News and Announcements

Spring Into Health Fair

The El Rancho Unified School District will be hosting its 4th annual Spring Into Health Fair on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm at the El Rancho Education Center, 9426 Marjorie Street, Pico Rivera. Join us for this FREE event as we promote health awareness and education for the whole family in a fun, supportive environment. Community partners will provide information on Covered California – California’s new affordable health coverage exchange, free health screenings, free immunizations for children ages 5 to 19 and information on community services. The community will have the opportunity to enjoy games for the children, participate in raffles and enjoy live entertainment. For more information contact Hector Palencia at (562) 801-5128.
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El Rancho High Choir Southern California Tour

The El Rancho High School Choraleers and Choralettes have had an award winning season! The performing groups participated in the Heritage Festival at Disneyland at which 37 choirs from throughout the United States participated. The Dons Choraleers placed Gold and the Choralettes placed Silver with the Choraleers taking 3rd place which qualified them for an invitation to the Carnegie Hall Festival in New York. This is the first time since 2008 that the Choralettes and Choraleers placed Gold and Silver. Congratulations on an outstanding year!
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Library Media Technicians Recognized

The City of Pico Rivera, in collaboration with the Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries has partnered to celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014). In recognition of this special week, the Pico Rivera City Council recognized ERUSD Library Media Technicians for their efforts in promoting literacy and education at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
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Parent and Community LCAP Input Meetings

El Rancho Unified School District staff, parents, and community members are invited to attend the District's upcoming Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) meetings. The LCAP will be the new guide for developing student achievement outcomes and aligning the District's expenditure of State funding to those goals. The process requires as much feedback as possible and we encourage you to attend any one of our sessions! Information and input gathering will repeat across our District community during the following three evenings:

- Monday, February 3, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm
El Rancho High School Cafeteria

- Wednesday, February 5, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Burke Middle School Cafeteria

- Tuesday, February 11, 2014
6:30 - 8:00 pm
North Park Middle School Cafeteria

If you are unable to make a meeting, please complete an online survey by March 2, 2014.
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Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries

You are invited to join the Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries to a fundraiser night at Shakey's. After you place your order, drop the original receipt in the box and Shakey's will donate 25% of your total purchase to the Friends of the Libraries.

What: Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries Fundraiser Night

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: Shakey's Pizza Parlor
9290 Whittier Boulevard
Pico Rivera

The Friends of the Libraries Book Center is located at 9449 Slauson Avenue, Pico Rivera. For more information, please contact Beverly Walker, (562) 949-2010 or Celia Galindo, (562) 948-2408.
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Burke Middle School Principal is Region's Best in His Class

Burke Middle School Principal, Elias Vargas was recently selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) as Middle School Principal of the Year for Region XV. ACSA Region XV is comprised of 56 districts and 23 charters throughout Los Angeles County and for the first time ever, El Rancho's very own was selected as the recipient of this award. Elias Vargas was first nominated by different administrators from the Whittier area, and the final selection for this award was made by a panel of administrators from all over Los Angeles County. Mr. Vargas will be recognized and receive this award at the region's awards banquet in Burbank at the end of April. In addition, Mr. Vargas’ name moves forward as a Nominee for the State of California Administrator of the Year Award. This is an outstanding honor and recognition for the school and the district.
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