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Rancho Santa Fe School reassures parents: Common Core math concepts do add up

Parents toured classrooms at R. Roger Rowe during a Common Core math information session. Photo by Karen Billing.

A small cluster of kids around a tabletop with their teacher, discussing their math journals, where they solve a problem and explain how they came up with the answer.

Next step in Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club sale likely to be mid-October

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club board won’t likely make a decision on the sale of its clubhouse until mid-October, according to co-president Fred Wasserman. The 1.04-acre property, home to the 7,974-square-foot clubhouse, has been listed with Colliers International and the realtors are handling all offers submitted. Nobody on the board is discussing the offers, Wasserman said — it is all going through Colliers.
“In mid-October the board will meet and review all the offers submitted and select the best offer or maybe a couple and we will ask for a re-offer from the finalists,” Wasserman said.
Wasserman said the RSF Garden Club board will then make the final selection and negotiate a purchase price and sale agreement. The sale will then go before the Garden Club membership for a vote.
“We’re hopeful that we’ll find someone that wants to keep the facility available to the community,” Wasserman said.

Rancho Santa Fe water district director resigns after qualifying for ballot

An announcement by John Ingalls, a 12-year veteran of the Santa Fe Irrigation District board, that he would immediately step down from his seat and not seek a fourth term, means that none of the three open seats on the panel will be contested at the voting booth this November.

Ingalls, a Rancho Santa Fe resident who had filed his papers to run for a fourth term on Aug. 8, the filing deadline, notified the district of his intention to resign in a letter submitted to the district on Sept. 11. Ingalls’ name will remain on the ballot, because the deadline for officially dropping out of the race has passed, said County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu.

Robotics booming at Rancho Santa Fe School

At R. Roger Rowe School, 44 percent of first graders are participating in the robotics program this year.
The school is fielding 44 robotics teams, including 31 percent of second grade, 23 percent of third grade, 35 percent of fourth grade and 39 percent of fifth grade.
In the middle school, there are two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and five FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams.
“Where the program has gone is really remarkable,” said RSF School District Board Trustee Todd Buchner, noting it is a tribute to Superintendent Lindy Delaney’s leadership.
At the August meeting, the board approved the district’s offering for robotics, allocating $42,500 to staff coaches just like the board allocates to the district’s athletics program.
Trustee Todd Frank said that he would be interested in polling parents to find out what their expectations are for the program, as well as what sparked their child’s interest to participate and make note of any attrition and the causes.
“There’s lots of excitement now, which is great,” Frank said. “I hope everybody stays and really enjoys it.”

Rancho Santa Fe School to host several Common Core parent information sessions

The Rancho Santa Fe School District is offering several upcoming information sessions for parents about the Common Core State Standards, which went into effect this fall. All of the information sessions will be held in the Performing Arts Center and will be followed by classroom tours. The dates include:
• Sept. 23 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 mathematics curriculum overview, led by Principal Kim Pinkerton and mathematics specialist Phyllis Slotnick.
• Sept. 30 at 8:05 a.m. 6-8 mathematics curriculum overview, led by Principal Garrett Corduan and mathematics specialist Lori Edwards.
• Oct. 14 at 8:05 a.m. K-5 English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum overview, led by Principal Pinkerton and ELA specialist Lindsey Conley.
• Oct. 21 at 8:05 a.m. 6-8 ELA curriculum overview, led by Principal Garrett Corduan and ELA specialist Darcy Gleisberg.

Rancho Santa Fe School’s Prop 39 projects moving forward

The Rancho Santa Fe School District will take advantage of funding from Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act to help make its school more energy-efficient.

Traffic collision on La Granada in Rancho Santa Fe sends four to hospital

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 2:34 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Encinitas Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic collision on La Granada near the intersection of Rambla de las Flores. When they arrived on the scene, rescue crews found a mid-sized sedan and SUV had collided. Crews quickly worked to extricate the driver of the mid-sized vehicle.
The adult female and her three passengers, who were minors, were transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla via ambulance. The driver of the SUV was checked for injuries but declined further treatment. There were no other passengers in the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the collision.

Rancho Santa Fe School District may be a Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club buyer

Rancho Santa Fe School District officials have expressed an interest in purchasing the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, now up for sale.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center provides support to Rancho Santa Fe Fire District with recent donation

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center recently made a donation to the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department, funds coming from the Community Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year, the Moroccan Fantasy Gala in May. The donation is pending approval from the RSF Fire District board and a specific amount will be announced in next week’s Review (Sept. 18).

The contribution fits the Community Center’s goal as a nonprofit to serve and support the community, especially an important resource such as the fire department, according to Molly Wohlford, Community Center board president.

Rancho Santa Fe Finance Committee finally gets a charter

After several years of the finance committee requesting a formal charter to provide guidance on how to operate, the Rancho Santa Fe Association board approved the committee’s charter at its Sept. 4 meeting.

The charter details the composition, terms, purpose and general duties of the finance committee. Committee duties include reviews of the budget and investment portfolios, monitoring financial performance of the Association’s divisions and reviews of capital expenditures of $5,000 or more and acquisition or sale of real property.

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