MCF 2019

Past Events

  • Rio's 10th Annual Multicultural Faire

    MANY, many THANKS to all the students, staff & parents who helped make this another successful event!  We hope all who attended enjoyed the evening and were able to experience

    CULTURE        ♦        ENTERTAINMENT       ♦          FOOD

    Photo Gallery

    SPECIAL THANKS & RECOGNITION to the following:

    §    Chavez High School VAPA & Mr. Art Coleman

    §    Chavez Filipino Club

    §    SECA Key Club volunteers

    §    Health Careers Academy Key Club volunteers

    §    LDT (Legionarios Del Trabajo) Dance Troupe

    §    Ballet Folklorico de Frank Zapata

    §    Young Eagle Spirit Dance & Drum Group

    §    New School Aikido

    §    Rudy "Mr. Goodface" & Raymond our emcee's for the event

    §    Rio's band & orchestra groups and Ms. Anderson

    §    Rio's 2nd graders

    §    Rio fashion show students

    • Casa Flores
    • Swagat Indian Cuisine
    • Manila Express
    • WinCo Foods
    • Dream Ice Cream
    • TL Noodle
    • China Palace Restaurant
    • Thanh Thanh Sandwiches
    • Ro's Master Tech
    • 1st-grade parents / Tokunaga Family / Arenzana Family / Ornelas Family / Barnett Family


    Thank you to all the students & parents who participated in the Teacher & Staff appreciation week.  We hope our Rio Teachers and Staff know we are thankful for all that they do!    


    The 41st annual John F. Kennedy International Games were held at Cesar Chavez High School on Saturday, April 27th from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. 

    CONGRATULATIONS!!  Rio athletes took home individual medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  Rio's Team placed 5th overall among 25 SUSD schools that participated.  Rio Calaveras represented Canada.

    Thank you to all who came out to support our Rio Calaveras Team at this great event! Rio students trained diligently, with the help of their coach, Mr. Cook.  

    The games were inspired by President John F. Kennedy's national physical fitness program.  SUSD launched the event as a way to raise cultural awareness of other countries and to inspire physical fitness.


    We hope you enjoyed participating in our 9th Annual Bunny Hop on Thursday, April 18 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. 

    All canned goods received were donated to the Stockton Food Bank.  Thank you for supporting this great cause! 

    This year, we featured a new obstacle course and for each lap of the course completed, a raffle ticket was earned.  Raffle gift baskets were donated by each grade level.  Thank you, Rio teachers and staff for your continued support!

    Rio Counselor's partnership with Parent Cafe:

    Our sessions each Monday have concluded.  We shared & discussed many topics on how to help ourselves and our children build positive relationships and tools to manage stress as we navigate this path of life.  Thank you, to all the parents who joined us in these informative and interesting conversations each week in the staff lounge.  We hope you found resources and information that will help you now and in the future.  BIG, BIG Thanks to our Rio counselors, Ms. Richards and Mr. Moua, for bringing this program to Rio!

    BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Book Fair:  

    Thank you to all who supported our BOGO Book Fair!  Many took advantage of this great deal and our Donuts with Dino-mite Dads and Muffins with Mommasauruses event had a great turnout! All proceeds generated will benefit Rio students. 


    Special THANKS to our Volunteers...

    Many, many thanks to all our volunteers for your continued support.  We would not be able to bring this event to our school without the help of our wonderful volunteers!

    2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner:

    Rio's 2nd Annual Spaghetti Dinner was held on Friday, March 1st from 5 - 8 PM.  Angelina's Spaghetti House catered the event.  We were very lucky and honored to have DJ Rudy "Good Face" as our emcee for the event!

    Attendees enjoyed and went home with great prizes from the Raffle, Silent Auction and Live Dessert Auction, such as:

    • Disneyland 1-day hopper tickets for a family of 4
    • Squaw Valley Ski Lift tickets for 4
    • $100 GC from Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
    • Various themed baskets
    • Children bicycles
    • Chromebook
    • Nothing Bundt Cakes
    • Other great desserts

    Congratulations to the 5 top selling students who will receive a private pizza party:

    Roen T. - 8th Grade, Eric S. Jr - 7th Grade, Christopher S. - 5th Grade, Oliver H. - 4th Grade and Cameron M. - 3rd Grade


    Thank you to all the families who supported our Spaghetti Dinner Event!

    8th Annual STEAM NIGHT featuring Star Lab:

    Thanks to all the families that joined us for Family STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Night on Monday, January 28 from 4 - 7 PM.  

    • Star Lab participants learned about the night sky
    • 1st grade hosted a "plant your own sunflower" using Mr. Le's seeds from Rio's garden
    • 2nd grade activity table combined art & math
    • 5th grade showed off their STEAM projects in Mr. Pham's classroom as well as presented various FUN hands on science projects
    • 6th grade shared coding on computers
    • 7th & 8th grade played with their robotic inventions
    • UOP's Tribenzene Chemistry Club conducted fasinating science experiments

    We hope you had a BLAST!


    Thanks to all the Families who joined us for Family Literacy Night!  Students and their families enjoyed listening to stories read by our guest readers, shared hot cocoa and cookies and many students went home with books and other great prizes that were raffled during the event.

    A VERY Special THANK YOU to our Guest Readers

    • SUSD Superintendent, Dr. John Deasy
    • SUSD 2018 Board President, Mrs. Angela Phillips and
    • SUSD Police Department

    The stories they read and shared with us made the event that much more memorable!


    Thank you to all who supported our book fair event.  Your support has raised additional funds that will benefit our students' supplemental programs that help Rio students succeed!

    Special GRATITUDE...

    To all the teachers, staff, and parent volunteers who helped run the book fair.  We could not have done this without your continued dedication to our students, THANK YOU!

    CAMP COMMUNITY PROJECT:  A Donation Drive to help our neighbors recover from the Camp fire

    We are so fortunate to have a GENEROUS and GIVING community!  Thank you to all who made donations to this drive. We were able to raise $2,196.55.  Thank you for your compassion and generosity!


    UPDATE:  We are sorry!  Due to poor air quality, we have cancelled this event.  Donations of 3 canned foods are still being accepetd.  Please bring to Rio before 9am, Friday, November 16th.  Thank you for your continued support!

    Come join us for Rio's 10th Annual TURKEY TROT!! Obstacle course includes:

    • scooter race
    • jump rope
    • high knees through tires
    • agility ladder
    • balance beam
    • hurdles (for all ages)
    • army crawl thru tunnels (NEW this year!)


    NOTE: All proceeds were donated to STOCKTON EMERGENCY FOOD BANK - Thank you to all those who turned in canned foods!

    Come join us for Rio's 4th Annual Harvest Festival featuring Texas Roadhouse. There will be:

    • games
    • cookie decorating
    • crafts
    • farmer's market
    • dunk tank (Mr. Cook, Mr. Moua, Ms. Richards, Mr. Tyrone, Mrs. Mata and Mrs. Hall)
    • food alley (pizza, nachos, pumpkin pie, and drinks)

    Texas Roadhouse meal includes BBQ pulled pork & chicken, cole slaw and corn @ $15.  Presale ticket order forms, with money, are due FRIDAY, October 19th. LIMITED quantities available. First come first serve.  Pre-sold tickets will be distributed at the Harvest Festival and meals will be served between 12 - 2 PM.

    RAFFLE: Disneyland admission tickets for a family of 4 will be raffled during the Harvest Festival.  Raffle tickets are $1 each. Must be present to win. Raffle ticket sales and announcement of winner will be during the Harvest Festival. Update:  Congratulations to our Disneyland raffle winner - K. Choup from Mrs. Wong's class!

    Rio Calaveras is an AVID school.  All students and parents are encouraged to come to the event to learn more about AVID, college preparedness & career paths.  A light dinner will be served.

    At 6:30 PM our PTA will hold their General Meeting 

     Rio Calaveras Jog-A-Thon September 8 read story and view photo gallery


    1st    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    3rd    Student Store 5th Grade

    6th-10th    Teacher Appreciation Week

    7th    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    9th    Rio Spring Concert 6:30 - 7:30pm

    10th    Spirit Day - Multicultural Dress

    10th    Accelerated Reader (last day)

    10th    Rio's 10th Annual Multicultural Faire

    16th    Tech Safety Night, 5 - 6:30 PM, PTA General Mtg & Elections

    17th    Accelerated Reader Party

    17th    Student Store MESA

    20th    Accelerated Reader Movie & Treats (Met all 3 trimesters)

    22nd    K-1 Awards Assembly 9:15am

    22nd    2-3 Awards Assembly 1:45pm



    1st    CA State TESTING BEGINS California State Testing Info

    1st    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    3rd-5th    BOGO Book Fair

    5th    Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day

    5th    Student Store 5th Grade

    12th    Student Store 2nd Grade

    13th    SUSD Solo & Ensemble Festival, Chavez HS 9am

    13th    MESA Regional Competition, Google Campus

    13th    SJ County Academic Pentathlon Competition, Lathrop HS

    18th    Bunny Hop 3:30pm

    19th    Student Store 6th Grade

    22nd    NO SCHOOL - Easter Holiday Observed

    24th    Progress Reports Issued

    25th    Picnic on the Grounds

    25th    Pillars Assembly – Fairness presented by 6th Grade

    26th    Student Store KINDER

    26th-3rd    DC/NY Trip 8th Grade

    27th    Kennedy International Games @ Chavez High School



    1st    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    1st    Student Store MESA

    1st    Spaghetti Dinner 5 - 8pm

    5th    AVID Open House 7:50am - 10am

    6th    Report Cards Sent Home

    8th    7-8 Awards Assembly 2:00pm

    8th    Student Store 3rd Grade

    10th    Daylight Saving Time BEGINS - Clock ‘SPRINGS’ forward 1 hour ahead

    12th    AR Party

    13th    4-6 Awards Assembly 9:15am

    14th    K-1  Awards Assembly 9:15am

    14th    2-3 Awards Assembly 1:45pm

    15th    Spirit Day - Superhero Day

    15th    Student Store Pentathlon

    18th-22nd    NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

    28th    Picnic on the Grounds CANCELLED DUE TO FORECAST

    28th    Pillars Assembly – Effort presented by 4th Grade

    29th    Student Store 1st Grade

    29th    Family Movie Night & PTA General Meeting 6 - 8:00pm



    1st    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    1st    Star Lab (Students) Last Day

    1st    Student Store 1st Grade

    8th    Valentine Grams’ Sale ENDS

    8th    Student Store 2nd Grade

    11th    NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Birthday

    14th    Valentine Grams’ delivered

    15th    Student Store Pentathlon

    18th    NO SCHOOL – Presidents’ Birthday

    22nd    Spirit Day - Disney Dress Day

    22nd    Student Store 6th Grade

    22nd    Trimester 2 ENDS

    28th    Picnic on the Grounds

    28th    Pillars Assembly – Kindness presented by 3rd Grade


    January 2019:

    1st-4th    NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

    7th    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    11th    Student Store STEP UP After School Program

    14th    NO SCHOOL - Teachers Professional Development, No Students

    16th    ‘Valentine Grams’ Sales BEGIN

    16th    Progress Reports Issued

    18th    Student Store 3rd Grade

    21st    NO SCHOOL – Dr. King’s Birthday

    24th    7th - 8th Grade UOP Educational Day

    25th    Spirit Day – Jersey Day

    25th    Student Store Kindergarten

    28th    STEAM Night 4 - 7pm

    28th-1st    Star Lab (Students)

    31st    Pillar Assembly – Responsibility presented by 2nd Grade

    31st    Rio Winter Concert 6:30 - 7:30pm




    3rd    College Wear  - No jeans or jerseys

    6th    Zone ORCHESTRA Concert @ Chavez HS 7 - 9pm

    7th    Student Store 6th Grade

    10th-12th    Book Fair

    12th    Spirit Day – Pajama Day

    12th    Book Fair - Give the Gift of Reading Special Event 3 - 6pm

    12th    Rio's Annual Family Literacy Night 5 - 6:30pm

    13th    Zone BAND Concert @ Chavez HS 7 - 9pm

    14th    Student Store 2nd Grade

    20th    Pillar Assembly – Citizenship presented by Nelson’s Class

    21st    Student Store MESA

    24th-31st    NO SCHOOL - Winter Break




    1st     College Wear - No jeans or jerseys

    2nd    Student Store 3rd Grade

    2nd    Trimester 1 ENDS

    4th    Daylight Saving Time ENDS - Clocks ‘FALL’ back 1 hour

    9th    Student Store Kindergarten

    12th    NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Observed

    14th    Report Cards Sent Home

    14th    Picture Day - RETAKES

    15th    Turkey Trot 3:30pm UPDATE: event is CANCELLED due to poor air quality

    15th    K-1  Awards Assembly 9:15am

    15th    2-3 Awards Assembly 1:45pm

    16th    4-6 Awards Assembly 9:15am

    16th    7-8 Awards Assembly 2:00pm

    16th    Student Store 1st Grade

    19th-23rd    NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

    28th    Accelerated Reader (AR) Party

    29th    Picnic on the Grounds only if weather permits - CANCELLED due to rain

    29th    Pillar Assembly – Respect presented by 1st Grade

    30th    Spirit Day - Mismatched Day

    30th    Student Store 5th Grade

    30th    Family Game Night & PTA General Meeting 6 - 8pm



    1st Picture Day - UNIFORM only

    1st ‘Boo Pops’ Sales Begin

    1st-5th Science Camp 5th Grade

    2nd College Wear - No jeans or jerseys. Note: date has changed due to picture day

    5th Student Store 5th Grade

    8th-12th NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

    19th  Student Store MESA

    22nd  NO SCHOOL - Teachers Professional Development, No Students

    25th  Picnic on the Grounds

    25th  Pillar Assembly – Caring presented by Kindergarten

    26th  Spirit Day - Western Day

    26th  'Boo Pops' Sales End

    26th  Student Store 2nd Grade

    27th  Harvest Festival 11am - 3pm & Texas Roadhouse 12 - 2pm

    31st  'Boo Pops' delivered 



    4th College Wear - No jeans or jerseys

    7th Spirit Day – “Work Out Day”

    8th Jog-a-thon & Pancake Breakfast 8am

    14th Wear Yellow for Suicide Prevention

    17th-21st Book Fair – Theme “Enchanted Forest”

    19th Picnic on the GroundsBook Fair open, students must be accompanied by parents to shop

    19th Spirit Day – Enchanted Forest

    19th Progress Reports Issued

    20th Pillar Assembly – Tolerance presented by Nelson’s class

    21st Student Store 1st grade

    24th NO SCHOOL - Teachers Professional Development, No Students

    27th AVID Family Night & Dinner (6:00-7:30pm). ALL Rio students are AVID students

    27th PTA General Meeting 6:30pm

    28th Student Store 6th grade