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December 19, 2018Top of Page

Thanksgiving may be over but not the fun.  Students from Rancho Tehama SERRF Expanded Learning Program weighed and measured the height and circumference of pumpkins donated by Julia’s Fruit Stand on Hwy 99.  While exploring, some students found that’ their’ pumpkins weighed more than ‘they’ did.  When challenged to find out if a 6-ounce pumpkin had more seeds than the 58-pound pumpkin, they needed to use a sledgehammer to break the big one, creating laughter and screams of joy.  Final steps were harvesting the seeds and carving the pumpkins.
students with pumpkins on lawn

December 10, 2018Top of Page

Young Marines Trevor Kain and Nicholes Heise, talk with Berrendos SERRF students about the importance of leadership and the options that youth have to step up and make a difference in their communities.
boys holding basketballs in group

November 27, 2018Top of Page

Antelope SERRF 1st grade students are enjoying the "Doors To Discovery- Healthy Me" curriculum. Students are learning the difference between a Medical Doctor (MD) and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
kids gathered with toys

November 14, 2018Top of Page

Richfield SERRF Expanded Learning Program Is Incredible

Richfield SERRF students have been learning about what it means to be Brave!  We all know being brave isn't easy, but we practice bravery almost every day! Students have shown us they have the ability to be brave, and can show this by practicing mindfulness, kindness and respect. 

Kids with masks on

October 23, 2018Top of Page

Plum Valley SERRF students have been participating in CATCH ( Coordinated Approach To Child Health) Parachute Games and Challenges. They have learned cooperative strategies and team building skills, while having fun being physically active.
Children with parachute

October 17, 2018Top of Page

We are fortunate to have instructors come to SERRF to teach students various extra-curricular skills. Metteer SERRF students enjoyed 6 weeks of American Sign Language Instruction.  Juliska Eklund, sign language instructor, taught Metteer 1st, 4th and 5th graders how to sign the alphabet, numbers, and different animals.  It is amazing how quickly the students learned how to communicate with their hands and how engaged they were in learning a new skill.
children sitting at a desk in a classroom

October 8, 2018Top of Page

Antelope SERRF strikes a pose for the "Lightbulb Challenge Project" on behalf of The Afterschool Alliance.  On October 25th, all SERRF sites will celebrate Lights ON! Afterschool, the only national celebration of afterschool programs!
group of children posing

October 5, 2018Top of Page

Los Molinos SERRF students help the beautification process of our school garden, while learning about how to create a compost pile to reduce waste.
students standing in a line outside in the grass

September 11, 2018Top of Page

Antelope SERRF students participate in a "Contraptions Design Challenge" working through an engineering process utilizing KEVA planks, during ""Fun Friday" activities!
two students standing next to something they build with wood planks

September 10, 2018Top of Page

Berrendos SERRF students actively engage in "Minute To Win It" games on their first Fun Friday of the school year.

student participating in a school activity

June 28, 2018Top of Page

Lassen View SERRF Summer program had some very special visitors.  George Zimmerman and Bessie Heggie, with their dog Winkie, brought a working bee hive to share.  Students were able to find the queen bee, observe honey in the honeycomb, and watch bees dance!

students listening to two adults sitting at a table with a bee hive

May 30, 2018Top of Page

Richfield SERRF heads to Oroville Forebay after studying water safety and conservation. Students enjoyed time on the water, learning how to use different types of water equipment: Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, and paddle boats.

students sitting in kayaks on the water

Java Lanes host Rancho Tehama S.E.R.R.F.

Principal Paula Panfilio, students and families from Rancho Tehama S.E.R.R.F enjoyed a field trip to Java Lanes bowling alley in Corning.  Students participated in a six week lesson plan to prepare for the trip.  The families that attended appreciated that the S.E.R.R.F program often provides many of these very educational and exciting field trips.

woman posing with students in a bowling alley

May 2, 2018Top of Page

Lassen View SERRF students have been hard at work making a raised flower bed and planting the beautiful floral plants donated by The Home Depot in Red Bluff.  The primary students have been learning about gardening and plant life cycles. 

students posing around a flower bed

March 23, 2018Top of Page

Berrendos SERRF students enjoy playing "Spike Ball" with Sports Instructor Adrian Hernandez. Recreation, including Moderate to Vigorous Activity (MVPA), is a required component for the California Department of Education After School Education and Safety (ASES) Grant, that helps fund SERRF.
students playing spike ball

March 7, 2018Top of Page

The 4th-8th grade SERRF students of Reeds Creek School enjoyed a special visit from Michelle Ackley of the Red Bluff High School Temple Grandin Team. Students listened to a presentation based on the book, “Temple Grandin, How The Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism And Changed The World”. Reeds Creek SERRF students had spent 6 weeks learning about the life and accomplishments of Temple Grandin who was diagnosed with autism when she was a child. Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science, a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and an autism spokesperson.

students in a classroom listening to a presentation

February 27, 2018Top of Page

During the Great Kindness Challenge Week in January,students are challenged to do as many acts of kindness they can in one week. As an “act of kindness”, Rancho Tehama SERRF students, chose to raise money for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is dedicated to changing the future of children with cleft lips/pallets one smile at a time. One in five children born in this country will be affected by this. Fortunately surgeries are easily available for children in this country. However, this is not the same for children in other countries to get these life altering surgeries. These children are often shunned from their communities. With one 45 minute surgery only costing $240.00, their lives are changed from a lifetime of sadness to a life filled with hope. Please help Rancho Tehama SERRF students change the life of a child. Donation centers are located in Red Bluff at House of Design and Dandy Lion Children’s Shop. In Rancho Tehama the two local stores, the Rancho Tehama Association office, and the Rancho Tehama Elementary School office. Deadline to donate is April 30, 2018.

February 23, 2018Top of Page

Richfield SERRF students have been able to enjoy the nice weather outside by participating in parachute games. These games not only help students improve their locomotor skills, but provides the opportunity for all students to be continuously and vigorously involved regardless of their fitness level and skill ability. Students are actively participating, building cooperative skills and most importantly, having fun! Pictured: Layla Hansen, Keeli Smith, Owen Votaw, Trey Votaw

students sitting outside in the grass

February 12, 2018Top of Page

Manton SERRF students researched a Hugelkultur garden bed (raised garden bed that doesn't require irrigation or fertilization) and decided it would be a beneficial addition to our garden. The students gathered and layered leaves, grass clippings, twigs, branches, corn stalks, and compost to create it. It will be ready for planting in April!

students posing behind a garden bed that they made

February 2, 2018Top of Page

During the week of January 22nd The SERRF Expanded Learning Program celebrated "The Great Kindness Challenge". The 126 students that go to Bidwell SERRF spent the week trying to spread kindness throughout their entire school. Bidwell SERRF students wanted to make sure the lunch room staff felt the kindness. They made some posters to hang around the cafeteria to remind them how thankful they are for what the staff does for them and their classmates. Pictured are: Ms. Brittany, Alex, Carter, Carson, and Neila.
teacher posing with students

January 29, 2018Top of Page

Maywood SERRF expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Maywood Staff by creating "thank you" posters during the week-long "Great Kindness Challenge".  The SERRF students also created and posted posters challenging all students to perform acts of kindness, creating a culture of compassion on their campus.
group of students posing holding a sign that says thank you

January 25, 2018Top of Page

Los Molinos SERRF students want to give a big shout-out of appreciation to Luigi’s Pizza, in Red Bluff, for donating pizza boxes to our “Unicorn Pizza Parlor”. For 3 weeks, students learned about the math and the science involved in running a pizza parlor. To culminate these lessons, SERRFers opened a pizza parlor on Friday for teachers and support staff at school. Although it was paper pizza, with paper toppings and even a paper oven, it was a “REAL” fun turnout!
a student handing another student a pizza made of paper