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Message from the Principal

This Week at Rheem … is FAMILY WEEK!

All Rheem families are encouraged to set aside time this coming week -- Monday, March 20 through Friday, March 24 – to simply have some fun together! To support this effort, Rheem teachers have agreed to greatly reduce homework for the week, with the intention of creating “extra” TIME to enjoy an activity as a family.  


And, what a better way to celebrate the end of Family Week than by attending Rheem’s First Annual Variety Show on Friday, March 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room.  Doors open at 6:00. 


Family Week is also a time to consider families in need.  A week-long food drive to benefit the Contra Costa County Food Bank will be held, and collection barrels will be available at the Variety Show for your donations.


Click HERE to download a Family Week recording sheet (a hard-copy was sent home in the backpacks).  Students who return photos and/or drawings of their family’s activities will see their work displayed on a Family Week Mural in the Multi-Use Room. 



Monday, March 20:

  • Vision Screening for 3rd graders


Wednesday, March 22:

  • Moraga School Board Visits Rheem!
  • Seed Secrets in 1st grade classrooms
    • O’Connell (8:30 – 9:30); Strohmeyer (9:40 – 10:40); Bailey (11:05 – 12:05)
  • Parent Ed: Stand Up Be Safe (SUBS) meeting for 1st grade parents
    • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Lafayette School District Office
    • Click HERE for informational flyer


Thursday, March 23:

  • 4th grade/Drury field trip to Oakland Museum (8:30 – 3:00)


Friday, March 24:

  • 2nd grade field trip to AT&T Park (8:45 – 1:00)
  • Rheem’s first annual Variety Show (6 – 7:30 p.m.) in the Multi-Use Room
    • Price of Admission: Bring a non-perishable food item for the Contra Costa Food Bank!




Save the Dates!

Don’t miss these upcoming Rheem events!

There are a variety of fun-for-the-whole family events coming this Spring that you won’t want to miss.  Make sure these dates are on your calendars:

  • Rheem Variety Show:  Friday, March 24 (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.) in the Multi-Use Room
  • Rheem Family Work Day:  Saturday, April 22 (8:30 – 11:30) in the Rheem Garden and around campus
  • Rheem Science Fair:  Thursday, April 27 (5:30 – 6:30) in the Multi-Use Room
  • Rotary Field Day: Wednesday, May 10, beginning at 3:00 at JM
  • Rheem Spring Picnic & Art Show: Friday, May 12 (4:30 – 7:00), Multi-Use and front blacktop
  • Rheem Open House: Thursday, May 25 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)



Did You Know?

2017-2018 Instructional Calendar Approved

Recently, the Moraga School Board approved the 2017-2018 calendar, complete with dates for such events as Back-to-School Night and Open House for the 2017-2018 school year.  Did you know that Rheem’s Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Thursday, August 24, 2017?  School Holidays and Staff Development Days are also noted.  It’s not too early to make sure you have your home and school calendars “synced” to ensure good attendance and to not miss any important events.  Click HERE for the 2017-2018 MSD calendar.  


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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