Photos: Harvest Festival fun

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The annual Cosumnes River Elementary School Harvest Festival Sunday afternoon had all the old-time favorites like a cake walk, pie-eating contest and carnival games, plus something new. This year, for the first time, parents had an alternative to parking on the shoulder of the busy highway and hiking in with costumed kids in tow. Instead, families could hop on a school bus shuttle paid for by the Optimist Club. "The bus is just the best thing," said Kellie Reyes, a parent volunteer who saw passengers disembark as she collected admission fees at the door of the school. Read more » about Photos: Harvest Festival fun

Great day in the morning

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Cosumnes River Elementary School celebrated its selection as a 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School with an open-air assembly Thursday on a perfect Indian summer morning. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell told students, "It really is about you. ... You win these awards because you care. You have high standards and high expectations. You have a caring community." O'Connell noted that only 24 of the state's 9,000 schools were chosen to receive the national honor. (See coverage here.) Seated speakers are, from left, former CRES principal Michael Anderson, Principal Mike Gulden, Elk Grove Unified School District Superintendent Steven M. Ladd, Associate Superintendent L. Steven Winlock, Pre K-6 Education Director Bob Roe, sixth grader Brett Elgin and fifth grader Catie Field. Read more » about Great day in the morning

A rainy school morning

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The bus shelter on Murieta South Parkway is a welcome sight on a wet Wednesday morning. The Kiwanis Club and South developer Reynen & Bardis are now moving forward with plans for a second shelter, to be located at the entrance to Riverview Park. The Kiwanis Club solicited $44,000 from the developer and contributed $4,000 to construct both. The first shelter, which cost $26,000, was completed in April with the assistance of the Rancho Murieta Association. Read more » about A rainy school morning

CRES one of 24 schools in state to win a 'Blue Ribbon'

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Cosumnes River Elementary School is one of 24 schools in the state selected to receive the 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools award. The award is considered one of the most prestigious in the country, the Elk Grove Unified School District said in announcing the achievement. Read more » about CRES one of 24 schools in state to win a 'Blue Ribbon'

Her first of many picnics

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Six-week-old Brooke Corsaut was the youngest attendee at Sunday's Cosumnes River Elementary School back-to-school picnic at Stonehouse Park. She was accompanied by her dad, Matt; mom, Dawny, and older brother, Blake, a kindergartener at CRES.
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CRES fundraiser runs Sept. 11-25

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The annual Cosumnes River Elementary School PTA fall fundraiser runs Sept. 11-25. CRES receives 50 percent of the proceeds from sales of high-quality wrapping paper, accessories, creative gifts, novelties, candies and snacks. The funds are used for educational assemblies and after-school programs, and to purchase library books, school supplies, and physical education and science equipment.

 

Fundraiser

New CRES principal Michael Gulden kicks off this year's Innisbrook fundraiser with, from left, pupils Jason Back, Sophia Jacquez, Alexis Pland, Brooke Pland and Katie Jacquez.

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Back-to-school events coming up

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Cosumnes River Elementary School is marking the start of the school year with a couple of events in the coming week. There's more about each in the CRES PTA area of RM.com. The events:

  • Back to School Night is Thursday, Sept. 6. Click here for details.
  • The PTA-sponsored Back-to-School Picnic for CRES families will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Stonehouse Park. Click here for details.
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