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Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

-William Arthur Ward

Field Trips

  • February 23rd - Field Trip to Fujitsu Planetarium AND Museum of Euphrates - De Anza College 


  • Friday May 27 - Colonial Day


  • In late May to early June we will head to Mt. Madonna for a nature hike led by former parent Tom Chavez.

Fifth Grade

Upcoming Events

Check the calendar for important dates


October 19th - Fifth Grade Fundraiser Kick - Off

  • Each year we sell beautiful Headstart Nursery poinsettias to pay for our field trips, Native American Day, Colonial Day, etc... 
  • Our Goal: Sell 400 plants! Please help us meet this goal! 


Nov. 9th - Final Day To Turn In Poinsettia Fundraiser Money

Nov. 29th - Poinsettia Delivery 

Fifth Grade Fundraiser

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Get a headstart on your holiday decorating with gorgeous poinsettias direct from Headstart Nursery's greenhouses in Gilroy! These beautiful, vibrant poinsettias are the easiest way to get your home or business ready for the holiday season. They also make wonderful gifts. Plants are available for just $9.00 each or a special discounted rate of $50.00 per case of 6 plants. All proceeds benefit Rucker Fifth Grade student activities. Poinsettias are a deep red color. Plants are grown in 6 1/2 pots with festive red pot covers and are sleeved for protection during protection during shipment. 


Please plan to pick up poinsettias on Wednesday, November 29th, from 1:15 - 2:15pm on the backstage of Rucker's multipurpose room. Since these are live plants, they need to be picked up on that day. 


  • Please exchange all cash for one check whenever possible. 
  • Make checks payable to Rucker Home and School Club.
  • Please write your child's name and classroom number in the memo section of your checks. 
  • Order forms and payment must be turned in by Thursday, November 9th

Order Forms


  • Kim Larner
  • Jannette Mahaffey 
  • Marlene Manzo

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