The last weekend of the Endless Summer Wine and Art Series

This Sunday, October 2nd, 1-4pm. Tickets are still only $10 for tastes of some great local wineries. We have raised over $1500 so far, and the weather looks promising for Sunday!! So come to the Farmers Market, and stay for the wine and art!
Presented by Seascape Foods & Seascape Wine & Spirits

Wine Tastings by:
Hallcrest Winery • Beckmen Vineyards
OZV • Ahlgren Vineyards • Lander–Jenkins
Soquel Vineyards • Alfaro Family Vineyards
Beauregard Vineyards • Bargetto Winery

Tasty bites by Seascape Foods
Live Music & Kid Friendly

Buy Wine from Sponsors and then wine & dine at Sanderlings or Palapas on day of the event and corkage fee waived with receipt
Ticket proceeds and 10% of wine and art sales to benefit Rio Del Mar School
Ask about special wine bottle & case pricing $$$


Drive For Schools Information – Coming Home Soon

The 2011 “Drive for Schools” fundraiser has started! This fundraiser benefits participating Santa Cruz County schools.

The Grand Prize is a 2012 TOYOTA PRIUS, 2012 SUBARU OUTBACK, OR $25,000 CASH, plus over 100 additional prizes!

This is a great way to support Rio not only because of the great prizes but because every dollar from every ticket sold STAYS RIGHT HERE at Rio del Mar School!

Rio’s goal is to raise $5,000 for our Reading Enrichment Programs.

Please keep an eye out for information and tickets coming home with your child soon.

Final Reminder for Harvest Festival

Greetings All,

The final volunteer schedule, along with check-in directions, has been emailed to all Harvest Festival volunteers. If you did not receive this email on Wed night, please email Denise Russo at It is possible that your email was typed incorrectly or that your volunteer form was not turned in or was even missed. We’d like to correct that.
Thank you for all of your help. We hope to see you at this year’s annual Harvest Festival, Sept 23rd, 5-9 pm.

Volunteers Needed!!

The Harvest Festival is almost here! If you have volunteered to work at the Harvest Festival, you should have received confirmation of the hour or hours you were working from Denise Russo on Saturday. If you have not, received confirmation please email Denise at or call her at 685-0885. We are still in need of volunteers at every hour with the following needed:

5-6: 3 more volunteers
6-7: 5 more volunteers
7-8: 9 more volunteers
8-9: 19 more volunteers

This amazing event is heavily dependent on our parent volunteers and we thank you all for making this event happen for the Rio Del Mar community!!!

Denise Russo and Sandra Staka
Harvest Festival Chairs

Rio Restaurant Night 9/19

Monday, September 19th is our first Restaurant Night of 2011-2012 School Year!

The NEW Cafe Rio in Rio del Mar has offered to donate 15% of food sales to our school for this one night only, so come down and enjoy a  delicious dinner by the beach and enjoy a night out! Plus, if you let the hostess know you are from RDM you’ll get $10 gift certificate good towards your next visit!

Call for reservations or visit for more information about their menu and location.

The Endless Summer Wine and Art Benefit Series

The Endless Summer Wine and Art Benefit Series

When: Sunday September, 18 from 1pm-4pm in the courtyard at Seascape Foods in Aptos

Wine Tastings by: Thomas Fogarty Winery, Cinnabar, Storrs Winery, Joyce Vineyards

Hors d’oeuvres by Seascape Foods

Local Artists, Live Music, Kid Friendly: Face Painter and Art table

Tickets:  $10 per flight

Note: Ticket proceeds and percentage of wine and art sales to benefit Rio Del Mar School.

Quick Reminder – Harvest Festival Volunteer Forms Due

Hello Rio Families,

We are looking forward to another fantastic Harvest Festival on Friday, September 23rd, from 5-9 pm. This is one of Rio’s favored events with an opportunity to have a BBQ dinner, play carnival games, enjoy the cake walk and so much more. The kids will talk about this community event for months to come. The Harvest Festival cannot happen without the help of most of our families. If you have not yet turned in your orange volunteer form, noting the hour or hours you can work, please do so soon as they are due Thursday, September 15th. If you do not receive confirmation of your form having been turned in by Friday, September 16th, please email Denise Russo with your volunteer information at

We look forward to seeing at the Harvest Festival next Friday!