The Riebli Record

John B. Riebli Elementary School Newsletter--August 30, 2018

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What a week!

Time is flying by! Classes are in full swing. Students are taking their first quizes in math, participating in a science labs, reading novels, learning about Rules and Responsibilities from the Toolbox, and taking spelling tests. On August 30 and 31, students will be walking around the campus and reviewing the rules in the 5 main areas, Office, Blacktop, lunch area, bathrooms and hallways. Different staff members will be going over the rules with the students.

Students started having computer lab time this week (August 27). Our Library and PE program with NAA starts on September 4. Students are excited to check out books and see all the new books that were purchased over the summer.

Riebli is participating in the pilot of the new Langauge Arts curriculum. The following teachers will be attending a 1 day training for the pilot curriculum and then using it in their classrooms. They are Mrs. Dyche, Mrs. Bowman, Ms. Wheeler, Ms. Lambert, Ms. Jaco, Mrs. Gonyo, and Mrs. Kneis. Click here to read a parent letter from the district about the pilot.

As a staff, we have also been reviewing all of the emergency drills. We have reviewed our emergency team assignments and started working on evacution routes for the campus if they are needed.

Our PTA is working hard on our Walk-a-thon, which is on September 28. Students were sized for T-Shirts and they are getting ordered. The goal this year is $50,000 and the kick off will be September 7.

Enjoy your 3 day weekend and I can't wait to see everyone on Tuesday!

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Are you available to sub?

The district is in need of yard duty, office help, and student aide substitutes. If you have the time, or know someone who does, a quick application is available at the district office.
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Signs of Suicide Prevention Parent Night

Discussing topics such as depression, anxiety, and suicide can be very difficult, especially since we are not always sure what we can say or do to help others in our community. Talking about this subject with our children of middle school years (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade) can be uneasy, yet it is important that we know what to say and identify the signs of when someone is depressed, anxious or feeling hopeless. There are preventative steps that all of us can learn to help us to assist others, such as a relative, sibling, a child’s best friend, niece or nephew, when difficult situations arise in one’s life.

On September 12th, from 6-7pm at Mark West charter, we will be facilitating an evening meeting on the Signs of Suicide for parents and guardians. Mark West Union School District is implementing a preventative program in helping middle school age students, staff and parents in educating awareness around the signs of suicide.

In our district's goal to provide social - emotional supports, we are implementing a program called ACT:

-Acknowledge: Listen to your friend, don't ignore threats

-Care: Let your friend know you care

-Tell: Tell a trusted adult so they can help.

In Mid-September 2018, the counseling department will provide curriculum instruction on suicide awareness and prevention to all middle school age students (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade). The curriculum will be reviewed at this information meeting held on Wednesday, September 12. For more information, please contact Lionel C. Cooper at or Randi Keeton at

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