Degrees and Certifications:
Chris Birgen, Principal
Welcome to Carol Rae Ranch Elementary! Our school is dedicated to building a community of compassionate, life-long learners that are working to make our world a better place to live. The partnership between school and home makes a difference in your child's learning experiences and successes. We appreciate the support you give and that you choose Carol Rae for your child's education.
Chris Birgen is the principal at Carol Rae Ranch Elementary since 2021. Before taking over at Carol Rae, Mr. Birgen was the Principal at Islands Elementary for 10 years, Assistant Principal at South Valley Junior High, and Dean of Students at South Valley Junior High. Mr. Birgen was a 7th–8th Special Education teacher in Greenfield Junior High before becoming an Administrator.
Carol Rae Ranch Announcements
We had so much fun kicking off this year’s Kids Heart Challenge this week! We traveled the globe with this year’s heart heroes, who inspired our students to “Be The Torch” in the fight against heart disease by taking care of their own heart, helping others with special hearts, and completing Finn’s Mission with their family to learn lifesaving skills. We are so excited for our fun benchmark incentives this year! When we reach $4,000-Pajama Stuffed Animal Day, $8,000- lunch outside on the playground, $12,000-extra 30-minute recess, $15,000-GAME DAY(electronics included) and our BIG school goal of $17,500, the whole school will get a movie and popcorn party! Help your student get a head start by completing Finn’s Mission TODAY.
Visit our school page at http://www2.heart.org/goto/
CarolRaeRanchElementary or download the Kids Heart Challenge app! #hearthero #kidsheartchallenge
FUN RUNS begin 11/18 and are held on Fridays, after school from 2:55—3:30 pm. Please make sure your child is picked up by 3:30 pm at the parent pick-up area. After each FUN RUN, Student Council will be selling POPSICLES for .50 cents.
If you plan on your child participating in ANY of the FUN RUNS, please fill out this form for each child participating. Filling this form out ONCE, allows your child to participate in all FUN RUNS.
LINK to SIGN-UP: FUN RUN PERMISSION FORM
Upcoming Carol Rae Ranch Events
February 15, 2023
February 17, 2023
February 20, 2023
February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 24, 2023
March 1, 2023
March 3, 2023
Elementary School Day Start & End Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm
Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm
Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am
Playground opens at 7:45 a.m
Line-up bell at 8:02 a.m.
Tardy bell at 8:10 a.m.
Preschool Start & End Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
AM Class: 8:00 - 10:30
PM Class: 11:15 - 1:45
*No preschool classes on Wednesdays and Half Days
Carol Rae Ranch Site Council
|Reed Carr||Community Member|
|Leslie Garbis||Staff Member|
|Kathleen Sawyers||Staff Member|