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Message from the Principal
This year's Annaul Fall Family Picnic was a HUGE success: The Multi-Use Room was filled to the brim with fanciful cakes and cupcakes for the Cake Walk; families enjoyed the variety of carnival games and the always-popular Hula Hoop contest. Even the weather cooperated! Many thanks to the dozens of parent volunteers, led by Fall Picnic Chairperson, Phil Crosby, for yet another amazing Rheem Team event!
Also, on Friday, October 17, our school was bursting with ORANGE & BLACK! No, it wasn’t due to the Giant’s clinching the pennant (although that is very, very exciting news indeed!); it was because today we celebrated Rheem School’s 40th Annual Butterfly Parade! Our adorable kindergartners, sporting monarch butterfly wings and antennae, marched, danced, and sang to the delight to parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, 5th grade buddies, dignitaries (Superintendent Burns and staff), and other very special guests (former Kindergarten teachers Maryeda Their and Alberta Svenson). It was a magical event!
We are eagerly looking forward to other wonderful Rheem traditions, coming soon in October: Red Ribbon Week activities, The FUN(d) Run, and the Halloween Parade. It's an exiting time!
October 24, 2014
Soul Shoppe was back at Rheem on Monday, October 20. Joseph Savage, co-founder of Soul Shoppe, met with each individual grade level to show just how easy it can be to help each other solve our problems. At the Respect workshops, we reviewed/learned:
Be sure to ask your child about how he/she is using the above strategies, and/or check out the Parent Information sheet about what was taught/learned.
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October 10, 2014
At the Moraga School District’s Oct 2nd Parent Ed evening, over 200 parents learned about how we are working to support students to meet the new writing standards through a “Writers’ Workshop” approach. The essential beliefs of a Writers’ Workshop include the following:
Parents also learned about the components of a Writers’ Workshop model (from “mini-lesson” to “celebration”) and what Writers’ Workshop looks like across a unit and across an entire school year. Parents also had the opportunity to experience Writers’ Workshop for themselves!
Rheem’s Common Core-ner will provide information throughout the year on this topic as well as ideas of how parents can help their young writers at home. To begin with, do you know what the writing standards are for your child at his/her specific grade level? Click HERE to read the specific expectations for your child when writing opinion pieces, informative/explanatory texts and narratives.
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