Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at Ronald Reagan Elementary School (RRES), home of the Wranglers. We currently consist of over 1,500 students and over 100 staff members and continue to grow. Albeit we can't believe it, we are beginning our 3rd year. The last two years have been so very important in establishing our foundation and culture, growing our programs and learning about each other and the students we serve. It's been a whirlwind of exciting times and opportunities. This year we continue our commitment to P.R.I.D.E. This is RRES's form of PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports). Students know they are held to the expectations of being positive, showing responsibility, integrity and determination, as well as being encouraging towards others. It is our belief that students demonstrating these lifelong characteristics will not only be outstanding students but will also be outstanding world citizens. This year, students have benefited by the school-wide understanding of and expectations for P.R.I.D.E.Additionally, we are an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) school. Although we are in the process of completing training for all grade levels, AVID is implemented school-wide. Components of AVID implementation vary slightly between grades until trainig is complete. The organizational component is implemented school-wide and focuses on helping students to establish and use organizational strategies that will help with school at all levels. Our goal is for our students to be career and college ready.Being one of the 51 schools that make up CNUSD, we strongly support the district pillars of Academic Rigor and Relevence and Social/Emotional Support by living our motto: Embracing the whole child by ensuring high levels of learning through P.R.I.D.E. In addition to being committed to the highest levels of academic instruction, our philosophy includes the whole child. Therefore, we offer additional opportunities for students to connect to their school experience in the form of a school choir, spirit dance team, Art Smarts and an after school technology club to name a few.One of the important cornerstones of our school community is our PTA. Our school couldn't do what we do or provide all of the opportunities and experiences we provide without the support of our parents and community. By joining our PTA, our parents help to provide such things as Art Smarts, Imagination Machine, library books for our library, teacher supplies and numerous school events such as: father/daughter and mother/son events, Western Festival, book fairs and our P.R.I.D.E. prizes for our prize vault. This list is far from exhaustive but demonstrates just how important being a member of PTA is to our school's positive community and culture.I am thankful each day to be the Principal of RRES and feel especially blessed to work with the staff, students, and parents that I do in this beautiful Eastvale community.