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Rheem’s “can’t miss” event – our annual Open House is coming this week.  On Thursday, May 25 all classrooms will open at 7:00 for families to see student work on display.  Don’t forget to visit the Rheem Garden, the Library, and the Computer Lab in addition to your children’s classrooms.  There’s lots to see! 

Please keep in mind that Open House is not an appropriate time for an impromptu parent conference or to interview a potential teacher about his/her educational philosophy.  Teachers will be focused on helping their current students celebrate their accomplishments.  Thank you for your understanding!

For your convenience, and as a way to avoid traffic and parking congestion, a shuttle bus will run to and from the Rheem Shopping Center (by Starbucks), beginning at 6:45 through 8:30. 

Please remember that Open House Day will be a minimum day for all students.  Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 11:50 and 1st through 5th graders at 12:12.  There is no lunch served on minimum days.

 

This Week at Rheem:

Monday, May 22:

Weds., May 24:

  • Recycle Woman visit Rheem Students at Lunchtime!

Thurs., May 25:

  • Minimum Day!
  • Open House!  All classrooms open 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26:

  • Spirit Assemblies: 3rd – 5th at 8:40; K – 2nd at 10:05
  • Open House “Tour” – all students visit all classrooms (9:40 – 10:00)

 

 

Thinking About Next Year…

Read the articles below for information and news about the 17-18 school year!

 

Full-Day Kindergarten 

On April 13, 2017, the Moraga School District Governing Board approved a full-day kindergarten program, commencing the 2017-2018 school year.  The District is pleased to offer this additional time for increased student learning and social development, as well as more time for singing, reading, outdoor activities, and exploration.  A longer school day will also provide more opportunities for students to develop pro-social behavioral skills, including self-regulation, attentiveness, and self-confidence.

 

2017-2018 kindergartners will follow the first grade early/late bird, parent conference and minimum day schedule.  School begins at 8:25 AM for early birds and ends at 1:55 PM.  School begins at 9:25 AM for late birds and ends at 3:05 PM. 

 

 

K - 3rd Graders “All Early” for 17-18 School Start

All Moraga School District Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will follow an 8:25 AM to 1:55 PM instructional schedule for the first three weeks of school, August 21 through September 8.  

 

This three-week early release period provides teachers time to individually assess their student's reading and math levels to provide differentiated learning experiences for all students as well as to identify students who may be eligible for additional support.

 

K – 3rd grade teachers will contact parents to schedule dates and times for individual student assessment appointments.  We thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility regarding this “early bird” schedule.

 

 

Order School Supplies for 2017-2018

Rheem students can now order their school supplies for next year!  Follow the easy steps below:

  • Click on the grade level.  Remember to use next year’s grade level!
  • Click “view kit” to see the kit’s contents. (If you choose NOT to purchase the kit, please reference this list for requested materials).
  • Proceed to checkout and pay.

The kits will be available for pick-up at Roadrunner Day, Friday, August 18 (the Friday before school begins).  Picking up kits on Roadrunner Day is OPTIONAL.  Kits not picked-up will be delivered directly to your child’s class for the first day. 

Ordering window closes Friday, June 9, so don’t delay, order yours today!  For more detailed information about this program, please click HERE.

 

 

2017-2018 MSD Instructional Calendar

Click HERE to download and print the 2017-2018 MSD calendar.  It’s the first step to make sure that your home and school calendars are “synced” to ensure good attendance for the next school year.  This calendar also notes events such as Parent Conference Weeks, Back-to-School Night, Open House, Minimum Days, and School Holidays! Thank you for planning ahead.

 

 

Communication is Key!

Rheem Elementary is a very special place that takes advantage of a “team” approach—teachers, students, and parents all joining together to promote a dynamic learning environment in which all students can thrive.  

 Make sure you are receiving all important communications from Rheem School.   Here are the Big Three:

  •  Rheemarks: "Frank"ly Speaking – This weekly email (look for it on Sundays) is sent through Rheem's School Messenger System from Principal Frank.  Family email addresses are pulled from our data base (the info provided at registration) to make sure that ALL families receive this newsletter.  This newsletter focuses on current school events and issues.  Click HERE to view the most recent edition as well as to access Rheemarks archives.
  • PTA E-News – Rheem’s weekly PTA Newsletter is sent out on Wednesdays and limited to important information and updates about PTA programs, activities, opportunities, and more!  Once you sign up for PTA, you’ll start receiving these informative newsletters.
  • REMIND text messages -- It’s easy!  It’s quick!  It’s informative!  Last year, we began using a new system called REMIND to send quick “texts” to parents who sign-up for this service.  The one-way text messages come directly from the front office and are limited to brief, timely “Rheeminders.”  This is the best way to not miss an important due date or forget a minimum day!  To receive messages via text, simply text @rheem to 81010 or click HERE to download instructions.

In addition, all classroom teachers have email distribution lists to inform parents of specific classroom events.  Being aware of programs, schedules, due dates, etc. is key to a successful (and less stressed!) school year for you and your child.  

 

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