The Riebli Record

John B. Riebli Elementary Newsletter--September 13, 2018

Principal's report- Another Amazing week at Riebli!

Thank you to the 331 parents who attended Back to School night. As you heard, one of my passions is Literacy. Please, read with your students. Listen to the books that the students are reading while you commute and talk with them about the book. Ask specific questions about the book to help with comprehension. Have your student predict what is going to happen next. Make Literacy a family activity!


This month I am reading Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun to your students. A quick summary:

“How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph. (google)” I have students tell me what Toolbox tools the characters use and how do they know this? What textual evidence do they have for this? The students are doing a great job at empathy and forgiveness tool usage with this book.


Friday afternoon the fencing showed up for the new construction zone by the blacktop. For the next few weeks, big trucks will be doing lots of work getting ready for the new ECC portables to be, literally, dropped into place. Please talk with your students about being safe around the fencing.


On Monday we were joined by Dr. Blake Brandes to learn about the Growth mindset. Dr. Brandes is the “Doctor of Hip Hop” and uses his musical skills to teach about the Growth Mindset and Grit lessons infused with beatboxing, comedic storytelling, and family-friendly freestyle rapping. Here is a short video about his presentation in another district.


Thank you to Mrs. Trager for setting up the Riebli School table at the Heirloom Expo. Our theme is “Return, Recover and Rebuild.” Students from Mrs. Gohl’s class helped with signs and Mrs. Trager arranged the content for the table. The Kindergarten students are going to the Heirloom Festival and are excited to check out the table.


Our PTA had their September meeting on Monday. Our walk-a-thon fundraiser is in full swing. Parents should set up their 99pledges account and work with their students to figure out how the STUDENTS are going to raise the money. PTA is also planning for many October events including skate night on October 5 at Cal Skate, book faire the week of October 15 and the 4th grade pasta feed on October 18.

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Walk-a-thon pledge information

We are excited to streamline our fundraiser by going online. You will be able to reach out to friends and family by email, Facebook, and Twitter, instead of going door-to-door, tracking commitments, and handling checks.

In the coming days, you will receive an email with a link to your participant's pledge page. You do not need to login or change anything. Simply make a donation for whatever you can, and share your participant's link with friends and family. We are shooting for 100% participation so no amount is too small.

If you do not receive the email for whatever reason, simply search and find your participant's online pledge page here: https://99pledges.com/fund/riebli2018

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Want to see the new Language Arts Curriculum??

The two curriculums we are piloting, Wonders and Benchmark, are on display in the office. Please come down and take a look. There is a short parent survey for you to fill out if you would like. We want Parent feedback!
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