Rancho Santa Fe School District to hold Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ and Orientation

The Rancho Santa Fe School District and Education Foundation will host their annual Newcomers’ Welcome BBQ and Orientation on Friday, Aug. 23, to introduce all new families to the R. Roger Rowe School.

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the RSF School Performing Arts Center. (10:30 a.m. is the welcome; at 10:50 a.m. a tour will be held; and the BBQ will begin at 11:35 a.m.). This is an ideal opportunity for newcomers to walk the wonderful campus, get an overview of the school, learn about the school and its history, and, most importantly, meet the school administration and staff along with making new friends. The delicious BBQ is a perfect way to finish the event and top off a great summer.

Parents will be welcomed by the District Superintendent and introduced to the teaching staff. Parents will be provided information about specific Foundation programs for the upcoming year, understand the benefits of contributing early, and encouraged to participate in activities throughout the year. On the orientation tour, new students can become familiar with the school campus before the first day of school.

A staff member from the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will direct games and activities for the kids. This year’s event is sponsored by Wells Fargo, The Private Bank. Thanks also to the Education Foundation volunteers and the Ranch Hands, a group of parent and child volunteers that will conduct campus tours and provide dessert and drinks. Newcomers’ events are organized by parent volunteers and made possible by donations through the RSF Education Foundation. The Newcomers Chairs for 2013-14 are Kristen Moss, Sally LaRocca and Jill Keitel. For more information, email