Principal's Rocket Orbiter

May 2019

Thank you to our Red Hill community for supporting student learning, exploration, and growth mindsets.  Together we have accomplished much this school year.  We renovated our school library into a more welcoming space with hundreds of new book titles.  We upgraded our kindergarten playground.  We opened a state of the art Innovation Space Station where student leaders promote coding, digital storytelling, and 21st century learning.  We added both a school counselor and physical education teacher. These dedicated professionals have brought school spirit and much needed resources to our school.  Finally, classroom teachers embraced math workshop, focused teaching points, and movie making!

As we near the end of the school year, I want to take the time to encourage all students to read and write during the summer.  This can be done in many different ways.  Simply visiting our local library and checking out books to read allows students to shop for books as they do in the classroom libraries.  Look at having your student read about different locations your family may visit during the summer.  Keeping a journal to reflect on the different experiences through the summer will help to keep students writing.  All students will have access to their Lexia Core 5 account during the summer to work on reading and writing as well. 

Two exciting ways to keep our community connected over summer will be our school wide summer book club of “The Wild Robot” and posts on Instagram of “Where’s Rocket?”  Families are encouraged to purchase the novel, “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown to read together.  Certain chapters will be read aloud on our school Instagram account (@redhill_principal) by guest readers.  Also, look for your own “Rocket” to decorate-(similar to “Flat Stanley”).  Families are encouraged to take photos of your summer adventures with “Rocket” and email them to  The photos will be posted on our school Instagram account.  Both of these fun, optional activities will provide ways to continue to build relationships over summer.

It has been an honor joining you this year as your principal.  Rockets truly are respectful, responsible, and build relationships.  Go Rockets!

Warm Regards,

Tracy Barquer

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 3 – PTA Meeting 8:00 am

May 8 – California Teacher Appreciation Day

May 10 – PTA Variety Show 4:00-6:00 pm

May 17 – Jog-a-thon

May 24 – Coffee and Cars 7:30 am

May 27 – Memorial Day NO SCHOOL

May 29 – Field Day

May 30 – Students’ Last Day, Minimum Day Schedule

** As a service to the community, flyers submitted for distribution are available in the school office **