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Message from the Principal


Not even the rain could dampen the Rheem Team Spirit on Friday, when our kindergartners donned bright orange and black butterfly wings and marched around the Multi-Use Room to the delight of family, friends, and their 5th grade buddies at Rheem’s 41st Annual Butterfly Parade.  Just pure cuteness and joy! 


And this Friday, October 21, everyone can bask in our special school spirit at our Annual Fall Family Picnic and Cake Walk, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Yet another opportunity to enjoy good, old-fashioned fun with carnival games, giant inflatables, raffle-prizes, good food, the hula-hoop contest, and the biggest collection of colorful and crazy cakes in Moraga!  Buy your tickets now by clicking HERE.   



This Week at Rheem:

Monday, Oct. 17:

  • Balclutha Overnight (Ms. Cavallero’s 5th grade)


Tuesday, Oct. 18:

  • Balclutha Overnight (Mr. Greer’s 5th grade)
  • Stand Up, Be Safe Lesson: 5th/Gubser (1:00 – 2:00)
  • Rheem School Site Council Meeting: 3:15 in Room 19


Weds., Oct. 19:

  • 3rd graders to Oakland Zoo (8:30 – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Free Movie Presentation: The Mask You Live In sponsored by Moraga iKind Project
    • JM Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
    • The movie is appropriate for parents and middle school students age 13+.  Students younger than 13 should be accompanied by a parent.
    • A student panel discussion will follow the movie


Thurs., Oct. 20:

  • Photo Make-Up Day (for students who were absent or want a re-take)
    • For re-takes – be sure to return your original portraits on re-take day
    • (Rheem Order Code is 08305W)
  • Parent Ed Presentation: Readers’ Workshop
    • JM Auditorium, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    • For more information, click HERE


Friday, Oct. 21:




It’s Digital Citizenship Week

It’s Digital Citizenship Week! In our MSD community, we will be discussing how we can be kind online over the next few weeks. This week we will focus on what it means to be a good digital citizen. We are surveying our MSD community to find out our educational needs for students and parents. Please take a moment to complete our parent survey.


All classroom teachers have access to video and discussion activities on this important topic.  The videos are linked below in case you'd like to view too and be able to discuss at home. Each week we will send you a tip sheet or other resource to help facilitate a conversation at home and extend your child’s learning. On Dec. 6, we will host a parent education night at JMIS for all K-8 parents, so mark your calendars.


Focus for Week 1, Oct. 17-21:


We hope all Rheem families will take advantage of Digital Citizenship Week to discuss this important topic.  



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.  




Shop and earn for Rheem

Rheem Amazon Plugin

The Rheem Amazon extension for Chrome automatically adds the Rheem affiliate code to any Amazon links you find on the web. It will also add the code if you go directly to Amazon.

What this means is that Rheem will receive between 4% & 15% of the value of your order each and every time you buy something from Amazon. The percentage varies depending on what you buy.

So install the plugin and earn cash for Rheem while you shop!

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Facilities Calendar

Click here to access the Rheem Google Facilities Calendar (for RH staff only)