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Rancho Santa Fe Library to host event for longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Godley’s new book

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild will present a guest speaker and a discussion on “Life, What Have You Got for Me Today?” by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias, RSF. Ruth’s daughter, Janice Giffin, and the book’s publisher will talk about Godley’s book of adventures at home and abroad. Author Ruth Godley is also expected to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served and autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Horizon Prep in Rancho Santa Fe graduates from cottages to new campus building

Horizon Prep’s covered dining commons is expected to be complete by the end of the year. Below, students sign the wall of the commons building under construction. Photos by Karen Billing

Horizon Prep dedicated five new grammar school classrooms on Monday, Aug. 25. Donor contributions have allowed the Rancho Santa Fe school to grow from 14 little green cottages to a school with 29 state-of-the-art classrooms and more to come.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the opening of this school year,” said Dr. Bob Botsford, Horizon Prep president and CEO, who snipped the ribbon with Tom Morissey of Morissey Construction in front of a crowd of school families.

Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women to present candidates forum

The Rancho Santa Fe Republican Women, Fed., members will present Republican candidates for federal, state and local races at their “Best Party in Town” event from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morgan Run Resort & Club. The candidates have been invited to speak and meet with the voters. Cost is $25; light refreshments will be served. Please send checks by Wed., Sept. 17 payable to “RSFRWF,” PO Box 1195, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. Your check is your reservation.

Rancho Santa Fe Library to present Alzheimer’s series

Taking aim at Alzheimer’s, the county Board of Supervisors in May launched the Alzheimer’s Project, an effort to create a regional strategy to improve caregiver resources and to support research efforts to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure for the disease.

Rancho Santa Fe School District’s robotics program receives new funding

The Rancho Santa Fe School District is making its school’s robotics program more robust this year, allocating $42,500 in stipends to staff coaches just like the district does for its athletics program.
“I think the program has taken a big step,” said Superintendent Lindy Delaney. “I think we’re on our way toward developing a great program there.”
John Galipault will be coordinating the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics program for first through sixth grades and Dave Warner will be heading up the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics program for seventh and eighth graders.
Coaches will be paid $4,000 to $5,000 a year for after-school and weekend practices.
Robotics parent informational meetings will be held the first few weeks of school:
• Aug. 28 at 3:15 p.m. for grades 5-7, 5 p.m. for grades 7-8
• Sept. 3 at 3:15 p.m. for grade 4
• Sept. 4 at 3:15 p.m. for grades 1-3

Back to School for R. Roger Rowe students

Celeste Edwards, Aniah Edwards

Students at R. Roger Rowe School bid a fond farewell to summer and headed back to school Aug. 25. Photos by Jon Clark.

Launch Party/Fundraiser/Rancho Santa Fe Farmers’ Market ‘Sneak Peek’

Brennan Perry, Roxyna Jafian, Bibbi Herrmann

A grand time was had by all at last week’s launch party for the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant’s newest property listing at 6550 Paseo Delicias.

R. Roger Rowe Back-to-School Parents’ Coffee

Anna Lillian, Melanie Bovenzi, Paul Curcio

R. Roger Rowe School parents attended a Back-to-School Parents’ Coffee with the R. Roger Rowe School Administration in the Performing Arts Center on the first day of school, Aug. 25.

R. Roger Rowe Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ and Orientation

Ophelia, Florence and Alice O’Shea

he Rancho Santa Fe School District and Education Foundation hosted their annual Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ and Orientation on Aug. 22 to introduce all new families to the R. Roger Rowe School.

Solana Santa Fe PTO Parent Welcome Back Coffee

Hillary Friedberg, Vicki Hamilton, Magda Barreda

Solana Santa Fe parents attended PTO Parent Welcome Back Coffee events Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 at 067 Eatery in Fairbanks Ranch.