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Welcome to Donald Rheem Elementary School

Principal: Brian Sullivan

Secretary: Lisa Fitzinger

Assistant Secretary: Erica Smith

Office: (925) 376-4441

Fax: (925) 376-3248

Attendance: (925) 377-2086

Roadrunner Club: (925) 376-3012


Address:  90 Laird Drive, Moraga, CA 9455

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 Two:

RheemarksThis weekly email (look for it on Sundays) is sent through Rheem's School Messenger System from Principal Sullivan.  Family email addresses are pulled from our database (the info provided at registration) to make sure that ALL families receive this newsletter.  This newsletter focuses on current school events and issues.  

PTA E-NewsRheem’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. 

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Message from the Principal


June 10, 2018

Summer has officially begun!! Please take a moment to catch up on what happened during the last week of school and see what opportunities students have to get in some summer practice.

School News and Highlights

  • The Frank was rocking on Monday, as Kindergarten through 3rd grade performed their yearend music assembly and let their voices be heard. 
  • Kindergartners had a special Spirit Assembly on Tuesday where Ms. Lorie, Ms. Kathan, and Ms. Inzeo were able to recognize students for their hard work and pulled nearly 20 Gold Slips. The Wheel of Prizes was spinning like a top. Kudos to all those kinders for working so hard and getting their gold slip pulled.
  • The staff vs 5th grade Kickball game was a big hit on Wednesday. The staff jumped out to an early lead but the 5th graders battled back to make the score close. Congratulations to students and staff alike for their great energy and sportsmanship. 

5th Grade Celebration

Thursday was a very special day for our 5th graders and their families as we celebrated them in our final Spirit Assembly. (We also welcomed back a very special musical guest…Ms. Frank). We were treated to a wonderful video that captured the spirit of each of our 5th graders. We also acknowledged all of our 5th graders, as well as gave special recognition to those taking part in S.W.A.T., and Student Council. As always, there was lots of singing and laughter with the highlights coming from the kindergartners’ song to their buddies and a rousing rendition of “The Hills of Moraga” performed by our graduating class. 

A very special, and sincere thank you to all of our 5th grade families for their undying support and contribution as Rheem Team members. Once a Roadrunner…always a Roadrunner.

Summer Success!

With hopes that all Rheem families enjoy the relaxation and fun that comes with summer vacation, we hope that Rheem families will take advantage of four programs that are designed to keep academic skills fresh over the summer months.



Did you know…students who read independently for just 15 minutes a day can expose themselves to more than a million words of text in a single year


Rheem’s Summer Reading Program “Camp Read S’More!”– It’s simple! It’s easy! It’s FUN! Simply read, read, read (a favorite summer activity anyway!) and log what you read on the Summer Reading forms linked HERE. Return this form in the fall to receive acknowledgment at a Spirit Assembly AND a coupon to spend at the annual Book Fair in November.

Moraga Library Presents

Summer Reading for All Ages. June 4- August 4, 2018. All Contra Costa County Libraries: 

Adventure awaits with Contra Costa County Library’s Summer Reading program. This year “Reading Takes You Everywhere” is the theme and runs from June 4 to August 4. Readers of all ages can visit for activities and challenges to feed the imagination and explore new skills. Visit any of the 26 Contra Costa County library locations for free and fun happenings all summer. Every completed entry is eligible for a free book and a raffle entry to win prizes. Contact: Geneva Moss, Community Library Manager, Moraga Library,1500 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA  94556, gmoss@ccclib.org925.376.6852  


And that’s not ALL! Keep in mind that students who have used “Raz-Kids” during the school year will have access over the summer as well. Enjoy!



Studies show that if you want to be good at math, you have to practice all different kinds of mathematics.

Rheem ROCKS (Review of Computation Knowledge and Skills) Summer Program – This program is designed to fit each individual child’s needs and learning preferences. Once again, the goal is to keep those math facts fresh as well as promote deeper understanding of math concepts. Click HERE for all the information, including the Recording Sheet to track efforts and return to school in August.


The Last Word

The school year is 180 days long. For a 5-year-old, it probably feels more like 1800 days and for a middle-aged principal more like 18. As I look back on my first year at Rheem, I am so thankful for all the support and kindness so many people provided me. To name a few:

  • The Rheem teachers and staff are amazing. Their willingness to give so much of their time and talent to support the children and families of  Rheem.
  • The families of Rheem have been so supportive and friendly. It truly is a special place where a new principal can feel so connected and welcomed.
  • And last but not least the students of Rheem. Every day I came to school was like a breath of fresh air. No matter how much was going on, I could count on the students to put a smile on my face and let me know just how grateful I am to be a part of the Rheem Team. 

I wish all of you all of you a happy and healthy summer. Wherever your travels may take you, I hope they are safe and memorable. Thank you again for making Rheem a place like no other. 

There’s no place like Rheem,

Mr. Sullivan


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