The Riebli Recorder

John B. Riebli Elementary School Newsletter-- August 2, 2018

Information about Mrs. Weber

Mrs. Weber, was injured yesterday in a motorcycle accident, which will prevent her from starting the year with us. She understands that people will want to contact her, but she wishes only for emails at this time. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return to the classroom as soon as possible.
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All Panthers are invited to enjoy a cold treat, meet Mrs. Todd, see old friends and make some new ones.


Riebli School staff has exciting plans and high expectations for your child’s learning. I know that you also have many hopes and dreams for your child’s success in school and beyond. To make sure those hopes and dreams are realized, I want to ask for your commitment to making sure your child attends school every day possible this year. The evidence is clear: children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school. High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement. This is true for every grade – elementary, middle, and high school students.

Every day counts! Missing school even 5% of the time has a significant negative impact on reading and math achievement as children progress through school. Students with good attendance performed better in math and reading. Children who had good attendance in Kindergarten through Grade 2 were more than twice as likely to score proficient on state math tests by the time they reached Grade 8 as their peers who missed more school. In reading, there were similar results.

As your child’s most influential teacher, I am asking for your support in helping your child get to school on time at 8:30 a.m. every day this year and is at school everyday. Your child needs to be in school and engaged in learning to reach his or her full potential. Yet, we realize that every family faces challenges. Please let me or your child’s teacher know if your family needs help dealing with a challenge to your child’s good school attendance. We will do our best to help you and your family ensure that your child’s school attendance stays on track.

Call your child in absent for every day he/she will not be in school and state if it is for medical or non-medical reasons.

The number for our attendance line is 524-2980, then press 3.

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Come see who is in your class and enjoy some dinner!

Welcome Ms. Grayhorse to our 5th Grade team!

Ms. Grayhorse comes to us from the Santa Rosa City School District, where she has been a teacher at Helen Lehman Elementary. She started her career as a substitute teacher in Lake County and ended up teaching 8th grade Math and Science at Lower Lake Elementary. When Ms. Grayhorse relocated to Sonoma County in 2016, she finished her student teaching with 6th grade at Washington School and Kindergarten at Helen Lehman. Last year, Ms. Grayhorse taught 6th grade at Helen Lehman.

She was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in Earth Science and Biology from UC Santa Cruz. Ms. Grayhorse received her Multiple Subject Teaching credential from the Cal State Teach prgram at CSU Monterey.

In her spare time she enjoys baking and cooking. Ms. Grayhorse loves the beach, even when it is cold. She has a miniature pincer that keeps her busy too. Robin's childhood summers were unique, ask her about them!

Ms. Grayhorse is excited to have Riebli join our staff.

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It’s time to take control and start the 2018-19 school year!

Wednesday Early Release

Yes, every Wednesday during the school year is a Minimum Day.

We have sent home schedules to all families, but we can’t get into your date books and computers to post reminders.

Please keep reminding your daycare providers, etc., that children in Kindergarten are dismissed at 12:42 p.m., children in grades 1-3 are dismissed at 1:02 and children in grades 4-6 are dismissed at 1:04.

Please make sure you pick up your children on time as there is no supervision 15 minutes after bell rings.

Join Our Wellness Committee!!

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy is developed/reviewed and updated by the wellness committee that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and other district staff. The Wellness Committee welcomes stakeholders interested in joining the committee to join our team and encourage a healthy lifestyle for students and staff. Please contact the district office (524-2972) or any school office if you would like to join our Team. Our next meeting will be held in the fall (date to be determined).

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Parents of Kindergarteners, come here about all the learning and fun your student will have this year.

Message from ECC

Dear Riebli Parents,

We want to update you on replacing the Extended Child Care classrooms on the Riebli campus. The building plans were submitted to the Department of State Architects (DSA) for approval on May 1, 2018 and were approved on July 19, 2018. As a result, we were unable to get a general contractor on board to begin prepping the site this summer.

Below is the tentative timeline for the next few months.

• August 6, 2018 – Phase I, temporary fencing will be installed around the work site

• August 14, 2018 – General Contractor bids are due

• August 21, 2018 – ECC Board of Directors will review bids and select general contractor

• September/October

· Phase II, temporary fencing will be installed to accommodate work trucks, etc.

· General contractor will coordinate site prep

• October/November – Modular classrooms placed onsite

• November/December – Contractor finishes work; rooms are furnished

• January, 2019 – New Center is open

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the construction will cause. We are working diligently with the MWUSD and all other parties involved to expedite the process and minimize disruption. We will keep you informed as the work develops. Thank you for your support!

Jason Riggs

Executive Director

Extended Child Care

1745 Copperhill Parkway, Suite #5

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


Fax (707) 222-6233