The Riebli Record
John B. Riebli Elementary- November 17, 2022
Kindergarten blanket drive for homeless shelters💕
Dear Riebli Community,
Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. That perfectly reflects what I have experienced during my time at Riebli. Every day, I am moved and inspired by what I see. Every day, I marvel at our staff's incredible devotion and unique ability to teach and inspire our children. Every day, I celebrate the amazing support of our parents and community.
I believe that the success of our school is built on a foundation of mutual respect and inclusiveness. Every day, dedicated teachers and staff nurture a culture of fairness, love, and caring, all focused on the goal of providing a safe learning environment for our students and families. Riebli is committed to continuing this focus and supporting our families during the school day and beyond.
During this time of Thanksgiving, I want to share my gratitude and thank you for being such an important part of our children’s lives. This is a wonderful time of the year to get together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. On behalf of #TeamRiebli, I would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a safe and happy holiday. We will see everyone back here on November 28th.
5th grade overnight fundraiser
We have set up an online See's Fundraiser to help with our 5th grade trip to Alliance Redwoods. Please help us by sharing this link with family, friends, social media, etc.
Our link is active through 12/2, which will ensure that holiday items arrive on time. We get 20% back on most items. There are a few items we get 50% back on.
It's that time of the year for colds and flus...
We are seeing an increase in student absences due to illness. There has been an increase in absences across the County and state related to the flu, RSV, a separate viral infection, and in some cases, COVID-19.
Unfortunately, symptoms for the aforementioned illnesses have many crossovers and it can be hard to determine the difference. Health officials expect to see a spike in all of these highly contagious illnesses over the next few months.
Here are a few reminders
- If a child is symptomatic, they need to stay home
- If a child becomes symptomatic at school, they will be sent home
- A child must be temperature free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication before they return
- We will continue to require a negative COVID test result for all symptomatic students before they return. Please email negative tests to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- We will continue to encourage students to wash hands regularly.
Thank you for working with us to try to keep everyone healthy!
Riebli NIGHTS at the Warriors
Back by popular demand is "Riebli Nights at Chase Stadium"!
- Link: https://am.ticketmaster.com/warriors/promotional-page?filterType=NjAz
- Tuesday January 10th Vs. Phoenix Suns
- Warriors Pregame Fan Tunnel – First 20 Kids get the Pregame Fan tunnel for the SUNS game.
Come out and join the fun!
I hope music students have a wonderful and relaxing break next week! But rather than take a break from your instrument or voice, why not share your music with your family during the holidays? Not only will it help students remember what they're learning, but it is also a great way to spread joy and celebrate being together during the holidays. "Music is the universal language...it brings people closer together." - Ella Fitzgerald
And don't forget! The sounds of the season are upon us! Please join the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade chorus and continuing violin students for our long-held tradition of singing and playing holiday songs at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, presented by the Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce. This year the Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:00pm in the Mark West Elementary MPR (not in front of Molsberry's Market). Students who are performing have received a flyer with more details. We hope to see you there!
- Mrs. Kaufman
Cell phone and smart watch reminder!
Over the past year or so, we've had several cases of students using communication devices during school hours. They may be used outside school hours. Cell phones and smart watches are allowed at school, but may not be used to contact others, including parents. It is possible that you, or your child was unaware of this policy. If your child needs to contact you, they can come to the office, if you need to get a message to them, please call or email the office. I'm attaching the Mark West School District policy on personal devices for your reference. If you have any questions, please contact me.
"Students may bring personal technology, including computers, smart phones, network access devices, or other electronic signaling devices to school provided that such technology is used for instructional purposes. Students shall abide by the instructions provided by teachers and other school staff in the use of such personal technologies. Access to the Internet or other District communication systems from personal technology is limited to wireless access points on the school campuses or other access devices away from school. Access to the Internet or other District communication systems from personal technology is not available via hardwire connections."