Early Dismissal on November 21. Students dismissed at 11:15 am, buses run 2 hours and 50 minutes early.

The First Formal Report this year will be student / parent / teacher conferences. Students will be dismissed at 11:15 am on Thursday, November 21. Buses will run 2 hours 50 minutes early. Please see below for directions on how to log onto Parent Connect to book your parent / student / teacher conference time for November 21. Sign up will open on Wednesday, November 6. This is an important part of how we will be communicating your child’s progress this year. As always, if at any time you have a concern with your child’s educational progress please contact your child’s teacher or me at the school. Your support from home with your child’s learning is very much appreciated.

Parent Connect Logon Instructions: Opens Wednesday, November 6.

 Step 1 – Find Parent Connect

  1. Go to Ranchero Elementary Home Page – www.ran.sd83.bc.ca
  2. Scroll Over Information For… drop-down menu
  3. Scroll over Parents, and then select SD #83 Parent Connect

Step 2  – Log into Parent Connect

  1. Enter your email (the one the school has on file), select a student and enter your password.
  2. If you cannot remember your password or you have not yet set up a password, click on the “Forgot my Password” link to receive your log in information by email.

Note:          If you cannot log in, it is most likely because the school does not have your current email address.  Please contact the office to update this information.

Step 3 – Select the Interview Tab and Parent interview Schedule

  1. Select an interview time with your child’s teacher.
  2. Save your entry

Step 4 – Repeat the process for siblings.


Parent Presentation: Understanding The Teenage Brain

How can parents best support and meet the needs of their growing, changing adolescents? The teenage brain is different from any other brain in history, presenting many challenges. Discover why the adolescent brain is in turmoil, how to boost its plasticity, how the teen brain learns and works best, plus how to engage and communicate in relevant and practical ways. Learn leading edge, easy to apply ideas from Neuroscience to help unleash the potential of the teenage brain. Acquire skills on how to support them to become healthy, happy, life-long learning adults. The more knowledge parents have about the adolescent brain, the more benefits can be passed on. If you want to help teenagers in today’s world, then you need to start with their brain. This high energy, fun, surprising workshop is full of hope and optimism for the future of all teenagers.

This session is appropriate for parents, educators and students from Grade 5 – 12.

Presenter:    Gary Anaka, Brain Coach

Gary is a pioneer in Brain Health and Wellness. As a brain coach since 1997, he has presented over 1100 keynotes and workshops to people in all walks of life nationally and internationally.

 Date:             Monday, October 28

Time:             7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Location:      Shuswap Lake Room, DESC

341 Shuswap St. SW, Salmon Arm, B.C.)




Welcome Back BBQ

On Thursday, September 26 beginning at 5 pm, the Ranchero PAC invites invites all Ranchero parents, guardians and members of the community  for a welcome back BBQ. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chips, beverages and baked goods will be offered.

Thank you to the Ranchero PAC for organizing our Welcome Back BBQ!