Popular annual Field Day to be held at Rancho Santa Fe School


Field Day is a popular school event that recognizes students in the area of athletics and gives the opportunity for team play, healthy competition and good outdoor recreation as part of the complete physical education program at the R. Roger Rowe School. This year, Field Day will be held on Friday, May 24, from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Students will have early dismissal upon completion of the Field Day events at noon.

There will be sporting activities for all first- through sixth-graders on different areas of the school field. Students will take part in hurdles, obstacle courses, jumping and throwing events, along with gunnysack races and three-legged partner races. Students are encouraged to proudly exhibit school colors and to wear “Spirit Wear” clothing, which has been available for purchase at school events throughout the year.

Please make sure your child wears sunscreen to protect them against the harmful rays of the sun during this outdoor event.

The school will continue the “Go Green” program started last year by doing away with individual water bottles. This program eliminates the waste of up to 700 plastic bottles. Students and spectators should bring their own water for the day in a large reusable container. There are water fountains on the field and playground, but the school will not be providing plastic water bottles or cups.

The RSF Education Foundation and its parent volunteers organize this wonderful sporting event. Special thanks go to community partners The Village Market and Rancho Sandwich. The Village Market will be providing otter pops and ice. Rancho Sandwich will be selling frozen yogurt for $2 with 25 percent of revenue going to the Education Foundation. Granola bars, oranges and watermelon donated by volunteers will also be available at the picnic tables.

Field Day would not be successful if it weren’t for all of the wonderful volunteers. You may participate as a volunteer to help with the activities and/or to donate food items. To sign up, please go to the sign up genius link on the school website [, and click on the ‘volunteers’ tab].

Schedule of events:

• Grades K-1 activities will be held on the K-1 playground led by JW Tumbles. These fun activities will include sponge bombs, memory maze, hurdles and a scavenger hunt.

• Grades two to six activities will be on main field. These exciting activities will include foot races, long jump, high jump, hurdles, three-legged races and gunnysack races.