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    Rheemarks August 19, 2018 Posted 8/20/18

    Dear Rheem Team Families,

    READY OR NOT…HERE WE GO!!! Can you believe the first week of school is upon us and summer vacation is coming to a close? The Rheem Team Staff is eagerly anticipating the arrival of students (new and old) on Tuesday morning, August 21st. This edition of RHEEMARKS (a weekly publication for all Rheem families), is intended to give you all the information for a smooth first week.

    This Week at Rheem:

    Monday, August 20th:

    • Roadrunner Day in Frank Hall from 4:00-5:30
    • Kindergarten “Meet and Greet” from 3:00-3:30 in Kinder classrooms

    Tuesday, August 21st:

    • First Day of School!
    • Regularly scheduled day
      • K-3rd 8:25-1:55 (3rd grade will follow the 4th and 5th schedule on September 10th)
      • 4th-5th 8:25-3:05
    • PTA Welcome Back Coffee and Association Meeting
      • In Frank Hall, coffee from 8:30-8:45 and meeting from 8:45-9:15

    Wednesday, August 22nd:

    • Early dismissal for K-5th grade is 1:50 every Wednesday of the school year.
    • Rules Assembly for K-5th graders in the Frank
      • K-2nd 8:45-9:15 and 3rd-5th 9:30-10:00

    Thursday, August 23rd:

    • Regularly scheduled day
      • K-3rd 8:25-1:55 (3rd grade will follow the 4th and 5th schedule on September 10th)
      • 4th-5th 8:25-3:00

    Friday, August 24th:

    • School wide Spirit Assembly from 8:35-9:20 in the Frank
    • Summer Reading recording sheets
    • Regularly scheduled day
      • K-3rd 8:25-1:55 (3rd grade will follow the 4th and 5th schedule on September 10th)     
      • 4th-5th 8:25-3:05 

    Welcome our newest additions to the Rheem staff:

    • Tatiana Gessling – Kindergarten teacher
    • Kate Kunnes – Learning Center teacher
    • Teresa Koro – School Psychologist
    • Tamra Scanlon – Speech Pathologist
    • Virginia Vu – ELL Specialist
    • Leslie Muldoon – Teaching Assistant (3rd/4th)
    • Nicole Bettiga – Intensive Instructional Aide
    • Miriam Atefi - Intensive Instructional Aide

    Roadrunner Day is tomorrow, August 20th

    Be sure to come to Rheem tomorrow for Roadrunner Day. Families will find out who their student’s teachers are while enjoying popsicles and the company of good friends. There will be a host of PTA volunteers providing refreshments and lots of great information. Class lists will be posted in Frank Hall starting at 4:00pm and ending at 5:30pm.

    Kindergarten “Meet and Greet” is tomorrow, August 20th

    Kindergarteners and their families are invited to Rheem tomorrow from 3:00-3:30 to meet their teacher and familiarize themselves with their classrooms. Be sure to swing by Frank Hall after the kindergarten festivities to join in the company of the entire school community.

    Emergency Cards will be sent home with your child(ren) on the first day of school and are due back by Friday, August 24. We appreciate your attention to this “homework assignment” to ensure that we have accessible, updated information for all students.

    PTA Newsletter – did you receive your copy (sent Friday, August 17)? If not, you might not be completely signed up through PTA’s Membership Tool Kit. This is the process by which you register for PTA and sign-up for important programs, like HOT LUNCH and After-School Enrichment Programs (ASEP). Click HERE to go the MTK site.

    Third grade students. For the past several years in the Moraga School District, 3rdgrade students have followed an “early bird” schedule for the first three weeks of school, and this year will be no different. Through September 7, third graders will be dismissed at 1:55 (1:50 on Wednesdays) to allow time for their teachers to individually assess students in reading comprehension and fluency. Third grade teachers will contact parents to schedule dates and times for individual student assessments.

    Plan Ahead!

    You’ll want to be sure to have the upcoming dates marked on your calendars:

    ·        Back to School Night is Tuesday, August 28. This parent-only event is an important opportunity to hear from your child’s teacher about specific goals, practices, and procedures for a great year! K-2nd grade presentations will be held from 6:15-7:00; 3rd-5th grade presentations will be from 7:15-8:00.

    ·        Student Picture Day is Tuesday, September 4th. Flyers will be sent home with students prior to the date with ordering information.

    ·        Hot Lunch begins on Monday, August 27th. Please make note that hot lunch will not be served the first week of school. For additional information on how to sign up for Hot Lunch please visit our Hot Lunch Sodexo.

    The Last Word...

    Can you remember one of your first days of school? Depending on what grade you were entering the experience was probably a little different, but there was more than likely a mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation about the coming year…and the night before was a hard-to-get-to-sleep kinda night. The energy and excitement of everything brought a sense of newness into our lives. Whether it was catching up with old friends or making new ones, the start of a new school year was like a renaissance. And so it is for our own children as they make their way to school Tuesday morning, full of energy, excitement, and nervousness. Here’s to new beginnings, and a wonderful 18-19 school year.

    There’s no place like Rheem!

    Mr. Sullivan

    Hot Lunch - New for Fall 2018 Posted 8/5/18

    Registration for Hot Lunch through Sodexo opens on August 6 for rolling order. Hot Lunch starts on August 27. For details, open the attached file. 

    New MSD and School Site Websites Posted 7/20/18

    The Moraga School District and all schools are proud to unveil our new website.  All content from the prior websites is available on the new websites and are more user-friendly to access.  Improvements will continue throughout the 2018-2019 school year.


    Need parent information?  Click on Parent Links on the top right.


    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. 


    School Calendar

    School Year 2018-2019

    Board Adopted:
    Dec. 12, 2017


    About US

    The Moraga School District is located in Moraga, California, beyond the Oakland hills and east of San Francisco.  Our students consistently score advanced and proficient on California standardized tests while excelling in art, music, technology, physical education and a variety of intermediate school electives.  The Moraga School District values the involvement of Moraga parents and families, our PTAs, the Moraga Education Foundation, and local businesses.  Together we deliver to our TK-8th grade students a first class education addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students to succeed in a diverse global world.

    Nondiscrimination Policy: MSD prohibits unlawful discrimination against any protected group as identified under Education Code 200 and 220 and Government Code 11135, and Title IX, including actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any District program or activity that received or benefits from state financial assistance, including athletic programs. Complaint information is available at the MSD District Office, 1540 School Street, CA, 94556.  For further information, call 925-376-5943