Message from the Principal
Rheem Team Spirit was certainly shining bright at last Thursday’s Open House! It’s always a great feeling to watch excited children and proud teachers share a year’s worth of memories with parents, siblings, and extended families. On Thursday, the classrooms, computer lab, library, and even the hallways, were filled to the brim with impressive displays of innovative learning experiences. And, our school garden has never looked more beautiful, thanks to the recent success of our Family Work Day. Many thanks to all our dedicated teachers and hard-working students for making this inspiring evening possible!
What you didn't see on Thursday is equally important and deserves recognition: our teaching assistants who support our teachers and students on a daily basis; intervention programs such as Reading Tutor, and “Power Half-Hour;” the hands-on science labs that are organized by Ms. Healy; our K – 5th grade Music programs; the social/emotional support of our Kids’ Connection Program. The list goes on and on. Most of this 'behind the scenes" support is funded by generous donations from our community to the Moraga Education Foundation. As of this weekend, we are still $300,000 short of our $2.2 Million goal. So, just in case you haven’t given yet, please give today atwww.moragaeducation.org. Give because you loved Open House! Give because you are grateful your child has access to the arts and technology! Give because you are aware that MEF supports every student, and every teacher, every day! It's not too late, and every dollar counts as we get ready to fund next year's critical programs.
This Week at Rheem:
Monday, May 23:
Wednesday, May 25:
Thursday, May 26:
Note: Thursday is NOT a minimum day at Rheem (only at JM)
Friday, May 27:
Note: All K’s are “early birds” on Friday
Order School Supply Kits for 2016-2017!
Again, this year, Rheem students can now order their school supplies in advance for the next school year! The quality of specific items has been upgraded in response to parent feedback. Don’t miss out on the convenience and savings. Follow the easy steps below:
The kits will be available for pick-up at Roadrunner Day, Friday, August 19 (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 3, so don’t delay, order yours today!
For more detailed information about this program, including a link to requested items if you choose NOT to purchase this kit, please click HERE.
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:
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.