The Riebli Record

John B. Riebli Elementary Newsletter--November 8, 2018

Principal's message

Well, today was a different day. The smoke came in asthma, fear, and anxiety kicked in for many of our students. We had counseling available for all students to access and acted like today was a "rainy day".

That is our plan moving forward. We will be watching the air quality and treating the day like a "rainy day" with indoor recesses until it is safe for students to be out.

We always have student safety as our number 1 priority.

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Garden News

We have found a parent to take the lead in bringing life back to the Riebli Garden. Currently, our garden needs irrigation ditches filled, and other minor refurbishing and maintenance done. If interested in helping, please contact Joel Arcila within the next week at 707/843-1544. He is a parent in Mrs. O'Hare's Kindergarten class and eager to embrace our Garden program and community. "Recover, Rebuild, Regrow."


"And on every street corner, you'll hear..."

At 6:00 pm on Wednesday, December 5, the advanced violins and chorus will perform at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting in front of Molsberry Market. The ceremony is a fun event that highlights our district music program in our community. This event will happen rain or shine, so be sure to dress accordingly. Details for performers will be sent home in the next week or so. See you there!
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Library News

Library Reminders Monday is Veterans Day.
  • Children in classes that come to the Library on Tuesday need to remember to have their books ready to return if they’ve finished reading them. The three-day weekend can throw off our schedule, and it’s always sad to have a lot of children not be able to check out books after a long weekend.

Book Safety

  • Please make sure your child has a safe & dry place to keep their book at home. I strongly recommend that children keep their book in their backpacks when they’re not reading it. This way they’ll know exactly where it’s located, whether they’re at home or at school, ensuring that it’s not left behind. Please make sure water and juice bottles in the backpack don’t have any leaks, as books are being accidentally damaged in this way.

Lost Books

  • When a school library book is overdue, I will give your child a paper that tells you the name of the book that is overdue to assist you in finding it. If the book is lost, the paper will also have the dollar amount needed to replace the book. I ask for cash, as I hold on to it for you, ready to return it, when the book is located. Many times the book shows up right after you’ve paid for it. Paying for it will clear your child’s account and allow them to check out another book.

Damaged Books

  • When a book is returned damaged (not suitable to return to the shelf), I will give your child a paper to let you know how much it will cost to replace the book. You also have the option of purchasing another book yourself, to take the place of the one that’s damaged.

Healthy Habits

  • Establishing a healthy habit of “Borrowing & Returning” is extremely valuable for our children. It’s something that, once learned, can save a lot of time and frustration. Assisting your child in this habit will go a long way in setting them up for success, as it pertains to so many situations in life.

Thank You Thank you to the many library volunteers! Your assistance is extremely helpful and valuable to me, and I truly appreciate the gift of your time.

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Mark West Middle School Charter information night

It's never too early to start thinking about your options for middle school. Mark West Charter is holding last information night for parents and students interested in learning more about our program.

Please join us for our hour long information session to learn about our program as well as meet the Vice Principal, teachers, and parents.

4600 Lavell Road

(Mark West Elementary Campus South of the Multi-purpose Room)

November 14th at 5:30pm in room C3

Applications are available in the MWCS office and online (

Please call the Mark West Charter School office at 707-524-2741 with any questions.

We have Oak tree starts

Come by the garden or see Ms. Trager to get one! They were started last year with acorns from the Oak trees around the school.

This week in pictures...

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