabriela's PTSO also supports our school's positive culture and climate by sponsoring fun school wide family and community events. 

Rancho Gabriela PTSO can be reached at [email protected]

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Lauren Giardina- President 

Jacquelyn Bach- Vice President

Gina Christ- Treasurer 

Cindy Limbach-Secretary

Site Council

Rancho Gabriela’s Site Council is a semi-autonomous body consisting of parents, teachers, and administrators.  As mandated by the Dysart Unified School District, the purpose of Site Council is to manage the collection and distribution of public tax expenditure funds donated to the campus.  Periodically, the council also reviews school policies and offers feedback. Our by-laws dictate that donated funds be utilized for extra-curricular activities; unless otherwise specified by those making the contribution. 

The distribution of tax expenditures is governed by an application process. All requests are examined by the council on a monthly basis and majority vote decides each pending issue. 

Facilitator - Nicole Cabrera, Administrative Secretary III

Committee Members - Rancho Gabriela’s Site Council is comprised of Administration, Parents, Community Members and both Certified and Classified Staff Employees meet at 8am in the school library.  

Site Council meets in the school library from 8:15-8:45am.

Meeting Dates for 2023-2024 School Year

August 29, 2023               Meeting Notes

September 27, 2023        Meeting Notes

October 25, 2023

November 29, 2023

December 20, 2023

January 17, 2024

February 21, 2024

March 27, 2024

April 17, 2024


Our school community is excited to integrate community members into our schools and programs.  Community members looking to get involved and make a difference in the lives of children and their families can volunteer in many ways for our school, offering valuable support to educators! Volunteers must pass a fingerprint background check and may volunteer per Administrative and teacher approved scheduled volunteer times.

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Tax Credit

You can support Rancho Gabriela Elementary School and receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.  Choose one of the four categories and a school to support, and 100% of your donation goes to the category and school of your choice.  Arizona Law (ARS 43-1089.01) allows married couples filing jointly a tax credit of up to $400 and individual taxpayers a tax credit of up to $200 when they contribute to extra-curricular activities in public schools. This tax credit is available to all who reside in Arizona and have a tax liability at least equal to that of their donation.  You do not have to be a parent of a child in our school to benefit from this law. Contributions are donated directly to the school.  This means your donations are used directly to support student activities here at Rancho Gabriela Elementary School.

Online Tax Credit Contribution 

Tax Credit Information

Mail your check with the Tax Credit Program form to: 

Dysart Unified School District No. 89 

Attn: Tax Credit Program 

15802 North Parkview Place 

Surprise, Arizona 85374 

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